“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
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
The Beatles: Lucy In The Sky With Diamonds
Musical Editing & Sound Design: Reut Yehudai
Costume Design & Making: Tommer Halperin
Light and Stage Design: Amir Castro
Rehearsal Director & Artistic Advice: Melanie Berson
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.