Jaala Jensen | AUS – Tasmania
Jaala Jensen is a Tasmanian born independent dancer, currently residing in Melbourne. She practices contemporary movement and ideas, with a specific interest in the human mind, and complex emotions. Jaala has a great desire for performance and choreography and is working hard at finding her place in the contemporary world. Interested in high intensity movement, she looks to physically challenge herself in performance and self-practice.
Project | 1 November – 1 December 2019
A continued exploration of my experience being a woman in the arts and the perception of female sexuality.
Choreographed by Jaala Jensen Dancers: Emily Shoesmith and Jaala Jensen (Duet in Melbourne) | Solo in Sydney)
During R&D, I would like to begin developing a new idea exploring a range of different theories and concepts surrounding the human psyche. The human psyche is the totality of the human mind that helps us navigate through life. Sigmund Freud’s psychoanalytic theory of personality states that the three levels of our personalities are the conscious mind, the subconscious mind, and the unconscious mind. I would like to spend this time researching these theories in a movement context and create a work from that research. I would explore these ideas using dance as the primary medium, with some explorations of film involved.