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Training a new generation of performers about intimacy, safety and creativity (The Conversation)

Monday, 22 June 2020

At Edith Cowan University’s Western Australian Academy of Performing Arts (WAAPA), we are currently in discussion with the Media Entertainment and Arts Alliance (MEAA) to look at developing experiential, practice-based approaches to #MeToo training for performing arts students.

BBC One acquires hit Australian drama The Heights for daytime

Tuesday, 09 June 2020 News > Latest news > Western Australian Academy of Performing Arts > 2020 > 06

The ABC series is filmed entirely in Perth, just down the road from Edith Cowan University (ECU) Mount Lawley and features many WAAPA and WA Screen Academy graduates in front of the camera and behind the scenes.

Meyne Wyatt's monologue on racism on Q+A: 'Silence is violence. Complacency is complicity' (The Guardian website)

Tuesday, 09 June 2020

Closing Monday night’s Q+A show on ABC, which focused on Indigenous deaths in custody and the global Black Lives Matter movement, actor and writer Meyne Wyatt delivered a powerful speech taken from his autobiographical 2019 play City of Gold.

Performing arts student endowments announced

Friday, 15 May 2020 News > Latest news > Western Australian Academy of Performing Arts > 2020 > 05

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.

Fulbright for Honours Graduate

Tuesday, 05 May 2020 News > Latest news > Western Australian Academy of Performing Arts > 2020 > 05

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.

ABC article: Performing Arts in a time of crisis

Thursday, 30 April 2020

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.

It’s all in the detail

Thursday, 16 April 2020 News > Latest news > Western Australian Academy of Performing Arts > 2020 > 04

“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.

Prelude residency for WAAPA-trained composer

Thursday, 16 April 2020 News > Latest news > Western Australian Academy of Performing Arts > 2020 > 04

Perth-based composer and sound artist Rachael Dease is one of four recipients of a 2020 Prelude Composer Residency from the Bundanon Trust.

Dancer Reprises Award-winning Role

Thursday, 09 April 2020 News > Latest news > Western Australian Academy of Performing Arts > 2020 > 04

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.

Dance Connections

Thursday, 09 April 2020 News > Latest news > Western Australian Academy of Performing Arts > 2020 > 04

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 Performances and COVID19

Monday, 16 March 2020 News > Latest news > Western Australian Academy of Performing Arts > 2020 > 03

WAAPA at ECU is closely monitoring the evolving COVID-19 situation and acting on the latest advice from the Australian Government and health authorities.

WAAPA in the Park CANCELLED

Friday, 13 March 2020 News > Latest news > Western Australian Academy of Performing Arts > 2020 > 03

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.

LINK goes Underground in Well

Friday, 06 March 2020 News > Latest news > Western Australian Academy of Performing Arts > 2020 > 03

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.

Message for general public on 'Mamma Mia' and 'A Chorus Line' productions

Wednesday, 26 February 2020 News > Latest news > Western Australian Academy of Performing Arts > 2020 > 02

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.

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.

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