The recipient of The Annie is Daryl Brandwood.
The land we live on, the cycle of life and the power of natural beauty are themes we will be exploring in this proposal for a 6-minute work. I will be choreographing on 15-20 mature-dancers all over the age of fty, who will also actively contribute to the choreography. By creating a piece which utilises haunting imagery and lm of well- known iconic Perth landscapes, we will explore and celebrate life and its many complexities.
In collaboration with visual artist Emma Fishwick, we will lm at one of Perth’s most famous beaches at sunrise, when the light is at its most brilliant. Using contemporary dance as our vocabulary, I will position the dancers in the water, on the rocks and the foreshore as the camera moves amongst the individuals, capturing intricate movement.
The Annie is a new choreographic dance film commission in the spirit of Annie Greig, supported by donations given to continue Annie’s legacy.
Annie Greig was a brilliant communicator, connector and supporter of artists. The Annie continues her ethos of providing opportunities for newly developing choreographers. It was her wish to establish a choreographic commission for a short 5-7 minute dance film for a choreographer to work with dancers aged over 50.
Initially conceived as a live performance The Annie has shifted to a dance film opportunity in alignment with current times. This commemorates the MA in Dance Video which Annie undertook in New York.
The selection panel consists of Carol Wellman-Kelly, Tammi Gissell, Liesel Zink and Liz Lea.
The Inaugural Annie Choreographer was announced at the National Film and Sound Archive on the 2nd March at the launch of BOLD22