A PORTRAIT OF JENNY
A 20-minute dance film exploring the character of "Jenny" from Bertolt Brecht's play "The Threepenny Opera" ("Die Dreigroschenoper.") In this version, Jenny lives for the cabaret stage and is dangerously in love with "Mac the Knife." It is a story of love, desire, pain, and transformation, and is meant to shed a light on the experience of those, who are so often left behind in the dark. This project was performed as my Senior Dance Thesis at Wesleyan University as a dance major graduation requirement. It was virtually premiered at the Center of the Arts Spring Senior Thesis Dance Concert "(un)doing to (be)come" on April 10, 2021.
Special thanks to my wonderful advisor Professor Patricia Beaman for constantly inspiring me, Justin Luchter for helping me with the music, my incredible mom for filming the project from start to end, and the entire Dance Department at Wesleyan University for their continued support and advice!