Bhenji Ra is an interdisciplinary artist currently based on the stolen land of the Gadigal people of the Eora nation, Sydney Australia. Her practice combines dance, choreography, video, installation and club events. Her work is often concerned with the dissection of cultural theory and identity, centralizing her own personal histories as a tool to reframe performance. With an emphasis on occupation and at times collective action, her work plays with the multiplicities of spectacle while offering strategies to disrupt normativity and western dance convention. Collaboration is key to her work as she regularly accesses her own community as an essential critical voice. She is currently occupied with being the ‘Mother’ of a young, western Sydney based vogue house named ‘Slé’ whose work consists of hosting events and Balls for the intersections of community and performance.
Dancer and Video Artist