中文
Select Page

Dance


View Guides

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.

Guides

Guides


Maali Festival

Curators Ian Michael (Wilman Nyoongar) and Chloe Ogilvie (Yamatji Nhanda) bring us a festival reclaiming the State Theatre Centre in Maali.

  • Dates:Jul 24
  • Venue:State Theatre Centre of WA

Details

  • Hosted By:Black Swan Theatre Company of WA
  • Ticket Price:Free
  • Type:Free,Aboriginal Art & Events
  • Music:Other Music
  • Performing Arts:Dance,Theatre
  • Event Venue:State Theatre Centre of WA
  • Produced By:Black Swan State Theatre Company

Description

In an act of celebration, community and gathering this multi-disciplinary arts festival will acknowledge and celebrate the incredible breadth and diversity of the world’s oldest living cultures. From traditional dance to a return of the groundbreaking play Bindjareb Pinjarra, with musical acts including electronic duo Electric Fields, Maali is both a connection to a place before, and a look towards the future. Free for all! The whole street is invited. This includes you. Tell the city, tell the state, tell the country. It’s time to listen. It’s time to acknowledge. It’s time to dance. It’s time.

Youth Ballet WA Presents Charlesworth's 60th Anniversary Gala

Youth Ballet WA are celebrating their belated 60th Anniversary in style this year with a one show only Gala highlighting the future stars of the Australian dance world.

  • Dates:Jul 31
  • Time(s):7pm
  • Venue:Crown Theatre Perth

Details

  • Hosted By:Youth Ballet WA
  • Ticket Price:$20 Children, $50 Adult
  • Type:Youth Art / Performance
  • Performing Arts:Ballet,Dance

Description

After having to cancel last years celebrations due to COVID-19 Youth Ballet WA are excited to be able to grace the stage once again and perform a range of works that showcases the rich history of their programme. Audiences will be treated to not only classical favourites but a range of genres that highlights the diverse talent that young West Australian dancers have to offer. This show is not to miss and will take place on July 31st and the stunning Crown Theatre Perth.

CircusWA Term 3 Program!

We’re back to school, Term 3 2021! Keep yourself moving and stay warm during this cold, wet and wintery weather.

  • Dates:July 19th - September 26th
  • Time(s):9am - 8:45pm
  • Venue:The Freo Big Top

Details

  • Hosted By:CircusWA
  • Ticket Price:$19.80 - $319
  • Type:Community,For Kids,Youth Art / Performance
  • Performing Arts:Circus,Dance,Theatre,Comedy,Cabaret
  • Art Exhibitions:Youth
  • Sports:Other Sports & Fitness
  • Other:Well Being,Health

Description

Book yourself into CircusWA's 10 week term and experience circus classes in the iconic, Freo Big Top! We are excited to announce some NEW class additions that have been sprinkled into the circus mix this term. Come and discover new classes such as 'All things Circus', 'Street Circus' and 'Circus Tricks with Hula Hoops' just to mention a few... Also, don't miss out on the staple favourite classes such as 'Super Circus', 'Aerials' and 'Acro,' among many others. Being active, belonging to a community and having a purpose in life all contribute to good physical and mental health...Sounds like a circus! Head to our website to secure your place now!

Fremantle Festival | 10 Nights in Port

As the weather cools and the winter months approach, Fremantle’s melting pot of arts, celebration, dancing and music - Fremantle Festival: 10 Nights in Port returns to the streets of our port city.

