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contemporary dance piece by the guts company for 4
Lisanne Goodhue (CA), Michele Meloni (IT), Alexander Standard (GB), Hygin Delimat (PL).
Stefan Senf (DE)
Janine Hagedorn, Franziska Müller
Johanna Roggan (choreography)
Josefine Wosahlo (production management)
Patrick Lauckner (stage management, lighting)
Susann Schubert (rehearsal director)
Dana Bondartschuk (angel)
Luise Thiem (print design)
Benjamin Schindler (documentry)
MONSTER stays for an unnatural, usually ugly and frightening entity or malformation. Monstrosity isn't a physical property but an interpretation by human beings on terrifying otherness. However, otherness is omnipresent in a society which marks individualism as a duty of personality development. Human ineptitude on dealing with this contradiction leads to appeal and rejection of our fellow man within and towards society at the same time.
4 dancers, 4 monsters, 4 anxieties, one society. Every dancer takes a monster from cinema, literature or history to work on a concrete role model, finding parallels to their own experience and relating it to our surroundings. They might find power in this. They will have to let it out in a very rough manner. Through sensible movement mutations a connection towards our human behavior originates - it just needs a small shift to cross the border of monstrosity. MONSTERBOX reveals monster of our human society, the product of cohabitation. But who does define monstrosity, normality or neurotic behavior? Who is it to fix the borders? And who is it to control them?
MONSTERBOX | contemporary dance piece by the guts company | in coproduction with Societaetstheater Dresden, HELLERAU – European Center for the Arts Dresden, Espaço do Tempo Montemor-o-Novo and büro für tanz I theater I produktionen | supported by Landeshauptstadt Dresden – Amt für Kultur und Denkmalschutz