The Feilman Foundation believes that the arts play an important role in our community, and understands that certain groups in our community are less able to access cultural events. To help bridge this gap, we are proud to support West Australian Ballet’s Schools Access programme to enable children from economically disadvantaged schools to experience ballet, many for the first time.
Attending your first ballet performance as a child can be both exciting and intimidating, so West Australian Ballet works with teachers and students to make sure that they know what to expect when they arrive at the theatre, explain the story of the ballet, show the costumes that dancers will wear, and answer questions that children often have, like “Why don’t they say anything?”.
By providing teaching resources, transportation, tickets and support from the West Australian Ballet Education team, we aim to foster a situation where there are no barriers to attendance at the ballet, and that the door is opened to a new world of artistry, creativity and the magic of theatre for our children and their teachers.
The Feilman Foundation is proud to support West Australian Ballet and its Schools Access initiative, and in doing so, honour the legacy of the late Ethel Feilman and her daughters Margaret and Patricia Feilman.