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.
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.
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.
“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.
Perth-based composer and sound artist Rachael Dease is one of four recipients of a 2020 Prelude Composer Residency from the Bundanon Trust.
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.
Two dance works performed at the State Theatre Centre of WA for the 2020 Perth Festival offered exceptional performance opportunities for WAAPA-trained dancers.
WAAPA at ECU is closely monitoring the evolving COVID-19 situation and acting on the latest advice from the Australian Government and health authorities.
The City of Stirling and the Western Australian Academy of Performing Arts (WAAPA) have jointly decided to not go ahead with the WAAPA in the Park concert planned for this Saturday 14 March due to potential storms and the developing Coronavirus (COVID-19) situation.
As part of WAAPA’s new partnership with the Perth Theatre Trust, LINK Dance company goes underground in April at the State Theatre Centre to present Well, a stunning double bill of contemporary dance works.
Due to an issue related to performing rights, the decision has been made to bring Mamma Mia! into the Geoff Gibbs Theatre from Friday 3 to Wed 8 April and move A Chorus Line into the Major Musical slot at His Majesty’s Theatre from Friday 12 to Thursday 18 June.
Monday 10 February 2020 is the first day of O Week for all WAAPA students. All departments run their own events across the week/s, many of which are compulsory and may require you to register. Department orientation schedules will be provided in the initial department meetings (scheduled below).
New research focusing on the power of Aboriginal on-Country performance aims to further revitalise Noongar language and song traditions in south-west WA.
From a distance the art form might still present all the colour and kitsch of a snow globe, but it's clear that this time around someone's given the snow globe a shake.
A new three-year partnership was announced today between the Perth Theatre Trust and the Western Australian Academy of Performing Arts.