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World Ballet Day Live 2014!

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.


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West Australian Ballet welcomes Maina Gielgud AO

We are excited to soon be welcoming former Prima Ballerina Maina Gielgud AO who will be here at West Australian Ballet from next week. She will be giving class to our dancers for the fortnight leading up to our forthcoming Canberra tour October 13th-19th!


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West Australian Ballet welcomes Annabelle Lopez Ochoa

We are looking forward to welcoming Annabelle Lopez-Ochoa next week. She will be here for a fortnight to begin preparation for Zip Zap Zoom we are performing as part of our Ballet at the Quarry season to kick off the 2015 program next year.


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Telethon Behind the Scenes

Special Behind The Scenes Event for Telethon

 

Interested in getting a sneak peek of La Fille mal gardée while supporting an important cause?


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La Fille mal gardée Audition

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!

 

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Special Guest to join WAB for ‘Giselle’

West Australian Ballet is delighted to announce that Queensland Ballet Principal Dancer Huang Junshuang will be joining the company as a guest artist for the remainder of West Australian Ballet’s highly successful Giselle season.


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Extra Ballet at the Quarry show added

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

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Mercury, moving as one… WAB Season 2014 from Aurélien Scannella.

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.


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Direct from Neverland, the boy who never grew up – Peter Pan.

‘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.


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Surprise promotions for two WAB dancers at Onegin closing night.

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.