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SYD FEST 19

Model: Steph Wong Photo: Richard Hedger


PLAYTIME IN SYDNEY. WE’RE WITH YOU. Important cultural events like Sydney Festival could not happen without the support of the people of Sydney. Your participation makes all the difference. We’re pleased to join you in keeping creativity alive and well in our city. Find more events at whatson.sydney

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from local to international, bold and playful…

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WELCOME TO YOUR FESTIVAL Sydney is a city of risk takers and adventurers: from the Eora who first engaged with Captain Cook in 1770 and witnessed the First Fleet in 1788, through to newly naturalised Australians who have survived torturous journeys to arrive on our shores. From business leaders who influence the nation, to political leaders who shape policies that affect our lives. The activists who take a stance, through to the artists who tell our stories.

Our city is the crucible of Australia; a place that’s constantly trialling disruptive concepts and prototyping new ways to carve out the future. Sydney Festival is the way we start the year with a big celebration, big ideas and big gatherings that linger in your memory for years to come. There are so many stories to tell and exciting experiences to get amongst at Sydney Festival 2019. Check out the amazing show HOME by Geoff Sobelle, as he creates the biggest house party you’ve ever been to. Experience the acrobatic jazz club wonders of Shànghǎi MiMi 上海咪咪, where cosmopolitan 1930s Shanghai comes to life. And don’t miss the brilliant collaboration Beware of Pity by two of world’s best theatre companies: Berlin’s Schaubühne and the UK's Complicité.

Hear stories of migration in Counting and Cracking and Old Stock: A Refugee Love Story, and help us celebrate the 50th anniversary of the moon landing by riding your bike around free art installations at Darling Harbour, Barangaroo and World Square.

Our Indigenous program BLAK OUT also returns with some incredible shows including Man With The Iron Neck and The Weekend, as well as the third series of our very successful language classes Bayala. The Festival Garden is back in Hyde Park with food, drink and the iconic Magic Mirrors Spiegeltent – this year hosting the cabaret spectacular Pigalle, a celebration of Parisian decadence and disco classics, featuring the incomparable Marcia Hines. Go swimming to hear a harp concert, dance the night away with a Cuban mambo band, experience the Sydney Symphony Orchestra under the stars for free, or hear the story of the platypus in an intimate hotel room performance. There is always something for everyone at Sydney Festival. Start your year with a bang and make lifelong memories with friends and family. Love

Wesley Enoch Sydney Festival Director

THEATRE/DANCE

Beware of Pity 4 Biladurang 21 Brett & Wendy 40 A Love Story Bound by Art The Chat 32 Counting and Cracking 10 Daughter 33 Deer Woman 23 Dust 30 17 A Ghost in My Suitcase HOME 12 The Iliad Out Loud 33 46 In The Heights Man With The Iron Neck 19 Old Stock: A Refugee Love Story 11 One Infinity 31 Shànghǎi MiMi 上海咪咪 6 40 Since Ali Died The Weekend 23

CIRCUS

Aerialize Workshops Circus Comes To Town H Flying Trapeze Workshops Heliosphere H Mallakhambindia H Rock Bang Splash Test Dummies

FESTIVAL GARDEN

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Camille O’Sullivan: 26 Where Are We Now? Dollar Bin Darlings H 27 Julia Holter 28 Le Gateau Chocolat: ICONS 27 Les Filles de Illighadad 28 Mulatu Astatke & Black Jesus Experience 28 Nakhane 29 Orquesta Akokán 29 Paul Capsis with Jethro Woodward 26 & The Fitzroy Youth Orchestra Pigalle 24

MUSIC

Ben Frost 35 Bridge of Dreams 45 Jonathan Bree 35 La Passion de Simone 8 Lucibela 44 Neneh Cherry 9 The Nutcracker and I 45 Seidler Salon Series 42 Silent Disco 47 18 Spinifex Gum Suppression Dam 44 Sydney Symphony Under the Stars H 41 Wozzeck 46

TALKS/LANGUAGE CLASSES

Art and Activism: 36 Changing the Conversation H Bayala 20 Sydney Festival Lunchtime Briefings H 36 The Sydney Morning Herald 36 Q&A with the Artists Talking Circus: 36 Through Different Lenses H Talking Dance: Women’s Work H 36 Talking Dance: 36 Hacking the Anthropocene H UTS Big Thinking Forums H 36 Yellamundie National First 23 Peoples Playwriting Festival

Masters of Modern SOUND Moon Drops at Darling Harbour H Nick Cave: Until H The Ropes: Amrita Hepi H T5 Tank Sound Project Xiao Lu: Impossible Dialogue 肖鲁:语嘿 H

OTHER/INFO

Access & Inclusion Australia Day at Sydney Festival Baraya: Sing Up Country H Calendar of Events Ferrython H Festival Feasts The Future is Floating Tickets Venues The Vigil H Where to Stay

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53 51 20 56 50 55 22 52 54 21 54

H FREE – see website for details

VISUAL ARTS/INSTALLATIONS 52 Artists 52 Actions H 48 ALWAYS H 21 Apollo 11 at Barangaroo South H 15 Article 14.1 H 48 The Beehive H 49 Blak Box 22 Blood Money Currency 22 Exchange Terminal H Fly Me To The Moon at World Square H 14 Just Not Australian H 48 MAAS and the Moon H 41

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★★★★ “A PROPHETIC VISION OF A CIVILISATION ON THE VERGE OF COLLAPSE” THE GUARDIAN

THEATRE

BEWARE OF PITY SCHAUBÜHNE BERLIN AND COMPLICITÉ GERMANY/UK I AUSTRALIAN EXCLUSIVE

★★★★★

Schaubühne Berlin (Hamlet, Sydney Festival 2010) presents its first work with Complicité (UK) director Simon McBurney (The Encounter, Sydney Festival 2017). This bold, technically adventurous and sexually charged staging of Austrian Stefan Zweig’s 1939 novel is a masterful and newly prescient portrait of a Europe stumbling toward chaos. Beware of Pity arrives as old certainties and diplomatic niceties are being swept away; when international relations have become a compulsive soap opera.

THE INDEPENDENT

“[SIMON MCBURNEY IS] AN AUTEUR WHO HAS CONSTANTLY REDEFINED THEATRE”

In German with English surtitles

THE GUARDIAN

ROSLYN PACKER THEATRE WALSH BAY 23–27 JANUARY $79–$109 + booking fee Photos: Gianmarco Bresadola

“[SCHAUBÜHNE] HAS BEEN A LIFE FORCE BRINGING A WHOLE NEW GENERATION OF AUDIENCES TO THE THEATRE” THE GUARDIAN

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VANTAGE MAGAZINE

“MOIRA FINUCANE IS A NATIONAL TREASURE” THE AGE

CABARET

“SHANGHAI WAS A VERITABLE STAR FACTORY IN ITS GOLDEN ERA”

SHÀNGHAI MIMI 上海咪咪

SHÀNGHǍI MIMI PTY LTD, FINUCANE & SMITH AND CAEG I AUSTRALIA WORLD PREMIERE

“SWINGING SHANGHAI OF THE 1930S [WAS] A METROPOLITAN MUSICAL MELTING POT” SOUTH CHINA MORNING POST

Dress to the nines and immerse yourself in the intoxicating world of Shànghǎi MiMi 上海咪咪, a sumptuous cabaret of delights. Inspired by 1930s Shanghai, a city famous for its flamboyant clubs and heady nights, Shànghǎi MiMi 上海咪咪 is directed by Australia’s ground-breaking and multi-award-winning performer and director Moira Finucane. A hotshot live band plays vintage Chinese jazz and blues, while dancers, acrobats, aerialists and singers from China, Cameroon, Australia and France give thrilling performances: flying overhead, dazzling your eyes and winning your hearts. Commissioned by Sydney Festival

Photos: Yang Xiaohuo 杨小惑

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RIVERSIDE THEATRE 10–20 JANUARY $36–$66 + booking fee

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MUSIC

LA PASSION DE SIMONE

OPERA

NENEH CHERRY SWEDEN From torch anthems to trip hop, house, jazz, rap and riot grrrl punk, Neneh Cherry’s career has spanned 35 years of hits both critical and commercial. After a near two-decade break between solo album releases, the rebel icon of feminist pop brings her new Four Tet produced albums Broken Politics and Blank Project to Sydney.

SYDNEY CHAMBER OPERA IN ASSOCIATION WITH THE SONG COMPANY AUSTRALIA I AUSTRALIAN PREMIERE Sydney Chamber Opera presents the story of philosopher, political activist and mystic Simone Weil. Albert Camus wrote that Weil was “the only great spirit of our times”; a Marxist and pacifist whose political and moral philosophy achieved fame after her death at age 34. Acclaimed Finnish composer Kaija Saariaho, director Imara Savage and soprano Jane Sheldon tell Weil's tragic story through music in this deeply spiritual contemporary opera, never before seen in Australia.

CARRIAGEWORKS 15 & 16 JANUARY $59–$69 + booking fee

In French with English surtitles CARRIAGEWORKS 9–11 JANUARY

★★★★ “SPELLBINDING… A FORCE OF NATURE” THE GUARDIAN

★★★★ “A POST-PUNK DIVA IN ADIDAS AND HEAVY METAL JEWELLERY” THE AGE

Photo: Samuel Hodge

Photo: Wolfgang Tillmans

$46–$60 + booking fee

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★★★★★ “A THING OF RAW AND UNMISSABLE BEAUTY” HERALD SCOTLAND

★★★★★ “AN IMPORTANT PLAY EXECUTED WITH BREATH-TAKING BRILLIANCE” BROADWAY BABY

THEATRE

COUNTING AND CRACKING

THEATRE

2B THEATRE COMPANY I CANADA AUSTRALIAN PREMIERE

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

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A dark, funny and high-energy klezmer-folk tale inspired by the real-life story of two Romanian Jews seeking refuge in Canada in 1908. Starring acclaimed musician Ben Caplan (Sydney Festival 2014), Old Stock is performed with instruments including fiddle, clarinet, accordion, banjo and megaphone. Reflecting our unsettled times, this blistering music-theatre hybrid has won multiple Edinburgh Fringe awards. UPSTAIRS BELVOIR ST THEATRE 12–20 JANUARY Photos: Stoo Metz Photography, Fadi Acra

$58–$99 + booking fee

Photos: Daniel Boud, Malith Hegoda, Asha Thadani, Seshadri Kalimuthu

SYDNEY TOWN HALL 11 JANUARY–2 FEBRUARY

OLD STOCK:

A REFUGEE LOVE STORY

BELVOIR AND CO-CURIOUS I AUSTRALIA WORLD PREMIERE Radha and her son Siddhartha are finally ready to embrace their new lives in Sydney’s western suburbs, when a phone call from Colombo brings the past spinning back to life. Sixteen actors play four generations of a family in a story about Australia as a land of refuge; Sri Lanka’s efforts to remain united; and reconciliation within families, across countries, across generations. Written by S. Shakthidharan, this powerful new play is staged in Sydney Town Hall and served with a communal meal.

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$60–$66 + booking fee

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THEATRE

ROSLYN PACKER THEATRE WALSH BAY 9–18 JANUARY $50–$95 + booking fee

HERALD SCOTLAND

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Photos: Hillarie Jason, Peggy Baud-Woolsey

THE INDEPENDENT

GEOFF SOBELLE AND BETH MORRISON PROJECTS I USA Award-winning absurdist Geoff Sobelle's (The Object Lesson, Sydney Festival 2016) visual spectacle is a magical meditation on the meaning of home. On an empty stage, a house rises before your eyes. People move in, move out, eat, sleep, love, argue, throw a party – as though everyone who had ever lived in the house were there together, fighting for the fridge.

★★★★★ “A MASS HOUSEWARMING TO WHICH WE’RE ALL INVITED” ★★★★★ “A DELICIOUS PIECE OF DREAMLIKE VISUALTHEATRE”

HOME

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INSTALLATION/FAMILY

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APOLLO 11

AT BARANGAROO SOUTH AUSTRALIA I WORLD PREMIERE

MOON

As part of a city-wide commemoration of Apollo 11, the 1969 space flight that first landed people on the moon, Sydney Festival has comissioned 11 artworks and participatory experiences, free for the public to explore around Barangaroo South. Cycle down to Barangaroo (and add your kilometres to the Fly Me To The Moon project) to see artworks including larger than life Sydmonauts, celebrating the work of 11 diverse heroes of space exploration.

In 1969, humans landed on the moon. In 2019, Sydney Festival celebrates one of the greatest achievements of our era. We invite Sydney to get on bikes and join the Fly Me To The Moon challenge, get a selfie with astronauts at Barangaroo South, bounce on Moon Drops at Darling Harbour and more.

BARANGAROO SOUTH 9–27 JANUARY FREE

AUSTRALIA I WORLD PREMIERE Mark the 50th anniversary of the moon landing by collectively cycling 384,400 kilometres to the moon. Pedal on World Square's Lunar Velocipede created by wild arts company Erth Visual & Physical, get involved in organised rides, or donate the kilometres from your daily travel or gym sessions. Together, let’s make it to the moon, and imagine what the Earth will be like in the next 50 years.

FREE

CIRCUS/FAMILY

WORLD SQUARE 9–27 JANUARY

Original photo: Tony (Li) Tang. Artist impression: Pip Runciman

AT WORLD SQUARE

INSTALLATION/FAMILY

FLY ME TO THE MOON

Photo: Xxxxxxxx

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HELIOSPHERE AT BARANGAROO SOUTH

THE DREAM ENGINE I UK A giant, moon-like, glowing helium sphere suspends a talented aerialist 20 metres above the crowd, creating the illusion of weightless levitation. See the website for appearance times. Heliosphere also appears in Circus Comes To Town in Parramatta. See page 39 for details. Photo: Chris Biele

WORLD SQUARE, PROUD TO BE A PARTNER OF:

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BARANGAROO SOUTH 16–27 JANUARY FREE

“MESMERISING” THE IRISH TIMES


MOON AT DARLING HARBOUR

POP AND JASMAX I NEW ZEALAND AUSTRALIAN EXCLUSIVE

Slip off your shoes and jump, bounce and experience weightlessness on Earth, at Moon Drops at Darling Harbour. International designers Jasmax collaborated with Alt Group and the Auckland Council Public Arts team to create these super-sized water-filled droplets that you can step on, roll on or play with – like a rubber-encased drop of water or mercury scaled up by 1000%.

