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Radiohead’s Kid A inspires original new music

Monday, 07 May 2018 News > Latest news > Western Australian Academy of Performing Arts > 2018 > 05

Kid A, along with its twin album Amnesiac, has now taken on the status of a cultural cornerstone, defining a key moment when alternative musical exploration was mainstreamed.

New York jazz reaches the Bay

Tuesday, 24 April 2018

The city that never sleeps has provided inspiration for many musicians and WAAPA graduate Nerissa Campbell is no different.

Family legacy continues with Mackenzie Dunn in Black Swan’s Summer of the Seventeenth Doll

Tuesday, 24 April 2018

MACKENZIE Dunn is a proud fourth-generation performer and if her first year after graduating from WAAPA is anything to go by, she will continue the impressive family legacy in style.

WAAPA dancers rise to inspiring new works

Monday, 23 April 2018 News > Latest news > Western Australian Academy of Performing Arts > 2018 > 04

WAAPA’s first dance season for 2018 showcases new works by visiting international choreographer Ori Flomin, Melbourne-based dancer/choreographer Daniel Roberts, and well-known local artists Jayne Smeulders and Natalie Allen.

Emma Matthews glitters for Perth audiences

Thursday, 19 April 2018 News > Latest news > Western Australian Academy of Performing Arts > 2018 > 04

Three venues across Perth will host a truly spectacular program of classical music in May starring the acclaimed home-grown opera diva Emma Matthews backed by the Faith Court Orchestra.

More to pioneering Perth author's story than D.H. Lawrence connection

Friday, 13 April 2018

Western Australian author Mollie Skinner co-wrote The Boy in the Bush with British novelist D.H. Lawrence but this local writer’s important place in history has since faded into relative obscurity.  However, one WAAPA researcher is determined that she won’t be forgotten.

Mozart’s Requiem set to soar in St Mary’s Cathedral

Wednesday, 28 March 2018 News > Latest news > Western Australian Academy of Performing Arts > 2018 > 03

It is one of the most famous choral works in the classical repertoire but Mozart's Requiem has a backstory that reads like a bad film script.

Grammy-nominated Latin jazz masters make Perth debut

Friday, 23 March 2018 News > Latest news > Western Australian Academy of Performing Arts > 2018 > 03

Thanks to the generosity of Perth-based philanthropists, Brigid and Ronald W. Woss AM of the Woss Group of Companies, WAAPA is able to present the Grammy Award nominated Rodriguez Brothers live in concert.

‘Coffee With’ Benjamin Colley and Daisy Valerio: New AussieTheatre writers confirmed for WAAPA graduate column

Wednesday, 14 March 2018

AussieTheatre.com can confirm that 2017 WAAPA graduates Benjamin Almon Colley and Daisy Valerio will join the writing team as regular columnists in 2018.

Success a beautiful thing

Wednesday, 14 March 2018

From prestigious awards to making her professional musical theatre debut, WAAPA graduate and Ryde performer Stefanie Caccamo’s star is shining brightly.

‘Atlas’ explores the ties that bind through movement-based performance

Tuesday, 27 February 2018 News > Latest news > Western Australian Academy of Performing Arts > 2018 > 02

Not using any throwaway packaging, from plastic wrapping to takeaway cups, was just one of a number of challenges that WAAPA’s 2nd Year Acting students undertook when they started rehearsals for their upcoming devised theatre piece, Atlas.

The Crucible transformed for contemporary times

Friday, 23 February 2018 News > Latest news > Western Australian Academy of Performing Arts > 2018 > 02

Edgerton has worked with WAAPA student designers to create a stunning impressionistic design that presents a deeply religious frontier society on the edge of an encroaching wilderness.

Improving your contemporary technique

Tuesday, 23 January 2018

Nina Levy talks to the Western Australian Academy of Performing Arts’s Molly Tipping to find out how you can develop your core stability and mobility.

Out of character: how acting puts a mental strain on performers

Wednesday, 17 January 2018

WAAPA PhD graduate Leith Taylor comments in The Conversation about poor mental health in the Performing Arts industry.

Creating an enchanting opera for kids is no child's play

Monday, 18 December 2017

An ECU PhD candidate wants to bring the joy of opera to an entirely new demographic: Australian children.

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