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04. DAY ONE: AN OPENINg IN THREE ACTS 07. MUSIC/THEATRE 15. THEATRE 29. DANCE 35. ABOUT AN HOUR 45. MUSIC 65. PARADISO AT TOWN HALL 75. HONDA FESTIvAL gARDEN 89. vISUAL ARTS & INSTALLATIONS 97. PARRAMATTA 104. TALKS 106. FERRYTHON 108. vENUES, RESTAURANTS & BARS 112. WHERE TO STAY 114. TICKETINg 116. ACCESS 132. INDEx

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AN OpENINg IN THREE AcTs celebrate the start of Sydney Festival with a trilogy of free outdoor spectacles that spearhead a weekend full of openings, premieres and Festival events.

FUN RUN

THE ARRIVAL

THE DOMAIN

When the Greek messenger Pheidippides ran to Athens to announce the defeat of Persia in the battle of Marathon, he ran 42.2 kilometres without stopping, burst into the Athenian assembly, delivered his news and died on the spot. FUN RUN is his story.

For the duration of the Festival, Darling Harbour will be home to Florentijn Hofman’s giant bobbing artwork Rubber Duck. Join us at Cockle Bay as we celebrate the arrival of Rubber Duck with music, dance and a floating party as acclaimed director Patrick Nolan rolls out the welcome mat with a harbour spectacle befitting this gigantic arrival.

When day turns to night, it’s time to party in the park, Festival style. Grab your friends and get your groove on with a very special free concert in The Domain. Who’ll be performing? Keep an eye on the website to find out.

This athletic celebration lifts you from curious onlooker to dancing cheerleader, as our sporting hero ‘Humphrey’ runs a marathon on stage. Supported by DJs, pyrotechnics and his own dance troupe ‘Haus D Humps’, Sydneysiders are invited to join hundreds of local sports and community groups as they dance, ride, flex and cheer ‘Humps’ across the finish line.

darLING HarBOUr 2pm – 4pm

THe dOMaIN 8pm – 11pm Free sydneyfestival.org.au/dayone

Free FaMILy FrIeNdLy aNd SUITaBLe FOr aLL aGeS.

Hyde Park 9.30am – 2.30pm Free FaMILy FrIeNdLy aNd SUITaBLe FOr aLL aGeS. All areas are wheelchair accessible NO ByO aLcOHOL. NO GLaSS Food and beverages are on sale at all event sites. SF13_dAy one.epS

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“DEcORATIVE, HALLUcINOgENIc AND bOLD” FiNANCiAl TiMES

sEMELE WALk kUNSTFeSTSPIeLe HerreNHaUSeN GErMANy

A SHoW By LUdGer eNGeLS CouTurE By vIvIeNNe weSTwOOd MuSiC By GeOrGe FrIderIc HaNdeL Take a walk on the wild side as high heels, billowing gowns and Handel collide in spectacular fashion.

vivienne Westwood’s outrageous costumes find a dramatic outlet in this bold take on Handel’s Semele. The heroine is the prototype of 20th century punk. Her descent into madness is brought to life on a gleaming white runway adorned with pouting models in gold boots, silk crinolines and extravagant earrings. Jupiter appears in sequinned kilt and diamond-studded socks as befitting the King of the Gods. The music is vibrant, varied and wild. The outstanding Solistenensemble Kaleidoskop joins forces with Sydney Philharmonia Choirs for a truly magical transformation of this rarely performed opera.

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SydNey TOwN HaLL January 11, 12, 14, 15 at 8pm 80mins Premium $195 A reserve $168/$150 B reserve $150/$140 C reserve $99 Sydney Festival 1300 668 812 Ticketmaster 1300 723 038 sydneyfestival.org.au/semele

Tactile tour and audio description of the set and costumes with synopsis of the production (performance not described): January 15 at 6pm, prior to the 8pm performance. Please refer to pg 116 for accessible booking information.

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THE pEONY pAVILION & THE JADE HAIRpIN THe NOrTHerN kUNqU OPera THeaTre CHINA

Unrequited love, life after death, disinterment, failing exams and hiding in convents all feature in these classic Chinese operas. Kunqu is one of the oldest and most refined styles of Chinese opera. It is regarded as the ‘mother’ of Chinese theatre, having spawned many other forms, and is listed as one of UNESCO’s Masterpieces of the Oral and Intangible Heritage of Humanity. The Peony Pavilion and The Jade Hairpin combine ornate costumes and elaborate make-up with live music and exquisitely precise choreographed movement. Both star award-winning singer/ actress Wei Chunrong, widely recognised throughout China and Europe as one of Kunqu’s most distinguished artists. Buy a double pack to see both operas and save 20% on A Reserve tickets.

THe PeONy PavILION Created during the Ming Dynasty, this masterpiece has endured as a classic of Kunqu. The passionate story of the impoverished yet bright Liu Mengmei and the Nanan Governor’s privileged daughter Du Liniang comes vibrantly into play through love, death, dreams and a visit from the Lord of the Underworld.

THe Jade HaIrPIN In this love story, the main character Pan Bizheng, after failing his exams, runs shamefaced to his aunt’s nunnery where he meets Chen Miachang, a Taoist nun, who has her own reasons for hiding in a convent. The two fall hopelessly in love, but must overcome obstacles of re-sitting exams and true identity before they can be together.

draMa THeaTre SydNey OPera HOUSe January 24, 26 at 7.15pm 2hrs 30mins no interval

draMa THeaTre SydNey OPera HOUSe January 25 at 7.15pm January 26 at 2pm 2hrs 25mins no interval

Premium $95 A Reserve $75/$65 Double pack $60/$52 Multipack discount see pg 114 Sydney Opera House 02 9250 7777 Sydney Festival 1300 668 812 sydneyfestival.org.au/peony Performed in Mandarin with English surtitles

Premium $95 A Reserve $75/$65 Double pack $60/$52 Multipack discount see pg 114 Sydney Opera House 02 9250 7777 Sydney Festival 1300 668 812 sydneyfestival.org.au/jade Performed in Mandarin with English surtitles

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“LA FURA HAs AN ANARcHIc ENERgY THAT RATTLEs THE gATEs OF THE pERMIssIbLE” THE AuSTrAliAN

oPErA AuSTrAliA iN ASSoCiATioN WiTH SyDNEy FESTivAl PrESENTS

A MAskED bALL OPera aUSTraLIa aNd La FUra deLS BaUS AUSTRALIA/SPAIN uN BAllo iN MASCHErA GiuSEPPE vErDi Prepare to be amazed by Spain’s La Fura dels Baus, the groundbreaking company that has staged powerful versions of Berlioz’s The Damnation of Faust and György Ligeti’s Le Grand Macabre as well as its take on Macbeth, ØBS, at Sydney Festival 2002. Innovative director Alex Ollé and designers Alfons Flores and Lluc Castells have created a striking tale of deception, disguise and fate, conducted by Andrea Molino. SF13_A MASKED BALL.EPS

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The Opera Australia collaboration is a first for Sydney ahead of seasons abroad. Acclaimed soprano Tamar Iveri and rising tenor Diego Torre make their role debuts as Amelia and Gustav III, while the outstanding José Carbó portrays Count Anckarstroem and Mariana Pentcheva plays Ulrica Arvidson. A feast for the senses. A co-production with Teatro Colon, Buenos Aires; La Monnaie, Brussels; Norwegian Opera & Ballet, Oslo.

OPera THeaTre SydNey OPera HOUSe January 16, 19, 24, 30 February 5, 8, 12 at 7.30pm January 27 at 2pm 2hrs 55mins including interval Adult $67 – $306 Concession $65 – $275 Child $44 – $144 See website for full details Sydney Festival 1300 668 812 sydneyfestival.org.au/mask Performed in Italian with English surtitles


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“O’sULLIVAN Is A sUpERb pERFORMER AND gREAT sINgER...THE sTAR Is HER sINgINg VOIcE” THE GuArDiAN

THE RApE OF LUcREcE rOyaL SHakeSPeare cOMPaNy UK

Shakespeare’s The Rape of Lucrece is a politically-charged, sexually provocative and violent thriller. Internationally acclaimed performer Camille O’Sullivan brings this rarely performed tragedy to life through story-telling and song.

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With original music played live by Feargal Murray on piano, O’Sullivan inhabits the souls of both Tarquin and Lucrece. While narrating their fates, she delivers an astonishing range of human experience contained in this dark tale that is as beautiful as it is monstrous. A recent hit at Edinburgh International Festival, Elizabeth Freestone directs this Royal Shakespeare Company production, a seamless and powerful blend of music and verse.

yOrk THeaTre SeyMOUr ceNTre January 22 – 25 at 8pm 80mins $50/$45 Multipack discount see pg 114 Seymour Centre 02 9351 7940 Sydney Festival 1300 668 812 Ticketmaster 1300 723 038 sydneyfestival.org.au/lucrece

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ERARITJARITJAkA THéÂTre vIdy-LaUSaNNe SWiTzErlAND

DirECTor AND CoMPoSER HeINer GOeBBeLS Eraritjaritjaka - museé des phrases is a spellbinding reverie about the potency of language and the imagination, inspired by the philosophical musings and diary entries of Nobel laureate Elias Canetti. Director Heiner Goebbels harnesses music, voice, movement, design and video to create a semi-surreal world to explore human vanities and foibles, urban society, the animal kingdom and the power of conformity. At the production’s beating heart is French actor André Wilms who relishes each word and brings an extraordinary intensity to the poetic images. Amsterdam’s acclaimed Mondriaan String Quartet performs Bach, Shostakovich, ravel, Bryars, Goebbels and Crumb while Belgian filmmaker SF13_ ERIRITICIKA.EPS

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Bruno Deville’s live videos enable the richly-speculative work to weave an emotionally powerful spell.

“MIND-bOggLINgLY bRILLIANT” THE HErAlD uK

Co-producers: Schauspiel Frankfurt, Spielzeiteuropa I Berliner Festspiele, Pour-Cent Culturel Migros, T&M – Odéon Théâtre de l’Europe, Wiener Festwochen. THeaTre rOyaL January 9 – 12 at 8pm January 13 at 2pm 85mins Premium $125 A reserve $99/$89 B reserve $89/$79 Multipack discount see pg 114 Ticketmaster 1300 723 038 Sydney Festival 1300 668 812 sydneyfestival.org.au/goebbels Heiner Goebbels In Conversation with Robyn Archer see pg 104. Performed in French with English surtitles.

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DIRECTOR NeIL arMFIeLd ARTISTIC ASSOCIATE STePHeN PaGe SET DESIGNER STePHeN cUrTIS COSTUME DESIGNER TeSS ScHOFIeLd LIGHTING DESIGNER Mark HOweTT COMPOSER IaIN GraNdaGe SOUND DESIGNER STeve FraNcIS WITH NaTHaNIeL deaN IaIN GraNdaGe TrevOr JaMIeSON JereMy SIMS BrUce SPeNce

Two of Australia’s most respected artists come together for the first time to adapt Kate Grenville’s award-winning novel for the stage. Directed by Neil Armfield and adapted by Andrew Bovell (When the Rain Stops Falling), this ambitious new play dramatises the story of two families divided by culture and land. Convict William Thornhill, exiled from early 19th century London, discovers the penal colony offers something he never dared to hope for: a place of his own. But he and his family find they’re not the only ones to lay a claim to the land. The banks of the Hawkesbury River are already home to the Dharug people, who are reluctant to leave on account of these intruders. As Thornhill’s attachment to the place and the dream deepens, he is driven to make a terrible decision that will haunt him for the rest of his life.

“AIN’T NOTHINg IN THIs WORLD JUsT FOR THE TAkINg... A MAN gOT TO pAY A FAIR pRIcE FOR TAkINg. MATTER OF gIVE A LITTLE, TAkE A LITTLE”

SydNey THeaTre aT waLSH Bay Previews: January 8 – 11 at 7.30pm Season: January 12 – February 9 Mon at 6.30pm Tue – Sat at 7.30pm wed at 1pm (excl. wed Feb 6 at 12.15pm) / Sat at 1.30pm 2hrs 30mins including interval Preview $80 $99 / $75 / Sat evening $105 Senior $85 / Under 30 $55 Multipack discount see pg 114 Sydney Theatre Company Box Office 02 9250 1777 Sydney Festival 1300 668 812 sydneyfestival.org.au/secret

Captioned performances January 30 at 1pm February 8 at 7.30pm Audio described performance January 26 at 1.30pm with tactile tour at 11.30am Please refer to pg 116 for booking information.

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AUSTRALIAN ExCLUSIvE

SyDNEy FESTIvAL IN ASSOCIATION WITH ARTS PROJECTS AUSTRALIA PRESENTS

URbAN cIrcOLOMBIa UK/ColoMbia

Following a sell-out run at London’s Roundhouse and seasons in Paris and on Broadway, the troupe’s gritty, no holds barred autobiographical show URBAN comes to Sydney. Set against the backdrop of Colombian city Cali, URBAN conjures the rhythm and character of dark street life and a world where life and death are inextricably linked. With spine-tingling acrobatic feats and a pulsating soundtrack, this inspiring show features an exuberant crew of highly-skilled young artists. In almost every sense the performers reach for the stars. URBAN was originally commissioned by Roundhouse London as part of CircusFest. Suitable for 10+ This production contains strobe SF13_urbAn.ePS lighting and haze. 20

rIverSIde THeaTre January 15 – 27 Tue – Fri at 7.30pm Sat 19 at 2pm & 7.30pm Sun 20, Sat 26 & Sun 27 at 2pm $58/Group (4+) $49.75 Multipack discount see pg 114 Parra Pack discount see pg 115 Riverside Theatres 02 8839 3399 Sydney Festival 1300 668 812 Ticketmaster 1300 723 038 sydneyfestival.org.au/urban

“REAL ATTITUDE AND A gREAT NIgHT OUT” THE GUARDIAN

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The visceral rawness, brazen attitude and high-voltage energy of Circolombia has put a rocket under contemporary circus.

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IN THE ERUpTIVE MODE SaBaB THeaTre KUWAIT / UK

Created by celebrated Kuwaiti writer/director Sulayman Al-Bassam, In the Eruptive Mode responds with rawness and immediacy to the promised hope of the Arab Spring and to the seismic shifts changing the face of today’s Middle East.

A series of eight short scenes explore the themes of state violence and individual freedom in the modern Arab world. Accompanied by iconic underground musician yasmine Hamdan’s live score, this production reveals the survival tactics, hopes and desires of individuals caught up in the convulsions of change. These keenly observed life affirming monologues embrace the challenges of renewal and for Al-Bassam, invite the possibility of a new dramatic genre: contemporary Arab tragedy.

