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WELCOME


40 YEARS OF SYDNEY FESTIVAL Ferrython On Australia Day, the inaugural Ferrython (originally known as The Great Ferry Boat Race) set off across Sydney Harbour.

Jeff Koons’ Puppy at the MCA A 43-foot-tall puppy made of more than 50,000 blossoming plants by Jeff Koons, sat patiently facing the water.

Cloudstreet world premiere Cloudstreet, directed by Neil Armfield, had its world premiere at Darling Harbour. It went on to critical acclaim and sell-out tours worldwide.

’80 ’96 ’98 Uncover more Sydney Festival moments and memories with our 40 Moments project, or visit the Festival archive to explore our history, 1977-2015 sydneyfestival.org.au/40


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Joan Sutherland at Opera in The Domain Dame Joan Sutherland performed in her first ever free outdoor concert, in what was also our first Opera in The Domain.

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’13 Björk at Sydney Opera House The Icelandic singer stunned and awed her adoring fans on the Forecourt, under a full moon.

Ariane Mnouchkine & Théâtre du Soleil: The Flood Drummers An ancient play for puppets performed by live actors at Fox Studios, The Flood Drummers amazed audiences.

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Semele Walk at Town Hall Town Hall turned catwalk when fashion met baroque with Vivienne Westwood’s outrageous costumes dressing the stars in Ludger Engels’ Semele Walk.

Travelling Colony at Carriageworks Carriageworks was home to a celebration of black theatre with Black Capital and Brook Andrew’s Travelling Colony.

’07 Luke Jerram and Dan Jones’ Sky Orchestra Seven hot air balloons with speakers attached, took off at sunrise to fly across western Sydney creating an airborne symphony.


Sydney Festival acknowledges the traditional owners of the land on which the Festival takes place, and pays respect to the 29 clans of the Eora Nation. We would also like to acknowledge that this land falls within the boundaries of the Metropolitan Local Aboriginal Land Council. We acknowledge the Darug people in Parramatta and pay respect to Elders both past and present, and all Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander peoples, whichever nation they come from.

THIS IS OUR CITY IN SUMMARY

ACKNOWLEDGMENT OF COUNTRY

THEATRE +51 Aviacíon, San Borja 58 All The Sex I’ve Ever Had 26 Cut The Sky 22 The Events 27 Fall Fell Fallen 57 Fire Bucket 49 In Between Two 60 The Object Lesson 24 This Is How We Die 59 Tomorrow’s Parties 56 Woyzeck 08 DANCE Cut The Sky 22 Cypher 48 Djuki Mala 71 Double Blind 55 Fase, Four Movements 10 to the Music of Steve Reich Vortex Temporum 11 FILM Birdman (Or, The Unexpected 40 Virtue of Ignorance): Screening and Live Film Score SPEAR 39

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OPERA & CLASSICAL Anima Eterna Brugge 12 Beethoven’s Symphonies Bach and His Dutch 51 Contemporaries Exit Ceremonies 50 O Mensch! 61 Opera in The Domain ★ 93 Passion 14 The Rabbits 16 Symphony in The Domain ★ 92 Vortex Temporum 11 Winterreise 15


CIRCUS, CABARET & COMEDY Alan Cumming Sings 63 Sappy Songs! The Invisible Dot Cabaret 68 Knee Deep 69 La Verità 18 Meow Meow’s Little Mermaid 64 Songs for the Fallen 70 The Very Worst of 66 The Tiger Lillies What Will Have Been 67 INSTALLATIONS & VISUAL ART 40 Portraits ★ 06 The Book of Sand ★ 38 The Column ★ 35 The Ephemeral City ★ 30 The People’s Tower ★ 28 Pleasure Garden ★ 33 Skateboarders vs 32 Minimalism ★ FAMILY Arquitectura de Feria ★ 36 Australia Day 95 Djuki Mala 71 The Ephemeral City ★ 30 Family Week 85 Ferrython ★ 94 Knee Deep 69 La Verità 18 My Family’s Weirder 87 Than Your Family The People’s Tower ★ 28 The Rabbits 16 Sunny Ray and the 86 Magnificent Moon Tolu 87 TALKS UTS Big Thinking Forums ★ 94

MUSIC 40 Ways To Love Your City 72 American Primitive: 47 Sir Richard Bishop & Daniel Bachman The Apartments 82 Arthur Russell’s Instrumentals 45 directed by Peter Gordon The Blackeyed Susans 79 The Chills 76 Cosmic Cambodia: The 84 Cambodian Space Project DaM-FunK 77 Dirty Three 43 DREAMLAND 78 FBi SMACs 90 Future Sounds of Mzansi: 83 Black Coffee with Okmalumkoolkat Girlpool 84 Hailu Mergia with Tony Buck 76 & Mike Majkowski Jenny Hval 79 Joanna Newsom 42 Kate Tempest 74 Kev Carmody 78 Klub Koori 82 Maru Tarang 88 Matthew E. White 77 Mexrrissey 44 Michael Hurley & Meg Baird 47 Mirel Wagner & Nadia Reid 46 Outernational! 81 Deadly Dragon Soundsystem ft. Screechy Dan & Lord Echo Reykjavik Calling: FM Belfast 75 & Hermigervill Ryley Walker 81 Secrets 73 Sky Terrace ★ 91 stu hunter : the migration 52 Summer Sounds in 20 The Domain: The Flaming Lips ★ Thank God It’s 2016 80 Tiwi + Jazz 80 The Weather Station 75

