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Artrage

Artrage is one of the most dynamic arts, cultural and entertainment organisations in Australia and a key contributor to the vibrancy and vitality of life in Perth, Western Australia.

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  • Arts:Film,Music,Performing Arts,Visual Arts

Description

The organisation is striving towards a vision to grow one of the world’s leading boutique fringe festivals, FRINGE WORLD Festival, alongside management of one of Perth’s most vibrant live music venues, The Bakery, and the provision of services that enrich the cultural fabric of the state including Rooftop Movies and regional touring of Artrage’s own Spiegeltent through FRINGE On-The-Road.

Artrage activities are presented with a variety of valued partners. To partner with FRINGE WORLD Festival, Rooftop Movies or the other Artrage businesses is to partner with some of the hottest and most dynamic brands in WA and beyond.

Artrage is keen to talk with visionary partners who want to tap into an expanding and diverse WA market and be part of experiences of a lifetime.

Partnership Enquiries
Jo Hos, Artrage Marketing Manager
 

Artsedge

ArtsEdge is a strategic arts in education partnership between the Department of Culture and the Arts (DCA) and the Department of Education (DoE). Conceived as a one year pilot project in 1998 through the School Arts Visiting Organisation (SAVO) and delivered in partnership between DCA and DoE since 1999, ArtsEdge is a strategic alliance facilitating partnerships across and between the arts and cultural and education sectors.

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  • Arts:Performing Arts,Visual Arts

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Additionally, ArtsEdge is a key delivery mechanism of Creative Connections: An Arts in Education Partnership Framework.
Through facilitation between the sectors, ArtsEdge creates opportunities through partnership to encourage, develop, promote and celebrate learning environments which spark creativity in students and their school communities.

ArtsEdge supports the sectors through partnering and facilitating the development of a range of services and resources designed to recognise and promote the value and importance of arts and culture across the curriculum.

ArtsEdge encourages communication between the sectors, with the recognition and celebration of achievement in arts in education, one of the program’s most important roles.

Program Principles

Five principles guide our activities and undertakings:

Engagement
ArtsEdge fosters the value of the arts in enhancing learning in school communities, particularly in relation to participation and engagement across the curriculum.
Enjoyment
We encourage the participation of all students in high quality educational and artistic activities.
We recognise and advocate for the wide ranging educational benefits of participating and engaging in dynamic learning experiences.
We champion the personal and social benefits a variety of arts experiences brings to the lives of participants.
We consider it fundamental that the arts and cultural and education sectors have the opportunity to engage in professional learning programs which enrich knowledge, increase confidence and fuel enthusiasm to undertake further arts experiences.
Advocacy
ArtsEdge values the contributions successful partnerships between the arts and education sectors make in enhancing the learning experiences of students.
We are committed to developing and strengthening quality partnerships in and between the arts and cultural and education sectors.
We strive to promote and showcase the achievements and outcomes of partnerships involving school communities.
Accessibility
We are committed to developing, providing and promoting products though print and online services.
We consider it essential that professional learning programs are accessible to all interested parties across Western Australia.
Sustainability
We appreciate the importance of arts and cultural experiences being affordable for individual schools in a range of settings.
We support making the best use of available community resources including venues, facilities and expertise.
We believe in the value of collaborative approaches to marketing.
We aim to facilitate sustainable partnerships to further arts education development.
Key Services

Facilitating Partnerships

ArtsEdge encourages the development of exciting partnerships between the arts and cultural and education sectors. We work to enable opportunities for students, educators and artists to work together.

Professional Learning

Professional learning for Educators and Artists provides access to and information from arts and cultural practitioners, consultants and advisory services regarding planning, developing and implementing arts learning experiences.

Promotion and Resources

ArtsEdge is dedicated to visioning, developing, implementing and promoting events and projects which support, recognise, advocate and celebrate opportunities in arts in education. These include industry events, briefings, conferences, workshops via the ArtsEdge website through the What’s On calendar of arts and cultural events, and showcasing arts in education stories via the ArtsEdge E-Newsletter and Spotlight on Success web pages.