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yOrk THeaTre SeyMOUr ceNTre January 8 – 11 at 8.30pm 60mins $50/$45 Multipack discount see pg 114 Seymour Centre 02 9351 7940 Sydney Festival 1300 668 812 Ticketmaster 1300 723 038 sydneyfestival.org.au/mode

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THe cONcH THeaTre FIJI / NEW zEALAND

An unlikely and touching love story between a Fijian high chief from the island of Kadavu and the daughter of Cambridge-educated schoolmasters is brought to the stage with a rich sense of heritage and pride.

“A MAgIcAL TALE OF THE pAcIFIc”

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The ancient art of Fijian Masi (tapa) cloth-making is interwoven with a romance sparked in the 1950s during a game of chess in Wellington, New zealand. Amazingly, key moments were captured by photographer Ans Westra, in a stunning set of black and white images that are the backdrop for this expressive collaboration. The Conch Theatre’s drama of loss, memory and identity is a unique work crafted by director Nina Nawalowalo (Vula), British illusionist Paul Kieve (magic advisor on the Harry Potter films) and an ensemble of six extraordinary male Fijian dancers.

evereST THeaTre SeyMOUr ceNTre January 20 at 4pm Januay 21 – 25 at 7.30pm 70mins $65/$55 Multipack discount see pg 114 Seymour Centre 02 9351 7940 Sydney Festival 1300 668 812 Ticketmaster 1300 723 038 sydneyfestival.org.au/masi

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DIRECTOR NINa NawaLOwaLO

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MURDER erTH AuSTrAliA

Barbaric acts of murder are rife in Greek tragedy and Shakespeare. Blood and gore killing sprees pervade the cinema screen and senseless slaughters dominate the evening news. How will i kill thee? let me count the ways. This is the question at the heart of a dynamic new work by visual theatre magicians Erth, inspired by Nick Cave & The Bad Seeds’ Murder Ballads. in a stark void inhabited by puppets and performers, director Scott Wright, writer raimondo Cortese and choreographer Kate Champion create a world of love, lust and death. An edgy and poetic soundtrack heightens the dark and dirty deeds while video projections plunge the audience into a mysterious and strangely alluring landscape.

THe reGINaLd THeaTre SeyMOUr ceNTre Preview: January 5 at 7.30pm Season: January 6 – 19 Tue – Sun at 7.30pm Fri – Sat also at 10pm 70mins Preview $30 $55/$50 General admission Multipack discount see pg 114 Seymour Centre 02 9351 7940 Sydney Festival 1300 668 812 Ticketmaster 1300 723 038 sydneyfestival.org.au/murder

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Nerds were heroes in 1980s pop culture films, and in this new work by Windmill Theatre (The Wizard of Oz, Clockwork Forest), they reign supreme once again. A sell-out at the 2012 Adelaide Festival, School Dance mashes together BMx heroics, Smurfs and power ballads to create some gloriously goofy and – for those with long memories – achingly real comedy.

Set in the special kind of hell that is the school dance, it follows three awkward teens on their hormone-fuelled quest for social acceptability. Directed by Rosemary Myers, the show stars writer Matthew Whittet, designer Jonathon Oxlade and composer Luke Smiles who star in the show alongside Amber McMahon. They have drawn inspiration from the films of John Hughes and created a nostalgic but boisterous theatrical gem.

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wHarF 1 THeaTre SydNey THeaTre cOMPaNy Preview: January 10 at 7pm Season: January 11 – February 3 Tue – Sat at 7pm Sat – Sun at 2pm wed at 1pm 75mins no interval Preview $45 $60 / $40 / Sat evening $65 Senior $50 Sydney Theatre Company Box Office 02 9250 1777 Sydney Festival 1300 668 812 sydneyfestival.org.au/school

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HELLO? Is IT ME YOU’RE LOOkINg FOR?

THE bLIND DATE pROJEcT rIde ON THeaTre AUSTRALIA

The premise is simple – or so it seems. A woman sits alone waiting for her date to arrive, and that date is a different performer every night. The catch? The actress, AFI award winner Bojana Novakovic, has no idea who she is about to meet.

Conceived by Bojana Novakovic and Mark Winter and directed live by Tanya Goldberg, the daringly conceived encounters are devoid of scripts or rehearsals and no two shows are ever the same. Guided only by text messages and interspersed with random songs, each performance promises to be as unpredictable as it is dangerous. This brave experiment may turn out to be humiliating, tender or totally hot.

THe karaOke kLUB SeyMOUr ceNTre January 8 – 20 Tue – Sun at 8pm Fri – Sat also at 10.30pm Thu 17 also at 10.30pm 60mins $35 General admission Multipack discount see pg 114 Seymour Centre 02 9351 7940 Sydney Festival 1300 668 812 Ticketmaster 1300 723 038 sydneyfestival.org.au/date

“A bOLD ExpERIMENT WORTH THE RIsk” THE SUNDAy AGE

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The apprehension of going on a blind date is suddenly compounded when a group of people – you the audience – gather to witness an improvised meeting between two complete strangers in a real life karaoke bar.

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RIAN FaBULOUS BeaST IRELAND

FEATURING LIaM Ó MaONLaí DIRECTOR AND CHOREOGRAPHER MIcHaeL keeGaN-dOLaN MUSICAL DIRECTOR LIaM Ó MaONLaí Joyous and exhilarating, the latest creation from Irish dance company Fabulous Beast is a thrilling evening of music and dance. For this internationally acclaimed work, director and choreographer Michael Keegan-Dolan collaborates with composer Liam Ó Maonlaí of Hothouse Flowers, drawing inspiration from Ó Maonlaí’s 2005 solo album Rian (‘mark’ or ‘trace’ in Gaelic). In a dynamic celebration of Ireland’s roots and traditions, Celtic sounds are mixed with elements of West African music, as eight dancers from around the world unite with five of Ireland’s top musicians.

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There is reverie and release as the music propels the dancers across the stage, empowering them to make their mark. Co-produced by Fabulous Beast Dance Theatre and Sadler’s Wells, London THeaTre rOyaL January 17 – 20, 22, 23 at 8pm 85mins Premium $99 A Reserve $85/$75 B Reserve $75/$65 Multipack discount see pg 114 Ticketmaster 1300 723 038 Sydney Festival 1300 668 812 sydneyfestival.org.au/rian

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“IT’s AN EVENINg OF bUOYANT RHYTHMs AND HAppY ATMOspHERE; IT REALLY DOEs FEEL LIkE A pARTY ON sTAgE”

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BraNcH NeBULa AUSTRALIA Part theatre, part dance, part urban street sport, Concrete and Bone Sessions is an exciting confrontation between bodies and wheels set among the concrete, cracks, curves and graffiti of a skate park. World renowned professional skaters and BMx riders rule this speed bowl – made super-human by their wheels. Pitted against them, parkourists, breakers and dancers fight for survival in a contest of wit, speed and virtuosity.

Jack SHaNaHaN reServe (dULwIcH HILL SkaTe Park) Previews: January 9, 10 at 7pm Season: January 11 – 13, 15 – 19 at 7pm 60mins $40/$35/under 16’s $25 No seating Multipack discount see pg 114 Sydney Festival 1300 668 812 Ticketmaster 1300 723 038 sydneyfestival.org.au/concrete

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As the sun goes down, the inhabitants of the park flirt with risk and danger. From around the edges of the skate bowl, the audience watch as boundaries between body and machine become enmeshed in a new hybrid culture.

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sAcRE – THE RITE OF spRINg raIMUNd HOGHe GERMANy

Hoghe is middle-aged, hunchbacked and attired in formal clothes. De Brabandere is young, tall and wears a T-shirt and track pants. Together and apart they

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enact ritualistic movements, their mirrored gestures reinforcing their physical disparity while building a mesmerising portrait of likeness, turbulence, desire and trust. Sacre – The Rite of Spring features the adventurous Alain Franco and Guy vandromme playing Stravinsky’s own adaptation for two pianos. The music underscores and amplifies the play of opposites in ways that are idiosyncratic, sensuous and spiritual.

carrIaGewOrkS Bay 17 January 5 – 8 at 8pm 60mins $50/$45 General admission Multipack discount see pg 114 Ticketmaster 1300 723 038 Sydney Festival 1300 668 812 sydneyfestival.org.au/rite Guy Vandromme and Alain Franco also perform in Satie vexations. See pg 59. Photo: Rosa Frank

German writer turned choreographer Raimund Hoghe has created an intimate fusion of theatre and dance based on Igor Stravinsky’s Le Sacre du Printemps, in which he and Lorenzo de Brabandere form an unlikely partnership.


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ABOUT AN HOUR.

THIs Is OUR cITY IN AbOUT AN HOUR.

About an Hour is back for an action-packed long weekend at Carriageworks. With 45 perfectly priced performances over three days and a great line-up of free events, you don’t want to miss our festival within the Festival. All ticketed events $35 Presented in association with Carriageworks

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“LEgs ON THE WALL cOMbINE INTELLIgENcE AND IMAgINATION WITH FIERcE pHYsIcALITY” SyDNEy MorNiNG HErAlD

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Leading Australian guitarist Stefan Gregory re-imagines the composer’s 7th Symphony as a solo live score to accompany Legs On The Wall’s latest creation.

Directed by Patrick Nolan, the collaboration amplifies the jazz-like connection between physical performance, music and video. One can overtake the other at any moment in this intuitive and exciting celebration of Beethoven’s melodic brilliance. Performers Matt Cornell, Dean Cross, Amy Macpherson and Rhiannon Spratling are each highlighted in the four movements, enriched by video artist Andrew Wholley’s imagery. Created with the support of NORPA.

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This production contains strobe and haze.

carrIaGewOrkS Bay 20 January 11 at 8pm January 12, 13 at 1pm & 8.30pm January 15 at 9.30pm January 16 at 6.30pm & 9.30pm 60mins $35 General admission Multipack discount see pg 114 Ticketmaster 1300 723 038 Sydney Festival 1300 668 812 sydneyfestival.org.au/legs

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The dynamic changes, cascading patterns and dance-like rhythms of Beethoven’s music come into exhilarating play in Symphony.


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Set in the belly of a whale, the audience is cast adrift in life-boats to be fully immersed in stories, myths and siren songs about gut feelings, memories, love and survival.

Show creators Leslie Hill and Helen Paris collaborate with filmmaker Andrew Kotting, composer Graeme Miller and chanteuse Claudia Barton to craft a magical world in which to contemplate the intricacy, beauty, fragility and wonder of life. This Festival gem also features two local octogenarians who are still truly, madly, deeply in love.

carrIaGewOrkS Bay 19 January 11 at 5pm, 6.30pm, 8pm & 9.30pm January 12, 13 at 4pm, 5.30pm, 7pm & 8.30pm 50mins $35 General admission Ticketmaster 1300 723 038 sydneyfestival.org.au/moment Wheelchair users can enjoy the show seated outside a life-boat. Please let us know your requirements when you book. See pg 116 for access booking information.

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A highly original and haunting performance installation that blurs the boundaries of film, music and live action.

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As THE FLAMEs ROsE WE DANcED TO THE sIRENs, THE sIRENs SLeePwaLk cOLLecTIve UK/SPAIN

This one-woman tragi-comedy features a filmic femme fatale and blends cut-up B-movies and vintage cinema with dense poetic text and an ominous and affecting soundtrack. It’s an upclose encounter that’s intensely private, wildly melodramatic and provocative. As The Flames Rose... plays fast and loose with pop culture conventions and clichés.

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carrIaGewOrkS Track 8 January 11 at 10pm January 12 at 7pm January 13 at 2pm & 9.30pm January 14 at 9pm January 15 at 6.30pm & 9.30pm 60mins $35 General admission Multipack discount see pg 114 Ticketmaster 1300 723 038 Sydney Festival 1300 668 812 sydneyfestival.org.au/flames Photo: Futura Tittaferrante

Spain’s experimental and edgy Sleepwalk Collective delves unashamedly and ruthlessly into the mysteries, ambiguities and complexities of human relationships.


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LIgETI MORpHED eNSeMBLe OFFSPrING wITH OreN aMBarcHI aNd MarTIN NG AUSTRALIA

Join Sydney’s champions of contemporary classical music Ensemble Offspring and underground electronic duo Oren Ambarchi and Martin Ng to find out. Using the music of György Ligeti as inspiration, the artists fuse the acoustic world with the electronic in a series of strikingly original works.

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These aural tapestries are interspersed with bold reinventions of the Ligeti canon, from a doublemarimba version of the classic Continuum to an ensemble rewrite of one of his Ètudes and finally the monolithic Atmospheres.

“RAzOR-sHARp pREcIsION… AND THRILLINg VIRTUOsITY” THE AUSTRALIAN (ON ENSEMBLE OFFSPRING)

carrIaGewOrkS Track 8 January 11 at 5pm January 12 at 10pm January 13 at 11.30am 60mins $35 General admission Ticketmaster 1300 723 038 Sydney Festival 1300 668 812 sydneyfestival.org.au/ligeti

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What happens when you tackle the vast textures of Ligeti’s masterwork Atmospheres with strings, percussion, electric guitar and turntables?

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IT’s DARk OUTsIDE PerTH THeaTre cOMPaNy AUSTRALIA

As the sun sets he is swept up in a surreal western, on the run from a mysterious tracker hell-bent on hunting him down. The world around him crumbles, revealing that he cannot hide from everything.

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Created and performed by Tim Watts, Arielle Gray and Chris Isaacs, this exploration of dementia is told through puppetry, mask, animation and live performance with a haunting score from Rachael Dease.

carrIaGewOrkS Bay 20 January 11 at 5.30pm January 12, 13 at 3.30pm & 6pm January 14, 17 at 7pm & 9.30pm January 15 at 7pm 60mins $35 General admission Multipack discount see pg 114 Ticketmaster 1300 723 038 Sydney Festival 1300 668 812 sydneyfestival.org.au/dark Photo: Richard Jefferson

From the creators of multi-award winning production The Adventures of Alvin Sputnik: Deep Sea Explorer comes this heartfelt adventure of an old man wandering into the wild.

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OTHELLO c’EsT QUI GINTerSdOrFer / kLaßeN GERMANy

Of all the roles for black actors in the western world, Othello is by far the most powerful and legendary. yet Shakespeare’s famous Moor is barely known in Africa. Across this cultural divide, Ivory Coast-born performer Franck Edmond yao and German actress Cornelia Dörr unite to interrogate the confrontational world of Othello and Desdemona. Sharp, political and sensual, Othello c’est qui (Othello who’s that) is a liberating exploration of cultural clichés and boundaries.

