Director, Choreographer & performer: Jenni Large
Collaborating performer: Amber McCartney
Sound designer: Anna Whitaker
Lighting designer: Adelaide Harney
Sculptural fabricator: Jemima Lucas
Costume Design: Michelle Boyde
Dramaturgy: Ashleigh Musk
Research Assistant/Curator: P. Eldridge
Understudy: Nikki Tarling
Secondements: Cassandra Tattersall
Supported by Dancehouse, Chloe Munro Fellowship through The Australian Cultural Fund and Creative Australia. 

Initial Development was commissioned by the 2022 Keir Choreographic Award through Phillip Keir and Australia Council for the Arts, supported by Dancehouse and Carriage Works.

Premiere soon! Dancehouse July 4-13, Naarm/Melbourne

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Wet Hard Long is the extended version of Jenni’s 2022 Keir Choreographic People’s Choice Award winning work Wet Hard.

Exploring the effort required to disrupt the limits and expectations placed on women in a physical feat between body, apparatus, 8-inch heels and water. Two women smear across an other-worldly landscape, straddling the tension between perfection and failure, in an elaborately difficult undertaking that demands stamina and resilience. Toying with the edges of power and subjugation, Wet Hard Long pays tribute to the enduring qualities of the feminine and the resilience required to rattle the patriarchy.


The initial work, ‘Wet Hard’ was the winner of the 2022 Keir Choreographic People’s Choice Award. (Premiere season June 23 - July 2 2022, Dancehouse Naarm & Carriage Works Gadigal Land)

Written Interview by Chelsea Hopper
Film Interview

Reviews of Wet Hard for KCA:

“Large and fellow performer Amber McCartney executed a series of ultra-difficult physical feats in a bid to upend societal expectations. With exceptionally strong performances, this slick affair... its composition and pacing delivered sharp imagery and a quietly powerful punch.”
- Rhys Ryan, Dance Australia

“Large and Amber McCartney slowly stalk forwards on the floor, they’ve transformed from two-legged to four, and later, a hybrid eight, with immense core strength. In doing so, they truly “disrupt the limits and expectations placed upon female bodies.” Fit the mould, the female body, the world over, is a contested terrain. What do we do now to bring about structural transformation? We act. We redraw the map.”
- Gracia Haby, Fjord Review

“I envisaged slowly spilling quicksilver, emphasised through slow crawls and upended pedalling motions to sharp culinary implements wielded by either butchers (or maniacs) when precariously balancing in mirrored jack knifed positions, to the broken shards of looking glasses offering the illusion of a thousand tiny refracted facets, and lastly as circuits firing along an information freeway into the ether... the power of simply standing in the shoes as the lights died made me... just stare at those platforms in amazement that anything could so gracefully be achieved.”
- Vicky Van-Hout, Form Dance Projects - blogger in residence

Image credits:
Gregory Lorenzutti