West Australian Ballet and Town of Cambridge sign a 10 year agreement

Published on 05 February 2018

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This morning Walter McGuire from Go Cultural provided a traditional Aboriginal Smoking Ceremony at the Quarry Amphitheatre ahead of Tech Week of Milky Way: Ballet at the Quarry and to celebrate the signing of a 10 year Memorandum of Understanding (MOU) between the West Australian Ballet and the Town of Cambridge that will see both parties continue to use Quarry Amphitheatre to present Perth’s beloved summer arts tradition Ballet at the Quarry into February 2027.

Members of the West Australian Ballet, Mayor Keri Shannon, Milnjiya, Milky Way - River of Stars Choreographer, Gary Lang, and Gary's adopted Mother Nami Maymuru joined us for the ceremony.

The news comes before the opening of West Australian Ballet’s Season of Milky Way: Ballet at the Quarry. This year marks the 25th anniversary of Ballet at the Quarry being performed at Quarry Amphitheatre, and both parties see the signing of this 10 year MOU as solidification of a long standing partnership.

“Our Ballet at the Quarry Season has always been popular with patrons; selling to capacity four years running. This MOU with the Town of Cambridge will ensure that the Western Australian community will be able to experience world class ballet productions at this uniquely Australian venue well into the future”, explains WAB Artistic Director Aurélien Scannella.

“The continuing partnership will help secure the longevity of the venue as a performing arts space”, say Major of the Town of Cambridge Keri Shannon. She elaborates; “This MOU will assist both parties in future planning and maintaining resources for the venue”.

West Australian Ballet’s Milky Way: Ballet at the Quarry will run from 9 February to 3 March and is set to feature a series of four short works by Australian and international choreographers. Tickets available through Ticketmaster.