McLarnon cre­at­ing great body of work

Western Suburbs Weekly - - Dance - Tanya MacNaughton

PERTH dancer Jake McLarnon will per­form in his first pro­fes­sional home­town show when he re­turns next week with Aus­tralian Dance Theatre for a sea­son of Be Your Self.

McLarnon (21) has been at the South Aus­tralian-based con­tem­po­rary dance com­pany for a year, af­ter grad­u­at­ing from WAAPA in 2013.

“It’s such a great en­vi­ron­ment to be in and the peo­ple are some of the best I’ve ever worked with,” he said.

“The works we get to do make it an ex­hil­a­rat­ing job. You spend half your life train­ing to be part of a com­pany and to be part of a com­pany like this is amaz­ing.”

ADT were last in Perth in 2013 with a sold-out sea­son of G, and Be Your Self seems a pow­er­ful fol­low-up, ex­plor­ing what it is to be ‘you’, set to an elec­tronic mu­sic score.

Choreographed by artis­tic direc­tor Garry Ste­wart and ADT dancers, the piece looks at the work­ings of our body and emo­tional states.

“The com­pany is known for be­ing very phys­i­cal and de­mand­ing.”

Jake McLarnon.

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