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Cool Change Contemporary hosts four interesting artists in August

Cool Change Contemporary hosts four interesting artists in August

Art gallery Cool Change Contemporary is displaying the work of four intriguing artists in August. The gallery will present work from Ben Bannan, Mossy Jade Johnson, Fiona Gavino and Linda Loh. Each artist has distinctively different work that covers a wide variety of themes and influences. For Bannon, who previously presented work inspired by gay […]

Ballet dancer Melissa McCabe announces her retirement

Ballet dancer Melissa McCabe announces her retirement

After an esteemed 20-year professional dance career, including 13 years at West Australian Ballet, Demi-Soloist Melissa McCabe (nee Boniface) will retire from the stage after one final season performing as Lucy in Dracula this August, a role created on her in 2018. “Mel has brought her trademark expressiveness and passion to every role she danced […]

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Paul Selwyn Norton announces his departure from STRUT Dance

Paul Selwyn Norton is stepping away from his role as the Artistic Director of STRUT Dance after eight years leading the company. Chairperson Franklin Gaffney said Norton had been transformational during his tenure as Director. “Paul is a visionary who has expertly steered STRUT Dance from a small fledging dance organisation when he arrived, to […]

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WA Opera forced to cancel ‘Star Navigator’ for a second year running

WA Opera forced to cancel ‘Star Navigator’ for a second year running

Heartbreakingly the WA Opera has been forced to cancel the production of Tim Finn’s debut opera Star Navigator (Ihitai ‘Acei’a) for the second year running. The new work was scheduled to be performed in early August, but the closing of borders between New Zealand and Australia, due to the most recent Covid-19 outbreak on the east coast […]

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Review | ‘York’ is an outstanding statement from Black Swan

Review | ‘York’ is an outstanding statement from Black Swan

York | State Theatre Centre | Until 1 August | ★ ★ ★ ★ ½ York is an captivating and intriguing theatrical experience that uses innovative storytelling techniques to deliver a powerful lesson.  The new work from writers Chris Isaacs and Ian Michaels takes on a journey through time, attitudes and societal values, while simultaneously delivering a […]

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Gay men to feature on next season of ABC’s ‘You Can’t Ask That’

Gay men to feature on next season of ABC’s ‘You Can’t Ask That’

The next season of ABC’s award-winning series You Can’t Ask That is seeking questions and participants for its seventh season. Over the past six seasons, more than 10,000 Australians have sent in curious, shocking, and often hilarious questions, and 427 Australians have bravely taken a seat to answer those questions, helping us understand their lives. Season […]

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Discover the life of Emilie du Châtelet at the Subiaco Arts Centre

Discover the life of Emilie du Châtelet at the Subiaco Arts Centre

  The life of an underappreciated physicist is the basis of a play coming to the Subiaco Arts Centre this August. Emilie: La Marquise Du Châtelet Defends Her Life Tonight is written by Laura Gunderson and will be directed by Michelle Ezzy. Passionate. Brilliant. Defiant, are some of the words used to describe the 18th century […]

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Review | The classic musical ‘West Side Story’ comes to Crown

Review | The classic musical ‘West Side Story’ comes to Crown

West Side Story | Crown Theatre | Until 17th July | ★ ★ ★ ★ ½ West Side Story is having a renaissance in 2021, this grand production from Opera Australia and GWB Entertainment has made it’s way to Perth, after an acclaimed season in Melbourne and Sydney. Later in the year the musical will also return to […]

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Co3 launches new Commission Fund for WA independent dance makers

Co3 launches new Commission Fund for WA independent dance makers

Co3 has secured support for one of the most significant choreographic commissions in Australia through a new Commission Fund. Established in May 2021, the Commission Fund will directly support Co3’s Pathways Program IN RESIDENCE, providing valuable career opportunities for Western Australian dance makers. A key outcome will be to provide independent artists the opportunity to […]

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We Can Dance: ARTRAGE brings new event to Perth By Light festival

We Can Dance: ARTRAGE brings new event to Perth By Light festival

The arts and cultural organisation ARTRAGE continues to expand its producing portfolio with the Australian premiere of We Can Dance as part of the City of Perth’s Perth by Light festival. ARTRAGE Producer Justin Marshman said that the free event is a collaboration with Canadian luminaries Daily Tous les Jours that will entertain and engage […]

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