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Summer 2011. Illustration: Marcela Restrepo

This is our city in summer January 8-30


The heart of Sydney will be transformed into a magical wonderland for Festival First Night – and you’re all invited to catch some of the biggest names in the Festival for free! Bring the kids in the afternoon to sing and dance with Lah-Lah’s big band or be wowed by circus company Circa. Bring your ukulele and join some massive music making.

it’s Free! Sydney city streets & parks January 8 3pm-11pm Leave the car at home. For detailed public transport information visit 131500.info/events or call 131 500 closer to the event. For information on road closures, alternate traffic routes and parking restrictions visit rta.gov.au or call 132 701 closer to the event. Cycle to Festival First Night and enjoy free bike parking at The Domain and Hyde Park. No BYO alcohol. No glass. Food and beverages will be on sale throughout the event at St Mary’s forecourt, Hyde Park, The Domain and Queen’s Square. All areas are wheelchair accessible. See page 64.

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At Chifley Square, New Zealand artist Michel Tuffery M.N.Z.M. presents First Contact, a 12-storey high multi-media projection artwork based on Captain Cook’s exploration of the South Pacific. A live soundtrack is provided by DJ NOMAD alongside South Pacific dancers and drummers. Over at The Domain Nukkan Ya Ruby celebrates the life and music of Ngarrindjeri singer-songwriter Ruby Hunter, with a line-up including Amos Roach, Dave Arden, Paul Kelly, Renee Geyer, Tiddas, Dan Sultan and more joining Archie Roach to pay tribute to one of Australia’s music legends. Then Emmylou Harris and her Red Dirt Boys are set to dazzle as they traverse Americana, bluegrass, country and folk. Martin Place will explode with some of the best global sounds, including Hanggai from China’s progressive music scene, Senegal’s Daara J Family and hip-hop collective Arrested Development. For further additions to the Festival First Night program and to find out how to take part, head to sydneyfestival.org.au/firstnight

Photos: top left: Emmylou Harris by Rocky Schenck; bottom centre: Archie Roach and Ruby Hunter by James Penlidis; bottom left, centre and top right by Prudence Upton; bottom right by Trent O’Donnell

In the evening, Hyde Park will be reborn as a vaudevillian playground. Catch a peek of Eddie Perfect’s new musical comedy Misanthropology and groove to Nashville’s The Dynamites, fronted by soul man Charles Walker. And don’t miss iOTA and the cast of Smoke & Mirrors on the Palm Stage.

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Photo: Brigitte Lacombe

Director: Michael Sturminger Conductor: Martin Haselböck Sydney Symphony With John Malkovich, Ingeborga Dapkünaité, Martene Grimson (soprano) and Andrei Bondarenko (baritone). Giacomo Casanova has a reputation as one of the world’s great lotharios, but his adventures outside the boudoir were equally impressive – as writer, poet, gambler, military officer, violinist, Freemason, prison escapee and friend of royalty, popes and cardinals, as well as the founder of the French lottery.

Concert Hall, Sydney Opera House January 20-22 at 8pm 2hrs, including interval Premium: $125 A Reserve: $99/$90 B Reserve: $89/$80 C Reserve: $79/$70 D Reserve: $69/$60 Corporate packages available: see pg 62 Multipack discount: see pg 62 Sydney Opera House: 02 9250 7777 Sydney Festival: 1300 668 812 Ticketmaster: 1300 723 038 sydneyfestival.org.au/giacomo

Wheelchair entry via stage door. TTY 02 9250 7347

It’s fitting then that an actor of equally exceptional versatilities, John Malkovich, will portray the life of this master scoundrel of seduction in The Giacomo Variations. Fresh from its world premiere in Vienna, this staged concert features the work of two of Casanova’s contemporaries, Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart and his librettist Lorenzo Da Ponte. Malkovich will be joined on stage by actress Ingeborga Dapkünaité, soprano Martene Grimson, baritone Andrei Bondarenko and the Sydney Symphony, as he performs excerpts from Casanova’s 1790 memoir, Histoire de ma vie, interspersed with the music from some of Mozart’s most beloved operas – Don Giovanni, The Marriage of Figaro and Cosi fan tutte. Director Michael Sturminger and conductor Martin Haselböck set the stage for Malkovich to bring to life Casanova’s intimate memoir, which reveals his philosophical views on fashion, medicine, cookery and love. John Malkovich also appears in conversation, see The Scope page 49.

Sydney Festival in association with Sydney Symphony presents

Australian Exclusive

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‘Like Johnny Cash or Bob Dylan or Leonard Cohen, she is not of an age, but for all time.’ Paste Magazine

(Australia)

Over her celebrated 30-year career, Emmylou Harris has sold more than 15 million albums world-wide, received a staggering 12 Grammy Awards and been a key figure in several of America’s most important musical movements, including country, bluegrass, folk and Americana.

Affectionately known as the People’s Poet, Paul Kelly is a born storyteller and recognised as one of Australia’s fi nest singer-songwriters. He is adored for his richly detailed and beautifully descriptive lyrics that tell tales of everyday places, underdogs and anti-heroes.

From her formative collaborations with country-rock visionary Gram Parsons to her early solo work, Harris electrified the country-music world. With a handful of her contemporaries, she played a key role in uniting rock audiences with countrymusic traditionalists for the fi rst time. As a result, country music earned a new generation of fans.

Armed only with his guitar and a piano, and joined by a couple of special friends, Kelly takes audiences through three decades of his highly celebrated work. Over four nights, he will perform 100 songs – in alphabetical order with no repeats. From ‘Adelaide’ and ‘Before Too Long’, past ‘From St Kilda to Kings Cross’ and ‘How to Make Gravy’, all the way through to ‘To Her Door’ and ‘When I First Met Your Ma’, these four nights will be the perfect opportunity for aficionados and newcomers alike to soak up the songs and the stories behind them.

As an exceptional interpreter and composer, Harris excels at imbuing the songs she performs with raw emotion. Those skills have led to collaborations with a dazzling array of artists from Johnny Cash, Dolly Parton and Waylon Jennings to Bright Eyes, Ryan Adams and Elvis Costello.

The concerts coincide with the release of Kelly’s fi rst book, How to Make Gravy, and an eight-CD box set, The A to Z Recordings. Whether it’s two verses and a chorus or a 550 page book, he doesn't waste a word.

In her fi rst visit to Australia in a decade, Harris will perform with a three-piece band, the Red Dirt Boys, in an evening that will celebrate her many gifts as a lifelong musical explorer.

The song list will be different each night. See two or more shows and save!

Robert Forster, The Monthly

‘If I was only allowed to listen to one artist for the rest of my life, I would choose Paul Kelly.’ Kasey Chambers in The Daily Telegraph

City Recital Hall Angel Place January 20-23 at 7.30pm 2hrs 30mins, including interval A Reserve: $70/$65 2 show pack: $125 3 show pack: $170 4 show pack: $195 B Reserve: $65/$60 C Reserve: $50 Multipack discount: see pg 62 City Recital Hall: 02 8256 2222 Sydney Festival: 1300 668 812 Ticketmaster: 1300 723 038 sydneyfestival.org.au/kelly

Photo: Rocky Schenck

‘His voice – sly and warm, laconic and sometimes frail – may be the closest thing we have to a national one.’

State Theatre January 9, 10 at 8pm 2hrs 30mins, including support act A Reserve: $110/$100 B Reserve: $100/$90 Multipack discount: see pg 62 Ticketmaster: 1300 723 038 Sydney Festival: 1300 668 812 sydneyfestival.org.au/emmylou

By arrangement with One Louder Entertainment and Artist Voice. Paul Kelly also appears in conversation, see The Scope page 49.

(USA)

Australian Exclusive

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Based on the fairytale by Hans Christian Andersen

H H H H H The Times

‘Giddy, grisly and gorgeous.’ The Observer

The Red Shoes is a rousing piece of physical theatre where anything is possible and nothing is probable. How can a girl resist a pair of red shoes, especially when they make her feet dance with delight and her head spin with possibilities? But what happens when temptation becomes obsession? When she can’t stop dancing? When she can’t take them off?   Acclaimed Cornish theatre company Kneehigh, who brought us Tristan & Yseult in 2006, honour Hans Christian Andersen’s grisly intent for this classic fairytale. Get ready for a ragtag band of scoundrels and rascals who bring this adaptation fullthump onto the stage for a night of the surreal, sensuous and profound, as well as some all-out non-stop dancing.   Directed by Emma Rice, and based on poetry by Anna Maria Murphy, this twisted tale boasts a toe-twitching soundtrack, eye-popping imagery and a heart-pounding story of desire and eternal retribution.   A story in one act for adults and very brave children (8+). This performance contains strobe lighting, cigarette smoke and hazers.

Kneehigh Theatre (UK)

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‘Exquisitely dark, sexy and mischievous.’

York Theatre, Seymour Centre January 18-22, 25-29 at 8.15pm January 22-23, 29-30 at 2.15pm 1hr 30mins, no interval A Reserve: $70/$65 B Reserve: $65/$60 Multipack discount: see pg 62 Seymour Centre: 02 9351 7940 Sydney Festival: 1300 668 812 Ticketmaster: 1300 723 038 sydneyfestival.org.au/red

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Photos: Ravi Deepres

Sydney Festival in association with Arts Projects Australia presents

Wayne McGregor | Random Dance (UK)

‘A great sexy beast of a piece.’ Sunday Times ‘McGregor…is doing some of the most exciting work in ballet on the planet.’ New York Times

Entity is epic – an astonishing largescale production blending movement, machinery, music and light, firmly placing choreographer Wayne McGregor and his company Wayne McGregor | Random Dance at the cutting edge of contemporary culture. A prolific dance maker, and the first Resident Choreographer of The Royal Ballet to come from the world of contemporary dance, McGregor has in the past year alone delivered world premieres for New York City Ballet, Stuttgart Ballet and The Royal Opera House. He has choreographed films and created headlining sets for Glastonbury Festival. In 2011, he makes his debut with the Bolshoi Ballet. McGregor’s choreographic language explores the relationship between the thinking mind and the moving body. Taking a radical approach to new technology, he stretches the human form in thrilling, strange and unexpected directions.

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With a fierce soundscape featuring a specially commissioned electronic score by Coldplay collaborator Jon Hopkins and music by Joby Talbot (The Divine Comedy), Entity is an emotionally uncompromising white-knuckle ride of a show: ambitious, absorbing and completely riveting. Latecomers will not be admitted. Sydney Theatre at Walsh Bay January 26-29 at 8pm January 29 at 2pm January 30 at 5pm 60mins, no interval A Reserve: $79/$74 B Reserve: $74/$69 Multipack discount: see pg 62 Sydney Theatre: 02 9250 1999 Sydney Festival: 1300 668 812 Ticketek: 132 849 sydneyfestival.org.au/entity

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Image courtesy of Universal Pictures

Photo: Jay Blakesberg

The Music and Film

Australian Premiere

Kronos Quartet and Wu Man (USA/China) The Kronos Quartet continue their fearless quest to expand the range and context of their instruments and music with these two exciting experimental works. They are joined in Sydney by the extraordinary Wu Man, a virtuoso on the pipa, an ancient Chinese lute-like instrument, who seamlessly combines traditional playing with synthesised sounds. The evening begins with the epic Ghost Opera, a reflection on human spirituality through water, metal, stone, and paper. Bach and Shakespeare meet Chinese shadow puppetry and ancient folk traditions, while Wu Man and Kronos Quartet embrace nature, the future and the past. Ghost Opera was written by composer Tan Dun, whose prolific career

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includes an Academy Award for his soundtrack to the film Crouching Tiger, Hidden Dragon. Conceived by Wu Man, David Harrington and Chen Shi-Zheng, A Chinese Home is a staged work with video, for string quartet and pipa. Inspired by the deconstruction and rebuilding in the US of a late Qing dynasty dwelling, this is a fascinating journey through Chinese music and culture, exploring the cultural upheaval, rural sensibilities and modern attitudes of China.  Director: Chen Shi-Zheng

Australian Premiere Kronos Quartet also appears in Dracula, see opposite page. Wu Man also appears at The Great Hall, The University of Sydney, see page 46. State Theatre January 12 at 8pm 2hrs, including interval A Reserve: $75/$70 B Reserve: $70/$65 Multipack discount: see pg 62 Ticketmaster: 1300 723 038 Sydney Festival: 1300 668 812 sydneyfestival.org.au/ghost

Universal Pictures’ 1931 film with original music by Philip Glass Performed by Philip Glass and Kronos Quartet Conductor: Michael Riesman One of the most influential composers of our time, Philip Glass breathes new life into the classic 1931 Bela Lugosi film with a live performance of his own score, rich in thrills and loaded with suspense.

Chamber provocateurs Kronos Quartet join Glass and Michael Riesman for this unique rendition of the Dracula story that is sure to delight – haunting, evocative and spookily seductive. Old-school Dracula fans and modernday vampire groupies can attend the early evening screening as earthly mortals, or garb up in capes and faux fangs for the midnight screening. Both events take place amid the opulent grandeur of the State Theatre. Presented by arrangement with Arts Projects Australia.

Philip Glass also appears in An Evening of Chamber Music with Philip Glass and Wendy Sutter, see page 16, and in conversation, see The Scope page 49. Kronos Quartet also appear in Ghost Opera & A Chinese Home, see opposite page. State Theatre January 14 at 7.30pm January 14 at midnight 1hr 20mins, no interval A Reserve: $65/$60 B Reserve: $60/$55 Multipack discount: see pg 62 Ticketmaster: 1300 723 038 Sydney Festival: 1300 668 812 sydneyfestival.org.au/dracula

Presented by arrangement with Arts Projects Australia.

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World Premiere

Sydney Festival in association with Perth International Arts Festival presents

Legs on the Wall (Australia)

‘With every new production, Legs on the Wall reinvents itself. Every work in its repertoire is distinctly different and original.’ Australian Stage

Photo: La Poule Aux Oeuf’s D’Or (France 1907). Courtesy of the National Film and Sound Archive of Australia’s Corrick Collection.

My Bicycle Loves You is a wildly imaginative, often surreal, modern-day fantasy that pays homage to the spirit of vaudeville. The work is inspired by the recent discovery of a treasure-trove of Federationera fi lms revealing the extraordinary world of one of Australia’s best-loved troupes of travelling entertainers, the Corrick family. A mad menagerie of characters from the Corrick fi lms is set loose in a modern world, disrupting the sedate lives of neighbours in an ordinary Australian apartment building. In these delightful yet illogical encounters, everything goes sideways: people magically transform into vegetables, mirrors reflect the unexpected, and cameras don’t fi lm what you want them to. In this world premiere, Europe’s vaudeville performers of the 1900s come face-to-face with their living Australian counterparts through the creative genius of Legs on the Wall. My Bicycle Loves You brings together a team of brilliant Australian musicians, acrobats, multimedia experts and theatre-makers who will share the stage – and screen – with the fantastical, dream-like ghosts of a bygone era.

