The Return of Mike & Claire Manumission
One half of the infamous quartet that founded the iconic Manumission party at Privilege in 1994, have made a welcome return to the artistic stage in Barcelona. Mike and Claire left Ibiza to broaden their horizons elsewhere after the failure to resurrect the Manumission brand at Pacha in 2014 where it came very close to becoming a reality on its 20th anniversary. A last minute breakdown in communications divided the quartet, with Andy and Dawn remaining at Pacha to promote the short lived Ibiza Rocks House concept and Mike and Claire heading to the ill fated Booom to launch their project Phantasmagoria. After moving their family to Barcelona, Mike and Claire are now involved with a Cocktail and Costume party entitled L’ homme Et La Femme at the 5 star Hotel Omm located near Gaudi’s La Pedrera.
The current stage show possesses the erotic elements that made Manumission infamous and it attracts a young crowd in their late 20’s and dirty thirties. Its an intimate affair, with toned and voluptuous bodies enjoying the pleasures of soft S&M – all the hallmarks of a good night out. After becoming disillusioned with the over commercialism of Ibiza and the high production costs of pulling an artistic project together, the pair are enjoying their new life in the Catalan capital. While we still miss them on the island, we wish them all the very best of luck with their new project. Catch episode four of the show Friday night.