angel-monster | Phluxus2 Dance Collective


She is part angelic beauty, part monstrous seductress. She is hysterical, honest, old and nubile. Do you see her lilies and lotuses... or is she the dragon? We are angel-monsters.

angel-monster is a contemporary dance installation created 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. Driven from personal narratives, angel-monster is a contribution to the important social commentary around gender equality and the growing public stand against predators. Phluxus2 Dance Collective is an award winning Brisbane company known for creating boundary bashing contemporary work. angel-monster is their latest creation set to tour in 2019.


Friday 5 & Saturday 6 April 2019 | 9.30pm

Duration: 60 minutes (no interval)

Content Warning: 15+, Contains adult themes and sexual references.


Turbine Studio, Brisbane Powerhouse



*(plus booking fee)


Choreographer: Nerida Matthaei

Collaborative Performers: Hsin-Ju Ely, Lauren Graham, Essie Horn, Lauren Sherlock and Chiu-Ju Wang

Lighting Designer: Keith Clark

Sound Design: Andrew Mills

Producer: Sandi Woo

Set Design and Construction: Nerida Matthaei in collaboration with Rozina Suliman and Vilma Matilla


Nerida Matthaei | Choreographer

Nerida is an award winning choreographer, performer, researcher and producer, and the Artistic Director of Phluxus2Dance Collective.Her works include the machine that carries the soul, The Opposite of Prompt, chinese whispers/broken telephone, Boiling Point, de-generator, The Paratrooper Project, angel-monster and THE indepenDANCE PROJECTfor Phluxus2 Dance Collective,The Rat Trapand The Backup Servicefor Polytoxic Dance Theatre, ChoreoFUNK and Polarity II for Expressions Dance Company, The Wizard of Oz, Caligulaand We Will Not Kiss Touch Frighten You by The Danger Ensemble, Nearer TheGods, Once in Royal David’s City, My Name is Jimi, Constellations, Black Diggersand Macbethfor Queensland Theatre, Salonby Timothy Brown, Villianess and untitled for Liesel Zink, I Just Came To Say Goodbyeby The Good Roomand acclaimed Don’ts for Dancers.Recent highlights include working with The Crack Up Sisters on The Big Red Bashand Equidays, the Undisciplining Dance Symposium New Zealand, 2016 World Dance Alliance ChoreoLaband receiving the inaugural Lin Chin Awardfor Best Emerging Researcher at the World Dance Alliance Festival and Conference Korea. Nerida has most recently been apart of the choreographic team for the 2018 Commonwealth Games Opening Ceremony and completed a Doctorate of Creative Industries in choreographic recontextualisation.