she is part angelic beauty, part monstrous seductress. She is hysterical, honest, old and nubile. We are partly experiential and partly realist. We are angel-monsters.
angel-monster is a new contemporary dance installation in development, unpacking what it is to be female. An all female cast of collaborators, led by Nerida Matthaei, invite you to enter a discussion. Do you see her lillies and lotuses... or is she the dragon?
angel-monster is an honest, grotesque and nurturing representation of current issues surrounding what it is to be female, contributing to current discourse surrounding contemporary choreographic practice and cultural expressions of protest. angel-monster is the culmination of a doctoral research project developed across three stages with outcomes between 2013 to date. The overall project has sought to recontextualise and re-route the choreographic self through practice-led experimentation developing newfound principles of practice utilised in the creation of new work. angel-monster was shown in Nov 2016 and performed in Canberra as part of the BOLD Festival in early 2017. The work is set to be presented in the 2018 Supercell Dance Festival program. Details to be announced soon.