Because of You…
Because of You.... we dance. Performed by children aged 4 - 7 years and their parents, grandparents or carers. This dance work celebrates the relationship between children and significant adults in their life using play based dance, illustration and original music.
Because of You… is a child-centred dance project created by choreographer Sandi Woo.
Through online workshops, young children make dance with a significant adult in their life that ultimately becomes a live performance either streamed from their homes to the world or staged as a live in-theatre show..
Form and Style:
Two versions of the work are available.
First commissioned by Ausdance WA Future Landings project for Broome community in 2013. The work exists as a dance theatre show performed by community members within a large cardboard set.
In 2020, the work was meant to be remounted with Denmark families by Annette Carmichael Projects but when the pandemic hit, the work was reimagined as an online experience. Workshops with local performers happened via Zoom and the final performance occurred as four live-streamed performances direct from families homes to an audience of over 1000 people.
Community and Audience Engagement:
The technology was all new to us – zoom, the green screen – but we had such fun with the platform – appearing and disappearing, changing our world. The whole project was very much a product of a unique, unsettling time, and we felt so fortunate to be a part of responding to this, and creating something inspiring and fun. -Denmark participant 2020
I think the biggest change was in Noah, he is a really quiet, insecure kid, like when we first started off in the workshop he wouldn’t even participate, he was under my skirt, and that was fine because Sandi was completely fine with that so we just left him to watch and then slowly, slowly over the week things changed – his confidence grew. -Broome participant
I found watching the show, it spoke of this portrait of love between parent and child, that was pretty amazing. -Audience Member, Broome, 2013
ArtformsChildren / Family, Dance, Multidisciplinary
Duration20 minutes livestreamed online or 30 minutes live in- theatre show
Bump InTBA depending on venue and selected format
Bump OutTBA depending on venue and selected format
Costs- Weekly Fee: Depends on which version (online or in theatre)
- Remount: Depends on which version (online or in theatre)
- Royalties: No royalties
*Above fees do not include touring costs
Company ContactsAnnette Carmichael
0438 922 934
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Venue FormatBlack Box, Pros, Thrust, Online
First possible performance: TBA depending on venue and selected format
Minimum stage width/depth/height: TBA depending on venue and selected format
Staging and Set Description: Large cardboard set of childhood objects
Lighting provided by the company: TBA
Lighting to be provided by the venue: TBA
Audio provided by the company: Pre-recorded music
Audio to be provided by the venue: As required to amplify pre-recorded music in venue
No. of additional staff to be provided by the venue: TBA