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WAAPA Orientation Essential Information for Students

Thursday, 23 January 2020

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).

On-Country performance key to revitalising Aboriginal song

Tuesday, 17 December 2019

New research focusing on the power of Aboriginal on-Country performance aims to further revitalise Noongar language and song traditions in south-west WA.

The New Razzle Dazzle: How Music Theatre Became Relevant Again

Tuesday, 17 December 2019

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.

Three-year partnership for WAAPA and Perth Theatre Trust

Tuesday, 17 December 2019

A new three-year partnership was announced today between the Perth Theatre Trust and the Western Australian Academy of Performing Arts.

WAAPA: 40 Years of Performing Arts Excellence

Tuesday, 17 December 2019 News > Latest news > Western Australian Academy of Performing Arts > 2019 > 12

The Western Australian Academy of Performing Arts celebrates its 40th year with a fabulous selection of live theatre, musicals, dance, opera and concerts for everyone!

BANG! BANG! bodies in motion at The Blue Room

Friday, 22 November 2019

Choreographer Scott Elstermann’s latest work Act 2, Scenes 1-4 takes a leaf out of director Wes Anderson’s films, in particular The Grand Budapest Hotel.

Rodney Dobson’s got all that jazz in Chicago production

Tuesday, 19 November 2019

The grandson of a coal miner, musical theatre actor Rodney Dobson is well and truly a Wonthaggi boy.

Elwyn set to bring it home with new single

Tuesday, 19 November 2019

Emerging Albany singer and WAAPA graduate, Ellie Davies will embark on a six-leg tour this week, as her new single Never Gonna Bring Me Down continues to rise in popularity.

Radio play making waves

Friday, 08 November 2019

It’s a Wonderful Life: A Live Radio Play is testament to the enormous amount of goodwill and generosity in the Perth theatre community.

All that jazz for Tim Voutas at festival

Monday, 04 November 2019

Tim Voutas did not always want to be a pianist and had many arguments with his mum about it while growing up in Port Macquarie.

WAAPA bids farewell to its graduating dancers in ‘Verge’

Friday, 01 November 2019 News > Latest news > Western Australian Academy of Performing Arts > 2019 > 11

On the verge of their professional careers, WAAPA’s graduating dancers celebrate their final season as students in a dazzling display of display of technical skill, versatility and passionate performance.

WAAPA student joins cast of Playing For Keeps

Thursday, 31 October 2019

WAAPA student Ben Chapple is the rookie on screen and off in the Ten series Playing For Keeps.

Neo-soul diva set for Settlers

Wednesday, 30 October 2019

Feminism has a quirky and playful new face in Perth neo-soul diva Your Girl Pho.

Accents are much more varied in Britain than Australia, but why is this so?

Monday, 28 October 2019

While there are many different accents in Australia, including Indigenous and migrant accents, linguists agree that general Australian speech is fairly homogenous compared to the United Kingdom.

WAAPA and Spare Parts collaborate for ‘Life on Earth’

Thursday, 24 October 2019 News > Latest news > Western Australian Academy of Performing Arts > 2019 > 10

Spare Parts Puppet Theatre’s Associate Director, Michael Barlow is working with WAAPA’s 3rd Year Performance Making students to devise an original theatre piece that features contemporary puppetry and the students’ creative inventiveness for their final show before they graduate.

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