PARRAMATTA Arquitectura de Feria ★ 36 Cosmic Cambodia: The 89 Cambodian Space Project Cypher 48 DaM-FunK 89 The Events 27 Fire Bucket 49 La Verità 18 Maru Tarang 88 Matthew E. White 89 Reykjavik Calling: FM Belfast 88 & Hermigervill FESTIVAL INFO Maps 096 Where To Stay 100 Tickets 102 RAP, Sustainability & 105 The Domain Access & Inclusion 106 Thanks To Our Supporters 108 Special Thanks 112

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FESTIVAL VILLAGE 62–87 The ultimate oasis of musical and theatrical delights, along with plenty of delicious eats, all in the heart of the city at Hyde Park.

ABOUT AN HOUR 54–61 A huge dose of Sydney Festival in bite-sized time slots for just $35 a pop at Carriageworks.

PARRAMATTA A program of #sydfest events in Parramatta.


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PORTRAITS EVA VERMANDEL

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To celebrate the 40th Sydney Festival, London-based photographer Eva Vermandel has brought our history to life with an evocative series of portraits scattered throughout the city. The Festival’s collaborative spirit is visualised in Vermandel’s timeless and natural photography, capturing everyone from internationally renowned artists

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like Kate Champion and David Byrne to behind-the-scenes staff, volunteers and audience members; a tribute to the enthusiasm and dedication of people both on and offstage. A public exhibition where the cityscape is the gallery, take a walk around the CBD or visit the photographic exhibition at UNSW Galleries, to see 40 Sydney Festival faces.

SYDNEY CBD 7–26 January Visit website for portrait location map Photographic Exhibition at UNSW Galleries 7–23 January Tue–Sat, 10am–5pm FREE sydneyfestival.org.au/40portraits


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Photo: Eva Vermandel (David Byrne)


MUSIC THEATRE

WOYZECK THALIA THEATER HAMBURG

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ADAPTED FROM GEORG BÜCHNER CREATED BY TOM WAITS, KATHLEEN BRENNAN AND ROBERT WILSON SONGS AND LYRICS BY TOM WAITS AND KATHLEEN BRENNAN DIRECTED BY JETTE STECKEL

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God’s away on business. Woyzeck loves Marie, but what can he offer her? A simple soldier on the fringes of society, he sacrifices his body and sanity to an arrogant doctor’s medical experiments. When a drum major catches Marie’s eye, it all becomes too much for Woyzeck. American musician Tom Waits, working with Kathleen Brennan and acclaimed theatre director Robert Wilson, has reinvented Georg Büchner’s raw and unforgiving Woyzeck as a 21st century musical. Two worlds are created: one of the poor German underclass speaking gutsy pre-Brechtian German; another of introspection through Waits’

English songs, giving new dimension to the characters. The illustrious Thalia Theater Hamburg is magnetic in this refined and refreshingly transparent adaptation by the young director Jette Steckel. Woyzeck is something between a fever dream and social drama, a lurid performance dealing with madness, obsession and murder. CARRIAGEWORKS BAY 17 7–12 January at 8pm No performance on Sunday 110mins no interval Latecomers will not be admitted Premium $89 A Reserve $79 / $71 B Reserve $49/$44 Sydney Festival 1300 856 876 sydneyfestival.org.au/woyzeck

“WOYZECK DEALS WITH MADNESS AND OBSESSION, WITH CHILDREN AND MURDER — ALL THINGS THAT MOVE US...”

Performed in German with English surtitles. Songs in English. Fully surtitled performance on 12 January. Please refer to p106 for accessible booking information.

Photo: Krafft Angerer

TOM WAITS

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DANCE

FASE

SYDNEY FESTIVAL AND SYDNEY OPERA HOUSE PRESENT

ROSAS

FOUR MOVEMENTS TO THE MUSIC OF STEVE REICH

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“A STUNNING IMAGE OF DARING WITHIN ORDER AND TURBULENCE WITHIN CALM” VILLAGE VOICE

A seminal piece in the evolution of contemporary dance, Fase was first staged by acclaimed choreographer Anne Teresa De Keersmaeker in 1982. Set to four pieces by American composer Steve Reich and danced by De Keersmaeker FASE

herself, it has cast its spell over generations of audiences. A profound interplay between minimalist music and movement, bodies and light, it artfully combines delicacy and chaos, simplicity and complexity. Fase is a chance to witness – and be moved by – a history-making piece performed by one of dance’s most inventive players.

DRAMA THEATRE SYDNEY OPERA HOUSE 9–11 January at 7.30pm 70mins no interval Latecomers will not be admitted Premium $79 A Reserve $69

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Sydney Festival 1300 856 876 Sydney Opera House 02 9250 7777 sydneyfestival.org.au/fase Created with Michèle Anne De Mey (PianoP. 10 Phase, Clapping Music), Jennifer Everhard (Come Out).

