Trace Elements image by Matthew Andrews
Janine is a Brighton-based choreographer, performer and movement director working across theatre, dance and cabaret. She creates performances for both indoor spaces (theatres, club-nights, cabaret venues) and outdoor spaces (public squares, parks, on the streets, promenade performances).
She is currently interested in the different ways we physically manifest emotions / emotional turbulence, and how our bodies negotiate this. Janine draws on a variety of choreographic processes and dance vocabularies, enabling her to work with a range of people including trained dancers, theatre-makers, circus performers and members of the public. Janine has collaborated with a range of artists and is part of the dance-comedy double act The Two Wrongies.
In 2016 Janine’s solo Trace Elements was selected to be part of the Tanzmesse International Showcase. In 2016 / 2017 she worked as a performer with choreographer Jonathan Burrows and composer Matteo Fargion on the development of Any Table Any Room. Since 2018 she has been performing in Extremely Pedestrian Chorales by choreographer Karl Jay-Lewin and composer Matteo Fargion. This work was part of the British Council Showcase at the Edinburgh Fringe Festival 2019 and will be touring Scotland in Spring 2020. During 2020 Janine will be continuing her work with performance and video artist Paula Varjack as movement director on #thebabyquestion and I,Melania (with Chuck Lowry).
Janine is a qualified Otago Exercise leader. The Otago method is an evidence based falls prevention programme.
Alongside her creative practice, Janine is currently Assistant Producer Artist Development at South East Dance. In 2021 they will be launching The Dance Space, a new home of dance in the centre of Brighton.