ArtsEdge print and online publications include:

Telling Tales
Artists in Schools: The ArtsEdge Guide for Artists and Teachers in Western Australia (Second Edition 2009)
Artsamazing: The ArtsEdge Guide to Arts and Cultural Education Events in Western Australia (2012 Edition)
Artist-In-Residence (AIR) Grants Program Case Study Publications (First Edition Pilot Year 1: 2009-2010)
We continue to work alongside the arts and cultural and education sectors in resource development. 

Barking Gecko Theatre Company

Barking Gecko Theatre Company is Western Australia's leading professional theatre company for young people and their families

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  • Arts:Performing Arts

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Barking Gecko Theatre Company is Western Australia's leading professional theatre company for young people and their families. Since 1991, Barking Gecko has earned an international reputation for excellence and innovation, and has delighted audiences throughout Australia, Canada, Korea, Mexico, Singapore and USA.

Barking Gecko creates live performances for audiences aged 5 plus. Barking Gecko Theatre Company is committed to building an internationally recognised, vigorous, bold and contemporary theatre company for young people. We create theatre that engages with young people's worldview and the electrifying energy of their era; theatre that connects to their vulnerabilities, loves, hates and dreams for the future.

Barking Gecko works in an open culture of exploration aiming to redefine what theatre for young people can be. Our ambition is to create work that is extraordinary, exhilarating and relevant - theatrical experiences for both young and old that build a tolerance and engagement between generations and infuse the audiences with a yearning and appreciation for performing arts.

Barking Gecko will be experimenting with new ways to respond, engage and challenge our young audiences. We tell stories that are influenced by our base in Western Australia, but contain universal themes that resonate on a global level and place everyone sharing the theatre space on equal ground regardless of race, gender or age. We choose stories that celebrate the depth of the human experience and don't shy away from the bigger issues. We seek to test the elasticity of our artistic practice and explore new ways of story-telling by working with the best creative teams from a wide range of performing arts disciplines: text, dance, multi-media, live music, design, lighting and sound.  

Chamber of Arts and Culture Western Austalia

Arts and culture plays an integral role in the lives of Western Australians and our communities. This enriching role is at times unsung and unrecognised in both its contribution and its benefits to our State. People throughout WA are actively engaged in arts and culture either through direct participation or through appreciating the vital contribution that arts and culture makes to the vibrancy, sophistication and creativity of our region.

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  • Arts:Music,Performing Arts,Visual Arts

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Engagement in, and attention to the development of arts and culture in Western Australia is essential to the future of our State and can underpin many of our aspirations for an enriched society that is economically, socially and environmentally sustainable. We also have an opportunity to be a leader in some keys arts and cultural areas driven by our strengths in these sectors. Indigenous arts and culture, music, dance, theatre are just some areas where Western Australian talent has excelled gaining international attention and admiration.

Local, State and Federal governments and the private sector must further recognise the importance of arts and culture as a key contributor to WA’s prosperity. We also have the chance to embrace a role as a leading contributor and collaborator to arts and culture in the ASPAC and global community in which we are so closely tied through our trade relationships. 

Charlesworth Ballet Institute

The Charlesworth Ballet Institute was founded in 1960 by WA’s first prima ballerina and provides a nurturing and gentle introduction to classical ballet.

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  • Arts:Performing Arts

Description

The Charlesworth Ballet Institute (CBI) was created in 2012 under the direction of Sonya Shepherd. The Institute is the union of two significant establishments of ballet training in Western Australia: The ‘Terri Charlesworth Ballet School’ founded in 1960 by WA’s first prima ballerina Terri Charlesworth OAM Cit WA, and the ‘Ballet Centre of WA/Youth Ballet WA’ founded in 2004 by Sonya Shepherd (Terri’s eldest daughter).

CBI offers two programmes: the Charlesworth Ballet School and the Charlesworth Ballet College.

The Charlesworth Ballet School (CBS) – formerly TCBC – with studios at 1 Mabel Street, North Perth, and many centres throughout the metropolitan area, conducts classes for children from 4 years of age. The school’s philosophy is to provide a nurturing and gentle introduction to classical ballet. Ballet lessons are carefully planned to give children an inspirational introduction to the world of dance first and foremost, and a love for dance and beautiful music. Approximately 500 boys and girls, ranging in age from 4 to eighteen, attend classes through the CBS; students (depending on age & level) attend classes once or twice weekly.