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Photo: Herman Sorgeloos

CHOREOGRAPHED BY ANNE TERESA DE KEERSMAEKER DANCED BY ANNE TERESA DE KEERSMAEKER AND TALE DOLVEN MUSIC BY STEVE REICH


DANCE/MUSIC

VORTEX TEMPORUM ROSAS AND ICTUS

| BELGIUM | AUSTRALIAN EXCLUSIVE

“AN IRRESISTIBLE SPIRAL OF THE SENSES” SÜDDEUTSCHE ZEITUNG

Photo: Herman Sorgeloos

CHOREOGRAPHED BY ANNE TERESA DE KEERSMAEKER DANCED BY ROSAS MUSIC BY GÉRARD GRISEY MUSIC PERFORMED BY ICTUS In this major recent work from innovative choreographer Anne Teresa De Keersmaeker, set to a score of the same name by French composer Gérard Grisey, seven dancers and six musicians share the stage. They become

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inextricably entwined – each dancer translating the sounds of a particular instrument into dynamic action. A thrilling and sophisticated collaboration between Rosas and contemporary music ensemble Ictus, Vortex Temporum invests Grisey’s otherworldly music with drama, clarity and gradually unfolding beauty. Rarely do art forms meet so powerfully as in this extraordinary dance concert.

CARRIAGEWORKS BAY 17 15–18 January at 8pm 60mins Latecomers will not be admitted Premium $79 A Reserve $69

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Sydney Festival 1300 856 876 sydneyfestival.org.au/vortex

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CLASSICAL MUSIC

At last, orchestra Anima Eterna Brugge – one of Europe’s leading specialists of historically informed performance – will allow Sydney the opportunity to hear Beethoven’s monumental symphonies the way they were meant to be heard. Australia’s first ever Beethoven symphonic marathon on period instruments will take place over four exquisite nights at the City Recital Hall, with Beethoven’s exuberant Ninth raising the roof of the Sydney Opera House as a grand finale. Sydney’s own Australian Brandenburg Choir will join them in Beethoven’s Ninth Symphony. From the elegant opening notes to the triumphant climax, Beethoven’s symphonies broke ground and changed the face of symphonic music forever. A long overdue honouring of a magnificent work of art, Anima Eterna Brugge Beethoven’s Symphonies has all the ingredients in place for a transcendent concert experience.

CITY RECITAL HALL Overture to the Creatures of Prometheus, Symphonies 1 & 2 20 January at 8pm 86mins including interval Symphonies 4 & 3 21 January at 8pm 95mins including interval Symphonies 8 & 7 22 January at 8pm 85mins including interval Symphonies 6 & 5 23 January at 8pm 93mins including interval Pricing Per Concert Premium $89 A Reserve $79 /$71 B Reserve $59/$53 Latecomers will not be admitted Sydney Festival 1300 856 876 City Recital Hall 02 8256 2222 CONCERT HALL SYDNEY OPERA HOUSE Symphony 9 25 January at 8pm 64mins no interval Premium $119 A Reserve $99 /$89 B Reserve $69/$62 C Reserve $59/$53

Photo: Alex Vanhee

Co-presented with Sydney Opera House

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Latecomers will not be admitted Sydney Festival 1300 856 876 Sydney Opera House 02 9250 7777 sydneyfestival.org.au/anima

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“ANIMA ETERNA’S PLAYING HELD ME ON THE EDGE OF MY SEAT… YOU ARE LEFT WITH THE WORDS ‘LIFEAFFIRMING’” GRAMOPHONE MAGAZINE

ANIMA ETERNA BRUGGE BEETHOVEN’S SYMPHONIES ANIMA ETERNA BRUGGE

| BELGIUM | AUSTRALIAN EXCLUSIVE

CONDUCTED BY JOS VAN IMMERSEEL SYMPHONY 9 WITH AUSTRALIAN BRANDENBURG CHOIR FEATURING SOLOISTS BERIT SOLSET (SOPRANO), MARIANNE BEATE KIELLAND (MEZZO-SOPRANO), YVES SAELENS (TENOR), LARS JOHANSSON BRISSMAN (BARITONE)

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ANIMA ETERNA

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OPERA

SYDNEY FESTIVAL AND SYDNEY CHAMBER OPERA PRESENT

PASSION SYDNEY CHAMBER OPERA

| AUSTRALIA/THE NETHERLANDS/BELGIUM | AUSTRALIAN EXCLUSIVE

“PASCAL DUSAPIN’S MUSIC TESTS MIND AND BODY” NEW YORK TIMES

In their Australian debut, soloists Elise Caluwaerts and Wiard Witholt trace the doomed voyage of mythical lovers Orpheus and Eurydice in Passion. This 21st century take on Monteverdi’s L’Orfeo is from France’s Pascal Dusapin, a composer PASSION

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renowned for his supple melodies, complex textures and mastery of the human voice. With Sydney’s daring contemporary opera company, Sydney Chamber Opera, in full cry and European director Pierre Audi at the helm, scaling the heights of Passion will be an experience not to be missed. Don’t miss Sydney Chamber Opera in O Mensch! at Carriageworks Track 8, 22–24 January, see p61.

CITY RECITAL HALL 14 & 15 January at 8pm 90mins no interval Premium $109 A Reserve $89 /$80 B Reserve $55/$50 Sydney Festival 1300 856 876 City Recital Hall 02 8256 2222 sydneyfestival.org.au/passion Performed in Italian with English surtitles. P. 14at Pre-show verbal description on 15 January 7.30pm. Bookings essential. Please refer to p106 for accessible booking information.

