Rebecca Jenson

'Helping Hand' by Mark Harvey, part of Liveworks Festival of Experimental Art, 2017. Photograph by Lucy Parakhina.
'Helping Hand' by Mark Harvey, part of Liveworks Festival of Experimental Art, 2017. Photograph by Lucy Parakhina.

About

Rebecca's practice is rooted in dance and choreography, but takes whatever form it needs to in order to express an idea, working with elements from other disciplines. Alongside her solo practice, the last 10 years have seen her working as a dancer with choreographer Jo Lloyd and making collaborative work with Sarah Aiken, including participatory project Deep Soulful Sweats,

Rebecca’s works with a collage-like approach, assembling and layering images, narratives, structures, symbolism - learning physicalities and ‘recycling’ materials. Unfolding in theatres, galleries, and unconventional spaces, presentations have included Dance Massive 2015/17, Next Wave Festival 2014, Kier Choreographic Award finals 2016, MPavillion 2018/19, Blindside Gallery 2019, Venice Bienalle College Dance 2018, Dark MOFO, Spring 1883 Windsor Hotel 2016.

Rebecca holds an enduring commitment to bringing people together. Building both small and large ensembles and working collaboratively in devising work. I generate improvisational scores that examine social and ecological systems, explored through works Deep Sea Dances, Pose Band and Sink Hole with Jess Gall and Arini Byng. These projects seek to create temporary sites for inclusive and meaningful connections between those involved.

Rebecca supplements her practice by sharing and exploring ideas through teaching dance at Lucy Guerin Inc, Chunky Move, and VCA and running PO$$E dance and reading group. She works to embody the specificity and liveness of what she calls “dancerly” thinking; complex, change-oriented, contradictory and non-linear. The performance is a bi-product of the process, I value and pay attention to transitions and spaces between.

Performance Space Experimental Choreographic Residency 2021


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Past Programs

Dolphin Caller 2

CALL OUT: ARTIST WORKSHOP with REBECCA JENSEN

May 26 - May 26

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