Independent artist Rochelle Carmichael operates under the name, Liquid Skin: which is a highly acclaimed contemporary dance and physical theatre company, and has been operating and producing performances in Australia since 1996.
It was as a performer for the Meryl Tankard Dance Theatre, where Rochelle’s passion for choreography emerged. Rochelle’s performance works are an innovative fusion of Australian and European creative life experience: a vivid mélange of powerful emotionally infused dance and theatre with fresh new ideas in design, costume, sound, light, illusion and puppetry, produce works well known for their diversity and ability to engage audiences.
Rochelle Carmichael has to date been highly recognised by media and peers with industry awards and nominations, and a plethora of strong media coverage. In 2014, Rochelle’s dance on film series Plucked, a collaboration with film artist Justin Batchelor was nominated for The Australian Dance Awards, New Media. Rochelle received the Australian Choreographic Award and the Short and Sweet Dance Outstanding Choreographic Award for Out of No Thing. In 2004 Rochelle received the Melbourne Fringe Festivals’ Movement Award for Aoroi, and the same work was nominated for the Artzmedia Antenna Awards. In 1997 she was also nominated for the Greenmill Young Choreographers award for The Plumbing of Venus Beneath the Surface of the Vanity Basin, and in 2000 received the Dancehouse Choreographic Innovation Award for Study at Ground Level.
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