Prepare for West Australian Ballet’s most alluring and ground-breaking Season yet.
West Australian Ballet’s Season 2018 promises to be a season of change. It will be surprising and exciting, and will explore the extremes of sweet life and seductive death.
In his fifth season as Artistic Director, Aurélien Scannella has created a program that will exemplify the short distance between pain and pure joy. “Season 2018 will be a raw and pure experience for the audiences that will emotionally have highs and lows. It will be beautiful and honest. I’m excited for the audience to come on this artistic journey with the company”.
One of Perth’s favourite summer traditions, enjoy the unique combination of contemporary dance and dining under a canopy of stars, surrounded by the magnificence of the City Beach Quarry Amphitheatre. Part of the Perth International Arts Festival, Ballet at the Quarry is the hottest ticket in town.
On the eve of his wedding, Scottish farmer James is tempted by a beautiful winged Sylph who confesses her long-held love for him, but cruelly taunts him with her untouchable, ethereal beauty. Filled with sprites, forest-fills, sylphides and trouble-making witches, we remain true to Bournonville’s work, showcasing the seemingly effortless elegance of powerful, big jumps and rapid footwork that are linked together by soft, slightly rounded and fluid arm movements.
Pure imagination and raw talent comes to full fruition as our dancers release their creative flair and exceptional skill in our invigorating mini-season of short works.
Be evoked. Be delighted. Be truly entertained during this rare opportunity to be up close and personal with the dancers in the intimate setting of the West Australian Ballet Centre.
Presenting yet another World Premiere, we are proud to bring to His Majesty’s stage, a dramatic neo-classical ballet, telling the most famous story of when darkness meets love - Dracula. Performed to a specially created “libretto” (a storyline), our adaptation of Bram Stoker's classic vampire novel invites you to follow Dracula, whose lonely soul is determined to reunite with his lost love, Mina – and in doing so begins a reign of terror and seduction, draining the life from those around her to get what he so desires. Be transfixed by this tale of forbidden passion.
The tradition continues. Triumphantly returning, The Nutcracker is an enchanting Christmas treat filled with pure joy for the whole family. Set in the 19th century English winter wonderland, this luminous ballet will capture your heart and imagination as it transports you to the magical world of brave toy soldiers and dancing sugar canes.
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