angel-monster is a contemporary dance installation created by Nerida Matthaei and Phluxus2 Dance Collective. As a vehicle for confession and protest, the work reveals experiences of what it is to be female in the face of juxtaposing campaigns such as the #idontneedfeminismbecause and #metoo. Derived from personal narratives, angel-monster is a contribution to the important social commentary around gender equality and the growing public stand against predators.
Phluxus2 Dance Collective is an award-winning Brisbane company known for creating boundary bashing contemporary work. angel-monster is their latest creation set to tour in 2019.
She is part angelic beauty, part monstrous seductress. She is hysterical, honest, old and nubile. Do you see her lillies and lotuses... or is she the dragon?
We are angel-monsters.
Choreographer: Nerida Matthaei
Collaborative Performers: Hsin-Ju Ely, Essie Horn, Lauren Graham, Lauren Sherlock and Chiu-Ju Wang.
Lighting Designer: Keith Clark
Sound Design: Andrew Mills
Production Coordinator: Teegan Kranenburg
Set Design and Construction: Nerida Matthaei in collaboration with Rosina Sullivan and Vilma Matilla.