The Charlesworth Ballet College (CBC) – located at our new purpose built venue at 74 – 76 Goodwood Parade, Burswood, and at 1 Mabel Street, North Perth, the College is a professional dance training programme designed to nurture and develop the young dancer to enable him or her to achieve a career in dance. The programme uses the Russian Vaganova method of training considered the finest syllabus for classical ballet. Approximately 160 students from 9 years of age attend the College. Enrolment to the College Programme is by audition.

Performing is an integral part of the program, giving the students the valuable experience of rehearsing and performing in a large company environment. Students perform regularly with ‘Youth Ballet WA’.

Faculty
CBI’s faculty is composed of a diverse group of brilliant teachers whose backgrounds provide students with a variety of artistic influences. All staff members undergo continual professional development throughout the year; particularly in the Vaganova methodology of training, ensuring the highest quality tuition for your child.
The faculty is led by Sonya Shepherd; Artistic Director of the Institute and Director of Youth Ballet WA; Western Australia’s premiere youth performing ballet company. Terri Charlesworth OAM, now semi retired remains on staff as an integral part of the artistic development of the institute.

Chrissie Parrott Arts

Performing Lines develops, produces and tours new and innovative Australian performing arts regionally, nationally and internationally.

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  • Arts:Performing Arts

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City of Fremantle Symphony Orchestra

Welcome to the City of Fremantle Symphony Orchestra – a community orchestra and one of Perth’s most vibrant community groups.

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  • Arts:Performing Arts

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The orchestra is a non-profit organisation dedicated to the promotion and enjoyment of music in the cultural life of Perth. With a regular membership of about 60 amateur musicians we present about 4 concerts each year including a subscription series of concerts at the Fremantle Town Hall and performances in other venues around Perth. In past years the orchestra has toured to Albany, Busselton and Margaret River.

The group originated in 1961 with the formation of the Melville Orchestral Society, which became the Melville Symphony Orchestra. In 1981 the orchestra became the Nedlands Symphony Orchestra. In 1993 the orchestra took on its current name.

Country Arts WA

Country Arts WA is the only Western Australian arts body with a purely regional focus. We are an independent, membership-based, not-for-profit supported by State and Federal Government funding

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  • Arts:Performing Arts

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Country Arts WA is the only Western Australian arts body with a purely regional focus. Established in 1994, we are an independent, membership-based, not-for-profit organisation supported by State and Federal Government funding. Our purpose is to celebrate and strengthen WA's powerful regional arts sector to create connected and creative communities.

Majkidz

Youth theatre workshops at His Majesty's Theatre.

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  • Arts:Performing Arts

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His Majesty’s Theatre is now accepting applications for its kids’ theatre program, MajKidz. Combining a variety of live theatre skills, the workshops aim to enhance students’ theatrical skills, enrich their performing arts experience, and build their self-confidence. Above all that, though, MajKidz aims to provide a fun experience for its students.

Though it is performance-focused, MajKidz is not an acting school – it’s an exploration of movement, improvisation, costume, props, sound, and more. Students are taken through all aspects of theatre, from choreography to lighting design; stage combat to puppetry.

MajKidz workshops are held once a month on Saturday mornings from 9:00am until 12:30pm.

Move Me Dance WA

MoveMe is a promotional body for contemporary dance in Western Australia.

  • Local Clubs:Arts

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  • Arts:Performing Arts

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 MoveMe was created to lift the profile of professional contemporary dance performances presented in WA as part of the marketing and audience development plan initiated through Future Moves, a four year strategic plan to develop and invigorate contemporary dance in Western Australia.

The Government of Western Australia through the Department of Culture and the Arts allocated $1.6 million to the initiative being managed by Ausdance WA, STRUT dance and the Department of Culture & the Arts.

Performing Lines WA

Performing Lines WA nurtures the development of independent West Australian theatre and dance artists.

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  • Arts:Performing Arts

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We provide advice and support where we can, and seek suitable contexts to develop, produce and tour the work of selected artists.
Performing Lines WA help artists get their projects off the ground. We offer managing and producing services to four core theatre and dance artists in WA on an ongoing basis and produce the work of other independent artists on a project basis.
Our services include:
Creative Producing: we get new work onto the stage;
Touring: we seek and support regional, national and international touring opportunities;
Financial management: we help artists get the funds they need and manage the budget for individual projects;
Production: we manage the technical and production aspects of performances;
Strategic and business planning: we support artists planning for a sustainable future and identify opportunities for development;
Marketing and communications: we get West Australian artists seen and heard.

