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West Australian Ballet, 2002
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Author:  Malcolm Tay [ Fri Feb 22, 2002 7:21 am ]
Post subject:  West Australian Ballet, 2002

Maharajahs and magical moments
By Rita Clarke
The Australian
February 18, 2002

RAIN fell on picnic hampers minutes before the start of Breathless, celebrating the West Australian Ballet's 50th anniversary. There was some consternation and a collective holding of breath until it stopped.

That, however, was the end of any breathlessness, for although the four choices on the program were all fine pieces, together they made for a less than scintillating evening, mainly because there was no striking stylistic or thematic contrast, or wit.

The WAB dancers, nonetheless, are ever a joy to watch. There were magic moments, notably in the longer pieces by Natalie Weir and David Dawson.


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Author:  Malcolm Tay [ Thu Nov 07, 2002 11:20 am ]
Post subject:  Re: West Australian Ballet, 2002

Reviewed by Jill Sykes
November 8 2002
Sydney Morning Herald

An ambitious project that works well, United! brings together two companies from opposite sides of Australia in a triple bill that has style, character and high-quality performances of contemporary ballet. Each company gets its time in the spotlight, and there is a central piece that features dancers from both.

The West Australian Ballet, celebrating its 50th anniversary, gets the program off to a witty start with Hans van Manen's delightful Black Cake from 1989.

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Author:  Malcolm Tay [ Thu Nov 07, 2002 11:28 am ]
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<B>Benazir bowls over dance fans as brother aims to bowl us out</B>
By Sharon Verghis
November 6 2002
Sydney Morning Herald

She is a leading ballerina with the West Australian Ballet, and a confessed drama queen, he the captain of the English cricket team. The siblings synchronise Australian appearances this week, with Benazir starring tonight on stage at the Opera House, and Nasser braving the local pacemen in the first Ashes Test in Brisbane the day after.

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