Today, CircuitWest announced the short list of nominees selected for the Pinnacle Performing Arts Awards for the Western Australian Presenter of the Year and Producer of the Year.
The Award celebrates the best in the live performance industry in Western Australia.
The three nominees for Western Australian Presenter of the Year are:
Harvey Recreation and Cultural Centre nominated for supporting & developing new WA productions and outstanding commitment to supporting WA work.
Albany Entertainment Centre nominated for professionalism and passion as well as opening up spaces to local independent artists and supporting the making of new regional works.
Red Earth Arts Precinct nominated for their positive and can-do attitude and their understanding of the challenges of touring.
The three nominees for Western Australian Producer of the Year are:
Annette Carmichael nominated for outstanding community participation, with outstanding outcomes.
Libby Klysz nominated as an indie producing machine supporting a mix of indie artists, companies and work.
Performing Lines WA nominated for genuinely supporting artists in real, meaningful ways as well as supporting the whole arts ecology.
According to CircuitWest Executive Director Ryan Taaffe, Western Australia is clearly gaining respect for its world class job producing and presenting in Australia.
“The award is about excellence in all its forms has meant that the spectrum of presenters and producers recognised has been very wide. It has really showcased how much high quality and diverse performing arts is happening across the state.”
“CircuitWest has seen so much evolution in our performing arts ecology in recent years and shown its growing importance to thriving communities.”
Nominations were based on anything nominators felt met the principal criteria of ‘excellence.’
The presentation of the awards will take place at WA Showcase on 1 November at the Octagon Theatre.
About the finalists
- Red Earth Arts Precinct – located in Karratha it is region’s premier facility for the arts, culture, functions, events and conferencing providing innovative, contemporary arts and community facilities
- Harvey Recreation and Cultural Centre – a multi-purpose venue that has transformed its program, transformed its performing space and cemented a reputation as a presenter committed to growing diverse performing arts.
- Albany Entertainment Centre – the Great Southern’s premier multi-purpose venue, home to the Princess Royal Theatre, it delivers a huge annual program that focuses on home grown talent as much as high quality touring performing arts in all genres.
- Annette Carmichael – an award-winning choreographer and dance artist based in Denmark, creating community and connection through dance and art.
- Libby Klysz – has worked as a performer, director, writer, manager, teacher, producer and consultant for a wide variety of companies over the past decade. She champions Western Australian talent at every opportunity.
- Performing Lines WA nurtures, the development of independent West Australian theatre and dance artists.
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