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WA Ballet’s ‘Genesis’ showcases the company’s overflowing creativity

Genesis Live | West Australian Ballet Centre | Until 8th August | ★ ★ ★ ★ ★  Genesis is the West Australian Ballet’s long running choreographic program where dancers in the company are given the opportunity to flex their creative muscles and step into the role of being choreographer. Often works that debut here are developed further and presented […]

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WA Ballet’s bloody brilliant production of ‘Dracula’ rises again

WA Ballet’s bloody brilliant production of ‘Dracula’ rises again

In the early 1990s, a young dancer lusting for a breakthrough role was challenged with a character than many associate with fear, but the young Aurélien Scannella knew that Dracula had many facets. Fast forward to 2018 and Scannella’s sixth year at the helm of West Australian Ballet, the premiere of the story that means […]

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WA Ballet’s ‘Light and Shadow’ is the ultimate display of humanity

WA Ballet’s ‘Light and Shadow’ is the ultimate display of humanity

Ballet at the Quarry: Light and Shadow | Quarry Amphitheatre | Until 29th Feb | ★ ★ ★ ★  Opening night of Light and Shadow at the Quarry Amphitheatre was a magical display of movement, and technique. Almost theatrical in its delivery, the dancers were stretched to their technical fortitude by combining a variety of styles into the […]

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Promotions galore – new appointments at The West Australian Ballet

Promotions galore – new appointments at The West Australian Ballet

As West Australian Ballet’s highly successful season of the iconic Giselle came to a close last night, Artistic Director Aurélien Scannella highlighted the strength of the company’s female dancers with the promotion of three dancers and an appointment of a new role to another. West Australian Ballet has a new Principal dancer with Dayana Hardy […]

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Review | WA Ballet’s The Nutcracker distils all the goodness of Christmas

Review | WA Ballet’s The Nutcracker distils all the goodness of Christmas

The Nutcracker | His Majesty’s Theatre | til Dec 9 | ★ ★ ★ ★ ½  For as long as I can remember, there are a few inevitable occurrences that come along with the lead-up to Christmas. The weather will be oppressively hot, folks will complain about the how early the city has decided put up their […]

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Get into the Christmas spirit with ‘The Nutcracker’

Get into the Christmas spirit with ‘The Nutcracker’

The West Australian Ballet have created a new Christmas tradition, a family focused ballet to herald the festive season. Last year they staged a sensationally fun production of Peter Pan, this year it’s one of the all time classics – The Nutcracker. In 2016 the West Australian Ballet premiered this production created by Jayne Smeulders, Sandy Delasalle and […]

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St Petersburg Ballet Theatre will bring ‘Swan Lake’ to Perth in 2018

St Petersburg Ballet Theatre will bring ‘Swan Lake’ to Perth in 2018

The internationally acclaimed St Petersburg Ballet Theatre will return to Perth in June 2018 to present a limited season of their acclaimed full-length classic production of the world’s most loved ballet, Tchaikovsky’s Swan Lake. Founded in 1994, The St Petersburg Ballet Theatre is renowned globally not just for its beautiful Vaganova-trained dancers but also for its […]

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Bolshoi denies Nureyev ballet delayed because of gay content

The director of Russia’s famous Bolshoi Theatre has furiously denied rumours that the shock cancellation of a ballet about Russia’s most famous dancer, Rudolph Nureyev, was because of the production’s gay content. The eagerly anticipated new ballet Nureyev was due to open tonight but just days ahead of the event the theatre announced the show […]

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WA Ballet’s ‘Takuto’ quarry season is magnificent

West Australian Ballet | Takuto: Ballet at the Quarry | Until Saturday Feb 25th | ★ ★ ★ ★ ★ The West Australian Ballet have launched their 2017 season with a spectacular performance that showcases a range of different styles of contemporary ballet while showing off the dancer’s many varied talents. The show opens with a complex […]

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WA Ballet CEO Steven Roth steps down

West Australian Ballet Chief Executive, Steven Roth, has announced his resignation having overseen the transformation of the state’s ballet company over the last eight years. Mr Roth will step down in February 2016 to take a position as Executive Director of the Scottish National Ballet. Under Roth’s leadership the company has grown considerably, moved into […]

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