THEATRE/FAMILY

MOON DROPS

INSTALLATION/FAMILY

A GHOST IN MY SUITCASE

“[AN] ELEGANT TALE ABOUT MEMORY AND CULTURAL IDENTITY” AUREALIS AWARD JUDGES (FOR THE NOVEL)

BARKING GECKO THEATRE AUSTRALIA I WORLD PREMIERE SEASON A magical adventure about ghosts, grief and a secret family gift, adapted from Gabrielle Wang’s award-winning children’s novel. Twelve-year-old Celeste visits China to scatter her mother’s ashes, where she reunites with her gutsy grandma and is thrust into the thrilling world of ghost-hunting, in this spectacular stage adaptation for ages 8+. DRAMA THEATRE SYDNEY OPERA HOUSE 9–19 JANUARY

DARLING HARBOUR 9–28 JANUARY FREE

$56–$71 + booking fee Family ticket available Photos: Stefan Gosatti, Daniel Grant

Photos: Zee Shake Lee

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

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“AS VISUALLY STUNNING AS IT IS DEEPLY MOVING” THE AUSTRALIAN

CONCERT HALL SYDNEY OPERA HOUSE 25 JANUARY

A powerful new work about a family embracing life after trauma. When Ash loses his best friend Bear to suicide, he starts to idolise 20th century stuntman The Great Peters, who continually feigned death jumping from bridges – but this death-defying legend is an impossible dream to follow. Man With The Iron Neck delicately and determinedly addresses the issue of suicide among Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander youths, focusing on hope and solace. Written by Ursula Yovich, with spectacular aerial performance and video design, this bold and tender story is based on an original work by Josh Bond, who created this piece with co-director Gavin Robins.

“URSULA [YOVICH] IS ALREADY ONE OF AUSTRALIA’S MOST WELL-LOVED PERFORMERS ACROSS STAGE AND TELEVISION”

Contains material that may be distressing to some audience members DRAMA THEATRE SYDNEY OPERA HOUSE 23–26 JANUARY

SBS

$46–$56 + booking fee

Photos: Brett Boardman

Photos: Tony Lewis, Shane Reid, Daniel Pockett, Emmaline Zanelli

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

MAN WITH THE IRON NECK LEGS ON THE WALL I AUSTRALIA WORLD PREMIERE SEASON

Musical snapshots of life in the Pilbara, north Western Australia, performed by the lush voices of Marliya from Gondwana Choirs, young Indigenous women singing in English and Yindjibarndi. Joining the choir are Felix Riebl and Ollie McGill of The Cat Empire, who wrote and produced the music, and special guests Briggs, Emma Donovan and Peter Garrett. With lyrics about injustice along with contemporary musical production, Spinifex Gum is political, powerful and beautiful.

$50–$80 + booking fee

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BLAK OUT

THE ADVERTISER

FELIX RIEBL, OLLIE MCGILL AND MARLIYA AUSTRALIA I WORLD PREMIERE SEASON

PHYSICAL THEATRE

“A MAGICAL EXPERIENCE”

SPINIFEX GUM

MUSIC

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

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THEATRE/DANCE

CLASSES

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BILADURANG

JOEL BRAY I AUSTRALIA

BLAK OUT

A dark, sexy and intimate solo work by Wiradjuri dancer and choreographer Joel Bray, performed for an up-close, bathrobe-clad audience in a hotel room. Winner of Best Performance at the 2017 Melbourne Fringe, and loosely based on the Dreamtime story of the Biladurang – the platypus – this is a funny, tender and affectingly autobiographical dance-theatre encounter. Recommened for ages 18+ QT SYDNEY 11–20 JANUARY

Local language is being reawakened, in a sharing and celebration of the Indigenous heritage of Sydney. Classes, talks and a mass choral performance have been developed, with Eora and Darug community leaders and language experts, to celebrate local Sydney language. Learn how to speak the first language of your home town!

OUT OF THE VAULTS: PEOPLE LANGUAGE PLACE Has ‘Sydney’ always been called Sydney? Get up-close and personal with rare collection items relating to the history of Sydney and be one of the few to lay eyes on these records rarely seen by the public. Join Melissa Jackson, Ronald Briggs and Marika Duczynski from the Indigenous Engagement Branch of State Library of NSW as they tell the story of the people, language and place. Presented by State Library of NSW

Come to one of three drop-in choir rehearsal sessions across the Festival and learn a song in local language taught by Aunty Jacinta Tobin and Yuwaalaraay woman, Nardi Simpson. You can then perform the song with a group choir at Barangaroo on 25 January. Visit the website for details of choir rehearsals and performance.

PRINCE ALFRED SQUARE PARRAMATTA 12 & 13 JANUARY FREE Registration required

SYDNEY OBSERVATORY 19 & 20 JANUARY

BARANGAROO RESERVE 25 JANUARY

FREE Registration required

$45 + booking fee

#UTSideas

$45 + booking fee

Barangaroo headland hosts a large scale outdoor sculpture by local Bangarra artist in residence Jacob Nash, featuring the declaration ‘ALWAYS’: always was, always will be.

THE VIGIL

If you came along to a class in previous years, or would like to learn more, extend your knowledge of local language by taking part in a three-day course that delves deeper into language structure, developed by Aunty Jacinta Tobin and Joel Davison. BUILDING 8, UTS 15–24 JANUARY

ALWAYS

FREE

THREE-DAY LANGUAGE COURSES

PARRAMATTA LIBRARY 9–11 JANUARY

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BARANGAROO RESERVE 9–27 JANUARY

FREE

VISIT SYDNEYFESTIVAL.ORG.AU FOR FURTHER INFORMATION

Image: Brittney Griffiths

FREE Registration required

BARAYA: SING UP COUNTRY

Back by popular demand for the third year, be part of the reawakening of Sydney Aboriginal language with an introductory one-hour language class developed by Darug woman Aunty Jacinta Tobin and Gadigal man Joel Davison. Learn greetings, landscape and place names, body parts and a song that you can then perform at Barangaroo on 25 January.

Photo: Prudence Upton

GALLERY ROOM, STATE LIBRARY OF NSW 12–26 JANUARY

FREE LANGUAGE CLASSES

INSTALLATION

BAYALA MEANS ‘SPEAK’ IN LOCAL LANGUAGE

Photos: Pippa Samaya

LET’S SPEAK SYDNEY LANGUAGE

$56 + booking fee

Gather at dusk at Barangaroo Reserve on 25 January for the lighting of a fire. A vigil will be held overnight to reflect on the impact of colonisation in Australia, the significance of the day before the First Fleet arrived, and what happened after. Hear musical performances and stories of Country from current and future community Elders. BARANGAROO RESERVE OVERNIGHT FROM DUSK 25 JANUARY FREE

Start the year with some Big Thinking! Sydney Festival artists and UTS thinkers will come together at a series of free public forums, opening up new ways to talk about the issues confronting us today. Brought to you by Sydney Festival’s knowledge partner, the University of Technology Sydney. UTS CRICOS 00099F

CULTURAL TOURS Barangaroo Reserve

Led by Aboriginal guides, connect with the world’s oldest living culture and discover the spectacular headland overlooking Sydney Harbour on a hands-on walking tour. Find out more at Barangaroo.com

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BLOOD MONEY

CURRENCY EXCHANGE TERMINAL RYAN PRESLEY I AUSTRALIA

THEATRE

VISUAL ARTS

A provocative, participatory installation that reinvents our national currency as a celebration of Aboriginal history. Step up to artist Ryan Presley’s Blood Money Currency Exchange Terminal, where you can swap your Australian dollars for ‘Blood Money’ (limited edition prints).

Contains graphic historical and contemporary sexual violence. Recommended for ages 16+

Image: Ryan Presley, Blood Money Currency Exchange Terminal 2018 performance, mixed media Originally commissioned by the Institute of Modern Art, Brisbane Image courtesy and © the artist

BLAK BOX URBAN THEATRE PROJECTS AND BLACKTOWN ARTS I AUSTRALIA The voices of elders and future leaders from Blacktown’s Aboriginal community feature in Four Winds, a surround-sound ‘deep listening’ experience curated by Daniel Browning. In this 21st century campfire experience, a cross-generational dialogue bridges the past and the future giving audiences a deeper and broader understanding of contemporary Aboriginality.

THEATRE

Photo: Barton Taylor

Louise Corpus in A Little Piece of Ash by Megan Wilding, Yellamundie Festival 2017. Photo: James Photo

$35 + booking fee

VISUAL ARTS

THE ROPES: AMRITA HEPI CEMENT FONDU I AUSTRALIA I WORLD PREMIERE

Artist, dancer and choreographer Amrita Hepi’s new project invites audiences into a deeply affecting and visceral engagement with aspects of blak experience. Building upon the rich and rhythmic history of skipping, this newly commissioned video installation explores cultural resilience and continuity.

YELLAMUNDIE

NATIONAL FIRST PEOPLES PLAYWRITING FESTIVAL

A showcase for new and distinct voices in Australian theatre, Yellamundie is a biennial celebration of national and international First Peoples playwriting. Co-presented with Carriageworks CARRIAGEWORKS 24–26 JANUARY $15 + booking fee $79.50 + booking fee for season pass (all sessions)

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THE WEEKEND MOOGAHLIN PERFORMING ARTS AUSTRALIA I WORLD PREMIERE

Lara, a Sydney mum working interstate as a dancer, receives a distress call from her youngest son. Dad hasn’t been seen for days and they are out of food. Lara has the weekend to track him down. Henrietta Baird’s debut play – first showcased in development at the Yellamundie National First Peoples Playwriting Festival 2017 – blends laughter, love and loss in a family’s search for a new beginning.

“BEAUTIFULLY TOLD AND SHARPLY COMIC NARRATIVE” THE CONVERSATION

CARRIAGEWORKS 18–23 JANUARY Photo: Jamie James

Photo: Courtesy of the artist

ARTSHUB

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$36–$41 + booking fee

FREE

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BY HENRIETTA BAIRD

CEMENT FONDU 11 JANUARY–3 MARCH

“HEPI USES THE BODY AS A SPRINGBOARD FOR THE ULTIMATE ARCHIVE”

“THE FINAL MINUTES ARE... TRULY UNFORGETTABLE”

MOOGAHLIN PERFORMING ARTS I AUSTRALIA

BLACKTOWN SHOWGROUND PRECINCT 9 JANUARY–2 FEBRUARY

$36–$41 + booking fee

THEATRE/CLASSES

INSTALLATION

CARRIAGEWORKS 16–20 JANUARY Image: ARTICLE 11

Photo: Louis Lim

RESIDENCY

11–20 JANUARY

BLAK OUT

“My name is Lila and I am a proud Blackfoot woman. What I am doing is illegal.” So begins Deer Woman, a solo warrior woman work of righteous vengeance, by Indigenous artists Tara Beagan and Andy Moro for actor Cherish Violet Blood. Lila is on a mission to avenge her little sister’s death, in a country where more than 1,600 Indigenous women and girls are currently missing or murdered.

FREE

In an on-going residency project, Canadian Indigenous artists collaborate with local communities to create sound works about Sydney’s cultural life as a coastal city – considering connections to place, land and language. Taking place over several years, this project is a collaboration with Vancouverbased Other Sights for Artists’ Projects.

DEER WOMAN

ARTICLE 11 I TURTLE ISLAND (CANADA) AUSTRALIAN EXCLUSIVE

MUSEUM OF CONTEMPORARY ART AUSTRALIA 21–28 JANUARY

THE FUTURE IS FLOATING

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FESTIVAL GARDEN Come down to the Festival Garden before your show for a drink, a bite to eat and to enjoy free entertainment presented by China Southern Airlines. On Friday and Saturday nights, stick around after the last Spiegeltent show for a free party until late! HYDE PARK NORTH ENTRY NEAR ARCHIBALD FOUNTAIN 9–27 JANUARY Closed Mondays Open 4.30pm til late FREE Magic Mirrors Spiegeltent and bar area are licensed. Under 18s must be accompanied by a responsible adult.

CABARET

PIGALLE

PETER RIX MANAGEMENT I AUSTRALIA WORLD PREMIERE A once glamorous but now fading Parisian neighbourhood is transformed into a joyous carousel of music, muscles, abandon and redemption in this fusion of burlesque, circus and discotheque with a soundtrack of 70s classics. Imagine a decadent Paris neighbourhood with an international cast of performers led by the legendary Marcia Hines. Pigalle is a glittering, raucous night on the town. Follow the noise! MAGIC MIRRORS SPIEGELTENT FESTIVAL GARDEN 8–27 JANUARY $70–$86 + booking fee

Photo: Daniel Linnet

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★★★★★ “PLUCK[S] AT THE HEARTSTRINGS OF ALL…ONE OF THE BEST SHOWS AT THIS YEAR’S FRINGE FESTIVAL”

★★★★★ “MAJOR STAR” THE SCOTSMAN

★★★★★ “SPELLBINDING STORYTELLING IN SONG”

OUT IN PERTH

★★★★★ “A DIVA NONPAREIL, HIS BASS BARITONE CAN MAKE MOUNTAINS QUAKE”

THE TIMES UK

THE LIST CABARET

CAMILLE O’SULLIVAN:

MUSIC

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LE GATEAU CHOCOLAT: ICONS

WHERE ARE WE NOW?

IRELAND I AUSTRALIAN PREMIERE

UK

Helpmann Award-winning singer and storyteller-insong Camille O’Sullivan tours the world interpreting dark and bittersweet narrative songs with her powerful voice and charisma. Entering a world of dark and light, O’Sullivan and band ask Where Are We Now? in an age that seems suddenly off-kilter, taking a personal journey into the music of her much loved late heroes David Bowie and Leonard Cohen. It’s a love letter to those two artists, with other great songs by Nick Cave, Radiohead, PJ Harvey, Jacques Brel and more.

$60–$70 + booking fee

PAUL CAPSIS

$60–$70 + booking fee

MUSIC

WITH JETHRO WOODWARD & THE FITZROY YOUTH ORCHESTRA

Photo: Eli Schmidt

THE SCOTSMAN

MUSIC

“A VOICE THAT SOUNDS LIKE AN ACT OF GOD”

MAGIC MIRRORS SPIEGELTENT FESTIVAL GARDEN 23–27 JANUARY Photo: Joanne Murphy

MAGIC MIRRORS SPIEGELTENT FESTIVAL GARDEN 10–13 JANUARY

Cabaret sensation Le Gateau Chocolat’s international smash-hit is a joyous and moving tribute to the musical heroes that shaped his life: Kate Bush, Whitney Houston, David Bowie, Pavarotti, Madonna and Meat Loaf. Live from a pop-star-postered bedroom, the beautiful bearded baritone walks the tightrope between his public and private personas, and opens his heart to sing up a storm about love and life.

