The Stars Descend

We’re reaching for the stars with an immense story of climate action and hope.  Now’s your chance to be part of it!

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.

‘The Stars Descend’ performances unfold from 17 March – 1 April 2023.  

Chapter 1 Margaret River/Wooditjup will be performed on Friday 17 March 2023.

Chapter 1 of The Stars Descend is a dance and sound performance that happens OUTDOORS on a grassy slope in a paddock. Bring your own picnic and seating. We recommend dressing warmly, wearing comfortable shoes and applying insect repellant.  Parking is available onsite.

5.30pm             Gates open

6.45pm             Welcome to Country

7pm                  Performance starts

7.45pm             Performance ends

8pm – 10pm     Community Celebration hosted by Arts Margaret River


Plan your trip and learn more about the biodiversity of this region at The Stars Descend | Heartland Journeys

Find out more www.distributed15.com.au

Contact Margaret River Local Producer, Michelle Wright, margaretriver@distributed15.com.au.

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.