Befriending my Monster

There’s a monster in Luna’s belly, and it’s making her feel all sorts of things she doesn’t understand!

“I have a little monster,
Right inside my belly,
She tickles me so quickly
That I laugh and shake like jelly!
She has a little house there,
Number 33 Bellybutton Lane,
The grass is made of sticky slime,
And there’s even confetti for rain!”
Befriending My Monster invites children on a journey down belly button lane to explore those big feelings that they may not know how to talk about yet. In collaboration with playwright Grace Collender, dancer Mirela Romano and Somatic Trauma Therapist Patricia Bourke D’Souza, director and choreographer Selma Daniel explores the fields of universal emotions that all humans, no matter where or how we were raised, have in common.
30mins + Q&A

Suitable for children 4+

Additional Info

There is a social narrative available for this event. Some people find new places and events difficult and may find a social narrative helpful. You can find it here: Smock Alley Social Narrative

This work is supported by the Arts Council of Ireland in partnership with First Fortnight Festival, Solstice Arts Centre and Riverbank Arts Centre. Selma Daniel is Associated Artist with Solstice Arts Centre and supported by Meitheal: A Branar Initiative.

All spaces in Smock Alley are accessible by wheelchair. Please inform the box-office at the time of booking of your accessibility requirements. Boys’ School access is through the fire escape door which opens directly out on to Exchange St Lower. There is a step up to this door but we have a temporary ramp that we put out for access requirements. Smock staff will always be on hand to assist.

Image Credit: Kristian Mantalvanos

 

You can also find Befriending my monster at Red Rua Dublin, Meath, and Kildare.

Event Type

In Person

Venue

Smock Alley Theatre - Boy's School

Event Runs

8th -
9th January 2024

Event Schedule

Mon, 8 Jan, 2024. 10:00am
Mon, 8 Jan, 2024. 12:00pm
Tue, 9 Jan, 2024. 10:00am
Tue, 9 Jan, 2024. 12:00pm

Duration

30 mins

Tickets

€8

Event Type

In Person

Venue

Smock Alley Theatre - Boy's School

Event Runs

8th -
9th January 2024

Event Schedule

Mon, 8 Jan, 2024. 10:00am
Mon, 8 Jan, 2024. 12:00pm
Tue, 9 Jan, 2024. 10:00am
Tue, 9 Jan, 2024. 12:00pm

Duration

30 mins

Tickets

€8

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