Photo by Nic Duncan

The Snake Run

Dance and skating on an Albany icon

Perth International Arts Festival and the City of Albany joined forces to celebrate the 40th anniversary of the internationally renowned Snake Run in 2016. The iconic skate park on the slopes of Mount Clarence is the oldest community built skate park in Australia, and the second oldest in the world.

Annette Carmichael worked with the local community to gather stories and create an event attended by thousands of people. Her contemporary skate and dance performance teamed local skaters with a team of professional artists to create an unforgettable experience. The evening opened the Great Southern’s 2016 festival season.

Choreography: Annette Carmichael 
Sound Design: James Gentle
Costume Design: Lynda Moylan