14 April 2016
WA Minister for Culture and the Arts John Day and Federal Minister for the Arts Minister Mitch Fifield with dancers from the West Australian Ballet.
WA Minister for Culture and the Arts John Day and Federal Minister for the Arts Minister Mitch Fifield with dancers from the West Australian Ballet.

West Australian Ballet will perform in the Indonesian capital Jakarta for the first time in more than two decades, thanks to support from the Commonwealth and State Governments.

Minister for the Arts Minister Mitch Fifield and WA Minister for Culture and the Arts, John Day joined West Australian Ballet’s Artistic Director to announce the August tour. The visit was made possible by $114,440 in Catalyst funding and $20,000 from the WA Government.

West Australian Ballet will present a program of classical and contemporary works alongside performances by a youth ensemble comprising local Indonesian ballet students at the Jakarta Theatre, Taman Ismail Marizuki.

A series of workshops and masterclasses will also be held with local dance teachers and students, along with skills transfer sessions with Indonesian theatre technicians.

The Catalyst - Australian Arts and Culture Fund is open to applications at all times. For more information or to apply, visit the Catalyst web page or call 1800 590 577.

Read the full West Australian Ballet 'en pointe' in Jakarta media release.