The actors reveal their distinctly expressive playing styles as they parody traditional Othello performances with candour. Together they pull apart themes of colonialism, migration, religion and politics in an urgent, seemingly improvised way. This award-winning production creates a tough yet moving portrait of prejudice and the theatre itself.

“A sLIck, cLEVER pRODUcTION”

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carrIaGewOrkS Track 8 January 11 at 7.30pm January 12 at 2pm & 4.30pm January 13 at 4.30pm & 7pm January 14 at 6.30pm 70mins $35 General admission Ticketmaster 1300 723 038 Sydney Festival 1300 668 812 sydneyfestival.org.au/othello

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Orphaned as youngsters, the siblings found refuge in a Berlin squat and have never looked back on their wild, liberating, high wattage ride.

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Described as a sonic collision between The B-52s, Kraftwerk and early Ramones, Die Roten Punkte are dramatically dynamic, irreverent and ridiculously entertaining. This production contains haze.

carrIaGewOrkS Bay 20 January 11, 12 at 10.30pm 60mins $35 General admission Ticketmaster 1300 723 038 Sydney Festival 1300 668 812 sydneyfestival.org.au/kunst

“INTENsELY FUNNY” THE AGE

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The award winning Die Roten Punkte (The Red Dots) are set to blitz Sydney with their anarchic blend of rock’n’roll cabaret. Utterly dysfunctional brother and sister duo Otto and Astrid Rot present a unique combination of shrewd satire, physical comedy, catchy pop songs and angular art rock.

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MIcRO pARks AUSTRALIA

Often sited on housing blocks, these miniscule public spaces are puzzlingly small and sometimes under-utilised by their local communities. Over three afternoons, Micro Parks invites you to experience some of Australia’s most exciting visual and performing artists transform four of these parks.

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Artists including Martin del Amo, Kate Mitchell and Sarah Goffman create suburban dance odysseys, surprising installations and heroic durational performances in these petite places. Pick up a map from the Micro Parks station at Carriageworks and embark on a self-guided tour through the surrounding neighbourhood.

ParkS are SITUaTed THrOUGHOUT NewTOwN aNd erSkINevILLe collect a map from carriageworks January 11 – 13 2pm to 7pm Free Sites, times and accessibility information will be announced on sydneyfestival.org.au/micro Photo: blood & Thunder

Dotted through Sydney’s Inner West is an array of mysteriously tiny parks.

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“JON ROsE Is pRObAbLY THE MOsT cONTROVERsIAL FIgURE INVOLVED IN sERIOUs MUsIc IN THIs cOUNTRY. A TREMENDOUs MUsIcIAN” SyDNEy MorNiNG HErAlD

SyDNEy FESTivAl AND PErForMANCE SPACE PrESENT

WREck JON rOSe AUSTRALIA

The sight of a rusting car wreck is as potent an image of the Australian outback as a lone skeletal tree springing out of desert sands. Winner of the 2012 Don Banks Award for his contribution to Australian music, composer/ artist Jon Rose has transformed a decaying vehicle from the mining town of White Cliffs into a unique and quirky multimedia experience.

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Joined by innovative sound artists Claire Edwardes and Erkki veltheim, Rose literally ‘plays’ the car, as both musical instrument and transmitter. The work amplifies the pounding metallic rhythms, rattles and hums and creaking sounds of this once-stranded wreck in a dynamic and, at times, deafening installation/performance of sonic vibrations, musical intensity and video comprising 100 outback car wrecks. Bring your earplugs.

carrIaGewOrkS Track 12 January 11 – 17 Installation open: 10am – 6pm Musical performances: January 11 at 7.30pm & 9pm January 12, 13 at 6.30pm & 8pm Free sydneyfestival.org.au/wreck

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“THE ALL-TIME gREAT scIENcE FIcTION FILM” JAMES CAMEroN, DirECTor

2001: A spAcE ODYssEY THe SydNey SyMPHONy AND SydNey PHILHarMONIa cHOIrS CONDUCTOR aNdré de rIdder

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2001: A Space Odyssey is arguably the most perfect marriage of visuals and sound in cinema history, and recently made it into Sight & Sound’s top ten Greatest Films of All Time. Experience Stanley Kubrick’s ground-breaking masterpiece with the dramatic power of a live soundtrack from the Sydney Symphony and Sydney Philharmonia Choirs, and be transported on an unforgettable journey to the infinite beyond. The conjunction of music with image is stunning: a black monolith and the swirling, disembodied voices of Ligeti’s Requiem; the ominous fanfare to Richard Strauss’ Also Sprach Zarathustra signalling evolution; and the graceful descent of spacecraft, waltzing through the inky darkness to Johann Strauss’The Blue Danube.

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SyDNEy FESTIvAL AND SyDNEy OPERA HOUSE PRESENT

Operatic in scope, 2001: A Space Odyssey demands to be seen on the big screen, complete with spectacular live music conducted by the internationally renowned André De Ridder. A live presentation in association with Warner Bros., Southbank Centre and British Film Institute.

cONcerT HaLL SydNey OPera HOUSe January 24, 25 at 7pm 3hrs including interval Premium $130 A Reserve $100/$90 B Reserve $90/$80 C Reserve $70/$65 D Reserve $60/$55 Multipack discount see pg 114 Sydney Opera House 02 9250 7777 Sydney Festival 1300 668 812 sydneyfestival.org.au/2001 Audio described performance January 25 at 7.30pm Please refer to pg 116 for accessible booking information.

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MUSIC. Happenstance brought David Byrne (ex Talking Heads) and St. vincent (aka Annie Clark) together, but their new collaboration Love This Giant feels more like fate. The New york City based duo has spent the past three years in a creative dialogue that has resulted in a work that is brash and, quite literally, brassy. Sometimes Byrne and Clark trade verses, at others they sing in unison. like friends who can finish each other’s sentences, when one takes the spotlight alone it’s often with words that the other provided. Backed by a brass band in lieu of a traditional rock line-up, the pair brings their boundaryerasing mix of melody, colour and sound to the State Theatre. STaTe THeaTre January 17, 18 at 8pm A reserve $109/$99 B reserve $95/$85 Multipack discount see pg 114 Ticketmaster 1300 723 038 Sydney Festival 1300 668 812 sydneyfestival.org.au/giant

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ROkIA TRAORé sINg – DANcE – DREAM Mali

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MUSIC. Mali’s Rokia Traoré proves why she is one of the most adventurous singer/songwriters in Africa. The versatile Traoré presents three specially-curated events, Sing – Dance – Dream (Donguili – Donke – Damou), each performed in a different venue with a distinct repertoire and musical backing. While all three events are derived from various elements of Malian music, culture and tradition, each program takes a very different path, with the only common element being Traoré and her glorious voice. Commissioned by Barbican, London as part of the London Festival 2012.

“TRAORé’s RIcH AND MEsMERIzINg VOIcE, REgAL bEARINg AND FLUID MOVEMENT HAs ENcHANTED cRITIcs”

dreaM (daMOU) An intimate and acoustic evening in music and traditional storytelling featuring kora, n’goni and voice, within the magical Famous Spiegeltent. THe FaMOUS SPIeGeLTeNT 18+ (licensed venue) January 13 at 5pm

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$48 General admission Sydney Festival 1300 668 812 Ticketmaster 1300 723 038 sydneyfestival.org.au/rokia1

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daNce (dONke) Traoré leads a stellar band in a potent celebration of African rock, blues and dance based around songs from her forthcoming John Parish-produced album. ParadISO aT TOwN HaLL 18+ (licensed venue) January 18 at 8pm

SING (dONGUILI) Traoré straps on her vintage Gretsch guitar and joins a supergroup of UK and European musicians, together with emerging African artists, to collaborate on repertoire developed at the music institute she founded in Mali. cITy recITaL HaLL aNGeL PLace January 20 at 7.30pm A Reserve $65/$60 B Reserve $55/$50 C Reserve $45/$40 Multipack discount see pg 114 City Recital Hall 02 8256 2222 Sydney Festival 1300 668 812 sydneyfestival.org.au/rokia3 All venues are wheelchair accessible

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sANDgLAssEs . . JUSTe JaNULyTe LITHUANIA

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This mesmerising music is visualised through riveting images and light effects projected onto translucent cylinder screens that encircle the four cellists. Sand falls, the winds whirl around us, and we are gently submerged in the relentless accumulation of time.

cITy recITaL HaLL aNGeL PLace January 12 at 7.30pm 60mins A Reserve $45/$40 B Reserve $40/$35 C Reserve $35/$30 Multipack discount see pg 114 City Recital Hall 02 8256 2222 Sydney Festival 1300 668 812 sydneyfestival.org.au/sand Photo: Philippe Stirnweiss

. Lithuanian composer Juste . Janulyte’s Sandglasses is a transcendent work that fuses the playing of four amplified cellists with light, video and electronic sounds. The cellos are recorded live, looped and layered with electronics, building from subtle drones to a profound crescendo.


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“A gORgEOUs pIEcE OF ExQUIsITELY ORcHEsTRATED pOp MUsIc, A MODERN VARIANT OF THE bEAcH bOYs’ Pet SounDS”

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France’s national jazz orchestra pays homage to the venerable sage of British art rock, Robert Wyatt, with a live rendition of the acclaimed 2009 album, Around Robert Wyatt. Wyatt’s music is possessed of a spellbinding melancholy, yet is avowedly humanistic and politically charged. For its Australian premiere, the Grammy-nominated 10-piece ensemble explores the subtleties of Wyatt’s intriguing songbook with joyous music that defies genre definitions, including renditions of ‘Shipbuilding’, ‘PLA’, and ‘Alifib’ from SF13_orcheStrA nj.epS Rock Bottom. 1974’s masterful

Filmmaker Antoine Carlier completes the performance with projections that act as a poetic backdrop to this orchestral journey.

cONcerT HaLL THe cONcOUrSe, cHaTSwOOd January 16 at 7.30pm 90mins

cITy recITaL HaLL aNGeL PLace January 15 at 7.30pm 90mins

A Reserve $70/$65 B Reserve $60/$55 Multipack discount see pg 114 Ticketek 1300 795 012 Sydney Festival 1300 668 812 sydneyfestival.org.au/onj2

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“VIsIONARY” MoJo

THE WATERbOYs UK/IRELAND

On their long-awaited first visit to Sydney, Mike Scott and The Waterboys perform An Appointment with Mr Yeats, a tribute to poet and mystic WB yeats, along with favourites from the band’s acclaimed 30-year career.

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Scott describes yeats’ words as “precise, elegant, and a gift to sing” and the project is the culmination of a decades-long dream to take the work of Ireland’s most revered poet and place it in a rock‘n’roll context. Far from a polite interpretation, Scott and his bandmates breathe fire and Telecaster-driven fervour into yeats’ poems.

STaTe THeaTre January 23 at 8pm A Reserve $89/$79 B Reserve $79/$69 Multipack discount see pg 114 Ticketmaster 1300 723 038 Sydney Festival 1300 668 812 sydneyfestival.org.au/yeats

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DIRTY pROJEcTORs USA

“THE MUsIc, IN ALL OF ITs INTRIcAcY, JUsT sEEMs TO MAkE sENsE IN THE IMMEDIATE WAY THAT ALL gREAT pOp MUsIc DOEs” vARIETy

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The band’s intricate rhythms, knotty arrangements and layered vocals have been intensively rehearsed. The results are jaw-dropping live interplay without losing the band’s distinct personality and technical spontaneity. Expect ecstatic convolutions of rock, Afro-pop and orchestration when Dirty Projectors fill the Sydney Opera House Concert Hall with their strange and beautiful sounds.

cONcerT HaLL SydNey OPera HOUSe January 21 at 8pm Premium $85 A Reserve $75/$65 B Reserve $65/$55 C Reserve $55/$45 Multipack discount see pg 114 Sydney Opera House 02 9250 7777 Sydney Festival 1300 668 812 sydneyfestival.org.au/dirty Photo: Jason Frank Rothenberg

Dirty Projectors’ acclaimed latest album Swing Lo Magellan is a collection of moments: accidental, fortuitous, spontaneous. Band leader David Longstreth’s idiosyncratic songwriting is at times explosive and anthemic, at others tender and disarming.

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“YOU HAVE TO LET gO OF THE pAIN AND gET ON WITH LIFE. FORgET YOUR TROUbLEs FOR A WHILE AND gET Up AND DANcE. IT’s A cELEbRATION OF LIFE AND gOOD MEDIcINE sTRAIgHT INTO THE bLOODsTREAM” ArCHiE roACH

ARcHIE ROAcH AUSTRALIA

Joining Archie are Jack Charles, Radical Son (I Am Eora, Sydney Archie Roach has always sung from Festival 2012) and Emma Donovan life. His songs map a hard journey (Walk a Mile in My Shoes, Sydney from enforced foster care to petty Festival 2012). crime, alcoholism, homelessness ILBIJERRI Theatre Company’s and, ultimately, redemption through Rachael Maza (Foley, Jack music in the company of his soul Charles V The Crown) and Isaac mate, the late Ruby Hunter. Drandic (Coranderrk) direct the Recent years have seen Archie performance, which also features suffer a number of hardships, but a 13-piece music ensemble he’s dug deep to find his inner directed by Craig Pilkington strength, lifting himself and others (producer of Archie’s new album), up through song. He now turns and a 10-voice gospel choir led his tale of perseverance into a by Lou Bennett (Black Arm Band, gospel-infused experience in the Tiddas). magnificent State Theatre. The choir and ensemble act as a Greek chorus, sharing Archie’s load, SF13_into the blood StreAm.epS transforming Into The Bloodstream into a heartfelt journey for us all. 56

STaTe THeaTre January 25 at 8pm A Reserve $70/$60 B Reserve $60/$55 Multipack discount see pg 114 Ticketmaster 1300 723 038 Sydney Festival 1300 668 812 sydneyfestival.org.au/archie

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sINg THE TRUTH aNGéLIqUe kIdJO, dIaNNe reeveS aNd LIzz wrIGHT USA

Angélique Kidjo, Dianne Reeves and Lizz Wright lead a remarkable ensemble in paying tribute to the women who have stirred their hearts and inspired their careers - Billie Holiday, Odetta, Abbey Lincoln and Miriam Makeba along with more recent muses including Joni Mitchell, Ani DiFranco and Lauryn Hill. Sing The Truth will also, of course, feature original material from the three divine divas.

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Developed from the tribute to Nina Simone (Sydney Opera House, 2010), Sing The Truth is an inspiring and powerful event.

