10 July 2012
Monday Vernissage: The Beginnings of a Ballet
This month West Australian Ballet presents Novecento: the beginnings of a new story ballet on Monday 30 July. This event is the second of WAB's Monday Vernissage series hosted at the new West Australian Ballet Centre, encouraging friends and patrons to discover the fascinating world of ballet behind the scenes.
The evening will be hosted by Ivan Cavallari with composer Niko Schauble who will discuss the creation of his new score - performed by the West Australian Youth Jazz Orchestra. You will witness the very first steps of a new Cavallari choreography, with help from West Australian Ballet dancers and WAYJO.
The incredible story of Novecento was originally conceived by Alessandro Baricco, and inspired the 1998 film The Legend of 1900 starring Tim Roth.
Tickets are $20 per person (including a glass of bubbly on arrival) or $10 for students and subscribers. Monday Vernissage evenings begin at 7pm and run for approximately 1.5 hours. For bookings and information call (08) 9214 0707 or email firstname.lastname@example.org
For further information please contact:
Rosita Stangl, Publicist
West Australian Ballet
Ph: 9367 8884 or
About Ivan Cavallari
Ivan Cavallari was born in Bolzano, Italy. He was trained at the Teatro alla Scala Ballet School in Milan and the Bolshoi Ballet School in Moscow. From 1984 to 1985 he danced with the Teatro alla Scala Ballet. In 1986 he joined the Stuttgart Ballet and became a soloist in 1991, advancing to a principal dancer in 1994. Ivan has restaged many of John Cranko's ballets for companies such as the Royal Ballet, Hungarian National Ballet, La Scala and Royal Swedish Ballet, and has been commissioned to choreograph works for a number of prestigious ballet companies worldwide. Ivan joined West Australian Ballet as Artistic Director in February 2007 and has since choreographed several works for the company, including his celebrated The Nutcracker in 2008.
About Niko Schauble
Niko Schauble is one of the most sought after contemporary musicians in Australia and abroad. In addition to leading his own ensembles, he has performed with many of Australia's leading musicians as well as renowned international artists. He frequently tours Europe, Asia and the USA. Since the mid 1990's Niko has also established himself as an in demand composer for Film and Television while continuing to write for international ensembles, ranging from saxophone quartets to symphony orchestras.
His work has been documented on more than 50 CD's and a host of Australian and international awards conﬁrm Niko's standing as one of the world's top performers and composers.