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

  • Chorus 2020 by Annette Carmichael, image by Nic Duncan
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  • Chorus 2020 by Annette Carmichael, image by Nic Duncan
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  • Chorus 2020 by Annette Carmichael, image by Nic Duncan
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  • Chorus 2020 by Annette Carmichael, image by Nic Duncan