For Primary & Secondary Schools

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BE ACTIVE SCHOOL INCURSIONS

 

Click here to download the Education Booking Form 2014.

 

Ballet Moves Workshops and Ballet Unveiled Presentations

Whether you’d like your students to learn some movement and get creative in a Ballet Moves Workshop, or learn more about the world of ballet in a Ballet Unveiled Presentation, students will definitely gain a better understanding of dance and the benefits of dance to health, fitness, creativity, self-confidence and social acceptance.

 

Both sessions can be organised as either an incursion or excursion, and both can be tailored to suit primary or secondary levels.

 

Teacher resources are available for these activities.

 

Who: PP – Yr 12

When: Available on Request        

Where: At your school or at WABC, Maylands

Cost: Incursion $250 ($200 if booking with a School’s Matinee group) Excursion: $200 ($175 if booking with a School’s Matinee group)

 

 

 


 

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SCHOOL EXCURSIONS

 

Click here to download the Education Booking Form 2014.

 

BE ACTIVE SCHOOLS’ MATINEES

West Australian Ballet presents special matinee performances for students of all ages, performed at the iconic His Majesty’s Theatre. Tickets: $15 per student (one teacher free per every ten students), additional chaperones: $20 (maximum 4 adults for every 10 children).

 

Teacher resources are available for these performances.

 

Book a group for the schools matinee and get a Be Active Ballet Unveiled or Ballet Moves schools visit linked to the repertoire, for the specially reduced price of $200 (Usually $250).

 

GISELLE

Be spirited away by this haunting tale of impossible love, vengeful ghosts and the ultimate forgiveness. Giselle falls in love with Albrecht, a prince disguised as a poor man. Upon discovering Albrecht has lied and cannot marry her, Giselle dies of a broken heart. Her spirit joins the Wilis – ghosts of women betrayed. What follows are possibly the most famous scenes in ballet, a stage filled with dancers in long romantic tutus and the conflict Giselle has to overcome within herself.

 

Luminous and haunting, Giselle is the most loved of all Romantic-era ballets.

 

Date: Wednesday 21 May 12 noon

Who: Primary and Secondary, Years 2 – 12

Themes:  Ballet history, the Romantic era, the romantic tutu, magical creatures, honesty, betrayal, forgiveness, powerful women in ballet.

Class Resources:  Romantic era ballets; La Sylphide, Les Sylphide, Pas de Quatre

 

 

LA FILLE MAL GARDÉE

Lise loves Colas. Colas loves Lise. But Lise’s mother has agreed her wayward daughter should marry Alain, son of a pompous, wealthy vineyard owner. Alain however, is more interested in his precious umbrella than romance. Will Lise work her way out of her mother’s marriage contract and into the arms of her love-struck beau?

A popular family favourite because of its simple, engaging story and colourful humour, La Fille has had numerous interpretations. This stunning new productionset in 1950s rural France, will leave students laughing and applauding for more.

 

Date: Wednesday 10 September 12 noon

Who: Primary and Secondary, Years 2 – 12

Themes: Forbidden love, ballet revivals, comedy in ballet, 1950’s France

Class Resources: Contact West Australian Ballet

 

 

SNOW WHITE AND THE 7 DWARFS – sold out 

Snow White, the ultimate story of kindness overcoming evil, is loved by children and adults the world over. See Snow White, the Evil Queen, the Huntsman, the Handsome Prince and all Seven Dwarfs come to life in this enchanting production.

 

With breathtaking, picture-book inspired scenery and costumes all the way from Estonia, the magic of Snow White and the 7 Dwarfs will captivate all students.

 

Date: Wednesday 10 December 12 noon

Who: Primary and Secondary, Years 2 – 12

Themes: Fairy tales and folk stories, story-telling in ballet,

Class Resources: Grimms’ Fairy Tales (novel) by the Brothers Grimm, Snow White (novel) by Donald Barthelme, Snow White and the Seven Dwarfs (animated movie) by Disney, Snow White and the Huntsman (movie) by Rupert Sanders, plus numerous other interpretations.

 

IMPORTANT BOOKING INFORMATION

Please note that bookings for School’s Matinees and Twilight Family Performances must be finalised and paid for at least six weeks prior to the performance. Please see the booking form for more details.

 

We look forward to seeing you at the ballet!

 


 

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TEACHER PROFESSIONAL LEARNING

 

WAB and Buzz Dance Theatre are joining forces to help you become a better teacher. Join us for Ballet Technique followed by Choreographic Devices  that will nurture your creativity and inspire your current dance practice. This is a great workshop for professional dancers teaching in private dance schools and secondary dance programmes. Sessions are scheduled throughout the school year, for more information contact Deborah Robertson, Education and Access Manager drobertson@waballet.com.au

 

When:           10.00am – 1.00pm, Saturday 31 May

Where:          West Australian Ballet Centre, 134 Whatley Crescent Maylands

Cost:             $50.00 per person

Description:   The day will consist of a ballet class followed by a session on contemporary technique/choreographic devices. The ballet class will demonstrate various ways to teach ballet, what to watch out for with technique and alignment and tips on making it fun for young people. The session on contemporary technique and choreographic devices will start with a warm up using contemporary technique followed by exploring how to create movement and construct choreography using ballet, contemporary and participants previous movement experience as inspiration.

 

To register contact Buzz Dance Theatre on 9226 2322 or admin@buzzdance.com.au

 


 

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4ARTS PERFORMING ARTS EDUCATION FESTIVAL

 

Due to unexpected circumstances, Western Australia’s Major Performing Arts Companies, Black Swan State Theatre Company, West Australian Ballet, West Australian Opera and West Australian Symphony Orchestra have unfortunately had to make the regrettable decision to postpone the 4Arts Performing Arts Education Festival until 2015.

 

The companies are committed to providing high quality arts experiences for WA students and are working together to ensure the festival returns in 2015, bigger, better and with more drama, pirouettes, arias and orchestrations than ever before.

 

News regarding 2015 will be released in the second half of the year.  In the interim please feel free to contact any of the Education Coordinators with any questions.

 

BSSTC:   Alena Tompkins, (08) 6212 9300, alena@bsstc.com.au

WAB:      Deborah Robertson, (08) 9214 0704, drobertson@waballet.com.au

WAO:      Terasa Letizia, 0417 902 592, education@waopera.asn.au

WASO:    Hannah Clemen, (08) 9326 0022, clemenh@waso.com.au