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ALL VENUES CLOSED DUE TO COVID-19 UNTIL FURTHER NOTICE

The dynamic WA dance scene offers performances ranging from contemporary to classical ballet and just about everything in-between. While artists tour from around the globe, there is plenty of homegrown talent. You can catch performances from talented students at Perth’s renowned WA Academy of Performing Arts; see ballets at concert halls or beautiful outdoor venues; or feast your eyes on cutting-edge choreography from the many local companies.

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Miss Burlesque WA Finals 2020 (POSTPONED)

  • hello@astortheatreperth.com
  • (08) 9370 1777

Expect drama, sensuality, wit and talent! These dazzling performers have got it all – and the bar has never been set higher.

  • Dates:Postponed from Jun 6 to Sep 26, 2020
  • Time(s):7:30pm Onwards
  • Venue:The Astor Theatre, Perth

Details

  • Hosted By:The Astor Theatre, Perth
  • Venue Address:The Astor Theatre, 659 Beaufort St, Mount Lawley WA 6050
  • Type:Performing Arts
  • Audience:LGBTI,Adults
  • Event Venue:Astor Theatre
  • Performing Arts:Cabaret,Dance

Description

The feathers are set to fly in Australia’s largest Burlesque competition – with performers from all around the country competing for the title of Miss Burlesque Australia 2020!

On Saturday 6th of June, the West Australian State Finalists will throw their sparkles into the ring and give it their all for the chance to win the title of Miss Burlesque WA 2020 and represent the state at the Grand Finals in Melbourne in August.

 

Rise (POSTPONED)

An exciting performance by WAAPA's promising second and third year dance students, with visiting international artist Niv Marinberg.

  • Dates:POSTPONED
  • Time(s):7.30pm; Sat 2pm
  • Venue:Geoff Gibbs Theatre

Details

  • Hosted By:WAAPA
  • Venue Address:Building 1/2 Bradford St, Mount Lawley WA 6050
  • Ticket Price:$30
  • Type:Performing Arts
  • Audience:Adults
  • Produced By:WAAPA: WA Academy of Performing Arts
  • Event Venue:Geoff Gibbs Theatre
  • Performing Arts:Dance

Description

Choreographers: Roy Assaf, remounted by Niv Marinberg; Graeme Watson, remounted by Sue Peacock; new works by Laura Boynes and Jayne Smeulders
Performed by: 2nd and 3rd Year Dance students

WAAPA’s talented dance students rise to new artistic heights in four imaginative and entertaining dance works. Visiting international artist Niv Marinberg remounts Girls & Boys, an exploration of gender and community by Israeli choreographer Roy Assaf, while Sue Peacock remounts Australian choreographer Graeme Watson’s stunning piece, Bodyline, created in 1987 for Nederlands Dans Theatre 2. Local dancer, choreographer, film maker and WAAPA alumna Laura Boynes will create an exciting original contemporary piece while Jane Smeulders, formerly West Australian Ballet principal artist and now a WAAPA dance lecturer, will choreograph a beautiful new classical ballet.

Yagan Square Nyumbi (CANCELLED)

Experience the world’s oldest living culture through music and dance.

  • Dates:Every Friday from 24 January to 26 June 2020
  • Time(s):Commences at 5.30pm. Concludes at 6.15pm
  • Venue:Yagan Square Amphitheatre

Details

  • Hosted By:DevelopmentWA
  • Venue Address:Corner Wellington and William Street Perth
  • Ticket Price:Free
  • Type:Aboriginal Art & Events,Youth Art / Performance
  • Audience:Family-Friendly
  • Event Venue:Yagan Square
  • Performing Arts:Dance

Description

Immerse yourself in Western Australia's Noongar culture as Aboriginal dancers perform traditional song and dance and share stories of our rich culture and history.

Visit the Yagan Square amphitheatre to enjoy free Aboriginal performances every Friday evening.

 

Winter Tea Dance (POSTPONED)

Winter Tea Dance at Perth Concert Hall!

  • Dates:The three Winter Tea Dances have been CANCELLED but the Winter Tea Dance Gala has been POSTPONED to 2021
  • Time(s):2pm - 4pm
  • Venue:Government House Ballroom

Details

  • Hosted By:Perth Concert Hall
  • Venue Address:13 St Georges Terrace, Perth, Western Australia 6000
  • Type:Classical Music
  • Audience:Family-Friendly
  • Event Venue:Government House Ballroom
  • Performing Arts:Dance
  • Ticket Price:$35

Description

Put on your dancing shoes and enjoy the finest ballroom in the state at our Winter Tea Dance! The Government House Ballroom is open for you to enjoy an afternoon of dancing to lively DJ sounds on the first three Sundays of June. The Gala event is on the last Sunday, featuring the WA Youth Jazz Orchestra and professional ballroom dancing demonstrations.

