The WA Ballet will tour to Indonesia in August for the first time in more than 20 years.
A once in a lifetime gala performance with excerpts from timeless classics The Nutcracker and Cinderella.
A once in a lifetime opportunity for the Indonesian Youth Ensemble to perform in this gala evening and for Indonesian Stage Apprentices to be part of the backstage crew.
It happens once. Don’t miss it.
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“ONCE”, West Australian Ballet tour to Jakarta to be held on 6 August 2016 (7.30PM) and 7 August 2016(1PM) in Teater Jakarta, Taman Ismail Marzuki will be West Australian Ballet’s first visit to Jakarta in 20 years. By doing so, WAB will also be the first ever ballet company to visit Indonesia in an international tour.
Due to audience enthusiasm to The 1st Indonesian Ballet Gala conducted last year with Juliet Burnett performing as a guest artist with West Australian Ballet Demi soloist Christopher Hill, WAB believes that there is a substantial audience for quality ballet performances in Indonesia. With less than a year of preparation, WAB is ready to perform live in front of Jakarta audiences with support from the Australian Embassy Jakarta and ballet.id (Yayasan Bina Ballet Indonesia, the organizer of the 1st Indonesian Ballet Gala). Nine works ranging from classical to modern and neo-classical ballets by Australian choreographers will be performed in the first act, and an excerpt from Cinderella will be performed in second act.
West Australian Ballet presents Once. With a limited number of shows, production that encompasses the contemporary through to the classical. Traditional ballet lovers will be spellbound by Jayne Smeulders ball scene from Cinderella, amazed by the fluidity of La Pluie and enthralled with the skill and technique of the West Australian Ballet dancers.
Once will also include two pieces performed by Indonesian Youth Ensembles and the world premiere of a new creation, Megatruh, by choreographer Melanie Lane and performed by Juliet Burnett. A meditation on identity and culture through the questioning body, mind and spirit, reflecting W.S. Rendra’s writing in his collections of essays, Mempertimbangkan Tradisi (Considering Tradition). Megatruh is the manifestation of these ideas.
Understanding the hunger of Indonesian ballet students to be part of a ballet company, WAB decided to give a remarkable opportunity to allow Indonesian dancers and dance students to get a glimpse on what it’s like to be in a ballet company. After being auditioned by WAB on 19 June 2016 in Teater Jakarta, 20 dancers ranging from 11 – 36 years old have been selected to train and perform with WAB in the August show. Dubbed the Indonesian Youth Ensemble, the dancers will be performing in 2 new works choreographed by WAB’s Education & Access Manager Deborah Robertson.
It is not only the dancers who will benefit from training with WAB. Understanding how vital stage crew (lighting, sound, stage management) are to a performance, WAB has also opened an opportunity for Indonesian stage workers to take part in the show in an on-the-job training and best-practice sharing to be conducted on 2 – 7 August in Teater Jakarta. Experienced stage workers from various theatres and ballet institutions will take part of this program as Indonesian Stage Apprentices.
The Youth Ensemble and Knowledge Exchange Programs have been made possible thanks to generous support from Australian Embassy Jakarta.