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Because of You…Narrogin

Because of You…Narrogin

Arts Narrogin presents ‘Because of You…’, created by award-winning choreographer Sandi Woo and produced by Annette Carmichael Projects. This all-embracing dance project celebrates the connections between children aged 4-7 and the adults they love.

Young children are invited to attend with a parent, grandparent, carer or adult sibling to learn dance together though fun and play. Following the taster workshops that took place in May 2022, new and existing participants can attend a series of playful online workshops together with Sandi Woo, culminating in a live-streamed performance.

Project producer Annette Carmichael says “I’m passionate about dance and I’ve seen how this project brings people together to have fun and build positive relationships within families.  Watching the children’s confidence grow over the course of the project is especially inspiring.”

This is the fourth season of ‘Because of You…’ by Sandi Woo, with workshops and performances previously held in Broome, Gosnells and Denmark. This project responds to the challenges of our time and the need for connection. It has evolved to compliment the changing pandemic environment, with attendance to workshops and the final performance taking place through online platforms. 

Participants in previous performances have 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.

Dads, boys and grandparents are especially encouraged to get involved.

Presented by Arts Narrogin
Funded by the State Government of Western Australia through the Department of Local Government, Sport and Cultural Industries
and Lotterywest.
Produced by Annette Carmichael Projects

Department of Local Government, Sport and Cultural Industries
Arts Narrogin

Creative Team
Sandi Woo, Choreographer/Creator
Annette Carmichael, Creative Producer
David Rastrick, Composer
Rachael Bott, Taster Workshop Facilitator
Josephine Hayes, Film Maker

Workshop Details
REGISTER HERE to attend these wonderful online workshops.

No past experience necessary.

Dance Artist and Choreographer Annette Carmichael. current-projects

Distributed 15

Distributed 15

Distributed 15 is a methodology facilitated by Annette Carmichael Projects that is delivered 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 called ‘The Stars Descend’ which is 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

STRUT Dance Workshop: Distributed, Collaborative Practice
Free (for 2022 STRUT Dance Members
King Street Arts Centre
June 20th and 21st, 2022 at 11am – 5pm

Across two days, in this workshop you will experience the collaborative process developed for Annette Carmichael’s Distributed 15. This workshop is facilitated by Annette and Project Dramaturg, Anthony Coxeter.

For more information about this workshop, visit STRUT Dance online.

Register here to attend these workshops.

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