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  • Juan Carlos Osma as Prince Desiré and Alexa Tuzil as Princess Aurora in The Sleeping Beauty. Photo by Bradbury Photography copy A female ballerina in an elaborate tutu is held by a male ballet dancer. He clasps her around her waist and her legs are both airborne, one bents and one extended vertically.Her torso angles downwards, so that her shape is a graceful arc. Too many soft centres in chocolate box ballet
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    Too many soft centres in chocolate box ballet

    22 November 2021

    If you have a sweet tooth when it comes to ballet then Javier Torres’s Sleeping Beauty should satisfy, says Kim Balfour. But if you’re looking for reinvention rather than convention, you won’t find it here.

    Reading time • 6 minutesDance
  • Three actors are in costume, a woman dressed as a black cat, a woman in a short colourful dress representing a bird, and a man in red short overalls and yellow cap Still hungry for the wolf
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    Still hungry for the wolf

    30 September 2021

    Revisiting an old favourite is always a pleasure for Nina Levy and her young companion, and Peter and the Wolf doesn’t let them down.

    Reading time • 6 minutesDance
  • Oscar Valdes as Henry and the dancers of West Australian Ballet in Coppelia. Photo by Bradbury Photography The footy scene in Coppelia shows a group of men posing in old-fashioned black and white footy uniforms, with women in 19th century dresses looking on. In the background the sky is a luminous violet, as though the sun has just set. Fantasy, fun and footy in Aussie Coppelia
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    Fantasy, fun and footy in Aussie Coppelia

    20 September 2021

    With the first ever WA-based AFL Grand Final almost upon us, the timing couldn’t be better for a ballet that references the much-loved game. But that’s not the only reason West Australian Ballet’s Coppelia is a people pleaser, writes Nina Levy.

    Reading time • 6 minutesDance
  • Three paper puppets of Australian native animals in front of a cream paper backdrop Spring gig guide for kids
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    Spring gig guide for kids

    16 September 2021

    Spring in Perth offers the very best range of arts events for children. Check out our gig guide for your next fabulous family experience.

    Reading time • 5 minutesMulti-arts
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    Your Arts Playground podcast: September

    26 August 2021

    It’s festivals galore this month, with the Awesome Festival, the Indian Ocean Craft Triennial and the Merredin Festival coming up! Hear all about those and more on Your Arts Playground.

    Reading time • 3 minutesMulti-arts
  • Ludovico Di Ubaldo and Dayana Hardy Acuna in Melanie Lane’s Slow Haunt. Photo by Bradbury Photography A male dancer holds a female dancer -she is in a full split and he has one hand under her extended leg and the other under her shoulders STATE ballet triple bill is spell-binding
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    STATE ballet triple bill is spell-binding

    25 June 2021

    From flirtatious fun to creatures of the underworld, each of the three works in West Australian Ballet’s inaugural ‘STATE’ program won over the opening night audience, writes Nina Levy… and she has hopes for where these successes might lead.

    Reading time • 7 minutesDance
  • 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
  • Dayana Hardy Acuna as Giselle, Oscar Valdes as Albrecht with the dancers of West Australian Ballet in Giselle (2021). Photo by Bradbury Photography In the white tutu of the a Wili, Dayana Hardy Acuna holds an arabesque en pointe, leaning on the shoulder of Oscar Valdes who kneels in front of her. To their right is a line of white tutu clad Wilis. Romantic tale transcends the centuries
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    Romantic tale transcends the centuries

    14 May 2021

    West Australian Ballet’s 2021 season of Giselle demonstrates that this 180 year old ballet still has the capacity to touch audience’s hearts, says Kim Balfour.

    Reading time • 7 minutesDance
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