Workshop Program

Students attending a performance can also participate in free workshops. These outcomes-based programs deepen student learning across curriculum and facilitate collaboration with artists and practitioners.


A unique opportunity to engage with Australia’s best contemporary dance companies and choreographers in a works that connects with the musical traditions of our nearest neighbours.

Dance workshop

An incredible opportunity for students to work alongside renowned choreographer Gideon Obarzanek, founder and former Artistic Director of Chunky Move Dance Company. An influential figure on the Australian dance scene, don’t miss this chance for your students to learn from one of the best choreographers in Australia.

Venue In school
Date 9 Feb, 1pm
Duration 60mins

The Far Side of the Moon

An unmissable opportunity for drama students to see Robert Lepage’s seminal contemporary theatre work.

Drama workshop

Explore the techniques Robert Lepage uses to create performance material. Delivered by Lepage experts from WAAPA, this workshop will give students the opportunity to experiment with approaches to theatre making based on Lepage’s idea that transformation is central to this process.

In school
Dates 23 and 26 February, 10am and 1pm
Duration 2 hours

Il n’est pas encore minuit ...

An opportunity for Drama and Dance students to investigate diverse approaches to movement, including dance, martial arts and circus.

Circus workshop

MAXIMA is Australia’s newest, freshest professional circus company creating different, accessible and adventurous circus theatre. Together with Pulse Youth Circus and fresh from their own professional development with Compagnie XY, MAXIMA will deliver workshops inspired by Il n’est pas encore minuit …

Mandurah Performing Arts Centre
Dates 13 & 14 Feb, 10am
Duration 90mins

The Barber Shop Chronicles

An opportunity for students to explore inter-cultural understanding in this contemporary consideration of race, gender, family and the politics of masculinity.

Drama workshop

How do we use story to articulate experience? Acclaimed performers from UK’s acclaimed Fuel Theatre will lead students through a behind-the-scenes workshop, exploring the themes of migration, diaspora and storytelling which underpin Inua Ellams’ Barber Shop Chronicles.

In school
Dates 14 & 15 Feb
Duration 90 mins

to a simple, rock ‘n’ roll . . . song.

An opportunity for students to explore the work of Michael Clark, a defining figure of modern dance whose work is grounded in contemporary culture.


Bring a contemporary pop or rock song to the workshop to explore how a piece of music affects choreography and how they can work against it. Michael Clark’s technique will be followed through selected phrases of movement, with a focus on style, rhythm, phrasing, context and lyrics.

King Street Arts Centre
Dates Thu 8 & Fri 9 Feb, 10am
Duration 2hrs


All bookings are to be submitted online through the School Booking Request Form. Workshop spaces are limited and must be booked online through the School Booking Request Form. Bookings are not guaranteed until confirmed by Perth Festival. Workshops linked to a performance are only available to schools that have booked tickets to that performance. Times and dates are subject to confirmation and can be negotiated to fit with school timetables.