Jahra ‘Rager’ Wasasala is a Pacific and Oceanic multi-disciplinary artist who works across and blends performance activation, contemporary dance technique, and poetry. Jahra engages with themes of ancestral attunement, the female indigenous body, and the female divine, and has toured her creative works both nationally and internationally.
Jahra trained at Unitec and graduated with her Bachelor of Performing and Screen Arts majoring in Contemporary Dance. Most recently she was engaged in a research intensive at the Metropolitan Museum of Art in preparation for solo performance, and in 2016 was awarded the Prime Minister’s Pacific Youth Award for the Arts.
12/10/2017 - 13/10/2017
Premiered at Tempo Dance Festival 2017, ORCHIDS contemplates the conflict and catharsis of females at different stages of their lives in a full length multi-generational contemporary dance work.
14/10/2017 - 15/10/2017
A redeveloped solo dance-theatre work from Pacific artist Jahra Rager Wasasala and her collaborators. The cross-disciplinary work embodies the complex relationship between the earth and the indigenous female form through performance.