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Photo: Lalo Gonzalez (Elise Caluwaerts)

SOLOISTS ELISE CALUWAERTS AND WIARD WITHOLT DIRECTED BY PIERRE AUDI CONDUCTED BY JACK SYMONDS REVIVAL DIRECTION BY MIRANDA LAKERVELD


CLASSICAL MUSIC/VISUAL ARTS

WINTERREISE Photo: Festival d’Aix-en-Provence 2014 © P. Berger / ArtcomArt

WILLIAM KENTRIDGE AND MATTHIAS GOERNE

| SOUTH AFRICA/GERMANY | AUSTRALIAN EXCLUSIVE

“ONE OF THE MOST COMPELLING AND INSIGHTFUL PERFORMANCES OF WINTERREISE I HAVE EVER HEARD” NEW YORK TIMES Following the late-night path of a despondent lover, Schubert’s song cycle Winterreise is a musical journey into the heart of darkness. Now, Schubert’s wanderer passes into a new dimension, meeting the stormy line-work and charcoal animation of South African artist William Kentridge. Featuring baritone superstar Matthias Goerne and pianist Markus Hinterhäuser, Winterreise is a

tremendous showcase of masters of their respective forms – a haunting encounter between voice and visuals. Winterreise is guaranteed to whisk audiences away in a spine-chilling experience – not just because of the winter tales. A Festival d’Aix-en-Provence co-production with Wiener Festwochen, Holland Festival, KunstFestSpiele Herrenhausen, Les Théâtres de la Ville de Luxembourg, Lille Opera and Lincoln Center.

CITY RECITAL HALL 7 & 8 January at 8pm 75mins no interval Latecomers will not be admitted Premium $119 A Reserve $99 /$89 B Reserve $59/$53 Sydney Festival 1300 856 876 City Recital Hall 02 8256 2222 sydneyfestival.org.au/winterreise

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OPERA/FAMILY

THE RABBITS OPERA AUSTRALIA IN ASSOCIATION WITH SYDNEY FESTIVAL PRESENTS

AN OPERA AUSTRALIA AND BARKING GECKO THEATRE COMPANY CO-PRODUCTION IN ASSOCIATION WITH WEST AUSTRALIAN OPERA AUSTRALIA

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MUSICAL SUPERVISION, MUSICAL ARRANGEMENTS AND ADDITIONAL MUSIC BY IAIN GRANDAGE DESIGNED BY GABRIELA TYLESOVA LIGHTING DESIGN BY TRENT SUIDGEEST SOUND DESIGN BY MICHAEL WATERS INDIGENOUS CONSULTANT RACHAEL MAZA

Photo: Georges Antoni (Kate Miller-Heidke). Illustration: Shaun Tan.

BASED ON THE BOOK WRITTEN BY JOHN MARSDEN AND ILLUSTRATED BY SHAUN TAN COMPOSED BY KATE MILLER-HEIDKE LIBRETTO BY LALLY KATZ ADAPTED AND DIRECTED BY JOHN SHEEDY

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The rabbits came many grandparents ago. They built houses, made roads, had children. They cut down trees. A whole continent of rabbits… John Marsden and Shaun Tan’s haunting picture book is adapted in this Helpmann Award-winning opera for children and families. A deeply moving story of hope amidst colonisation, The Rabbits sparks imaginations of the young and old, inviting us all to question modern society and our role in its future. The fantastical wonder of this strange world thrills and devastates with the operatic prowess of Kate Miller-Heidke’s exquisite score and performance, alongside a talented cast of opera

singers and contemporary music performers. Lavish sets and kooky costumes realise Tan’s pictures in a spectacular tale sure to ignite curiosity, regardless of age. ROSLYN PACKER THEATRE 14–24 January Thu 14, Thu 21 & Fri 22 at 7pm Fri 15, Sat 16, Wed 20 & Sat 23 at 2pm & 7pm Tue 19 at 6pm Sun 24 at 1pm & 6pm 60mins Suitable for 8+

Adult/Concession/Child Under 16 Premium $98/$88/$49 A Reserve $78 /$70/$39 B Reserve $48/$43/$24 Sydney Festival 1300 856 876 Roslyn Packer Theatre Walsh Bay 02 9250 1999 sydneyfestival.org.au/rabbits Audio described performance on 21 January at 7pm, with a tactile tour at 5pm. Captioned performance on 23 January at 2pm. Bookings essential. Please refer to p106 for accessible booking information. Co-commissioned by Perth International Arts Festival and Melbourne Festival. The book was first published in Australia by Lothian Books. The opera is produced by arrangement with Hachette Australia Pty Ltd.

“THIS SHORT, POWERFUL GEM OF A WORK TELLS AN IMPORTANT STORY IN A BEAUTIFULLY ENGAGING WAY”

THE RABBITS THE AUSTRALIAN

This project is assisted by the Australian Government’s Major Festivals Initiative in association with the Confederation of Australian International Arts Festivals, Perth International Arts Festival, Melbourne Festival, Sydney Festival and the Western Australian Government through the Department of Culture and the Arts.

