The Wheel of Fortunes Workshops held in July elicited this response from Choreographer Aimee Smith:
“It was another whirlwind, action packed and inspiring visit to town in July for the Wheel of Fortunes taster dance workshops and writing sessions. Every time I come to this community I'm blown away by the generosity I'm shown and the unbelievable Duracell battery energy that seems to run the creative community in this town.
The writing that emerged during the community writing sessions really moved me and brought some incredible stories of hardship, endurance, and joy to the surface. These stories are really helping me understand this community more and more and, with Nicola's experienced guidance, are really shaping the final performance of Wheel of Fortunes.
I had a blast in the dance workshops and met some fantastic performers who I very much hope might find the time to be part of the final performance at the Jerdacuttup Wheat Bin (hint hint!). Speaking of the Bin, what an incredible space! I cannot wait to bring in the performers, lighting and sound into that epic space to transform this local icon into perhaps one of the most incredible performance spaces WA has ever seen.”
Save the date: The performance will be held at a community celebration on Saturday the 12th of October at the Jerdacuttup Wheat Bin. Anyone interested in being involved in the project in any capacity please contact Project coordinator Ainsley Foulds 0427 383 078.
The Wheel of Fortunes Project is a collaboration between Ausdance WA and Ravensthorpe Regional Arts Council. The project is part of Ausdance WA’s Future Landings 2013 and has been assisted by the Australian Government through the Australia Council for the Arts, its Arts Funding and Advisory Body and the Government of Western Australia through the Department of Culture and The Arts in Association with Lotterywest.