Director: Patrick Nolan Story devised by Beatrix Christian, Patrick Nolan, Anna Tregloan and company Composer: Ben Walsh Design: Anna Tregloan Video Artist: Mic Gruchy Projection Consultant: Tim Gruchy Lighting Design: Damien Cooper With films from the National Film and Sound Archive’s Corrick Collection Sydney Theatre at Walsh Bay Previews: January 11, 12 at 8pm January 13-15 at 8pm January 15 at 2pm 1hr 10mins A Reserve: $60/$55/Child $30 B Reserve: $55/$50/Child $25 Multipack discount: see pg 62 Sydney Theatre: 02 9250 1999 Sydney Festival: 1300 668 812 Ticketek: 132 849 sydneyfestival.org.au/bicycle

This project has been assisted by the Australian Government’s Major Festivals Initiative, managed by the Australia Council, its arts funding and advisory body, in association with the Confederation of Australian International Arts Festivals, Sydney Festival and Perth International Arts Festival.

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Regarded as one of the most influential composers of our time, Philip Glass has had an extraordinary and unprecedented impact on a vast array of creative worlds. Through his operas, symphonies, compositions for his own ensemble and his wide-ranging collaborations, he has bent and shaped traditional classical conventions and written some truly seminal works. Wendy Sutter is one of the leading cellists of her generation. She performs with Bang on a Can All-Stars, has worked with many prominent international ensembles and has toured with Tan Dun, performing his Crouching Tiger, Hidden Dragon concerto.

Glass’ Songs & Poems for Solo Cello, written specifically for Sutter, is one of the centrepieces of the evening and a hallmark of the current period of his career – introspective, timeless and full of unrepentant musicality. Another highlight is Glass’ Piano Etudes, at once delicate and grandiose, sultry and melancholy. These etudes, or studies, were conceived as a set of 20 works to challenge the composer’s own piano skills. Since the mid-90s 16 of the 20 have been completed, and they remain unpublished – Glass is the only pianist performing these tremendously personal works publicly.

Philip Glass also appears in Dracula, see page 13 and in conversation, see The Scope page 49. City Recital Hall Angel Place January 18 at 8pm 1hr 30mins A Reserve: $75/$70 B Reserve: $70/$65 C Reserve: $65/$60 Multipack discount: see pg 62 City Recital Hall: 02 8256 2222 Sydney Festival: 1300 668 812 Ticketmaster: 1300 723 038 sydneyfestival.org.au/glass

‘Sufjan Stevens isn’t like most other pop stars. He’s far, far better.’

Photo: Marzuki Stevens

This special Festival performance unites the two great forces of Philip Glass and Wendy Sutter and provides a rare and intimate insight into Glass’ current work.

NME

‘One of this young century's most talented artists.’ Prefix Magazine

(USA)

(USA)

Brooklyn-based king of indie-pop Sufjan Stevens returns to Sydney to showcase material from his first full-length album in five years, The Age of Adz. Stevens’ latest offering makes extensive use of electronic sounds with banjo and acoustic guitar giving way to drum machines and analogue synthesisers.

‘The most powerful composer of our time... what Glass is doing is changing the face of music for our time and all time.’ The Daily Telegraph (UK)

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Arguably one of the most significant musicians of his generation, Stevens defiantly resists easy labels. Building a musical narrative with lush orchestrations and evocative lyrics, his music swells and soars over a vast terrain, at once intimately detailed and also emotionally and spiritually uplifting. His songs are full of poetic imagery, metaphors and stories of real people in real places, with an eclectic musical mix of folk, orchestral, bluegrass, acoustic music, electronic sounds and jazz.

For his much-anticipated return to Australian soil, Stevens will mine his extensive catalogue of material to create an unmissable pop-song extravaganza, performed with a large ensemble and augmented by video projections. Concert Hall, Sydney Opera House January 27, 28 at 8pm 2hrs 30mins, including support act A Reserve: $85/$75 B Reserve: $75/$65 C Reserve: $65/$55 Corporate packages available: see pg 62 Multipack discount: see pg 62 Sydney Opera House: 02 9250 7777 Sydney Festival: 1300 668 812 Ticketmaster: 1300 723 038 sydneyfestival.org.au/sufjan Wheelchair entry via stage door. TTY 02 9250 7347

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Sydney’s original Trocadero had its heyday in the 1940s and 50s with lindy-hoppers, swingsters, rockabillies and cha cha cha-ers dancing the nights away in all their fi nery. It was demolished in the 70s but its spirit jives on in our gloriously re-imagined new night club – Trocadero Dance Palace.

Two electrifying international acts on a mission to make you dance – Royal Crown Revue and Orkestra del Sol – take the Trocadero party vibe to venues across the Festival. Don’t miss out on the action at these scorching summer soirees!

For four nights only, the Festival transforms the newly refurbished Sydney Town Hall into swing-dancing heaven. Our Troc features a huge dance floor, a fabulous floorshow and sizzling swing music played by Sydney’s spectacular all-girl Sirens Big Band, just as it did in its halcyon days – but with plenty of 2011 edge. An inexhaustible team of dancers will inspire and challenge you to burn up the floor. We’ll even give you dance lessons so everyone can join in! So shine up your dancing shoes, get frocked up, grab a partner and head on down to George Street to soak up the atmosphere and energy of Sydney’s newest/oldest night club – Trocadero Dance Palace.

Orkestra del Sol (UK)

Royal Crown Revue (USA)

‘The term “riotous assembly” could have been coined for this band.’

‘Universally loved.’ The Sydney Morning Herald

The Scotsman Orkestra del Sol reinvent the brass band with a riot of high-speed riffs, tall tales, brass bravado and foot-stomping dances. Bursting with anarchic humour, wildly skilful musical arrangements and a roguish sense of theatre, this bombastic brass ensemble has toured the bars, clubs, festivals, streets and music halls of Europe, delighting audiences with their well-crafted musical blend.

Director: Kris Stewart A selection of food and beverages will be available. Sydney Town Hall January 19-22 Pre-show dance class: 6.30pm Show: 7.30pm (1hr 20mins) Seated tables (reserved seating): $50/$45 Standing tables (general admission): $45/$40 Corporate packages available: see pg 62 Multipack discount: see pg 62 Sydney Festival: 1300 668 812 Ticketmaster: 1300 723 038 sydneyfestival.org.au/trocadero

Sydney Town Hall January 19-20 at 10pm 2hrs, including interval $30 Corporate packages available: see pg 62 Multipack discount: see pg 62 Sydney Festival: 1300 668 812 Ticketmaster: 1300 723 038 sydneyfestival.org.au/sol1

Parramatta Town Hall January 21-22 at 9pm 2hrs, including interval $30/$25 Multipack discount: see pg 62 Sydney Festival: 1300 668 812 sydneyfestival.org.au/sol2

Credited with igniting the swing revival movement, Royal Crown Revue have opened for the B-52s, performed at Reading Festival as well as major US jazz festivals. This summer they’ll get the party started as they take centre stage at our Troc Party Nights. This LA-based big band will get Sydney dancing with their sizzling, high-energy mix of rockabilly, jazz, blues and soul. When Royal Crown Revue perform live, everyone will be on the dancefloor! Sydney Town Hall January 21-22 at 10pm 2hrs, including interval $40 Corporate packages available: see pg 62 Multipack discount: see pg 62 Sydney Festival: 1300 668 812 Ticketmaster: 1300 723 038 sydneyfestival.org.au/royal1

Sutherland Entertainment Centre January 23 at 8pm $45 / $42 / Groups 6+ $39 Sutherland Entertainment Centre: 02 9521 8888 sydneyfestival.org.au/royal2

at Sydney Town Hall

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‘Hijacking your intellect as well as your senses Power Plant is the stuff of your most bizarre, dreamy dreams...’ H H H H The Metro (UK)

‘Power Plant’s ingeniously playful array of electronic stunts, kinetic sculptures and musical sound effects spring a series of delightful surprises.’ The Sunday Times

Sydney Festival and Sydney Harbour Foreshore Authority present

Australian Premiere

Clockwise from bottom left: Work and photo by Kirsten Reynolds; work by Mark Anderson and photo by Christian Petersen; photo by Christian Petersen; work by Ulf Pedersen and photo by Christian Petersen.

(UK) Artists: Mark Anderson, Anne Bean, Jony Easterby, Kirsten Reynolds and Ulf Pedersen.

Power Plant is presented in association with Ten Days on the Island and Hong Kong Arts Festival.

A playful and enchanting Festival experience for all ages, Power Plant will transform Sydney’s tranquil Chinese Garden at Darling Harbour into an enticing nocturnal world of sound and light.

Originally commissioned by Oxford Contemporary Music and University of Oxford Botanic Garden.

Power Plant is a collaboration between five visual and sound artists led by Mark Anderson, who specialise in site-specific installations on a grand scale. Together they will animate and illuminate one of Sydney’s most serene locations through a series of spectacular installations inspired by the natural environment. Wander along the Chinese Garden’s many paths and discover a secret, sensory and sometimes eccentric world with old gramophones spinning peculiar sounds, clicking insects casting vast moving shadows and sudden fiery explosions. As haunting whistles rise and fall, sparkling flowerbeds dance to their own tune in a dream world come to life.

The Chinese Garden Teahouse will be open for refreshments. We recommend you wear comfortable, flat shoes. The Chinese Garden, Darling Harbour January 15, 16, 18-23, 25, 27-30 Timed entry between 8.45pm-10.15pm Closes 11pm Adult $15/Child $10 Family (2 adults/2 children): $40 Corporate packages available: see pg 62 Multipack discount: see pg 62 Sydney Festival: 1300 668 812 Ticketmaster: 1300 723 038 sydneyfestival.org.au/powerplant *

*Some parts of the walkway are rocky or uneven. While pathways and pavilions in the lower garden are suitable for wheelchair access and prams, disabled visitors may fi nd the higher parts of the garden difficult to access. Please contact Sydney Festival on 02 8248 6500 for more information prior to booking tickets. 20

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Matangi Tonga in partnership with Newell Harry, 2010. Courtesy the artists. Photo: Susannah Wimberley

(Australia and Asia-Pacific)

Festival Inside Out

Now in its second of three years, Edge of Elsewhere continues to showcase contemporary artists from across the Asia-Pacific with works commissioned through ongoing community engagement. With a bold commitment to artistic collaboration, Edge of Elsewhere engages Sydney's diverse communities to tell suburban stories and examine contemporary ideas. Artists: Brook Andrew, Arahmaiani, Richard Bell, Dacchi Dang, Newell Harry, FX Harsono, Shigeyuki Kihara, Jun Nguyen-Hatsushiba, Lisa Reihana, Khaled Sabsabi, Phaptawan Suwannakudt, Michel Tuffery and YOUNGHAE CHANG HEAVY INDUSTRIES.

Music and dance under the stars Photo: Wendell Teodoro

Campbelltown Arts Centre, 4A Centre for Contemporary Asian Art and Sydney Festival present

FREE Campbelltown Arts Centre January 15-March 13, 10am-4pm daily Artists in Conversation: Jan 15, 10am-4pm 4A Centre for Contemporary Asian Art January 15-March 12, 11am-6pm Tue-Sat sydneyfestival.org.au/edge Both venues are wheelchair accessible

Campbelltown Arts Centre and Sydney Festival present

(Australia)

The suburban streets of Minto become the stage for new and original performances created by critically acclaimed Australian and international artists in collaboration with Minto residents.

Photo: Pedro de Almeida

MINTO: LIVE begins at Minto Mall car park and takes audiences through the streets of Minto to experience contemporary theatre, dance, film, music and song, before culminating in a pyrotechnic-based performance. Artists include Lone Twin, Gwendoline Robin and Hetain Patel.

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FREE The streets of Minto Meet at Minto Mall car park. Enter via Pembroke Rd and follow the signs to the MINTO: LIVE meeting point. January 20-22 at 6pm 3hrs sydneyfestival.org.au/minto Buses are provided at the end of the event to return audiences to Minto Mall car park and Minto train station.

Festival Inside Out is Sydney Festival’s newest addition to its annual free outdoor program. This new performance experience brings two of Australia’s fi nest performing arts companies, the Australian Chamber Orchestra and Sydney Dance Company, out of the theatre and into a relaxed parkland environment for a thrilling double bill. Under the direction of Assistant Leader, Satu Vänskä, the Australian Chamber Orchestra performs a special Festival program created around Summer from Vivaldi’s Four Seasons, before Sydney Dance Company takes to the stage for an explosive performance of 6 Breaths, Artistic Director Rafael Bonachela’s stunningly athletic 2010 creation with music by Ezio Bosso – a magnificent outdoor showcase for some of Australia’s fi nest dancers.

In between, some of Western Sydney’s brightest young talents join the Australian Chamber Orchestra in Thinking about Forever, a new composition by Matthew Hindson with choreography by Kay Armstrong. The work features Parramatta String Players and youMOVE Company in collaboration with Western Sydney Dance Action.

it’s Free!

Bring a blanket and a picnic, settle back and soak up the best Sydney has to offer with music and dance on a summer evening under the stars.

Sydney International Regatta Centre, Penrith January 23 at 8pm 2hrs, including interval sydneyfestival.org.au/inside2

Kats-Chernin: Zoom and Zip Kreisler: Liebesleid Vivaldi: Summer from The Four Seasons Trad. Finnish: Antin Mikko Hindson: Thinking about Forever Bonachela/Bosso: 6 Breaths

The Crescent, Parramatta Park January 21 at 8pm 2hrs, including interval sydneyfestival.org.au/inside1

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Photo: Courtesy the artist

(Singapore)

Kaldor Public Art Projects and Sydney Festival present

In his first major Sydney exhibition, Singaporean artist and filmmaker Ho Tzu Nyen has created a mixed media experimental science fiction piece. Using paintings, photographs and video to tell his stories, Ho’s exhibition comprises three major ‘videographic’ remixes centred on his 42-minute film, Earth.

World Premiere (USA)

Ho’s groundbreaking work has toured Sao Paulo Biennale, Fukuoka Triennale and film festivals including Venice and Cannes. The project is presented as an exhibition as well as two live sound performances with Melbourne-based composer, guitarist and percussionist Oren Ambarchi. FREE Artspace, Woolloomooloo Exhibition dates: January 20-February 20 Tue-Sun 11am-5pm

Exposed is a celebration of the significant role photography has played in capturing varying interpretations of the classical nude. This engaging exhibition brings together nearly 100 photographs involving the worlds of fashion, theatre, fi lm, music and dance, and canvassing themes from the artist’s studio to the effects of war. Sometimes surreal and often humorous, this diverse collection includes works by some of the great names, including Max Dupain, Robert Doisneau, Lee Miller, Eadweard Muybridge, Leni Riefenstahl, Clarence White and Henri Cartier-Bresson.

