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A feast for the senses and a show like no other! Celebrate West Australian Ballet’s rich history and bright future with our special GALA performances.

Read Artistic Director Aurélien Scannella's program notes prior to the show here.

Check out who you'll see in these iconic roles. Click here to see casting.

COVID-19 PHASE 4: This season is being sold under State Government Phase 4 restrictions with a reduced audience capacity of 60% (715 patrons per show). Tickets are limited.

The Evening's Program

Glittering excerpts from our most iconic classical, neo-classical and contemporary works including Don Quixote, Le Corsaire, The Great Gatsby, Takuto, Radio & Juliet plus many other wonderful surprises will be stunningly showcased. Designed for ballet lovers of all ages, join us for an emotional ride down memory lane as our dancers exude their passion for this exquisite art-form and Company.

"After eight years at the helm of West Australian Ballet and all the successes we’ve been through...

I thought the right time had come to bring back some of these highlights to our Perth audiences in a Gala performance.

Because this Gala will showcase all styles of dancing – it is a great way to bring everyone together at once – whether you like classical ballet or prefer contemporary dance – there's something for everyone...

It's also the perfect way to end the year (especially this one). It's a rare opportunity to dress up, have a lovely dinner before the show and enjoy world-class dance with friends and family right here in Perth."

- Artistic Director: Aurélien Scannella

An excerpt from Takuto

Choreographer: Eric Gauthier

Costumes Designer: Gudrun Schretzmeier

Music: composed & performed by Stephan M. Boehme

Ballet 101

Choreographer & Costume Designer: Eric Gauthier

Composer: Jens-Peter Abele

Music performed by Eric Gauthier & Jens-Peter Abele

Duo from Act I of The Great Gatsby

Choreographer & Costume Designer: David Nixon OBE Co-Director Patricia Doyle

Music: Partita – II: Lullaby

Composer: Sir Richard Rodney Bennett CBE

Orchestrator: John Longstaff

Music Advisor: Anthony Meredith

Music performed by Northern Ballet Sinfonia

Selected excerpts from Radio & Juliet

Choreographer & Costume Designer: Edward Clug

Costume Designer: Leo Kulas

Music: Idioteque and Like Spinning Plates

Music performed by Radiohead

Duo from Act II of The Great Gatsby

Choreographer & Costume Designer: David Nixon OBE

Co-Director: Patricia Doyle

Composer: Sir Richard Rodney Bennett CBE

Music: Partita – II: Lullaby

Orchestrator: John Longstaff

Music Advisor: Anthony Meredith

Music performed by Northern Ballet Sinfonia

Les Indomptés

Choreographer & Costume Designer: Claude Brumachon

Assistant Choreographer: Benjamin Lamarche

Music: Darpa composed & performed by Wim Mertens

Pas de deux from Don Quixote

Choreographer: Dame Lucette Aldous after Marius Petipa

Costume Designer: Allan Lees OAM

Composer: Ludwig Minkus

Muscical Arranger: John Lanchbery

Music performed by West Australian Symphony Orchestra

Pas de deux from Le Corsaire

Choreographers: Sandy Delasalle & Aurélien Scannella

Costumes Designer: Anne French

Composers: Riccardo Drigo Adagio, Male Variation & Coda Ludwig Minkus Female Variation

Music performed by Evergreen Symphony Orchestra

Excerpt from CoVid Lab

Concept & Direction: Sandy Delasalle

Choreographers: Ludovico Di Ubaldo & Alexa Tuzil

Music: This Bitter Earth / On the Nature of Daylight

Composers: Clyde Otis and Max Richter


Choreographers: Brent Carson and Beatrice Maser

Music Fly

Music: composed & performed by Ludovico Einaudi

Selected excerpts from Architecture of Hope

Choreographer & Costume Designer: Wubkje Kuindersma

Music: Adagio (White Ocean Antarctic) from Symphony No. 1 “Oceans”

Composer: Ezio Bosso

Music performed by Orchestra Filharmonica ‘900 del teatro Regio di Torino


Choreographer: Jayne Smeulders

Costumes Designer: Lyndell Darch

Music: Grand Tarantelle for Piano & Orchestra, Op. 67

Composer: Louis Moreau Gottschalk

Musical Arranger: Hershy Kay

Music performed by Robert DeGaetano & Slovak Radio Symphony Orchestra


His Majesty’s Theatre

825 Hay Street

Perth, 6000

His Majesty's Theatre
Gakuro Matsui and Chihiro Nomura in The Great Gatsby. Photo by Sergey Pevnev.

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