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.
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.