Jordine Raine Cornish

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Jordine is an Australian performer, choreographer and yoga facilitator based in Tel Aviv, Israel.

 

Spanning across contemporary dance, musical theatre and video art Jordine’s artistic work embraces cross-disciplinary collaboration creating fantastical worlds of body, object and sound.

From a Western Australian beginning to making a home in Tel Aviv, Israel, she’s been making dances in distinct landscapes and with a diverse group of people across generations. Excited by cultural exchange Jordine has worked extensively in Australia, Europe and Israel.

Jordine has been resident choreographer at The Freezer Theatre in West Iceland since 2015. Collaborating with a team of world-wide artists The Freezer Theatre’s musical ‘Journey to the Centre of the Earth’ received critical acclaim.  

★★★★★
"Journey to the centre of the earth is the best ... Better than Hamilton"
The Grapevine

★★★★
"This show takes the audience wherever it wants and never lets go. Great execution"

- The Morning Paper

In this radical musical the audience is taken on  an exciting trip down a fantastical glacier where top class comedy acting meets dancing, a lot of singing and a big group of local children that provide the show with it's unique feel good factor. Discover more at: https://www.thefreezerhostel.com/journey

 

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Jordine graduated with a Post Graduate Diploma in performance creation (Choreography) 2012 and a Bachelor of Dance 2010 from the Victorian College of the Arts, University of Melbourne, Australia. Se was awarded the Dr Phillip Law scholarship in 2010 to undertake a European study tour. Jordine was the scholarship recipient of SMASH Berlin in 2013 and went on to perform with Arch 8 Dance Company, Netherlands on the show ‘Connect the Dots’.

Working extensively in arts education world wide Jordine values imaginative play as a way of making sense of the world. Her approach to creating on, with or for young audiences is not about simplifying things, but about investigating and sharpening the facets of artistic practice further. Valuing work that is not spoon-fed to the audience she's fascinated with interactivity, spectacle and participation.

Jordine is part of the Dedicated Performing Arts Team at TASIS (The American School in Switzerland) where she works with young people from over 50+ countries around the world. In 2011 she was the Dance and Drama Specialist Teacher at Parkfield Primary School (Western Australia) and most recently in 2018 she taught dance within Bialik Rogozin Campus, Tel Aviv to immigrant and refugee youth of Israel.

 

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Jordine is currently developing two new works for Hellisandur’s Street Art Festival in Iceland to be presented June 21st & 22nd.

Contact: jordine.raine@gmail.com