Since 2013, STRUT has commissioned 34 site-specific works through IN SITU and SITU-8 seasons, and through our ongoing partnership with the Fremantle Biennale.

A progression of our 10-year history of developing site-specific work, in 2024 we introduce Locale, which delves deeper into “site” – not only architecture, but a culmination of cultural history, people and the activities that are undertaken there.

Under the mentorship of award-winning WA choreographer Annette Carmichael, 3 artists are funded ($10,000) to develop a dance project over one year, that takes their artistic practices outside of traditional dance spaces and the CBD, to engage in their area of habitation or nearby, with collaborators who are generally not practising artists.

The artists develop the projects through in-person workshops and online mentorship sessions with Annette, where she will share the methodologies that she has developed to work with communities of people to create extraordinary dance performances in regional Western Australia. Across the year, the artists will develop a project concept and plan, and will culminate with a showing of a first-stage development.

The program expands notions of the role of a dance artist in society and propels dance projects that actively consider and engage their locale.

Locale artists 2024
Giorgia Schijf
Sonya Stephen (Meriam and Wagadagum)
Mackenzie Brown

Other choreographic opportunities


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Acknowledgement of Country

Strut Dance acknowledges and pays respect to the past, present and future Traditional Custodians and Elders of this nation and the continuation of cultural, spiritual and educational practices of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people.

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