Madeleine Eastoe to speak at WAB this month
The West Australian Ballet’s Monday Vernissage programme is back for 2016 and kicking it off on March 14 is “Dancing to Australia’s Tune” with former Australian Ballet Principal Madeleine Eastoe.
The term “vernissage” comes from the French word “varnishing,” meaning to put the finishing touches on a painting. It’s often used in reference to a private “promenade” before a formal opening. Likewise, WAB’s Monday Vernissage programme is about a private, more intimate moment for dancers and dance fans to hear from celebrity guest speakers as they take them on a promenade through the finer points of the ballet world.
In this exclusive evening with Madeleine Eastoe, undeniably one of the most successful Aussie dancers of her generation, attendees will walk through her life on stage as she “reflects on ‘making the grade’ and retiring from a fruitful career with The Australian Ballet.” She hung up her pointe shoes last year, retiring from a career spanning 18 years where she received a number of awards, including the Telstra People’s Choice Award and a Green Room Award.
WAB Demi-Soloist Christopher Hill will guide the conversation with specific questions and prompts for Eastoe.
This insightful event, set for 7 pm at the West Australian Ballet Centre, costs $25 per person, or $20 for subscribers and students. To book, call (08) 9214 0707.