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Chorus by Annette Carmichael current-projects

Chorus 2022

Chorus 2022

Moorditj Koort. Moorditj Kaartadjin. Moorditj Wirrin.
Strong Heart. Strong Mind. Strong Spirit.

A work of epic proportion, Chorus 2022 is an intercultural community dance project for women and non-binary people from communities across Perth to join together to celebrate the strength of women.

Chorus 2022 is set to take place at the Koorliny Arts Centre in Kwinana and is the second incarnation of Annette Carmichael’s powerful women’s work. Chorus was first performed in 2020 by more than 150 women from across regions at Silverstream Wines in Denmark, in front of a crowd of more than 1000 people. Click here for more about Chorus 2020.

The project, open to all women and non-binary people aged 14 years and older, regardless of background and experience, speaks for equality and safety for our sisters, daughters, friends and mothers. First Nations and culturally and linguistically diverse people are encouraged to take part.

The project will feature original music, set and costume design by Western Australian creatives and will be led by a team of experienced dance artists and choreographers.

What’s involved?

Women of all ages are encouraged to sign up to find out more about this special project by attending taster workshops. The choreography will be created to suit your culture, body and ability. No dance experience is necessary!

FREE Information Session

Koorliny Arts Centre, Kwinana
Monday 13 September 2pm – 4pm

FREE Taster Workshops

Koorliny Arts Centre, Kwinana
Monday 11 October 6pm – 8pm
Wednesday 13 October 6pm – 8pm

King Street Arts Centre, Perth
Saturday 9 October 10am – 12noon
Tuesday 12 October 7pm – 9pm

Herb Graham Mirrabooka, Stirling
Tuesday 12 October 9.30am – 11.30am (Minor Court)
Wednesday 13 October 9.30am – 11.30am (Court 3)

City of Gosnells
Saturday 9 October 2.30pm – 4.30pm (The Agonis Building)
Monday 11 October 12.30pm – 2.30pm (Maddington Community Centre)


Canning Town Hall
Thursday 14 October 10am – midday
Friday 15 October 10am – midday

Please bring a water bottle and wear comfortable, stretchy clothes

Register to attend a workshop

Behind the scenes of Chorus 2020

Important Contacts
For more information contact Paola from Community Arts Network at paola@can.org.au or (08) 9226 2422 or c hello@annettecarmichael.com.au

Project Timeline

9-17 October 2021 – Dance taster workshops 
2x two-hour introduction dance workshops. Click here to register to take part.

February to April 2022 – Dance workshops
Participants and choreographers develop the dance together. Workshops scheduled at times which suit participants

April to May 2022 – Group rehearsals
Times scheduled to suit participants

April & May 2022 – Full cast rehearsals
Sunday 24 April, Sunday 1 May and Sunday 8 May afternoon rehearsals
Wednesday 11 May and Thursday 12 May evening rehearsals

Friday 13 May 2022 – Opening night performance
Saturday 14 May 2022 – Final performance

Project Sponsors

Chorus 2022 is made possible by Community Arts Network*, City of Kwinana, Koorliny Arts Centre, Department of Local Government, Sport and Cultural Industries, LotteryWest and the Australian Government Australia Council for the Arts. *Community Arts Network is assisted by the Australian Government through the Australia Council, its principal arts funding and advisory body

Praise for Chorus 2020

“Watching Chorus was a magical and moving experience. The scale of Carmichael’s achievement, both on and off stage, is immense.” See Saw Magazine

“Carmichael is taking the contemporary dance world by storm and there’s no stopping her.” Great Southern Weekender

“I feel really blessed to do this on behalf of those women who haven’t got a voice.” Chorus 2020 Participant

Watch Chorus 2020 Highlights

Sandi Woo Eddi Mailer Entrance Point photo by Leon Mead current-projects

Because of You…Gosnells

Because of You…Gosnells

Because of You… is a child-centred dance project created by award-winning choreographer Sandi Woo and produced by Annette Carmichael Projects.

This unique project is created with and performed by children aged 4-7 years old with a significant adult in their life. The performance is made through a series of fun and playful workshops where performers learn a series of games which they play during the show. This is the third season of Because of You… following performances in Broome (2013) and Denmark (2020).

Participants in the Broome and Denmark performances told us how much it strengthened the bonds between child and adult and how impressed the adults were by the creativity and leadership of the children.

This project is coming to Gosnells in response to the isolation felt by so many during the Covid19 pandemic.

Presented by Don Russell Performing Arts Centre, City of Gosnells
Funded by WA Government through the Department of Local Government, Sport and Cultural Industries

First commissioned by Ausdance WA as part of Future Landings

Performance Details
Don Russell Performing Arts Centre
101 Murdoch Road, Thornlie

11am and 1pm Friday 17 September 2021
11am and 1pm Saturday 18 September 2021

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Creative Team
Sandi Woo, Choreographer/Creator
Annette Carmichael, Creative Producer
David Rastrick, Composer
Rachael Bott, Dance Artist
Shannon McCann, Dance Assistant
Zoe Street, Visual Designer

Dunjey Productions, Filmmaker

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Dancers from Chorus by Annette Carmichael. Image Nic Duncan. current-projects

Pilates Classes

Pilates Classes

Join Annette and guest teachers for weekly classes.
$18 per class casual or $60 for 4 class pass

Pilates Mat Class – Fridays, 9am, Denmark Yoga Centre
A one hour class suitable for all levels that gets you ready for the weekend. Casual students are welcome.



Dance Artist and Choreographer Annette Carmichael. current-projects

STRUT dance program

STRUT dance program

Creative Development –Distributed 15
Mon 29 November – Fri 10 December 2021, Albany

‘Distributed 15’ is a new work facilitated by Annette Carmichael Projects that will be developed over 15 threads of activity from 2020–2023.  This multi-artform, community project explores ways of distributing knowledge, action and shared responsibility for people and the natural world.  In 2023, the project culminates in a large-scale performance distributed across multiple sites and communities in regional Western Australia.   

This creative development will focus on creating and interrogating choreographic processes that are culturally and ecologically sensitive. 

Expressions of interest are especially encouraged from artists who are culturally and/or generationally diverse or have strong connections with regional communities.  This two week creative development will occur in Kinjarling (Albany) and surrounding areas.

Accommodation provided. Dancers will be paid.
Selection via EOI and interview – Express your interest before 30 April 2021.

Submit EOI

STRUT Dance thanks the Department of Local Government, Sports and Cultural Industries and Lotterywest for the generous support that has enabled the creation of this and other opportunities for the WA independent dance sector