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Portrait of Janine Oxenham
choreographer: global team | CHOREOGRAPHER: WOODITjUP / margaret river

Janine Oxenham

Janine is a Malgana Yamatji woman from the Shark Bay area in WA who studied dance at both NAISDA and WAAPA. She has choreographed and performed as a freelance contemporary Indigenous dancer for numerous projects and festivals on Yamatji country, including recent work for Houtman 400 Bullay – Open Your Eyes Festival Geraldton 2019 and the Shark Bay Rendezvous Festival 2018. She was fortunate to work with Yirra Yaakin on their project Hecate in 2019/2020 as the Movement Director.

Through a series of residencies across the Gascoyne area, Janine’s newest work will offer a perspective on country and community shared through dance and movement. The work will be presented as part of Gascoyne in May, an annual circuit of festivals celebrating and sharing local culture.