Soprano | Artist | Creative Producer
Spirit Orphan is Jenna's first original work as an independent artist and performer and is a site-responsive, community-engaged opera and dance work in response to the 2019 bushfire and evacuation experiences in her community of Beechmont in the Gold Coast Hinterland.
Spirit Orphan is in research & development (R&D) phase until end of August 2020. R&D phase includes research, community engagement and a residency with composer Corrina Bonshek.
Jenna is being mentored through this process as a Generate GC Artist; a bespoke, competitive program for exceptional early and mid-career artists to develop new, site-specific works.
Corrina Bonshek, Composer
Emma Porteus, Artistic Director, Salamanca Arts Centre & Situate - Art in Festivals (Generate GC)
Liesel Zink (Choreographer & Dramaturg)
Sam Creyton, Arts & Culture, City of Gold Coast
Anna Young, Producer, Generate GC
Lower Beechmont and Beechmont community
Aunty Dr Mary Graham, Kombumerri Elder
Lesley Aitchison, family ancestry research
Generate GC is a City of Gold Coast initiative delivered in partnership with the internationally acclaimed Salamanca Arts Centre program Situate - Art in Festivals. Residency with Corrina Bonshek is made possible by the Australian Government through Arts Queensland.
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