“A spEcTAcULAR sHOW THAT cLEARLY ExHAUsTED, sURpRIsED AND THRILLED ITs pARTIcIpANTs As WELL As ITs AUDIENcE” THE GUARDIAN

STaTe THeaTre January 14, 15 at 8pm A Reserve $115/$105 B Reserve $105/$95 Multipack discount see pg 114 Ticketmaster 1300 723 038 Sydney Festival 1300 668 812 sydneyfestival.org.au/sing angélique Kidjo photo: Nabil Elderkin, Dianne Reeves photo: Christian lantry

An unstoppable, uplifting tour de force, Sing The Truth is a dazzling evening of passionate song that honours the music and spirit of the great women of music.

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kALEIDOskOp GERMANy

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Kaleidoskop wants you to hear things differently, so pay attention to the murmured secrets of their strings as they veer between the classic and the contemporary, the experimental and the orthodox – W.F. Bach, C.P.E. Bach, Purcell, Ikeda, Dillon and Saunders – in a program that explores the landscape of dreams.

cITy recITaL HaLL aNGeL PLace January 16 at 8pm 75mins A Reserve $70/$65 B Reserve $60/$55 C Reserve $50/$45 Multipack discount see pg 114 City Recital Hall 02 8256 2222 Sydney Festival 1300 668 812 sydneyfestival.org.au/kaleidoskop

“THEY AppEAR TO MELT INTO A sINgLE ENORMOUs sTRINg INsTRUMENT. VIsUAL REALITY AND HEARD ILLUsION bLUR TOgETHER” RBB KULTURRADIO

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Kaleidoskop is on a mission to transform the traditional concertgoing experience. Founded by cellist Michael Rauter and conductor Julian Kuerti, this young chamber orchestra from Berlin respects musical history but experiments with context.


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Pianists Guy vandromme and Alain Franco take on the rare challenge of performing Erik Satie’s Vexations, a proto-minimalist motif that anticipates Reich, Riley and Glass by almost 70 years. If performed in full to Satie’s mischievous instructions – that it should be played 840 times – the concert would last more than 18 hours. For their Sydney visit, vandromme and Franco perform two sets of 42 repetitions on grand pianos arranged tail-to-tail, alternating each repetition, with each set lasting about an hour. SF13_SAtie vexAtionS.epS

Is Vexations a mantra, riddle, experiment or parody? Satie wouldn’t say, but the experience transcends any formal or theoretical origins, soaring beyond mere enigma or endurance test as pure “floating, sculptured sound” (The New York Times). Join us for complimentary wine at interval, selected to match the musical journey. Restricted to 18+

cONcerT HaLL THe cONcOUrSe, cHaTSwOOd January 9 at 7.30pm 2hrs 30mins including interval $55/$48 Multipack discount see pg 114 Ticketek 1300 795 012 Sydney Festival 1300 668 812 sydneyfestival.org.au/vex Guy Vandromme and Alain Franco also perform in Sacre – The Rite of Spring. See pg 34.

“(VexationS) bREAks DOWN THE bARRIERs bETWEEN pOssIbILITY AND cONVENTION” JOHN CALE

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NAVIcULA INDONESIA

Formed in 1996, these Balinese grungers do a mind-blowing live set, their tight musicianship matched by their unwavering commitment to the environmental issues affecting their homeland. Throw on your Docs, practice your best air guitar and get ready for a proper night out with the green grunge gentlemen.

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MaNNING Bar UNIverSITy OF SydNey January 10 at 8pm $35 Standing tickets only Sydney Festival 1300 668 812 oztix.com.au sydneyfestival.org.au/navicula

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Winners of the 2012 RØDE Rocks! International Band Competition, Indonesia’s Navicula bring their raw rock sound and inspiring message to Sydney University’s Manning Bar for one blistering night.


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Surfers, runners and early starters are in for a treat as Russian horn player Arkady Shilkloper brings his giant alphorn to iconic Sydney sites for a series of dawn callings.

A masterful performer, Shilkloper has played solo and with Moscow Art Trio (Sydney Festival 2009), the vienna Art Orchestra and many more.

Free Sites, times and accessibility information will be announced on sydneyfestival.org.au/dawn

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These serenades to the sun will take place on beaches, ferries and city sites in the early hours, as Shilkloper helps you greet the new day.

varIOUS LOcaTIONS acrOSS SydNey January 6, 9 – 13 & 16 – 20 at sunrise 20mins

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NO Need TO ByO! Food and drinks will be available from early afternoon through to the end of the evening. dO BrING sunscreen, water and a hat.

Summer in Sydney wouldn’t be the same without our muchloved free outdoor concerts where you can bring a picnic, share great music with friends and enjoy the very best Festival atmosphere.

Leave THe car aT HOMe For detailed public transport information visit 131500.com.au or call 131 500. rIde yOUr BIke Bike racks will be available at The Domain.


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SydNey SyMPHONy CONDUCTOR aNdré de rIdder

Join thousands of Sydneysiders at The Domain to see singing stars Angélique Kidjo, Dianne Reeves and Lizz Wright, together with the Sing The Truth band, performing classics by their favourite female songwriters, as well as from their own much-loved catalogues. Encompassing jazz, gospel, blues, folk, world and R&B, this inspiring concert offers something for all tastes, and it’s absolutely free.

Kick back and enjoy iconic classical music from Stanley Kubrick’s cinematic masterpieces. Enjoy the thrilling and evocative music of Rossini, Bach, Purcell, Khachaturian and Elgar featured in A Clockwork Orange, Barry Lyndon, Eyes Wide Shut, 2001: A Space Odyssey and The Shining.

Sing The Truth is also performed at the State Theatre, see pg 57.

2001: A Space Odyssey will be accompanied live by Sydney Symphony and Sydney Philharmonia Choirs, screened at Sydney Opera House, see pg 46 – 47.

THe dOMaIN January 12 at 8pm

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Bring your friends and family for a night of soulful music under the stars at Summer Sounds in The Domain.

This concert includes performances by acclaimed soloists with the Sydney Symphony under the baton of renowned conductor André de Ridder.

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PARADISO AT TOWN HALL. Taking its name from the iconic Amsterdam rock venue Paradiso, Sydney Town Hall is transformed into your new favourite destination in the heart of the city. ParadISO aT TOwN HaLL Doors open at 8pm* for ticketed shows Free entry after 11.30pm 18+ venue Bar snacks available ParadISO Terrace Bar Doors open at 5.30pm Free entry light hot meals available open till late SydNey TOwN HaLL 483 George St, Sydney (entry to Paradiso via Druitt Street) *exception see pg 67

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DARsHAN JEsRANI(METRO AREA( & DANIEL WANg USA

Darshan Jesrani has had a huge impact on today’s disco and house scenes. Alongside fellow Metro Area producer Morgan Geist, he was crucial in shaping the genre’s revival in the early 2000s – the duo’s influence is still incredibly palpable.

Where to begin with Daniel Wang? He established his leftfield disco label Balihu in the early ‘90s, laying the groundwork for many of today’s biggest names, and his legendary DJ sets have inspired countless dancefloors around the world. Wang’s music– both as a producer and a performer – is playful, adventurous, thoughtful, and ALWAyS fun.

SydNey TOwN HaLL 18+ (licensed venue) January 19 at 8pm $36 Standing tickets only Multipack discount see pg 114 Sydney Festival 1300 668 812 Ticketmaster 1300 723 038 sydneyfestival.org.au/picnic

The night continues with Kali and Andy Webb.

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kAsHMERE sTAgE bAND USA

wITH THUNder SOUL dOcUMeNTary In 1967, Texan music teacher Conrad O. Johnson formed a band with his students at Kashmere High School that combined the passion of soul and the energy of funk with the dexterous arrangements of big band jazz. So began the 45-year legacy of the legendary Kashmere Stage Band, with inspirational teaching, racial pride and instrumental prowess conjuring up orchestral funk.

The band’s recordings have been collected by crate-diggers, feted (and sampled) by luminaries like DJ Shadow, and reissued by respected label Stones Throw. This program combines the heartwarming, foot-stomping tribute of award-winning Kashmere Stage Band documentary Thunder Soul, narrated by Jamie Foxx, with a rare live performance by members of the reunited band. By arrangement with Funkdafied.

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SydNey TOwN HaLL 18+ (licensed venue) January 20 Thunder Soul documentary Screening at 7pm (cushions provided) kashmere Stage Band at 9pm $46 (Ticket price includes film and performance) Standing tickets only Multipack discount see pg 114 Sydney Festival 1300 668 812 Ticketmaster 1300 723 038 sydneyfestival.org.au/kashmere Also performing on January 18 at Sutherland Entertainment [SinGle] Centre 02 9521 8888

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Hailing from Southern France, Melanié Pain practiced her English as a lead vocalist with Nouvelle vague, covering indie anthems with flirtatious irreverence and breathy panache. Lately she’s added programmed beats and vintage synths to her folk-tinged retro-pop which can be heard on her second solo album, Bye Bye Manchester.

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Australia’s own Nadéah calls Paris home and has also had stints with Nouvelle vague and the loveGods. A captivating performer, she enchants audiences with her diverse range and warm, velvety voice. A night of ultra sassy French chic.

SydNey TOwN HaLL 18+ (licensed venue) January 21 at 8pm $56 Standing tickets only Multipack discount see pg 114 Sydney Festival 1300 668 812 Ticketmaster 1300 723 038 sydneyfestival.org.au/frenchy Photo: Nadeah: Natasha bidgood Melanie Pain: Marc Thirouin

So Frenchy So Chic returns, with a live showcase proving why the label is renowned for presenting France’s eclectic music scene at its vibrant and distinctive best.

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DAppLED cITIEs AUSTRALIA

THe FUTUre IS BarOqUe Sydney’s Dappled Cities celebrate a decade of music with this one-off special event. The art rock band collaborates with film composer Mark Bradshaw and a unique cast of classical musicians – including members of Australian Brandenburg Orchestra and Choir – to rearrange and re-imagine its songs in a baroque context.

The intricate melodies and complex layers found across Dappled Cities’ acclaimed four album catalogue will be explored in this genredefying performance, which sees more than 20 musicians come together in a unique stage setting. Imagine Brian Eno and David Bowie meeting Bach in the Cantina Bar of Star Wars.

SydNey TOwN HaLL 18+ (licensed venue) January 22 at 8pm $36 Standing tickets only Multipack discount see pg 114 Sydney Festival 1300 668 812 Ticketmaster 1300 723 038 sydneyfestival.org.au/dappled

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SyDNEy MORNING HERALD

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NIcOLAs JAAR USA

FBi NIGHT Twisted and moody, subtle but powerful, New york via Santiago producer Nicolas Jaar creates genre-defying, downtempo electronic music. The 22-year-old’s debut solo album Space Is Only Noise was widely hailed as one of 2011’s best records, and sees Jaar embellish experimental techno with acoustic elements like Arabic strings, echoing vocals and discordant sax, slowed to the pace of a skipping heartbeat.

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With influences including Ethiopian jazz and dub reggae, Jaar is also inspired by the likes of Erik Satie, Twin Peaks and Ry Cooder. Jaar translates his recorded sound to the live stage with aplomb, enthralling audiences and selling out shows across the globe. Also playing as part of DARKSIDE at The Famous Spiegeltent. See pg 87.

SydNey TOwN HaLL 18+ (licensed venue) January 23 at 8pm $46 Standing tickets only Multipack discount see pg 114 Sydney Festival 1300 668 812 Ticketmaster 1300 723 038 sydneyfestival.org.au/jaar

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OsAkA MONAURAIL JAPAN

SPECIAL GUESTS SaSkwaTcH Lots of bands pay tribute to the classic James Brown sound of the late ‘60s and early ‘70s, but few live and breathe it like nine-piece Japanese funk and soul band Osaka Monaurail. Dressed immaculately in the sharpest of suits and fronted by the charismatic Ryo Nakata, Osaka Monaurail’s live show features impossibly tight musicianship and flawless staging that shakes up any venue. As the band moves in unison, the horn section provides a dazzling display of twirling trumpets and bopping trombones while Nakata out GodfatherSF13_kAShmere StAGebarks bAnd.epS style vocals, laying down the slickest of dance moves.

Joining Osaka Monaurail is Melbourne nine-piece Saskwatch, famed for their bangin’ modern soul sound. An absolute feast for fans of ferocious funk.

“THERE WERE TIMEs AT THIs ExTRAORDINARY gIg WHEN I WAs cONVINcED I’D bEEN TRANspORTED TO A JAMEs bROWN cONcERT IN 1969”

SydNey TOwN HaLL 18+ (licensed venue) January 24 at 8pm $46 Standing tickets only Multipack discount see pg 114 Sydney Festival 1300 668 812 Ticketmaster 1300 723 038 sydneyfestival.org.au/osaka Also performing on January 18 at Joan Sutherland Performing Arts Centre 02 4723 7600 and January 19 at Sutherland Entertainment Centre 02 9521 8888

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ANTIpODEAN INTERpOLATIONs AUSTRALIA

Patti Smith Group guitarist Lenny Kaye’s seminal anthology of 60’s garage-rock, Nuggets, has long been regarded as defining a genre.

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The album, Nuggets: Antipodean Interpolations of the First Psychedelic Era is a tribute to the influence of this anthology on Australian rock, garage and punk. Capturing the true essence and spirit of these new Australian recordings – the sinew, the raw power, the naivety, and what Lenny described as “the relentless middle-finger drive” – this live tribute features a number of artists from Antipodean Interpolations who share the same ethos and vitality as the groups on those original discs. Artists will be announced on the Festival website closer to the show.

SydNey TOwN HaLL 18+ (licensed venue) January 25 at 8pm $36 Standing tickets only Multipack discount see pg 114 Sydney Festival 1300 668 812 Ticketmaster 1300 723 038 sydneyfestival.org.au/nuggets

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FUTURE cLAssIc:

LINDsTRøM NORWAy

Going by the name Lindstrøm, Norwegian born Hans Peter Lindstrom is a multi-instrumentalist, DJ and producer. Having fast become Norway’s most notable musical export, he’s responsible for spearheading the ‘space disco’ sound across the globe alongside Prins Thomas and Todd Terje. High profile remixes for Franz Ferdinand, The Killers, Roxy Music, Doves, The Horrors and LCD Soundsystem have helped Lindstrøm enjoy a cult like status within dance music circles.

A three time Spellemannsprisen (Norwegian Grammys) winner, Lindstrøm will have your feet firmly on the Paradiso Town Hall dancefloor. With support from Future Classic DJs and more to be announced, don’t miss this Future Classic party as it continues into the night!

