In Conversation with Annette Carmichael

Annette Carmichael is an award-winning choreographer and dance artist based in Western Australia with community engagement at the core of her work.

She joins Scotia to discuss The Stars Descend, an ambitious and inspiring performance work that consists of five chapters, crafted with and for five different communities in the south-west of Western Australia in partnership with renowned eco-restoration project, Gondwana Link.

Driven by the desire to inspire climate hope and action, the performances were staged in outdoor settings across Gondwana Link’s 1000 kilometre ecological pathway, with each of the five communities presenting a chapter responding to the extraordinary biodiversity of the region.

The Stars Descend music appears in this episode courtesy of Annette Carmichael Projects: Sound design by Simon Walsh, Dave Mann, Andy O’Neil, Azariah Felton and Jean Michel Maujean, The Stars Descend, Annette Carmichael Projects, 2023. Track compiled and mastered by Azariah Felton.

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