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  • Thin beams of light shine down on a stage filled with an orchestra, choir, jazz band and singer Birthday extravaganza
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    Birthday extravaganza

    2 August 2021

    Edith Cowan University turns 30 this year, and Rosalind Appleby says the WA Academy of Performing Arts celebrated in style with a performing arts party that looked both backwards and forwards.

    Reading time • 6 minutesMusic
  • Promotional image for Your Arts Playground. The words
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    Introducing Your Arts Playground, Seesaw’s new podcast

    30 June 2021

    Not sure where to find out what’s happening in WA’s arts scene? Feel like you’re always hearing about the cool new shows, concerts and exhibitions after they’ve finished? Check out Your Arts Playground, a new monthly podcast from Seesaw’s managing editors, Nina Levy and Rosalind Appleby.

    Reading time • 7 minutesMulti-arts
  • 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
  • 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
  • A group of brightly dressed performers fill a stage with a backdrop of linen strips hanging from the ceiling like tree trunks Into the Australian woods
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    Into the Australian woods

    31 March 2021

    WAAPA’s Australianised Into the Woods is an adventurous adaptation that didn’t quite hit the mark, says Erin Hutchinson.

    Reading time • 5 minutesMusical Theatre
  • It’s Brecht done very well
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    It’s Brecht done very well

    28 March 2021

    Graduating WAAPA students handle Brecht’s masterpiece, The Caucasian Chalk Circle, with fabulous gusto and conviction, David Zampatti writes, and he gives them a resounding “wow!”

    Reading time • 6 minutesTheatre
  • 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.

    Reading time • 4 minutesDance
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