A Light Shade of Red


A Light Shade of Red is a dance work that holds us in the liminal space between past and future. Saturated in colour, this performance captures the emotional state of young people as a heady mix of hope and anxiety, peace-filled plenty and individual challenge. A surprising and emotional performance from young people created for the centenary of Armistice Day and premiered at the Albany Entertainment Centre in October 2018.

A Light Shade of Red is Chapter 2 of The Beauty Index Trilogy.

The project also incorporated a series of photographic and film workshops that culminated in an exhibition at the Albany Town Hall in November 2018.

Creative Team
Choreography: Annette Carmichael, Sound Design: James Gentle, Visual Design: Kevin Draper, Indra Geidans, Costume Design: Symantha Parr, Lighting Design: Kevin Blyth, Photography: Nic Duncan, Film: Robert Castiglione.

A Light Shade of Red Performers
Emil Davey, Peter Goodbourn, Karlene Green, Maia Jackson, Claudia Lemann, Alyssa Lowry, Katherine McKenzie, Layla McPherson, Julian O’Brien, Sam Reeves, Meg Riemer and Jessica Rouse.

A Light Shade of Red Media Project
Jasmine Boaden, Toby Boaden, Nya Dennison, Max Groszewski, Jarrah Marshall, Namuh Martin-Gordon, Lyrica Murray, Stella Thomas and Kori Thompson.

The Beauty Index 2018 Performers
Don Anderson, Todd Anderson, Adrian Baer, Rick Bentink, Brad Black, John Davey, Carl Heslop, Richard Jackson, Brett Lamb and Zak Launay.

Special guest performer
Scott Elstermann

This project is presented by Annette Carmichael Projects and supported by City of Albany Vancouver Arts Centre, Lotterywest, Denmark Arts, the Department of Local Government, Sport and Cultural Industries (DLGSC) Culture and the Arts (WA) and the Australian Government through the Australia Council for the Arts, its arts funding and advisory body.

  • Dancers for Annette Carmichael's Light Shade of Red. Photo by Nic Duncan