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A Gala Evening with West Australian Ballet Moved to Wanangkura Stadium

Published: Friday, 15 March 2019 at 3:43:33 PM

Due to forecasted rain over the coming week, the sold-out Gala Evening with West Australian Ballet on Wednesday 20 March will now be held at Wanangkura Stadium in South Hedland.

The size of the production requires set up and bump in to occur several days before the live show, therefore the high risk of rain has necessitated the venue change.

Food vans will still be at the stadium, and attendees who have purchased gourmet picnic baskets can pick them up at the stadium.

Attendees do not need to bring blankets and rugs as seating will be provided.
Mayor Camilo Blanco said it was the right decision to move the show due to the forecasted weather.

“Although the Civic Centre Gardens provided a unique staging location for the Ballet, the risk of rain is simply too high.

“The new Wanangkura Stadium location ensures attendees, dancers and crew members are comfortable and sheltered from the rain during set up and the performance.

“I’m pleased the show hasn’t been cancelled, as the evening is a unique cultural experience which brings classical and contemporary ballet to the heart of the Pilbara.

“Over 700 tickets have been purchased, pointing to the level of enthusiasm in the community for a live ballet performance of an international calibre.

“Attendees will still witness works including The Nutcracker, Tarantella and Reincarnation, so it’s a night not to be missed.

“To minimise disruptions, we are contacting those who have purchased tickets to notify them of the venue change.

 “I’m sure the evening will be a great success and will add to the Town’s proud calendar of annual events.”

Please be advised that parking will be available at the stadium for attendees, and signage will be displayed to direct attendees where to go.

Please contact 9158 9300 for more information.

For media information:
Laura Hawes
Manager Marketing Communication and Events
(08) 9158 9365 | lhawes@porthedland.wa.gov.au

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