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The dancers of West Australian Ballet in The Nutcracker (2020). Photo by Bradbury Photography copy The stage is filled with dancers clad in pink tutus, standing in a pose. They all face towards the Sugar Plum Fairy and Sugar Prince who are centre stage, dressed in sparkling gold costumes. Behind them is Drosselmeyer and Clara. Still sparkling in season three
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Still sparkling in season three

22 November 2020

West Australian Ballet’s Nutcracker is on its third outing but it managed to win over an unwilling attendee, admits Nina Levy.

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Juan Carlos Osma and Mayume Noguromi in Le Corsaire pas de deux for GALA. Photo by Bradbury Photography Gala promises to be a people pleaser
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Gala promises to be a people pleaser

20 November 2020

With a snappy program that is paced to suit our social media shaped attention spans, West Australian Ballet’s ‘Gala’ is designed for popular appeal, writes Nina Levy.

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A Festival to crush cultural cringe
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A Festival to crush cultural cringe

18 November 2020

Listen to Perth Festival Artistic Director Iain Grandage tell Nina Levy why he’s so excited to be presenting a local line-up in 2021.

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Images Copyright Susie Blatchford of Pixel Poetry A small boy stands proudly in front of a colourful mural . In amongst the multicoloured patterned circles are the words: Friendship in Forrest Street. An older man stand to one side of the mural. Both the man and the child are smiling proudly. Take a walk on the art side
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Take a walk on the art side

13 November 2020

Take a walk down Forrest Street in Fremantle over the next couple of weeks and you’ll notice something special. The street has been turned into a walking art gallery by local artist and resident Alex Desebrock. Nina Levy chatted to Alex to find out about the Forrest Street Banner Project, and the creative practice behind the work.

Reading time • 10 minutesVisual Art
A lady smiles at the computer, alongside is another image of a computer screen during a zoom call Curator Lee Kinsella reveals a visual arts treasure trove
Podcasts

Curator Lee Kinsella reveals a visual arts treasure trove

13 November 2020

Australia’s largest collection of women’s art is now available online. In the second podcast from the winter season of the Seesaw Lounge, curator Lee Kinsella takes us through some of her favourite works.

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WA dancers grace the national stage
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WA dancers grace the national stage

29 October 2020

The shortlisted nominees for the 2020 Australian Dance Awards have been announced and West Australian artists have made their presence known.

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Arts must stay young at heart
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Arts must stay young at heart

29 October 2020

Investing public money in youth arts companies and programs should be a no-brainer, writes Nina Levy. Here’s why.

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A man in a vibrant blue shirt sits backstage on a storage container Behind the scenes at the ballet: A conversation with Aurelien Scannella
Podcasts

Behind the scenes at the ballet: A conversation with Aurelien Scannella

21 October 2020

The winter season of the Seesaw Lounge is being released as a podcast series. In this first interview West Australian Ballet’s Artistic Director Aurelien Scanella offers fascinating insights into the company’s artistic machinations in his conversation with Nina Levy.

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Cleaver Street Studio

Cleaver Street Studio

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