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FREE Nicholson Museum, The University of Sydney January 4-March 11 Mon-Fri: 10am-4.30pm Sat-Sun: 12noon-4pm sydneyfestival.org.au/exposed

Photo: Untitled (Woman photographing Neo-Classical sculpture in Berlin) c. 1930, Friedrich Seidenstucker, Tampa Museum of Art

Performances with Oren Ambarchi: January 24, 25 at 7.30pm 1hr sydneyfestival.org.au/earth

Everyone wants to see their name in lights, right? Iconic American conceptual artist John Baldessari is looking for people who want their name in lights, but just for 15 glittering seconds. Your Name in Lights reflects the changing cult of celebrity in modern society and recalls Andy Warhol's prediction that in the future everyone will have their 15 minutes of fame. Drawing on imagery from Broadway theatre displays and Hollywood fi lms, this ambitious new work will involve more than 100,000 participants.

Register your name and watch it appear in lights on the Australian Museum’s William Street façade. Kaldor Public Art Projects last collaborated with Sydney Festival in 1995 to realise Jeff Koons’ giant Puppy sculpted in flowers outside the Museum of Contemporary Art. In 2011, this new project by Baldessari, recipient of the Golden Lion Award for lifetime achievement at the 2009 Venice Biennale, will engage audiences in an entirely new way.

Register your name at sydneyfestival.org.au/yourname You will receive confi rmation of the date and time your name will be in lights. FREE Australian Museum William Street façade January 8 at 9pm-January 30 at midnight sydneyfestival.org.au/yourname

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About an Hour is back in 2011 to challenge, exhilarate and amuse. The perfect antidote for those with a short attention span and a limited budget, the festival within the Festival guarantees world premieres, award-winning hits and audacious performances – all for the pint-sized price tag of $30 and all delivered in around 60 minutes.

All About an Hour venues are wheelchair accessible

(about an hour)

World Premiere Gavin Webber & Grayson Millwood (Animal Farm Collective)

(Australia/Germany)

Photo: Maurice Korbel

Photo: Jarvis Cocker Performing Further Complications for Live, Peaches performing for Live, Warren Ellis performing for Live

sydneyfestival.org.au/hour

World Premiere (Australia)

An intimate video study of the art of performing Jarvis Cocker Peaches Warren Ellis Feist Gareth Liddiard (The Drones) Martha Wainwright Rufus Wainwright Juliette Lewis Kim Salmon Róisín Murphy Sarah Blasko ...and many more

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More than 20 of the world’s best singers and musicians are captured performing on fi lm for this compelling, large-scale video installation. Many celebrated performers no longer have an intimate connection to their audience. For Live, curator Jasmin Tarasin brings their intricate physical gestures to the forefront, bridging the gap between rock star and fan to give you a profound, larger-than-life front row experience. The artists that have been selected all deliver their music with a certain duende, or authentic and heartfelt expressiveness. Each of them has been fi lmed performing a song of their choice in identical stark simplicity. No band, no staging, no light show – just their voice or instrument and the physical power of their delivery. Set on rotation, these projections will be seen side-by-side on four large-scale screens.

Lower Sydney Town Hall (Enter via Druitt St) January 14-23 (closed Jan 17) Timed entry: 11am-7.15pm (closes 8pm) on Jan 14-16, 18, 23 11am-9.15pm (closes 10pm) on Jan 19-22 $15/$12 Multipack discount: see pg 62 Sydney Festival: 1300 668 812 Ticketmaster: 1300 723 038 sydneyfestival.org.au/live

Food Chain is a striking new dance theatre work about animality, human nature, sex and power.

Food Chain again showcases their gutsy choreography, surreal imagery and wicked sense of humour.

In this deliciously dark world, animals are the voyeurs of human behaviour and conduct experiments to see how much of the animal is left in us. Bears are now the social predators, masters of manipulation who sit high on the food chain.

Riverside Theatre, Parramatta Previews: January 20, 21 at 7pm January 22 at 2pm January 22 at 7pm 1hr 10mins $30 Multipack discount: see pg 62 Riverside Theatres: 02 8839 3399 Sydney Festival: 1300 668 812 Ticketmaster: 1300 723 038 sydneyfestival.org.au/food1

Creators Gavin Webber and Grayson Millwood (Lawn, 2006) have worked across Europe with choreographers such as Sasha Waltz, Luc Dunberry and Wim Vandekybus.

Everest Theatre, Seymour Centre January 26-29 at 8.30pm January 29, 30 at 5.15pm 1hr 10mins $30 Multipack discount: see pg 62 Seymour Centre: 02 9351 7940 Sydney Festival: 1300 668 812 Ticketmaster: 1300 723 038 sydneyfestival.org.au/food2 Produced by Performing Lines and PVC Tanz.

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Good Cop Bad Cop Kassys (Netherlands)

(about an hour)

(about an hour)

Good Cop Bad Cop is an inventive physical comedy work by the darlings of Dutch theatre, Kassys. Playful and delightfully absurd, it sets out to explore what it is to be human, while turning reality TV upside down to show that perhaps there is no reality in it at all.

Immerse yourself in a richly imagined world where drawing, animation, puppetry and projection come to life in the bewitching tale that is 2 Dimensional Life of Her.

Fleur Elise Noble (Australia) ‘Wonderfully playful, deliciously deceiving... Brilliantly provocative... Stunning.’

Hungry for drama, three characters slowly but surely lose themselves and their dignity. Opportunism emerges and begins to dominate their every action.

The Herald, Scotland

Using manipulative editing techniques and the shameless pronouncements of reality TV, this charming play reveals the differences between the authentic and the invented self.

(about an hour)

Rosie Dennis (Australia) ‘Rosie Dennis was a revelation...’ The Scotsman on Access All Areas/No Entry

The tale of six public-housing residents on the brink of losing their homes, Driven to New Pastures is a funny, poignant and realistic look at how suburban redevelopment affects individuals and neighbourhoods. Sydney-based artist Rosie Dennis performs alongside 75-year-old Minto local June Hickey. This intimate work highlights the vulnerability of aging and the sense of loss that comes with having to pack up your life and move on.

Photo: Heidrun Löhr

Commissioned by Campbelltown Arts Centre in 2010.

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Downstairs Theatre, Seymour Centre January 11-16 at 8.30pm January 15, 16 at 4pm 50mins $30 Seymour Centre: 02 9351 7940 Sydney Festival: 1300 668 812 Ticketmaster: 1300 723 038 sydneyfestival.org.au/driven

Fleur Elise Noble’s illusionary and captivating production returns from an international tour, from as far as Denmark and Iran, to delight the whole family. Presented by arrangement with Insite Arts. Downstairs Theatre, Seymour Centre January 9-13 at 4pm, 5pm and 6pm 40mins $30/Child $15 Seymour Centre: 02 9351 7940 Sydney Festival: 1300 668 812 Ticketmaster: 1300 723 038 sydneyfestival.org.au/2d

Photo: Fleur Elise Noble

Photo: Klaas Paradies

Downstairs Theatre, Seymour Centre January 26, 28 and 30 at 7pm January 26, 28 at 10pm January 27, 29, 30 at 4pm 60mins $30 Seymour Centre: 02 9351 7940 Sydney Festival: 1300 668 812 Ticketmaster: 1300 723 038 sydneyfestival.org.au/good

This performance-art piece takes place in an artist’s studio where magic and alchemy awaken the otherwise flat existence of drawings, paper and other two-dimensional characters. As the laws of physics are boldly defied, the artist finds herself as a sorcerer’s apprentice of sorts, struggling to control the elemental forces she has unwittingly unleashed.

(USA)

‘Mike’s stories are as moving and amusing as they come’ Ira Glass, This American Life

(about an hour) Groundbreaking comedian Mike Birbiglia tells artfully crafted stories about his wonderful, awkward life. A feature on acclaimed radio show and podcast This American Life and the prestigious storytelling collective, The Moth, Birbiglia has also appeared in three Comedy Central specials. Direct from Montreal’s Just For Laughs, Birbiglia’s new show, directed by Seth Barrish, features his signature comedic storytelling style. It’s an uplifting look at the pain in finding out you’re not her first choice, and that you might not even be her second. Everest Theatre, Seymour Centre January 13-16 at 8.30pm 60mins $30 Multipack discount: see pg 62 Seymour Centre: 02 9351 7940 Sydney Festival: 1300 668 812 Ticketmaster: 1300 723 038 sydneyfestival.org.au/mike

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(about an hour)

(about an hour)

The Adventures of Alvin Sputnik: Deep Sea Explorer is a highly imaginative fusion of animation, mime, puppetry and music.

Perth Theatre Company and Weeping Spoon Productions (Australia)

Creator and performer Tim Watts raises the deep blue sea to the surface where audiences are introduced to the lovable Alvin, an ambitious multi-tasker who is trying to reunite with the soul of his dearly departed wife while saving the world from an untimely end.

Information and Cultural Exchange (ICE) and The British Council in association with Sydney Festival and CarriageWorks present

East London West Sydney is a cross-border and multi-lingual mash-up of spoken word, drama, music and movement.

(UK & Australia)

It brings together a crew of dexterous hip-hop artists from London and Sydney to exchange ideas and smash inner city stereotypes. Leading spoken word performer Jonzi D directs artists including BrothaBlack, Sarah Sayeed, MC Trey and Maxwell Golden as they use the tools of the urban poet to ride the parallels and divergences between two cities.

Downstairs Theatre, Seymour Centre January 18-21 at 6.30pm January 19-22 at 8.30pm January 22, 23 at 4.30pm 50mins $30 Seymour Centre: 02 9351 7940 Sydney Festival: 1300 668 812 Ticketmaster: 1300 723 038 sydneyfestival.org.au/alvin

Photo: Irven Lewis

Alvin Sputnik’s inspirational journey of love, loss, and the magic of re-discovering love, enchants audiences of all ages with its enormous heart and creative ingenuity.

CarriageWorks Bay 20 Preview: January 25 at 8.30pm January 26, 27 at 8.30pm January 28, 29 at 6.30pm and 9.30pm January 30 at 6.30pm 1hr 10mins $30 Multipack discount: see pg 62 Ticketmaster: 1300 723 038 sydneyfestival.org.au/east

‘The name Jonzi D commands respect in circles of hip-hop dance theatre’ The Independent (UK)

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(about an hour)

2b theatre company (Canada) ‘... A marvel of 21st century storytelling.’ The Herald (Scotland)

(about an hour) Sydney Festival, Performance Space and Sydney Opera House present

Super Night Shot

After a five-star season in Edinburgh, Anthony Black brings his one-man show (directed by Ann-Marie Kerr) to Sydney. It’s an epic tale played out on an impossibly small stage.

Gob Squad (UK/Germany)

Atom has everything. He’s a bright, up-and-coming stockbroker with a gorgeous girlfriend and a beautiful new child – a real success story. But when he falls victim to a catastrophic reversal of his destiny, he finds himself suspended in a very precise moment in space and time. This is where Atom tells his story.

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In Super Night Shot the team takes to the streets of Sydney before each performance with four video cameras and declares a ‘war on anonymity’. Capturing spontaneous encounters with strangers, the unedited footage is then played simultaneously on four screens, coming together in one story. After wowing Berlin at its premiere, Super Night Shot continues to wage war in various cities across the world. Now it’s Sydney’s turn.

Photo: g squad rabbit by Gob Squad

Latecomers will not be admitted. Downstairs Theatre, Seymour Centre January 24, 25, 27, 29 at 7pm January 27, 29 at 10pm January 28 at 4pm January 30 at 1pm 60mins $30 Seymour Centre: 02 9351 7940 Sydney Festival: 1300 668 812 Ticketmaster: 1300 723 038 sydneyfestival.org.au/atom

Gob Squad’s international collective of renegade artists has been unleashing live art on public places across the world since the mid-90s.

The Studio, Sydney Opera House January 25-30 at 9pm 60mins $30 Sydney Opera House: 02 9250 7777 Sydney Festival: 1300 668 812 Ticketmaster: 1300 723 038 sydneyfestival.org.au/super

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Photo: Beth Kates

Written and performed by Bette Bourne and Mark Ravenhill Director: Mark Ravenhill With honesty, humour and occasional anger, performer Bette Bourne tells acclaimed playwright Mark Ravenhill about his life. Bourne’s story moves from a post-war childhood to the Gay Liberation Front, life in a drag commune and on to the creation of the groundbreaking Bloolips company and beyond.

This piece paints a portrait of an amazing individual and celebrates the momentous struggles and achievements of gay liberation. A Life in Three Acts is based on edited transcripts of a series of long, private conversations. Originally produced by Jeremy Goldstein for London Artists Projects at the Traverse Theatre, Edinburgh 2009.

Wharf 1, Sydney Theatre Company January 4-8, 11-15 at 8pm January 9 at 5pm January 16 at 1pm 2hrs, including interval $50/$40/Group (10+) $40/Under 30 $30 Multipack discount: see pg 62 Sydney Festival: 1300 668 812 Sydney Theatre Company: 02 9250 1777 sydneyfestival.org.au/life

Produced by Hetty Shand with Casarotto Ramsay & Associates and presented by arrangement with Arts Projects Australia.

Sydney Festival and Sydney Theatre Company present

(UK)

Sydney Festival and Sydney Theatre Company present

(Canada)

Designed by Beth Kates and Ben Chaisson Bigger Than Jesus is a sinfully funny and poignant multi-media ‘mass’ that questions the mysteries of life and historical and modern viewpoints on Christianity. A New York Jew teaches a crash course on Christianity 101, a preacher of the ‘Church of Me’ trades a crucifix for a mirror, a flight attendant on ‘Air Jesus’ answers prayers via his laptop camera...even Homer Simpson makes a brief cameo as Judas. Director Daniel Brooks and performer Rick Miller carefully balance reverence and irreverence, creating a show that has been performed in four languages. At times educational, at times enlightening, Bigger Than Jesus is a truly unorthodox theatrical experience.

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Rick Miller returns to Sydney following his performance in Robert Lepage’s Lipsynch for the 2009 Sydney Festival and his one-man show MacHomer in January 2010.

‘Extremely entertaining. Extraordinarily inventive.’ Toronto Star

Produced by Wyrd and Necessary Angel with Richard Jordan Productions Ltd. Wharf 1, Sydney Theatre Company January 18-22, 25-29 at 8pm January 22, 29 at 2pm January 23 at 1pm and 5pm January 20: French language performance January 25: German language performance 1hr 20mins, no interval $50/$40/Group (10+) $40/Under 30 $30 Multipack discount: see pg 62 Sydney Festival: 1300 668 812 Sydney Theatre Company: 02 9250 1777 sydneyfestival.org.au/bigger

Photo: Johan Persson

Created by Rick Miller and Daniel Brooks

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‘One of the hottest live acts on the planet.’ BBC Music

Enmore Theatre January 14 at 8pm 2hrs 30mins, including support act A Reserve: $69/$64 B Reserve: $64/$59 Multipack discount: see pg 62 Enmore Theatre: 02 9550 3666 sydneyfestival.org.au/lobos

Photo: Drew Reynolds

The band’s roots shine through in their command of a host of musical genres including Chicano rock, blues, roots and Tex-Mex. Over their almost 40-year career, they have harnessed elements of all these musical styles to produce an unbeatable live sound.

To celebrate the release of their first studio album in four years, Tin Can Trust, Los Lobos performs at Enmore Theatre for one night only, with Victor Valdes Trio opening proceedings.

