Regional Artists Unite, Celebrating Kids’ Creativity with Live-streamed Performance

Regional Artists Unite, Celebrating Kids’ Creativity with Live-streamed Performance

Arts Narrogin presents ‘Because of You… Narrogin’ by Sandi Woo – a unique online dance project harnessing the creativity of children across regional Western Australia.

Arts Narrogin presents this multi-generational community dance project, produced by Annette Carmichael Projects and created by award winning choreographer Sandi Woo. On Saturday 23rd July at 10am, families throughout regional Western Australia will perform live online.

The live-streamed performance will include bespoke music, film, dance and visual art featuring artists from Albany, Denmark, Wickepin and Narrogin. This exciting online event is the culmination of many weeks of remote rehearsals. The event will showcase dance created by families from Denmark, Katanning, Narrogin and Wickepin.

Children aged 4-7 have worked together with adults they love, to create their own dance performance through a series of games masterminded by inspirational choreographer Sandi Woo.

Project producer, Annette Carmichael says:

“Over the course of this project due to the impacts of COVID on the community of Narrogin, it has been challenging for people to participate in this project as originally planned…so we adapted to deliver workshops online, to families from across Western Australia. This has led to the creation of a unique performance that will be live-streamed.”

Choreographer Sandi Woo said “Because of You… was inspired at a time when I was a parent of two young boys. I wanted a creative and playful way to foster connections with my eldest, I wanted to dance with him and I wanted to share this experience with other parents. I also wanted more opportunities for joy and laughter in our lives.”

This is the fourth season of ‘Because of You…’ with workshops and performances previously held in Broome, Gosnells and Denmark. This project celebrates the creativity of young children and the connections between them and the adults who care for them.

Art’s Narrogin’s Melanie Noakes has been working with Sandi Woo to create a dance performance for the project, together with daughter Jordanna Noakes. Mel’s dance was filmed on her farm in Wickepin. Melanie says: “Being able to do this project with Jordanna was so special. It was such a lovely bonding time…After participating in this experience I have learnt that with the right support and encouragement you can do things you never thought you would do!…It was a lot of fun and I look forward to seeing the end performance.” Tickets can be bought online for $10 per household from Arts Narrogin’s website: Ticket holders will receive a link, then the choice is yours – either watch live, or later. Audiences can attend the performance online, live at 10am on Saturday 23rd July, or follow the ticketed Youtube link to watch at a later time that suits you and your family.