Commission: We Are Not Monsters

Led by Dalibor Šandor, a Serbian learning disabled performer and director, ‘We Are Not Monsters’ is a powerful performance commissioned through Europe Beyond Access that challenges the marginalisation and discrimination experienced by disabled people in society.

Made with support from renowned French choreographer Xavier Le Roy, dramaturg Marcel Bugiel, Per.Art and a team of creatives (full list below), this performance emerged from Šandor’s love of the horror genre as well as an urgent need to address the social exclusion of disabled people and misunderstandings about disability.

This is a unique piece of theatre presented amongst the historic paintings of an art gallery (its premiere took place in Gallery of Matica Srpska, Novi Sad).

Available for bookings from 2021.

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Idea: Dalibor Šandor
Made by: Xavier Le Roy, Scarlet Yu, Alexandre Achour, Olivera Kovačević Crnjanski, Dalibor Šandor and Saša Asentić
In collaboration with: Frosina Dimovska, Dunja Crnjanski and Marcel Bugiel
Performed by: Saša Asentić, Alexandre Achour, Marko Bašica, Snežana Bulatović, Dunja Crnjanski, Frosina Dimovska, Đorđe Hrubenja, Snežana Kolarić, Olivera Kovačević Crnjanski, Aleksandra Marković, Beata Perge, Mihailo Petrović, Marko Rošulov, Xavier Le Roy, Marina Sremački, Jelena Stefanoska, Dalibor Šandor, Natalija Vladisavljević, Anja Vučević

Production: Per.Art and Association Le Kwatt
Partner: The Gallery of Matica Srpska  

Supported by:
Foundation “Novi Sad 2021 – European Capital of Culture”
Secretary for Culture, City of Novi Sad
Erste Bank a.d.Novi Sad
Neofyton d.o.o

Film by Canal180.

Camera: Ivana Pejak, Marcel Bugiel, Tibor Varga and Aleksandar Ramadanović. Photography: Aleksandar Ramadanović and Ivan Posavec 

Extra resources

In the press:

TV Channel 9, Novi Sad: 20 Years of Inclusion in Art

Serbian national TV, Radio Television of Vojvodina 

Dalibor Šandor and Sasa Asentić on the show Novi Dan, N1 TV


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