Photo: Andrzej Tyszko

Triple Grammy-Award winning Los Lobos became a household name in 1987 when their international smash hit ‘La Bamba’ topped the charts across the globe. They continue to produce inventive, inspiring music and perform live with a formidable intensity.

(Poland)

‘One of the world’s most original and innovative jazz trumpet players.’ The New Yorker

Australian Exclusive

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(USA)

Legendary Polish jazz trumpeter Tomasz Stan´ko is at the peak of his powers. One of ECM’s leading recording artists, Stan´ko’s smouldering improvisations and grainytoned trumpet playing have placed him at the forefront of international jazz. Having collaborated with some of the world’s best jazz musicians, Stan´ko also has an impressive record as a talent scout and mentor. His latest ensemble is no exception, featuring some of the hottest young talents on the Scandinavian jazz scene: pianist Alexi Tuomarila and drummer Olavi Louhivuori from Finland, and bassist Anders Christensen and guitarist Jakob Bro from Denmark.

City Recital Hall Angel Place January 28 at 8pm 1hr 50mins, including interval A Reserve: $60/$55 B Reserve: $55/$50 C Reserve: $45 Multipack discount: see pg 62 City Recital Hall: 02 8256 2222 Sydney Festival: 1300 668 812 Ticketmaster: 1300 723 038 sydneyfestival.org.au/stanko

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(Australia)

‘Bravely tackles a mind-boggling array of music styles with conviction and flair... He never once missteps, pulling off every musical style he attempts with aplomb and skill.’ The Age

Baltimore’s dream-pop duo, Beach House, bring their brand of ethereal, nostalgic indie rock to Sydney Festival for two performances. Since forming in 2004, songwriting team Victoria Legrand and Alex Scally have impressed critics, musicians and fans by continually evolving and building on their cinematic and haunting sound. The release of their aptly-titled third album, Teen Dream, has earned Beach House a new league of fans and a place on numerous best album lists for 2010. In a performance destined to be a Festival highlight, the sultry vocals of French-born lead singer, Legrand will float above the

atmospheric sounds of a live band in the perfect acoustic surrounds of City Recital Hall Angel Place. Beach House also appear at Beck’s Festival Bar, see page 55. City Recital Hall Angel Place January 27 at 9.30pm 1hr 20mins A Reserve: $55/$50 B Reserve: $50/$45 C Reserve: $45 Multipack discount: see pg 62 City Recital Hall: 02 8256 2222 Sydney Festival: 1300 668 812 Ticketmaster: 1300 723 038 sydneyfestival.org.au/beach

‘A sumptuous, slow-moving affair that smudges the line between sensual warmth and melancholic cool.’ The Washington Post

(USA)

Gotye is the music-making mantle of award-winning songwriter, producer and multi-instrumentalist, Wally De Backer. For Sydney Festival, Gotye will showcase material from his highly anticipated new album, in an arresting audiovisual experience created from a kaleidoscope of sounds and projections.

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Incorporating material from his back catalogue, including his much-lauded album Like Drawing Blood, Gotye will traverse post-apocalyptic sonic landscapes to 60s soul-inspired pop pastiches in a show that is as varied and unique as his studio experiments.

City Recital Hall Angel Place January 27 at 7pm 1hr 15mins A Reserve: $50/$45 B Reserve: $45/$40 C Reserve: $40 Multipack discount: see pg 62 City Recital Hall: 02 8256 2222 Sydney Festival: 1300 668 812 Ticketmaster: 1300 723 038 sydneyfestival.org.au/gotye

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Festival Garden in Hyde Park once again hosts a cornucopia of musical and theatrical delights inside The Famous Spiegeltent. The eclectic line-up of live performances includes Owen Pallett, The Unthanks, Mountain Man and, back by popular demand, the sinfully irresistible Smoke & Mirrors.

(Australia) From the fun and fabulous Lah-Lah team comes a show created especially for Sydney Festival’s younger audiences – the all-new Lah-Lah’s Musical Wonderland. Lovable characters Buzz the Bandleader, Lola the dancing double bass, Tom Tom the drums, Mister Saxophone and Squeezy Sneezy the accordion join their ring-leader Lah-Lah in a musical spectacular that will have the kids grinning and shimmying from go to whoa. So slip on your dancing shoes and bop the morning away to the fun-filled sounds of Lah-Lah’s Big Live Band. Ages 2-6

The party kicks on well into the small hours with a nightly performance by Helpmann Award-winner Eddie Perfect, promising to pull in crowds with a total disregard for the words ‘school night’.

The Famous Spiegeltent January 15-16, 18-20 at 10am and 11.15am 45mins $15 Sydney Festival: 1300 668 812 Ticketmaster: 1300 723 038 sydneyfestival.org.au/lah1

Festival Garden is an over 18s venue from 5pm. A selection of food and beverages will be available.

Lennox Theatre, Riverside Theatres January 22-23 at 10am and 11.15am 45mins $15 Riverside Theatres: 02 8839 3399 Sydney Festival: 1300 668 812 Ticketmaster: 1300 723 038 sydneyfestival.org.au/lah2

Festival Garden Hyde Park North Cnr College & Park Streets January 6-February 6 (closed January 8, 10, 17, 24, 31) Sydney Festival: 1300 668 812 Ticketmaster: 1300 723 038 sydneyfestival.org.au/garden *Booking fees from $2 apply

Kim Carpenter’s Theatre of Image in association with Sydney Festival presents

(festival garden)

(UK)

Photo: Branco Gaica and frenchbaker

Twelve year-old Waylon wants to be the fi rst man on Mars and he’s not afraid to shoot for the stars. But with his family constantly on the move he’s falling further behind in his schoolwork, and becoming a NASA astronaut like his hero Andy Thomas seems about as likely as fi nding snow on Mars.

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With help from his family and friends Waylon discovers that although dreams are hard to reach there can be fun and excitement in trying to achieve them. And yes, there is snow on Mars.

‘For flair and sheer visual pleasure, (Theatre of Image) is streets ahead of anyone else.’ The Sun Herald

Conceived and designed by Kim Carpenter and written by Richard Tulloch, Snow on Mars is an inspiring adventure that blasts off with aerial performers, actors, music and songs, making it perfect for audiences of all ages.

World Premiere

Channelling Muddy Waters and early Presley and Cash to concoct a modern-day take on rhythm and blues, country and gospel their music brims with passion, intensity and exuberance, creating a sound that embodies that summer holiday feeling.

Director: Gale Edwards York Theatre, Seymour Centre Previews: January 7 at 7pm January 8 at 11.30am January 9 at 2pm January 9, 16 at 5pm January 11-15 at 7pm January 12, 14-16 at 2pm 60mins $36/$30/Child $24 Family (2 adults/2 children): $99 Seymour Centre: 02 9351 7940 Sydney Festival: 1300 668 812 Ticketmaster: 1300 723 038 sydneyfestival.org.au/snow

Joining them on stage are former Raincoats drummer Ingrid Weiss on upright bass, Daddy Grazz on acoustic guitar, and legendary Jamaican trumpet player Eddie ‘Tan Tan’ Thornton, in a night of pounding rhythms, biting guitar, howling harmonica and good-old fashioned fun.

Photo: Fudagraphy

(Australia)

North London-based sibling trio Kitty, Daisy & Lewis are no ordinary band. Between them they play guitars, piano, banjo, harmonica, ukulele, trombone and accordion.

The Famous Spiegeltent January 9 at 7.30pm January 11, 12 at 7pm 1hr 20mins $45* To book, see above sydneyfestival.org.au/kitty

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Photo: Lynton Crabb

(festival garden)

‘Perfect’s vision is an almost unimprovable mingling of satire and homage, cheek and deference, music and comedy.’

(Australia)

‘A visually stunning show that’s a feast for the senses... Beg, steal and borrow to get there.’ Adelaide Advertiser

The Guardian

Director: Craig Ilott Eddie Perfect, Helpmann Award-winning comedian, composer and performer (Network Ten’s Offspring, Shane Warne The Musical, Keating! The Musical) brings his latest darkly satirical musical work to a new late-night time slot in the salubrious surrounds of The Famous Spiegeltent.

The Famous Spiegeltent Previews: January 9, 11, 12 at midnight January 13-16, 18-23, 25-30 at midnight 1hr 10mins, no interval $30/$25 Multipack discount: see pg 62 Sydney Festival: 1300 668 812 Ticketmaster: 1300 723 038 sydneyfestival.org.au/perfect

(festival garden)

(Australia)

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World Premiere

Photo: Prudence Upton

Misanthropology is Perfect’s first new solo show since Drink Pepsi Bitch! and promises to be a kind of twisted social autopsy, examining the stranger cultural rituals we find ourselves performing. Only Eddie Perfect could persuade us of the cathartic nature of tearing the wings off Australia's most sacred blowflies and watching them crawl around the carpet.

Director: Craig Ilott Created by: Craig Ilott and iOTA Winner of three Helpmann awards including Best New Australian Work After smash-hit seasons at Sydney Festival, Adelaide Cabaret Festival and the Edinburgh Festival Fringe in 2010, the phenomenon that is Smoke & Mirrors returns to the Festival Garden for more Spiegel-magic in 2011. Smoke & Mirrors splices acrobatics and magic with dazzling cabaret and taut stomach muscles, creating a lavish and lyrical theatrical adventure.

iOTA’s deliciously unorthodox ringmaster heads up a cast of curious characters, including a vaudevillian tap dancer, a twisted chanteuse, bouncing rabbits, a sublime aerialist, a bewitching magician and a blistering live band, for a show that’ll blow your socks off. Abandon the everyday and let yourself be seduced by the fantastical Spiegeltent and the extraordinary Smoke & Mirrors. Contains strobe lighting, cigarette smoke and hazers.

The Famous Spiegeltent Previews: January 6, 7 at 7.30pm January 9 at 9.30pm Season: January 11-February 6 Tue-Thu and Sun at 9.30pm Fri-Sat at 7.30pm and 9.30pm 1hr 50mins, including interval $65/$60 Corporate packages available: see pg 62 Multipack discount: see pg 62 Sydney Festival: 1300 668 812 Ticketmaster: 1300 723 038 sydneyfestival.org.au/smoke

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(festival garden)

(USA)

(festival garden)

‘The most sumptuous and breathtaking harmonising you're likely to hear all year.’

Holly Golightly & The Brokeoffs are the blues/country-rock duo of British chanteuse Golightly and her long-time US bandmate, multi-instrumentalist Lawyer Dave.

Drowned in Sound

(USA)

Combining angelic voices with sparse arrangements played on a lone acoustic guitar, this Vermont-based all-girl trio create beguiling music that has drawn comparisons to the likes of Fleet Foxes and Bon Iver.

A prolific songstress, Golightly has a dozen solo albums to her name as well as collaborations with the likes of The White Stripes. Together, Holly Golightly & The Brokeoffs have released three albums, including the fantastically titled You Can't Buy a Gun When You're Crying.

With the heart of their sound nestled in the tradition of Americana, gospel and 60s folk, Molly Sarle, Alex Sauser-Monnig and Amelia Meath are set to deliver a mesmerising and raw performance perfectly suited to the intimate surrounds of the Spiegeltent.

The Famous Spiegeltent January 15 at 5.30pm January 16, 18 at 7pm 1hr 15mins $45* To book, see page 39 sydneyfestival.org.au/holly

The Famous Spiegeltent January 13 at 7pm January 14 at 5.30pm 1hr 15mins $35* To book, see page 39 sydneyfestival.org.au/mountain

(festival garden)

(festival garden)

‘There's depth, sincerity and beauty (Ireland) in abundance here.’ NME (Iceland)

Dublin troubadour Conor O’Brien (aka Villagers) is a captivating performer whose melodramatic folk-pop music has a maturity that belies his age.

‘Music that populates the dreams of angels.’ Rolling Stone

O’Brien presents ordinary life as something extraordinary – with lyrics that take you on a gripping journey.

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Channelling the sounds of the American South, they cite bourbon, brisket and ribs as influences, and create a sound that exudes a homespun warmth. ‘If you listen close’, says Golightly, ‘you’ll hear the mud on our shoes on more than a few tracks.’

Ólöf Arnalds is one of Iceland’s most promising rising stars. While classically trained on the violin and self-taught on viola, guitar and charango, her most distinguishing feature is her voice. Otherworldly and celestial, her singing is fragile and timeless. A magnetic live performer, Arnalds uses humour, charm and the delicacy of her songs to win audiences around the world. Hers is a refreshing folk-driven sound with sparsely plucked instrumental accompaniment and vocals sung in both English and Icelandic. Arnalds has collaborated with Icelandic icons Björk and Sigur Rós and earned her touring stripes as a member of Múm. For her Australian debut performances, Arnalds is joined on stage by countryman and multi-instrumentalist Davíð Þór Jónsson.

The Famous Spiegeltent February 4-5 at 5.30pm 55mins $35* To book, see page 39 sydneyfestival.org.au/villagers

The Famous Spiegeltent January 22 at 5.30pm January 23 at 7pm 1hr 30mins $35* To book, see page 39 sydneyfestival.org.au/olof

Photo: Vera Palsdottir

Having played all the instruments on Villagers’ Mercury Prize-nominated debut album, Becoming a Jackal, O’Brien is joined on stage for his Australian debut by keyboardist Cormac Curran. Together they will fill the Spiegeltent with innocent pop melodies and vivid narratives.

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(festival garden)

(festival garden)

(Ireland)

The Sydney Morning Herald

Having toured the world with both The Frames and The Swell Season, gifted composer and fiddle player Colm Mac Con Iomaire returns to Sydney with another inspired music project. Mac Con Iomaire and his band will perform music from his new album The Hare’s Corner, which meanders from banjo-led bluegrass to traditional Irish music. With warmth, charm and an effortlessly cool style, this multi-talented performer gives traditional instrumental Irish music a thoroughly modern makeover.

Hanggai

Sutherland Entertainment Centre January 22 at 8pm $45/$42/Groups 6+ $39 Bookings: 02 9521 8888 sydneyfestival.org.au/colm2

Riverside Theatre, Parramatta January 23 at 7pm $50/$40 Multipack discount: see pg 62 Riverside Theatres: 02 8839 3399 Sydney Festival: 1300 668 812 Ticketmaster: 1300 723 038 sydneyfestival.org.au/colm3

(China/Mongolia)

Hanggai are at the forefront of China’s progressive music scene. The six-piece create their unique, unconventional and exciting sound using folk instruments including the morin khuur (a horsehair fiddle) and the tobshuur (two-stringed lute), fused with propulsive throat-singing and electric guitars. Hanggai have wowed festival audiences at WOMAD, Roskilde and even Wacken, the world’s biggest metal festival. They make their Australian debut during Sydney Festival, following the release of their second album He Who Travels Far. The Famous Spiegeltent January 9 at 5.30pm 1hr 15mins $35* To book, see page 39 sydneyfestival.org.au/hanggai1 Joan Sutherland Performing Arts Centre, Penrith January 7 at 8pm $44/$40/Groups 10+ $40/$38 Bookings: 02 4723 7600 sydneyfestival.org.au/hanggai2

(Canada)

Pallett has released three albums (the first two under the name Final Fantasy), one of which netted him the Polaris Music Prize – Canada’s version of the UK’s Mercury Prize. He has written string and orchestral arrangements for Arcade Fire, The Mountain Goats and Pet Shop Boys, and toured extensively with The National. Armed with a loop-pedal, keyboard and violin, Pallett will be joined on stage by guitarist/percussionist Thomas Gill to deliver an evening of bite-sized symphonies. The Famous Spiegeltent January 19, 20 at 7pm January 21 at 5.30pm 1hr 15mins $45* To book, see page 39 sydneyfestival.org.au/pallett

(festival garden)

‘Totally unexpected...rousing new crowd-pleasers.’ The Guardian

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‘Live shows that compress all the wonder and virtuosity of an illusionist’s routine into a three-and-a-half-minute pop song.’ The New York Times

The Famous Spiegeltent January 25-27 at 7pm 1hr 20mins $45* To book, see page 39 sydneyfestival.org.au/colm1

Photo: Ryan Pfluger

‘Music so rich and seductive that it recalls everything from Irish pubs to American backwoods bluegrass.’