  • Dates:July 15-25
  • Time(s):Various events across various venues. Check the website for the full list of 'what's on'.
  • Venue:Multiple Venues

Details

  • Hosted By:City of Fremantle
  • Type:Aboriginal Art & Events,Community,For Kids,Pet-Friendly,Youth Art / Performance,Workshops,Free
  • Festivals:All Festivals
  • Music:Music Festival,Orchestral,Pop,Indie & Alternative,Electronic,Country & Folk
  • Performing Arts:Dance,Circus,Comedy
  • Art Exhibitions:Other Visual Arts
  • Other:Arts & Crafts

Description

Over 10 special nights and days in wintery July, Fremantle will come alive in a feast of culture and storytelling with the voices of Western Australian people, places, cultures and environments taking centre stage in the hidden nooks, crannies and behind the historical facades of the city. From large-scale participatory events to immersive experiences and the return of renowned winter music series Hidden Treasures, the program consists of a series of events each celebrating some of the very best talents in the state. Fremantle Festival: 10 Nights in Port is a celebration of Fremantle’s stories and culture that’ll coax you out of the house on a winters night and allow you to discover the port city you know and love in a brand-new way. Fremantle Festival: 10 Nights in Port will take place across Fremantle from Thursday 15 - Sunday 25 July 2021. For more information visit www.10nightsinport.com.au

Celebrate! WAAPA Salutes ECU's 30th Anniversary

WAAPA proudly celebrates the 30th anniversary of Edith Cowan University with a showcase of the incredible talents and creativity of WAAPA's students, staff and alumni

  • Dates:Jul 30
  • Time(s):7.30pm
  • Venue:Perth Concert Hall

Details

  • Ticket Price:$43-50
  • Music:Other Music
  • Produced By:WAAPA: WA Academy of Performing Arts
  • Hosted By:WAAPA
  • Performing Arts:Dance,Theatre
  • Event Venue:Perth Concert Hall

Description

WAAPA proudly celebrates the 30th anniversary of Edith Cowan University in a spectacular gala concert at the Perth Concert Hall. Showcasing the incredible talents and creativity of WAAPA’s students, staff and alumni, this performance extravaganza takes audiences on a rich and diverse journey through music, theatre and dance – with some very special guests and a few extra surprises along the way! Join us for an amazing party, as WAAPA celebrates 30 wonderful years at ECU and we look towards an exciting and inspiring future. Don’t miss this incredibly special event! Performed by: WAAPA students, staff, alumni and special guests

Flamenco in the Underground

OLE!! Come for a journey into the world of Flamenco on Sundays in August in the Lyric Underground. Music, dance, food & wine and the opportunity to learn a dance, these Sundays are not to be missed!

  • Dates:Aug 1, 9, 15 & 29
  • Venue:Lyric's Underground

Details

  • Hosted By:Aire Flamenco
  • Ticket Price:General admission from $31.65
  • Type:Community
  • Music:World,Latin
  • Performing Arts:Dance

Description

AIRE Flamenco Spanish Flamenco Tablao is returning to Lyric’s Underground following sold out shows at Fringe World earlier in the year. Lyric’s Underground will showcase the richness and variety of flamenco art on Sundays in August. The shows will include a free dance lesson and the opportunity to learn and participate in the flamenco art form that UNESCO has declared is a Culture for Humanity. Aire Flamenco dancers join guitarists Jose Manuel Giraldo and Francesca Lizza and special guest Steve Richter on percussion for an afternoon of Spanish music and dance. Madrid born Jose Manuel Giraldo is the pre-eminent flamenco guitarist in Australia and will be joined by Francesca Lizza in a series of guitar duos. Dancer's Valeria Gonzalez and Maree Laffan will perform a selection of dances that transect flamenco styles and regions in Spain. We are excited to have Steve Richter on percussion to complete the line-up for this August season. Join us in August to share the magic and passion that is FLAMENCO!

Cry Baby

An explosive 70's Rock & Roll inspired dance show

  • Dates:Aug 4-6
  • Time(s):4th- 7pm, 5th- 8.30pm, 6th- 8.30pm
  • Venue:The Rechabite

Details

  • Hosted By:Parkin Projects
  • Ticket Price:$32
  • Type:Youth Art / Performance
  • Music:Rock
  • Performing Arts:Dance

Description

Been missing your lust for life lately? 

