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WAAPA dancers unleash their choreographic talents

Friday, 16 August 2019

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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.

Unleash showcases ten short contemporary dance pieces choreographed by WAAPA’s 3rd Year Dance students and set to original music created by Composition and Music Technology students. Performed by students from across WAAPA’s Dance course in the intimate setting of UWA’s Dolphin Theatre, Unleash runs for four evening performances from Tuesday, 27 to Friday, 30 August, with a matinee on Saturday, 31 August.

The students’ evocative, inventive dance works encompass a wide range of themes, from serious issues and social concerns through to whimsical, comedic subjects.

In her piece, Fundamental Complexities, Natassija Morrow explores the tricky concept of how we connect who we believe ourselves to be with the reality of who we actually are. Estelle Brown’s
The Aperture examines the transitional spaces beyond reality.

Marnie Fiebig’s Dress Relief takes a light-hearted look at how clothing is much more than it seems, while Gabrielle De Vriese asks us to let out our inner quirks in her piece, Put a Little Boogie In It.

Thalia Munyard has choreographed a neo-classical piece based on Act 2 of the famous Romantic ballet, Giselle, whereas Meg Scheffers found creative inspiration in Rachel Naomi Remen’s quote “Life is neither linear nor stagnant, it is movement from mystery to mystery.”

With another four pieces on the program, this is just a taste of the diversity of ideas behind the students’ choreography, and a fascinating insight into the interests and concerns of these talented young artists.

Jam-packed full of original, thought-provoking works from these exciting young choreographers, Unleash promises to be a highly entertaining evening of contemporary dance.

For all venue and performance details, please visit the Unleash performance web page.

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