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Review | Ballet at the Quarry sets the ‘Platinum’ standard

Review | Ballet at the Quarry sets the ‘Platinum’ standard

Platinum: Ballet at the Quarry | Quarry Amphitheatre | til Mar 6 | ★ ★ ★ ★ ½  The warm buzz of the Quarry Amphitheatre was a welcome sound for the 70th Anniversary year of the West Australian Ballet. With the pop of champagne, laughter in the air, and the anticipation of another Perth Festival staple; Platinum […]

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The Australian Ballet postpone ‘An American in Paris’ in Perth & Adelaide

The Australian Ballet postpone ‘An American in Paris’ in Perth & Adelaide

The Australian Ballet and GWB Entertainment today announced that due to the current impact of the Covid-19 pandemic, next month’s Adelaide and Perth seasons of the lavish Tony Award-winning Broadway musical, An American in Paris will be postponed. New season dates will be announced as soon as possible for both cities, with ticket holders urged […]

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Review | ‘The Sleeping Beauty’ is a bouquet for the senses

Review | ‘The Sleeping Beauty’ is a bouquet for the senses

Glitter and glamour from costume to stage, The West Australian Ballet’s The Sleeping Beauty is two hours of a magical performance, performed live with the West Australian Philharmonic Orchestra conducted by the incomparable Jessica Gethin. Javier Torres’ beautifully constructed choreography of the classic ballet is enthralling and delights the senses – bringing a bouquet of […]

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Review | ‘Coppélia’ is a fun-filled jape that will have you laughing

Review | ‘Coppélia’ is a fun-filled jape that will have you laughing

WA Ballet: Coppélia | His Majesty’s Theatre | Until Sat 25th September | ★ ★ ★ ★ ★  Coppélia is one of the most performed ballets in the world, and undoubtedly the funniest work amongst the art form’s greatest hits. We last saw the West Australian Ballet perform this work back in 2016, but this outing seems to have […]

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WA Ballet bring ‘Coppélia’ to life at His Majesty’s Theatre

WA Ballet bring ‘Coppélia’ to life at His Majesty’s Theatre

As ballet icon George Balanchine said, “Just as Giselle is ballet’s great tragedy, so Coppélia is its great comedy.” The colourful tale of two lovers and an eccentric doctor, along with an exquisite life-like doll comes to His Majesty’s Theatre on 16 September for 10 exquisite performances. “Coppélia is one of the most frequently performed […]

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Review | ‘Giselle’ from West Australian Ballet is stunningly beautiful

Review | ‘Giselle’ from West Australian Ballet is stunningly beautiful

West Australian Ballet: Giselle | His Majesty’s Theatre  | Until 22 May | ★ ★ ★ ★ ★  Under the stewardship of Artistic Director Aurélien Scannella and his wife, choreographer Sandy Delasalle, Giselle has become one of the West Australian Ballet’s most performed works. It’s a flawless presentation, steeped in tradition, brimming with romance and showcase the dancers world class […]

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WA Ballet’s ‘Dracula’ rises again this August at Crown Theatre

WA Ballet’s ‘Dracula’ rises again this August at Crown Theatre

West Australian Ballet have announced their award-winning production of Dracula will find a killer new stage at Crown Theatre. Follow Dracula, whose lonely soul is determined to reunite with his lost love Mina – and in doing so begins a reign of terror and seduction, draining the life from those around her to get what he […]

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WA Ballet launch 2021 season is filled with classics and collaborations

WA Ballet launch 2021 season is filled with classics and collaborations

While many arts companies in Australia and around the world are yet to return to the stage, West Australian Ballet will continue to create its own path with beautiful classics, powerful contemporary works and showcasing homegrown talent as hallmarks of the Company’s Season 2021. In his ninth year at the helm, Artistic Director Aurélien Scannella […]

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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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