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The Stars Descend, by Annette Carmichael Projects, is a vast trail of dance performances about climate action and hope. It explores our shared responsibility to care for each other and the natural world, and unfolds over five regional locations.
The project is inspired and informed by consultation with First Nations Elders, scientists and ecological groups. It is co-created by some of Western Australia’s most impactful artists, together with local community.
Performances take place in spectacular outdoor settings and celebrate the rich biodiversity and ongoing restoration of a 1000km wildlife pathway, supported by the environmental program called Gondwana Link.
In Margaret River (Wooditjup), Northcliffe, Porongurup, Fitzgerald and Kalgoorlie (Garlgula/Karlkurla), dedicated teams of professional artists are working together with community, to produce stunning outdoor performances…a sound and dance experience that celebrates diversity and biodiversity across the Gondwana Link.
Everybody from the age of 14 upwards is invited to dance in this project. No dance experience necessary.
Friday 19 August 2022 5pm – 7pm
Saturday 20 August 2022 2pm – 4pm
Margaret River HEART
Attend both or either workshop to join the cast of local performers. Workshop facilitated by Adelina Larsson, Janine Oxenham, Annette Carmichael.
Music by Simon Walsh. Artwork by Michelle Frantom.
‘The Stars Descend’ performances unfold from 17 March – 1 April 2023.
Chapter 1 Margaret River/Wooditjup will be performed on Friday 17 March 2023.
Find out more www.distributed15.com.au
Contact Margaret River Local Producer, Michelle Wright, email@example.com.
The Stars Descend is produced by Annette Carmichael Projects and presented in partnership with Gondwana Link. It has received significant support from the Minderoo Foundation with additional contributions from STRUT Dance, Circuitwest, Regional Arts Fund administered by Regional Arts WA, Department of Local Government, Sport and Cultural Industries, Creative Partnerships Australia through the Australian Cultural Fund and Arts Impact WA.
The project is presented in Margaret River in partnership with Arts Margaret River and supported by the Shire of Augusta Margaret River and Margaret River HEART.