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Celebrating Black Swan's Founding Patron, Janet Holmes a Court

Posted by on 28 November 2013 | | 0 Comments

Black Swan recently hosted a party to celebrate Janet Holmes à Court's birthday and her contribution over the years to Black Swan and Western Australian culture. As Black Swan's Founding Patron, Janet has been with us since the beginning - developing the very idea of Black Swan, driving our growth, and helping us develop into the state theatre company we are today. At the party, former Black Swan Artistic Director Andrew Ross made a speech to Janet that we'd like to share with you:

The Ladies of 'Shrine'

Posted by on 27 August 2013 | | 0 Comments

Sarah McNeill and Whitney Richards are two talented actors in Tim Winton's new play, Shrine. Sarah plays the wife of Adam (played by John Howard) and the mother of Jack, the boy who dies in a car accident. Whitney plays June Fenton, a small-town girl who has an important story to tell about Jack's last night. These ladies are emotional powerhouses on stage in this gripping production. We asked them to answer a few questions about themselves and where they are at.

Author Tim Winton on his new play 'Shrine'

Posted by on 6 August 2013 | | 0 Comments

We are in the second week of rehearsals for our next production, Shrine by Tim Winton! Director Kate Cherry, author Tim Winton and actor John Howard come together for a second time (the first being our 2011 production Rising Water) to bring this West Australian story to life on stage.

The Impact of the Arts

Posted by on 8 July 2013 | | 0 Comments

Black Swan's Education & Community Access Manager, Alena, and Marketing & Sponsorship Manager, Nancy are currently attending the Major Performing Arts 'Arts in Education' Network Forum in Sydney. It's a two-day annual meeting for the Major Performing Arts (MPA) Education Network to discuss the latest crucial issues in arts education, including developments in the National Arts Curriculum. In association with the forum, Alena has answered a few questions in response to a new book being written about the impact of the arts.

Sitting Down With 'Other Desert Cities' Stars!

Posted by on 5 July 2013 | | 0 Comments

Here’s a great show for book lovers! If you enjoy a complex story, a twist ending and plenty of food for thought, then you’ll love the Pulitzer Prize nominated Other Desert Cities. Straight from Broadway, it’s a profoundly moving drama about the generational and political divides in one family with a terrible secret to hide. It was nominated for the Pulitzer Prize for Drama and five Tony Awards including Best Play. And it was written by Jon Robin Baitz, the writer of TV hits Brothers & Sisters, The West Wing and Alias.

2013 4ARTS Performing Arts Education Festival coming soon!

Posted by on 4 July 2013 | | 0 Comments

The 4ARTS Performing Arts Education Festival is a joint project by Black Swan, the West Australian Ballet, the West Australian Opera and the West Australian Symphony Orchestra. Following the booked out success of the inaugural 4Arts Festival in 2012, Western Australia’s four major performing arts companies are coming together to do it all again - two days of free performances and workshops for students all under one roof!

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