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For over 30 years, the Western Australian Academy of Performing Arts at Edith Cowan University has held a reputation as Australia’s premiere performing arts academy, producing stars such as Hugh Jackman and Tim Minchin. Each year students collaborate with staff and critically acclaimed guest artists to perform over 300 public performances in Perth and regional WA, interstate and overseas.

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A hub for performing arts, the Mount Lawley campus boasts a range of state-of-the-art performance spaces, including Geoff Gibbs Theatre, Roundhouse Theatre, Richard Gill Auditorium, Enright Studio, and the iconic Edith Spiegeltent – a rare tent-style theatre made of wood, mirrors, canvas and leaded glass.

Across these venues, and in city and regional spaces, the WAAPA calendar is rich with performances in dance, music and musical theatre, and contemporary arts. This cross-genre offering exposes students to a range of crafts and experiences, and is a delight to audiences.

With specialised training, WAAPA is known for the quality of its graduates who pursue successful careers in the performing arts and entertainment industries, including many well-known stars such as Frances O’Connor, Marcus Graham, William McInnes, Lisa McCune, Lucy Durack, Rachelle Durkin, Emma Matthews, Jamie Oehlers and Eddie Perfect.

As a graduate of Music Theatre, Lucy Durack went on to star in the Australian productions of Wicked and Legally Blonde: The Musical, as well as appearing on television in the series Doctor Doctor and Sisters. Another star graduate is the soprano Emma Matthews, now WAAPA’s Head of Classical Voice and Opera Studies, who tours the country regularly with a number of national and state music institutions such as Opera Australia and WA Opera.

In the spirit of past graduate success stories, WAAPA continues to provide its students with theatrical experience and practical knowledge, as well as academic excellence. Luckily for arts enthusiasts and lovers of performing arts, this fostered creativity is shared with the public throughout the academic year.

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The Augmented

WAAPA and Spare Parts Puppet Theatre present new performance, The Augmented.

  • Dates:Feb 19 & 20, 2021
  • Time(s):7:30pm
  • Venue:Spare Parts Puppet Theatre

Details

  • Hosted By:Spare Parts Puppet Theatre
  • Ticket Price:$30 – Full or $22 – Concession/Friends
  • Type:Youth Art / Performance
  • Performing Arts:Puppetry,Theatre
  • Produced By:Spare Parts Puppet Theatre,WAAPA: WA Academy of Performing Arts
  • Event Venue:Spare Parts Puppet Theatre

Description

The Augmented, a brand new performance created by Michael Barlow in collaboration with Western Australian Academy of Performing Arts performance makers, shows that puppetry is not just for kids. Take a speculative leap into the future and imagine a new vision of the changing nature of humanity. The Augmented investigates ideas around Artificial Intelligence and evolution, using object theatre and figure-based puppetry. Does the prospect of AI excite and chill you? Find out on this journey into the shifting definition of what it is to be human and 'real'. Don't miss this original devised work of puppetry and object theatre for adult audiences. Limited dates available. DATES FRI 19 FEB | 7:30pm SAT 20 FEB | 7:30pm BOOK online at www.sppt.asn.au or call 9335 5044 1 Short Street Fremantle Suitable for ages 15 and above