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See WAAPA’s rising stars shine

Rosemount Hotel is set to be buzzing with emerging talent this September as WAAPA students take to the stage for their annual contemporary music artist showcase, The Songbook Sessions.

WAAPA’s Sweet Charity challenge

Performer Shaun Rennie spent the best part of 20 years touring in music theatre productions before tragedy changed his focus to directing.

WAAPA dancers unleash their choreographic talents

At the end of August, WAAPA’s graduating dancers unleash their choreographic talents in a short season of highly original dance works at the Dolphin Theatre.

Health and wellbeing in the performing arts

Professional dancers push their bodies to extraordinary limits, exposing themselves to physical and emotional stress. Choreographer Gideon Obarzanek, Director of Artistic Health Sue Mayes and dance scientist Peta Blevins join us to discuss how dancers can find their balance.

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