Perth Theatre Company

Perth Theatre Company has been producing award-winning, professional theatre in Western Australia since 1983. Originally known as SWY Theatre, in 1994 the Company changed its name to Perth Theatre Company and became a resident at the Playhouse Theatre.

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  • Arts:Performing Arts

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Perth Theatre Company has been producing award-winning, professional theatre in Western Australia since 1983. Originally known as SWY Theatre, in 1994 the Company changed its name to Perth Theatre Company and became a resident at the Playhouse Theatre.

In late 2008, Melissa Cantwell was appointed as the Artistic Director of Perth Theatre Company, debuting her directing skills in this role with Sir Peter Shaffer’s masterpiece Equus at His Majesty’s Theatre in September 2009.

UNDER THE ARTISTIC DIRECTORSHIP OF MELISSA CANTWELL, PERTH THEATRE COMPANY IS PROUD TO DEVELOP NEW WEST AUSTRALIAN THEATRE, PROVIDE NEW OPPORTUNITIES FOR LOCAL ARTISTS, AS WELL AS ENGAGING IN GROUND-BREAKING WORKS THAT ENCOURAGE COLLABORATION AND PROVIDE UNFORGETTABLE EXPERIENCES FOR ITS AUDIENCES.

In December 2010, Perth Theatre Company assumed residency at the new State Theatre Centre of Western Australia, where it will present world class contemporary theatre in the state of the art ‘black box’ performance space, the Studio Underground. 

Perth Theatre Trust

Perth Theatre Trust's mission is to offer wide-ranging arts experiences in well-managed venues.

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  • Arts:Performing Arts
  • Government:State

Description

The Perth Theatre Trust is a statutory authority established and constituted under the Perth Theatre Trust Act 1979, to manage and operate theatres vested in or leased to it.

The venues currently managed by the Trust are:

  • His Majesty’s Theatre
  • Subiaco Arts Centre
  • State Theatre Centre of Western Australia
  • Albany Entertainment Centre.


The Trust’s venues are used by local, national and international performing arts companies, performers and artists, both professional and amateur. School and children’s performances and activities are also presented at these venues.

Funded arts organisations presenting regular seasons in Trust venues include the Barking Gecko Theatre Company, Black Swan State Theatre Company, Yirra Yaakin Theatre Company, West Australian Ballet and West Australian Opera, as well as the Perth International Arts Festival.

The Trust supports the presentation or co-production of some events in its theatres.

The Trust operates in Culture and Arts (WA), a division of the Department of Local Government, Sport and Cultural Industries. Culture and the Arts (WA) provides corporate support to the Trust, including human resources, financial and information system support.

Propel Youth Arts

Propel Youth Arts WA is the peak body for youth arts in Western Australia dedicated to creating opportunities for young people to engage in the Arts.

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  • Arts:Film,Music,Performing Arts,Visual Arts

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Established in 2003, Propel is a membership-based, not-for-profit organisation that provides a range of programs and services across all art forms.

From contemporary dance to photography, music to design, theatre to visual art – creative activity in all shapes and sizes is celebrated here.

Our work is focused on arts advocacy, skills development and access to opportunities, for those already engaged in the arts and those who would like to be.

Propel Youth Arts WA is supported by the Government of Western Australia through the Department of Culture and the Arts, Australia Council for the Arts, Foundation for Young Australians, Healthway to promote the Drug Aware Message, The Ian Potter Foundation and Squire Sanders Youth Arts Foundation.

VISION
To enrich Western Australia by engaging and valuing young people’s creativity.

MISSION
To propel youth arts and culture through connecting, supporting and promoting young artists, arts workers and organisations in Western Australia.

VALUES
Creativity in all forms including art as process, experience and in everyday life
Integrity valuing respect, trust and honesty
Inclusiveness of diverse range of young people and opportunities
Sustainability ensuring future growth and support
Propel Youth Arts WA is a proud member and supporter of Young People and the Arts Australia (YPAA) and the Committee for Perth.

