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Alchemy creates percussion gold

Thursday, 18 April 2019 News > Latest news > Western Australian Academy of Performing Arts > 2019 > 04

The outstanding musician described as an icon of Australian percussion will take to the stage of the Richard Gill Auditorium with WAAPA’s award-winning percussion ensemble, Defying Gravity, for its upcoming concert, Alchemy.

What happens when the rain stops falling

Wednesday, 17 April 2019 News > Latest news > Western Australian Academy of Performing Arts > 2019 > 04

Thanks to the generous support of the Minderoo Foundation as part of WAAPA’s Visiting Artist Program, Canadian director, Peggy Shannon is in Perth to direct WAAPA’s 3rd Year Acting students in When the Rain Stops Falling for a week-long season in the Enright Studio.

Neo-soul diva Your Girl Pho joins local heroes for WA Day gig SOTA Festival

Friday, 12 April 2019

Phoebe Gunson used to fantasise about one day sharing a stage with local heroes such as dance music duo Slumberjack.

WAAPA dance lifts off for 2019

Friday, 12 April 2019 News > Latest news > Western Australian Academy of Performing Arts > 2019 > 04

Rise, WAAPA’s first dance season for 2019, lifts off with four new contemporary and neo-classical dance works created by visiting international choreographer Sasha Janes, Melbourne-based dancer/choreographer Lauren Langlois, and well-known local artists Claudia Alessi and Kim McCarthy.

Katie Noonan jazzes it up with WAAPA students

Tuesday, 09 April 2019 News > Latest news > Western Australian Academy of Performing Arts > 2019 > 04

WAAPA’s Jazz students will be the fortunate beneficiaries of Katie Noonan’s love of musical collaborations, as they perform alongside her in two concerts at WAAPA in April.

Peter Pichler (GER) - Trautonium in Concert

Monday, 01 April 2019

"Rich, eerie and ripe for horror: 90-year-old synthesiser visits Australia for first time"... Tura and WAAPA have joined forces to bring Trautonium player Peter Pichler to Perth from Munich for a series of workshops and events.

First Australian piano comes home to UK after 231 years

Monday, 01 April 2019

A piano that sailed to Australia with the first British settlers has been returned to home soil 231 years on, to be painstakingly restored in a workshop near Bath.

Tim Minchin comes back to the Mount Lawley Campus where it all began

Friday, 22 March 2019

Australian musician, composer, songwriter, actor, comedian and writer Dr Tim Minchin has received an honorary doctorate from Edith Cowan University (ECU).

ECU flies First Fleet piano back to UK for restoration

Tuesday, 19 March 2019

One of Australia’s greatest musical treasures, the first piano to ever come to Australia with the First Fleet, flew to the UK this week to be restored to its original playing condition.

Music under the stars at WAAPA in the Park

Friday, 15 March 2019 News > Latest news > Western Australian Academy of Performing Arts > 2019 > 03

An annual tradition since 2007, WAAPA in the Park is a family-friendly evening of fabulous music performed under the stars in Mount Lawley’s Ron Stone Park.

Tiny camera passed down throats of WAAPA vocal students to help see 'behind the scenes'

Friday, 15 March 2019

Edith Cowan University researchers have joined forces with the WAAPA to give vocal students an insight into the inner workings of their voice, thanks to a tiny camera passed down their throats.

Michael Abercromby picks The Cherry Orchard for WAAPA acting students

Friday, 15 March 2019

Additionally, Perth-born WAAPA graduate Michael Abercromby has returned to his alma mater to undertake his Masters in Directing and is leading second year acting students in a production of The Cherry Orchard.

Hollywood may be able to afford #MeToo, but it’s a stretch for the Australian arts

Friday, 08 March 2019

WAAPA research staff member Luke Hopper writes about how the #MeToo movement has undoubtedly opened up an important discourse, challenging the stigma of speaking out against exploitation and harassment in the arts and other industries.

WAAPA travels to 1950s Italy for Romeo and Juliet at Studio Underground

Friday, 08 March 2019

English actor and director Michael Jenn says there is nothing like being in a terrible production of a play to make you want to direct it.

A couple of class acts

Friday, 01 March 2019

The prestigious Bachelor of Arts (Acting) program at the WAAPA, led by Ms Glenda Linscott, was recognised for its innovative teaching and outstanding student experience and graduate outcomes.

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