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

Workshop and Rehearsal Details
We are looking for 12 adult/child duos for the final performances.
To find out more about the project, you are invited to attend one of two taster dance workshops in August. No prior dance experience required, people of all abilities are encouraged to participate. Together we will make dance that suits you!

If you don’t want to dance, you can still be part of the project by participating in workshops to decorate the set. Further details to come.

Taster Workshops
Don Russell Performing Arts Centre
Sunday 8 August 2021 from 11 – 11.45am
Sunday 8 August 2021 from 2 – 2.45pm
Registrations essential.

Click here to register

Rehearsal Details
Don Russell Performing Arts Centre
After school rehearsals to commence the week of Monday 23 August.
Scheduling details to be announced, with twice-weekly 45min rehearsal dates to be confirmed.

Performance Details
Don Russell Performing Arts Centre
Friday 17 and Saturday 18 September 2021
Ticket details to come

Creative Team
Sandi Woo, Choreographer/Creator
Annette Carmichael, Creative Producer
David Rastrick, Composer
Alex Desebrock, Visual Designer
Rachael Bott, Dance Artist

Hear the music

Images by Edward Tran and Leon Mead from Because of You…Broome (2013) by Sandi Woo.

  • Sandi Woo Eddi Mailer Entrance Point photo by Leon Mead
  • Katja Nedolutia with son Noah photo by Edward Tran Annette Carmichael Projects
  • Hannah and Dave Morris photo by Edward Tran