Choreographer/Performer/Producer: Jenni Large Collaborating Performers: Georgia Rudd, Ashlegih Musk, Amber McCartney, Erin O’Rourke 
Internship Dancer: Ebony Nichols
Sound Designer/Performer: Anna Whitaker
Costume & Set Designer: Michelle Boyde
Lighting Designer/Production Manager: Chris Jackson
Stage Manager: Grace Roberts
Auspice & Producing Partner: Tasdance
Presenting Partners: Mona Foma 2023
Venue Partners: Theatre North

First Night Residency Collaborators: Bella Hood & Liesel Zink

This project has been made possible by the Australian Government's Regional Arts Fund through a Dancenorth 4 Walls and a Floor residency,Arts QLD Judith Wright Centre First Night Showcase Residency Program, RANT ARTS, Arts Tasmania and the Australia Council for the Arts. 

PREMIERE AT MONA FOMA 2023 Feb 17-19, Earl Arts Centre, Launceston, lutruwita/TAS

Concerned with the impacts that consumerism and capitalism have on female bodies, ‘Body Body Commodity’ subverts objectification and rattles patriarchal conventions. Playfully asserting the profundities of feminine strength, grief and sensuality.

Five celebrated female dancers; Amber McCartney, Ashleigh Musk, Georgia Rudd, Erin O'Rourke & Jenni Large and award winning sound designer Anna Whitaker animate a mass of pastel foam objects that litter the performance space, ‘exploiting and embracing their habitat’ the lines between object, body, power and product blurs. Galvanised by Anna Whitaker’s live sound design this is a visceral, visual, defiant and explicit demonstration of feminine fury and power. 


Body Body Commodity... is evidence of what is possible when an artist of experience and skill is supported to craft a project of scale and ambition. A contemporary dance work of transformative grace, skilled grotesqueries and unfiltered physical female power.”

“Body Body Commodity moves relentlessly towards emblematic and pornographic gestures of male desire. The dancers hold their fists high as they jerk and writhe, their gaze never leaving the faces of all of us who watch. Its uncomfortable, defiant, explicit and absurd all the tropes of sex, and the performance of it, are laid bare.”
~ Arts Hub, Jane Woolland

“Large is not disguising her message and the audience is witnessing a deep-seated frustration with the way female bodies are so often viewed and portrayed. Skilful and at times beautifully understated, the performances from each member of this very strong ensemble build the palpable anger in this work.”
~ Dance Australia, Lesley Graham

Dance Australia Interview - ‘Choreographer Focus’ Jenni Large on creating ‘Body Body Commodity’

Photos by Gabriel Comerford