Season Preview: Your guide to the arts in 2021

West Australian Ballet has announced its 2021 season, which includes classic ballets Giselle, The Sleeping Beauty and Coppélia, and several contemporary pieces including Graeme Murphy’s Air and Other Invisible Forcesand the world premiere of a new work by Australian choreographer Melanie Lane.

After cancellations in 2020 due to COVID-19, WA Ballet returned to the mainstage in September with Dracula , having presented works online and in its studios. In November/December, it will perform The Nutcrackerat His Majesty’s Theatre.

“2020 has challenged us on many levels and so will 2021. But where there is a challenge, there is an opportunity,” said Artistic Director Aurélien Scannella.

Carina Roberts for Coppélia. Photograph © Frances Andrijich and Wunderman Thompson

The 2021 season will open as usual with Ballet at the Quarry as part of Perth Festival. This year’s program As One: Ballet at the Quarrywill include three works. The evening will...