Current Programs
Core Services including support, information, referral and advocacy for the youth arts sector
Website with youth arts resources and fortnightly E-zine
YCulture Metro a project funding and skills development initiative providing arts grants of up to $3000

Amplifier was series of Arts Business Workshops providing skills development for 18 – 25 year olds and is now a publication available on Propel's website

ArtsCAMP a week long creative experience for 15 – 17 year olds

the KickstART Festival, as part of National Youth Week, each year celebrating young peoples creativity and includes arts workshops, forums, markets and a Youth Arts Hub in the city. 

The Restoring Hope Art Exhibition as part of National Refugee Week. 

MOSAIC, a community arts project exhibiting the photos taken on one specific given day. 


Special Projects
Home Is Where My Heart Is an annual photographic project partnering young homeless people with a professional photographer

Class Clowns, a comedy competition for 13 - 17 year olds as part of the Melboirne Comedy Festival

Steps Youth Dance Company

STEPS Youth Dance Company is a not for profit part-time organisation offering extraordinary dance experiences for young people. STEPS engages Arts professionals to inspire, mentor and work with young company members (9-25) to develop performance skills, increase confidence and engage the creative energy of dancers and audiences alike exposing them to the transformative power of dance.

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  • Arts:Performing Arts

Description

STEPS dancers are selected through auditions and applications. Members of the company have the opportunity to take part in skills development, creative workshops, rehearsals and professional public performance opportunities.

STEPS also provides exciting vehicles for young choreographers to develop, explore and bring to fruition their ideas through mentorship, choreographic workshops and studio showings. STEPS are proud to facilitate the development of a body of youth choreography.

Our Vision

The vision for STEPS Youth Dance Company is to activate the artist in our dancers and to engage the creative energy of audiences. We provide the means for young people to create their own original contemporary dance culture by delivering cutting edge, explorative work.

Our Mission

Inclusive opportunities for children and young people to collaborate with professional artists in dance making;
Performance opportunities in diverse physical environments and multi-arts contexts;
Access to training and creative opportunities using new technology and processes;
Strengthening the youth dance creative hub, extending networks and our profile in the arts and broader community;
Challenging and extending the performance skills, technique and creative capacity of our young dancers; and
Engage and develop high calibre independent artists in youth dance practice.
Our Values

We value inclusivity, cultural diversity and integration of all contemporary art forms, exploration and risk, and the role of the young person as provocateur. 

Strut Dance

STRUT connects quality contemporary dance with audiences and aims to promote innovative choreography and excellent practice by engaging with a diverse community of artists, locally, nationally, and internationally. STRUT's top priority is to ensure high quality work is produced by WA artists and to bring more people to experience and appreciate contemporary dance.

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  • Arts:Performing Arts

Description

Founded in 2002, by Gabrielle Sullivan and Sue Peacock, STRUT dance has since grown into the main support organisation for the contemporary dance sector in Western Australia. STRUT connects quality contemporary dance with audiences and aims to promote innovative choreography and excellent practice by engaging with a diverse community of artists, locally, nationally, and internationally. STRUT's top priority is to ensure high quality work is produced by WA artists and to bring more people to experience and appreciate contemporary dance.

STRUT, a hub where professional dancers can connect through a creative dance network, is located in the King Street Arts Centre in the heart of Perth and has eighty members.

Each year STRUT dance initiates a curated program of choreographic activities and offers a range of responsive programs to support its members including:

Creative residencies both curated and responsive
International exchanges
Studio showings and in-theatre seasons
Regular training and workshops
Administrative, auspicing and publicity support

STRUT dance is a supporting partner of Critical Path and Dancehouse.  

Upstart Theatre Company Australia

Upstart Theatre is an emerging independent theatre company based in Perth, Western Australia and has been producing independent theatre work for the last 4 years. Best known for their free Shakespeare seasons at the Ellenbrook Amphitheatre, Upstart has recently begun to spread its wings.

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  • Arts:Performing Arts

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Upstart strives to achieve excellence in all its work and bring powerful theatre works to diverse audiences in Perth. With the belief that theatre is for all people and not only for the few, Upstart focuses on having a visceral and expressive relationship with its audience. The work of the company is made to not only confront, challenge and make audiences members think, but to also welcome them to a journey and an experience which speaks to who they are no matter what walk of life they come from.

WA Youth Theatre Company

Since 1990 WAYTCo has provided opportunities for thousands of young Western Australians to engage in theatre through performance, workshops, directing, writing and technical production roles as well as audience members.

