The Governor and Mrs Dawson attended the final production of the WA Ballet’s 70th anniversary year, a reimagining of Swan Lake. This unique telling of the story is set in 1880’s Fremantle Harbour with ancient music and dance performed by Noongar artists interweaved.
Balladong Wadjuk Noongar man Barry McGuire worked with Choreographer Krzysztof Pastor to incorporate a traditional Noongar dance relating to his family’s totem, the Black Swan.
Ingrid Puzey (Chair), Lauren Major (Executive Director), Mrs Dawson, His Excellency, Aurélien Scannella (Artistic Director). Oscar Valdes as Sebastian and Kiki Saito as Odette with the dancers of West Australian Ballet in Swan Lake. Photo by Bradbury Photography Polly Hilton as a Spanish dancer in Swan Lake. Photo by Bradbury Photography Tjahkai Dewar, Tjiirdm McGuire, Kyle Morrison and Jeeomarra McGuire from Gya Ngoop Keeninyarra in Swan Lake. Photo by Bradbury Photography