Celtic Illusions Reimagined

Immerse yourself in the Irish Dance and Grand Illusion sensation that has taken Australia, New Zealand, Hong Kong and the USA by storm on its Nationwide tour for 2020. This is Celtic Illusion, Reimagined!

  • Dates:July 16
  • Time(s):7:30pm to 9:20pm
  • Venue:Esperance Civic Centre

Details

  • Hosted By:Esperance Civic Centre
  • Venue Address:Council Place
  • Ticket Price:$64.90 to $74.90
  • Ticket Price FROM:$64.90
  • Ticket price TO:$74.90
  • Type:Performing Arts
  • Audience:Adults,Family-Friendly
  • Performing Arts:Dance,Theatre
  • Music:Country & Folk,Other Music,World

Description

Immerse yourself in the Irish Dance and Grand Illusion sensation that has taken Australia, New Zealand, Hong Kong and the USA by storm on its Nationwide tour for 2020. This is Celtic Illusion, Reimagined!

Fans who have witnessed the show previously will not dare to miss the Reimagined tour that is set to raise the bar once again. This exhilarating production has broken barriers by fusing two unique art forms is more spectacular than ever before. With new spellbinding illusions, music and choreography, Celtic Illusion Reimagined is the must-see family event of 2020.

Starring the multi talented Illusionist and former lead dancer of Michael Flatley’s Lord of the Dance, Anthony street, and Georgia May, a female marvel in both dance and Illusion, these impeccable stars lead a cast of dancers gathered from across the globe into a theatrical masterpiece that will have you mesmerised from the curtains opening.

Do not hesitate to book your tickets now before they disappear! We want you to be a part of the biggest Dance and Illusion show in the world!

To purchase tickets online visit www.esperance.wa.gov.au/events/celtic-illusion-reimagined also available from Shire Administration, Esperance Library and Visitor Centre

Tickets
Concession $69.90
Adult $74.90
Child $64.90
Family (2A + 2C) $67.50
Group of 10+ $69.90

Duration | 110mins including intermission

Recommended | All Ages

Arrival

Expect the unexpected.

  • Dates:Sep 2nd-5th
  • Time(s):7:30pm; Sat Matinee 2:00pm.
  • Venue:Enright Studio

Details

  • Hosted By:WAAPA
  • Venue Address:Enright Studio, 2 Bradford St, Mount Lawley, WA
  • Ticket Price:$25
  • Ticket Price FROM:$18
  • Ticket price TO:$25
  • Type:Performing Arts,Youth Art / Performance
  • Audience:LGBTI,Adults
  • Produced By:WAAPA: WA Academy of Performing Arts
  • Event Venue:Enright Studio
  • Performing Arts:Dance

Description

Two rising Melbourne-based choreographers create dynamic new contemporary works on the LINK Dance Company for their final 2020 season. WAAPA welcomes alumna Niharika Senepati, who since 2012 has worked closely with Chunky Move’s artistic director Anouk van Dijk as a dancer and choreographic assistant. Senepati’s own work incorporates movement, sound and text to create a holistic experience. Joining Senepati on the Arrival program is James Welsby, a performer, choreographer and producer of dance, cabaret and queer performance. A VCA graduate, he co-founded independent dance collective Phantom Limbs, toured Australia in 2015 with his full-length show Hex, and is the founding artistic director of festival favourite cabaret show, Yummy.  

Performance Timetable:

2nd Sep 7:30pm  

3rd Sep 7:30pm  

4th Sep 7:30pm 

5th Sep 2:00pm  

1st Jan 8:00am, 

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5th Sep 7:30pm 

The Wizard of Oz - The Arena Spectacular

The world's most beloved movie-musical comes to life on the arena stage for two massive shows in the October school holidays!

  • Dates:Oct 10
  • Time(s):1:00pm; 6:30pm
  • Venue:RAC Arena

Details

  • Venue Address:700 Wellington St, Perth WA 6000
  • Type:Music,Performing Arts
  • Audience:Adults,Family-Friendly,For kids 4-12,For teens 13-17,For seniors,Wheelchair Access
  • Event Venue:RAC Arena
  • Performing Arts:Dance,Musicals,Theatre

Description

The world's most beloved movie-musical comes to life on the arena stage for two massive shows in the October school holidays.

Starring Gold Logie winner John Wood as the Wizard himself, and featuring all of the songs and characters you adore from the classic film, this lavish new arena production uses state-of-the-art LED screen technology to bring the land of Oz to life before your eyes. With over 3,000 individual costumes, 2,000 wigs, a stage the size of 3 basketball courts, and over 500 performers, this is the largest production of Oz ever staged.

