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Review | West Australian Ballet brings four unique works to the Quarry

Review | West Australian Ballet brings four unique works to the Quarry

In-Synch: Ballet at the Quarry | Quarry Amphitheatre | til 2nd Mar | ★ ★ ★ ★ ½  As the title suggests, West Australian Ballet (WAB) brings together four independent works: X-It, The Sofa, In-Synch, and Reincarnation; each embracing unique concepts. X-It, from Finnish, Joanna Nuutinen, captures audience attention with a confronting and unanticipated opening. A video projection of […]

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Get into the Christmas spirit with ‘The Nutcracker’

Get into the Christmas spirit with ‘The Nutcracker’

The West Australian Ballet have created a new Christmas tradition, a family focused ballet to herald the festive season. Last year they staged a sensationally fun production of Peter Pan, this year it’s one of the all time classics – The Nutcracker. In 2016 the West Australian Ballet premiered this production created by Jayne Smeulders, Sandy Delasalle and […]

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Get ready to sink your teeth into West Australian Ballet’s ‘Dracula’

Get ready to sink your teeth into West Australian Ballet’s ‘Dracula’

This month the West Australian Ballet debuts what is potentially the biggest premiere of the company’s sixty six year history. They’ve commissioned acclaimed Polish choreographer Krzysztof Pastor to create an entire new ballet based on Bram Stoker’s Gothic novel Dracula. We were lucky enough to be invited to watch some rehearsals of the new work […]

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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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West Australian Ballet: Men in Kilts

West Australian Ballet: Men in Kilts

The 2013 Season of the West Australian Ballet is set to be one of romance and passion, with productions including ‘La Sylphide’, ‘Romeo and Juliet’, ‘Onegin’, and ‘Peter Pan’. I spoke to Young Artist Samuel Maxted, and Full Artist André Santos about the upcoming production of ‘La Sylphide’, which opens on May 17th. La Sylphide […]

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There’s More Than One Way To Crack A Nut

There’s More Than One Way To Crack A Nut

The West Australian Ballet brings back their successful re-telling of The Nutcracker this month. The bold new take on the Christmas favourite was Artistic Director Ivan Cavallari’s first production for the company when he took up his role, now as he prepares to return to Europe the company is ready to set hearts aflutter once […]

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