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Tennessee Williams’ classic drama of passion and power

Friday, 08 June 2018 News > Latest news > Western Australian Academy of Performing Arts > 2018 > 06

As part of the Visiting Artists’ Program proudly supported by the Mindaroo Foundation, Emily McLean has returned to her alma mater to direct the 3rd Year WAAPA students in Tennessee Williams’ A Streetcar Named Desire.

Modern update of Greek tragedy examines the toll of war

Friday, 08 June 2018 News > Latest news > Western Australian Academy of Performing Arts > 2018 > 06

Thanks to the generous support of the Minderoo Foundation, Melbourne director Dr Bagryana Popov is at WAAPA directing the 2nd Year Acting students in Timberlake Wertenbaker’s powerful play, Ajax in Afghanistan.

5 minutes with Emma Matthews

Friday, 08 June 2018

WAAPA's new Head of Classical Voice is returning to the place where her career began to teach performance.

Aerosol artist Jerome Davenport immortalises faces in life-like murals

Monday, 04 June 2018

Narrogin-born WAAPA graduate Jerome Davenport, is one of Australia’s hottest muralists, an in-demand aerosol artist whose credo — “No more blank walls” — feels less like anti-establishment baiting and more like a plan for global domination.

Chase your cares away with songs both poignant and perky

Wednesday, 23 May 2018 News > Latest news > Western Australian Academy of Performing Arts > 2018 > 05

Acclaimed British vocal coach and WAAPA visiting artist Mary King invites Perth audiences to chase their cares away with a rousing concert celebrating the popular entertainment of music hall, café culture and cabaret.

Mamma Mia machismo

Wednesday, 23 May 2018

Plenty of guys and girls go to great lengths to get fit for their wedding and the enviably buff Stephen Mahy was no different: the versatile WAAPA grad shredded for his (almost) marriage in the musical Mamma Mia!

Kate Jenkinson goes from Wentworth to the world of pop

Wednesday, 23 May 2018

Shedding her prison blues and donning the high-fashion clothes of Olivia Newton-John’s best friend for the biopic Olivia Newton-John: Hopelessly Devoted To You was a breath of fresh air for WAAPA graduate Kate Jenkinson.

‘Carousel’ reimagined for a new generation

Tuesday, 15 May 2018 News > Latest news > Western Australian Academy of Performing Arts > 2018 > 05

Carousel tells the story of the tragic romance between a troubled carnival worker and the young woman who gives up everything for him. It boasts some of the most powerful music ever written for the stage.

Differently Equal: the universal language of dance

Friday, 11 May 2018 News > Latest news > Western Australian Academy of Performing Arts > 2018 > 05

LINK Dance Company’s first season for 2018 is vibrant proof of the well-known maxim that ‘Dance is a universal language’.

A Different Kind of ‘B’ Line: pianist Thomas Hecht in concert

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

Renowned concert pianist and pedagogue Thomas Hecht links a modern American ‘B’ to musical giants - Bach, Beethoven and Brahms.

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.

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