Take your whole family somewhere over the rainbow and join Dorothy, Scarecrow, Tinman and Lion for an unforgettable journey down the Yellow Brick Road!

Tickets go on sale at 10am (AWST) Monday 24th February 2020 through Ticketek.

Djuki Mala

Direct from Elcho Island, Djuki Mala (Djuki meaning 'bird' with a Yolngu accent and Mala meaning 'mob') perform a high-energy and stunning fusion of traditional Indigenous culture, contemporary dance and strorytelling.

  • Dates:Oct 16
  • Time(s):7:30pm to 8:30pm
  • Venue:Esperance Civic Centre

Details

  • Hosted By:Esperance Civic Centre
  • Venue Address:Esperance Civic Centre
  • Ticket Price FROM:$18
  • Ticket price TO:$27.50
  • Type:Aboriginal Art & Events,Performing Arts
  • Audience:Adults,Family-Friendly,Wheelchair Access
  • Performing Arts:Comedy,Dance,Theatre

Description

Join a joyous celebration 60,000 years in the making where Esperance Civic Centre presents Duki Mala, Proudly supported by Lotterywest.

Direct from Elcho Island, Djuki Mala (Djuki meaning 'bird' with a Yolngu accent and Mala meaning 'mob') perform a high-energy and stunning fusion of traditional Indigenous culture, contemporary dance and strorytelling.

Since their 2007 clip of 'Zorba the Greek' went viral, they've been consistently thrilling audiences with reinterpretations of popular culture and traditional dances in a way that juxtaposes contemporary Yulngo culture.

The show tells the genesis of Djuki Mala, interspersed with multimedia and gives audiences the opportunity to experience some of the more intimate moments and turning points that have shaped them, in a show that is a marvel of timing, comedy and clowning, with a hefty dose of heart and soul.

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REVIEWS
“There is no better offering at this year’s Perth Fringe Festival…tremendous fun.” THE WEST AUSTRALIAN ?????

“Djuki Mala is an hour of infectious joy” BROADWAY BABY, EDINBURGH ?????

“Joy enhancing, inspiring, thrilling, intoxicating' ????? UPSIDE NEWS

“entertainment with plenty of skill, fun and charm” ????? IN DAILY, ADELAIDE

“Has the audience eating out of their hands…a show of sheer joy, energy, hilarity…hugely entertaining”
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PURCHASE TICKETS online www.esperance.wa.gov.au/events/djuki-mala

Tickets:
Child $18
Concession $25
Adult $27.50
Group of 6 + $24.50

Duration: 60mins
Rating: All Ages (recommended 5+)

Tickets also available from Shire Administration, Esperance Library and Visitor Centre.

Icon

Icon celebrates the enormous influence of German choreographer Pina Bausch on generations of dance makers and performers around the world.

  • Dates:Various dates from Nov 13 -19
  • Time(s):7.30pm
  • Venue:Geoff Gibbs Theatre

Details

  • Hosted By:Western Australian Academy of Performing Arts
  • Venue Address:2 Bradford St, Mount Lawley WA 6050
  • Ticket Price FROM:$28
  • Ticket price TO:$35
  • Type:Performing Arts
  • Audience:Adults,Family-Friendly,Wheelchair Access
  • Produced By:WAAPA: WA Academy of Performing Arts
  • Event Venue:Geoff Gibbs Theatre
  • Performing Arts:Dance

Description

In an international first, the Minderoo Foundation supports the remount of Pina Bausch’s Tannha¨user Bacchanal*. Danced by WAAPA students, this is the first time Tannha¨user Bacchanal will be performed outside of Germany and the first-ever performance of Pina Bausch's work in Perth. Widely considered to be the precursor to Bausch's famous The Rite of Spring, Tannha¨user Bacchanal will be taught by leading artist-in-residence Barbara Kaufmann supported by Marigia Maggipinto, both long-standing members of the Tanztheater Wuppertal. The Minderoo Foundation is proud to partner with WAAPA to bring these world-class arts practitioners to Perth as part of the Visiting Artist program.

Pina bausch, Tannha¨user Bacchanal
Icon celebrates the enormous influence of German choreographer Pina Bausch on generations of dance makers and performers around the world. WAAPA is delighted to welcome two artists from Pina Bausch Tanztheater Wuppertal to remount Bausch’s Tannha¨user Bacchanal, in which 23 dancers perform to Wagner’s romantic, restless music.

Meryl Tankard, Chants de Mariage
Meryl Tankard is one of Australia’s finest contemporary dancers and an international artist in her own right. Tankard, a former Pina Bausch company member from 1978 to 1984, will remount her Chants de Mariage with assistance from award-winning local choreographer Paige Gordon. This 1991 work for an all-female cast is a dialogue about ritual, secrets, deception and sacred vows.

