From the explosive Cuban dance performance that is Ballet Revolucion to Black Swan State Theatre’s “In Conversation” series featuring two plays: Hir and Summer of the Seventeenth Doll – there is so much going on in the WA performing arts scene right now. Here’s your monthly wrap-up on the best dance, comedy and theatre events coming up.

This Week:


Burn the Floor
Regal Theatre, Apr 12 – 21

The grace, style and raw sexuality of Burn the Floor ran for nine months and broke all the records on Broadway. Now it’s in Perth! Integrating classics like the Foxtrot, Tango and Cha Cha with modern dance, this powerful performance by some of the world’s leading dancers will you leave you in awe.


Frank Enstein
Heath Ledger Theatre, Apr 11 -15

A wonderful retelling of the classic tale combined with Co3 Australia’s dancers. Join Frank as he creates his own monsters to fuel his desire to be normal. This is a show to be enjoyed by children and adults alike.


The Index
Bunbury Regional Art Galleries, Apr 11-15

Denmark based dancer, choreographer and creative producer Annette Carmichael will be performing with hundreds of eggshells, combining dance, photography, music and sculpture to explore themes of harmony and disruption.


The Talk
Subiaco Arts Centre, Apr 11-21

The Talk tells the hilarious story of 15 year-old Eva who, after a school suspension, will stop at nothing to get all the answers, and more, about the birds and the bees.


This Month


Ballet Revolucion
Perth, Albany, Bunbury & Mandurah, May 1 – May 6

All the way from Cuba, these talented dancers will blend contemporary moves with salsa and Cuban dance to create the explosive performance that is Ballet Revolucion. This is one show not to be missed. Tickets selling fast.


Perth Comedy Festival 
Regal Theatre. Apr 23-May 20

Now in it’s 7th year, the Perth Comedy Festival has established itself as a landmark event on WA’s cultural calendar. From international and national stand-up to sketch, satire, improv, musical, absurdist, theatre, magic and kids comedy, there’s something in the program to satisfy all tastes.


Australian Dance Week
Apr 30 – May 5

Ausdance WA invites you to come and try a range of FREE dance classes on offer every morning and evening of Australian Dance week, plus some Saturday classes.


Summer of the Seventeenth Doll
Heath Ledger Theatre, May 5-20

Set in 1950’s Melbourne, this highly acclaimed Australian play follows the lives of two friends and a summer where everything changes. The ultimate ‘sex in the city’ saga full of passion, disappointment and heartbreak as lives change forever.


Heath Ledger Theatre, May 10-27

Hir (a gender-neutral pronoun of “his” and “her”) is an audacious dive into the dysfunctional-family playpen of American theatre. Isaac returns from war to find his father has suffered a stroke, his sister is now his brother and his mother a gender studies expert.


Featured image: Ballet Revolucion

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