You’ve read the book and seen the film, now kick up your heels with West Australian Ballet in The Great Gatsby ballet.
When Northern Ballet in the UK began performing its new production of The Great Gatsbya few years ago, Aurélien Scannella, Artistic Director of West Australian Ballet, quickly heard about it from friends.
“I had a few close friends of mine who are ballet teachers or ballet masters who saw the work overseas and said to me, ‘we just saw a terrific production and we think it would work for Perth’,” recalls Scannella.
He didn’t take much convincing. The Great Gatsbywas created by Canadian choreographer David Nixon, who is Artistic Director of Northern Ballet. Scannella was already a fan of his work. In fact, in 2016, WA Ballet performed his production of Beauty and the Beast.
Matthew Lehmann in The Great Gatsby. Photo © Robert Johnson
“We had David Nixon here for Beauty and the Beastlast year and so we talked about [The Great Gatsby], and after seeing it on video, and all of the feedback I got, I thought it’s something that would suit...