BY JENNI LARGE
White Woman is a contemporary dance work exploring the broadly held dichotomy of women as inferior and white as superior. Utilising dance and the environment, Jenni Large magnifies obscure juxtapositions between empowerment/objectification and superiority/oppression.
White Woman questions our increasingly unstable global political climate. Racism, classism, gender inequality and other non-progressive ideologies are championed by influential leaders and governing forces, yet these agendas are contrasted by immensely positive progressions in new wave feminism, marriage, and race equality emerging throughout the world.
White Woman seeks to explore the instability and possibility between positive change and negative stoicism through absurdity and irony, inviting viewers to reflect on their privilege, prejudice and contribution.
Jenni Large – Choreographer & Performer
Alisdair Macindoe – Sound design
Frankie Snowden – Mentor
Daniel Riley – Mentor
Hero image by Amber Haines.
23 September – 11 October
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.