Chorus is a community dance project led by choreographer Annette Carmichael in partnership with Community Arts Network.
The project celebrates the strength of women and speaks for equality and safety for our sisters, daughters, friends and mothers.
The choreography will be created to suit the cultures, bodies and abilities of those involved. The project will culminate with the creation of a dance performance of more than 100 women, set to be performed at Koorliny Arts Centre in Kwinana in May 2022.
October 2021 - Taster workshops
2 x two-hour introduction dance workshops
February to April 2022 - Dance workshops
Participants and choreographers develop the choreography
April & May 2022- Rehearsals
May 2022 - Performance
Performance Koorliny Arts Centre
Chorus will bring together women from many cultures to explore dance, learn from each other and create a united production. This project celebrates the strength of women and speaks for equality and safety for our sisters, daughters, friends and mothers.
Kwinana- Koorliny Arts Centre
Information Session: Mon, 13 Sept 2-4 pm
Workshop 1: Mon, 11 Oct 6-8 pm
Workshop 2: Wed, 13 Oct 6-8 pm
Perth- King Street Arts Centre
Workshop 1: Sat, 9 Oct 10 am-12 pm
Workshop 2: Tue, 12 Oct 7-9 pm
Stirling- Herb Graham Mirrabooka
Workshop 1: MINOR COURT: Tue, 12 Oct 10 am-12 pm
Workshop 2: COURT 3: Wed, 13 Oct 10 am-12 pm
Canning - Canning Town Hall
Workshop 1: Thu, 14 Oct 10 am-12 pm
Workshop 2: Fri, 15 Oct 10 am- 12 pm
Workshop 1: The Agonis Building: Sat, 9 Oct 2:30-4:30 pm
Workshop 2: Maddington Community Centre: Mon, 11 Oct 12:30-2:30 pm
*The term ‘women’ is used inclusively, and refers to women and non-binary people
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Paola is a PhD candidate in Biological Anthropology at UWA and an artist. Her research focuses on the intergenerational transmission of trauma and her art involves signing and participating in community art projects. Paola aims to merge these two areas and contribute to the development of local communities.
Paola started with CAN working on the Lotterywest Dream Plan Do project with Carolina Duca. Paola stayed on with CAN and is now the Project Manager for Chorus 2022 in partnership with Annette Carmichael Projects.
A tradition that inspires Paola is the Mexican celebration of the Day of the Dead. As a Mexican, Paola embraces the celebration of death as another way of valuing life; living each day to fullest because life itself should not be taken for granted.