Michael Whaites, Things That Remain
Michael Whaites, artistic director of LINK Dance Company and a former company member of Pina Bausch Tanztheater Wuppertal, will remount Things That Remain. Whaites created this nostalgic, gentle and beautiful remembrance in 2009 soon after Pina Bausch’s passing.

Kim McCarthy
Icon is rounded out by a new work from Kim McCarthy, formerly principal dancer with Nacho Duato’s Compan~ia Nacional de Danza and now WAAPA’s Head of Classical Dance.

Oklahoma!

Cowboys and farmers are fighting over fences and water rights, while young farm girl Laurey can’t decide between two suitors vying for her affection.

  • Venue:Heath Ledger Theatre
  • Dates:Nov 28 - Dec 20

Details

  • Hosted By:Black Swan State Theatre Company
  • Venue Address:174 - 176 William Street, Perth Western Australia 6000
  • Ticket Price:$36- $93
  • Ticket Price FROM:$36
  • Ticket price TO:$93
  • Type:Performing Arts
  • Audience:Adults,Family-Friendly,For teens 13-17,Wheelchair Access
  • Produced By:Black Swan State Theatre Company
  • Event Venue:State Theatre Centre of WA
  • Performing Arts:Dance,Musicals,Theatre

Description

BLACK SWAN STATE THEATRE COMPANY OF WA PRESENTS
RODGERS & HAMMERSTEIN’S
OKLAHOMA!
 
Set at the turn of the century, cowboys and farmers are fighting over fences and water rights, while young farm girl Laurey can’t decide between two suitors vying for her affection.
 
Directed by Richard Carroll (Calamity Jane, The Show Goes On, Once), the production features timeless hits such as Oh, What a Beautiful Mornin’, People Will Say We’re in Love, and The Surrey With the Fringe on Top. Enjoy bluegrass, country and even a square-dance with the characters at the Box Social. This Oklahoma! is an off-balance society full of outsiders and misfits.
 
A fresh look at a classic musical that will bring out the shadows in the cornfields and guns in the smokehouse. This spirited spectacle invites you to join the townsfolk and band members in the heart of the action, right on the Heath Ledger Theatre stage.
 
Oklahoma! is presented by permission of ORiGiN™ Theatrical on behalf of R&H Theatricals, www.rnh.com. 

 

Collision Festival 2020 (POSTPONED)

Collision Festival is back baby!

  • Dates:Postponed from APR 4 2020 to DEC 1 2021
  • Time(s):2:00pm - 10:30pm
  • Venue:YMCA HQ
  • Festivals:All Festivals

Details

  • Hosted By:YMCA WA
  • Venue Address:60A Frame Court, Leederville WA 6007
  • Ticket Price:FREE
  • Type:Festivals,Food & drink,Music,Performing Arts
  • Audience:Family-Friendly
  • Performing Arts:Dance
  • Music:Popular Music
  • Food & Drink:Food Market Events

Description

Collision is heading to the heart of Leederville bringing you good vibes all day for FREE!

Mark Saturday April 4 in your calendar so you don’t miss this amazing line up

3 stages across the festival featuring a MASSIVE line up of bands and artists
Speakers with stories that will make you say WOW!
Dance battlesMarket Stalls
Food trucks
Live art
+ SO MUCH MORE


Keep up to date with acts being dropped #collision2020 

Well (POSTPONED)

A dynamic and arresting evening for lovers of contemporary dance.

  • Dates:POSTPONED
  • Time(s):2:00pm
  • Venue:State Theatre Centre

Details

  • Hosted By:WAAPA
  • Venue Address:State Theatre Centre, 174-176 William St, Perth, WA
  • Ticket Price:$30
  • Ticket Price FROM:$23
  • Ticket price TO:$30
  • Type:Performing Arts,Youth Art / Performance
  • Audience:Adults,Family-Friendly,For teens 13-17
  • Produced By:WAAPA: WA Academy of Performing Arts
  • Event Venue:State Theatre Centre of WA
  • Performing Arts:Dance

Description

WAAPA’s LINK Dance Company goes underground and presents a stunning double bill of contemporary dance works at the State Theatre Centre. Visiting guest artist Rainer Behr, long-standing member of Pina Bausch’s renowned dance company Tanztheater Wuppertal, choreographs a siteresponsive new work on the LINK dancers. The program also features the second collaboration between LINK’s artistic director Michael Whaites, a Pina Bausch company member from 1995 to 2000, and WAAPA’s Head of Dance Sue Peacock. 

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