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. angel-monster toured to sold out audiences in 2019 and featured in the 2020 American Versatility Dance Festival.
Critiqued as a monster hit, angel-monster is a contemporary dance installation created as a vehicle for confession and protest.
She is part angelic beauty, part monstrous seductress…
Do you see her lilies and lotuses… or is she the dragon?
"MONSTER HIT! This beautiful yet confronting dance theatre piece [is] cleverly woven together … The dancers were exceptional… Angel Monster is a brilliant piece of contemporary art!" – Brisbane Stage
Choreography and Direction: Dr Nerida Matthaei
Performers: Hsin-Ju Ely, Essie Horn, Lauren Graham, Lauren Sherlock and Chiu-Ju Wang
Costume Design: Nerida Matthaei
Set Design: Nerida Matthaei and Rozina Suliman
Lighting Design: Keith Clarke
Sound Design: Andrew Mills