Choreographer needs 200 women for dance performance

Choreographer needs 200 women for dance performance

CHOREOGRAPHER Annette Carmichael is looking for 200 women to help create her next large-scale dance performance Chorus.

Chorus is a community dance project that brings together women from Mandurah, Perth and the South West to create an original dance work that will be performed on the long weekend in March 2020 in Denmark, WA.

Annette is a nationally recognised leader in creating original dance works with regional communities.

In 2018, she was shortlisted for an Australian Dance Award and earlier this year was part of the Australian delegation attending a major international meeting in the UK on inclusive performing arts.

“Chorus is a dance project that calls for the end of violence against women,” she said.

“It will be a performance filled with hope and optimism that explores the strength and solidarity of women.

“It is inspired by the peace marches and group actions of women across the world calling for equality and demanding safety.

“Through the process of creating this original dance work, we are also creating new social networks and new friendships that will add another layer of support for women in each community.”

Women aged 14-years and over are invited to participate in the project. No prior dance experience is required.

The performance uses contemporary dance, which is created in collaboration with participants and suits many different ages and abilities.

Taster workshops will be held in the Peel region led by Annette and Mandurah Performing Arts Centre dance engagement officer Bernadette Lewis.

To register go to Chorus.

Free Taster Dance Workshops

Mandurah Performing Arts Centre, Dance Studio

Saturday, August 24 2pm to 5pm

Sunday, August 25 10am to 1pm