“We Are The Monsters” is a humorous dance performance for children aged 4-8 that can be enjoyed by all audiences. Join the fantastical journey through the monster world as curious creatures appear and disappear moving in strange and impossible ways.
A monster species represents a microcosm of society where different creatures inhabit a shared space. This space is conceived as a landscape constructed out of cardboard boxes, in contrast to the fantasy of the monsters, these objects suggest the ‘homemade’ and an experience of everyday life. The costumes in “We are the monsters” not only create the monster figure but also a new logic of movement e.g. an upside down figure that appears to walk on its hands and defy gravity or a body with 4 legs. The performance is accompanied by a 45 minute post show workshop that involves drawing , movement and sound to extend the experience of the performance and the imaginary of monsters.
CONCEPT & CHOREOGRAPHY: Colette Sadler Born Glasgow, 1974. Trained in Classical Ballet at the Scottish Ballet, then completed a BA (Hons) at The Laban Centre London. On graduation she was a member of Transitions Dance Company 94. She worked internationally as a dancer between 1995-2002 with choreographers including Jeremy James, Liz Aggis, Bebeto di Cidra and with Cia Vicente Saez.
In 2002 she founded her own company, Stammer Productions. Since 2006 she regularly tours her choreographic work to festivals and venues across the UK and Europe. In 2009 she was International Associate Artist in Dance Ireland, Dublin. In 2010 she began to collaborate with Dance4 and work in the East-Midlands. Colette Sadler LTD is now located at College Street Nottingham. In autumn 2013 she had a residency at Critical Path Sydney, Australia. This October saw the company in Bucharest for the eXplore Dance Festival working on a new children’s project, Ghost: A Real Cartoon.
Her works reflect a conceptually motivated and interdisciplinary approach to making performance and dance. Works include: dDumY: another myself (2006), The Making of Doubt (2008), Musical (2009), I not I (2011), Variations #1 (On Order And Anarchy), (2013), We Are The Mons- ters (a work for younger audiences, 2014) and Notebook Series (2014) in collaboration with German stage designer Philine Rinnert. Her works for theatre and gallery contexts have been presented Internationally , including: Tramway, Glasgow, British Dance Edition; Impuls Tanz Vienna; Tanz Nacht, Berlin, alongside the British Art Show; Performatik Festival Kaai Theatre Brussels; CAMPO, Ghent; Dusseldorf Visual Art Quadrennial, Kunst Im Tunnel. Sadler writes and has published essays on her work and regularly gives master classes and workshops. Recent invitations include: Critical Path, Sydney, Australia (2014) and Freie University, Berlin, (2015).