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Ballet at the Quarry: Metamorphosis

West Australian Ballet

Ballet at the Quarry: Metamorphosis Fri 9 Feb – Sat 9 Mar Quarry Amphitheatre $75 – $109
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Fri 9 Feb – Sat 9 Mar at Quarry Amphitheatre, from $75 – $109

'It is hard to imagine a better place to experience an array of beautiful bodies in motion.'


'Ballet at the Quarry continues to push boundaries and delight audiences in the immersive surrounds of the Quarry Amphitheatre.'


Join us under the glittering stars of the night sky as we return to the Quarry Amphitheatre for a collection of contemporary works. Whether you find yourself rapt in the beauty of movement or discover deep meaning, there are few nights at the ballet as unique as this. Enjoy a picnic while dancers warm up on stage prior to the show before experiencing exhilarating dance works.

David Dawson, one of the world’s leading and most sought-after choreographers brings one of his latest masterpieces, Metamorphosis, to Perth following its world premiere with Dutch National Ballet. Based on classical ballet technique, the British choreographer creates contemporary, virtuoso and often emotionally charged works of art that endear him to the press, the public and leading ballet companies all over the world. Metamorphosis is a choreographic five-part work about hope and humanity and finding light in darkness.

Rising star George Williamson is a British choreographer working across ballet and contemporary genres. He is a versatile choreographer who alongside creating narrative and abstract modern ballets for the stage is also an established movement director for film and live performance in the commercial, fashion and visual arts worlds. George will present a new creation and one of his existing works, Wonderers.

Australian premiere

Choreographer David Dawson UK
Assistant Choreographer Rebecca Gladstone Australia
Costume Designer David Dawson & Eddie Grundy Holland
Lighting Designer Bert Dalhuysen Holland
Music Philip Glass USA

New Creation
World premiere

Choreographer George Williamson UK
Costume Designer Jonathan Hindmarsh Australia

Australian premiere

Choreographer George Williamson UK
Costume Designer George Williamson UK
Lighting Designer Jason Fassl US
Music Edmund Shaw after Jean Sibelius UK (Finland)

Time & Location

Fri 9 Feb – Sat 9 Mar

Wed – Sat 8pm | Gates open 6.30pm | Dancer on stage warm up 7pm Quarry Amphitheatre, 1 Waldron Drive, City Beach / Mooro


1hr 45mins including intervals

  • A Reserve | Prices from

    • Adult: $99
    • Festival Club: $89
    • Concession: $94
  • B Reserve | Prices from

    • Adult: $79
    • Festival Club: $71
    • Concession: $75

Eligible for package discount

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