AUSTRALIA One of our most gifted interpreters of song, the multi-talented Paul Capsis returns with a highoctane rock band led by Jethro Woodward to light up rock music’s dark side. Featuring songs by artists Patti Smith, Tom Waits, Lou Reed and Lana Del Rey, and classics made famous by Janis Joplin, Nina Simone and Led Zeppelin.

$60–$70 + booking fee Photo: Kate Cornish

Photo: Mandy Hall

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DOLLAR BIN DARLINGS Sydney’s most fabulous DJ duo spin fruity disco found in bargain bins. In the tradition of pirate radio, the Darlings host Garden Party FM, Wednesdays to Saturdays in the Festival Garden. Stay up late on Friday and Saturday nights: A Disco In The Mirror Ball is Sydney Festival’s free late night dance floor. Expect surprise performances and disco bangers.

MAGIC MIRRORS SPIEGELTENT FESTIVAL GARDEN 17 & 18 JANUARY

Magic Mirrors Spiegeltent and bar area are licensed. Under 18s must be accompanied by a responsible adult.

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LES FILLES DE ILLIGHADAD

MUSIC

“RAUCOUS, HYPNOTIC, LIFE AFFIRMING”

NIGER

CYCLIC DEFROST

MUSIC

Hailing from a remote rural village near the edge of the Sahara, Les Filles de Illighadad take the women’s music of the region, tende – characterised by vocal harmonies, ululations and goat skin drum percussion – and reinterpret it as Tuareg guitar folk: haunting, minimalist desert blues traditionally played by men. Direct from the desert, their sound melds hypnotic guitar lines, divine multi-part harmonies, handclaps and simple, driving rhythms.

Photo: Mirat Ghislain

MAGIC MIRRORS SPIEGELTENT FESTIVAL GARDEN 19 JANUARY $39 + booking fee

THE GUARDIAN

“STRANGE, DREAMLIKE VISIONS… OF EXPERIMENTAL POP” PITCHFORK

USA

Photos: Adrien H. Tillmann

★★★★★ “IN A MORE INTERESTING WORLD, [HOLTER] WOULD BE ALL OVER THE RADIO”

JULIA HOLTER

Mesmerising art-pop composer Julia Holter brings her distinctive sound and talented ensemble to Sydney, off the back of her ambitious new album Aviary. Coming from a distinctly avant-garde and academic background as a composer, Holter melds influences from classical music, baroque, post-rock, 70s pop, folk and found sound, all held together by her electronic harpsichord and delicate vocals.

MUSIC

MAGIC MIRRORS SPIEGELTENT FESTIVAL GARDEN 20 JANUARY

ORQUESTA AKOKÁN

DAPTONE RECORDS I CUBA AUSTRALIAN EXCLUSIVE

MUSIC

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$49 + booking fee

This big band mambo collective comprised of Cuba’s finest musicians brings the party direct from its source, celebrating Havana of the 1940s and 50s: a vibrant epicentre of music and culture. Signed to Daptone Records, the band was pieced together by celebrated Cuban singer José ‘Pepito’ Gómez, arranger and piano player Michael Eckroth and producer and tres player Jacob Plasse. Orquesta Akokán has a crack brass section, a blazing live show and a mission to do for original 40s mambo what Buena Vista Social Club did for son cubano music. MAGIC MIRRORS SPIEGELTENT FESTIVAL GARDEN 15 & 16 JANUARY $59 + booking fee Standing tickets only

NAKHANE

With emotive, fragile vocals reminiscent of Anohni and Perfume Genius, and a charismatic presence that channels Grace Jones via Prince, Nakhane’s sultry synth-pop delivers revealing lyrics about identity, queerness and religion, with powerful androgynous sexuality. This South African is on a fast-track to glam-pop superstardom.

Photo: Cat Stevens

THE GUARDIAN

& BLACK JESUS EXPERIENCE ETHIOPIA

Over his five-decade career, the father of Ethio-jazz Mulatu Astatke has developed his own uniquely laidback and seductive sound – a blend of African and Western-inspired jazz. Backed live by his high-energy ensemble of vocalists and multiinstrumentalists – Melbourne eight-piece Black Jesus Experience – the 67-year-old band leader switches deftly between vibraphone, vintage keyboards, congas and timbales, laying down joyous improvised grooves.

$49 + booking fee

Magic Mirrors Spiegeltent and bar area are licensed. Under 18s must be accompanied by a responsible adult.

Photo: Francesco Vicenzi

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$39 + booking fee Standing tickets only

Photo: Tarryn Hatchett

THE SYDNEY MORNING HERALD

MULATU ASTATKE

MAGIC MIRRORS SPIEGELTENT FESTIVAL GARDEN 18 JANUARY

MUSIC

★★★★★ “A WELCOME “[AN] EXUBERANT BLEND… BALM FOR THE INSISTENTLY RIFFY, EARS AND SOUL” BITTER-SWEET ANTHEMS”

THE AUSTRALIAN

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★★★★ “GUARANTEED TO GET DANCERS GYRATING”

“AN LGBTQ TRAILBLAZER WITH A STARTLING VOICE” THE GUARDIAN

“ONE OF THE MOST MOVING RECORDS YOU’LL HEAR ALL YEAR” NME

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★★★★★ “DANCENORTH HAVE UNLEASHED SOMETHING NEW AND PROFOUND FOR CONTEMPORARY DANCE” THE BAREFOOT REVIEW

“ONE OF AUSTRALIA’S DANCE TREASURES” THE ADVERTISER

DANCE

DUST

DANCE

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PLAYKING PRODUCTIONS, DANCENORTH, JUN TIAN FANG AND BEIJING DANCE THEATRE AUSTRALIA/CHINA I WORLD PREMIERE SEASON

DANCENORTH I AUSTRALIA WORLD PREMIERE SEASON Powerhouse contemporary dance company Dancenorth invites you to consider how we can examine the past to shape the future, and to investigate and question the architecture of personal, social, cultural and political inheritance. Featuring live violin by Canada’s Jessica Moss (Thee Silver Mt. Zion) and an architecturally designed set by award-winning Liminal Spaces, Dust is Dancenorth at its most provocative, physically exciting and intellectually curious.

A hypnotic, cross-cultural music and dance collaboration, where the audience are also performers. Recorder virtuoso Genevieve Lacey, Chinese guqin master Wang Peng, directorchoreographer Gideon Obarzanek and composer Max de Wardener bring together traditional Chinese music and contemporary movement, with the help of the audience itself, in an intricate, echoing dance. CARRIAGEWORKS 23–27 JANUARY

Recommended for ages 12+ CARRIAGEWORKS 9–13 JANUARY

$49–$59 + booking fee

$49–$59 + booking fee Photos: Amber Haines, Angus Kemp

Photos: Amber Haines

This project has been assisted by the Australian Government’s Major Festivals Initiative, managed by the Australia Council, its arts funding and advisory body, in association with the Confederation of Australian International Arts Festivals Inc., commissioned by Brisbane Festival, Sydney Festival, Ten Days on the Island, Riverside Theatres, Merrigong Theatre Company, Monash Academy of Performing Arts and Théâtre National de Chaillot.

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

“GIDEON OBARZANEK HAS BECOME A LEADING FIGURE IN AUSTRALIAN CONTEMPORARY DANCE” THE NEW YORK TIMES

“I WAS BOWLED OVER BY THE EXQUISITE SOUNDS… MORPHING INTO GORGEOUS MOVING SCULPTURES” GENEVIEVE LACEY

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★★★★ “LAUGHTER AND HORROR IN MAGNETIC STUDY OF TOXIC MASCULINITY”

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QUIPTAKE, PANDEMIC THEATRE AND THE THEATRE CENTRE I CANADA AUSTRALIAN PREMIERE A laugh-out-loud, appalling and riveting one-man monologue confronting toxic masculinity. Awardwinning theatre creator and actor Adam Lazarus plays The Father, a loving man with a very dark past, in this controversial success from Canada and the Edinburgh Fringe. Contains material that may be distressing to some audience members

THE GUARDIAN

CARRIAGEWORKS 10–13 JANUARY $36–$41 + booking fee Photos: John Launer

“RADICALLY DISRUPTIVE, THE CHAT TRANSFORMS THE THEATRE INTO A TENSE AND LIMINAL SPACE” ARTS REVIEW

THE CHAT

THE HERALD

THEATRE

JR BRENNAN AND DAVID WOODS I AUSTRALIA A deeply human, heartfelt and comic collaboration devised with ex-offenders that explores the realities of our criminal justice system. Theatre maker and former parole officer JR Brennan worked with actors, former prisoners, criminologists and academics to create this compelling performance experiment that asks the audience to decide who deserves freedom. CARRIAGEWORKS 16–20 JANUARY Photos: Bryony Jackson, Kasia Sykus

$36 + booking fee

THEATRE

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ADAPTED BY WILLIAM ZAPPA AFTER HOMER WILLIAM ZAPPA AND SPORT FOR JOVE I AUSTRALIA Homer’s Iliad is the HBO series of the classics – a sweeping, bloody panorama of war cut with intimate scenes that reveal the emotional lives and frailties of the famed ancient heroes and villains. Gifted actor William Zappa brings Homer’s epic to life in a thrilling modern marathon of storytelling performed by four actors with live percussion by Michael Askill and an oud score. Presented in three parts over three nights, or over one day. Photos: Hugh Hamilton

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★★★★ “ELECTRIFYING... THIS IS HARDCORE”

★★★★ “[ZAPPA] BRINGS A POETIC RHYTHM AND AN AUSTRALIAN VOICE, HONOURING THE CLASSIC AND MAKING IT ACCESSIBLE TO MODERN AUDIENCES” THE CANBERRA TIMES

UPSTAIRS BELVOIR ST THEATRE 23–27 JANUARY $36 + booking fee $79.95 + booking fee for all three parts 33


★★★★ “SUBLIME AND SOPHISTICATED CLASSIC POP” NZ HERALD

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Until is American artist Nick Cave’s largest, most thought-provoking and spectacular installation yet, speaking to the urgent issues of gun violence and race in America. Head down to Carriageworks from 7pm on Mondays 14 and 21 January for after-hours sessions that bring the Nick Cave: Until exhibition to life, featuring a bar and DJ, live music performance and artist talks. See the website for more details.

TALKS/MUSIC/VISUAL ARTS

JONATHAN BREE NEW ZEALAND

With wit-laden lyricism that nods to Jarvis Cocker, baroque instrumentation, Gainsbourg-inspired production and the 60s aesthetic and warm baritone of Scott Walker, New Zealand indie pop royalty Jonathan Bree (The Brunettes) delivers a sultry and self-effacing masterclass in clever pop songwriting. CARRIAGEWORKS 17 JANUARY $39 + booking fee

CARRIAGEWORKS 14 & 21 JANUARY Photos: Adam Custins

$39 + booking fee Standing tickets only Licensed event: 18+

MUSIC

NICK CAVE: UNTIL CARRIAGEWORKS, MASSACHUSETTS MUSEUM OF CONTEMPORARY ART AND CRYSTAL BRIDGES MUSEUM OF AMERICAN ART I USA/AUSTRALIA

A wonderland of shimmering crystals, thousands of wind spinners and ceramic birds, millions of plastic beads, 17 black-face ‘lawn jockeys’, 13 gilded pigs and a crocodile. That’s just a fraction of what you’ll encounter journeying through Until.

FREE

A powerful and highly volatile multi-point sound environment performed in the round and created in residency at Germany’s ZKM Karlsruhe. Minimalist and experimental Australian composer Ben Frost evolves his critically acclaimed album The Centre Cannot Hold into a new live performance concept. Synthesis, analogue tape and live guitars are fed in real time through an array of digital objects, relentlessly pushing and pulling against one another in a new kaleidoscope of sonic ecology. CARRIAGEWORKS 12 JANUARY $49 + booking fee Photo: Salar Kheradpejouh

Photo: James Prinz Photography 2016

VICE

BEN FROST AUSTRALIA

CARRIAGEWORKS 23 NOVEMBER–3 MARCH

“THE SHEER MAGNITUDE AND DETAIL... IS ENOUGH TO LEAVE YOU COMPLETELY FLOORED”

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★★★★ “A RIGOROUS, BEAUTIFUL ACHIEVEMENT” IRISH TIMES

“VOLLEYS OF BRUTALIZING ELECTRONIC SOUND” PITCHFORK

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THE SYDNEY MORNING HERALD Q&A WITH THE ARTISTS

Join Festival Director Wesley Enoch every Tuesday of the Festival at lunchtime for a unique insight into the week ahead. Come along to these casual sessions for behindthe-scenes information, energetic discussion and insider tips.

The Sydney Morning Herald hosts in-depth, post-show Q&A sessions with the talented artists behind HOME, Old Stock: A Refugee Love Story, One Infinity, Man With The Iron Neck, Beware of Pity, Shànghǎi MiMi, Dust, A Ghost in My Suitcase and Deer Woman.

STATE LIBRARY OF NSW 8, 15 & 22 JANUARY FREE

VARIOUS VENUES SEE EVENT PAGES ON WEBSITE FOR DETAILS

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SYDNEY FESTIVAL LUNCHTIME BRIEFINGS

TALKS

SYDNEY FESTIVAL TALKS

PLEASE VIST THE WEBSITE FOR FULL DETAILS OF ALL TALKS

ROCK BANG

Learn about the inspiration, influences, hard work, challenges and triumphs that go into creating such powerful art, and don’t miss the chance to ask your burning questions.

THE GREAT HALL UTS FREE Registration required

Recommended for ages 13+

LIFE AFTER LIFE BEHIND BARS

WHO WE ARE AND HOW WE LIVE TOGETHER

GETTING BY AND GETTING BETTER

What impacts upon Australia’s national identity? How do we coexist? Can there be harmony in diversity? Is there more that unites than divides us? Drawing on themes from Festival shows including Old Stock: A Refugee Love Story, Counting and Cracking and A Ghost in My Suitcase, this discussion explores the migrant experience in Australia and complex questions of identity, assimilation and belonging.