SydNey TOwN HaLL 18+ (licensed venue) January 26 at 8pm $46 Standing tickets only Multipack discount see pg 114 Sydney Festival 1300 668 812 Ticketmaster 1300 723 038 sydneyfestival.org.au/lindstrom

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RIcHARD HAWLEY UK

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A recipient of Brit Award and Mercury Prize nominations, and winner of Mojo’s Album of the year, Hawley is also much indemand as a collaborator, working with Nancy Sinatra, Elbow, Paul Weller, Shirley Bassey and Pulp. His seventh and latest album, Standing at the Sky’s Edge, balances the lugubrious crooning and spectral songwriting he is renowned for with incandescent garage-psych displaying his matchless skills as a guitarist.

SydNey TOwN HaLL 18+ (licensed venue) January 27 at 8pm $56 Standing tickets only Multipack discount see pg 114 Sydney Festival 1300 668 812 Ticketmaster 1300 723 038 sydneyfestival.org.au/hawley

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Sheffield’s finest makes his first visit to Sydney. Richard Hawley’s music mines a rich seam of Americana yet retains his English origins, evoking the ghosts of Roy Orbison, Johnny Cash and Frank Sinatra alongside Bert Jansch, Joe Meek and Dusty Springfield.

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HONDA FESTIvAL gARDEN.

THIs Is OUR cITY IN THE gARDEN.

HONda FeSTIvaL GardeN Hyde Park North Corner College & Park Streets January 5 – 27 Closed Mondays sydneyfestival.org.au/garden The Garden is an 18+ venue from 5pm. A selection of food and beverages is available.

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“THE MOsT DIVINELY DEcADENT AND DIscONcERTINg ENTERTAINMENT IN TOWN”

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cANTINA STrUT & FreT PrOdUcTION HOUSe AuSTrAliA Breathtaking acrobatics, intimate encounters, dark eroticism. Welcome to Cantina. Set in a seedy watering hole, Cantina blurs reality and fantasy, the past, present and future to explore the rapture and torment of desire through illusion, contortion, tightrope and acrobatics. in the wondrous surrounds of The Famous Spiegeltent, and with a live soundtrack played on antiquated and bizarre instruments, this is vaudeville up close.

Co-directed by Scott Maidment and Chelsea McGuffin (Smoke & Mirrors), this critically acclaimed and award-winning piece has enjoyed sold out seasons across Australia and abroad. Co-created with seven highly-skilled circus and physical theatre performers drawn from such illustrious troupes as Circus oz, acrobat, Circa and Circus Cirkor, Cantina arrives direct from a five month headline season at london’s Southbank. Brace yourself for a dark and dangerous world of faded glamour and seductive charm. This production contains haze. THe FaMOUS SPIeGeLTeNT 18+ (licensed venue) January 8 – 27 Tue, Thu, Sat, Sun at 9.30pm Fri at 11.30pm January 16 at 9.30pm January 23 at 11.30pm 60mins $65/$60 General admission Multipack discount see pg 114 Sydney Festival 1300 668 812 Ticketmaster 1300 723 038 sydneyfestival.org.au/cantina

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INsIDE FraNk wOOdLey aNd SIMON yaTeS AUSTRALIA

Caged and subjected to absurd experiments, they dream of escape. With incredible comic audacity, INSIDE is simultaneously a dystopian hell-hole and a world of hilarious and heart-breaking nonsense. A nightmare tale nestled within the enchanting mirrored surrounds of The Famous Spiegeltent, a setting that perfectly embodies the paradoxical nature of INSIDE. Beautiful and bleak. Horrifying and funny.

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“ONE OF OUR gREATEsT cOMIc TALENTs… AT ONcE DAppER AND gOOFY, WOODLEY MARRIEs cLAssIc cOMEDY scHTIck WITH cLEVER, MODERN MATERIAL”

THe FaMOUS SPIeGeLTeNT 18+ (licensed venue) Previews: January 4 at 9.30pm January 5 at 7.30pm & 9.30pm Opens: January 6 at 8pm Season: January 9 – 27 Thu – Sun at 7.30pm Fri at 7.30pm & 9.30pm January 9, 23 at 9.30pm January 15, 16 at 7.30pm Previews $60 $65/$60 Multipack discount see pg 114 Sydney Festival 1300 668 812 Ticketmaster 1300 723 038 sydneyfestival.org.au/inside

THE AGE

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An ambitious collaboration between two astounding physical performers, Frank Woodley joins forces with Simon yates for this brand new show. They are two men in prison. Two men who look and dress the same. Shaved heads, handlebar moustaches, tattoos and grubby prison clothes. They are peculiar, sweet men. Trevor is the brains. Hughie isn’t.

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sHARON VAN ETTEN Brooklyn-based Sharon van Etten and her three-piece band make their first visit to Sydney to showcase material from her celebrated third album, Tramp. Produced by The National’s Aaron Dessner, Tramp has been called “sublime” (Mojo) and “Americana’s best-kept secret... one of the musthears of 2012” (The Guardian).

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van Etten brings her arresting voice and bittersweet songs – all raw intimacy and dramatic sweep – to Sydney for three very special shows.

THe FaMOUS SPIeGeLTeNT 18+ (licensed venue) January 6 at 5pm January 8, 9 at 7pm 75mins

Assured and compelling live, van Etten delivers both power and charm in spades.

$43 General admission Sydney Festival 1300 668 812 Ticketmaster 1300 723 038 sydneyfestival.org.au/vanetten

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Ever heard flamenco drenched with reverb and rock’n’roll rhythms? Los Coronas mix an intoxicating cocktail of Link Wray-style surf twang and Spanish folk song, with atmospheric echoes of Spaghetti Western and film noir soundtracks.

An institution in their homeland of Spain, Los Coronas formed in Madrid in 1991 and have released four albums and two best-selling compilations to date. Renowned for dynamic live shows, the band regularly tours Europe and South America. Los Coronas’ distinctive blend of instrumental surf music and Hispanic flavours is like the sands of a Californian beach mingling with the Mexican desert.

THe FaMOUS SPIeGeLTeNT 18+ (licensed venue) January 11 at 5.30pm January 12 at 5pm 75mins $38 Standing tickets only Sydney Festival 1300 668 812 Ticketmaster 1300 723 038 sydneyfestival.org.au/coronas

“bRILLIANT ‘gUITARTIsTRY’ sUppORTED bY THE TRADEMARk ExcELLENcE OF THE bEsT RHYTHM sEcTION IN sURF MUsIc” SURF’S UP MAGAzINE

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With homespun neo-soul and scuffed folk-pop as her calling cards, La Havas’ Mercury Prize nominated 2012 debut album, Is Your Love Big Enough? has drawn comparisons to Lauryn Hill, Fiona Apple and Erykah Badu. La Havas’ charisma is at its most potent on stage. She recently supported Bon Iver on a tour of North America – see her while you can in the intimacy of The Famous Spiegeltent.

THe FaMOUS SPIeGeLTeNT 18+ (licensed venue) January 18 at 5.30pm January 19 at 5pm 60mins $48 General admission Sydney Festival 1300 668 812 Ticketmaster 1300 723 038 sydneyfestival.org.au/lianne1

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Lianne La Havas’ proficiency on an acoustic guitar is as impressive as her husky croon is affecting. London born and bred, the 23-year-old cites the divergent musical tastes of her Greek father and Jamaican mother as her main influences.

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NORMAN bLAkE AND JOE pERNIcE THe New MeNdIcaNTS UK/USA

Between them, Blake and Pernice have founded Teenage Fanclub, Scud Mountain Boys, BMx Bandits and Pernice Brothers. Performing together live, they delve into each other’s hefty back catalogues as well as their new material.

THe FaMOUS SPIeGeLTeNT 18+ (licensed venue) January 20 at 5pm January 25 at 5.30pm 75mins $48 General admission Sydney Festival 1300 668 812 Ticketmaster 1300 723 038 sydneyfestival.org.au/mendicants1

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Finding themselves new neighbours in Canada, Glasgowborn Norman Blake and Joe Pernice from Massachusetts began a low-key collaboration in a Toronto tavern. Their performances were marked by plenty of banter, open-tunings and sublime pop smarts. Now they bring their two-man show to The Famous Spiegeltent under the guise of their collaboration, The New Mendicants.

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yMUsIc USA

Debut LP Beautiful Mechanical includes compositions by Shara Worden (My Brightest Diamond) and Annie Clark (St. vincent) and was voted #1 classical album of 2011 by Time Out New York. yMusic ignores boundaries as it celebrates the possibilities of its instruments and ensemble.

“(yMUsIc) HAVE HELpED TO sHApE THE FUTURE OF cLAssIcAL MUsIc” FRED CHILD, NPR

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THe FaMOUS SPIeGeLTeNT 18+ (licensed venue) January 22, 23 at 7pm 75mins $38 General admission Sydney Festival 1300 668 812 Ticketmaster 1300 723 038 sydneyfestival.org.au/ymusic1

Also playing at Salon Perdu Spiegeltent, Parramatta. See pg 103. Photo: ilya Nikhamin

The go-to ensemble for some of music’s biggest names, New york’s yMusic combine virtuosity with energy. Members of the group have performed and recorded with Björk, Jay z, Dirty Projectors, Grizzly Bear, Bon Iver, Peter Gabriel, vampire Weekend and more, creating their own niche at the nexus of indie and classical. yMusic’s playing is intricate, articulate, irreverent and percussive; its performances ambitious and inspired.

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pERFUME gENIUs USA

Though stark and revealing, his songs are tender and tuneful, with a voice that bears comparison to Sufjan Stevens in its ability to be simultaneously sad and uplifting. Perfume Genius can make falsetto sound like a whispered secret, yet his live shows are renowned for their humour as much as their musical intensity.

THe FaMOUS SPIeGeLTeNT 18+ (licensed venue) January 26, 27 at 5pm 75mins $43 General admission Sydney Festival 1300 668 812 Ticketmaster 1300 723 038 sydneyfestival.org.au/perfume

“A DELIcATE cOLLEcTION OF NEAR-gOspEL sONgs FOR THE bROkENHEARTED” FILTER

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If his lyrics are any indication, Perfume Genius (Mike Hadreas) has lived a lot of life in his early years. His second album, 2012’s Put Your Back N 2 It, has been feted by reviewers for its confessional intimacy, piano-led beauty and firm grasp of identity politics. Perfume Genius’ music uncovers what we all have in common by celebrating the differences that define us.

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LATE IN THE gARDEN When you don’t want your Festival night to end, late in The Garden is your go-to venue for keeping the party vibe alive. There’s a mixed bag of free and ticketed events that span promiscuous punk, ethereal electronica and fun Festival free-for-alls.

SpiegelCluB pops up for special late night events that turn The Famous Spiegeltent into the dance floor you need to be on, while the bandstand in the Garden fills up with musical treats to have you party the summer nights away.

LaTe IN THe GardeN TIckeTS 18+ (licensed venue) General admission Sydney Festival 1300 668 812 Ticketmaster 1300 723 038 sydneyfestival.org.au/late

HOT DUb TIME MAcHINE All aboard Hot Dub Time Machine, the world’s first time travelling dance party! Travel back in time to 1954 then boogie back to 2013 with a song for each year powered by your dancing! Sold out shows across the world agree: this is the Best. Party. Ever! January 12, 19, 26 at 11.30pm Free sydneyfestival.org.au/time

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Californians Hunx and His Punx are a genre pushing punk cabaret rock band. Since the band’s first national tour of the united States alongside Jay reatard and Nobunny in 2009, Hunx and His Punx have blown audiences away with costumes, stage antics and occasional nudity. “Deliciously trashy homoerotic pop” Pitchfork January 17 at 11.30pm

HONDA FESTIvAL gARDEN.

HUNx AND HIs pUNx

$32 sydneyfestival.org.au/hunx

DARksIDE DArKSiDE is the latest EP from electronic whiz kid Nicolas Jaar and guitarist Dave Harrington. it’s a hybrid of electronic music and guitar-based sound which Nico says is “centred around a fairy i met in my dreams. And The Black Keys...” January 24 at 11.30pm $32 sydneyfestival.org.au/darkside

kRAFTWERk’s cOMpUTER WORLD

pERFORMED bY NITE JEWEL & pEANUT bUTTER WOLF Peanut Butter Wolf is Stones Throw records’ figurehead, producer and DJ, who grew up on a diet of sports, video games, girls, hip hop, and primitive mix-tapes. Nite Jewel is the alias of lo-fi songstress ramona Gonzalez. Together they perform their own interpretation of Kraftwerk’s 1981 lP, Computer World as part of the Krautrock Classics series. January 27 at 11.30pm $32 sydneyfestival.org.au/computer

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THE LIsTIEs earwOrMS AUSTRALIA

It’s an ear party and both of them are invited. In the tradition of The Goons (kids ask your parents), join The Listies in the Seagulltent as they present a crazy live podcast (parents ask your kids) recorded every day in front of your very ears.

The list of things you will see in EARWORMS: 1. Insane radio sketches 2. The world’s first Dad parade 3. Gadgets, gizmos and machines that go PING! 4. An alien attack 5. Lots of people ROFLSHALBOWCOing* *Rolling on the floor laughing so hard a little bit of wee came out

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$20 Sydney Festival 1300 668 812 Ticketmaster 1300 723 038 sydneyfestival.org.au/listies

Parental Warning: EARWORMS is Rated S for Stupid. Produced by Vanessa Rouse Suitable for kids 5 – 85.

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THe FaMOUS SPIeGeLTeNT January 15 at 12.30pm January 16 – 19 at 10am & 12.30pm

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vISUAL ARTS + MUSIC/THEATRE. INSTALLATIONS.

CARRIAGEWORKS AND 4A CENTRE FOR CONTEMPORARy ASIAN ART IN ASSOCIATION WITH SyDNEy FESTIvAL PRESENT

sONg DONg CHINA

“DEEpLY MOVINg… A WORk OF ART THAT Is EVERY bIT As MUcH AbOUT LOss As IT Is AbOUT MUcHNEss” THE NEW yORK TIMES

From his family home in Beijing, to the Museum of Modern Art in New york, Waste Not is a transformative installation by one of China’s pre-eminent artists, Song Dong. Conceived by the artist following the death of his father, the work represents his mother’s process of mourning and remembrance. Consisting of the entire contents of her house, Waste Not reflects a journey of hardship and grief, resulting in a display of personal resilience and ultimately a celebration of life. Coinciding with Waste Not is Song Dong’s Dad and Mum, Don’t Worry About Us, We are All Well, a survey of his work from the last three decades.

SONG dONG: waSTe NOT carrIaGewOrkS January 5 – March 31 10am – 6pm daily Free sydneyfestival.org.au/song1 Audio described tour January 20 at 11am Please refer to pg 116 for accessible booking information.