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  • Arts:Performing Arts

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ince 1990 WAYTCo has provided opportunities for thousands of young Western Australians to engage in theatre through performance, workshops, directing, writing and technical production roles as well as audience members.

WAYTCo is a membership organisation. Anybody under 27 can become a member at a very low joining fee, and in return can access theatre workshops, opportunities to audition for large cast ensemble productions produced at the very highest quality and a range of offers to experience professional performing arts in Western Australia. 

West Australian Ballet

Australia's first professional ballet company, West Australian Ballet (previously known as WA Ballet) has developed a reputation for superior classical and contemporary ballet.

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  • Arts:Performing Arts

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Formed in 1952 by Madame Kira Bousloff of the Ballet Russes, West Australian Ballet provides world class dance performances as the State Ballet company.

Its repertoire continues to develop steadily; classical ballet forming the foundation for the Company’s vocabulary, combined with a distinct contemporary outlook on the art form. West Australian Ballet stages everything from full length classical ballets, narrative ballets and shorter works, and encompasses a variety of choreographic styles.

The Company is based in Perth and resides at the West Australian Ballet Centre in Maylands. Performances are offered at several venues across Perth, most often at His Majesty's Theatre and The Quarry Amphitheatre. It offers an extensive program of dance throughout the year, with three to four major seasons in Perth, regional touring throughout Western Australia, choreographic workshops, an extensive education programme and other community activities.

West Australian Ballet also tours nationally and internationally; past international tours include China, Japan, Indonesia, Taiwan and the Philippines. In 2013 West Australian Ballet toured regionally throughout Western Australia and in 2014 will perform in Canberra.

Current Artistic Director is Aurelien Scannella.

West Australian Ballet is the only dance company in the state that has an official partnership with its state symphony orchestra; the West Australian Symphony Orchestra

West Australian Opera

West Australian Opera, founded in 1967, is resident company of the beautiful His Majesty’s Theatre where it presents three fully staged operas each year. In addition there is an annual free Opera in the Park event at Supreme Court Gardens, an education and regional touring program program and vibrant young artist concert program.

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  • Arts:Music,Performing Arts

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West Australian Opera was established in 1967 and celebrates its 50th anniversary in 2017. It is Western Australia’s only full-time, professional opera company. The company presents operas drawn from the mainstream operatic repertoire and increasingly is involved in the commissioning and development of new repertoire.

The company offers an annual subscription season of main house productions as well as programs in regional Western Australia and a strong education program and ancillary activities, including concerts and community events in Western Australia.

It is an incorporated association with a board of eight directors, chaired by Warwick Hemsley. The Artistic Director is Brad Cohen and the General Manager is Carolyn Chard. The company receives its income from federal and state funding, box office revenue, donations and sponsorship.

PRODUCTIONS
West Australian Opera presents three operas in His Majesty’s Theatre each year as well as an Opera in the Park to approximately 15,000 people in Supreme Court Gardens.

TOURING AND COMMUNITY EVENTS
West Australian Opera is committed to taking the art form to as many people in Western Australia as possible through the touring of small scale work to regional Western Australia and the participation of the company in community events.

EDUCATION
West Australian Opera provides comprehensive support for students and teachers to all its programs. We recognise the place West Australian Opera occupies in the study of music in Western Australia and we work to offer the best possible experience for students.

YOUNG ARTIST PROGRAM
We continue to identify and develop young and emerging artists and provide training, advice and a creative pathway into the Company. We work with established artists locally, nationally and internationally to provide opportunities for creativity and career advancement.

Western Australian Youth Orchestras

The Western Australian Youth Orchestras Association (Inc.) is a not-for-profit Association dedicated to musical excellence.

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  • Arts:Music,Performing Arts

Description

Founded in Perth, in 1974, the Association has enriched and diversified music practice in Australia, which in recent year has been through the delivery of six ensembles which now include the Western Australian Youth Orchestra, the Philharmonic Orchestra, the Collegium and Sinfonietta String Orchestras,  the award-winning Flute Choir and South West Youth Strings ensembles. WA Youth Orchestras’ 400 members are aged from 8 to 24 and are drawn from all parts of Western Australia. The Association regularly reaches live audiences in excess of 40,000 per annum.