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CIRCUS/THEATRE/FAMILY

LA VERITÀ COMPAGNIA FINZI PASCA

| SWITZERLAND | AUSTRALIAN PREMIERE

Photo: Viviana Cangialosi © Salvador Dalí, Fundación Gala-Salvador Dalí

WRITTEN AND DIRECTED BY DANIELE FINZI PASCA

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“SHEER BEAUTY AND OFFBEAT HUMOUR” LE JOURNAL DE MONTRÉAL

The internationally renowned writer and director Daniele Finzi Pasca has pulled off everything from an Olympic ceremony and a production with the English National Opera to Cirque du Soleil. Compagnia Finzi Pasca bring their mix of astonishing acts and fantastic visuals to Parramatta in La Verità, ushering in spirit and spectacle inspired by Spanish surrealist Salvador Dalí, with one of his recently rediscovered paintings as the backdrop. Combining circus, clowning, acrobatics, dance and music – with an extra serving of humour and heart – Compagnia Finzi Pasca let their imagination run wild in a thrilling experience that is sure to have made that illustrious moustache twitch with delight.

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RIVERSIDE THEATRE Preview: 7 January at 7.30pm 8–17 January Tue–Fri at 7.30pm Sat at 2pm & 7.30pm Sun at 2pm No performance on Monday 125mins including interval Suitable for 7+ Premium $65 A Reserve $55 /$50 B Reserve $35 Family Ticket $180 (A Reserve, 2 Adults & 2 Children) Sydney Festival 1300 856 876 Riverside Theatres 02 8839 3399 sydneyfestival.org.au/verita

Auslan interpreted performance on 16 January at 2pm. Bookings essential. Please refer to p106 for accessible booking information. LA VERITA

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“COME FOR THE BALLOONS, STAY FOR THE SPACE-ROCK ANTHEMS ABOUT THE INEVITABILITY OF OBLIVION”

Photo: toddspoth.com @toddspoth

THE GUARDIAN

THIS IS AN ALL AGES STANDING EVENT Licensed venue. No BYO food or drinks. Food and drinks available for purchase. Limited capacity, arrive early to avoid disappointment. Bags and IDs will be checked at all entries. SUMMER SOUNDS

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SUMMER SOUNDS IN THE DOMAIN

THE FLAMING LIPS USA

Take all the things you know and love about The Flaming Lips – the psychedelic pop anthems, the beamed-from-outer-space live shows, and the feelings of joy and goodwill towards your fellow humans, creatures and Martians – and now imagine all of this happening in The Domain, for free. It’s basically a recipe for your best summer music experience ever, and it’s open to everyone. SUMMER SOUNDS

Over the course of three decades, Wayne Coyne’s Oklahoma crew has proven itself a musical force to be reckoned with, offering cult favourites like ‘She Don’t Use Jelly’ alongside such chart hits as ‘Do You Realize??’ and live performances that are simply unrivalled. Come celebrate Sydney Festival’s 40th summer at this glorious spectacle under the stars.

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DANCE/THEATRE

CUT THE SKY

SYDNEY FESTIVAL AND SYDNEY OPERA HOUSE PRESENT

MARRUGEKU

Photo: Jon Green

“SERIOUSLY GIFTED PERFORMERS OF ADMIRABLE INTENSITY AND COMMITMENT” ARTSHUB

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DIRECTED BY RACHAEL SWAIN CHOREOGRAPHED BY DALISA PIGRAM AND SERGE AIMÉ COULIBALY POEMS BY EDWIN LEE MULLIGAN

A meditation on humanity’s frailty in the face of our own actions, Cut The Sky begins in the new future and invites the audience to collectively dream up tomorrow. From Broome’s internationally acclaimed dance-theatre company Marrugeku comes this major new work about our relationship with Country – our past, present and future through an Aboriginal lens – that’s as compelling, beautiful and fragile as the land itself. Cut The Sky is a dynamic fusion of dance, song, poetry and breathtaking visuals, featuring the heartfelt poetry and music of Edwin Lee Mulligan, Eric Avery, Buffalo Springfield, Nick Cave and soul singer Ngaiire. DRAMA THEATRE SYDNEY OPERA HOUSE 14–17 January at 7.30pm 16 January also at 2pm 65mins no interval Premium $59 A Reserve $49 /$44 Sydney Festival 1300 856 876 Sydney Opera House 02 9250 7777 sydneyfestival.org.au/cut

Captioned performance on 16 January at 7.30pm. Bookings essential. Please refer to p106 for accessible booking information. Cut The Sky has been commissioned by Theater im Pfalzbau (Ludwigshafen), Carriageworks, Koninklijke Vlaamse Schouwburg (KVS), Les Théâtres de la Ville de Luxembourg, Centre Culturel Tjibaou (Nouméa). Contains strobed lighting. CUT THE SKY

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THE OBJECT LESSON Photo: Max Gordon

GEOFF SOBELLE | USA | AUSTRALIAN PREMIERE

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CREATED AND PERFORMED BY GEOFF SOBELLE DIRECTED BY DAVID NEUMANN SCENIC INSTALLATION DESIGN BY STEVEN DUFALA In The Object Lesson, the audience is welcomed into an immense, towering installation of cardboard boxes to explore a memory palace: haphazard piles of trinkets, objects and souvenirs of a life’s worth of recollections and relationships. Actor and illusionist Geoff Sobelle picks through the pieces to unpack our rapport with everyday objects, in a magical act of storytelling that combines charming delivery and meticulous stage production. Snagging a top award at the Edinburgh Festival Fringe and heartily praised by critics in New York, The Object Lesson is a hilarious and heartbreaking meditation on the glorious mess of life.