SONG dONG: dad aNd MUM, dON’T wOrry aBOUT US, we are aLL weLL 4a ceNTre FOr cONTeMPOrary aSIaN arT January 5 – March 30 11am – 6pm Tue – Sat Free sydneyfestival.org.au/song2

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FRANcIs bAcON Widely recognised as one of the world’s most outstanding figurative painters, Francis Bacon’s works are gutsy, controversial and unforgettable – he created some of the most vibrant and innovative paintings of the 20th century. The first major exhibition of his work to be seen in Australia now comes to to the Art Gallery of NSW, part of the Sydney International Art Series. With over 50 rare paintings, including some of Bacon’s most well-known triptychs, as well as archival material from his studio, films and photographs, the exhibition covers every decade of his career. SF13_FraNcES bacoN.EpS

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MUSIc IN THe vOId Sydney Festival presents a series of curated performances by musicians responding to Bacon’s triptychs. Artists include Arkady Shilkloper and members of Solistenensemble Kaleidoskop, Orchestre National de Jazz and yMusic. January 12, 16, 20 & 23 at 12pm 30mins (free with exhibition ticket) sydneyfestival.org.au/void

“I’VE MADE IMAgEs THE INTELLEcT WOULD NEVER MAkE.” FRANCIS BACON

arT GaLLery OF New SOUTH waLeS November 17 – February 24 Exhibition tickets $20/$15 Member $12 / Family $50 Season $40 (AGNSW only) artgallery.nsw.gov.au Sydney Festival 1300 668 812 sydneyfestival.org.au/bacon

Auslan interpreted and audio described tours and talks. Please refer to pg 116 for accessible booking information.

Francis bacon: Three studies for a self-portrait 1979-80. The Metropolitan Museum of art, New York, Jacques and Natasha Gelman Collection © The Estate of Francis bacon. DaCS/licensed by Viscopy.

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Australian Exclusive

Sydney Festival and Sydney Harbour Foreshore present

RUBBER DUCK Florentijn Hofman THE Netherlands

Surprising, whimsical and a whole lot of fun for no apparent reason. Internationally-acclaimed artist Florentijn Hofman isn’t high-brow or elitist when it comes to his urban sculptures – he wants to astonish audiences and give them a new perspective on public spaces. His sculptures are big, very big, and Rubber Duck is no exception.

Hofman takes great care in finding a suitable habitat for his largerthan-life works. Rubber Duck, he says, doesn’t discriminate and has no political connotation. “It relieves everyday tensions, as well as defining them. Its purpose is to do no more than amaze.”

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darling harbour January 5 – 23 Free sydneyfestival.org.au/duck

The bright yellow inflatable is five storeys high and five storeys wide and has been popping up in various cities around the world since 2007. Florentijn Hofman In Conversation see pg 105.

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A pilgrimage, magical mystery tour and adventure trek rolled into one, Megan Heyward’s site-specific work Notes for Walking is a rich and intriguing exploration of Middle Head Reserve near Mosman. Using GPS and location-based technologies, participants use their smartphones to find a set of short video ‘notes’ as they traverse the old naval fortifications on the headland. It is a landscape of underground mazes and spectacular views of Sydney Harbour.

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A set of image, text, video and audio fragments inform and enrich the experience, leaving the individual to look at the world beneath their feet anew. With interactive components encouraging people to take photos and leave messages, Notes for Walking draws people into a poetic journey of discovery. A Notes for Walking smartphone app will be available for iOS and Android users. Register your interest in the app at sydneyfestival.org.au/notes or download on location.

MIddLe Head reServe January 5 – 27 Open in daylight hours only Free sydneyfestival.org.au/notes Notes for Walking invites audiences into rough walking tracks and parkland. Elements of the work can also be experienced as a gallery installation at Mosman Art Gallery and online. MOSMaN arT GaLLery January 5 – 27 10am – 5pm Free


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British composer Sir Harrison Birtwistle’s extraordinary electronic work Chronometer was recorded in 1971 at Peter zinovieff’s pioneering London studio EMS. The piece comprises percussive samples constructed from meticulous recordings of Big Ben and the Wells Cathedral clock in the British Science Museum. Chronometer all but vanished when technological advances revolutionised recording and sound.

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The rediscovery of the work reads like a piece of detective fiction with a happy ending: the original quadraphonic tape restored and digitised, safeguarding it for future generations.

GeOrGeS HeIGHTS LOOkOUT MOSMaN January 5 – 27 From dawn to dusk Free sydneyfestival.org.au/chronometer

Hear the piece while lounging on a beanbag and enjoying the stunning view from Georges Heights Lookout.

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The Quiet Volume is a whispered, ‘automatic’ performance for two people at a time. Given headphones, participants are asked to follow instructions as they sit at a table with a stack of books and a notepad. Sitting side-by-side and immersed in the written word, they respond to the private rituals and space around them. Suddenly, the conjuring magic of language and the quietest sound can become vivid and mind-blowing, even deafening. Best of all, the librarian will never know.

MITcHeLL LIBrary THe STaTe LIBrary OF NSw January 7 – 25 Mon – Sat hourly from 10am – 4pm 45mins $20/$15 State Library of NSW 02 9273 1770 or bookings@sl.nsw.gov.au sydneyfestival.org.au/quiet Photo: The State library of NSW

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pARRAMATTA OpENINg pARTY The heart of Parramatta is transformed into an extravaganza that welcomes everyone to experience some of Sydney Festival’s best shows. Bring the kids and enjoy an afternoon of music and activities in and around Riverside Theatres; explore The Megaphone Project along Church Street; listen to a symphony of car stereos by composer Matthew Timmis in Car-Cophony and check out the Salon Perdu Spiegeltent in Prince Alfred Park. Over the road, Information and Cultural Exchange (ICE) opens its doors to present Tokyo Love-In’s Tablatronics. SF13_POP.EPS

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As the sun begins to set, Church Street bursts into life with the world’s largest Pyrophone, an enormous musical instrument that explodes with flames and irresistible beats. Finally, finish your night at the Parade Ground at the river’s edge where funk all-stars Kashmere Stage Band and Malian singing superstar Rokia Traoré will hold court.

ParraMaTTa cITy STreeTS aNd ParkS January 19 4pm – 11pm FaMILy FrIeNdLy aNd SUITaBLe FOr aLL aGeS Free No ByO alcohol, no glass. Food and beverages on sale throughout the event at Eat Street on Church. sydneyfestival.org.au/pop


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Arrive early for the concert and you will have time to explore Parramatta City Council’s 27th Australia Day celebrations. Watch the skies fill with hot air balloons as Aerial Carnivale takes flight from 6am. Bring the whole family along to the Big Backyard, with amusement rides, animal encounters and eco experiences in Parramatta Park from noon. Fireworks will explode in the skies above the stage following the concert.

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INTO THe BLOOdSTreaM Archie roach is celebrated as one of Australia’s most gifted artists. Since his 1990 debut Charcoal Lane, he has released a stream of remarkable albums, receiving praise from and touring with Bob Dylan, Billy Bragg, Patti Smith and more.

A born-storyteller, Archie plays songs from his new album Into the Bloodstream. He’s joined by a 13-piece music ensemble and a 10-voice gospel choir to create an uplifting and soulful performance, headlining a fantastic night of free family entertainment to close this year’s Festival in Parramatta.

THe Parade GrOUNd @ OLd kING’S January 26 at 8pm FaMILy FrIeNdLy aNd SUITaBLe FOr aLL aGeS Free No Byo alcohol, no glass. Food and non-alcoholic beverages are on sale at all event sites.

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After a sell-out run in London and seasons in Paris and on Broadway, Circolombia’s jawdropping show URBAN arrives in Sydney. A fearless, true-to-life portrayal of Colombian life and a night you wont forget in a hurry! URBAN was originally commissioned by Roundhouse London as part of CircusFest. Suitable for 10+ This production contains strobe lighting and haze.

rIverSIde THeaTre January 15 – 27 Tue – Fri at 7.30pm Sat 19 at 2pm & 7.30pm Sun 20, Sat 26 & Sun 27 at 2pm $58/ Group (4+) $49.75 Multipack discount see pg 114 Parra Pack discount see pg 115 Riverside Theatres 02 8839 3399 Sydney Festival 1300 668 812 Ticketmaster 1300 723 038 sydneyfestival.org.au/urban Photo: annemoneTaake

This January, Parramatta plays host to a talented troupe of circus performers who bring their infectious, street-style acrobatics to Riverside Theatre for two adrenalin-fuelled weeks. Circolombia is a highly-skilled team set to thrill, amaze and get pulses racing.


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After whooping up a storm across Europe, Briefs is back with an all male circus to tantalise and tease. Under the Salon Perdu Spiegeltent’s sparkling canopy, your host Shivannah, love-child of the ringmaster and the bearded lady, leads a contortion of vaudeville, burlesque, dance and clowning.

Prepare yourself for a non-stop, eye-popping riot of physicality and fun that breaks the rules, blurs the lines, and brings the notion of ‘undoing the seatbelt’ into the theatre.

“LAUgH OUT LOUD FUNNY” THE DAILy TELEGRAPH

SaLON PerdU SPIeGeLTeNT 18+ (licensed venue) January 18, 20, 22 – 26 at 9pm January 19 at 10.30pm January 27 at 7pm & 9.30pm $40 General admission Multipack discount see pg 114 Parra Pack discount see pg 115 Sydney Festival 1300 668 812 Ticketmaster 1300 723 038 Riverside Theatres 02 8839 3399 sydneyfestival.org.au/briefs

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Parramatta Festival Garden is an 18+ venue from 5pm. A selection of food and beverages is available.

SaLON PerdU TIckeTS 18+ (licensed venue) General admission Multipack discount see pg 114 Parra Pack discount see pg 115 Sydney Festival 1300 668 812 Ticketmaster 1300 723 038 riverside Theatres 02 8839 3399

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Nine-piece Melbourne-based Saskwatch take cues from the likes of James Brown and Aretha Franklin, as well as New york’s bangin’ modern soul scene. leading the pack is singer Nkechi Anele, taking audiences from the depths of heartache to overwhelming joy.

Midnight Muses is a collaboration of songs, music and stories arranged by singer/songwriter leah Flanagan, inspired by the 2005 NSW Premier’s literary Award-winning Smoke Encrypted Whispers by Sam Wagan Watson.

a beautifully crafted program will make for a magical Festival experience at Salon Perdu.

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london born and bred, 23-year-old lianne la Havas cites the divergent musical tastes of her Greek father and Jamaican mother as her main influences. With homespun neo-soul and scuffed folk-pop her calling cards, la Havas’ 2012 debut album, Is Your Love Big Enough? has drawn comparisons to lauryn Hill, Fiona Apple and Erykah Badu.

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January 22, 23 at 7pm $35 sydneyfestival.org.au/lianne2

yMUsIc New york chamber group yMusic has created its own niche at the nexus of indie and classical, ignoring boundaries as it celebrates the possibilities of its instruments and ensemble. The band’s playing is intricate, articulate, irreverent and percussive, and its members have performed and recorded with Björk, Jay z, Dirty Projectors, Grizzly Bear, Bon iver, Peter Gabriel, vampire Weekend and more. January 24, 25 at 7pm $30 sydneyfestival.org.au/ymusic2

NORMAN bLAkE AND JOE pERNIcE The New Medicants, aka Norman Blake and Joe Pernice, started out as a low key collaboration in a bar in Canada. Now, the founding members of Teenage Fanclub, Scud Mountain Boys, Pernice Brothers, BMx Bandits and more, join us in Parramatta and Sydney. January 26 at 7pm & January 27 at 5pm $35 sydneyfestival.org.au/mendicants2

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Internationally acclaimed German composer and director Heiner Goebbels joins Australian artist Robyn Archer for a conversation about his distinguished career. The recent recipient of the International Ibsen Award, Goebbels is at the forefront of contemporary performance making. His work has been presented at major festivals and venues throughout the world including Edinburgh International Arts Festival, the Barbican in London, Brooklyn Academy of Music and Festival d’Avignon in France. SF13_HEINER GOEBBELS.EPS

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He is well known to Australian audiences for his works Hashirigaki (Sydney Festival, 2004), Stifter’s Dinge (Melbourne Festival, 2010) and Black on White (Adelaide Festival, 1998) and returns to Sydney Festival with one of his most celebrated productions Eraritjaritjaka. Goebbels’ work is notable for its originality and variety, drawing from classical music, jazz and rock. He is the Artistic Director of the International Festival of the Arts Ruhrtriennale and a professor for Applied Theatre Studies at the Justus-Liebig-University in Gießen (Germany).

Robyn Archer AO is a singer, writer, director, artistic director and advocate of the arts. THeaTre rOyaL January 12 at 2pm $20/$15 General admission Multipack discount see pg 114 Ticketmaster 1300 723 038 Sydney Festival 1300 668 812 sydneyfestival.org.au/heiner

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Internationally-acclaimed Dutch visual artist Florentijn Hofman is the creator of mammoth sculptures, many originating from everyday objects and placed in environments crucial to making a statement and astonishing the viewer. Hofman speaks about his inventive, bold, cartoonish works and how they alienate, unsettle or cause an uproar, including Rubber Duck (at Darling Harbour throughout the Festival), Fat Monkey (2010), comprising 10,000 bright-coloured flip-flops, and Steelman (2011), an 11-metre high bear with a pillow under its arm.

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YELLAMUNDIE NaTIONaL aBOrIGINaL & TOrreS STraIT ISLaNder PLaywrITING FeSTIvaL Join us to launch Yellamundie (Dharug word for storyteller), the first national playwriting gathering in Sydney in over 20 years, bringing together Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander writers, dramaturgs, directors and actors. Building on the national legacy of the Black Theatre, Yellamundie unearths and develops exciting new scripts by six playwrights including David Milroy (WA), Jane Harrison (vic) and Jada Alberts (NSW). Once again, Redfern and Carriageworks host a meeting place of new thinking and writing.

POwerHOUSe MUSeUM January 6 at 2.30pm 60mins

carrIaGewOrkS January 27 at 5pm 90mins

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Free with Museum admission ($12 adult, $8 concession/student) To guarantee your place, book at powerhousemuseum.com sydneyfestival.org.au/hofman

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australia day celebrations The spirit of Australia Day will be celebrated over a long weekend of music, events and backyard barbeques. Sydney will be buzzing with thousands of people strolling around Hyde Park, picnicking by Sydney Harbour and listening to home grown tunes around The Rocks. Download the Australia Day app or visit australiaday.com.au to keep up-to-date on what’s happening. Become a part of Australia’s social commentary by sharing your own message at aussievault.com.au. It’s Australia by Australians.

