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PERTH CITY BALLET –
Svetlana Gilyova and
Denis Veginiy, guest
dancers from Germany’s
Semperoper Ballet, star
as Odette and Odile in
this full-length version of
a beloved classic. Sit back
and be amazed by their
effortless grace. Quarry
Amphitheatre, Jan 14-17 .
BALLET AT THE QUARRY
This round of the annual
summer dance event
comes with a twist, as
street dance, ballroom
and cabaret are infused
into headlining show Zip
Zap Zoom. With four
new Australian works
Hit the Dance floor
Learn authentic salsa from the best, and escape
the sleazy nightclub vibes. Juan Rando Dance
Academy, Subiaco, 9382 3235.
Live African drumming and tribal moves definitely
make for a different and fun way to get fit. Afrotonic
Dance and Fitness, various locations across Perth,
0403 792 598.
Want a ridiculously good time? Love jazz music?
Feel like you were born in the wrong era? Try this.
Swing it!, Subiaco, 0407 086 863.
Great for those new to the style, beginner and
intermediate classes are held by visiting artists in
the beautiful King Street Arts Centre. Strut Dance,
King Street Arts Centre, Perth. 9321 4066.
Bring out your inner b-boy, or finally learn
the moves to those music videos you’ve
secretly always wanted to perfect. Cipher
Dance Academy, Morley, 0412 968 625.
Traditional ballroom and Latin dancesport,
minus the Dancing With The Stars cheese! Try
out some tango, cha cha or jive in adult classes
during the week, or bring the kids along to popular
kids classes on Saturday. Humphreys Dance Studio,
Victoria Park, 9361 6734.
CAN’T DECIDE ON JUST ONE?
From Classical Ballet and Bollywood, to Sexy Stilettos
and Jazz, these casual classes have got you covered.
The Dance Workshop, North Perth, 9443 6966.
Cut The Sky
Who will be there to sing the rain song when the sky speaks? The world premiere of
this thought-provoking piece is sure to raise some serious questions about Australian
culture. Perth Festival artistic director Jonathan Holloway says the show will ignite our
imaginations, as it “raises vitally important questions about the future environmental,
social and political landscapes of our nation, demonstrating exactly why Marrugeku is
sought the world over as one of Australia’s most thrilling dance theatre companies.”
Told from an Indigenous point of view, the performance goes into the future to look at
the effects of climate change. “Really, the show is going to raise those questions about
how all of us value what is above and below the earth’s crust,” says dancer and co-
artistic director of Marrugeku, Dalisa Pigram. She says the aim of the show is to put the
audience into the shoes of Indigenous people and open their minds. “Hopefully they’re
left with that question at the end: what can I do in my situation, in my community,
how much am I willing to change? In the future, when we have no resource left, when
things are shrinking, what are we going to do?” With collaborations spanning from the
Kimberley to India and Belgium, this local and international project works to spread
intercultural perspective on a global issue. Talented Indigenous and non-Indigenous
dancers from across Australia perform to a backdrop of dreamcatcher poems and
inspiring Australian music, making for an abstract, dynamic and spirited show.
Regal Theatre, Feb 27-Mar 1.
a fave may prove difficult.
Get there early to watch
the dancers warm up
and snag a good spot for
your picnic (or call ahead
to book a chair). Quarry
Amphitheatre, Feb 6-28 .
MI CASA ES SU CASA
People of Perth, take note.
Strut Dance’s community
project is taking over public
spaces and houses, with
the aim to connect people
to the city. Onlookers are
invited to tour various
locations (by bicycle) to
create their own story of
what community means to
them. Various locations in
Perth City, Feb 6-21.
Three renowned choreographers have joined forces
to create this unmissable show for solo performer
Aakash Odedra, who has shone on stages across
the globe. Jonathan Holloway says, “Odedra’s
movements are majestic and, as he executes one
incredible move after the next, one can’t help
but wonder whether he is governed by the same
physical laws as the rest of us.”
Heath Ledger Theatre, Feb 19-21.
Coming to Perth for the
first time as part of the
2015 Perth International
Arts Festival, the highly
acclaimed Mark Morris
Dance Group from New
York shows us how Mozart’s
music can be enjoyed
through the beauty
of childhood play and
imagination. His Majesty’s
Theatre, Feb 13-15.
Returning to Australia
with its take on the classic
fairytale is the Moscow
Ballet ‘La Classique’, one
of Russia’s leading ballet
companies. Watch Sleeping
Beauty come to life through
sets and movement.
Arts Centre, May 5.
Round up your family’s most
avid noise-makers and grab
a seat at Drum Struck, an
interactive drum threatre
experience from Africa
that has taken the world
by storm. Along with the
musicians, each audience
member is given a djembe
drum, while the dancers
put on a uniquely African
performance that will have
hearts thumping to the
beat. Mandurah Performing
Arts Centre, May 15.
Ballet at the Quarry.
Full details and online bookings at scoop.com.au/dance
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