“GO TO THE SHOW. AND I MEAN, RIGHT AWAY, THIS MINUTE…” TIME OUT NEW YORK

SYDNEY TOWN HALL 7–22 January at 8pm 16 & 22 January also at 2pm No performances on 9, 10, 13 & 18 January 90mins no interval General Admission $59

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Sydney Festival 1300 856 876 sydneyfestival.org.au/object

Commissioned by Lincoln Center Theater.

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OBJECT LESSON

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for eligible events. See p103 for information.


THEATRE

SYDNEY FESTIVAL AND SYDNEY OPERA HOUSE PRESENT

ALL THE SEX I’VE EVER HAD MAMMALIAN DIVING REFLEX

| CANADA | AUSTRALIAN EXCLUSIVE

“A GRIPPING, RAW, HEARTBREAKING AND FUNNY VERBAL TAPESTRY” THE ARTBLOG

In this taboo-busting tell-all, the spotlight is at last shone on a part of the population too often rendered invisible, with a show that has touched and tickled audiences all the way from Portland to Prague, Scotland to Singapore. ALL THE SEX I’VE EVER HAD

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Lovingly crafted by the team behind Haircuts by Children (Sydney Festival 2008) and starring a cast of up-for-it local seniors, All The Sex I’ve Ever Had is a tender encounter with real people.

DRAMA THEATRE SYDNEY OPERA HOUSE 21, 22 & 24 January at 7.30pm 23 January at 2pm 120mins no interval A Reserve $49

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Sydney Festival 1300 856 876 Sydney Opera House 02 9250 7777 sydneyfestival.org.au/sex

Captioned performance on 24 January. Bookings essential. Please refer to p106 for accessible booking information.

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Photo: Lucia Eggenhoffer

A group of Sydney’s over-65s draw on all their wisdom and experience to share true stories of their romantic and sex lives.


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Photo: Brett Boardman (Catherine McClements and One World Choral)

BELVOIR, MALTHOUSE THEATRE AND STATE THEATRE COMPANY OF SOUTH AUSTRALIA AUSTRALIAN PREMIERE

“A MIGHTY PLAY ABOUT... WHAT IT IS THAT MAKES US HUMAN” THE GUARDIAN BY DAVID GREIG DIRECTED BY CLARE WATSON WITH CATHERINE McCLEMENTS AND SYDNEY COMMUNITY CHOIRS SET AND LIGHTING DESIGN BY GEOFF COBHAM The brilliant Catherine McClements is joined by local community choirs in an extraordinary fusion of theatre and music. Claire is a minister and the director of a choir that meets regularly in the

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local hall, made up of all sorts: the lonely, outsiders and the privileged. She has built a community, but in the aftermath of a terrible act of violence, this community and the ideals that formed it are blown apart. Subtle and mesmerising, The Events reveals the incredibly human reactions to trauma, asking the question: how do we live together knowing it can all come apart in a moment?

GRANVILLE TOWN HALL 13–15 January at 7.30pm 16 January at 2pm & 7.30pm 17 January at 2pm General Admission $55

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Sydney Festival 1300 856 876 sydneyfestival.org.au/events

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INSTALLATION/FREE

THE PEOPLE’S AT DARLING TOWER HARBOUR OLIVIER GROSSETÊTE

| FRANCE | AUSTRALIAN EXCLUSIVE

CELEBRATE THE OPENING OF THE 40TH SYDNEY FESTIVAL WITH THE WHOLE FAMILY AT DARLING HARBOUR.

In between construction and demolition, the kids are sorted thanks to BOXWARS’ creative workshops: drop by to build and

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Sydney Harbour Foreshore Authority

decorate your own miniature cardboard creations, or grab a map from one of Darling Harbour’s retailers and head off on a cardboard discovery trail. FREE Visit website for daily schedules and Discovery Trail map. sydneyfestival.org.au/tower For accessibility information, please visit sydneyfestival.org.au/access

DARLING HARBOUR 7–10 January Construction 7 January, 10am–1pm & 2pm–5pm BOXWARS Kids Workshops 8 & 9 January, 10am–3pm BOXWARS Discovery Trail 7–26 January, 10am–5pm Demolition 10 January at 4pm–5pm

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Photo: Vincent Lucas

Everyone can be involved in a day of construction with Olivier Grossetête when two gigantic buildings are created by the water, made entirely of cardboard and tape – and a dash of collective camaraderie. On the final day, everyone is invited back to revel in the destruction as the buildings come toppling down.