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Few sights on Sydney Harbour in summer are as spectacular as the hugely popular Australia Day race, when Sydney’s trademark ferries compete for line honours each year. Pack a picnic hamper, gather on the foreshore and barrack for your favourite ferry as they race from Circular Quay to Shark Island then back to the finishing post under the Harbour Bridge.


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A hand-picked bunch of our favourite watering holes are offering some great drink specials. Consider them pre-show primers or post-performance party starters!

Choose from $30, $55 and á la carte options to keep your belly full of Festival goodness this January.

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BIG NIGHT OUT BarS & reSTaUraNTS 14. Ananas 24. The Dining room 18 Argyle Street Park Hyatt, Sydney The Rocks 7 Hickson Road 02 9259 5668 The Rocks $55 02 9256 1661 a 15. AriA restaurant No 1 Macquarie 25. Downtown Street, Circular Quay @ The Commons 02 9240 2255 32 Burton Street $55 Darlinghurst 02 9358 1487 16. ArtHouse Hotel 275 Pitt Street 02 9284 1200 26. 8Brothers italian $30 & BAr100 17. The Bar at the End 100 George Street of the Wharf The Rocks The Wharf, Pier 4 02 8070 9311 $30 Hickson Road Walsh Bay 27. El-Phoenician 02 9250 1761 7 Towns Place Walsh Bay 18. Bungalow 8 02 9633 1611 $30 3 Lime Street 02 9299 4660 28. Food Society $30 Lower Ground Floor 19. Café Sydney 91 Riley Street 5th Floor, 31 Alfred Darlinghurst Street, Circular Quay 02 8090 3462 $30 02 9251 8683 a 29. Glass Brasserie 20. Chefs Gallery Level 2, Hilton Sydney Shop 12, 488 George Street 501 George Street 02 9265 6068 $30 02 9267 8877 $30 30. GrAiN 21. Chophouse Four Seasons Sydney 25 Bligh Street 199 George Street 1300 246 748 02 9250 3114

32. Morena 15/425 Bourke Street, Surry Hills 0405 902 896 $30

33. The Morrison Bar and oyster room 225 George Street 02 9247 6744 $30

34. o Bar and Dining Level 47 Australia Square 264 George Street 02 8247 9777

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42. Steel Bar and Grill 60 Carrington Street 02 9299 9997 $30

43. Sweethearts rooftop BBQ Level 3, 33-37 Darlinghurst Road Potts Point 02 9368 7333 $30

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44. 360 Bar and Dining 35. ocean room Sydney Tower Dining Ground Level, Reception Level 4 Overseas Passenger Sydney Westfield Terminal, The Rocks Centre, Between Pitt 02 9252 9585 & Castlereagh Streets $30 02 8223 3883 $55 36. opera Bar Lower Concourse 45. The victoria room Level, Sydney Opera Level 1, 235 victoria House Street, Darlinghurst 02 9247 1666 02 9357 4488 a

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22. Coast & roof Top Bar 31. la rosa Bar The Roof Terrace & Pizza Cockle Bay Wharf Shop 133, Level 2 Darling Harbour The Strand Arcade 02 9267 6700 193 Pitt Street $30 02 9223 1674 $30 23. The Cut Bar & Grill 16 Argyle Street The Rocks 02 9259 5695

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39. Puntino Trattoria 41 Crown Street Woolloomooloo 02 9331 8566 $30

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WHERE TO sTAY We want you to have a comfortable stay when you’re in town for Sydney Festival so we’ve joined forces with some of our favourite hotels who will provide you with a special Festival welcome during January.

adINa aParTMeNT HOTeL SydNey crOwN STreeT 359 Crown Street, Surry Hills 02 8302 1000 medina.com.au

aSPIre HOTeL SydNey 383 – 389 Bulwara Road, Ultimo 02 9211 1499 aspirehotel.com

FOUr POINTS SHeraTON 161 Sussex Street, Darling Harbour 02 9290 4000 fourpointssydney.com

MedINa cLaSSIc cHIPPeNdaLe 74– 80 Ivy Street, Chippendale 02 9311 8800 medina.com.au

MedINa GraNd HarBOUrSIde 55 Shelley Street, King Street Wharf 02 9249 7000 medina.com.au

MedINa GraNd SydNey 511 Kent Street 02 9274 0000 medina.com.au

MeTrO aParTMeNTS darLING HarBOUr 132 –136 Sussex Street 02 9290 9200 SF13_HOTELS.EPS metrohotels.com.au

MeTrO HOTeL ON PITT 300 Pitt Street 02 9283 8088 metrohotelonpitt.com

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radISSON BLU HOTeL SydNey 27 O’Connell Street 02 8214 00 00 radissonblu.com/plazahotel-sydney

TraveLOdGe SydNey 27 Wentworth Avenue 02 8267 1700 travelodge.com.au

THe SydNey BOULevard HOTeL 90 William Street 02 9383 7222 sydneyboulevard.com.au

TraveLOdGe wyNyard 7 – 9 york Street 02 9274 1222 travelodge.com.au

TraveLOdGe PHILLIP STreeT 165 Phillip Street 02 8224 9400 travelodge.com.au

THIS IS OUR CITY IN COMFORT. For more information on our partner hotels and online booking visit sydneyfestival.org.au/hotels

vIBe HOTeL rUSHcUTTerS 100 Bayswater Road 02 8353 8988 vibehotels.com.au

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TIckETINg FeSTIvaL MULTIPack

HOw TO BOOk General sales open October 29 Ticketing agencies vary according to venue, so please refer to event pages to find the correct booking agency and contact them to buy your tickets, or visit sydneyfestival.org.au for more information. Tickets can be purchased from the relevant ticketing agency’s website, over the phone or in person (excluding the Sydney Festival Box Office). Please contact the relevant agency for a list of their outlets. Sydney Festival sydneyfestival.org.au 1300 668 812 Ticketmaster ticketmaster.com.au 1300 723 038 art Gallery of New South wales artgallery.nsw.gov.au 02 9225 1700 The concourse chatswood ticketek.com.au 1300 795 012 city recital Hall angel Place cityrecitalhall.com 02 8256 2222 Joan Sutherland Performing arts centre jspac.com.au 02 4723 7600 riverside Theatres riversideparramatta.com.au 02 8839 3399 Seymour centre sydney.edu.au/seymour 02 9351 7940 The State Library of New South wales sl.nsw.gov.au 02 9273 1414 114

Sutherland entertainment centre sutherlandshire.nsw.gov.au/ Arts_Entertainment/ Entertainment_Centre 02 9521 8888 Sydney Opera House sydneyoperahouse.com 02 9250 7777 Sydney Theatre at walsh Bay and wharf 1, Sydney Theatre company sydneytheatre.com.au 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. Transaction fees may apply.

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 (1300 668 813) or via the Festival website (sydneyfestival. org.au/multipack). Tickets are only available for events during Sydney Festival dates (January 5 – 27) and the discount only applies to full price A Reserve tickets (not available in Premium Reserve). To qualify for a Multipack discount, tickets must be purchased in one transaction/booking. Multipack Pre-Sale October 25 – 27 Multipack buyers can get in early with this special pre-sale period. Book by phone or 24/7 online. Note that transaction fees apply (online bookings $6.50, phone bookings $7.50). Multipack tickets are strictly limited and subject to availability. choose from the following shows to make your Festival Multipack: 2001: A Space Odyssey Archie Roach As the Flames Rose… The Blind Date Project Briefs Cantina Concrete and Bone Sessions Dappled Cities Darshan Jesrani & Daniel Wang David Byrne & St. vincent Dirty Projectors Eraritjaritjaka Heiner Goebbels in Conversation In the Eruptive Mode INSIDE It’s Dark Outside The Jade Hairpin Kashmere Stage Band Leah Flanagan Lianne La Havas (Parramatta) Lindstrøm Masi Murder

Nicolas Jaar Norman Blake & Joe Pernice (Parramatta) Nuggets: Antipodean Interpolations Orchestre National de Jazz Osaka Monaurail (Paradiso) The Peony Pavilion The Rape of Lucrece Rian Richard Hawley Rokia Traoré (CRH & Paradiso) Sacre – The Rite of Spring Saskwatch Sandglasses Satie vexations The Secret River Sing The Truth So Frenchy So Chic Solistenensemble Kaleidoskop Symphony URBAN The Waterboys yMusic (Parramatta)


TICKETINg.

Parra Pack

TIx FOr NexT TO NIx (aLL TIckeTS $25)

The Parra Pack returns in 2013.

Sydney Festival is committed to making the Festival accessible to all. During Festival dates (January 5 – 27), $25 tickets are made available for all shows on that day. Tickets are limited and it’s first in best dressed.

Purchase tickets to three or more shows in Parramatta and you’re eligible for a 20% discount! Parra Packs can be booked by phone through the Sydney Festival Box Office (1300 668 813), in person at Riverside Theatres or online at sydneyfestival.org.au/parrapack Parra Packs can be created by choosing from the following events in Parramatta: Briefs Leah Flanagan Lianne La Havas Norman Blake & Joe Pernice

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Tickets must be purchased in one transaction. Transaction fees may apply.

Here are the rules • Cash sales only – no EFT or credit cards • Tickets must be purchased in person • There is a limit of two tickets per person per day • Events under $25 are not included in this offer • The number of tickets available at this price may vary for each performance • Tickets cannot be replaced if they are lost, stolen or damaged

The Tix for Next to Nix booth is located at the bottom of Martin Place, near George Street. when is it open? January 5 – 27 Daily from 8am to 12 noon. The booth will close early if tickets sell out before closing time. Parramatta Tix for Next to Nix for events in Parramatta will only be available from the venue box office one hour prior to the performance starting.

THe FINe PrINT Ticket prices are in Australian dollars and include booking fees and GST where applicable. A one-off transaction charge may apply at the point of sale. When purchasing tickets through the Sydney Festival Box Office, customers booking until the 14th of December 2012 may choose to receive tickets by regular post or by collecting from the venue box office one hour prior to performance. Any bookings made through the Sydney Festival Box Office after the 14th of December 2012 can only be collected from the venue box office one hour prior to performance. Sydney Festival adheres to the Live Performance Australia (LPA) Ticketing Code of Practice. All sales are final – there are no refunds, exchanges or cancellations on completed bookings. SF13_contentS.epS

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 affiliations 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.

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AccEss We make every effort to ensure Sydney Festival events are accessible to our whole audience. To book your tickets or if you have any access queries, please call 02 8248 6500 or email access@ sydneyfestival.org.au and we’ll be happy to assist. Sydney Festival is happy to receive phone calls via the National Relay Service. To enable us to determine your requirements and assist you fully we are unable to offer the accessible ticket booking service online.

Accessible performances We are proud to announce that in 2013 we are offering captioning and/or audio description on selected performances of Semele Walk, 2001: A Space Odyssey and The Secret River. Please see event pages for dates and times. Bookings for the audio described performances of Semele Walk and 2001: A Space Odyssey must be made by Friday December 21 2012 through the Sydney Festival box office. Seats cannot be guaranteed after this date although we will always try our best to accommodate your request. Bookings for audio described and captioned performances of The Secret River can be made through the Sydney Theatre Company Box Office on 02 9250 1777 or email boxoffice@sydneytheatre.com.au

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Audio described and Auslan tours

venue accessibility

Song Dong: Waste Not, Carriageworks There will be an audio described tour on Sunday January 20 at 11am. Meet at 10.45am in the Carriageworks foyer. Booking is essential and can be arranged though Sydney Festival on 02 8248 6500 or email access@ sydneyfestival.org.au

This venue/location is wheelchair accessible or has been made accessible for the Festival. If this symbol is not displayed, access may be limited.

Francis Bacon, Art Gallery of New South Wales For details of Auslan interpreted and audio described talks, tours and community access workshops visit artgallery.nsw.gov.au, call 02 9225 1740 or email pp@ag.nsw.gov.au The following foreign language performances will be fully surtitled (the translation of dialogue only onto a screen above the stage): Eraritjaritjaka (performed in French with English surtitles) The Peony Pavilion & The Jade Hairpin (both performed in Mandarin with English surtitles) A Masked Ball (Performed in Italian with English surtitles) For up-to-date information on accessible program items visit sydneyfestival.org.au/access.

Designated wheelchair spaces (where available) will be sold at the lowest price in the house for that performance.

This venue/location has an assistive listening system installed for use by patrons.

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. We would like to hear from you We value your opinion. We want to know what we’re doing right, and what we could do better. Don’t hesitate to get in touch with us on 02 8248 6500 or email access@sydneyfestival.org.au if you have any queries or suggestions regarding access at Sydney Festival.


ACCESS.

Accessible brochure formats

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 an mp3 file visit sydneyfestival.org.au/access as a PDF visit sydneyfestival.org.au/access or contact Sydney Festival on 02 8248 6500 as a Word document in large print format please visit sydneyfestival.org.au/ access or contact Sydney Festival on 02 8248 6500 as a Braille document please contact access@sydneyfestival. org.au or call us on 02 8248 6500 A synopsis of the production in large print Word format will be emailed or mailed to you when you book your tickets for an audio described performance. you can also request one for any production in the 2013 Festival, just email access@sydneyfestival.org. au or call us on 02 8248 6500.

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SUSTaINaBILITy

Limited spaces will be available for RTA Mobility Parking Scheme Permit Holders and must be booked before the event on 02 8006 5700.

Our vision is to be the most sustainable major performing arts festival in Australia.

An accessible viewing area for patrons with disability is located on the eastern side of The Domain between Tower 6 and 7. 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 – Concerts in The Domain are Waste Wise Events so please recycle using the waste system provided and help save our environment

For some years Sydney Festival has been actively working towards sustainable event production. Through demonstrating best practice, we plan to influence uptake of sustainable practices by others and to share our learning with the industry. We give back to the community that supports us, with direct and indirect economic and social benefits from our business and programming activities. These positive contributions to sustainable development, along with our commitment to reducing resource consumption, waste creation, and greenhouse gases, will combine to help us meet our vision for a truly sustainable Sydney Festival. For more information on our sustainability vision and updates on our sustainability actions please visit sydneyfestival.org.au/sustainability

Sydney Festival’s accessibility and inclusion program has been made possible through a generous donation by Mr Peter Hunt, AM.

