New workshop by award-winning choreographer coming to Narrogin

Campbell WilliamsonNarrogin Observer
Annette Carmichael.
Camera IconAnnette Carmichael. Credit: Picture: Nic Duncan

Learning how best to work collaboratively — that’s the goal behind a new creative workshop put together by award-winning choreographer Annette Carmichael.

Running this Saturday and Sunday in association with ARTS Narrogin, the initiative aims to provide participants with the tools needed to workshop their creative ideas.

“It’s basically a workshop about learning what it’s like to work together creatively,” Ms Carmichael said.

“It’s going to be about learning the tools that I have uncovered or developed during my many years as a creative producer and director.”

Since training in ballet, Ms Carmichael has directed and produced dance performances across Australia helping to facilitate performances from everyday people.

Over this time she has worked with many people from Narrogin and developed an “ongoing relationship” with the community.

She said the workshops could help those working in the arts sector and outside of it.

“I really want to encourage anyone who is interested in community development or community leadership or just creativity ... you don’t have to call yourself an artist to come,” she said. “Projects that we’re creating become more impactful because we’ve got more information and we’ve gone through a collaborative creative process where the ideas have become richer.”

But the workshop will also emphasise the importance of working independently.

“Sometimes it’s OK for an idea to live by itself with a single person looking after it,” she said. “For example, it might not be ideal to collaborate when a visual artist might want to explore the use of the colour blue in a very personal way.”

For details, call ARTS Narrogin on 9881 6987.

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