Ballet set to put kids in a spin at Awesome Festival

For the first time in its 67 year history, West Australian Ballet has created a Children’s Ballet specifically aimed at three to six year olds. Peter and the Wolf will be presented by AWESOME Arts Festival in Perth Cultural Centre 5, 7 – 11 October 2019.


Peter and the Wolf by West Australian Ballet Artistic Director Aurélien Scannella, the State Ballet Company will perform six free shows of the 35 minute work which has been made in collaboration with the AWESOME Arts Festival, Perth Symphony Orchestra and choreographed by WAAPA Dance Lecturer and former dancer Andries Weidemann. 


Peter and the Wolf is a perfect first ballet for those not yet big enough to sit through a full show the theatre,” says Scannella, “Andries Weidemann’s endearing choreography will be great showcase of our talented Young Artists and Corps de Ballet”. 


The story, originally created in 1936 by Sergei Prokofiev as a ‘symphonic fairy tale for children’, has been adapted with West Australian Ballet’s Young Artists and Corps de Ballet bringing the orchestral story to life.  


Directly after each of the six performances, West Australian Ballet’s Teaching Artists will hold free dance activities, teaching movements from Peter and the Wolf, for children to enjoy the physicality and fun that dance has to offer. 


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