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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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West Australian Ballet’s Christopher Hill announces his retirement

West Australian Ballet’s Christopher Hill announces his retirement

The West Australian Ballet is losing one of its most loved performers as Demi-Soloist and Choreographer Christopher Hill announces he has made the decision to retire from professional dance. Hill, 37, will move to further develop his already impressive career as a Choreographer and continue his university studies in Dance and Arts Management. He has been […]

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Love is immortal in WA Ballet’s upcoming production of Dracula

Love is immortal in WA Ballet’s upcoming production of Dracula

The West Australian Ballet are preparing to retell Bram Stoker’s classic Gothic tale of passion in a world premiere of Dracula – in collaboration with the West Australian Symphony Orchestra. The story follows the titular vampire Dracula, who is bound to this plane by his love for his living soulmate Mina. In his desperation to return to […]

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WA Ballet and CO3 to collaborate on quarry season

WA Ballet and CO3 to collaborate on quarry season

Western Australia’s biggest dance companies are getting ready to team up and work together. The WA Ballet and contemporary dance company CO3 have announced they’ll be working together for the first time. With the confirmation of vital support from the Australia Council for the Arts, the two companies will be working with acclaimed choreographer Garry […]

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WA Ballet promote local talents Liam Green and Carina Roberts

WA Ballet promote local talents Liam Green and Carina Roberts

As West Australian Ballet’s highly rated season of romantic classical ballet La Sylphide comes to a close, Perth dancers Liam Green and Carina Roberts have both been promoted to the rank of Demi-Soloist. Aurélien Scannella, Artistic Director, said that the promotion was well-deserved by both dancers. “These promotions reward Liam and Carina for their hard […]

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‘La Sylphide’ is classical ballet at its romantic best

‘La Sylphide’ is classical ballet at its romantic best

La Sylphide | His Majesty’s Theatre | Until 2nd June | ★ ★ ★ ★ ★   La Sylphide is one of the great traditional ballets, originally performed in 1832 it is one of the most performed ballet works of all time, up there with Swan Lake, Coppélia, Giselle and The Nutcracker. The West Australian Ballet last staged this production back in […]

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Ballet at the Quarry delivers a timely cross cultural work

Ballet at the Quarry delivers a timely cross cultural work

Milky Way: Ballet at the Quarry | Quarry Amphitheater | Until 3rd March | ★ ★ ★ ★ ½ The Polish composer’s lament about motherhood and loss was first recorded in the mid 1970’s but it didn’t become popular until American soprano Dawn Upshaw and the London Sinfonietta recorded the work in 1992. Here choreographer Gary Lang has […]

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The WA Ballet’s ‘Peter Pan’ is a rollicking, frolicking flight of fun

The WA Ballet’s ‘Peter Pan’ is a rollicking, frolicking flight of fun

Peter Pan | His Majesty’s Theatre | Until 10 Dec | ★ ★ ★ ★ ★  The WA Ballet bring their production of J.M Barrie’s classic Peter Pan back to His Majesty’s Theatre and it’s a rollicking, frolicking, bundle of fun.  The final production of the year is always a family friendly show and this one is lighthearted, magical […]

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WA Ballet’s ‘The Great Gatsby’ oozes romance and heartbreak

WA Ballet’s ‘The Great Gatsby’ oozes romance and heartbreak

THE GREAT GATSBY | HIS MAJESTY’S THEATRE | UNTIL 30 SEPT | ★ ★ ★ ★ ½  I must confess, I’ve never read F. Scott Fitzgerald’s famous novel The Great Gatsby. I have also skipped past seeing Robert Redford’s portrayal on the silver screen, and despite having a slight obsession with Leonardo Di Caprio, I never caught his film […]

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WA Ballet’s ‘Don Quixote’ is romantic and filled with fun

WA Ballet’s ‘Don Quixote’ is romantic and filled with fun

The WA Ballet’s production of Don Quixote perfectly balances a sense of fun with great moments of romance and drama. This marvelous production has been choreographed by the magnificent Lucette Aldous, who has overseen this production based on the original choreography of Maruis Petitpa. For Aldous, this one of the works the great ballerina and esteemed […]

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