Colonisation has had a devastating impact. How do we recognise the resilience of Indigenous peoples? Taking in powerful ideas from Man With The Iron Neck and Deer Woman, speakers including Ursula Yovich explore what makes First Peoples able to overcome sustained trauma and the role of art in the healing process.

Is imagination the key to achieving the impossible? Fly Me To The Moon marks the 50th anniversary of a remarkable feat of human achievement: the moon landing. This talk explores how imagination shapes success and innovation. Imagining ourselves all the way to the moon, what new perspectives can we gain about what is possible on Earth?

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22 JANUARY

9 JANUARY

IMAGINATION INDIGENOUS AND ENDEAVOUR: AUSTRALIA AND FLY ME TO THE MOON CAPTAIN COOK:

13 JANUARY

ART AND ACTIVISM:

Prominent Chinese artist Xiao Lu appears in conversation following this year’s retrospective of her work (see page 49). This talk focuses on how art can be a platform for championing important debate – ultimately, reframing conversations and changing minds. 4A CENTRE FOR CONTEMPORARY ASIAN ART 20 JANUARY FREE Registration required 36

Co-presented with Critical Path GADEN CAFE & COMMUNITY CENTRE 19 JANUARY FREE Registration required

HACKING THE ANTHROPOCENE How does dance help us think about the future? Critical Path in partnership with MAAS invite five choreographers and five specialists from other disciplines to respond to the idea of the Anthropocene, the human era of impact on the earth. Together they explore new ways to live in the world over a week-long laboratory – hear what they have to say before and after the collaboration. Co-presented with Critical Path POWERHOUSE MUSEUM 20 & 27 JANUARY FREE Registration required

TALKING CIRCUS:

THROUGH DIFFERENT LENSES How do diverse cultures shape contemporary circus? Circus is a flexible and inclusive artform that is continually developing, and adapts to different influences from all over the world. This talk brings together international artists from Shànghǎi MiMi 上海咪咪 and Mallakhambindia with local artists. RIVERSIDE THEATRE 13 JANUARY FREE Registration required

★★★★★ “BRILLIANTLY CHOREOGRAPHED MAYHEM PERFORMED WITH ASTONISHING SYNCHRONICITY AND PHYSICAL PRECISION” THE AGE (ON CIRCUS OZ)

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SPLASH TEST DUMMIES

DUMMIES CORP. I AUSTRALIA

Dive into a swimming pool of slapstick stunts and comedy with an award-winning family circus trio. Splash Test Dummies’ hour-long aquatic adventure brings together synchronised swimming on unicycles, ‘Muscle Beach’ human balancing acts and water skiing through the theatre, in a unique and whimsical show for all ages. LENNOX THEATRE RIVERSIDE THEATRES 11–13 JANUARY $26 + booking fee Family ticket available Photo: Ben Weinstein

CHANGING THE CONVERSATION

What challenges do senior female choreographers face? This conversation between choreographic artists aims to celebrate older women working in dance and introduce audiences to the process, practice and achievements of artists, encouraging different ways of looking at the creative work they produce.

First Australians are the oldest continuous culture in the world, having been on this continent for over 60,000 years. 2020 will mark the 250th anniversary of when Cook first landed, irrevocably changing the lives of Indigenous Australians. Inspired by ALWAYS at Barangaroo and ahead of The Vigil on 25 January, Wesley Enoch hosts a powerful conversation with Indigenous leaders and artists to set the agenda for this anniversary. 25 JANUARY

TALKING DANCE WOMEN’S WORK

SETTING THE AGENDA FOR 2020

$36 + booking fee Family ticket available

CIRCUS/FAMILY

RESILIENCE AND RECOVERY:

Photo: Andrew Wuttke

DISPLACEMENT AND DIASPORA:

LENNOX THEATRE RIVERSIDE THEATRES 10–13 JANUARY

PARRAMATTA

A hilarious and hard-rocking circus extravaganza from Circus Oz with art-rock-comedy duo Otto & Astrid from Die Roten Punkte. Australia’s original rock’n’roll circus returns with an electric new show packed with their signature irreverent comedy. Rock Bang combines heart-thumping acrobatics, face-melting funnies and head-banging live music, before descending into spectacular chaos.

REHABILITATION AND REFORM: Can people really change? Can society forgive? In conversation with artists, including JR Brennan, director of The Chat, this talk takes a deep dive into the stubborn issues around rehabilitation, regret and forgiveness. Looking critically at our social and penal systems, it asks whether real reform is possible and, if so, how it can be achieved.

CBC CANADA (ON OTTO & ASTRID)

CIRCUS OZ IN COLLABORATION WITH OTTO & ASTRID I AUSTRALIA

UTS BIG THINKING FORUMS These panel discussions bring artists and experts from various disciplines together to explore the ideas that inspire their works.

★★★★★ “THEY’RE HILARIOUS”

“ADEPT, UNADULTERATED MISCHIEF” THE TIMES UK 37


CIRCUS/FAMILY

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FLYING TRAPEZE WORKSHOPS

Swoop through the sky on a 10-metre high trapeze rig with Sydney Trapeze School. Perfect for beginner or intermediate acrobats, these hands-on, two-hour workshops introduce you to the art and guide you through a low-level practice, before you harness up to learn high flying trapeze tricks.

INDIA

An ancient Indian sport is given new life, as five of India’s best Mallakhamb artists perform breathtaking stunts on large vertical poles. Combining gymnastics, wrestling and aerial yoga, these extraordinary artists eloquently perform feats of strength, poise and dexterity in a physical spectacle that borders on the impossible. PRINCE ALFRED SQUARE PARRAMATTA 11–13 JANUARY FREE

SHÀNGHAI MIMI

HELIOSPHERE THE DREAM ENGINE I UK

The Heliosphere brings the shared human dream of flying to life in a spectacular way. A giant, moonlike, glowing helium sphere suspends a talented aerialist 20 metres above the crowd, creating the illusion of weightless levitation. The aerialist swoops down to shake hands with the audience one minute, soaring back up into the skyline the next. The Heliosphere also appears at Barangaroo South, see page 15 for details.

上海咪咪

PRINCE ALFRED SQUARE PARRAMATTA 11–13 JANUARY

Photo: Chris Biele

Don’t miss Shànghǎi MiMi 上海咪咪, an intoxicating journey into the cabaret and club scene of cosmopolitan 1930s Shanghai, 10–20 January at Riverside Theatres. See pages 6 and 7 for more details.

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CIRCUS COMES TO TOWN/PARRAMATTA

FREE

$50 + booking fee

CIRCUS/FAMILY

PRINCE ALFRED SQUARE PARRAMATTA 11–13 JANUARY

MALLAKHAMBINDIA

Photo: Benjamin Knapton

Join us for a weekend of circus fun from 11 to 13 January in Parramatta’s Prince Alfred Square. See incredible free Mallakhambindia performances, marvel at Heliosphere or turn your bicycle into a flying flame machine to join the opening parade. Aerialize are also back with affordable circus skills workshops for all ages and abilities, along with our outdoor Flying Trapeze Workshops. The circus is coming to town and you’re invited!

CIRCUS

CIRCUS COMES TO TOWN

PRINCE ALRFRED SQUARE PARRAMATTA 11–13 JANUARY

FREE

CIRCUS/FAMILY

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AERIALIZE WORKSHOPS

Discover your inner acrobat with Sydney’s leading circus training centre. Aerialize hosts a series of fun workshops for all ages and abilities, covering everything from aerial skills to handstands, mini-tramp, hula hoops and juggling for ages 2+.

COURTYARD RIVERSIDE THEATRES 11–20 JANUARY $10 + booking fee

Photos: Hayden Shepard

EXPERIENCE SYDNEY FESTIVAL OUR WAY IN PARRAMATTA discoverparramatta.com

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PARRAMATTA

SUN-HERALD

“THEATRICAL MAGIC” THE AUSTRALIAN

BRETT & WENDY A LOVE STORY BOUND BY ART

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“FOR FLAIR AND SHEER VISUAL PLEASURE, THE COMPANY IS STREETS AHEAD OF ANYONE ELSE”

THEATRE

SYDNEY SYMPHONY UNDER THE STARS

KIM CARPENTER’S THEATRE OF IMAGE IN ASSOCIATION WITH RIVERSIDE THEATRES PARRAMATTA I AUSTRALIA I WORLD PREMIERE

SYDNEY SYMPHONY ORCHESTRA I AUSTRALIA One of the most well-loved Sydney Festival events returns to Parramatta. It’s the perfect evening for families and friends to pack a hamper, grab a blanket, and settle back in a Sydney summer dusk to enjoy beautiful music. Conducted by Benjamin Northey, the Sydney Symphony Orchestra performs a selection of iconic film music and well-known classical favourites by Rossini, Strauss, Tchaikovsky and more.

Take a deep dive into the extraordinary, turbulent artistic partnership of Brett and Wendy Whiteley. This visually ravishing production conjures the joys, passions and struggles of Brett and Wendy’s relationship, with actors, dancers and live music. LENNOX THEATRE RIVERSIDE THEATRES 18–27 JANUARY

THE CRESCENT PARRAMATTA PARK 19 JANUARY

$60 + booking fee

INSTALLATION

SINCE ALI DIED

THEATRE

Photos: Jamie Williams

Photo: Brett & Wendy in Bali 1980, Brett Whiteley Archive, copyright Wendy Whiteley, The Brett Whiteley Studio.

Artwork: Remembering Lao Tse (shaving off a second) 1967 Brett Whiteley, copyright Wendy Whiteley, The Art Gallery of NSW.

FREE

GRIFFIN THEATRE COMPANY I AUSTRALIA

TIME OUT

SBW STABLES THEATRE 7–19 JANUARY

RAFFERTYS THEATRE RIVERSIDE THEATRES 22–25 JANUARY

$35 + booking fee

$35 + booking fee

Please note all wheelchair accessible performances will be held at Riverside Theatres

Photo: David Charles Collins PARRAMATTA

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Written and performed by Australia’s powerhouse spoken word poet Omar Musa, Since Ali Died is a triumphant, riveting suite of politically-charged and deeply personal storytelling, rap and song, inspired by the passing of his personal hero, boxing legend Muhammad Ali.

Image: Ornery, brass & ivory, W.Harris & Co, England,1789-c.1805, MAAS Collection.

“MAGNETIC”

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MAAS AND THE MOON MUSEUM OF APPLIED ARTS AND SCIENCES AUSTRALIA Discover more about the moon, and how it inspires us, in this small display curated by the Museum of Applied Arts and Sciences (MAAS). See scientific instruments and models, astrophotographs, moon-inspired ceramics, textiles and more from the Museum’s rich and diverse collection of astronomical history, design and decorative arts. RIVERSIDE THEATRES 9–27 JANUARY FREE

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MARY LATTIMORE

11–13 JANUARY

Seattle cellist Lori Goldston plays songs, improvisations and compositions that restlessly explore the far reaches of the instrument’s voice, responding to the unique modernist surrounds of the Seidler Penthouse. 23–25 JANUARY $86 + booking fee

$60 + booking fee

JULIAN ROSE HOUSE / ROSE SEIDLER HOUSE

HARRY AND PENELOPE SEIDLER HOUSE

ELENA KATS-CHERNIN Renowned Australian composer and pianist Elena Kats-Chernin performs works from her ARIA number one albums as well as live improvisations responding to the Harry and Penelope Seidler House. 12 JANUARY Photo: Dirk Meinecke Architects: Harry Seilder & Associates

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SEIDLER PENTHOUSE

LORI GOLDSTON

Performing in the unique space of the Seidlerdesigned Ian Thorpe Aquatic Centre, Los Angeles harpist Mary Lattimore plucks dreamy, sunlightfilled arpeggios and otherworldly loops played through speakers submerged in the pool. Bring your swimwear!

$86 + booking fee

MUSIC

MUSIC

IAN THORPE AQUATIC CENTRE

SEIDLER SALON SERIES

SEIDLER SALON SERIES

Music and architecture come together in a series of concerts hosted in and around, and inspired by, the singular buildings of Australia’s most famous modernist architect, Harry Seidler.

LAURENCE PIKE CHUCK JOHNSON

A double-bill featuring two acclaimed artists. At Rose Seidler House, Sydney’s polymath percussionist, producer and composer Laurence Pike journeys through his musical history of jazz and electronic experimentation. After a brief intermission and a short walk to the nearby Julian Rose House, Chuck Johnson fuses minimalist composition with American gospel and suspends them in blissful, ambient pedal steel guitar meditations. 18–20 JANUARY $86 + booking fee Outdoor seating only

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“SPELLBINDING RIGHT THROUGH TO THE CURTAIN CALLS” SEEN AND HEARD

“[AN] ALLURING ALCHEMY OF JOY AND WISTFULNESS” NPR

CAPE VERDE I AUSTRALIAN EXCLUSIVE Cape Verde’s Lucibela brings to Sydney the sounds popularised by the late, great singer Cesária Évora: Portuguese-influenced folk propelled by a silky, emotive voice, trained by years of singing in Santa Maria hotel bars. Lucibela’s 2018 debut album Laço Umbilical is a showcase of the West African archipelago’s regional music: morna, a take on the melancholic laments of traditional Portuguese fado, and coladeira, the buoyant folk music of celebration.

$56–$70 + booking fee

$56–$70 + booking fee

Family ticket available

MUSIC

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BRIDGE OF DREAMS

PRESENTED BY SANDY EVANS AND SIRENS BIG BAND FEATURING SHUBHA MUDGAL AND ANEESH PRADHAN I INDIA/AUSTRALIA I WORLD PREMIERE

Three celebrated international art music ensembles combine to form a super group in the vast Casula Powerhouse Turbine Hall. Experience industrial chamber works The Dam by Kate Moore and Suppression by Natasha Anderson, alongside Alice Chance’s communal choral project The Audience Choir.

India’s rich musical palette meets top Australian jazz talent, in a collaboration that features revered Hindustani singer Shubha Mudgal, jazz saxophonist Sandy Evans, tabla maestro Aneesh Pradhan, his disciple Bobby Singh and classical harmonium player Sudhir Nayak. They are accompanied by 17-piece jazz super-collective Sirens Big Band, who showcase Sydney’s leading female and trans musicians.

