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).
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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
Foundation “Novi Sad 2021 – European Capital of Culture”
Secretary for Culture, City of Novi Sad
Erste Bank a.d.Novi Sad
Film by Canal180.
Camera: Ivana Pejak, Marcel Bugiel, Tibor Varga and Aleksandar Ramadanović. Photography: Aleksandar Ramadanović and Ivan Posavec