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Take a look behind the scenes at WAAPA Open Day

Friday, 05 August 2016

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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, 14 August from 10.00am until 3.00pm, for it’s annual Open Day event. Showcasing its wide range of performing arts courses and state-of-the-art facilities for prospective students. The WAAPA Open Day offers the perfect opportunity to take a look behind the scenes at Australia’s premier performing arts academy.

WAAPA offers full-time courses in:

In addition to gaining information on these WAAPA courses, the Open Day provides opportunities to meet staff and students, visit rehearsals and classes, view exhibitions and watch performances.

Visitors will be able to sit in on voice and movement classes from the Acting and Music Theatre programs, open rehearsals of the next lot of WAAPA shows (Hatch Dance Season, A Tale of Two Cities, The Beautiful Game and Twelfth Night). Open classes and rehearsals for the Dance and Ba Performing Arts programs offer an ideal opportunity to gain a better understanding of the disciplines covered by these exciting WAAPA programs. The Composition & Music Technology students will be giving demonstrations and performances throughout the day, whilst Classical singers and instrumentalists, Jazz and Contemporary Music ensembles will be giving free concerts.

Students from the Production & Design program will present guided tours all day. The Behind the Scenes tour explores the machinations of theatrical production encompassing the sound and lighting studios, costume and design studios - where you will find incredible exhibitions of the student’s work, the Academys' state-of-the–art theatres and the brand new Props and Scenery Construction workshop.

For all venue and performance details, please visit the WAAPA & ECU Open Day event web page.

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