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Jazz fusion: Reinventing Count Basie

Jazz fusion: Reinventing Count Basie

Vesh Arumugam, ECU Reporter

September 10, 2017


Filed under Arts and Entertainment

Count Basie's remarkable legacy can undoubtedly be remembered by the swinging hit, One O'Clock Jump. The song written in 1937, was an instant hit for jazz lovers and jitterbugs alike. WAAPA is playing homage to the tune with the upcoming event, One O’Clock Jump, starring a jazz vocal ensemble. This...

Seven reality bites in TILT

Seven reality bites in TILT

Kristy Clark, ECU Reporter

August 27, 2017


Filed under Arts and Entertainment

In a world full of alternative facts and fake news, information is instantaneous and readily available for consumption. So, where do we go for the truth? TILT endeavours to find out. TILT features seven original performances, directed written and acted by third year WAAPA students under the guidance...

WAAPA jazz plays on

WAAPA jazz plays on

Greg Corrigan, ECU Reporter

August 21, 2017


Filed under Arts and Entertainment

The talent bubbling up in the Perth jazz scene was on show in the classic quirky Edith Spiegeltent on Thursday 17 August as jazz students took to the stage to show their mastery. WAAPA's The New Standard, was directed by acclaimed jazz musician and winner of the Best Jazz Artist Award in 2014, T...

WAAPA Gospel Choir Wraps Up Triumphant Tour

WAAPA Gospel Choir Wraps Up Triumphant Tour

Venine Palm, Staff Reporter

May 9, 2017


Filed under Arts and Entertainment

The Western Australian Academy of Performing Arts (WAAPA) Gospel Choir will be performing at Christ Church Claremont on 17 May, as a wrap-up to their South West Tour. The choir has been touring the South West performing in various locations across Bunbury, Albany, and Margaret River. The choir is...

A View from the Bridge worth watching

A View from the Bridge worth watching

Tim Meuzelaar, Staff reporter

May 4, 2016


Filed under Arts and Entertainment, News

With illegal immigration being a hot topic in Australia, Arthur Miller's A View from the Bridge could not be more relevant in Australia today than when conceived in 1956. A dark and gripping tale based on mistrust, jealousy and violence, it shows the effects love can have on a family. Lawrie Cullen-T...

Picnic at Hanging Rock an actor’s challenge

Picnic at Hanging Rock an actor’s challenge

Shelley Timms, Staff reporter

March 23, 2016


Filed under Arts and Entertainment

It is a mystery that has had Australians guessing since the 1960s, first told in the novel by Joan Lindsay and then in 1975 through the iconic film by Peter Weir. Now Matthew Lutton and Tom Wright from Melbourne’s Malthouse Theatre have taken the classic Aussie story Picnic at Hanging Rock and turn...

WAAPA hits it out of the Park

WAAPA hits it out of the Park

Lorraine Sindel, Staff reporter

March 23, 2016


Filed under Arts and Entertainment, Showcase

The ninth WAAPA in the park, held on Saturday 19 March, demonstrated once again the amazing talent of WAAPA students. The free outdoor concert was held at Ron Stone Park, just next door to the ECU Mount Lawley campus. The annual event that showcases WAAPA talent would not be possible without ...

WAAPA student’s big win

WAAPA student’s big win

Nicole Biss, Staff reporter

October 27, 2015


Filed under Arts and Entertainment

Third year WAAPA student Shalom Brune-Franklin has been awarded the first $17,000 Chris Edmund Performing Arts Scholarship. The scholarship is a new award sponsored by the Jackman Furness Foundation for Performing Arts, and MasterCard. Miss Brune-Franklin told ECU Daily that this scholarship will...

LINK dance company presents ‘Shanghai Bolero’

LINK dance company presents ‘Shanghai Bolero’

Hayley Moir, Staff reporter

October 21, 2015


Filed under Arts and Entertainment

WAAPA based graduate dance company, LINK, will present their final performance piece for 2015, Shanghai Bolero, kicking off tonight at the Fremantle Arts Centre. Tickets are still available, either at the door or through oztix.com.au, and Shanghai Bolero will showcase only four exclusive perform...

Review: Macbeth ignites political drama

Review: Macbeth ignites political drama

Josie Scott, Staff reporter

October 19, 2015


Filed under News

Everyone is vaguely familiar with the plot of Macbeth. If you didn't study it in high school, then you've probably seen a film or play that uses its themes and plot. Shakespeare has never been my favourite. I find the language difficult to grasp, so I was quite weary of seeing the third year student's...

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