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WAAPA presents Dark Rain featuring British Saxophone Superstar - Rob Buckland

Thursday, 17 August 2017 News > Latest news > Western Australian Academy of Performing Arts > 2017 > 08

The music of acclaimed British composer Andy Scott is featured in a double concerto for saxophones and wind orchestra performed by world-renowned saxophonists Rob Buckland and Matt Styles.

New partnership opening international doors for WAAPA students

Wednesday, 16 August 2017 News > Latest news > Western Australian Academy of Performing Arts > 2017 > 08

A new partnership between Edith Cowan University (ECU) and a top international conservatoire is giving Music students the chance to broaden their horizons in Manchester or learn from the best teachers in the world, right here in Perth.

Unleashing creativity: WAAPA dancers showcase their choreographic talents

Wednesday, 09 August 2017 News > Latest news > Western Australian Academy of Performing Arts > 2017 > 08

Unleash, features the contemporary dance pieces of ten 3rd Year Dance students, set to original music composed by WAAPA’s Composition and Music Technology students.

Love and Information a play for our times

Tuesday, 08 August 2017 News > Latest news > Western Australian Academy of Performing Arts > 2017 > 08

How truly connected are we in today’s world of ever-connectedness? Love and Information is an uplifting, unique and powerfully profound piece of theatre that explores how we find love and meaning in a world transformed by technology.

WAAPA students gain momentum with New York director

Monday, 07 August 2017 News > Latest news > Western Australian Academy of Performing Arts > 2017 > 08

Thanks to the continued generosity of the Minderoo Foundation, one of WAAPA’s current visiting artists is actor/writer/director Andy Paris, a founding member of New York’s Tectonic Theatre Project.

Open House for WAAPA

Friday, 28 July 2017 News > Latest news > Western Australian Academy of Performing Arts > 2017 > 07

The Western Australian Academy of Performing Arts (WAAPA), as part of Edith Cowan University’s Mount Lawley campus, is opening its doors to the public on Sunday 13 August from 10am until 3pm, for it’s annual Open Day event.

Acclaimed Soprano, Emma Matthews, to head Classical Voice at WAAPA

Tuesday, 25 July 2017 News > Latest news > Western Australian Academy of Performing Arts > 2017 > 07

WAAPA is excited to announce its new Head of Classical Voice, the acclaimed and highly awarded Australian soprano, Emma Matthews.

Vale Graham Wood

Wednesday, 19 July 2017 News > Latest news > Western Australian Academy of Performing Arts > 2017 > 07

It is with great sadness we regret to inform you of the passing of WAAPA Associate Dean Associate Professor Graham Wood PhD WAAPA on Wednesday, 19 July 2017. Graham passed peacefully surrounded by his family and loved ones.

WAAPA International Art Song Academy

Friday, 23 June 2017 News > Latest news > Western Australian Academy of Performing Arts > 2017 > 06

Accompanist and coach par excellence Dr Graham Johnson returns to the WAAPA International Art Song Academy 2017 to lead a week of master classes

Scholarship boost for WAAPA's first Aboriginal Musical Theatre student

Friday, 23 June 2017 News > Latest news > Western Australian Academy of Performing Arts > 2017 > 06

Jarrod Draper is the recipient of the 2017 Edith Cowan University (ECU) Vice-Chancellor’s Aboriginal and/or Torres Strait Islander Scholarship, worth $2,500 per semester until the completion of his degree.

Petits Fours serves up bite-sized theatrical treats

Friday, 09 June 2017 News > Latest news > Western Australian Academy of Performing Arts > 2017 > 06

In June, WAAPA is proud to present Petits Fours, a season of bite-sized theatrical treats that showcases the breathtakingly original work of four local playwrights.

Come and meet those dancing feet on 42nd Street

Friday, 26 May 2017 News > Latest news > Western Australian Academy of Performing Arts > 2017 > 05

From the moment the curtain rises on an impressive chorus line of tap-dancing feet, 42nd Street swings into the high-energy song and dance routines that have made it one of the world’s best-loved musical comedies.

The best of British: English guest director at WAAPA for Coward’s classic comedy

Friday, 26 May 2017 News > Latest news > Western Australian Academy of Performing Arts > 2017 > 05

The WAAPA Visiting Artists Program, proudly supported by the Minderoo Foundation, brings one of Britain’s finest directors and educators to Perth to direct the 3rd Year Acting students in Noel Coward’s delightful comedy, Present Laughter.

WAAPA turns to video to uncover the next star

Wednesday, 17 May 2017 News > Latest news > Western Australian Academy of Performing Arts > 2017 > 05

Aspiring students from as far away as Karratha, Christmas Island and Singapore can now find out in just one minute if they have what it takes to be a competitive applicant in Music, Arts Management or the Production Arts in Perth’s world-class performing arts school.

Leave the kids at home: Sleeping Beauty reimagined as edgy, adult theatre

Monday, 15 May 2017 News > Latest news > Western Australian Academy of Performing Arts > 2017 > 05

A series of wildly creative and beautifully realised puppetry works inspired by the classic fairy tale, Sleeping Beauty, is the basis of this exciting performance collaboration between WAAPA and Spare Parts Puppet Theatre.

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