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THE IS OUR CITY IN APPRECIATION Foundations Sydney Festival wishes to acknowledge the following foundations who have supported us over the last 12 months:

donors Sydney Festival wishes to thank the following individuals for their generous donations over the last 12 months: Directors Circle Antoinette Albert Rebel Penfold-Russell Peter and Susan Young Anonymous (1) Sydney Festival’s accessibility and inclusion program has been made possible through a generous donation by Mr Peter Hunt, AM

supporters Robert Albert AO and Libby Albert Gillian Appleton Lieven Bertels Jonathan Blakeman and Dr Heather Worth Angela Bowne Ian Campbell Jonathan and Judith Casson The Hon. Ashley Dawson-Damer Jacqui Feeney Virginia Gordon Ann Hoban Peter Hunt AM Dr Kathryn Lovric Dr Carolyn Lowry OAM and Peter Lowry OAM Julianne Maxwell David Mathlin Lyndall and Trevor McNally Matthew Melhuish Chris Pritchard-Davies Mary Read Roxanne Shaw Dr Gene Sherman AM and Brian Sherman AM Marie Slaight Mark Stapleton Victoria Taylor Christopher Tooher Sam and Judy Weiss Fiona Winning Kim Williams AM

travel to Hong Kong arts Festival

28 February – 09 MarCh 2013 Join Sydney Festival Director Lieven Bertels on a cultural trip to the 41st Hong Kong Arts Festival and take a journey through French Baroque music, American Ballet, comedy, theatre, contemporary art and architecture. In conjunction with Renaissance Tours, Sydney Festival offers an escorted tour to the Hong Kong Arts Festival and an exploration of traditional and contemporary art in and around Guangdong, mainland China. For more information and to book contact: renaissance tours T 02 9299 5801 Toll free (au) 1300 727 095 Toll free (NZ) 0800 403 621 info@renaissancetours.com.au renaissancetours.com.au

support us

We encourage support from individuals who appreciate the role the Festival plays in transforming Sydney each January, through a donation. This may be for Sydney Festival itself, or through specific support for productions, programs or other initiatives. 118 118

Become a Festival Lover, Associate Producer or Festival Hero and contribute to the continuing success of Sydney Festival. Visit sydneyfestival.org.au/support or contact Malcolm Moir on 02 8248 6521, for further details.


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O Bar and Dining Ocean Room Opera Bar Otto Ristorante Puntino Trattoria COAST & ROOF TOP BAR Rubyos Saké Restaurant & Bar SHIRT BAR Steel Bar and Grill Sweethearts Rooftop BBQ The Bar at the End of the Wharf The Commons The Cut Bar & Grill The Dining Room, Park Hyatt Sydney The Morrison Bar and Oyster Room The Newtown Hotel The Passage The Victoria Room Wildfire

contriButors Avant Card Clifton Productions Coates Hire Datalicious Dimmi Motorola Rental Direct Pureprofile RØDE Microphones Secure Parking Team Australian Customer Service proFessional partners Braithwaite Steiner Pretty DLA Piper Hapag-Lloyd AG Holman Webb RDA Research PR Newswire Woolcott Research

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Special thankS Sydney Festival acknowledges the traditional custodians and elders of the Eora nation and the Gadigal people upon whose land and water much of the Festival takes place. Thank you to all the elders and board members of the Metropolitan Local Aboriginal Land Council for your advice and guidance. Special ThankS APRA|AMCOS City of Sydney Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Advisory Panel Gadigal Information Services National Centre of Indigenous Excellence Paul Morris Reconciliation Australia Rhoda Roberts Ricky Lyons The Balnaves Foundation Uncle Max Eulo language aSSiSTance and advice, erariTjariTjaka: Gavan Breen, Tony Duke, IAD Press, David and Lily Roennfeldt, Rosina Ross, Maria Singh, Steve Swartz The following companies and productions acknowledge the support of:

4A Centre for Contemporary Asian Art Branch Nebula Ensemble Offspring Erth – Murder Legs On The Wall Opera Australia Performing Lines Performance Space Ride On Theatre Sydney Philharmonia Choirs Sydney Symphony Sydney Theatre Company Windmill Theatre Yellamundie Festival (Moogahlin Performing Arts)

4A Centre for Contemporary Asian Art Art Gallery of NSW Branch Nebula Carriageworks Ensemble Offspring Erth Information and Cultural Exchange (ICE) Joan Sutherland Performing Arts Centre Legs on the Wall Opera Australia Performing Lines Performance Space Ride On Theatre Yellamundie Festival (Moogahlin Performing Arts)

4a cenTre for conTemporary aSian arT Asian Australian Artists Association Inc City of Sydney archie roach Gundjeihmi Aboriginal Corporation and the Children’s Ground, Jabiru ILBIJERRI Theatre Company car-cophony Government of SA, Arts SA concreTe and Bone SeSSionS Performing Lines Marrickville Council Skaters and daily users of Jack Shanahan Reserve die roTen punkTe Something Fantastic erariTjariTjaka Landis & Gyr Foundation The Culture 2000 program of the European Union (UTE, Réseau Varèse) Pro Helvetia – Swiss Arts Council fun run Aphids Insite Arts in The erupTive mode Shaikha Hussah Sabah al Salem Al Sabah Professor Gilles Kepel at Sciences Politiques The momenT i Saw you i knew i could love you Arts Admin murder Carriageworks opera auSTralia Arts Victoria The peony pavilion & The jade hairpin Australian Performance Exchange Sally Sussman Xu Fengshan perTh TheaTre company Government of Western Australia Department of Culture and the Arts City of Perth ride on TheaTre Performing Lines SandglaSSeS Ministry of Culture of the Republic of Lithuania Symphony Opera Australia windmill TheaTre Government of SA, Arts SA wreck, jon roSe Lindsay White Tony Bond

Sydney feSTival paTron Her Excellency Professor Marie Bashir AC CVO, Governor of New South Wales Board of direcTorS preSidenT The Hon. Barry O’Farrell MP Premier of New South Wales chair Clover Moore Lord Mayor of Sydney direcTorS The Hon. George Souris MP Monica Barone Simon Corah Matthew Melhuish Sam Weiss Geoff Wilson alTernaTe direcTorS The Hon. Ashley Dawson-Damer (for The Hon. Barry O’Farrell MP) Mary Darwell (for The Hon. George Souris MP) Ann Hoban (for Monica Barone) Sydney feSTival STaff Festival Director Lieven Bertels Executive Director Christopher Tooher adminiSTraTion Financial Controller Tanya Bush Accountant Caroline Brosnan Payroll Carina Mision Executive Assistant Rachael McNally Executive Projects Coordinator Fiona Jackson Administration Officer Julie Gock Receptionist Fleur Stevenson programming Head of Programming Fiona Winning Producer, Major Outdoor Events Vernon Guest Program Manager Danni Colgan Programming Associate Adam McGowan Special Projects Loretta Busby Project Manager Heather Muirhead Music Coordinator Rachel Grimes Programming Coordinator Sam Hawker Program Administrator Alice O’Reilly Music Programming Intern Leah Flanagan markeTing Head of Marketing, Communications & Digital Strategy Jill Colvin Marketing Manager Derek Gilchrist Marketing Coordinator Alicia Kish Digital Marketing Coordinator Julia Thomas Digital Marketing Assistant Sam Bell Publicity Manager Mary Stielow Publicists Jessica Keirle Julia Lenton

Graphic Designer Camille Manley Signage Coordinator Kate Williams TickeTing Ticketing and Planning Manager Simon Keen Box Office Manager Jennifer Laing Ticketing Guest Services Coordinator Richard Cox Ticketing Operations Coordinator James Woolley Ticketing Assistants Vanessa Knox Matthew Vierboom corporaTe parTnerShipS Head of Corporate Partnerships Sasha Degen Senior Corporate Partnerships Manager Sara Bradshaw Corporate Partnerships Manager Emma Rigney Corporate Partnerships Coordinator Jane You Corporate Partnerships Coordinator Chelsea Dunsire exTernal relaTionS and philanThropy Head of External Relations and Philanthropy Malcolm Moir producTion Head of Production John Bayley Production Manager Mick Jessop Catering & Sustainability Manager Fernando Motti Producer – Operations, Major Outdoor Events Margot Natoli Production Coordinators Alycia Bangma Paul Bearne Production Assistant Jemima Hogg Logistics Assistant Kim Straatemeier Transport Coordinator Nathalie Taylor Crewing Coordinator Shireen McNeilage domain STaff Domain Manager Tim Pack Senior Site Manager Damon Jones Site Construction Manager Peter Craig Domain Coordinator Malinny Cheng Electricians Craig Adamson Ian Godfrey feSTival deSign agency alphabet studio volunTeer managemenT Eventeamwork Thank you Accessible Arts, Pierre Ballings, Peter Della Tolla, Jan Dietvorst, Peter Freedman, Omer-Jean Vander Ghinste, Inge Govaerts, Bill Harris, Mieke Lapauw, Katie Pack, Josephine Ridge, Zan Rowe, J.P. Tanghe, Ralph van Dijk, Vision Australia, Megan Washington, Sarah Wilson, Dan Zilber


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Chronometer 95 Concrete and Bone Sessions 32 – 33 Dawn Calling 61 Day one 4 – 5 Ferrython 106 Fun run 4 – 5 Micro Parks 43 Notes for Walking 94 Parra opening Party 98 rubber Duck 93 Summer Sounds – Sing the Truth 63 Symphony in the Domain – The Sound of Kubrick 63

WONDER. A Masked Ball 12 Briefs 101 Cantina 76 – 77 David Byrne & St. vincent 48 – 49 Eraritjaritjaka16 – 17 Fun run 4 – 5 The Jade Hairpin 10 – 11 Masi 23 The Peony Pavilion 10 – 11 rian 30 – 31 rokia Traoré – Sing 50 – 51 Semele Walk 8 – 9 urBAN 20 – 21 Song Dong: Waste Not 90 – 91

FAMILY MODE. Day one 4 – 5 it’s Dark outside 40 The listies 88 Micro Parks 43 Parra opening Party 98 rubber Duck 93 School Dance 26 urBAN 20 – 21

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The Blind Date Project 27 Concrete and Bone Sessions 32 – 33 Eraritjaritjaka 16 – 17 Notes for Walking 94 Archie roach 56, 99 The Quiet volume 96 Chronometer 95 Dawn Calling 61 Day one 4 – 5 Ferrython 106 2001: A Space odyssey 46 – 47 Honda Festival Garden 75 Chronometer 95 Micro Parks 43 Dappled Cities 69 Notes for Walking 94 Dirty Projectors 55 Parra opening Party 98 ligeti Morphed 39 rubber Duck 93 Music in the void 92 Summer Sounds – Sing the Truth 63 orchestre National de Jazz 53 Symphony in The Domain – Sandglasses 52 The Sound of Kubrick 63 Satie vexations 59 Song Dong: Waste Not 90 – 91 Solistenensemble Kaleidoskop 58 WrECK 44 Symphony 36 WrECK 44 yMusic 84

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WATER.

Chronometer 95 Dawn Calling 61 Ferrython 106 Notes for Walking 94 rubber Duck 93 The Secret river 18 – 19 The Waterboys 54

STITCHES.

The Blind Date Project 27 Briefs 101 Cantina 76 – 77 Fun run 4 – 5 iNSiDE 78 – 79 Kunst rock 42 The listies 88 othello c’est qui 41 School Dance 26

STORIES. Archie roach 56, 99 Eraritjaritjaka 16 – 17 iNSiDE 78 – 79 in The Eruptive Mode 22 it’s Dark outside 40 leah Flanagan 102 The listies 88 Masi 23 the moment i saw you i knew i could love you 37 Nuggets: Antipodean interpolations live 72 Perfume Genius 85 rokia Traoré – Dream 50 – 51 The Secret river 18 – 19 The Waterboys 54 yellamundie 105


MOTION.

FREEFORM.

PARTY MODE.

SPLENDOUR.

Briefs 101 Cantina 76 – 77 Concrete and Bone Sessions 32 – 33 Day one 4 – 5 Ferrython 106 late in the Garden 86 – 87 Masi 23 Micro Parks 43 Notes for Walking 94 rian 30 – 31 Sacre – The rite of Spring 34 School Dance 26 Symphony 36

late in the Garden 86 – 87 Paradiso at Town Hall 65 Parra opening Party 98 rian 30 – 31 Saskwatch 102 So Frenchy So Chic 68 Summer Sounds – Sing the Truth 63 urBAN 20 – 21

WORDS.

The Blind Date Project 27 in The Eruptive Mode 22 Notes For Walking 94 othello c’est qui 41 The Quiet volume 96 The rape of lucrece 13 The Waterboys 54

SOUL.

Archie roach 56, 99 Kashmere Stage Band 67 lianne la Havas 82 Masi 23 osaka Monaurail 71 Perfume Genius 85 rokia Traoré – Dream, Dance, Sing 50 – 51 SF13_contentS.epS Sharon van Etten 80 Sing The Truth 57 Song Dong: Waste Not 90 – 91

As the Flames rose we Danced to the Sirens, the Sirens 38 Concrete and Bone Sessions 32 – 33 Dirty Projectors 55 the moment i saw you i knew i could love you 37 Murder 24 – 25 Norman Blake & Joe Pernice 83, 103 Nicolas Jaar 70 Nuggets: Antipodean interpolations live 72 othello c’est qui 41 Perfume Genius 85 richard Hawley 74 WrECK 44

2001: A Space odyssey 46 – 47 A Masked Ball 12 Briefs 101 Cantina 76 – 77 The Jade Hairpin 10 – 11 The Peony Pavilion 10 – 11 rian 30 – 31 Semele Walk 8 – 9 Summer Sounds – Sing The Truth 63 Symphony in the Domain – The Sound of Kubrick 63

CONTEMPLATION. Florentijn Hofman in Conversation 105 Heiner Goebbels in Conversation with robyn Archer 104 in The Eruptive Mode 22 the moment i saw you i knew i could love you 37 Music in the void 92 Sacre – The rite of Spring 34 Sandglasses 52 Satie vexations 59 Song Dong: Waste Not 90 – 91

SWEAT.

Briefs 101 Cantina 76 – 77 Concrete and Bone Sessions 32 – 33 Darshan Jesrani & Daniel Wang 66 Fun run 4 – 5 lindstrøm 73 iNSiDE 78 – 79 Kashmere Stage Band 67 los Coronas 81 Navicula 60 Nuggets: Antipodean interpolations live 72 osaka Monaurail 71 rian 30 – 31 rokia Traoré – Dance 50 – 51 Symphony 36

BRIEF.

Dawn Calling 61 Kunst rock 42 Micro Parks 43 the moment i saw you i knew i could love you 37 Music in the void 92 rubber Duck 93 Symphony 36 WrECK 44

SUSPENSE. 2001: A Space odyssey 46 – 47 A Masked Ball 12 Fun run 4 – 5 it’s Dark outside 40 iNSiDE 78 – 79 Murder 24 – 25 The rape of lucrece 13 The Secret river 18 – 19 Semele Walk 8 – 9

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Sydney Festival 2013 Brochure  

Sydney Festival 2013 runs from January 5 - 27.

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