Jinu Mathew is a passionate teacher, psychologist, professional dancer and choreographer living in Darwin. Having choreographed various dance programs in Australia, India, Switzerland and Saint Lucia, Jinu started her dance school – Transwings Dance Studio in 2016. Since then she has been involved in events such as Darwin Festival, Seabreeze Festival, Malandarri Festival – Borroloola and Bak’bididi Festival – Ramingining. Jinu believes that every dance form in the world has traditional origins and when exchanged in its original form we will find the common ground. That connection is her inspiration to use dance to communicate between cultures.
Workshop: Cross-cultural dance
Jinu’s workshop takes you on a journey through different dance forms including Afro-Jazz, Bollywood, Contemporary, Indian Classical, Kathak, Bachata and Soca Caribbean. This unique form of engagement is a high energy and fun fusion of diverse dance forms. The workshop creates a space that facilitates cultural exchange and the coming together of people to celebrate dancing.