Photo: Courtesy of the artist

$45 + booking fee

Artwork: Green Peas for Breakfast

ENSEMBLE OFFSPRING, INTERNATIONAL CONTEMPORARY ENSEMBLE AND ENSEMBLE ADAPTER I AUSTRALIA/USA/GERMANY

CASULA POWERHOUSE ARTS CENTRE 12 & 13 JANUARY

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SUPPRESSION DAM

Renowned pianist Alexandra Dariescu’s reimagining of Tchaikovsky’s enchanting Christmas tale merges piano, ballet and state-of-the-art digital animations in a trailblazing 50-minute multimedia treat for all ages. Dariescu plays selected score movements and ballerina Désirée Ballantyne dances in-sync with hand-drawn digital projections, as the Sugar Plum Fairy meets the 21st century.

MUSIC

THE NUTCRACKER AND I ALEXANDRA DARIESCU I ROMANIA

Photos: N’Krumah Lawson-Daku

CITY RECITAL HALL 24 JANUARY

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LUCIBELA

MUSIC

CITY RECITAL HALL 12 JANUARY $50 + booking fee

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WOZZECK WILLIAM KENTRIDGE AND OPERA AUSTRALIA AUSTRALIA I AUSTRALIAN PREMIERE Alban Berg’s stunning operatic adaption of one of the seminal dramas of the past 250 years – Georg Büchner’s tale of a hapless soldier driven mad by army life and his faithless lover – is brought to vivid life by William Kentridge, one of the great visual artists of our time.

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OPERA

MASTERS OF MODERN SOUND

ART GALLERY OF NEW SOUTH WALES AND FORCE MAJEURE I AUSTRALIA I WORLD PREMIERE Journey through Art Gallery of NSW and experience Masters of modern art from the Hermitage after dark. Encounter leading Australian and international composers and musicians. Be immersed in new sounds by David Lynch collaborator, Dean Hurley; original movement by Force Majeure’s Danielle Micich; and live performance by William Basinski and Lawrence English, Chris Abrahams, Caterina Barbieri, Del Lumanta, Corin Ileto, Becky Sui Zhen and Casey Hartnett.

In German with English surtitles JOAN SUTHERLAND THEATRE SYDNEY OPERA HOUSE 25 JANUARY–5 FEBRUARY $78–$361 + booking fee

ART GALLERY OF NSW 10–12 JANUARY $65 + booking fee

★★★★★ THE FINANCIAL TIMES

Photo: Ruth Walz

THE TELEGRAPH

IN THE HEIGHTS SYDNEY OPERA HOUSE I AUSTRALIA

This quadruple Tony Award-winning work is a modern musical infused with salsa rhythms by a 10-piece Latino band. Written by Hamilton creator and Moana composer Lin-Manuel Miranda, In The Heights is set in Manhattan’s vibrant, close-knit Hispanic-American neighbourhood Washington Heights. This joyous summer tale is about family, community and chasing your dreams while staying true to your roots.

$49–$139 + booking fee

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MUSIC

“A WILDLY CONTEMPORARY MUSICAL FOR OUR TIMES”

Photo: Grant Leslie Cast from 2018 Hayes Theatre Co season

Produced by Blue Saint Productions in association with Neil Gooding Music and Lyrics by Lin-Manuel Miranda Book by Quiara Alegría Hudes Conceived by Lin-Manuel Miranda In The Heights is presented by permission of ORiGiN™ Theatrical on behalf of R&H Theatricals: www.rnh.com

Artwork: Wassily Kandinsky Landscape: Dünaberg near Murnau 1913 (detail), The State Hermitage Museum, St Petersburg, Inv GE 9098 © The State Hermitage Museum 2018, Vladimir Terebenin

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T5 TANK SOUND PROJECT MOSMAN ART GALLERY I AUSTRALIA WORLD PREMIERE

Four new site-specific artworks by renowned Sydneybased sound artists Chris Caines and Gail Priest, and experimental, multi-disciplinary artists David Haines and Joyce Hinterding, premiere at a massive decommissioned military fuel tank hidden in Mosman.

Photos: David Haines

CONCERT HALL SYDNEY OPERA HOUSE 16–20 JANUARY

INSTALLATION/MUSIC

MUSICAL THEATRE

Photo: Marian Abboud

★★★★★

T5 CAMOUFLAGE FUEL TANK GEORGES HEIGHTS 20 JANUARY (LIVE PERFORMANCE) $26 + booking fee 23–27 JANUARY (INSTALLATION) FREE

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SILENT DISCO

STATE LIBRARY OF NSW I AUSTRALIA

It’s a party in the library – put on some headphones, turn up the music and dance like no librarians are watching. Special guest DJs spin the latest tracks for you to silently strut your stuff in the State Library’s newly refurbished galleries with a licensed bar. GALLERIES STATE LIBRARY OF NSW 11 & 25 JANUARY (18+) 18 JANUARY (all ages) $20 + booking fee Family ticket available for 18 January 47

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ARTICLE 14.1

VISUAL ARTS

PHUONG NGO I AUSTRALIA

INSTALLATION

For this 10-day durational performance, Australian artist Phuong Ngo invites viewers to join him as he relieves a momentous journey – his parents’ immigration by boat from Vietnam in 1981. Join Ngo as he folds thousands of origami boats and listen to recorded interviews with Vietnamese refugees. On the last night of the performance a special boat burning ceremony takes place at sunset in memory of those lost at sea. MUSEUM OF CONTEMPORARY ART AUSTRALIA 14–23 JANUARY FREE

An Enigma Machine Production An Artbank + ACMI Commission Ebube Uba. Photo: Philippa Bateman

JUST NOT AUSTRALIAN ARTSPACE I AUSTRALIA

VISUAL ARTS

The origins and implications of Australian identity and national mythology are explored through the frames of immigration, satire, larrikinism and resistance. This exhibition features work by leading local artists from different generations and media including Soda_Jerk, Vincent Namitjira, Abdul Abdullah, Cigdem Aydemir, Karla Dickens and more. ARTSPACE 18 JANUARY–31 MARCH FREE

ZANNY BEGG I AUSTRALIA

The Beehive is assembled by randomising software. Each screening has a unique duration of up to 33 minutes.

VISUAL ARTS

THE BEEHIVE On 4 July 1975, the crusading journalist, heiress and anti-development campaigner Juanita Nielsen went to a meeting at a Kings Cross underworld club. She was never seen again. In this innovative fiction and documentary video installation, artist Zanny Begg and creative producer Philippa Bateman weave the tropes of true crime and cold case stories with themes of gentrification, corruption and non-conformity.

Photos: Alex Clayton

Phuong Ngo Article 14.1 2014 performance, mixed media Originally commissioned by Next Wave Festival 2014 Image courtesy and © the artist

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UNSW GALLERIES 5 JANUARY–23 FEBRUARY FREE

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XIAO LU: IMPOSSIBLE DIALOGUE

肖鲁:语嘿

Image: Soda_Jerk, TERROR NULLIUS, 2018, HD video, 54 mins, courtesy the artists

52 ARTISTS 52 ACTIONS

The first retrospective of this leading contemporary Chinese artist, anchored in her landmark 1989 performance work Dialogue, in which the artist fired two bullets at her own art installation. Xiao Lu was briefly imprisoned in China after Dialogue, later moving to Sydney before returning to China, where she continued to make highly personal sociopolitical work in an environment hostile to dissident voices. This survey spotlights three decades of Xiao Lu’s practice.

VISUAL ARTS

CHINA

4A CENTRE FOR CONTEMPORARY ASIAN ART 19 JANUARY–24 MARCH

ARTSPACE I AUSTRALIA

ON INSTAGRAM AT @52ARTISTS52ACTIONS 9–27 JANUARY

FREE Photo: Lin Qijian Courtesy Xiao Lu

In this unique and ambitious year-long project launched at Sydney Festival 2018, every week a different artist from across Asia created an action addressing an urgent political issue and shared it worldwide via Instagram. At Sydney Festival 2019, look back at a year’s worth of political and artistic actions at @52artists52actions.

Image: Xiao Lu, One, performance, 5 September 2015, Valand Academy, University of Gothenburg, Sweden

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On left: Echo Morgan, Delete, 2018, performance documentation, courtesy the artist. Photo: Jamie Baker. On right: Enkhjargal Ganbat, Mirror, performance documentation, Instagram post for 52 Artists 52 Actions, 24 May 2018, Mongolia, courtesy of the artist.

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FERRYTHON

FAMILY

Sydney Harbour turns spectacular with Ferrython, one of Australia’s most popular and iconic free events. See our beloved ferries in this Australia Day tradition, as they venture from Circular Quay to Shark Island and then back to a glorious finish at the Sydney Harbour Bridge. Pack a picnic and gather on the foreshore to barrack for your favourite ferry. SYDNEY HARBOUR 26 JANUARY FREE

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AUSTRALIA DAY AT SYDNEY FESTIVAL

Photo: Prudence Upton

Join Sydney Festival on Australia Day for a full day of art and activity across the city. Head to Barangaroo Reserve in the morning for dance and musical performances at the WugulOra ceremony, then watch the Ferrython as it takes over Sydney Harbour. Experience the Apollo 11 art installation and ALWAYS sculpture at Barangaroo, then set off to explore the Moon Drops at Darling Harbour and Fly Me To The Moon at World Square. Finish the day off with a visit to the Festival Garden in Hyde Park for some food and a drink. 26 JANUARY FREE

Photos: Prudence Upton, Jamie Williams, Zee Shake Lee

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TICKETS

All price ranges listed are full price tickets. For all pricing details including concessions, visit the website. Tickets available from 9AM THURSDAY 25 OCTOBER Visit sydneyfestival.org.au or call 1300 856 876 CALL CENTRE OPENING HOURS: 25 OCTOBER–7 JANUARY: Monday–Friday 9am–5pm 8–27 JANUARY: Monday–Friday 8am–8pm Saturday & Sunday 10am–2pm

GROUP BOOKINGS

ACCESS & INCLUSION

PLAYWAVE

Save 10–25% off A Reserve or General Admission tickets by booking for a group of 10 or more. Some exclusions apply. Visit sydneyfestival.org.au/groups for details

Are you aged 15–19? Become a member of Playwave for discounts, exclusive access to events and more. Visit playwave.com.au

CONCESSIONS

GIFT VOUCHERS

A Sydney Festival gift voucher is the perfect gift for a friend or loved one to choose their own Festival experience. Visit sydneyfestival.org.au/giftvouchers

TIX FOR NEXT TO NIX

Grab a $26 ticket to most Festival shows playing that day. Head down to World Square to get in line. Visit sydneyfestival.org.au/tixfornix for details

Concession tickets are available for full-time students, pensioners, Seniors Card holders, children 16 years and under and the unemployed. Proof of concession must be produced at the events to obtain the concession or child price. Concessions are only available where indicated and may be subject to availability. For full ticketing terms and conditions, visit sydneyfestival.org.au/tandc

UNDER 30

We welcome all visitors to Sydney Festival events and make every effort to ensure the program is accessible to our whole audience. For all the details on the Festival’s access program, precincts, venues, built environments and for information on shows including duration times, visit sydneyfestival.org.au

WHEELCHAIR ACCESS

The wheelchair symbol indicates that the venue/location is wheelchair accessible or has been made accessible for the Festival. Designated wheelchair spaces (where available) will be sold at the lowest full price in the house for that performance.

ASSISTIVE LISTENING SYSTEMS

Assistive Listening Systems provide hearing augmentation and amplification.

AUDIO DESCRIPTION/TACTILE TOUR

A limited allocation of tickets are available for people 30 years and under on selected events, look out for: icon on applicable shows. Tickets range from $39–$49 + booking fee. Photo ID will be required at the events to obtain the reduced price. Visit sydneyfestival.org.au/under30

Trained audio describers provide live verbal descriptions of actions, costumes, scenery and other visual elements of the performance between gaps in the dialogue on stage via a discreet headset. Tactile tours allow patrons who are blind or have low vision and their companions to explore the set, props and costumes prior to the performance. Bookings are essential.

Photo: Prudence Upton

FESTIVAL MULTIPACKS BOOK 3 OR MORE EVENTS to save up to 20% BOOK YOUR MULTIPACK before 9am Monday 12 November to get access to some of the best seats. Multipack allocations are strictly limited, book early to avoid disappointment.

- Rock Bang 12 January, 7.30pm (tactile tour at 6.30pm) page 37 - A Ghost in My Suitcase 16 January, 1.30pm (tactile tour at 12.30pm) page 17 - The Nutcracker and I 19 January, 7pm page 45

CAPTIONING

For people who are hard of hearing or Deaf, theatre captioning is an accurate text display of a theatre performance in its entirety, including actors’ dialogue, ad libs, song lyrics, musical descriptions and other sound effects. Captioning is displayed on large screens at the side of the stage and on the GoTheatrical! mobile app. - A Ghost in My Suitcase 19 January, 1.30pm page 17

SURTITLING

Foreign language performances are surtitled, with the translation of dialogue displayed on a screen above the stage. - Beware of Pity page 4 - La Passion de Simone page 8 - Wozzeck page 46

AUSLAN INTERPRETED PERFORMANCES

As the action unfolds, an interpreter stands to one side of the stage, signing the text and dialogue live.

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- Rock Bang 12 January, 7.30pm page 37 - A Ghost in My Suitcase 16 January, 1.30pm page 17 - Biladurang 17 January, 8pm page 21 - Blak Box 19 January, 6pm page 22 - UTS Big Thinking Forum: Imagination and Endeavour: Fly Me To The Moon 22 January, 6pm page 36 - The Weekend 23 January, 7pm page 23 - Le Gateau Chocolat: ICONS 24 January, 8.30pm page 27 - Man With The Iron Neck 25 January, 7.30pm (post-show Q&A session also Auslan interpreted) page 19 - UTS Big Thinking Forum: Indigenous Australia and Captain Cook: Setting The Agenda for 2020 25 January, 6pm page 36

ACCESSIBLE & INCLUSIVE

To ensure we are fully inclusive, please let us know of any specific requirements before attending the event. The following events are accessible to all people. - Aerialize Workshops all sessions are for all abilities page 39

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Companion Card holders qualify for a second ticket at no cost for their companion. Please contact Sydney Festival directly to assist with your booking.

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ACCESSIBLE BROCHURE FORMATS

Sydney Festival provides an audio CD, MP3 files, PDF document, large print Word document, braille brochure and show synopses (on request).