Well you're in luck, Rock & Roll is back baby and our hearts are aching for it. You're invited to witness a raw and edgy interpretation of youth culture through the decades; featuring an all-female Rock & Roll triplet commanding and reinventing this space. Inspired by bona fide music legends like Janis Joplin, Mick Jagger, Tina Turner & Iggy Pop, Cry Baby dissects such character idiosyncrasies to produce an electric performance. Be immersed in a choreographic playground that resembles a 1970s rock-show spectacular or your own bedroom. Head banging, hip thrusting content guaranteed. Don't forget to leave your ego at the door...Go on and cry, cry baby

A Taste of Ireland - Mandurah

A deeply contemporary Celtic performance telling the true story of the spirit of the Irish Motherland.

  • Dates:Aug 13
  • Time(s):4pm Matinee & 7.30pm
  • Venue:Mandurah Performing Arts Centre

Details

  • Ticket Price:From 59.90
  • Music:World
  • Performing Arts:Theatre,Dance

Description

Be transported to a time and place where music and dance depict the emerald sould. Dazzling feet meets moments of Irish wit, as the audience embarks on a journey through the different elements of Irish tradition. Featuring acclaimed Irish dancers, dazzling folk musicians and contemporary vocalists, prepare for an energetic night of Irish music and dance.

Bandaluzia Flamenco

“Bandaluzia is winning high praise for its unique Australian interpretation of the powerful music and dance form….with their thrilling blend of passion and virtuosity” Sydney Morning Herald

  • Dates:Aug 13 & 14
  • Time(s):8:00pm
  • Venue:Nexus Theatre, Murdoch University

Details

  • Hosted By:Bandaluzia Flamenco
  • Ticket Price:$40.00
  • Music:Latin,Gig Guide,World
  • Performing Arts:Dance

Description

Led by ARIA nominated Flamenco guitarist DAMIAN WRIGHT Bandaluzia will present a spectacular new show that showcases contemporary flamenco dance and music whilst displaying the essential characteristics of the flamenco tradition.

BANDALUZIA are celebrated for their powerful performances, unique sound and explosive displays of dazzling musicianship and virtuosity.

Bandaluzia performed at The Adelaide International Guitar Festival curated by Slava Grigoryan and was awarded "The Pick Of the Sydney Fringe" at The Sydney Fringe Festival. Bandaluzia performed to a sold out Sydney Opera House Concert Hall as an invited artist to TEDX Sydney.

Featuring Dance Australia Magazine's "Most Outstanding Dancer of 2013" and co- winner of "Best Dance Show" at The Adelaide Fringe 2014 JESSICA STATHAM (flamenco dance), ROSALIE COCCHIARO(flamenco dance) who, living in Madrid for 10 years, has performed in many of Madrid’s most premier Tablaos (flamenco venues),outstanding percussionist JAMES HAUPTMANN (James Morrison, Vince Jones, Bluejuice) & violinist YUHKI MAYNE (Tasmanian Symphony Orchestra, Victoria Opera and the Opera Australia Orchestra). An experience that ignites the senses with the grace of Flamenco.

Dracula

Nominated for ‘Best Ballet’ at the Helpmann Awards and winner of three Performing Arts WA Awards, the ballet sensation is back!

  • Dates:Aug 19 - 24
  • Time(s):7.30pm; Fri & Sat matinee 2.00pm; Sun matinee 1.00pm
  • Venue:Crown Theatre

Details

  • Ticket Price:From $45.00
  • Performing Arts:Ballet,Dance
  • Hosted By:WA Ballet

Description

Follow Dracula, whose lonely soul is determined to reunite with his lost love Mina - and in doing so begins a reign of terror and seduction, draining the life from those around her to get what he so desires. With looming, gothic sets and rich, detailed costumes, don’t miss this chance to witness international superstar Krzysztof Pastor’s exquisitely thrilling neo-classical work. The magnificent score will keep you so transfixed by every movement on stage that you’ll find breathing optional by the final, desperate moments.

Shinju Matsuri: Mardi Gras

Shinju Matsuri comes together after the float parade for a fun and vibrant Mardi Gras!

