Vernissage – to varnish or “apply the finishing touches”
Transform your performance experience as celebrated National and International
Guest Artists share exclusive insights into the ballet you’re about to see. From personal stories about their careers, their approach to choreography and amusing stories about the world of ballet – join us for a glass of bubbles and an evening of enlightenment.
Price: $30 / $25 for Season Subscribers
Place: West Australian Ballet Centre
Wednesday 27 March
Greg Horsman, a home-grown legend
Australian born Greg Horsman has enjoyed an illustrious career, joining The Australian Ballet in 1982, and the English National Ballet (ENB) in 1994, performing an extensive range of classical and contemporary repertoire.
Greg has held appointments as Ballet Master and Répétiteur at Ballet Central, Northern Ballet, ENB and Royal New Zealand Ballet (RNZB), and has been a guest teacher at other companies throughout Europe and Australia.
Currently Ballet Master and Head of Artistic Operations at Queensland Ballet, Greg has also choreographed numerous ballets for Ballet Central, ENB and RNZB. Director and Choreographer of our May season La Bayadère, enjoy an evening with Greg as he shares insights into his choreographic style and inspiration for this production.
Monday 21 October
Septime Webre, the talent behind ALICE (in wonderland)
An internationally recognised Ballet Director, Choreographer, educator and advocate, Septime is Artistic Director of Hong Kong Ballet after spending 17 years as the AD of The Washington Ballet.
During Septime’s tenure at The Washington Ballet, the institution’s budget grew by 500%, allowing for unprecedented advances in the scope and quality of its repertoire as well as the size of its professional school. Septime also founded and developed several far-reaching community engagement programs.
As a Choreographer, Septime’s works appear in the repertoires of ballet, theatre and opera companies throughout North America. He has served on the juries of international ballet competitions, is a member of the board of Dance/USA and holds a degree in History and Pre-Law from the University of Texas.
Join us when we bring this global power-house into our Ballet Centre and Septime takes us on a journey through his career and to the edge of the rabbit hole as we prepare for the unveiling of ALICE (in wonderland).