Yirra Yaakin Theatre Company

Based in Perth, Yirra Yaakin [Yir-raarh Yaarh-kin] exists to share Aboriginal stories. Established in 1993, our stories have reached 13 countries in five continents and won awards for our theatre, governance and our partnerships, including a prestigious Sidney Myer Award for its record of facilitating Indigenous artistic programmes.

  • Local Clubs:Aboriginal,Arts
  • Type:Aboriginal

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  • Arts:Aboriginal,Performing Arts
  • Established:1993

Description

Yirra Yaakin, which means “Stand Tall” in Noongar language, has been producing and presenting an annual program of new Indigenous theatre and maintained a strong focus on education and youth programs since it’s inception.

More than 15 original youth-focused productions have been developed in that time, undertaking scores of residencies and workshops across WA.

The company has commissioned and premiered over 50 new theatre works. These include major Festival presentations such as WALTZING THE WILARRA, ONE DAY IN 67, ALIWAH, WINDMILL BABY and CRUEL WILD WOMAN. Contributing writers have included Dallas Winmar, Mitch Torres, David Milroy, Sally Morgan and Jim Holland.

The company is committed to producing and presenting a mixture of contemporary and classic Indigenous theatre, balanced with our existing community service and education programs. 

Youth Ballet WA

Youth Ballet WA (“YBWA”) is a Charitable Institution focused on education and performance in dance for youth. The company, founded in 2004, comprises of 110 talented dancers ranging from 8 – 21 years. Since its inception in 2004, the organisation has delighted audiences with its unique and vibrant performances.

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  • Arts:Performing Arts

Description

With history dating back to 1960 former members have danced in prestigious dance companies throughout the world including: The New York City Ballet, The Australian Ballet, The West Australian Ballet, Dresden Ballet, Beritz Ballet, Culberg Berlin Ballet, Sydney Dance Company, The Australian Dance Theatre, Ballet de Monte Carlo, Bayerishes Staatsoper Ballet, Hamburg Ballet, Semper Oper Dresden, Natuo Duato Company Spain and countless more.

Junior Professional Programme

Dancers of YBWA get their technical training skill within the Junior Professional Programme delivered by Ballet Centre of WA. Open to applicants from 8 years of age, the Junior Professional Programme uses the Russian Vaganova method of training considered the finest syllabus for classical ballet. Other studies include Pointe, Pas de Deux, Repertoire, Contemporary, Composition, Drama, Spanish, Character, Music, Dance History, Anatomy and Yoga. Successful applicants perform as members of Youth Ballet WA (YBWA) – Perth’s full time youth company with 110 members. YBWA is a Charitable Institution recognised for innovation and excellence in the technical and artistic development of gifted young dancers. Established in 2004, YBWA has a history dating back to 1960, intertwining with the Terri Charlesworth Ballet Centre.

Ballet Centre of WA’s Junior Professional Programme is a Registered Training Organisation offering Nationally accredited Certificate III and IV in Ballet Performance and year 11 & 12 Course of study in Dance. Certificate III and IV are listed and endorsed by the Curriculum Council. Certificate III is worth 18 points and Certificate IV is worth 25 points towards WACE - The West Australian Certificate of Education or High School Graduation.

Director, Sonya Shepherd hails from the famous Charlesworth ballet family and is proud to work closely with her mother, Terri Charlesworth OAM, who fulfils the role of Artistic Advisor to both Youth Ballet WA and Ballet Centre of WA and was a recent winner of the WA Citizen of the year Award for Arts and Culture Development. Youth Ballet WA are extremely proud to have the support of our patrons, The Governor His Excellency Dr. Ken Michael and Mrs. Julie Michael.

YBWA reaches out to the wider community through mainstage productions, school performances and workshops, public performances, special seniors performances and displays, and corporate opening ceremonies.

Youth Ballet WA has become a launching pad for talented young dancers from Perth and around the state. Many former dancers are now performing in prestigious ballet companies throughout the world.
Auditions

The dancers of YBWA join the company through a rigorous audition process which takes place annually and at the Director’s discretion. All dancers train at an elite level, studying dance fulltime under the direction of Youth Ballet WA staff.  

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Optus Stadium hosts Perth’s first Domain Night Test

A new era for Australian Test Cricket begins this summer as Australia takes on our trans-Tasman rivals New Zealand in...
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