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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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Iconic Aussie characters Snugglepot and Cuddlepie come to ballet

Iconic Aussie characters Snugglepot and Cuddlepie come to ballet

As the Spanish Flu pandemic gripped the world 102 years ago, Western Australian children’s author and cartoonist May Gibbs brought joy to Australia with her tales of two Gumnut babies. Now, with COVID-19 dominating the news, West Australian Ballet prepare to premiere a new adaption Gibbs’ iconic story, The Adventures of Snugglepot and Cuddlepie. Commissioned […]

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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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Dancer Kevin Jackson will join the WA Ballet’s ‘Giselle’

Dancer Kevin Jackson will join the WA Ballet’s ‘Giselle’

The West Australian Ballet have announced that Kevin Jackson, Principal of the Australian Ballet will join the cast of their acclaimed production of Giselle due to dancer Matthew Lehmann having a foot injury. For an exclusive week of Giselle, Perth-born Jackson, will provide cover for counter-part Lehmann, dancing in the highly technical and specialised role […]

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The WA Ballet get ready for the romantic ballet ‘Giselle’

The WA Ballet get ready for the romantic ballet ‘Giselle’

The West Australian Ballet will restage the haunting and heartbreaking ballet, Giselle at His Majesty’s Theatre this September. The 178 year-old ballet, which was seen by over 10,000 people in its 2014 season, will have a 14 show run as West Australian Ballet’s world-class dancers, many of whom have not yet performed Giselle in Perth. The […]

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WA Ballet’s ‘La Bayadère’ is filled with leaps, laughs and lost love

WA Ballet’s ‘La Bayadère’ is filled with leaps, laughs and lost love

La Bayadère: The Temple Dancer | His Majesty’s Theatre | Until 25th May | ★ ★ ★ ★ Filled with torment, jealousy, lost love, hedonistic drug taking, and seduction, this work delivers a heart pumping performance. In 1992 Nureyev presented his own full length production of La Bayadère at the Paris Opera Ballet, it would be his final offering […]

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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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