ACCESSIBLE PERFORMANCES

Please see listings on this page for dates and times of audio described, Auslan interpreted, captioned, surtitled, accessible and inclusive performances and workshops. For these performances, we encourage booking tickets prior to FRIDAY 14 DECEMBER. Seats cannot be guaranteed after this date although we will always do our best to accommodate your request. All access performance tickets will be sold at the lowest full price in the house for that performance (excluding Wozzeck and In The Heights). Bookings for Auslan interpreted and captioned performances can be made online by entering the promotional code ACCESS2019 during purchase.

ACCESS AT THE CRESCENT

At Sydney Symphony Under the Stars a viewing area for patrons with accessibility needs is located at the front, on the right hand side as you look at the stage. Friends and family are also welcome in the designated viewing area. The precinct is relatively flat with a mix of grass and paved surfaces. Accessible amenities are available.

CONTACT US

For access information, bookings or to give us feedback, please call 1300 856 876 or email access@sydneyfestival.org.au Please note our call centre opening hours: 25 OCTOBER–7 JANUARY: Monday–Friday 9am–5pm 8–27 JANUARY: Monday–Friday 8am–8pm Saturday & Sunday 10am–2pm 53


VENUES 4A CENTRE FOR CONTEMPORARY ASIAN ART 181–187 Hay Street, Haymarket 2000 02 9212 0380 4a.com.au ART GALLERY OF NSW Art Gallery Road, The Domain 2000 1800 679 278 artgallery.nsw.gov.au ARTSPACE 43–51 Cowper Wharf Road, Woolloomooloo 2011 02 9356 0555 artspace.org.au BARANGAROO RESERVE & BARANGAROO SOUTH Hickson Road, Barangaroo 2000 02 9255 1700 barangaroo.com BELVOIR ST THEATRE 25 Belvoir Street, Surry Hills 2010 02 9699 3444 belvoir.com.au BLACKTOWN SHOWGROUND PRECINCT Corner Richmond Road and Balmoral Street, Blacktown 2148 02 9839 6000 blacktown.nsw.gov.au CARRIAGEWORKS 245 Wilson Street, Eveleigh 2015 02 8571 9099 carriageworks.com.au CASULA POWERHOUSE ARTS CENTRE 1 Powerhouse Road, Casula 2170 02 9824 1121 casulapowerhouse.com CEMENT FONDU 36 Gosbell Street, Paddington 2021 02 9331 7775 cementfondu.org CITY RECITAL HALL 2 Angel Place, Sydney 2000 02 8256 2222 cityrecitalhall.com DARLING HARBOUR Opposite ICC Sydney, Sydney 2000 02 9240 8500 darlingharbour.com

GADEN CAFE & COMMUNITY CENTRE 334 Queen Street, Woollahra 2025 02 9302 3688 holdsworth.org.au/gaden

SBW STABLES THEATRE 10 Nimrod Street, Kings Cross 2011 02 9361 3817 griffintheatre.com.au

IAN THORPE AQUATIC CENTRE 456 Harris Street, Ultimo 2007 02 9518 7220 itac.org.au

SEIDLER PENTHOUSE 2A Glen Street, Milsons Point 2061 02 8239 2288 sydneylivingmuseums.com.au

MAGIC MIRRORS SPIELGELTENT FESTIVAL GARDEN Hyde Park North, Sydney 2000

STATE LIBRARY OF NSW Macquarie Street, Sydney 2000 02 9273 1414 sl.nsw.gov.au

MUSEUM OF CONTEMPORARY ART AUSTRALIA 140 George Street, The Rocks 2000 02 9245 2400 mca.com.au

SYDNEY OBSERVATORY 1003 Upper Fort Street, Millers Point 2000 02 9217 0111 maas.museum/sydney-observatory

PARRAMATTA LIBRARY 1–3 Fitzwilliam Street, Parramatta 2150 02 9806 5159 cityofparramatta.nsw.gov.au

SYDNEY OPERA HOUSE Bennelong Point, Sydney 2000 02 9250 7111 sydneyoperahouse.com

PARRAMATTA PARK Pitt Street and Macquarie Street, Parramatta 2150 02 9895 7500 parrapark.com.au

SYDNEY TOWN HALL 483 George Street, Sydney 2000 02 9265 9333 cityofsydney.nsw.gov.au/sydneytownhall

POWERHOUSE MUSEUM 500 Harris Street, Ultimo 2007 02 9217 0111 maas.museum/powerhouse-museum

T5 CAMOUFLAGE FUEL TANK Headland Park, Dominion Crescent (off Suakin Drive) Georges Heights, Mosman 2088 02 9978 4178 mosmanartgallery.org.au

PRINCE ALFRED SQUARE Corner Church Street and Market Street, Parramatta 2150 02 9806 5050 cityofparramatta.nsw.gov.au

UNSW GALLERIES Corner Oxford Street and Greens Road, Paddington 2021 02 8936 0888 artdesign.unsw.edu.au/unsw-galleries

QT SYDNEY 49 Market Street, Sydney 2000 02 8262 0000 qthotelsandresorts.com/sydney-cbd

UTS Building 8 14–28 Ultimo Road, Ultimo 2007 The Great Hall 15 Broadway, Ultimo 2007 02 9514 2000 uts.edu.au

RIVERSIDE THEATRES Corner Church Street and Market Street, Parramatta 2150 02 8839 3399 riversideparramatta.com.au ROSLYN PACKER THEATRE 22 Hickson Road, Walsh Bay 2000 02 9250 1999 roslynpackertheatre.com.au

WORLD SQUARE 644 George Street, Sydney 2000 02 8275 6777 worldsquare.com.au

WILSON PARKING

Receive 10% off with Wilson Parking when you pre-book your parking online with promo code SYDNEY19 Visit: bookabay.com.au 175 Liverpool Street Entry via 26 Nithsdale Street Angel Place 123 Pitt Street Barangaroo Point Walsh Bay Barangaroo Reserve 5 Towns Place, Millers Point Citipark 431 Kent Street Darling Park 201 Sussex Street Darling Quarter 1–11 Harbour Street

FESTIVAL FEASTS RESTAURANTS Worked up an appetite after a full day at the Festival? We’ve partnered with some of Sydney’s top restaurants to bring you some delicious options near our venues. There are $30, $55 and à la carte (ALC) deals, all bound to banish your hunger this Festival season. Ask for Festival Feasts and head to sydneyfestival.org.au/ff to see what’s on offer. $55

$55

ALC

$30

A U S T R A L I A’ S

HOME OF THE HATS

PROUDLY SUPPORTING FESTIVAL FEASTS

$55

Darling Square Zollner Circuit Harbourside Pyrmont 100 Murray Street MLC Centre 108 King Street Queen Victoria Building 111 York Street Quay West 111 Harrington Street St Andrews House 464 Kent Street

360 BAR AND DINING

Sydney Tower Dining, Level 4 Westfield Sydney, between Pitt Street and Castlereagh Street, Sydney 2000 02 8223 3883 Nearby: Festival Garden, QT Sydney

$55

BOPP & TONE

60 Carrington Street, Sydney 2000 02 9356 3070 Nearby: City Recital Hall, Festival Garden, QT Sydney

$55

CAFE SYDNEY

5th Floor, 31 Alfred Street, Circular Quay 2000 02 9251 8683 Nearby: City Recital Hall, Sydney Opera House

$55

CHEFS GALLERY TOWN HALL

Shop 12, Regent Place Shopping Centre, 501 George Street, Sydney 2000 1300 824 337 Nearby: Festival Garden, World Square

$55

CHOPHOUSE PARRAMATTA 83 Macquarie Street, Parramatta 2150 02 8569 2500 Nearby: Riverside Theatres

$55

Sydney Opera House 2A Macquarie Street

Unless otherwise noted, all parking spots are in Sydney CBD. For more information, visit: wilsonparking.com.au/find-a-park We encourage you to take public transport when travelling to and from Festival events. For public transport information visit transportnsw.info or call 131 500

WHERE TO STAY

THE DINING ROOM, PARK HYATT SYDNEY

7 Hickson Road, The Rocks 2000 02 9256 1661 Nearby: Roslyn Packer Theatre Walsh Bay, Sydney Opera House

$55

KITTYHAWK

16 Phillip Lane, Sydney 2000 0437 233 009 Nearby: Festival Garden, Sydney Opera House

$55

ENDEAVOUR TAP ROOMS

39–43 Argyle Street, The Rocks 2000 02 9241 6517 Nearby: Roslyn Packer Theatre Walsh Bay, Sydney Opera House

$55

LA ROSA THE STRAND

Shop 133, Level 2, The Strand Arcade, 193 Pitt Street, Sydney 2000 02 9223 1674 Nearby: City Recital Hall, Festival Garden, QT Sydney

$55

GOWINGS BAR & GRILL

1/49 Market Street (entry via Level 1 of QT Sydney), Sydney 2000 02 8262 0062 Nearby: City Recital Hall, Festival Garden, QT Sydney

$55

MADAME SHANGHAI 18 College Street, Darlinghurst 2010 02 8318 8618 Nearby: Festival Garden

$55

INDU

350 George Street (entry via Angel Place), Sydney 2000 02 9223 0158 Nearby: City Recital Hall

$30

MISFITS

106 George Street, Redfern 2016 02 9318 1497 Nearby: Belvoir St Theatre, Carriageworks

$55

KID KYOTO

17–19 Bridge Street (entry via Bridge Lane), Sydney 2000 02 9241 1991 Nearby: Barangaroo South, City Recital Hall

$55

PORTSIDE

Western Broadwalk, Sydney Opera House, Sydney 2000 02 9250 7220 Nearby: Sydney Opera House

$55

Complete your Festival experience with a stay at one of our glamorous partner hotels, whether you’re visiting Sydney or just want to treat yourself in style.

RUBYOS RESTAURANT

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QT SYDNEY 49 Market Street, Sydney 2000 qthotelsandresorts.com

VIBE HOTEL RUSHCUTTERS BAY 100 Bayswater Road, Rushcutters Bay 2011 tfehotels.com

TRAVELODGE HOTEL SYDNEY 7–9 York Street, Wynyard 2000 tfehotels.com

18–20 King Street, Newtown 2042 02 9557 2669 Nearby: Carriageworks

SEVENTEEN

Shop 2/17 Hickson Road, Dawes Point 2000 02 9247 6790 Nearby: Roslyn Packer Theatre Walsh Bay

THE MALAYA

39 Lime Street, King Street Wharf, Sydney 2000 02 9279 1170 Nearby: Barangaroo South, City Recital Hall

TOKO SYDNEY

490 Crown Street, Surry Hills 2010 02 9357 6100 Nearby: Belvoir St Theatre

ZAHLI RESTAURANT

529 Elizabeth Street, Surry Hills 2010 02 9318 2228 Nearby: Belvoir St Theatre 55


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Lennox Theatre Lennox RiversideTheatre Theatres Riverside Theatres Carriageworks Carriageworks Sydney Town Hall Sydney Town Hall Carriageworks Carriageworks Carriageworks Carriageworks Carriageworks Carriageworks Drama Theatre Drama Theatre Sydney Opera House Sydney Opera House Roslyn Packer Theatre Roslyn Bay Packer Theatre Walsh Walsh Bay Upstairs Upstairs Belvoir St Theatre Belvoir St Theatre Concert Hall Concert Hall House Sydney Opera Sydney Opera House Drama Theatre

BRETT & WENDY BRETT WENDY A LOVE&STORY BOUND BY ART A LOVE STORY BOUND BY ART THE CHAT THE CHAT COUNTING AND CRACKING COUNTING AND CRACKING DAUGHTER DAUGHTER DEER WOMAN DEER WOMAN DUST DUST A GHOST IN MY SUITCASE A GHOST IN MY SUITCASE

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Carriageworks Riverside Theatre Riverside Theatre SBW Stables Theatre SBW Stables Theatre Raffertys Theatre Raffertys Riverside Theatre Theatres Riverside Theatres Carriageworks Carriageworks

VENUE VENUE

ONE INFINITY ONE INFINITY SHÀNGHAI MIMI SHÀNGHAI MIMI SINCE ALI DIED SINCE ALI DIED

THE WEEKEND THE WEEKEND

CIRCUS CIRCUS

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Barangaroo Reserve Barangaroo South Reserve Barangaroo

KEY KEY

Auslan interpretation Auslan interpretation

MAAS AND THE MOON THE VIGIL THE VIGIL

FERRYTHON FERRYTHON MAAS AND THE MOON

OTHER EVENTS OTHER EVENTS

XIAO LU: IMPOSSIBLE DIALOGUE XIAO LU: IMPOSSIBLE DIALOGUE

T5 TANK SOUND PROJECT

NICK CAVE: UNTIL UNTIL LATER UNTIL LATER THE ROPES: AMRITA HEPI HEPI T5 THE TANKROPES: SOUNDAMRITA PROJECT

Audio description available Audio description available

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5pm 9.30pm 5pm 9.30pm

7.15pm 7.15pm

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10.45am 12pm 10.45am 1.30pm 12pm 3pm 1.30pm 3pm

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2.30pm 2.30pm 8pm 8pm 2pm 2pm 7pm 7pm

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2pm 2pm 7pm 7pm

1.30pm 1.30pm 6pm 6pm

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Ticketed 2pm Ticketed 11am–4pm 11am–4pm

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10am–8pm 10am–8pm 10am–6pm

10am–8pm 10am–8pm 11am–6pm 11am–6pm

6pm 7.15pm 6pm 8.30pm 7.15pm 8.30pm

10am–8pm 10am–5pm 10am–5pm

24 Hours 24 Hours 10am–8pm

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3pm 3pm

10am 10am

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6pm 6pm

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5pm 5pm

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10.45am 12pm 10.45am 1.30pm 12pm 1.30pm