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WELCOMEATTO THE BARANGAROO CUTAWAY RESERVE Photo: David Gallard

Join us this January in Sydney’s newest, biggest and most exciting cultural space, the Cutaway. Positioned at Barangaroo Reserve, this vast enclosed space connects Walsh Bay with Barangaroo. Surrounded by Sydney’s harbour and nestled in the recreated native headland, the Cutaway’s grand entrance at the mouth of Nawi Cove welcomes you into a spectacular space. Natural skylights above the eastern edge

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of a carved sandstone cliff face light an immense creative playground, the home for the construction of the largest artwork Sydney Festival has ever commissioned, The Ephemeral City. We’re calling on adults and children alike to visit this new venue in January and join artists Olivier Grossetête, Shaun Gladwell and BOXWARS in reimagining our city. See p30–31 for more information.

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INSTALLATION/FREE Sydney’s new creative playground, the Cutaway at Barangaroo Reserve, will be home to one of the largest community participation events presented in Sydney Festival’s 40-year history, with Olivier Grossetête’s fantastically epic The Ephemeral City. People of all ages are invited to use boxes and tape to construct a temporary city before witnessing its exciting demolition on Australia Day. Children can channel their inspiration from this mammoth artwork into cardboard collective

BOXWARS’ free creative workshops – the perfect school holiday activity. Those seeking an adrenaline rush can get a bird’s eye view from the free Flying Fox, zipping between the cardboard buildings.

Closed Mondays

After a jam-packed day of building, come and witness Shaun Gladwell’s Gallery Hour as his newest video work, Skateboarders vs Minimalism, is projected across the Cutaway’s western wall.

BOXWARS Kids Workshops 12–24 January, 2pm–7pm

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8–26 January FREE

Construction 8–24 January 1pm–4pm & 5pm–8pm Demolition 26 January, 3.30pm–4.30pm

Flying Fox 8–24 January, 2pm–8pm Gallery Hour 8–24 January, 8pm–9pm 26 January, 1pm–3pm sydneyfestival.org.au/ephemeralcity For accessibility information, please visit sydneyfestival.org.au/access Presented by the Barangaroo Delivery Authority and Sydney Festival.

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THE EPHEMERAL AT THE CUTAWAY CITY BARANGAROO RESERVE OLIVIER GROSSETÊTE

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VISUAL ARTS/FREE

SKATEBOARDERS VS MINIMALISM AT THE CUTAWAY BARANGAROO RESERVE

SHAUN GLADWELL

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MINIMALIST SCULPTURE MEETS THE BODY IN MOTION.

In his latest work, Skateboarders vs Minimalism, some of the world’s greatest skateboarders creatively misuse American minimalist sculptures. Well-known sculptural forms by Andre and Dan Flavin are launched upon

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and flipped off by skateboarders within a museum environment – though no original artworks were harmed in the making of this video installation. A battle with the canon of American minimalist sculptors, Skateboarders vs Minimalism can be viewed at the Cutaway, Barangaroo Reserve, along with the construction of The Ephemeral City, or for the full audio-visual experience, come by during Gallery Hour each day from 8pm to 9pm.

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8–24 January, 1pm–8pm 26 January, 1pm–3pm Closed Mondays Gallery Hour 8–24 January, 8pm–9pm 26 January, 1pm–3pm FREE sydneyfestival.org.au/skateboarders

Commissioned by Catriona and Simon Mordant AM. Presented by the Barangaroo Delivery Authority and Sydney Festival.

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Photo: Josh Raymond (Shaun Gladwell, MMV Breakless Session, Canberra, 2006)

Contemporary video artist Shaun Gladwell is renowned worldwide, having exhibited prodigiously everywhere from Europe to South America, and represented Australia at the 53rd Venice Biennale.


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PLEASURE GARDEN GENEVIEVE LACEY

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Photo: Genevieve Lacey / Stephen Goddard, courtesy Lambley Gardens, Victoria

A LISTENING GARDEN AND INTERACTIVE INSTRUMENT. In Pleasure Garden, music and environmental sounds weave through the landscape of one of Sydney’s most beautiful outdoor spaces – the gardens at Vaucluse House, Sydney Living Museums.

to stroll or recline with friends and strangers.

Inspired by the story and music of the 17th century musician, composer, improviser and nobleman Jacob van Eyck, Pleasure Garden Elegant audio design transforms combines excerpts from his work, the garden into a place of musical set within newly composed music by Genevieve Lacey and Jan Bang, play, of repose and delight. It in collaboration with Jim Atkins, is a listening garden – a gently Robin Fox, Pete Brundle and Sera interactive instrument. You’re invited into the music and natural Davies. Amble through, picnic in, or architecture, to play the garden, lean into Pleasure Garden. PLEASURE GARDEN

VAUCLUSE HOUSE 7–26 January, 8am–8pm Genevieve Lacey Dawn Performance 9 January at 6.30am 20mins FREE sydneyfestival.org.au/pleasure

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UNSW GALLERIES IN ASSOCIATION WITH SYDNEY FESTIVAL PRESENTS

THE COLUMN ADRIAN PACI

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Photo: Adrian Paci, The Column, 2013 (still from video), 25:44min. Courtesy of the artist and kaufmann repetto, Milano/New York.

A POTENTIAL MONUMENT OF AN UNREALISED FUTURE.

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A video installation that enthralled attendees of the 2014 Venice Architecture Biennale, The Column traces the epic journey of an immense length of marble, extracted from the ground and taken to sea. En route to Italy and over the course of a grand voyage, tireless Chinese workers toil to chisel and carve it into the shape of a magnificent classical column.

