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Category Archives: Performance and Theatre

Last month I was in Canberra – the best time of year to be in Canberra, did you know…the weather is superb and it’s the time of year when Canberra celebrates becoming the capital. This year is particularly special because it’s 100 years since Lady Denman officially opened the city as the capital and named […]

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Recently I met the beautiful Elise Drinkwater. She’s graduated from the Victorian College of the Arts dance program and now she’s in the big bad world she needs a good head shot.  Head shots are necessary for agents, directors, etc to gain a clear view of what a performer looks like. They need to clearly […]

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Lily Mae - December 24, 2012 - 4:29 pm

This is such a beautiful portrait!

Beth Jennings - January 8, 2013 - 10:59 am

Ahh… thank you Lily you are very kind!
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It’s a fact of life. We change – our hair grows long, we cut it off, we change our look, how we look changes. I think about every three years it pays to update your professional portrait. It doesn’t have to be a protracted, painful exercise posing for the camera under studio lights. It can […]

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I was asked to capture the dress rehearsal pictures for Our Chalk Circle, presented by Inotrope Productions and St Kilda Uniting Care Drop in Centre. Our Chalk Circle is based on Bertoldt Brecht’s The Caucasian Chalk Circle and is performed by community actors from the centre.  This project is supported by Theatreworks. It’s received funding […]

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Friday night I went to Orgi#2. Orgi#1 was a little while ago and it’s rumoured that Orgi#3 is planned for December. A collaborative performance and installation night held by various students across different disciplines at the Victorian College of the Arts (VCA). This is what art school should be about – creating and collaborating, exploring […]

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Remember Doreen from Berlin? She’s back in Melbourne for a few weeks to do some concerts with her quartet – named quartet2100. One viola, one cello and two violins. One chap and three lovely women. They needed a promotional image of the four of them together.  Doreen showed me what’s already out there as far […]

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Doreen Ooi - October 5, 2012 - 1:36 pm

it is always a pleasure working with beth, and i’m so glad our paths crossed once more!

Doreen Ooi - October 5, 2012 - 1:37 pm

it is always a pleasure working with beth, and i’m so glad our paths crossed once more!

Doreen
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Beth Jennings - October 8, 2012 - 9:43 am

I’m so glad too!! Good luck with your performances Doreen I bet they’ll be fantastic!! xx

Tony Kushner, an American playwright, wrote A Bright Room Called Day in the 1980s.  Set in Berlin in 1932/33, it’s about a group of artist friends living in an era of growing paranoia and uncertainty during the fall of the Weimar Republic and the rise of Hitler and the Nazis. The story is focuses on […]

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Verena - October 4, 2012 - 7:08 pm

It´s just so amazing to see how you capture the spirit of things, situations and people… down to their very little details. Love it!

Beth Jennings - October 4, 2012 - 9:38 pm

awww Verena!! Thank you :) biggest hugs out to you across the seas xx

Helen Linkenbagh ran her own dance school in Australia for many years. The travel bug bit, she packed her bags and headed for the UK. A fateful encounter at Harrods, a wedding and a baby later, Helen is now happily ensconsed in London life. She teaches ballet in many contexts with students of all ages, […]

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Jenni - January 15, 2013 - 5:14 am

Hi there

Can you please tell me if these classes are still on and if they are what time the class would be for me to take my 3 year old daughter along?

Many thanks
Jenni

Last night MKA Berlin delivered their final performance in their series of staged play readings. This one was called Triangle and it was written by Glyn Roberts. I captured the rehearsal a couple of days ago. Last night I went early to capture them in the theatre space with costumes and lighting. When I arrived […]

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Elmi - June 30, 2012 - 10:05 am

Gorgeous!!!

Beth Jennings - July 1, 2012 - 2:47 pm

awwwww thank you Elmi!!!

I popped into the rehearsal for MKA Berlin’s staged reading ‘Triangle’ by Glyn Roberts. It will be performed by Annie Last and Anouschka Pearlman and it’s directed by Patrick O’Beirne. A staged reading is where the piece is performed in the terms of the sense and mood, but is not finessed in the same way […]

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[youtube]http://youtu.be/mOkA-4V5-ck[/youtube] How to explain the collaborative process? Ah…it’s a mysterious thing, arriving at the final destination. You would think, looking at this video, that the written content was complete and as you hear it now, before we shot the images. It didn’t quite roll out that way… Emma has been exploring various themes in her […]

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Haley Richardson - April 19, 2012 - 10:05 pm

Awwwww a beautiful, eloquent tight little story…love where you guys are heading with this…I can see these narrative stories being for anyone who just wants to record a time and space moment in their lives. Love it ! great work you two x

Beth Jennings - April 20, 2012 - 10:00 am

Yeah…thanks Haley it is very well written isn’t it. A great story and it’s come together really well in the presentation. We’re really excited by this one!

Emma - May 12, 2012 - 12:14 pm

It is so wonderful to work with a photographer like Beth, she has such an intricate eye for visual language. Her photos tell stories I could never write on my own and I love how she captures beauty in every frame. There’s always so much love in her work. I think that staying open is the only way to collaborate effectively – you never know exactly what will happen, you just have to be ready to recognise and capture it when it does. Something Beth does very well. Hurry up and come back from Berlin please, I’m ready for more! xx

Beth Jennings - May 18, 2012 - 11:03 pm

Oh you say it so well Emma, staying open is the key to the collaboration indeed. I think we are both very good at that – the flow of ideas goes back and forth until we massage the piece to a point of completion… I do love working with you my dear you are amazing!! See you in Spring time so we can continue the collaborative adventure xx