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5pm 5pm

5pm 5pm

5pm 5pm

2pm 2pm 7pm 7pm

2pm 2pm +Q&A +Q&A

1pm 1pm

5pm 5pm 7pm 7pm 2pm 2pm 6pm 6pm 4pm 4pm

20 20

SUN SUN

10am–8pm 10am–5pm 10am–5pm

24 Hours 24 Hours 10am–8pm

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MON 21 MON 21

MON 21 MON 21

MON 21 MON 21

MON 21 MON 21

7pm 7pm

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MON MON

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10am–6pm 7–9pm 7–9pm

10am–8pm 10am–8pm 10am–6pm

10am–8pm 10am–8pm 11am–5pm 11am–5pm

10am–8pm 10am–8pm

10am–5pm 10am–5pm 6pm 7.15pm 6pm 8.30pm 7.15pm 8.30pm

10am–8pm

24 Hours 24 Hours 10am–8pm

MON 14 MON 14

MON 14 MON 14

MON 14 MON 14

6pm 6pm

8.30pm 8.30pm

TUE 15 TUE 15

2pm 3.30pm 2pm 3.30pm

TUE 15 TUE 15

7pm 7pm

8pm 8pm

7.30pm 7.30pm

1.30pm 1.30pm +Q&A +Q&A 7.30pm 7.30pm +Q&A +Q&A

7pm 7pm

6pm 6pm 8pm 8pm

15 15

TUE TUE

14 14 48

10am–5pm 10am–5pm 6pm 7.15pm 6pm 8.30pm 7.15pm 8.30pm

10am–8pm

24 Hours 24 Hours 10am–8pm

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2pm

2pm 2pm 2pm

10am 10am

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2pm 2pm

9.30pm 9.30pm

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5pm 5pm

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MON 14 MON 14

7pm 7pm

7pm (p) 7pm (p)

14 14

MON MON

12–4pm 12–4pm

10am–5pm 10am–5pm 6pm 7.15pm 6pm 8.30pm 7.15pm 8.30pm

10am–8pm

24 Hours 24 Hours 10am–8pm

SAT 12 SAT 12

SUN 13 SUN 13

7.30pm 7.30pm

11am 2pm 11am 2pm

10am 1pm 10am 3pm 1pm 3pm 7.30pm 7.30pm

10.45am 12pm 10.45am 1.30pm 12pm 1.30pm 10am–8pm 10am–8pm

SUN 13 SUN 13

5pm 5pm

5pm 5pm

5pm 5pm

1.30pm 1.30pm

5pm 5pm

2pm 2pm

5pm 5pm 7pm 7pm

13 13

SUN SUN

22 22 10am–8pm 10am–8pm

10am–5pm 10am–5pm 6pm 7.15pm 6pm 8.30pm 7.15pm 8.30pm

49 49 22

22

10am–8pm

24 Hours 24 Hours 10am–8pm

WED 09 WED 09 15 48 48

Tactile Tour before the performance Tactile Tour before the performance

T5 Camouflage Georges HeightsFuel Tank Georges Heights 4A Centre for Contemporary Asian Art 4A Centre for Contemporary Asian Art

Carriageworks Carriageworks Carriageworks Cement Fondu Cement Fondu Fuel Tank T5 Camouflage

Artspace Art Gallery of NSW Art Gallery of NSW Darling Harbour Darling Harbour Carriageworks

Museum of Contemporary Art Museum of Contemporary Art Australia Australia World Square World Square Artspace BLOOD MONEY CURRENCY EXCHANGE BLOOD MONEY CURRENCY EXCHANGE TERMINAL TERMINAL FLY ME TO THE MOON FLY ME TOAUSTRALIAN THE MOON JUST NOT

Barangaroo South Museum of Contemporary Art Museum of Contemporary Art Australia Australia UNSW Galleries

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36

36 36 36 36

Carriageworks

UNSW Galleries Blacktown Showground Precinct Blacktown Showground Precinct

JUST NOT MASTERS OF AUSTRALIAN MODERN SOUND MASTERS OF MODERN SOUND MOON DROPS MOONCAVE: DROPS NICK UNTIL

20 20 36 36

VENUE VENUE

SAT 12 SAT 12

7.10pm 7.10pm

11am 2pm 11am 2pm

10am 1pm 10am 3pm 1pm 3pm 7.30pm 7.30pm

10.45am 12pm 10.45am 1.30pm 12pm 3pm 1.30pm 3pm 10am–8pm 10am–8pm

SAT 12 SAT 12

2–3.30pm 2–3.30pm

36 36 36

The Great Hall UTS UTS Carriageworks

10am 10am

FRI 11 FRI 11

7pm (18+) 7pm (18+)

10.30pm 10.30pm

8pm 8pm

FRI 11 FRI 11

6pm 6pm

10pm 10pm

FRI 11 FRI 11

8.30pm 8.30pm

2pm 2pm

10am 1pm 10am 3pm 1pm 7.30pm 3pm 7.30pm 7.30pm 7.30pm

10.45am 12pm 10.45am 1.30pm 12pm 3pm 1.30pm 3pm 6–8.30pm 6–8.30pm

FRI 11 FRI 11

2pm 2pm 7pm 7pm

8pm 8pm

7.30pm 7.30pm

1.30pm 1.30pm 6pm 6pm 2pm 2pm 7.30pm 7.30pm

6pm 6pm

2pm 2pm 8:30pm 8:30pm

7pm (p) 7pm (p)

6pm 6pm 8pm 8pm

12 12

SAT SAT

20 20 20 20

6pm 6pm

10am 10am

THU 10 THU 10

8pm 8pm

THU 10 THU 10

6pm 6pm

THU 10 THU 10

8.30pm 8.30pm

7.30pm 7.30pm

THU 10 THU 10

7pm 7pm

8pm (p) 8pm (p)

7.30pm 7.30pm

6.30pm

8.30pm 8.30pm +Q&A +Q&A 6.30pm

6pm 6pm

7pm (p) 7pm (p)

6pm 6pm 8pm 8pm

11 11

FRI FRI

10am 10am

State Library of NSW

Gaden Cafe and Community Centre Riverside Theatres Riverside The GreatTheatres Hall

10am 10am

WED 09 WED 09

8pm 8pm

WED 09 WED 09

6pm (p) 8.30pm 6pm (p) 8.30pm

WED 09 WED 09

WED 09 WED 09

7pm 7pm

8pm (p) 8pm (p)

1.30pm 1.30pm 6.30pm 6.30pm 7.30pm 7.30pm

8.30pm 8.30pm

6pm 6pm

10 10

THU THU

20 20

20 20 20 20

36 36

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44 44 41 41 46 46

43 47 47 18 18

42 42 42 43

43 43 42

Powerhouse Museum Powerhouse Museum Gaden Cafe and Community Centre

Sydney Observatory Gallery Room Gallery Roomof NSW State Library State Library of NSW Barangaroo Reserve Barangaroo State LibraryReserve of NSW

Parramatta Library Parramatta Building 8 Library Building 8 UTS UTS Prince Alfred Square Prince Alfred Square Parramatta Parramatta Sydney Observatory

4A Centre for Contemporary Asian Art 4A Centre for Contemporary Asian Art

VENUE VENUE

Casula Powerhouse Arts Centre Parramatta Park Parramatta Park Joan Sutherland Theatre Joan Sutherland Theatre Sydney Opera House Sydney Opera House

SeidlerLibrary Penthouse State of NSW State Library of NSW Concert Hall Concert Hall House Sydney Opera Sydney Opera HouseArts Centre Casula Powerhouse

THE BEEHIVE THEBOX BEEHIVE BLAK BLAK BOX

APOLLO 11 ARTICLE 14.1 ARTICLE 14.1

ALWAYS ALWAYS APOLLO 11

VISUAL ARTS/INSTALLATIONS VISUAL ARTS/INSTALLATIONS

UTS BIG THINKING FORUMS YELLAMUNDIE YELLAMUNDIE

WOMEN’S WORK TALKING CIRCUS TALKING CIRCUS FORUMS UTS BIG THINKING

SYDNEY FESTIVAL TALKING DANCE LUNCHTIME BRIEFINGS TALKINGTHE DANCE HACKING ANTHROPOCENE HACKING THE ANTHROPOCENE WOMEN’S WORK

BARAYA: SING UP COUNTRY BARAYA:FESTIVAL SING UP COUNTRY SYDNEY LUNCHTIME BRIEFINGS

LANGUAGE CLASSES LANGUAGE CLASSES OUT OF THE VAULTS OUT OF THE VAULTS

LANGUAGE CLASSES LANGUAGE CLASSES

3 DAY LANGUAGE COURSES

BAYALA 3 DAY LANGUAGE COURSES 33 DAY DAY LANGUAGE LANGUAGE COURSES COURSES

ART AND ACTIVISM ART AND ACTIVISM BAYALA

TALKS/CLASSES TALKS/CLASSES

WOZZECK

SUPPRESSION DAM SUPPRESSION DAM SYDNEY SYMPHONY UNDER THE STARS SYDNEY SYMPHONY UNDER THE STARS WOZZECK

LORI GOLDSTON SILENT DISCO SILENT DISCO SPINIFEX GUM SPINIFEX GUM

Harry and Penelope Seidler House

Ian Thorpe Aquatic Centre Ian Thorpe Aquatic Centre Seidler Penthouse

MARY LATTIMORE MARYGOLDSTON LATTIMORE LORI

Julian Rose House/Rose Seidler House Julian and RosePenelope House/Rose Seidler House Harry Seidler House

35 35 45 45 35 35 8 8 44 44 9 9 45 45

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Magic Mirrors Spiegeltent Magic Mirrors Spiegeltent

VENUE VENUE

29 29 29 29 26 26

Magic Mirrors Spiegeltent Magic Mirrors Spiegeltent Magic Mirrors Spiegeltent Magic Mirrors Spiegeltent Magic Mirrors Spiegeltent Magic Mirrors Spiegeltent

Carriageworks Carriageworks City Recital Hall City Recital Hall Carriageworks Carriageworks Carriageworks Carriageworks City Recital Hall City Recital Hall Carriageworks Carriageworks City Recital Hall City Recital Hall

27 27 28 28 27 27 28 28 28 28

Magic Mirrors Spiegeltent Magic Mirrors Spiegeltent Magic Mirrors Spiegeltent Magic Mirrors Spiegeltent Magic Mirrors Spiegeltent Magic Mirrors Spiegeltent Magic Mirrors Spiegeltent Magic Mirrors Spiegeltent Magic Mirrors Spiegeltent Magic Mirrors Spiegeltent

PAGE PAGE 26 26

VENUE VENUE

37 37

37 37

Magic Mirrors Spiegeltent Magic Mirrors Spiegeltent

LAURENCE PIKE/CHUCK JOHNSON ELENA KATS-CHERNIN ELENA KATS-CHERNIN

SEIDLER SALON SERIES SEIDLER SALON SERIES JOHNSON LAURENCE PIKE/CHUCK

BEN FROST BEN FROST BRIDGE OF DREAMS BRIDGE OF DREAMS JONATHAN BREE JONATHAN BREE LA PASSION DE SIMONE LA PASSION DE SIMONE LUCIBELA LUCIBELA NENEH CHERRY NENEH CHERRY THE NUTCRACKER AND I THE NUTCRACKER AND I

MUSIC MUSIC

NAKHANE ORQUESTA AKOKÁN ORQUESTA AKOKÁN PAUL CAPSIS WITH JETHRO WOODWARD & PAUL CAPSIS YOUTH WITH JETHRO WOODWARD & THE FITZROY ORCHESTRA THE FITZROY YOUTH ORCHESTRA PIGALLE PIGALLE

CAMILLE O'SULLIVAN: CAMILLEARE O'SULLIVAN: WHERE WE NOW? WHERE ARE WE NOW? THE DOLLAR BIN DARLINGS THE DOLLAR BIN DARLINGS JULIA HOLTER JULIA HOLTER LE GATEAU CHOCOLAT: ICONS LE GATEAU CHOCOLAT: ICONS LES FILLES DE ILLIGHADAD LES FILLES DE ILLIGHADAD MULATU ASTATKE & BLACK JESUS MULATU ASTATKE & BLACK JESUS EXPERIENCE EXPERIENCE NAKHANE

MAGIC MIRRORS SPIEGELTENT MAGIC MIRRORS SPIEGELTENT

SPLASH TEST DUMMIES SPLASH TEST DUMMIES Lennox RiversideTheatre Theatres Riverside Theatres

Lennox Theatre Lennox RiversideTheatre Theatres Riverside Theatres Lennox Theatre

ROCK BANG ROCK BANG

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38 38

Prince Alfred Square Prince Alfred Square Parramatta Parramatta Prince Alfred Square Parramatta Prince Alfred Square Parramatta

CIRCUS COMES TO TOWN CIRCUS COMES TO TOWN FLYING TRAPEZE WORKSHOPS FLYING TRAPEZE WORKSHOPS

AERIALIZE WORKSHOPS AERIALIZE WORKSHOPS

39 39

Courtyard Riverside CourtyardTheatres Riverside Theatres

23 23

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6 6

31 31

11 11

OLD STOCK: A REFUGEE LOVE STORY OLD STOCK: A REFUGEE LOVE STORY

19 19

46 46

7pm 7pm

7.30pm 7.30pm

12 12 33 33

6.30pm 6.30pm

7.30pm 7.30pm

09 09

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Drama SydneyTheatre Opera House Sydney Opera House Upstairs UpstairsSt Theatre Belvoir Belvoir St Theatre Carriageworks

MAN WITH THE IRON NECK MAN WITH THE IRON NECK

IN THE HEIGHTS IN THE HEIGHTS

THE ILIAD OUT LOUD THE ILIAD OUT LOUD

HOME HOME

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BILADURANG BILADURANG

VENUE Roslyn Packer Theatre Roslyn Bay Packer Theatre Walsh Walsh Bay QT Sydney

VENUE

THEATRE/DANCE BEWARE OF PITY BEWARE OF PITY

EVENTS EVENTS THEATRE/DANCE

WED WED

CALENDAR OF EVENTS 56

57

23 23

10am–9pm 10am–9pm

WED 23 WED 23

10am–4pm Free 10am–4pm Free 11am–5pm 11am–5pm

10am–6pm

11am–5pm

10am–8pm 10am–8pm 10am–6pm

10am–5pm 10am–5pm 6pm 7.15pm 6pm 8.30pm 7.15pm 8.30pm 12–4pm 12–4pm 5–8pm 5–8pm 10am–8pm 10am–8pm 11am–5pm

