Annette lives in the creative enclave that is Denmark, a small town on the Great Southern coast of WA. From this vibrant home she works as a community dance artist and as the State’s Regional Contemporary Dance Facilitator for Ausdance WA. As a community artist Annette has created a number of works for Denmark. Over the past three years she facilitated moveMENt, a men’s contemporary dance ensemble and has created two site specific community works, Our Secret River in 2010 and its sister project Solace+Yearning: Between Kwoorabup and Denmark in 2012. Annette won the 2011 WA Dance Award for Outstanding Achievement in Community/Regional Dance.
Annette Carmichael responds to Andrew Morrish's National Dance Forum 2015 provocation.
Kath Papas talks to two community dance pratitioners from opposite sides of Australia, about their views on some ‘bigger picture’ questions relating to community dance.