Water on the Electric Stove

A story of transformation told though shadowplay, prosthesis, and simple apparatuses of illusion to create a sculpture in motion

A multidisciplinary performance of transformation told through shadowplay, prosthesis, sound, and simple apparatuses of illusion to create a sculpture in motion. This piece explores ways of capturing the body as a form that sets time in motion, conversing with influences such as Loie Fuller and the Lumiere Brothers, Erika Giovanna Klien of the Viennese Kinetic art movement, Martha Graham, and John Dowland.

A collaborative project directed by Chiara Hardy, performed principally by 2-time Olympic rhythmic gymnast Laura Zeng, and composed with original music and found sounds by Luca Scoppetta. 

Performed in the round, at the Dome. 

Runtime: 22 min

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Performance Dates & Times

December 8, 2022 - 8:00pm

December 8, 2022 - 9:30pm

December 9, 2022 - 5:30pm

December 9, 2022 - 7:30pm


The Dome at the Schwarzman Center

Patron Information

This performance is open to asymptomatic patrons with an up-to-date COVID-19 vaccination. Patrons should carry vaccination documentation and be prepared to show it if asked.



Production Team

Stage Manager
Luca Scoppetta-Stern
Visual Effects
Joji Baratelli
Lighting Team