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  • The Two Pigeons, Frederick Ashton, Lucette Aldous & Kelvin Coe, Principal Artists, The Australian Ballet. Photo ©David Parker 1975) A black and white photograph of Lucette Aldous, as a woman in her thirties, sitting in front of Kelvin Coe. They are both in ballet costume; his arms are wrapped around her and his head leans on hers. Always dancing in her heart: a tribute to Lucette Aldous
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    Always dancing in her heart: a tribute to Lucette Aldous

    18 June 2021

    As the international ballet community mourns the loss of Lucette Aldous AC, who passed away 5 June 2021 at the age of 82, choreographer and former director of West Australian Ballet Barry Moreland reflects on the joys of the time he spent with his dearly loved friend and colleague.

    Reading time • 9 minutesDance
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  • Photo: Stephen Heath Photography A young woman stands with her hands held to her chest. She looks hopeful. Behind her sits a man at a desk. He is slouched and looks pensive. Tasty stuff from graduating class
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    Tasty stuff from graduating class

    11 June 2021

    ‘Gloria’ is a brutally insightful play and WAAPA’s third year acting students have proven themselves worthy of the challenges it presents, writes David Zampatti.

    Reading time • 5 minutesTheatre
  • Photo: Stephen Heath A group of dancers are moving in a pyramid formation, legs in a wide, bent stance, mid movement. They are dressed in deep blue with flared blue and yellow skirts and are lit against a pinky-red cyc. The human touch
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    The human touch

    9 June 2021

    From dystopia to salvation, LINK Dance Company’s latest double bill brings together two responses to the loss of connection experienced by artists and audiences over the last year, writes Kim Balfour.

    Reading time • 5 minutesDance
  • Momentous clash
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    Momentous clash

    27 March 2021

    It’s Bach and ballet versus jazz and fan dancers in WAAPA’s ‘Restart’, and Rita Clarke enjoys the fun of the clash in styles.

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  • Ibsen explores freedom to choose
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    Ibsen explores freedom to choose

    26 March 2021

    Ellida, a new adaptation of Ibsen’s The Lady from the Sea, is an ideal vehicle for WAAPA’s third-year acting students, David Zampatti says, and they tackle it with verve and skill.

    Reading time • 5 minutesTheatre
  • Photo: Christophe Canato Half the length, double the impact
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    Half the length, double the impact

    20 November 2020

    Changes to programming give audiences more opportunity to appreciate the impressive physicality of WAAPA’s dance students, says Lauren Catellani.

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  • WAAPA A Chorus Line rows of high kicking show girls line the stage WAAPA hopefuls line up for the big time
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    WAAPA hopefuls line up for the big time

    14 October 2020

    The Broadway smash hit ‘A Chorus Line’ is the perfect vehicle for WAAPA students to strut their stuff, finds David Zampatti. But what will become of all this talent?

    Reading time • 5 minutesMusical Theatre
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