An exciting collaboration launches West Australian Ballet’s Season 2014 under Artistic Director Aurélien Scannella. Acclaimed artist, photographer, sculptor and ‘skin illustrator’, Emma Hack, who won international renown with her body painting work in the Gotye film clip Somebody That I Used to Know, has worked closely with Scannella and the company to develop The Mercury Project.
‘All the world is made of faith, and trust, and pixie dust’ – J.M. Barrie
Flying in from Royal New Zealand Ballet, J.M. Barrie’s enchanting children’s novel will captivate both the young and young at heart in the upcoming performance season by West Australian Ballet. Choreographed by Russell Kerr in 1999, his whimsical world includes all the well-known and beloved characters, including the jealous and feisty Tinkerbell, the Lost Boys, the Crocodile and the villainous Captain Hook.
During the curtain call of the final performance of West Australian Ballet’s Onegin, dancers Matthew Lehmann and Brooke Widdison-Jacobs were both promoted to Leading Artists. Making the announcement on stage before the audience and the company, Artistic Director Aurélien Scannella praised their recent leading performances, Lehmann as one of the dancers performing the title role of Onegin and Widdison-Jacobs as The Sylph in the May 2013 production of La Sylphide.