Composer, violinist and vocalist Owen Pallett blends electro-pop with intricately layered orchestral flourishes to create epic compositions, ringing with warmth and emotion.

(festival garden)

(UK)

Earning a place on The Guardian’s Best Albums of the Decade list and being nominated for the Mercury Prize has afforded The Unthanks an eclectic league of fans including Radiohead, Elvis Costello, Ewan McGregor and Nick Hornby. These folk music purveyors (formally known as Rachel Unthank and the Winterset) continue to put their unique stamp on the tradition of English folk music by adding blues, jazz and classical music. Performing as a five-piece, led by the earthy presence and distinct vocal styles of Northumbrian sisters Becky and Rachel Unthank, this heartwarming and original band creates music that is beautifully haunting and eloquently raw. The Famous Spiegeltent January 28, 29 at 5.30pm January 30 at 7pm 1hr 20mins $45* To book, see page 39 sydneyfestival.org.au/unthanks

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Wu Man is an internationally renowned pipa virtuoso and one of the world’s greatest exponents of this ancient Chinese lute-like instrument. Wu Man has collaborated with celebrated artists like Philip Glass, Kronos Quartet and Yo-Yo Ma, and was the first Chinese musician to perform at the White House after receiving an invitation from Bill Clinton. Wu Man’s solo performance features 19th century pipa works alongside contemporary pieces and her own compositions, showcasing the instrument’s unique tonal qualities and her breathtaking playing skills.

Presented by arrangement with Arts Projects Australia Wu Man also appears in Ghost Opera & A Chinese Home, see page 12. The Great Hall, The University of Sydney January 16 at 5pm 60mins, no interval $49/$44 Multipack discount: see pg 62 Sydney Festival: 1300 668 812 Ticketmaster: 1300 723 038 sydneyfestival.org.au/wuman

‘Wu Man likes to let it rip. In her hands, the pipa goes from folksy to psychedelic, grinding to graceful.’ Rootsworld.com ‘Wu Man is a player capable of moving you to spontaneous utterances of sympathy and delight.’ Boston Globe

A Night at the Quad is all about the glorious chemistry between music and film. Lay back on the lawn amidst the grandeur of The University of Sydney’s oldest buildings for these special screenings plus great live music by artists associated with the soundtracks. Enjoy the live entertainment from 8pm before the films commence just after sunset.

Photo: Courtesy of The University of Sydney Venue Collection

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A selection of food and beverages will be available. No BYO alcohol or glass. No high chairs. The Quadrangle, The University of Sydney Doors open at 7pm $30/$25 Multipack discount: see pg 62 Sydney Festival: 1300 668 812 Ticketmaster: 1300 723 038 Visit sydneyfestival.org.au/quad for further program announcements

Photo: Transmission Films

World Premiere: Mad Bastards

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OPENING NIGHT EVENT Live Music: The Pigram Brothers and Alex Lloyd Film: Mad Bastards

Photo: Lui Junqi

(MA 15+) 2010 / 1hr 36mins Brendan Fletcher’s new fi lm takes us to the Kimberley landscapes of north-west Australia. In the frontier town of Five Rivers, TJ the urban street warrior meets his match in Texas, a former Mad Bastard turned local cop. He also fi nds Bullet, his estranged son, and his personal transformation begins. Mad Bastards is a bold movie about tough men trying to do the right thing by their families.

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The Pigram Brothers’ folk/rock style will charm audiences prior to the screening, in an exciting collaboration with multi-ARIA winner Alex Lloyd. Be the fi rst to see this major new Australian motion picture. January 18 at 8pm

Live Music: Kev Carmody Film: One Night the Moon

Live Music: The Necks Film: The Boys

(M) 2001 / 57mins The multi-award-winning One Night the Moon is a compelling fi lm ‘opera’ based on events that took place in 1932 when a young girl went missing on the night of a full moon. Rachel Perkins’ beautifully directed fi lm captures the magnificence of the Flinders Ranges and the atmospheric soundtrack is provided by Kev Carmody, Mairead Hannan and Paul Kelly.

(MA15+) 1998 / 1hr 26mins Brett Sprague returns to his mother’s suburban Sydney house after a year in jail. His younger brother has moved out with his girlfriend Jackie; youngest brother Stevie has been staying in Brett’s room with his new girlfriend Nola after her father kicked her out. Arguments and accusations begin as soon as Brett arrives.

Carmody gives an inspiring musical introduction to the film and talks about his involvement in this classic Australian work. January 19 at 8pm

The eclectic and atmospheric sounds of three-piece impro outfit The Necks provide the soundtrack to Rowan Woods’ award-winning 1998 feature. Hear the band perform live before the fi lm. January 21 at 8pm

Live Music: Archie Roach Film: The Tracker

Live Music: Decoder Ring Film: Somersault

(M) 2002 / 1hr 38mins In rough bush country in 1922, an Aboriginal tracker leads three white men – The Fanatic, The Follower and The Veteran – in the hunt for a black fugitive, not knowing that their deep-seated racism will be more dangerous than the hunt for the accused.

(M) 2004 / 1hr 46mins Exploring teenage sexuality and emotion, Cate Shortland’s debut film, Somersault tells the story of an uninhibited 16-year-old Heidi, who runs away from home and meets Joe the son of a local farmer, and tries to form a relationship with him, despite his difficulty in expressing his emotions.

Much-loved singer-songwriter Archie Roach and his band give a pre-screening performance and Roach talks about his involvement in Rolf de Heer’s engrossing film. January 20 at 8pm

The film’s award-winning soundtrack was written and performed by Sydney band Decoder Ring who play live before the screening. January 23 at 8.30pm

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Sydney Festival and ABC Radio National present

Sydney Festival and The University of Sydney present

Festival Keynote: Hope 2011 – stories that must be told

Festival World Café

January offers a fresh start, the turning of a page and optimism for the year ahead. Seize 90 minutes of precious inspiration at our second Festival Keynote. Join host Wendy Harmer and our fascinating group of artists, thinkers, dreamers, leaders and citizens, including author and activist Larissa Behrendt, Shakespearean actor/director John Bell, Singapore Arts Festival General Manager Low Kee Hong and Australian Youth Representative to the UN Samah Hadid, speaking from the heart as we look toward the year ahead. City Recital Hall Angel Place January 24, 8pm-9.30pm $30 Multipack discount: see pg 62 City Recital Hall: 02 8256 2222 Sydney Festival: 1300 668 812 Ticketmaster: 1300 723 038

You’re invited to join us for a glass of wine, a bite to eat and an animated discussion on one of the recurring themes of the 2011 Festival: When we tell a story, how important is the truth? Our second Festival World Café integrates performance and music into a rich discussion on the nature of storytelling. World Café begins with a stimulating panel discussion which soon opens out to become a living network of evolving conversations among audience members. For those who enjoy deep discussions on the things that matter, the World Café experience is both a great social experience and a rewarding brain work-out. The Great Hall, The University of Sydney January 14, 6pm-9pm $45 (includes a light meal and wine) Over 18s only Sydney Festival: 1300 668 812 Ticketmaster: 1300 723 038

Microscope: Festival artists in conversation with Caroline Baum Caroline Baum brings her characteristic mix of journalistic rigour, engagement and sensitivity to the Microscope series of artists’ conversations, bringing to Festival audiences a deeper understanding of the creative ideas and processes underpinning the Festival. Mark Ravenhill (Director, A Life in Three Acts) Wharf 1, Sydney Theatre Company January 9 (post show) Patrick Nolan (Director, My Bicycle Loves You) Sydney Theatre at Walsh Bay January 14 (post show) Rafael Bonachela (Artistic Director, Sydney Dance Company) Riverside Theatres, Parramatta January 21 at 6pm Mike Shepherd (Joint-Artistic Director, Kneehigh) and Patrycja Kujawska (performer, The Red Shoes) York Theatre, Seymour Centre January 23 (post show) Grayson Millwood and Gavin Webber (Co-directors, Food Chain) Everest Theatre, Seymour Centre January 27 (post show)

Photo: Jamie Williams

Gob Squad (Members of the company) The Studio, Sydney Opera House January 28 (post show)

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FREE More Microscope events to be announced.

All venues in The Scope are wheelchair accessible

Festival Voices Some of the Festival’s big personalities in broad-ranging discussions on the personal and professional journeys that have led them to Sydney Festival 2011.

Visit sydneyfestival.org.au/scope for further program announcements.

Paul Kelly in conversation with Richard Kingsmill

Philip Glass in conversation with Paul Grabowsky

John Malkovich in conversation with Jim Sharman

The Famous Spiegeltent January 9, 11am-11.45am $15 Sydney Festival: 1300 668 812 Ticketmaster: 1300 723 038

City Recital Hall Angel Place January 18, 6pm-6.45pm $20 Multipack discount: see pg 62 City Recital Hall: 02 8256 2222 Sydney Festival: 1300 668 812 Ticketmaster: 1300 723 038

Sydney Town Hall January 17, 7pm-8pm Multipack discount: see pg 62 A Reserve: $50/$45 B Reserve: $45/$40 C Reserve: $35/$30 Sydney Festival: 1300 668 812 Ticketmaster: 1300 723 038

Cassandra Pybus – The Old Commodore, Billy Blue Historian Cassandra Pybus tells of the remarkable life of William Blue. Born into slavery in colonial New York in around 1737, Blue died a muchcelebrated founding figure in the colony of New South Wales in 1834. January 20, 6.30pm-7.15pm

Sydneysiders Celebrate their City If you have a true Sydney story that can be told with images and words in less than 15 minutes, we want to hear from you. Send your story outline (up to 300 words with one image only) to stories@sydneyfestival.org.au. The entrants whose stories are the most entertaining, moving or just plain eccentric will be included in the Sydney Stories fi nale. January 22, 6.30pm-7.15pm

Sydney Stories In this new Festival series, we invite you to join us for an intimate, informal pre-theatre experience in celebration of the city we share. Relax with a drink and let some very different Sydneysiders tell you a story in words and images about the piece of Sydney they know best. Anh Do – Sydney’s Happiest Refugee Anh Do nearly didn’t make it to Australia. His entire family came close to losing their lives as they escaped from war-torn Vietnam on an overcrowded boat. But nothing could quench their desire to make a better life in this country. January 18, 6.30pm-7.15pm Aunty Rhonda Dixon Grovenor – The Life of an Indigenous Entertainer Elder Aunty Rhonda Dixon Grovenor knows Redfern. As the daughter of ‘Chicka’ Dixon, she saw the epic Indigenous rights struggles of the 70s from close range. She’s lived on The Block, is a proud grandmother, sings and is writing a book about her father. January 19, 6.30pm-7.15pm

Warren Fahey – Postcode 2011: The Good Old Bad Old Days In 1906, the Rushcutters Bay swimming pools shocked Sydneysiders by advertising ‘dual bathing’ for men and women. In Potts Point the rich and famous indulged in mansions, murders and mayhem. Warren Fahey AM celebrates the 2011 precincts by taking his audience on a waltz through history. January 21, 6.30pm-7.15pm

The Sound Lounge, Seymour Centre $15 Seymour Centre: 02 9351 7940 Sydney Festival: 1300 668 812

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Photo: Gary Heery

In 2011, Festival in The Domain offers an extravaganza of music and performance under the stars.

Photo: Drew Reynolds

‘Free’ and ‘concerts’ are two words that everyone likes to hear in the same sentence.

A Sydney Festival favourite, Festival in The Domain delivers a stellar live music line-up and provides the perfect opportunity to invite friends and family to sprawl on a picnic rug on The Domain’s grassy expanse.

Supported by ANZ Summer Sounds in The Domain

Symphony in The Domain (USA)

This year Summer Sounds in The Domain takes on a distinctively Tex-Mex flavour. East-LA Chicano rock legends Los Lobos are joined by Sydney-based, seven-piece mariachi band The Real Mexico for a performance that brings fiesta to the Festival. With a career spanning nearly 40 years, and three Grammy Awards under their belts, Los Lobos are the consummate showmen. They cut their teeth touring the world with greats such as Bob Dylan, U2 and Grateful Dead, and have collaborated with the likes of Tom Waits and Elvis Costello. Skyrocketing to world-wide attention with their 1987 hit ‘La Bamba’, Los Lobos have a reputation as a formidable live force and their infectious Latin beats and rhythms will have The Domain crowds on their feet. Los Lobos also appear at Enmore Theatre, see page 34. FREE The Domain January 15 at 8pm 2hrs 30mins, including interval Corporate packages available: see pg 62 sydneyfestival.org.au/sounds

Illustration: Marcela Restrepo

We strongly recommend using public transport – call 131 500 for information.

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Access Limited spaces will be available for RTA Mobility Parking Scheme Permit Holders and must be booked before the event on 02 8006 5700. An accessible viewing area for patrons with a disability is located on the eastern side of The Domain between tower 6 and 7.

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Sydney Symphony with Bell Shakespeare and Sydney Philharmonia Choirs Conductor: Brett Weymark Featuring: John Bell This year’s Symphony in The Domain is a magnificent double celebration: great music inspired by Shakespeare, and Australia’s greatest Shakespearean actor, John Bell AO, Artistic Director, Bell Shakespeare. Spread out a rug, relax on the grass and soak up your favourite tunes from Mendelssohn’s A Midsummer Night’s Dream and Prokofiev’s Romeo & Juliet. Then enjoy the dramatic centrepiece of the evening’s entertainment as John Bell enacts scenes from the bard’s Henry V, accompanied by the massed forces of the Sydney Symphony and Sydney Philharmonia Choirs. FREE The Domain January 22 at 8pm 2hrs, including interval Corporate packages available: see pg 62 sydneyfestival.org.au/symphony

Patrons are reminded of the following guidelines: • No pegging into the ground or reserving of unattended areas • No high chairs or beach umbrellas • No plastic sheeting or ice on the grass as this kills the lawns • Festival in The Domain concerts are Waste Wise Events so please recycle using the waste system provided and help save our environment.

