Adelina Larsson Mendoza
Adelina is an award-winning Swedish/Mexican choreographer, curator, producer, and educator. She works and lives on the land of the Wadandi people – the traditional custodians of Wooditjup/Margaret River, WA.
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 for performing arts companies presenting at Melbourne International Arts Festival, Federation Square, Perth Festival, Sydney Opera House, The State Theatre Centre of WA, Australian Institute of Sport, The Canberra Theatre Centre, PICA, The Lock Up, and Fremantle Arts Centre.
Adelina is the founder and director of Strange Attractor – a nationally recognised interdisciplinary lab and residency for professional artists.
Strange Attractor key-collaborations and partnerships include Powerhouse Museum, CSIRO, Sydney Festival, Critical Path Choreographic Centre, Sydney Environment Institute, ANU and University of Sydney and University of Technology facilitated by highly-esteemed facilitators such as David Pledger, Astrida Neimanis, Bek Conroy, Margie Medlin and Natalie Cursio.
As the Associate Artist and long-term collaborator with BighART arts and social change company, Adelina has worked nationally on the projects since 2013, contributing to the creative direction of the company. Most recently Adelina is the Associate Director of Punkaliyarra presenting in the 2023 Perth Festival.
Adelina was invited as the Associate Artist of Critical Path Choreographic Centre where she produced and curated several inter-cultural publications, events and residencies (2017-2019).
In 2020 she was the Co-director of ReadyMade Works – an artist-led centre for independent dance practice based in Sydney.
Adelina was recently awarded the Regional Arts WA Artist Fellowship to support her practice.
She is currently an Artist in Residence at Fremantle Art Centre developing her most recent choreographic work Min Folkdans.