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Motion capture extends WAAPA’s acting training

Monday, 03 August 2020 News > Latest news > Western Australian Academy of Performing Arts > 2020 > 08

The Mocap Vaults, the world’s premier school for motion capture acting, directing and production training, will deliver a specialist workshop in August for WAAPA’s 3rd Year Acting students on movement performance for motion capture.

$10k ECU Arts Commission Up For Grabs

Friday, 24 July 2020 News > Latest news > Western Australian Academy of Performing Arts > 2020 > 07

Calling all dancers, designers, theatre-makers, writers, musicians, singers, composers and choreographers who are WAAPA graduates.

Transition degree helping older students upskill now available online (ArtsHub website)

Friday, 24 July 2020

WAAPA’s Bachelor of Performing Arts Practice Transition major is designed to prepare the future leaders of the performing arts industry in Australia and is being offered online for the first time.

Blessed to be Cursed

Wednesday, 08 July 2020 News > Latest news > Western Australian Academy of Performing Arts > 2020 > 07

WAAPA Acting graduate Shalom Brune-Franklin has a major role in Netflix’s big-budget fantasy series, Cursed, which premieres on 17 July.

Reinvention by design

Wednesday, 24 June 2020 News > Latest news > Western Australian Academy of Performing Arts > 2020 > 06

Nathan Weyers graduated from WAAPA’s Production and Design course in 2009 and has since gone on to open a Ballarat-based design and construction workshop that produces sets for some of the world’s biggest theatre productions.

WAAPA graduates team up for new children’s podcast

Tuesday, 23 June 2020 News > Latest news > Western Australian Academy of Performing Arts > 2020 > 06

Two graduates of WAAPA’s Music Theatre course have produced an exciting new podcast that turns children’s original stories into short audio plays voiced by some of Australia’s best actors.

Training a new generation of performers about intimacy, safety and creativity (The Conversation)

Monday, 22 June 2020

At Edith Cowan University’s Western Australian Academy of Performing Arts (WAAPA), we are currently in discussion with the Media Entertainment and Arts Alliance (MEAA) to look at developing experiential, practice-based approaches to #MeToo training for performing arts students.

BBC One acquires hit Australian drama The Heights for daytime

Tuesday, 09 June 2020 News > Latest news > Western Australian Academy of Performing Arts > 2020 > 06

The ABC series is filmed entirely in Perth, just down the road from Edith Cowan University (ECU) Mount Lawley and features many WAAPA and WA Screen Academy graduates in front of the camera and behind the scenes.

Meyne Wyatt's monologue on racism on Q+A: 'Silence is violence. Complacency is complicity' (The Guardian website)

Tuesday, 09 June 2020

Closing Monday night’s Q+A show on ABC, which focused on Indigenous deaths in custody and the global Black Lives Matter movement, actor and writer Meyne Wyatt delivered a powerful speech taken from his autobiographical 2019 play City of Gold.

Performing arts student endowments announced

Friday, 15 May 2020 News > Latest news > Western Australian Academy of Performing Arts > 2020 > 05

Five WAAPA students have been named as the inaugural recipients of an exciting new initiative, the Artist Relief Fund’s Student Endowments, supported by Minderoo Foundation.

Fulbright for Honours Graduate

Tuesday, 05 May 2020 News > Latest news > Western Australian Academy of Performing Arts > 2020 > 05

WAAPA Honours graduate Michael Lukin hopes that in September he will be able to take up the prestigious 2020 Fulbright Postgraduate Scholarship he was awarded late last year.

ABC article: Performing Arts in a time of crisis

Thursday, 30 April 2020

Arts industry professionals, including WAAPA’s Executive Dean, Professor David Shirley and graduate Katt Osborne, discuss the effect the coronavirus crisis is having on the Perth theatre scene in this ABC article.

It’s all in the detail

Thursday, 16 April 2020 News > Latest news > Western Australian Academy of Performing Arts > 2020 > 04

“I love being able to collaborate and create something that wasn’t there before,” says costume designer Lien See Leong, whose film credits include Red Dog, The Railway Man, Tracks, Kill Me Three Times, Paper Planes and Crazy Rich Asians.

Prelude residency for WAAPA-trained composer

Thursday, 16 April 2020 News > Latest news > Western Australian Academy of Performing Arts > 2020 > 04

Perth-based composer and sound artist Rachael Dease is one of four recipients of a 2020 Prelude Composer Residency from the Bundanon Trust.

Dancer Reprises Award-winning Role

Thursday, 09 April 2020 News > Latest news > Western Australian Academy of Performing Arts > 2020 > 04

A highlight of the 2020 Perth Festival was Bangarra Dance Theatre’s remount of their award-winning production Bennelong, starring WAAPA-trained Beau Dean Riley Smith.

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