7 September 2009
Mao's Last Dancer Premiere hosted by the Friends of West Australian Ballet
Thanks to the Friends of West Australian Ballet, you could be at the West Australian premiere of the film Mao's Last Dancer on Sunday 27 September 2009 at the Windsor Cinema. The evening begins at 6.15pm for pre-drinks before the film commences at 7.00pm. The film is followed by a private chinese banquet at the Jade Court, with guest appearances by Li Cunxin and the film's star, Chi Cao.
To book your tickets, simply download your booking form here. Send it to:
Friends of West Australian Ballet
29 McNeil Street
Peppermint Grove , WA 6011
19 August 2009
West Australian Ballet presents the Australian Premiere of Uwe Scholzí Suite No. 2 at the Regal in October.
From 1 - 3 October 2009, West Australian Ballet will perform for the second year running at the iconic art deco Regal Theatre. Headlining the program is the AUSTRALIAN PREMIERE of German choreographer Uwe Scholz’ Suite No. 2, composed by Rachmaninov: Suite No 2 for 2 Pianos. Suite No 2 is acclaimed for its ‘pure line’ choreography and striking Kandinsky images. The ballet will be accompanied by live pianists.
“Scholz’ ballets are a bridge between past and future. His genius and sensitivity ensure that classical dance remains very much alive, and his ballets will continue to be danced by future generations.” Culturekiosque Another PREMIERE is Ivan Cavallari’s one-act ballet Dolly. A contemplation of immortality, Dolly is set to the stirring Andantino from Prokofiev’s Piano Concerto No. 2.“Cavallari’s choreography is superb.” The AustralianRegal audiences will be treated to the AUSTRALIAN PREMIERE of the full length production of young WAB house choreographer, Timothy O’Donnell’s The Games We Play. The Games We Play was created for Milwaukee Ballet’s international choreographic competition earlier this year, and achieved first place (from a field of 35 international choreographers). The ballet puts a humorous twist on a love triangle between two women and one man.Also on the program will be Alejandro Cerrudo’s moving work Lickety-Split, a crowd favourite at the Quarry in February. Lickety-Split is performed by three couples to the evocative music of popular folk musician Devendra Banhart.“(Cerrudo’s) rapid-fire dance moves harmonise perfectly with Banhart’s evocative tunes” The West Australian“Lickety-Split was a highlight of the evening” PerthNow Finally, Fractal Joy, from emerging Australian choreographer, Timothy Harbour, will conclude this superb evening of neo-classic and modern ballet. Ballet at the Regal opens on 1 October and runs until 3 October 2009. Tickets $45 - $76. Bookings through Ticketek on 132 849, or visit waballet.com.au. For further information please contact:
Rosita Stangl, Publicist,
West Australian Ballet,
Tel: 9367 8884