BY JENNI LARGE
White Woman explores duality through the lens of femininity and privilege. Efforts to identify, attempts to dissolve personal and societal prejudices, a reclamation of body. Dualities are extrapolated through the choreography between form and context. A clashing of abstract and literal representations of privilege and the sexualised body. Obscure juxtapositions between empowerment/objectification and superiority/oppression.
What can we learn from opposition? Will we ever transcend the everyday barriers of class, race, sex, sexuality, property, profession, age, ability, religion…? What exists in-between our relevant distinctions? Do we need to dissolve form to transform?
Jenni Large – Choreographer & Performer
Alisdair Macindoe – Sound design
Frankie Snowden – Mentor
Daniel Riley – Mentor
Hero image by Amber Haines.
23 September – 11 October 2019
Jenni Large is a dancer, teacher and emerging choreographer who trained at the Western Australian Academy of Performing Arts graduating with the Hawaiian award for Most Outstanding Student. Jenni has performed extensively throughout Australia with companies and independent artists, including Sue Peacock, Aimee Smith, Isabella Stone, Rhiannon Newton, Leigh Warren & Dancers, Prying Eye Productions, Dance Makers Collective, Tasdance (2012-13) and Dancenorth (2015-present). Since joining Dancenorth highlights include touring nationally and internationally works by Alisdair Macindoe, Ross McCormack, Stephanie Lake, Lee Searle, Lucy Guerin, Gideon Obarzanek, Kyle Page and Amber Haines. In 2017 Jenni also undertook the role of Assistant Rehearsal Director. As an emerging choreographer Jenni has created a few short works; The Ultimate Human Seduction (The Dance Makers Collective, 2013); The Untitled Lion Project (Jack Ziesing, 2015); Baby Heaven Love Voice (Dancenorth’s Tomorrow Makers, 2017), and has more recently been developing a solo work White Woman.