“The pursuit of the ideal body alienates us from the body itself”

Three women scan their bodies from head to toe searching for memories: a scar, an imprint, a story. In their bodies they find a map of their own human experience, both physical and emotional. Revealed are untold tales of experiences and transformations throughout their lives. they discover that all the while they rise up against their own bodies and nature.

In an attempt to adhere to unwritten codes, the three women try to find their place in a society that perceives the ever-changing female body as a source of danger. The women in Monster are criticizing the  ideal body conventions and behavior and trying to accept their ever changing self with more freedom and with less fear of what others will think...  

Premiere: 1/9/18, Tmuna Theatre, Tel Aviv

By: Sharon Vazanna

Dancers collaborators: Dana Zeharia, Tamar Sonn, Tal Nof

Original cast: Dana Zeharia, Shira Ben Uriel, Chen Shalev

Music:

Nina Simone: Feeling Good

Reut Yehudai: Oneg - Original Music

Peter Ilyich Tchaikovsky: The Sleeping Beauty – Introduction, Prologue. Performed by Charles Dutoit & the Montreal Symphony Orchestra

Umm Kalthoum: El Atlall 

Lipps Inc (original): Funkytown

Franz Liszt: Liebestraum

Portishead: SOS

The Beatles: Lucy In The Sky With Diamonds

Musical Editing & Sound Design: Reut Yehudai

Costume Design & Making: Tommer Halperin, Haya Geiman

Light and Stage Design: Amir Castro, Ofer Laufer

Rehearsal Director & Artistic Advice: Melanie Berson, Noa Shiloh


The creation was made possible through the generous contributions of The Israeli Choreographers Association, The Israeli Culture Ministry, The Tel Aviv Jaffa Municipality, Tmuna Theatre and The Pais Foundation.

SHARON VAZANNA BODY IN DANCE

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