land | jenny larsson

about the artist

Jenny Larsson was born on the slopes of a small mountain village in Northern Sweden, and spent her youth enjoying outdoor activities such as skiing, reveling in the thrill of speed and movement, which she was later to enjoy as a dancer. After graduating from the University of Dance and Circus in Stockholm, life and dance has taken her through Spain, Thailand, and New York, before coming to South Florida in 2007. In 2012, she completed her Master of Fine Arts in Dance (MFA) at the University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee. She is currently on the faculty at the Performing and Visual Arts Department of Broward Collage. Jenny has received an Emerging Choreographer Award in 2011, the University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee’s Chancellors and Regents Award for Outstanding Achievement in 2012, and the Creative Investments Program Grant from Broward County Cultural Division in 2013, 2014, and 2015. She’s been commissioned by Miami Light Project's Here & Now, Girls’ Club, and Pioneer Winter Collective's Grass Stains fellowship to produce new work for 2016. Jenny Larsson is also a January 2017 resident artist through AIRIE (Artists in Residence in Everglades).

about the performance

Performance Dates
Saturday, October 15, 2016 - 10:00 AM and 11:00 AM
Sunday, October 16, 2016 - 10:00 AM and 11:00 AM

Location
Florida International University - Nature Preserve
11200 Southwest 8 Street
Miami, FL 33199

Choreography and Direction
Jenny Larsson

Performers
Roxana Barba, Jenna Balfe, Rachel Carrol, Jennifer Martin, Ana Mendez, Sergio Mora, Tal Shibi, Merzili Villanueva, Marie Whitman, Nikki Rollason

Musicians
Maria Theresa Barbist, Charlie Zuckerman, Ivan Malespin, Ali Darvish

Naturalist
Aleme Benissoit, Courtesy of FIU and the Office of University Sustainability 

Synopsis
Land brings awareness to the issues of human sprawl, land rights, and how nature is affected by development. The work responds to the following: Who owns the land? Where is my land? Do you carry your land within as you go, and does it call you back to a specific place?

live performance documentation

still images