No need to BYO! A range of food and drinks will be available from early afternoon through to the end of the evening. Wine and beer will be available at the Festival bars. DO BRING sunscreen, extra water and a hat. Ride your bike to the concert Bike racks will be available.

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Festival TV Join us on a new adventure as we launch Festival TV, your video guide to anything and everything Sydney Festival. You’ll fi nd backstage interviews and show previews, all the action from Festival First Night and beyond, as well as tips on getting the most out of your Festival. We’ll be turning our artists and performers loose on the streets of Sydney, unearthing all that is our city in summer. Want to get involved? We’re on the hunt for the Faces of Festival TV. We’ll pay you, hook you up with our fantastic camera crews and give you behind-the-scenes access to the Festival. Sound like your dream gig? Then it’s time to show us why you’re a Face we’re looking for. It’s easy. 1. Make a 60 second video telling us why Sydney Festival 2011 needs you. 2. Make sure it includes a yellow balloon – any yellow balloon you like! 3. Upload it to our YouTube competition page. Convince us you should be a Face of Festival TV by Friday 26 November for your chance at stardom.

Get up to the second news and updates from @sydney_festival and see what others are saying. If you’re tweeting, don’t forget the hashtag #sydfest. sydneyfestival.org.au/twitter Be part of the conversation! The easiest way to keep up to date on everything Sydney Festival, and have your say on what you’re loving. sydneyfestival.org.au/facebook Want to delve deeper behind the scenes? Our blog’s the home of interviews, galleries, artist posts and much, much more. sydneyfestival.org.au/blog

If pictures tell a thousand words, our Flickr is the collected works of Tolstoy. Check out previous Festivals, all this year’s artists and, of course, all the action in January. sydneyfestival.org.au/fl ickr Join us on Foursquare for our tips on Festival venues all over the city. Unlock specials and vie to be Mayor of all the Festival. Add ‘Sydney Festival’ at foursquare.com

Confi rming itself as the Sydney summer live music destination, Beck’s Festival Bar once again serves up eclectic sounds and cutting-edge music. Make the most of summer and experience some of the world’s best bands and DJs over 14 balmy, star-lit nights at the historic Hyde Park Barracks Museum. The Beck’s Video Project returns to animate the façade of the Hyde Park Barracks Museum with mesmeric scaled projections by New Zealand artist Michel Tuffery M.N.Z.M. Entry is free after 11.30pm until late. Meet friends, enjoy a drink or a light meal, dance under the stars and burn the midnight oil in true Sydney style. Hyde Park Barracks Museum January 9-10, 12-15, 19-22, 26-29 Doors open 8pm Free entry after 11.30pm (subject to capacity) Over 18s venue only Multipack discount: see pg 62 Sydney Festival: 1300 668 812 Ticketmaster: 1300 723 038 *Booking fees from $2 apply

The full Beck’s Festival Bar line-up will be available online from November 9 at sydneyfestival.org.au/becks

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Wire, HEALTH & Popfrenzy DJs Hyde Park Barracks Museum

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The Dynamites featuring Charles Walker, I Like It Like That Orchestra & Russ Dewbury (Jazz Rooms) Fusing old and new, The Dynamites create irresistibly fresh funk and soul music. With old-school soul performer Charles Walker at the helm, expect an exhilarating live show to open Beck’s Festival Bar.

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The 11-piece I Like It Like That Orchestra conquer the dance floor with an explosive set of Latin-infused soul. January 9: $38*

Arrested Development & The Last Kinection Grammy Award-winning eight-piece band Arrested Development fuse street corner politics and urban flavoured poetry with hip-hop and Sly & The Family Stone influenced funk. Showcasing music from their brand new album Strong and a selection of their sing-along singles,

Arrested Development deliver a party set to think, dance and have fun to. The Last Kinection deal out sassy yet socially savvy lyrics over a melodic and progressive hip-hop sound. January 10: $48*

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The Jon Spencer Blues Explosion & Super Wild Horses Fronted by Jon Spencer’s fiery bluesman persona this New York City three-piece breathed life into the 90s US rock scene with their take-no-prisoners live show. They create an explosive sound with a collision of brutal guitar clang and buzz, punk rock, ass-shaking rhythm and rock ‘n’ roll rebellion.

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Future Classic DJs keep the decks warm and the dance floor full throughout the night. January 13: $28*

PICNIC: DJ Harvey & DJ Garth An early exponent of the balearic sound, DJ Harvey (of Sarcastic Disco fame) was the prime inspiration behind London's nu-disco scene of the late-90s. DJ Garth is best known for being at the forefront of San Francisco’s dance scene revival in the early 90s, ushering in the euphoric West Coast house phenomenon.

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January 12: $48*

Future Classic: Henrik Schwarz Henrik Schwarz has a reputation as one of Germany’s most respected and innovative live electronic acts and garnered international acclaim for his DJ-Kicks mix on !K7. A master of his craft, expect a set that traverses the freedom of jazz, the emotional charge of soul and the relentless energy of techno.

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Girl duo Super Wild Horses create a stripped back, garage-rock sound filled with catchy guitar riffs.

PICNIC DJs Kali and The Loin Brothers complete this stellar party line-up. January 15: $28*

Seminal English new-wave band Wire are renowned for live performances full of urgency and vitality. The influence of their taut, angular guitar sound can be heard in bands like Franz Ferdinand. In their element playing live, LA four-piece HEALTH deliver a set filled with

electronica, rock, dance and noise music. Popfrenzy DJs will keep the party running into the wee hours. By arrangement with Popfrenzy January 20: $38*

Cobblestone Jazz, Mathew Jonson & Murat Kilic (Reckless Republic) Built on a love of analogue instruments, Canadian three-piece Cobblestone Jazz explore minimal dance music and deep house with a free-form jazz-like ethic. With tracks being lauded by Giles Peterson, Berlin-based founding member, Mathew Jonson, will also play his own live set.

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Murat Kilic will keep the late night party going. January 22: $38*

Beach House & Parades Baltimore duo Beach House have cemented their reputation as the band to watch with the release of their third album Teen Dream. They will have Sydney audiences under a spell with their mesmeric, cinematic pop sounds, led by the sultry vocals of Victoria Legrand.

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Parades create an expansive kaleidoscope of pop harmonies, post-rock guitars and electronic meanderings. January 26: $48* Beach House also appear at City Recital Hall Angel Place, see page 37. CAN

FBi Night: Holy Fuck & My Disco Holy Fuck have been hailed as one of the best live bands to emerge from Canada in recent times – a reputation fuelled by their chaotic, euphoric energy on stage. Making gloriously hypnotic experimental rock music this four-piece has earned praise from the likes of Thom Yorke and Lou Reed.

Melbourne’s post-rock outfit My Disco open with their minimal propulsive sound. January 27: $38*

Aloe Blacc & The Grand Scheme, Benji B, Waajeed & Africa Hitech In a night for lovers of cutting-edge beats and soul music, Aloe Blacc makes infectious groove-driven soul that would hold its own in the company of Bill Withers and Marvin Gaye. Benji B specialises in fusing soulful beats with dubstep and Waajeed serves up hip-hop,

house and techno from Detroit and beyond. Africa Hitech deliver a set featuring garage, grime and bass-driven beats. By arrangement with Niche Productions January 28: $38*

Mad Racket: Octave One (Live) Octave One are Detroit techno innovators. Having collaborated with Underground Resistance, and remixed the likes of Massive Attack, their sound varies from deep, vocal house to slamming techno grooves. The four Mad Racketeers –

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Jimmi James, Zootie, Ken Cloud and Simon Caldwell – will keep the dancefloor kicking right until the very last beat on this closing night of Beck’s Festival Bar. January 29: $28*

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Photo: First Light Photography

This enormously popular Australia Day event sees Sydney’s favourite green and gold ferries carve up the harbour like watercraft possessed. Punters line the harbour foreshore to barrack on these robust old gals as they race from Circular Quay to Shark Island before crossing the finish line under the Harbour Bridge. Pack a picnic and prepare to cheer up a storm. FREE Sydney Harbour January 26 at 11am sydneyfestival.org.au/ferrython

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Australia Day Celebrations Sydney will once again become the perfect playground for thousands of patriotic Aussies celebrating Australia Day on Wednesday 26 January. Pay tribute to who we are as a nation among Sydney’s iconic landmarks – Sydney Opera House, Sydney Harbour Bridge, Hyde Park or the city centre. Rise early for the Woggan-ma-gule Indigenous ceremony at Farm Cove from 8am, then take the kids to Hyde Park for the Great Australian BBQ, witness a moving citizenship ceremony and enjoy jam-packed family-friendly entertainment. Follow the display of vintage cars on Macquarie and College Streets with

the NRMA Motorfest and finally, head to Pirrima Park as Sydney Ports Jazz on the Water serenades you while the sun begins to set. Visit australiaday.com.au for more event information. While you’re there, explore the Aussie Vault section and enter some great competitions.


Sydney

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Festival First Night Zone highlighted 1. Artspace 43-51 Cowper Wharf Road, Woolloomooloo

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3. CarriageWorks 245 Wilson Street, Eveleigh Main entrance: Cnr Codrington and Wilson Streets

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2. Australian Museum Facade William Street, Sydney

4. Chinese Garden Darling Harbour

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5. City Recital Hall Angel Place 2–12 Angel Place, Sydney

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6. The Domain Art Gallery Road Royal Botanic Gardens, Sydney 7.

Enmore Theatre 118–132 Enmore Road, Newtown

8. Festival Garden Hyde Park North, Cnr College and Park Streets, Sydney

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9. 4A Centre for Contemporary Asian Art 181-187 Hay Street, Haymarket 10. The Great Hall The University of Sydney, Camperdown 11. Hyde Park Barracks Cnr Macquarie Street and Prince Albert Road, Sydney

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18. State Theatre 49 Market Street, Sydney 19. Sydney Opera House Bennelong Point, East Circular Quay

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20. Sydney Theatre at Walsh Bay 22 Hickson Road, Walsh Bay 21. Sydney Town Hall 483 George Street, Sydney 22. Wharf 1, Sydney Theatre Company Pier 4/5, Walsh Bay Festival venues not on these maps:

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Campbelltown Arts Centre Cnr Camden and Appin Roads, Campbelltown Sydney International Regatta Centre Gate A, Old Castlereagh Road, Penrith Joan Sutherland Performing Arts 597 High Street, Penrith

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Minto Mall car park Pembroke Road, Minto Sutherland Entertainment Centre 30 Eton Street, Sutherland

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Nowhere does summer quite like Sydney, especially when the Festival’s in full swing and the city is buzzing.

Throughout the Festival, between 12noon and 1pm and/or 6pm and 7pm, visit any of the Fast Festival Feasts restaurants listed and receive a main course with a glass of Stoneleigh wine, a Kronenbourg 1664 beer or a bottle of Tasmanian Rain water for just $30 (inc GST).

Why not bask in Sydney Festival’s warm, welcoming glow and delve into a sensational performance line-up, some tasty food offerings plus some great hotel deals from our partner hotels to make the most of your Festival experience?

New for 2011, you can now experience a Premium Fast Festival Feast where you will be treated to two courses with a glass of Stoneleigh Rapaura Series wine or a bottle of Tasmanian Rain water for just $55. Just mention (Premium) Fast Festival Feasts to take advantage of these special offers. To find out whether reservations are required please contact restaurants directly. Please note that restaurant opening times may vary, and times when the offer is available is at each restaurant’s discretion. sydneyfestival.org.au/fff *Vegetarian alternative available on request.

The following restaurant partners offer Fast Festival Feasts ArtHouse Hotel, Dome Restaurant Level 1, 275 Pitt St, Sydney 02 9284 1230 Orecchiette pasta sautéed with black tiger prawns, chilli, garlic and topped with freshly shaved parmesan.* Ash Street Cellars 1 Ash St, Sydney 02 9240 3000 Wagyu skirt steak, roast Portobello mushrooms, porcini puree, salmoriglio.* The Bellevue The Bellevue Hotel 159 Hargrave St, Paddington 02 9363 2293 Squid ink pasta with seared scallops, Jerusalem artichokes and chives.* Bistrode CBD Level 1, 52 King St, Sydney 02 9240 3000 Corned Wagyu beef, kipfler potato salad and English condiments.* Bistro Moncur The Woollahra Hotel 116 Queen St, Woollahra 02 9327 9713 Seared kingfish fi llet with sauce vierge, white anchovies, green beans and roasted capsicum.* Courtney’s Brasserie 70 Phillip St, Parramatta 02 9635 3288 Hawkesbury calamari with red pepper jam and herb relish followed by a warm salad of chicken, bacon and summer beans with mustard dressing.* El-Phoenician Restaurant & Bar 328 Church St, Parramatta 02 9633 1611 A mixed plate of tabouli, homous, shish kebab, shish tawouk and kafta, served with unlimited fresh and grilled Lebanese bread.*

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Etch InterContinental Sydney 62 Bridge St, Sydney 02 9247 4777 Ballottine of chicken, sauteed baby gem and asparagus, lemon thyme veloute.* glass brasserie Level 2, Hilton Sydney 488 George St, Sydney 02 9265 6068 Confit chicken leg, cauliflower puree, asparagus, dates and almond salad.* Golden Century Restaurant 393-399 Sussex St, Sydney 02 9212 3901 Soup of the day followed by steamed coral trout fi llet with Chinese mushrooms and ham served with fried rice.* Jpb Restaurant Level 8, Swissôtel Sydney, 68 Market St, Sydney 02 9238 7088 Crispy skin salmon, parmesan crusted asparagus and trussed organic tomatoes.* Mad Cow ivy, Level 1, 330 George Street, Sydney 02 9240 3000 Angus flank steak (200g Rangers Valley 300 day grain fed), spicy barbeque sauce with shoestring fries and green salad.* Ocean Room Overseas Passenger Terminal, West Circular Quay 02 9252 9585 Ocean tasting plate: pan seared salmon fi llet, tuna sushi roll, salt and peppered king prawn.* Opera Bar Lower Concourse Level, Sydney Opera House 02 9247 1666 Roasted kingfish with Alaskan crab, fennel and asparagus salad.

