West Australian Ballet’s Season 2018 promises to be a season of creativity. It will be surprising and exciting, and will explore the extremes of sweet life and seductive death.
In his sixth season as Artistic Director, Aurélien Scannella has created a program exemplifying the short distance between pain and pure joy.
“Season 2018 will be a raw and pure experience for the audiences that will emotionally have highs and lows. It will be beautiful and honest. I’m excited for the audience to come on this artistic journey with the Company.”
Season 2018 commences with Milky Way: Ballet at the Quarry. Presented as part of the Perth International Arts Festival (PIAF), the four short works will feature the World Premiere of Milngia, Milky Way – River of Stars, a ground breaking collaboration between the Garry Lang NT Dance Company and West Australian Ballet.
This innovative work tells the story of the coming together of two Indigenous nations through Lang’s adoptive mother. Her original Yolngu story is about two fishermen, whose spirits journey from sea to sky. Traditional Indigenous music used in the work will be presented by renowned Australian Opera Singer Deborah Cheetham AO.
The Australian Premiere of Les Indomptés, brought to Western Australia by highly acclaimed French Choreographer Claude Brumachon, will follow this historic work. Les Indomptés is an energetic duo for two men requiring the dancers to rediscover their animal instincts and find ecstasy within the moment.
Another renowned Choreographer from France will also collaborate with WAB for the first time.
Patrick Delcroix has created more than 25 works for 20 companies worldwide and will create a magnificent piece for this season.
Last but not least, WAB’s Demi-Soloist Christopher Hill will create a stunning duet for two women,Ghost Gum.
Check out the video for a sneak peak of the groundbreaking performance at the Quarry. For more information or bookings visit www.waballet.com.au – individual tickets on sale from 16 November.