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‘Open Up’: Local team seek support for LGBTQIA+ themed short film

‘Open Up’: Local team seek support for LGBTQIA+ themed short film

A local creative team are seeking community support to bring their story to the screen. Open Up is a short film in development from the students of the WA Screen Academy, in collaboration with the third year acting students of WAAPA. Billed as a dark comedy that tells the story of a pathology technician who […]

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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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LINK Dance Company explore the power of dance in ‘The Body Politic’

LINK Dance Company explore the power of dance in ‘The Body Politic’

WAAPA’s graduate dance company LINK are presenting an exciting triple bill of new dance works this May. The Body Politic is choreographed on the LINK Dance Company by visiting Israeli choreographer Niv Marinberg, Co3 founding Artistic Director Raewyn Hill, and WAAPA graduate Scott Elstermann, the first Australian to win a prestigious Pina Bausch fellowship. Marinberg’s […]

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WAAPA takes Cinderella back to the ball in new comic opera

WAAPA takes Cinderella back to the ball in new comic opera

The magical tale of Cinderella has been told many times, in many ways since its original 1698 version, from pantomimes to plays and feature films both animated and live-action. WAAPA will be taking on Jules Massenet’s glorious work Cendrillon, an operatic re-telling of the classic story. Sung in English, audiences will be entertained by the loving, yet haplessly […]

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WAAPA dance students unleash their choreographic creativity

WAAPA’s graduating dancers are set to unleash their choreographic talents in a short season of original dance works performed in the intimate setting of UWA’s Dolphin Theatre. Unleash is a unique celebration of the incredible talent on display at WAAPA, with the self-devised pieces of the 3rd Year Dance students being performed by their peers […]

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Access all areas at WAAPA & Edith Cowan University Open Day

Access all areas at WAAPA & Edith Cowan University Open Day

What is the perfect way to learn more about the West Australian Academy of Performing Arts? Get down to WAAPA’s Open Day this August for an access all areas experience. WAAPA offers full-time courses in Aboriginal Performance, Acting, Arts Management, Costume, Dance (Classical Ballet and Contemporary), Design, Lighting, Music (Classical, Jazz, Contemporary Music and Composition […]

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WAAPA students deliver ‘Carousel’ in the age of #metoo

WAAPA students deliver ‘Carousel’ in the age of #metoo

Carousel | The Regal Theatre | Until 23rd June| ★ ★ ★ ¾   Director Justin Langley has wisely relocated the musical from it’s original setting of the 1890’s to a more modern backdrop of America during the time of the Vietnam War. While this decision robs us of the stunning costuming options of the first period, it […]

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Discover the magic of Rogers and Hammerstein’s ‘Carousel’

Discover the magic of Rogers and Hammerstein’s ‘Carousel’

Back in the 1940’s Richard Rogers and Oscar Hammerstein started working together and their collaborations are remembered as ‘The Golden Age’ of Hollywood musicals. Rogers had worked with lyricist Lorenzo Hart for over two decades and had a string of successes, but as his writing partner’s life was over taken by alcoholism, Rogers turned to […]

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The Best Musical of the 20th Century: WAAPA does Carousel

The Best Musical of the 20th Century: WAAPA does Carousel

Time magazine bestowed the ‘Best Musical’ tag on Carousel, writing that Rodgers and Hammerstein “set the standards for the 20th century musical, and this show features their most beautiful score and the most skillful and affecting example of their musical storytelling”. The classic musical Carousel will be at the Regal Theatre from 16-23 June, starring […]

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Darius Williams joins ‘Home and Away’ to play new gay character

Actor Darius Williams has been keeping a secret but he’s finally able to tell the world, he’s playing Home and Away‘s long awaited new gay character Ty. The soap opera has been criticised for having a lack of gay characters over their 30 year history. Williams, who is a student at the West Australian Academy […]

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