10am–8pm 10am–9pm 10am–9pm

24 Hours 24 Hours 10am–8pm

WED 23 WED 23

10am 10am 2.30pm 2.30pm

WED 23 WED 23

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WED 23 WED 23

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8.30pm 8.30pm

WED 23 WED 23

WED 23 WED 23

7pm 7pm

7.30pm 7.30pm

7.30pm 7.30pm

7.30pm 7.30pm

Part 1 Part 7pm 1 7pm

7pm 7pm

11am 11am 7.30pm 7.30pm

7.30pm 7.30pm

WED WED

24 24

10am–9pm 10am–9pm

THU 24 THU 24

Free 10am–4pm Free 11am–8pm 11am–8pm

10am–6pm 11am–5pm 11am–5pm 10am–4pm

10am–8pm 10am–8pm 10am–6pm

10am–8pm 10am–8pm 11am–5pm 11am–5pm

10am–5pm 10am–5pm 6pm 7.15pm 6pm 8.30pm 7.15pm 8.30pm 12–4pm 12–4pm

10am–8pm

24 Hours 24 Hours 10am–8pm

THU 24 THU 24

From 6.30pm From 6.30pm

10am 10am 2.30pm 2.30pm

THU 24 THU 24

8pm 8pm

8pm 8pm

THU 24 THU 24

6pm 6pm

8.30pm 8.30pm

THU 24 THU 24

THU 24 THU 24

7.30pm 7.30pm

7.30pm 7.30pm +Q&A +Q&A

7.30pm 7.30pm

Part 2 Part 7pm 2 7pm

1pm 1pm 7pm 7pm

7.30pm 7.30pm

7.30pm 7.30pm +Q&A +Q&A

THU THU

25 25

10am–9pm 10am–9pm 8pm 8pm

FRI 25 FRI 25

Free 10am–4pm Free 11am–5pm 11am–5pm

10am–6pm 11am–5pm 11am–5pm 10am–4pm

10am–8pm 10am–8pm 10am–6pm

10am–8pm 10am–8pm 11am–5pm 11am–5pm

10am–5pm 10am–5pm 6pm 7.15pm 6pm 8.30pm 7.15pm 8.30pm 12–4pm 12–4pm

10am–8pm

24 Hours 24 Hours 10am–8pm

FRI 25 FRI 25

26 26

SAT 26 SAT 26

2–3.30pm 2–3.30pm

SAT 26 SAT 26

SAT 26 SAT 26

5pm 5pm

7.20pm 7.20pm

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SAT 26 SAT 26

7.30pm 7.30pm

1.30pm 1.30pm 7.30pm 7.30pm

1pm 1pm 7pm 7pm

4.00pm 4.00pm

7.30pm 7.30pm

SAT SAT

10am–9pm 5.30am 5.30am

SAT 26 SAT 26 10.45am 10.45am 10am–9pm

Free 10am–4pm Free

10am–6pm 11am–5pm 11am–5pm 10am–4pm

10am–9pm 10am–9pm 10am–6pm

10am-8pm 10am-8pm 11am–6pm 11am–6pm

10am–5pm 10am–5pm 6pm 7.15pm 6pm 8.30pm 7.15pm 8.30pm 10am–5pm 10am–5pm

10am–8pm

24 Hours 24 Hours 10am–8pm

11am–9.30pm 2–9.30pm 11am–9.30pm 2–9.30pm

6pm 6pm

Dusk (8.30pm) Dusk (8.30pm)

FRI 25 FRI 25

7.30pm 7.30pm

8pm 8pm (18+) 7pm 7pm (18+) 8pm 8pm

FRI 25 FRI 25

5.30pm 9.45pm 5.30pm 9.45pm

7.40pm 7.40pm

11pm 11pm

FRI 25 FRI 25

FRI 25 FRI 25

8.45pm 8.45pm

7.30pm 7.30pm

7:30pm 7:30pm +Q&A +Q&A

Part 3 Part 7pm 3 7pm

7pm 7pm

7.30pm 7.30pm

7.30pm 7.30pm

FRI FRI

27 27

10am–6pm 10am–6pm

SUN 27 SUN 27

Free 10am–4pm Free Until 24 March Until 24 March

Until 3 March Until 3 March 10am–4pm

Until 3 March

Until 31 March 10am–8pm 10am–8pm Until 3 March

Until 23 Feb Until 23 Feb 6pm 7.15pm 6pm 8.30pm 7.15pm Until 2 Feb 8.30pm Until 2 Feb 12–4pm Until 28 Jan 12–4pm Until 28 Jan 10am–8pm 10am–8pm Until 31 March

10am–8pm

SUN 27 SUN 27 24 Hours 24 Hours 10am–8pm

3pm 3pm

SUN 27 SUN 27

SUN 27 SUN 27

7.30pm 7.30pm

5pm 5pm

SUN 27 SUN 27

SUN 27 SUN 27

5pm 5pm

Part 1: 10am 2: 10am 2.30pm Part 1: 3: 2.30pm 7pm Part 2: Part 3: 7pm

1pm 1pm Until 2 Feb Until 2 Feb

2pm 2pm 6pm 6pm

2pm 2pm

SUN SUN

All Sydney Festival venues are wheelchair accessible except Moon Drops All SydneyHarbour, Festival venues are wheelchair accessible except Moon at Darling Flying Trapeze Workshops and Since Ali Died at Drops SBW at Darling Harbour, Flying Trapeze Workshops and Since Ali Died at SBW Stables Theatre Stables Theatre

10am–9pm 10am–9pm

TUE 22 TUE 22

11am–5pm 11am–5pm

10am–6pm

10am–8pm 10am–8pm 10am–6pm

10am–8pm 10am–8pm 11am–5pm 11am–5pm

10am–5pm 10am–5pm 6pm 7.15pm 6pm 8.30pm 7.15pm 8.30pm 12–4pm 12–4pm

10am–8pm 10am–5pm 10am–5pm

24 Hours 24 Hours 10am–8pm

TUE 22 TUE 22

6pm 6pm

1pm 1pm

10am 10am 2.30pm 2.30pm

TUE 22 TUE 22

TUE 22 TUE 22

6pm 6pm

8.30pm 8.30pm

TUE 22 TUE 22

TUE 22 TUE 22

7pm 7pm

7.30pm 7.30pm

7pm 7pm

7.30pm 7.30pm

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THANKS TO OUR SUPPORTERS DIRECTOR’S CIRCLE Antoinette Albert Andrew Cameron AM and Cathy Cameron The Michael Crouch Family Peter Hunt AM The Martin-Weber Family Roslyn Packer AC

Penelope Seidler AM Dr Jennifer and Peter Solomon ASSOCIATE PRODUCERS The Arcadia Group Marco Belgiorno-Zegna AM and Angela Belgiorno-Zegna Jonathan and Judith Casson Diane Eilert Roslyn and Alex Hunyor Dr Carolyn Lowry OAM and Peter Lowry OAM Robyn Martin-Weber John and Jo Millyard Victoria Taylor Villa & Villa P/L Kim Williams AM and Catherine Dovey Ray Wilson OAM

FESTIVAL LOVERS Anne Blau Damien Butler Paddy Carney Angela Clark Darren Dale Terry and Dianne Finnegan Christina Green Julian Knights AO Cheryl Lo Rajni and Pawan Luthra Sandy Martin Ann McFarlane Lyndall and Trevor McNally Mary Read Justine Roche Christopher Tooher John Walton

GONE BUT NOT FORGOTTEN Michael Crouch AC, Sir Nicholas Shehadie AC OBE

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Philanthropic support plays a vital role in enabling Sydney Festival to continue to present an arts and entertainment program each January that celebrates summer across Sydney, enriching the lives of the city’s residents and visitors. Your support offers a variety of benefits including priority booking, VIP access and exclusive event invitations. Learn about the various giving levels and the difference you can make. Visit sydneyfestival.org.au/support or contact Marita Supplee on 02 8248 6510 for further details.

THE FOLLOWING COMPANIES AND PRODUCTIONS ACKNOWLEDGE THE SUPPORT OF: of Music (BAM), Arizona State University – Gammage, New Zealand Festival, Beth Morrison Projects and Edinburgh International Festival. HOME was funded, in part, by The Wyncote Foundation, Adam & Diane Max, Garth Patil, Wendy vanden Heuvel and Jeanne Donovan Fisher and received developmental support from LUMBERYARD Contemporary Performing Arts (formerly ADI). Residency support has been provided by MANA Contemporary, BRIC, Pennsylvania State University and ArtsEmerson. HOME received support from the New York Theatre Workshop annual Usual Suspects summer residency at Dartmouth College. THE ILIAD OUT LOUD Developed with the support of The Street Theatre Canberra, Sport for Jove, Gordon Stalley and Professor Elizabeth Minchin. LE GATEAU CHOCOLAT: ICONS Developed and produced by The Sick of the Fringe. MALLAKHAMBINDIA In association with CIRCA. MAN WITH THE IRON NECK The Balnaves Foundation (development & engagement partner), Indigenous Languages and Arts and the Major Festivals Initiative. Balunu Foundation (community engagement & duty of care), Performing Lines (touring partner for future seasons). MOON DROPS Developed with Alt Group and Auckland Council Public Arts team. OLD STOCK: A REFUGEE LOVE STORY The National Arts Centre, Canada Council for the Arts, Arts Nova Scotia, the City of Halifax and the Nova Scotia Department of Communities, Culture and Heritage. ROCK BANG Supported by Creative Victoria. THE ROPES: AMRITA HEPI Presented as a co-commission between Cement Fondu and The Lock-Up. SHÀNGHAI MIMI Supported by China Performing Arts Agency (CPAA) and the China Arts and Entertainment Group (CAEG).

SILENT DISCO Supported by State Library of NSW Foundation. SPINIFEX GUM Supported by the Ryan Cooper Family Foundation, the Lightfolk Foundation, and by Creative Partnerships Australia through the Australian Cultural Fund. SINCE ALI DIED First produced by Griffin Theatre Company, 11–14 April 2018 at the SBW Stables Theatre as part of Batch Festival. T5 TANK SOUND PROJECT Mosman Art Gallery, Mosman Council, Sydney Harbour Federation Trust, University of Sydney, University of Technology, Centre for Media Arts Innovation. TALKING DANCE Supported by Woollahra Council and City of Sydney. THE WEEKEND The Ministry for the Arts Catalyst Fund. XIAO LU: IMPOSSIBLE DIALOGUE Produced and presented by 4A Centre for Contemporary Asian Art. This exhibition and associated programming is supported by the Australian Government through the Australia-China Council of the Department of Foreign Affairs and Trade. The exhibition Xiao Lu: Impossible Dialogue and related public programs are supported by the ARC Future Fellowship research project led by Dr Claire Roberts Reconfiguring the World: China. Art. Agency. 1900s to Now funded by the Australian Research Council (FT140100743) and the Faculty of Arts, School of Culture and Communication, at the University of Melbourne. YELLAMUNDIE The Ministry for the Arts Catalyst Fund. THANK YOU Accessible Arts, Coral and John Arnold, Rachael Azzopardi, City of Sydney, Morwenna Collett, Ione Davis, Sofya Gollan, Riana Head-Toussaint, Julie Jones, Greg Killeen, Vanessa Lucas, Malcolm Moir, Paul Nunnari, Vision Australia, Tina Walsberger, our volunteers and interns.

Angela Clark Darren Dale Diana Eilert Matthew Melhuish

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Entertainment, City of Sydney, The University of NSW, The Brett Whiteley Foundation and Lynne Clarke. BRIDGE OF DREAMS Supported by the School of the Arts and Media, The University of Barking Gecko Theatre Company, NSW, Sydney Improvised Music Bridge of Dreams, CIRCA, The Association (SIMA), APRA AMCOS Chat, Counting and Cracking, Dust, Art Music Fund and the PPCA Fund. Legs On The Wall, Museum of THE CHAT Contemporary Art Australia, One Oznam Learning Centre, James Infinity, Spinifex Gum, T5 Tank Gilbert, Willoh S Weiland, Creative Sound Project, Talking Dance, Victoria, RE Ross Trust, Besen Family The Weekend, Yellamundie Foundation, Australian Community Support Organisation, La Boite Theatre and Malthouse Theatre. COUNTING AND CRACKING Belvoir would like to thank their Presenting Partner Singapore Art Gallery of NSW, Artspace, Belvoir, Airlines, and their visionary major Brett & Wendy...A Love Story Bound philanthropic supporters: Macquarie by Art, Co-Curious, Bridge of Dreams, Group Foundation, Thyne Reid Legs On The Wall, Museum of Foundation, Oranges and Sardines Contemporary Art Australia, Opera Foundation and Belvoir’s visionary Australia, State Library of NSW, Gamechangers. Sydney Chamber Opera, Sydney DAUGHTER Symphony Orchestra, Talking Dance, Quiptake, Pandemic Theatre, and The Weekend, Yellamundie The Theatre Centre acknowledge the support of the Canada Council for 52 ARTISTS 52 ACTIONS the Arts, Ontario Arts Council, and Supported by the City of Sydney, Toronto Arts Council. Copyright Agency Cultural Fund, Fabio Ongarato Design, Public Office, DEER WOMAN Thames and Hudson Australia and With support from the Canada all of their Kickstarter supporters. Council for the Arts, premiered at the Kia Mau festival in Aotearoa. THE BEEHIVE Rehearsal space received from Produced by Philippa Bateman. An Woodland Cultural Centre. The first Enigma Machine Production. Cocommissioned by Artbank and ACMI. development and public reading was at Native Earth’s Weesageechak BILADURANG Festival. The first draft was written at ILBIJERRI Theatre Company, Simon Abrahams, Melbourne Fringe Festival the 2017 Banff Playwright’s Lab. FLY ME TO THE MOON and Dan Koop. Lunar Velocipede created by Erth BLAK BOX Visual and Physical Inc. Blacktown Arts, Blacktown City THE FUTURE IS FLOATING Council, Nelson Meers Foundation, Supported by the Province of British Danpal Australia, Capral Aluminium, Columbia, Canada and the British Barangaroo Delivery Authority. Columbia Arts Council, Canada BLOOD MONEY CURRENCY Council for the Arts, Artspace and EXCHANGE TERMINAL AND produced by Other Sights for Artists' ARTICLE 14.1 Projects. Primavera 2018 Exhibition Patron A GHOST IN MY SUITCASE Cynthia Jackson AM and Australian Department of Local Government, Government visual arts strategy. Sport and Cultural Industries and BRETT & WENDY Woodside. A LOVE STORY BOUND BY ART HOME Supported by Seaborn, Broughton Commissioned by Brooklyn Academy & Walford Foundation, Star The Australian Government through the Australia Council, its arts funding and advisory body.

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