Sailors Thai ivy ivy, Level 2, 330 George Street, Sydney 02 9240 3000 Crisp and salty pork belly, hot and sour sauce.* Steel Bar and Grill 60 Carrington St, Sydney 02 9299 9997 Roasted pasture fed lamb, balsamic potatoes, sautéed red peppers and eggplant, Ligurian olive jus.* Subsolo Tapas & Wine Bar 161 King St (Corner Elizabeth St) Sydney 02 9223 7000 Spanish tapas box: extensive selection of Subsolo’s signature tapas.* Summit Restaurant Level 47, Australia Square, 264 George St, Sydney 02 9247 9777 Seared beef fi llet medallions with stuffed pepperoncini and salsa rossa and paella spices.* The Tilbury Hotel 12-18 Nicholson St, Woolloomooloo 02 9368 1955 John dory with summer vegetables and verjus.* The Victoria Room Level 1, 235 Victoria St, Darlinghurst 02 9357 4488 Spice encrusted kingfish on a harissa and aubergine salsa with tomato, saffron and coriander.* The Watershed Hotel 198 Harbourside, Darling Harbour 02 9282 9444 Salmon with herb parmesan risotto and tomato salsa. Wildfi re Overseas Passenger Terminal, West Circular Quay 02 8273 1222 Wagyu flat iron steak 200g, burnt eggplant, variations on onion, aerated potato ‘veloute’, rosemary and oxtail jus.*

The following restaurant partners offer Premium Fast Festival Feasts with their two courses listed below Assiette 48 Albion St, Surry Hills 02 9212 7979 Choose from a selection featured on our summer á la carte menu.* Bécasse 204 Clarence St, Sydney 02 9283 3440 Marinated heirloom vegetables with aged organic grass fed Wagyu bresaola.* Steamed barramundi with shellfish bisque, crushed potatoes and coriander.* est. Level1, 252 George St, Sydney 02 9240 3000 Salad of heart of palm, cucumber, pink grapefruit, red radish, mustard cress.* Pan roasted mulloway fi llet shaved fennel, asparagus, witlof, preserved lemon, dill oil.*

The following restaurants do not offer Fast Festival Feasts but will make you welcome with their á la carte menus ARIA Restaurant 1 Macquarie St, East Circular Quay 02 9252 2555 Cafe Sydney Level 5, 31 Alfred St, Circular Quay 02 9251 8683 Icebergs Dining Room and Bar 1 Notts Ave, Bondi Beach 02 9365 9000 North Bondi Italian Food 118-120 Ramsgate Ave, Bondi Beach 02 9300 4400

Stay for three, your first night’s free We’ve partnered with some of the best hotels in Sydney to create an incredible offer that allows you to experience Sydney and its iconic Festival at a fraction of the cost! Simply book a Stay & Play package during Sydney Festival with one of our partner hotels (listed below), and in addition to receiving your first night free when you book three nights, you will also receive a fabulous Festival package: • a double pass to a Sydney Festival event or a complimentary Fast Festival Feast • Sydney Festival compilation CD For additional offers and terms and conditions visit sydneyfestival.org.au/stayandplay Visa Platinum Card Holders As a special benefit for all Stay & Play guests who book with their Visa Platinum card, you will also receive an exclusive complimentary room upgrade (on check in, subject to availability) and 2 x Visa Platinum passes per booking (which entitles you to: VIP special entry into the Beck’s Festival Bar and priority entry into the Festival Garden). Bayview Boulevard Sydney 90 William Street, CBD 02 9383 7222 The Grace Hotel Corner King & York Streets, CBD 02 9272 6890 The Observatory Hotel 89-113 Kent Street, CBD 02 8248 5220 Sofitel Sydney Wentworth 61-101 Phillip Street, CBD 02 9228 9188 Swissôtel Sydney Level 8, 68 Market Street, CBD 02 9238 8888

The following partner does not participate in Stay & Play but welcomes you to book with them at their best available rate: Meriton Serviced Apartments 95 Liverpool Street, CBD 528 Kent Street, CBD 329 Pitt Street, CBD 180 George Street, Parramatta 1800 214 822

Uncover Sydney in summer

Getting around Sydney

When it comes to getting out and about, Sydney offers a seemingly endless ‘must do’ list. Surrounded by the spectacular harbour and with gorgeous weather, locals and visitors are spoilt for choice when it comes to indulging in unique Sydney experiences.

Spending less time getting there and more time taking in Festival events is the name of the game when it comes to enjoying summer in Sydney.

Make like an urban mountaineer and climb Sydney Harbour Bridge, get to know a local icon intimately with a backstage tour of Sydney Opera House, or island-hop the harbour in a kayak, catamaran or ferry. Sydney is literally bursting at the seams with unbeatable activities and there is no better time of year than summer to experience them.

For everything you need to know on getting to your favourite events by public transport visit 131500.com.au/events or call 131500 for information on Sydney’s bus, ferry and train networks. Shuttle buses operate to and from Sydney Airport as well as the Airport Link train service, while a free shuttle bus will get you through the city centre fast. For more information visit sydneyfestival.org.au/stayandplay

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How to book

Festival Multipack

The Sydney Festival Box Office is your fi rst port of call for tickets and information.

Festival Multipack Line 1300 668 813

sydneyfestival.org.au

Online Multipacks sydneyfestival.org.au/multipackinfo

Sydney Festival 1300 668 812 Sydney Festival Multipacks 1300 668 813 However, ticketing agencies may vary according to venue, so please refer to event pages to fi nd the correct booking agency and contact them to purchase tickets. Tickets can also be purchased from the relevant ticketing agency’s website or in person (excluding Sydney Festival Box Office). Please contact the relevant agency for a list of their outlets. Ticketmaster (not for Enmore Theatre or Sydney Theatre events) 1300 723 038 City Recital Hall Angel Place 02 8256 2222 Enmore Theatre 02 9550 3666 Joan Sutherland Performing Arts Centre 02 4723 7600 Riverside Theatres 02 8839 3399 Seymour Centre 02 9351 7940 Sutherland Entertainment Centre 02 9521 8888 Sydney Opera House 02 9250 7777 Sydney Theatre at Walsh Bay 02 9250 1999 Ticketek (Enmore Theatre and Sydney Theatre events) 132 849 Wharf 1, Sydney Theatre Company 02 9250 1777 Concessions Concession tickets are available for the following: • Full-time students • Pensioners • Seniors card holders • Children 14 years and under • Unemployed Proof of concession must be produced to obtain the concession price. Concessions are only available where indicated and may be subject to availability. VISA Platinum is Sydney Festival’s preferred card.

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The more you see, the more you save with a Festival Multipack. Make the most of the Festival this summer by creating your own mini-program. • Buy tickets to 3 or 4 events and save 10% • Buy tickets to 5 or more events and save 15% Festival Multipacks can be purchased on the Festival Multipack line or via the Sydney Festival website. Note tickets are only available for events during Sydney Festival dates (January 8-30) and do not apply to preview performances that already have a discounted price. To qualify for a Multipack discount, tickets must be purchased in one transaction/booking. Your Festival Multipack can be created by choosing from the following events: A Life in Three Acts A Night at the Quad: Music & Movies An Evening of Chamber Music with Philip Glass & Wendy Sutter Beach House Beck’s Festival Bar Bigger Than Jesus Colm Mac Con Iomaire* Dracula East London West Sydney Emmylou Harris & her Red Dirt Boys Entity

Food Chain Ghost Opera & A Chinese Home The Giacomo Variations# Gotye Hope 2011 In Conversation: John Malkovich In Conversation: Philip Glass Live Los Lobos Mike Birbiglia: My Girlfriend’s Boyfriend Misanthropology My Bicycle Loves You Paul Kelly – The A to Z Shows Power Plant The Red Shoes Smoke & Mirrors Sufjan Stevens Tomasz Stan´ko Quintet Trocadero Dance Palace Troc Party Nights – Orkestra del Sol Troc Party Nights – Royal Crown Revue+ Wu Man Multipack discounts only apply to the events listed above. Multipack tickets are strictly limited and subject to availability. This offer is based on full-price, A Reserve tickets only. A transaction fee of $5.50 applies # Premium and A Reserve tickets * Riverside Theatre event only, no Multipack discount on the Spiegeltent or Sutherland Entertainment Centre performances + Sydney Town Hall event only, no Multipack discount on the Sutherland Entertainment Centre performance

Corporate hospitality

Festival discount parking

Sydney Festival is renowned for aligning business with the world’s most influential and popular artists and ensembles.

Secure Parking offers Festival patrons discounts on night and weekend parking rates at carparks close to a number of Festival venues. Simply visit secureparking.com.au and download Secure Parking’s Sydney Festival Parking Guide, including a handy map and selection of discount parking vouchers.

From $2,000 for groups of 10 and more, you can access tailored entertainment experiences. Packages include guaranteed A Reserve tickets to high-demand shows, premium service and catering, a Sydney Festival host and signage opportunities. Secure your VIP occasion by contacting Stephanie Timmins on 02 8248 6520 or at stephanie.timmins@sydneyfestival.org.au

ANZ Tix for Next to Nix All tickets $25 Sydney Festival is committed to making the Festival accessible to all! During Festival dates (January 8-30), $25 tickets are made available for ALL the shows on that day.* Tickets are limited and it’s fi rst in best dressed. Here are the rules • Tickets are only available on the day of the performance • Limited tickets are available • Cash sales only – no EFT or credit cards • Tickets must be purchased in person at one of the locations listed below • There is a limit of two tickets per person per day • Events under $25 are not included in this offer • Sydney Festival reserves the right to determine seat allocation • The number of tickets available at this price may vary for each performance • Tix for Next to Nix are limited to performances within the 2011 Festival dates (January 8-30). When shows are on outside these dates Tix for Next to Nix will not be available • Tickets cannot be replaced if they are lost, stolen or damaged The ANZ Tix for Next to Nix booth is located at the bottom of Martin Place, near George Street. When is it open? January 8-30 Daily from 8am to 12 noon. The booth will close early if tickets sell out before closing times. ANZ will be making your wait in line more comfortable with three-minute massages, bottled water, free WiFi, bench seating, sunscreen and umbrellas. ANZ customers, look out for your special gift! Parramatta Tix for Next to Nix for events at Riverside Theatres will only be available from the Riverside Theatres Box Office. Tickets will be available on the day of the performance, one hour prior to the performance starting. Troc Party Night at Parramatta Town Hall Tix for Next to Nix will be available at the venue one hour prior to the start time. *Not available for Colm Mac Con Iomaire and Troc Party Nights at Sutherland Entertainment Centre or Hanggai at Joan Sutherland Performing Arts Centre

Tix for Next to Nix supported by

Access

The fine print

We make every effort to ensure Sydney Festival events are accessible to our whole audience. To book your tickets or if you have any queries about access to any of our venues or events, please call 02 8248 6500 and we’ll be happy to assist.

Unless otherwise stated, ticket prices include booking fees and GST where applicable. A one-off transaction charge may apply at the point of sale.

This venue/location is wheelchair accessible or has been made accessible for the Festival. All venues have limited wheelchair seating. Designated wheelchair spaces (where available) will be sold at the lowest price in the house for that performance. This venue/location has a hearing loop installed for use by patrons. This venue has a TTY phone. Information and bookings are available via a telephone typewriter.

Sydney Festival supports the Companion Card program. Should you require the assistance of a companion or carer to attend events or venues, Sydney Festival will issue a second ticket at no cost to the carer of a Companion Card cardholder. Please contact Sydney Festival directly to assist with your booking on 02 8248 6500. Did you know you can get Festival information in alternative formats? This program is also available: • on audio CD – please contact Vision Australia on 02 9334 3260 • as a Word document in simple large print format – please contact Sydney Festival on 02 8248 6500 • as a PDF on our website – visit sydneyfestival.org.au/access Other services Other services may be available for people with disabilities or specific needs. For more information contact the Sydney Festival office. Sydney Festival is happy to receive phone calls via the ACE Relay service. Contact Sydney Festival on 02 8248 6500 or mail@sydneyfestival.org.au Festival First Night See page 64 for tips on access and staying safe.

All sales are fi nal – there are no refunds, exchanges or cancellations on completed bookings. Program details are correct at time of printing but are subject to change where necessary and without notice. Sydney Festival has the right to add, withdraw, reschedule or substitute artists and/or vary advertised programs, prices, venues, seating arrangements and audience capacity. In the event of a change in cast, Sydney Festival will only refund the cost of the ticket when the cancelled performer was billed by Sydney Festival as the main attraction/star performer. Sydney Festival reserves the right to charge a fee for the replacement of tickets. ‘General Admission’ events do not have allocated seating and tickets cannot be replaced if lost, stolen or damaged. Latecomers may not be admitted until a suitable time in the performance, and for certain events may not be admitted at all. The use of cameras and other recording devices constitutes a breach of copyright and is strictly prohibited. The use of mobile phones, audible paging devices, alarms or chiming watches is not permitted. Sydney Festival presents artists and productions on the basis of merit and excellence. Any political affi liations or views expressed by artists or companies participating in, or sponsoring, Sydney Festival are not necessarily representative of those of Sydney Festival or its staff. Without the prior written consent of Sydney Festival or the seller, tickets may not be resold or “offered for a premium”, or used for advertising, promoting or other commercial purposes, by either the original purchaser or a subsequent bearer. Should a ticket be sold or used in breach of this condition, the ticket may be cancelled without a refund and the bearer of the ticket may be refused admission.

Festival in The Domain See page 51 for information on access.

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Patron Her Excellency Professor Marie Bashir AC CVO Governor of New South Wales

Board Of Directors President The Hon. Kristina Keneally MP Premier of New South Wales Chair Clover Moore MP Lord Mayor of Sydney Directors The Hon. Virginia Judge MP Monica Barone Simon Corah Matthew Melhuish Sam Weiss Geoff Wilson Alternate Directors Carol Mills (for The Hon. Kristina Keneally MP) Mary Darwell (for The Hon. Kristina Keneally MP) Ann Hoban (for Monica Barone) Nicholas Pickard (for The Hon. Virginia Judge MP)

Sydney Festival Staff Festival Director Lindy Hume Executive Director Josephine Ridge

Administration

Tips on access and staying safe Festival First Night returns on January 8, bringing Sydney Festival to the people with a larger-than-life celebration exploding onto the city’s streets and parks. Come along and get a taste of what Sydney Festival has to offer and catch some of the biggest names in the Festival for FREE. For more detailed information about Festival First Night, including maps, FAQs and line-up information, visit our website sydneyfestival.org.au/firstnight. We’ll continue to update the site with all the essential event information as we get closer to the day – best advice is to sign up for Festival Buzz at sydneyfestival.org.au/buzz to stay informed on all the news.

