Tomorrow on Wednesday 1st October 2014 at 10am (AWST) the first-ever World Ballet Day LIVE will take place. A twenty hour non-stop live-streaming event involving some of the world’s leading ballet companies across multiple timezone’s, celebrating dance and the inherent athleticism and daily dedication of all those involved in world class ballet companies.
OPEN AUDITION – GIRLS AND BOYS – 9 to 11 YEARS OLD
West Australian Ballet has an exciting opportunity for young dancers to be involved in the upcoming season of La Fille mal gardée (The Wayward Daughter) at His Majesty’s Theatre (5-20 September 2014). We are auditioning for children to perform in the village scenes in Act 2. This is your chance to experience rehearsing and performing with West Australian Ballet!
Popular demand for Ballet at the Quarry leads to extra performance added.
After a sell out opening weekend, and with very limited options for the remainder of the season, West Australian Ballet has added an additional show to Ballet at the Quarry. The extra performance will be added for Tuesday 25 February and go on sale from today, making the season now 17 performances long. The programme, headlined by Edward Clug’s Radio and Juliet with music by Radiohead, has proved to be the company’s most popular at the Quarry Amphitheatre to date.
Ballet at the Quarry runs until 1 March.
Tickets $39 – $65. Visit waballet.com.au or call Ticketmaster on 136 100
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.