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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. The choreography will be created to suit your culture, body and ability. No dance experience is necessary!

DENMARK AUDITION
We are seeking 20 – 30 women to undertake intense training to perform as The Fallen. Originally known as the Core Group, this group of women play a key role in the performance. You need to have some experience with dance or have performed in one of Annette’s past projects. Find out more by attending the audition on Sunday 5 November 2021, 3pm – 5pm at the Denmark Scout Hall.

Register for Audition

EVERYONE IS WELCOME TO JOIN Chorus 2022 at the following metro locations
NO AUDITION REQUIRED FOR THESE GROUPS

King Street Arts Centre, Perth
Commences Monday 7 February 2022

Kwinana
Commences Monday 21 February 2022

Gosnells
Commences Monday 8 March 2022

Canning
Commences Monday 21 March 2022

Northern Suburbs – location TBC
Commences Monday 4 April 2022

Please bring a water bottle and wear comfortable, stretchy clothes

Full schedules and registration

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 contact the Annette Carmichael Projects team at hello@annettecarmichael.com.au

Project Timeline

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

Dance Artist and Choreographer Annette Carmichael. current-projects

Distributed 15

Distributed 15

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. 

The bold idea to bring contemporary dance with themes of ecological change and hope to communities across the south of the State including Margaret River, Northcliffe, Porongurup, Fitzgerald Biosphere (Ravensthorpe) and Kalgoorlie needed a bold supporter with a vision for the future of our natural environment.

In July 2021, Annette was delighted to announce a key partnership with Gondwana Link for this project, linking their ambitious goal of creating 1000km of continuous native habitat across regions with Annette’s vision of a large-scale arts project championing the connection between people and the natural world. Read more about this key partnership here.

Upcoming Workshops

Margaret River
FREE Artist Workshop

Margaret River Heart, Wallcliffe Road
Saturday 30 October 2021
1.30pm – 3.30pm:
The Art of Collaboration, professional development for artists that will explore the multi-artform collaborative process to be used in this large-scale distributed project.

Margaret River
FREE Community Workshops

Margaret River Heart, Wallcliffe Road
Sunday 31 October 2021
10am – 11.30am:
Discussion and information session for Distributed 15 – meet the artistic team and hear about plans for this huge arts project that stretches across the Gondwana Link (Margaret River to the Great Western Woodlands)
12.30pm – 1.45pm: Taster dance workshop #1 (gentle) – for people with dodgy knees and sore backs, you can still participate
2.15pm – 3.30pm: Taster dance workshop #2 (active) – for people who would like more physical challenges

No prior dance experience required for either workshop. Please wear comfortable clothes and bring water. Workshops are suitable for people aged 14 years and older.

Workshops feature local Margaret river dance, music, theatre and visual artists including Janine Oxenham, Adelina Larsson, Anthony Coexter, Simon Walsh and Sky River.

Register to attend workshops

For more information about Distributed 15 Margaret River, please contact local producer Michelle Wright via email on margaretriver@distributed15.com.au or you can stay up-to-date with Annette Carmichael Projects by signing up to our e-newsletter.

Distributed 15 is produced by Annette Carmichael Projects and presented in Margaret River with the support of Shire of Augusta Margaret River, Arts Margaret River and Margaret River HEART.