Everybody is welcome • All areas are wheelchair accessible • Kids activities in Hyde Park from 3pm • Make sure to be sun smart – wear sunscreen, a hat and drink plenty of water • Wear comfortable shoes – closed-toed footwear is recommended • We recommend you leave the following at home: pets, skateboards and rollerblades No glass • Festival First Night is a Glass Free Event No BYO alcohol • Food and beverages will be on sale from 3pm in Hyde Park, St Mary’s forecourt, Queen’s Square and The Domain precincts

Access Limited spaces will be available for RTA Mobility Parking Scheme Permit Holders and must be booked before the event on 02 8006 5700. An accessible viewing area for patrons with a disability is located on the eastern side of The Domain between tower 6 and 7. Leave the car at home and take public transport • For detailed public transport information visit 131500.info/events or call 131500 closer to the event • For information on road closures, alternative traffic routes and parking restrictions, visit rta.nsw.gov.au or call 132 701 closer to the event Ride your bike • Free bike parking will be available onsite – for details visit sydneyfestival.org.au/fi rstnight

Special thanks

The following companies and productions acknowledge the support of: Sydney Dance Company Deutsche Bank Foxtel Artspace Australian Chamber Orchestra Bell Shakespeare Company Campbelltown Arts Centre Circa Fleur Elise Noble Food Chain Information and Cultural Exchange (ICE) Kim Carpenter's Theatre of Image Legs on the Wall Performing Lines Sydney Dance Company Sydney Philharmonia Choirs Sydney Symphony Sydney Theatre Company TaikOz Western Sydney Dance Action

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Artspace Australian Chamber Orchestra Bell Shakespeare Company Campbelltown Arts Centre Information and Cultural Exchange (ICE) Kim Carpenter's Theatre of Image Legs on the Wall Sydney Dance Company Sydney Philharmonia Choirs Sydney Symphony Sydney Theatre Company TaikOz Western Sydney Dance Action

Western Sydney Dance Action NSW Govt. Education and Training Riverside Theatres The Limb Family Foundation The Ross Trust The Sunjoto Foundation - ‘The Spirit of Giving’ Campbelltown Arts Centre British Council Campbelltown City Council Housing NSW Landcom Rydges, Campbelltown Working Together in Minto Food Chain Tanja Liedtke Foundation Queensland Government

Your Name In Lights Australian Museum Naomi Milgrom Kaldor AD Technical Direction Company The Nest Toby and Pete Information and Cultural Exchange (ICE) CarriageWorks Screen NSW Artspace Visual Arts and Craft Strategy Perth Theatre Company The State Government of Western Australia through Lotterywest and The Department for Culture and the Arts Qantas The City of Perth Circa Queensland Government

Financial Controller Tanya Bush Accountant Francesca Hendricks Research & Planning Coordinator Simon Keen Executive Assistants Fiona Jackson Rachael McNally Administration Officer Julie Gock Receptionists Christina Maras Taline Vesmadian

Programming Head of Programming Bill Harris Associate Producer Kristy Pinder Program Coordinator & Producer for Smoke & Mirrors Adam McGowan Special Projects Loretta Busby Travel & Artist Coordinator Edwina Perrotta Project Manager Pella Gregory Program Coordinator Kathryn Holloway Program Administrator Kayla Brock Programming Intern Brenda Hartley Programming Placement (Barbican) Lucy Jamieson

Marketing Head of Marketing, Communications & Digital Strategy Jill Colvin Marketing Manager Derek Gilchrist Marketing Coordinator Linly Goh Digital Marketing Coordinator Julia Thomas Publicity Manager Sarah Wilson Publicists Julia Gross Jane Davis Traffic & Signage Coordinator Mary Simpson Volunteer Program Coordinator Josh Wheatley

Ticketing Ticketing Manager Ronit Fazekas

Ticketing Coordinator Nick Beech Ticketing Assistant Jessica Macaulay

Our Principal Supporters

Business Development Head of Business Development Malcolm Moir Business Development Managers Kate Dezarnaulds Olivia Wynne Business Development Coordinator Amalina Williams Business Development Executive Stephanie Timmins Business Development Operations Coordinator Kym Lenoble

Production Head of Production John Bayley Production Manager Katie Pack Catering Manager Fernando Motti Production Coordinators Mick Jessop Alycia Hevey Amy Watts Production Assistant Jack Horton Transport Coordinator Melissa Hamilton Crewing Coordinator Jennie Bradbury Designers Mathew McCall Kate Roberts Production Intern Sune Nielsen

Domain Staff Domain Manager Tim Pack Senior Site Manager Fred Michael Site Construction Manager Damion Holling Domain Coordinator Luci Taylor Electricians Craig Adamson Ian Godfrey

Festival First Night Producer – Operations Simone Condon Producer – Programming Vernon Guest Technical Manager Kathryn Pearson Government & Logistics Manager Hannah Henderson Programming Coordinators Clara Iaccarino Kristal Maher Logistics Coordinator Sonia Tsai Technical Coordinator Luke Woolley Marketing Consultant Gina Bowman Public Relations Janet Glover PR & Events

Festival Design Agency Saatchi Design

Thank You Michael Abbott Accessible Arts Danesh Z Bamji Alexandra Bowen Bill Carter John Chase Cheryl Elvey Clr Marcelle Hoff Amy Isberg Nigel Jamieson Madison Johnson Celia Pavelieff Lyndon Sayer-Jones Marc Scamps John Trevillian Richard Wentworth-Ping

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Sydney Festival Sponsors

Sydney Festival Sponsors

Leadership Partners

Special Distinguished Sponsors

Distinguished Sponsor

Star Sponsors Strategic Partners

Major Sponsors

Special Distinguished Sponsors

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Contributors Alex Parker Avant Card Butlers Hire Coates Hire Deepend Sydney Dinosaur Designs ES Group Australia Flourish Flower Merchants Icebergs Dining Room and Bar Motorola Rental Direct pureprofi le Robert Albert AO Tasmanian Rain The Nest Unilever

Festival Philanthropy Sydney Festival launched the Director’s Circle, a philanthropic program, for the 2008 Festival. This program has grown from strength to strength, providing supporters with personal insights that come out of a close relationship. Funds generated are of great assistance to the staging of the Festival and are expected to be of increasing importance in the future.

Membership of the Director's Circle is by invitation, nevertheless anyone interested in supporting the Festival in a philanthropic manner please contact Malcolm Moir on 02 8248 6521 or by email malcolm.moir@sydneyfestival.org.au

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Sydney Festival January 8-30 Show

Venue

(P) Preview Page

From

Sat 8

Sun 9

Jan 4

8pm

5pm

Mon 10

Tues 11

Wed 12

Thu 13

Fri 14

Sat 15

Sun 16

8pm

8pm

8pm

8pm

8pm

1pm

8.30pm

8.30pm

8.30pm

8.30pm

Mon 17

Tue 18

Wed 19

Thu 20

Fri 21

Sat 22

Sun 23

8pm

8pm

8pm (French)

8pm

2pm/8pm

1pm/5pm

Mon 24

Tue 25

Wed 26

Thu 27

Fri 28

Sat 29

8pm (German)

8pm

8pm

8pm

2pm/8pm

Sun 30

Until

Theatre A Life in Three Acts

Wharf 1, Sydney Theatre Company

33

Bigger Than Jesus

Wharf 1, Sydney Theatre Company

32

Driven to New Pastures

Downstairs Theatre, Seymour Centre

28

Good Cop Bad Cop

Downstairs Theatre, Seymour Centre

28

Invisible Atom

Downstairs Theatre, Seymour Centre

30

MINTO: LIVE

Various - Minto

22

Mike Birbiglia: My Girlfriend's Boyfriend

Everest Theatre, Seymour Centre

29

The Adventures of Alvin Sputnik: Deep Sea Explorer

Downstairs Theatre, Seymour Centre

30

6.30pm

The Red Shoes

York Theatre, Seymour Centre

8

8.15pm

Super Night Shot

The Studio, Sydney Opera House

31

4pm/8.30pm 4pm/8.30pm 7pm/10pm 7pm 6pm

8.30pm

8.30pm

8.30pm

6pm

7pm

4pm

7pm/10pm

4pm

4pm/7pm

7pm/10pm

4pm

7pm/10pm

1pm

6pm

8.30pm 6.30pm/8.30pm 6.30pm/8.30pm 6.30pm/8.30pm 4.30pm/8.30pm 8.15pm

8.15pm

8.15pm

2.15pm/8.15pm

4.30pm 2.15pm

8.15pm

8.15pm

8.15pm

8.15pm

2.15pm/8.15pm

2.15pm

9pm

9pm

9pm

9pm

9pm

9pm

8pm door

8pm door

8pm door

8pm door

7pm (Sp)

7pm (Sp)

7pm (Sp)

8.30pm (P)

8.30pm

8.30pm

Music An Evening of Chamber Music with Philip Glass & Wendy Sutter City Recital Hall Angel Place

16

Beach House

City Recital Hall Angel Place

37

Beck's Festival Bar

Hyde Park Barracks Museum

53

Colm Mac Con Iomaire

Various: Sutherland (Su); Parrramatta (Par); Spiegeltent (Sp)

44

East London West Sydney

CarriageWorks, Bay 20

31

Emmylou Harris and her Red Dirt Boys

State Theatre

7

Ghost Opera & A Chinese Home

State Theatre

12

Gotye

City Recital Hall Angel Place

36

Hanggai

Various: The Famous Spiegeltent (Sp), Penrith (Pen)

44

Holly Golightly & The Brokeoffs

The Famous Spiegeltent

43

Kitty, Daisy & Lewis

The Famous Spiegeltent

39

Los Lobos

Enmore Theatre

34

Mountain Man

The Famous Spiegeltent

42

Ólöf Arnalds

The Famous Spiegeltent

43

Owen Pallett

The Famous Spiegeltent

45

Paul Kelly - The A to Z Shows

City Recital Hall Angel Place

6

Sufjan Stevens

Concert Hall, Sydney Opera House

17

Tomasz Stan´ko Quintet

City Recital Hall Angel Place

35

8pm

The Unthanks

The Famous Spiegeltent

45

5.30pm

Villagers

The Famous Spiegeltent

42

Wu Man

The Great Hall, The University of Sydney

46

A Night at the Quad: Music & Movies

Main Quadrangle, The University of Sydney

47

Dracula

State Theatre

13

Entity

Sydney Theatre at Walsh Bay

10

Food Chain

Various: Riverside (Riv); Seymour (Sey)

27

My Bicycle Loves You

Sydney Theatre at Walsh Bay

14

8pm 9.30pm 8pm door

8pm door

8pm door

8pm door

8pm door

8pm door

8pm door

8pm door

8pm door

8pm door 8pm (Su)

8pm

7pm (Par)

6.30pm/9.30pm 6.30pm/9.30pm

6.30pm

8pm 8pm 7pm

Jan 7 (Pen)

5.30pm (Sp) 5.30pm 7.30pm

7pm

7pm

7pm

7pm 8pm 7pm

5.30pm 7pm

7pm

5.30pm

7.30pm

7.30pm

5.30pm

7pm

7.30pm

7.30pm 8pm

8pm 5.30pm

7pm Feb 4&5

5pm

Film 8pm

8pm

8pm

8pm

8pm

8.30pm

7.30pm/midnight

Dance/Physical Theatre 8pm 7pm (P) (Riv) 7pm (P) (Riv) 2pm (P) /7pm (Riv) 8pm (P)

8pm (P)

8pm

8pm

2pm/8pm

Midnight (P)

Midnight (P)

Midnight (P)

Midnight

Midnight

Midnight

9.30pm (P)

9.30pm

9.30pm

9.30pm

8pm

8pm

2pm/8pm

5pm

8.30pm (Sey) 8.30pm (Sey) 8.30pm (Sey) 5.15pm/8.30pm (Sey) 5.15pm (Sey)

Music Theatre The Giacomo Variations

Concert Hall, Sydney Opera House

4

Eddie Perfect in Misanthropology

The Famous Spiegeltent

40

Smoke & Mirrors

The Famous Spiegeltent

41

2 Dimensional Life of Her

Downstairs Theatre, Seymour Centre

29

Lah Lah's Musical Wonderland

Various: Spiegeltent (Sp); Parramatta (Par)

38

Snow on Mars

York Theatre, Seymour Centre

38

Ferrython

Sydney Harbour

56

Festival First Night

Sydney CBD

2

Festival Inside Out

Various: Parramatta (Par); Penrith (Pen)

23

Los Lobos - Summer Sounds in The Domain

The Domain

51

Midsummer Shakespeare - Symphony in The Domain

The Domain

51

Edge of Elsewhere

Campbelltown Arts Centre

22

10am-4pm

Edge of Elsewhere

4A Centre for Contemporary Asian Art

22

11am-6pm

Exposed: Photography & the Classical Nude

Nicholson Museum, The University of Sydney

24

Earth - Ho Tzu Nyen

Artspace

24

Live

Lower Sydney Town Hall

26

Your Name in Lights

Australian Museum facade

25

Hope 2011

City Recital Hall Angel Place

48

In Conversation: John Malkovich

Sydney Town Hall

49

In Conversation: Paul Kelly

The Famous Spiegeltent

49

In Conversation: Philip Glass

City Recital Hall Angel Place

49

6pm

Sydney Stories

The Sound Lounge, Seymour Centre

49

6.30pm

World Café

The Great Hall, The University of Sydney

48

Power Plant at Darling Harbour

The Chinese Garden, Darling Harbour

20

Trocadero Dance Palace

Sydney Town Hall

18

Troc Party Nights - Royal Crown Revue

Various: Sydney (S); Sutherland (Su)

19

Troc Party Nights - Orkestra del Sol

Various: Sydney (S); Parramatta (Par)

19

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8pm

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Midnight

Midnight

Midnight

Midnight

Midnight

Midnight

9.30pm

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Midnight

Midnight

Midnight

Midnight

9.30pm

9.30pm

9.30pm

9.30pm

Midnight

Midnight

7.30pm/9.30pm 7.30pm/9.30pm

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Feb 6

Family 4pm/5pm/6pm 4pm/5pm/6pm 4pm/5pm/6pm 4pm/5pm/6pm 4pm/5pm/6pm 10am/11.15am (Sp)10am/11.15am (Sp) Jan 7

11.30am (P)

2pm (P)/5pm

7pm

2pm/7pm

7pm

2pm/7pm

2pm/7pm

10am/11.15am (Sp) 10am/11.15am (Sp) 10am/11.15am (Sp)

10am/11.15am (Par) 10am/11.15am (Par)

2pm/5pm

Free 11am 3pm-11pm 8pm (Par)

8pm (Pen)

8pm 8pm

Visual Arts

Jan 4

12pm-4pm

12pm-4pm

10am-4.30pm 10am-4.30pm 10am-4.30pm 10am-4.30pm 10am-4.30pm

12pm-4pm

10am-4pm

10am-4pm

10am-4pm

10am-4pm

10am-4pm

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10am-4pm

11am-6pm

11am-6pm

11am-6pm

11am-6pm

11am-6pm

12pm-4pm 10am-4.30pm 10am-4.30pm 10am-4.30pm 10am-4.30pm 10am-4.30pm 12pm-4pm 11am-5pm

11am-7.15pm 11am-7.15pm 11am-7.15pm From 9pm

24hours

24hours

24hours

24hours

24hours

24hours

24hours

24hours

11am-5pm

11am-5pm

10am-4pm

10am-4pm

10am-4pm

10am-4pm

10am-4pm

10am-4pm

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11am-6pm

11am-6pm

11am-6pm

11am-6pm

12pm-4pm 10am-4.30pm 10am-4.30pm 10am-4.30pm 10am-4.30pm 10am-4.30pm 12pm-4pm 11am-5pm

10am-4pm

Mar 13 Mar 12

12pm-4pm

Mar 11

11am-5pm

11am-5pm

11am-5pm

11am-5pm

11am-5pm

11am-5pm

Feb 20

24hours

24hours

24hours

24hours

24hours

24hours

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24hours

24hours

24hours

24hours

24hours

24hours

24hours

The Scope 8pm 7pm 11am 6.30pm

6.30pm

6.30pm

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6.30pm door 6.30pm door 6.30pm door 6.30pm door 10pm (S)

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9pm (Par)

9pm (Par)

8pm (Su)

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Profile for Sydney Festival

Sydney Festival 2011 Program  

Sydney Festival 2011 Program  

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