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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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The West Australian Ballet launches stunning 2022 program

In 2022, Australia’s oldest professional ballet company, West Australian Ballet, will celebrate its 70th anniversary with an ambitious program featuring a number of ground-breaking new works in a defining year for the company. The company’s story began in 1952, as former Ballets Russes dancer Madame Kira Bousloff OAM settled in a town that she compared […]

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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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Sink your teeth into West Australian Ballet’s ‘Dracula’ at Crown

Sink your teeth into West Australian Ballet’s ‘Dracula’ at Crown

Head to the Crown Theatre and catch the West Australian Ballet’s outstanding production of Dracula. 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 desires. The OUTinPerth […]

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Review | WA Ballet rein-‘STATE’ magic to Perth audiences

STATE | Heath Ledger Theatre | ★ ★ ★ ★ ½  Under the soft golden light of the State Theatre Centre, the West Australian Ballet held their opening night of STATE – a new three-bill production of contemporary ballet works, featuring some internationally renowned creatives such as Melanie Lane, and Graeme Murphy – to name but a […]

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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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The WA Ballet celebrates the 180th anniversary of ‘Giselle’

The WA Ballet celebrates the 180th anniversary of ‘Giselle’

When Jean Coralli and Jules Perrot premiered their new full-length ballet in 1841 Paris, needless to say they couldn’t have predicted Giselle would become a cornerstone work of romantic Classical Ballet over the next 180 years. Commonly known as ‘ballet’s great tragedy’, it’s in 2021 that West Australian Ballet celebrate this milestone with their own […]

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Review | WA Ballet’s ‘As One: Ballet at the Quarry’

Review | WA Ballet’s ‘As One: Ballet at the Quarry’

West Australian Ballet’s 2021 Quarry season is filled with love  As One: WA Ballet at the Quarry | Quarry Amphitheatre | Until 27th Feb | ★ ★ ★ ★ ½  The WA Ballet’s annual season at the Quarry Amphitheatre is always one of the highlights of the Perth Festival, a time when the company not only steps outside […]

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West Australian Ballet promotes four dancers to new positions

West Australian Ballet promotes four dancers to new positions

Four much-loved dancers at the West Australian Ballet have ended the year with a celebration as the company announced a series of promotions including one dancer to the esteemed rank of Soloist. Nikki Blain, Jesse Homes and Mayume Noguromi have each been promoted to the rank of Demi-Soloist while Julio Blanes has been promoted to […]

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