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Carina Roberts and Gakuro Matsui in The Nutcracker How to watch ballet
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How to watch ballet

16 November 2023

If you’ve booked tickets to Christmas favourite The Nutcracker and you’re not sure what to expect, look no further! Rita Clarke has you covered.

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Juan Carlos Osma as Serge Gainsbourg and Polly Hilton as Lizzie in Adam Alzaim's GAINSBOURG Photograph by Bradbury Photography A male dancer holds a female dancers around the waist as she arches back dramatically. The lighting is deep pink and hazy. Both wear suits. A tale of two longer haunts
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A tale of two longer haunts

24 June 2023

Will two successful short dance works stand up to being revived and extended for West Australian Ballet’s 2023 STATE program? Kim Balfour finds out.

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Pirouetting through the ages with pizzazz
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Pirouetting through the ages with pizzazz

6 May 2023

From the elegance of classical ballet to the exhilaration of jazz-infused Balanchine, West Australian Ballet’s new triple bill is a delightful dance across time, writes Kim Balfour.

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A dark bird-like creature with dazzling hues rippling through its wings leaps into the air. Behind it, water glistens in star light, though the dark clouds cast a dangerous and moody pallor. This is a scene from WA Ballet's Swan Lake. Noongar thread gives classic an exhilarating spin
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Noongar thread gives classic an exhilarating spin

21 November 2022

Transplanting Swan Lake from Europe to Fremantle, West Australian Ballet weaves Noongar storytelling through the beloved classic in a bold and beautiful move, writes Nina Levy. 

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Little llama. Two dancers in costume, one is brights blues including a bold headdress and the other in fluffy white including big ears, are seen in a dance routine that suggests they are shaping up for a fight Delightful dancers win young hearts
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Delightful dancers win young hearts

28 September 2022

A new ballet commissioned by Awesome Festival is a wonderful introduction to the artform for young audiences, writes junior writer Bethany Stopher.

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A red muse dances around her former lover, as seven other dancers fall in line. Sleepless beauty to haunt your dreams
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Sleepless beauty to haunt your dreams

12 September 2022

Natalie Weir’s new contemporary ballet captivates with every waking moment, moving magically through the restless hours, writes Nina Levy.

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