Adelina Larson Mendoza
Adelina is an award-winning Swedish/Mexican choreographer, curator, producer, performer and educator. She works and lives on the land of the Wadandi people - the traditional custodians of Wooditjup Margaret River in the South West of Western Australia.
She trained at Stockholm University of the Arts, DOCH and CODARTS, Rotterdam. Since moving to Australia in 2007 she has worked in remote and regional communities and choreographed and performed for performing arts companies presenting at Melbourne International Arts Festival, Federation Square, Sydney Opera House, The State Theatre Centre of WA, Australian Institute of Sport, The Canberra Theatre Centre, Perth Institute of Contemporary Arts (PICA), The Lock Up, Newcastle and Fremantle Arts Centre.
Adelina has worked with David Pledger, Not yet it’s difficult (NYID), creative director, Scott Rankin and BighART arts and social change company since 2014, Ql2 Dance, Critical Path, STRUT, Link and artists like Margie Medlin, Bek Conroy, Rhiannon Newton, Andrew Morrish, Deborah May, Trevor Jamieson, Yumi Umiumare, David Corbet, Sarah Kaur, Paschal Daantos Berry, Maitland Schnaars and Shoeb Sia Ahmad.
Adelina is the founder and director of Strange Attractor Lab - an interdisciplinary lab that focuses on experimentation and artistic research. As part of a collaboration between the Powerhouse Museum (Museum of Applied Arts and Sciences), Sydney Festival and Critical Path Choreographic Centre for Research, Adelina produced Choreographic Lab_Hacking the Anthropocene (2019) engaging facilitator and artist Bek Conroy and invited guests Dr Astrida Neimanis (Dept Gender and Cultural Studies, Uni Syd) and Kenneth McLeod (Research associate, UTS Business School).