The Dappled Light Project
a performance installation project

Drawn by their shared fascination with light and the body, video artist June Gersten Roberts and dance artist Michelle Man explore visual  and choreographic responses to the palpable presence of dappled light.
For the past two years the artists have been gathering  physical, digital and danced material in wooded locations in Lancashire and Yorkshire. Drawing  together their  experiences of dappled light, the artists create moving video and live dance performance installations. 
Each installation for the Dappled Light Project is designed specially for the location of the performance,  offering intimate site responsive performance installations that engage the audience with the immediacy of a dappled light experience. 
The Dappled Light Project offers a place to dwell, absorb and observe, bringing  performers and audience members closer to memories and sensations of dappled light.
Music for these performances has been specifically composed by Howard Haigh, providing a shimmering sound scape of fluttering guitars and ukulele.

The Dappled Light Project is available for exhibition and performance.
Up coming dates include TATE, Liverpool in February 2017.

June Gersten Roberts
Michelle Man
Howard Haigh
​​June comes to video making with over twenty years’ experience as a dance maker. Many of her videos explore solitary and meditative experiences, often in secluded places, focusing on sensory responses and close observation of incidental movement, touch, surface and skin. Her work plays with repetition and ambiguity, rupturing the familiar surfaces of filmic frames and linearity, to free spaces for a haptic interplay between body, place and texture. 

The dynamic exchanges of artistic sharing are in the blood–stream of June’s processes. Collaborative projects include Best Day   with visual artist Mary Stark, investigating bridal fantasies and tactile approaches to video and installation.  Recent projects with Turvey World Dance include Body Stories and Words Are Not Enough, integrating dance, video and visual art in gallery- based performances. 

June lectures in Dance at Edge Hill University.
Michelle has developed a career in dance for over twenty-seven years, where performing, choreographing, teaching and writing have become inseparable. She works across a diverse range of contexts and disciplines that include contemporary dance, circus, theatre and music performance.

From 1989-2012, Michelle lived and worked in Madrid where she directed her own company Michelle Man & Friends collaborating extensively with composers, architects, designers, musicians and multi-media artists. As a freelance choreographer she has worked for the Teatro de la Zarzuela, el Teatro Real, C.D.N, la Presidencia del Gobierno de España, Teatro Circo Price, and in a wide range of community based projects.  Commissioned work, interdisciplinary projects and research have taken her to Spain, France, Latvia, Italy, Brazil, Chile and Korea. 

She is currently based in NW where she is Lecturer in Dance at Edge Hill University. She is also a PhD candidate at the GSA,  University of Surrey under the supervision of Dr. Rachel Hann.

In his long and varied career Howard has performed for H.M. The Queen of England; played his music on BBC TV's Blue Peter; had choral compositions performed at The Queen Elizabeth Hall; worked as a Dance Accompanist at Laban Trinity, Pineapple Dance Studios, Rambert and English National Bal​let; danced on German TV with Gloria Gaynor; appeared as a crazy guitar-playing guard in an Ed Wright comedy series; slapped his cheeks and drummed on his thighs on BBC Radio 3 and 4; toured theatres and concert halls throughout Europe; and had his music played and broadcast all over the world.

Howard plays solo Spanish guitar, in a Duo,  and is a member of various dynamic and exciting groups: Men of the Hour - a flexible line-up featuring original music by Howard Haigh, mixing Jazz, Latino, and music of the moment Baksheesh - Stonking groove-based East European-style Gipsy Band; GECKO BEACH Trip Hop Flamenco
The Moonlight Gazette Folksy mix featuring guitar and mandolin. He is also a member of London-based Leibniz-Lab Arts Collective.