  • Dates:Aug 29
  • Time(s):5:00pm - 7:00pm
  • Venue:Male Oval, Broome

Details

  • Performing Arts:Dance
  • Type:Free
  • Ticket Price:Free
  • Festivals:All Festivals

Description

Following on from the Float Parade join us for the LiveLighter Mardi Gras! A vibrant evening of performances and entertainment by dance schools, schools, scouts and other community groups. Food and beverages available for purchase from a selection of food vendors.

Coppélia

West Australian Ballet presents Coppélia at His Majesty's Theatre

  • Dates:Sep 16 - Sep 25
  • Time(s):7.30pm
  • Venue:His Majesty's Theatre

Details

  • Hosted By:West Australian Ballet
  • Ticket Price:$30 to $145
  • Performing Arts:Ballet,Dance
  • Event Venue:His Majesty's Theatre

Description

West Australian Ballet presents a beautiful, life-like doll and two bickering young lovers create comic chaos in this captivating ballet. Coppélia is a co-production with the West Australian Ballet and Queensland Ballet. Coppélia is one of the most frequently performed and well-loved comic ballets around the globe. As George Balanchine put it, "Just as Giselle is ballet's great tragedy, so Coppélia is its great comedy". The duration of the Ballet is two hours and 20 minutes, including intermission and is recommended for an audience of four years of age and over, with tickets ranging from $30 to $145.

Postgraduate Research Showcase

WAAPA Postgraduate Research Showcase offers a rare chance for audiences to sample innovative art projects in their nascent stages, and to view ideas that will transform the future of arts discourse.

  • Dates:Sep 16
  • Time(s):7.30pm
  • Venue:Richard Gill Auditorium

Details

  • Ticket Price:Free
  • Produced By:WAAPA: WA Academy of Performing Arts
  • Event Venue:Richard Gill Auditorium
  • Hosted By:WAAPA
  • Music:Other Music
  • Performing Arts:Dance,Theatre
  • Other:Lectures & Talks,University

Description

WAAPA has a thriving postgraduate research program covering a broad range of performing arts disciplines, with a particular strength in practice-led research. Our strengths include interactive digital music systems, performance practices on historic piano, new directions in jazz, physiological analysis of human movement, theatre-making, choreography, and much more. The WAAPA Postgraduate Research Showcase is in part a performance event, and in part a series of short research presentations. It offers a rare opportunity for audiences to sample innovative arts projects in their nascent stages, and to view the ideas that will transform the future of arts discourse. Hosted by: WAAPA Higher Degree by Research students

Eireborne

Eireborne - the rebirth of Irish dance

  • Dates:Oct 22
  • Time(s):7:30pm
  • Venue:Crown Theatre

Details

  • Hosted By:Eireborne
  • Ticket Price:From $80
  • Music:World
  • Performing Arts:Dance

Description

Far from just other Irish dance show, this riveting rock show production is an unparalelled theatrical experience, showcasing 15 incredible Irish dancers rockin’ out to a soundtrack of the biggest hits from Irish sensations including U2, Snow Patrol, Van Morrison, Hozier, The Script, The Cranberries, and more. Performed by a live six-piece band with two lead vocallists, this frenetic and fantastic show promises to thrill audiences nation-wide.

Icon - An Extraordinary Event

In an international first, the Minderoo Foundation supports the remount of Pina Bausch’s Tannhäuser Bacchanal.

  • Dates:Oct 22 - 23 & 25 - 28
  • Time(s):7.30pm; Oct 23 at 2.00pm
  • Venue:Geoff Gibbs Theatre

Details

  • Performing Arts:Dance
  • Event Venue:Geoff Gibbs Theatre
  • Produced By:WAAPA: WA Academy of Performing Arts
  • Type:Youth Art / Performance
  • Ticket Price:$28-35
  • Hosted By:WAAPA

Description

Danced by WAAPA students with LINK Dance Company, this is the first time Tannhäuser 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, Tannhäuser 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. Performed by: 2nd and 3rd Year Dance students with LINK Dance Company Pina Bausch is one of the most important choreographers of the 20th century.