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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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Jessica 6 teams up with ANOHNI for ‘Prisoner of Love’

Jessica 6 teams up with ANOHNI for ‘Prisoner of Love’

Jessica 6 has teamed up with Antony & The Johnsons frontwoman ANOHNI for a new tune Prisoner of Love. American singer and songwriter Nomi Ruiz has had a long association with ANOHNI. She first released a solo album under her own name back in 2005 and was a support act for Antony & The Johnsons, […]

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Review | ‘Colossus’ stands tall as a breathtaking feat of dance theatre

Review | ‘Colossus’ stands tall as a breathtaking feat of dance theatre

Colossus | State Theatre Centre | Until Feb 23 | ★ ★ ★ ★ ★  Fifty dancers take to the stage in Colossus, a fitting name for a massively ambitious and breathtaking performance envisaged by choreographer Stephanie Lake. Originally performed in Melbourne, Lake has re-staged the performance with fifty Perth dancers as part of Perth Festival. With just two […]

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Review | ‘Hofesh in the Yard’ is contemporary dance at its best

Review | ‘Hofesh in the Yard’ is contemporary dance at its best

Hofesh in the Yard | State Theatre Centre | Until 1st March | ★ ★ ★ ★ ★  Hofesh Shechter, the Israeli born choreographer, who is based in London, is one of the big names in the world contemporary dance.  He’s presented his work around the world, choreographed the memorable dance opening in the second series of Skins, […]

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WAAPA bids farewell to graduating dancers with ‘Verge’

WAAPA bids farewell to graduating dancers with ‘Verge’

On the verge of their professional careers, WAAPA’s graduating dancers celebrate their final season as students in a dazzling display of display of technical skill, versatility and passionate performance. Verge, which runs from 16 to 23 November in WAAPA’s Geoff Gibbs Theatre, features three contemporary dance pieces and a montage of classical ballet scenes from […]

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Dance project In SITU returns to showcase site specific works

Dance project In SITU returns to showcase site specific works

Dance project In SITU is returning for another season which will see independent choreographers creating some new site specific works.   In SITU is an annual season of original site-specific works from WA independent dance artists. The platform asks choreographers to take their practice outside of a theatre setting, and take inspiration from the architecture, community […]

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Review | Co3’s ‘THE LINE’ is anything but linear

Review | Co3’s ‘THE LINE’ is anything but linear

THE LINE | State Theatre Centre | til May 19 | ★ ★ ★ ★  I wasn’t entirely sure what to expect of THE LINE, which has been described as a contemporary dance slash theatre performance. I was familiar with Co3 through their immensely popular work Frank Enstein, and found that work to be a comforting introduction […]

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Performing Arts Awards recognises the best in Western Australia

Performing Arts Awards recognises the best in Western Australia

The 2018 Performing Arts WA Awards gala event – the local theatre and dance industry’s peak awards – were recently held at the State Theatre Centre of Western Australia. This once-a-year celebration recognised outstanding achievements by actors, directors, theatre and dance-makers, designers and productions companies, with 23 awards presented out of 111 nominations. Winners in […]

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Review | Dada Masilo presents a fiercely empowered Giselle

Review | Dada Masilo presents a fiercely empowered Giselle

Giselle | His Majesty’s Theatre | til 2nd Mar | ★ ★ ★ ★ ½  The classical romantic ballet has been given a radical make-over by South African dancer and choreographer Dada Masilo. Set in a South African village, the barefoot dancers perform an intensely energetic combination of classical, contemporary and traditional Tswana movements. The dancers also […]

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Strut Dance bring magic to a transformed Sunset Men’s Hospital

Strut Dance bring magic to a transformed Sunset Men’s Hospital

For the Perth Festival Strut Dance are presenting a site specific dance work. Choreographed by Maxine Doyle, Sunset will be staged in the Sunset Men’s Hospital in Dalkeith. The heritage listed former hospital is one of Perth’s forgotten spaces, it’s laid empty for over two decades but now it will be filled with the new […]

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