Beginning 23 May, Perth audiences will be able to use Facebook to design a one-off performance by West Australian Ballet, with WAB fans flexing their creative muscle by voting on everything from choreography and music to costume design, hair and makeup styles for a short work to premiere at the company’s upcoming season, Neon Lights, at the new State Theatre Centre in July.
Here's how it will work:
'Like' West Australian Ballet on Facebook.
3 choreographies will be uploaded on Monday 23 May. You will have 2 weeks to vote for your favourite. Your vote will decide the choreographer of the new ballet.
Now the choreographic direction is decided, 3 music tracks will be uploaded and put to the vote. You will decide which track the choreographer uses.
All tracks are by Western Australian artists - thanks to RTRFM for helping us find some of the state's best music talent.
The choreographer needs your help choosing costume designs for the new work. 3 costume designs will be uploaded and put to the vote over the next 2 week period.
Lastly, 3 hair and makeup designs will be uploaded. Your opinion is required and you know what to do!
Your ballet is premiered as part of West Australian Ballet’s Neon Lights season at the new State Theatre Centre, 23 > 30 July.
For more information about West Australian Ballet's premiere season at the State Theatre Centre click here.
Daryl Brandwood, Helpmann Award-winning Leading Artist with West Australian Ballet, will be starring in his own solo show at the Heath Ledger Theatre from 8-11 June. Titled HELIX, it's an independently produced and funded work, directed and choreographed by Barry Moreland, who for 15 years was Artistic Director of West Australian Ballet. It features original cinematography by Ian Batt, a two-time AFI Award-winner, and incorporates high-end medical imaging courtesy of Hollywood Private Hospital, the show's Principal Partner, and also a very much valued major partner of West Australian Ballet, as Opening Night Series Sponsor.
HELIX promises to be a dazzling exploriation of the human condition, taking its inspiration from the 'double helix' structure of our DNA. With its intriguing integration of live performance, film and medical imaging, it will be a highly engaging work, the likes of which Perth audiences are unlikely to have experienced before.
The HELIX producers are very generously offering all Friends of West Australian Ballet the concession price of $40. When our Friends book with BOCS by phone (9484 1133) they must quote the password 'waballet', or if they rare making their booking online, they must enter'waballet' in to the promotional code box. When booking, the $40 concession price applies only to a single ticket purchase.
To discover more about this exciting new production, visit the official website helixdance.com
The performances are 8-11 June @ 8pm, with a matinee on Saturday 11 June @ 2pm, and a special schools preview on Tuesday 7 June @ 6.30pm. The show is of 90-minutes duration, including a 20 minute interval.