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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.

Twin Share kicks off LINK’s 2017 dance program

Thursday, 11 May 2017 News > Latest news > Western Australian Academy of Performing Arts > 2017 > 05

A new work from a choreographer at the cutting edge of contemporary dance in Spain and dancers sharing the stage with two grand pianos are just two of the pleasures promised in LINK Dance Company’s upcoming May season.

Violin superstar plays Beethoven on 1701 Stradivarius

Thursday, 11 May 2017 News > Latest news > Western Australian Academy of Performing Arts > 2017 > 05

In January this year, world-renowned violinist and WAAPA’s brilliant Head of Strings Alexandre Da Costa was privileged to be awarded a decade-long loan of a precious 1701 Stradivarius violin.

WAAPA invites you on a Backstage Tour

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

Join us on an insightful tour of WAAPA's world-class facilities and venues from 'page to stage' as we take you through the process of producing a show.

WAAPA brings Anne Frank’s diary to life on stage

Thursday, 27 April 2017 News > Latest news > Western Australian Academy of Performing Arts > 2017 > 04

Perth audiences will get the opportunity to see this extraordinary story brought to life on stage in the Pulitzer Prize-winning play based on Anne’s writings.

The indescribably talented Kneebody hits Perth for two shows

Monday, 24 April 2017 News > Latest news > Western Australian Academy of Performing Arts > 2017 > 04

For the first time ever, WAAPA is delighted to introduce Kneebody to Perth audiences in two shows in May, thanks to the generous support of the Jackman Furness Foundation for the Performing Arts.

WAAPA dancers rise to the challenge

Friday, 21 April 2017 News > Latest news > Western Australian Academy of Performing Arts > 2017 > 04

WAAPA’s talented student dancers reach new artistic heights in neo-classical and contemporary dance works created on them by four outstanding Australian choreographers.

Soul-stirring music to die for

Tuesday, 11 April 2017 News > Latest news > Western Australian Academy of Performing Arts > 2017 > 04

Join WAAPA’s Wind and Brass Ensemble under the musical direction of Philip Everall and Brent Grapes as they perform famous inspirational battle-themed music in Battle and Victory.

Kaboom Percussion joins Defying Gravity for musical magic!

Thursday, 06 April 2017 News > Latest news > Western Australian Academy of Performing Arts > 2017 > 04

In May, two of WA’s top percussion ensembles join forces to present four joy-filled concerts of super-charged percussive entertainment guaranteed to delight and amaze.

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