Albanian artist Adrian Paci is on a quest to combine huge themes – dislocation, exploitation, globalisation – with footage of transcendent beauty. Mythical in conception, marvellous in execution, The Column is destined to make an impression.

UNSW GALLERIES 7 January–13 February Tue–Sat, 10am–5pm Closed on 26 January 26mins FREE sydneyfestival.org.au/column

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Photo: Jordà Ferré

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ARQUITECTURA DE FERIA ANTIGUA I BARBUDA | CATALONIA | AUSTRALIAN EXCLUSIVE

A FANTASTICAL FAIRGROUND FOR THE WHOLE FAMILY.

Welcome to a fairground like no other. Adults and children play together, twirling handles and spinning pedals to operate the whimsical fairground machines – including a hand-cranked Ferris wheel fitted out with toilet seats and a bicycle-powered carousel with a whirling crocodile and a rocket ship.

Recycled objects gain new life in surprising and spectacular ways, in the captivating wonderland of fun that is Arquitectura de Feria. A European family of artisans led by Jordà Ferré and Oscar de Paz are travelling to Parramatta this summer to resurrect the life of old-style fairs, so come along and take your family on an adventure.

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Looking for more free fun? Find the full schedule for Summer Nights in Prince Alfred Square at sydneyfestival.org.au/ summernights

PRINCE ALFRED SQUARE PARRAMATTA 7–24 January Tue–Thu & Sun, 2pm–8pm Fri & Sat, 2pm–10pm Closed Mondays FREE sydneyfestival.org.au/feria Weight and height restrictions apply to some rides. For accessibility information, please visit sydneyfestival.org.au/access ARQUITECTURA DE FERIA

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INTERACTIVE SONG CYCLE/FREE

SYDNEY FESTIVAL AND HOLLAND FESTIVAL PRESENT

THE BOOK OF SAND MICHEL VAN DER AA

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“A COMPLETELY NEW GENRE… A GIANT LEAP FORWARD” TROUW storytelling layers in a complex work of infinite beauty.

Composed by Michel van der Aa as three parallel layers of music and film, with the enigmatic title role Jump online to experience The Book performed by singer-songwriter of Sand and explore this incredible Kate Miller-Heidke, viewers can work, created exclusively in digital freely move between three worlds format. An interactive song cycle – stone galleries, a cellar and a inspired by the theme of ‘infinity’ in desolate desert – as the music shifts Jorge Luis Borges’ stories, The Book seamlessly from abstract electronic of Sand invites viewers to create to alt-pop, then a cappella with the their own path by switching between Nederlands Kamerkoor. The Book of THE BOOK OF SAND Sand can be accessed online now. 38

SYDNEYFESTIVAL.ORG.AU/SAND FREE iOS ANDROID, WINDOWS & DESKTOP The Book of Sand is best experienced in the Google Chrome Browser. Co-commissioned and co-produced by Holland Festival and Sydney Festival. Co-sponsored by Google Cultural Institute. Developed inP. 38 association with BBC The Space.

Photo: Harm Griekspoor

CREATED BY MICHEL VAN DER AA PERFORMED BY KATE MILLERHEIDKE AND NEDERLANDS KAMERKOOR


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BANGARRA DANCE THEATRE, ARENAMEDIA AND BROWN CAB PRODUCTIONS IN ASSOCIATION WITH SYDNEY FESTIVAL PRESENT

SPEAR BANGARRA DANCE THEATRE

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A FOOT IN EACH WORLD. A HEART IN NONE.

Photo: Edward Mulvihill

DIRECTED BY STEPHEN PAGE

Aboriginal man, Djali, as he tries to understand what it means to be DRAMA THEATRE A contemporary Aboriginal story a man with ancient traditions in a SYDNEY OPERA HOUSE 23 January at 7.30pm told through movement and dance, modern world. 24 January at 2pm SPEAR is Stephen Page’s directorial In this poignant reflection on the 84mins no interval debut feature film, collaborating with continuing cultural connection of dancers and creatives from his highly A Reserve $25 Aboriginal people, we traverse acclaimed Bangarra Dance Theatre outback Australia and the gritty Sydney Festival 1300 856 876 to bring a visually stunning dance streets of Sydney in an intimate Sydney Opera House 02 9250 7777 work to the screen. journey that brings a modern day sydneyfestival.org.au/spear In this groundbreaking work, we myth to the screen. follow the journey of a young SPEAR

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BIRDMAN (OR, THE UNEXPECTED VIRTUE OF IGNORANCE)

SCREENING AND LIVE FILM SCORE ANTONIO SANCHEZ BIRDMAN

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“SANCHEZ’S SCORE FUNCTIONS IN THE WAY THAT THE BEST FILM MUSIC DOES... IT’S IMPOSSIBLE TO IMAGINE THE WORK WITHOUT IT” JAZZ TIMES

A true luminary in modern jazz, drummer and composer Antonio Sanchez performs his fervent score live alongside the Oscar-winning movie Birdman. The hot sauce in this already super-cool premise? Sanchez’s performance will be largely improvised, just as it was for the film. Birdman follows the progress of a washed-up actor (Michael Keaton) trying to re-establish his career and his sanity. The solo drum soundtrack by the fourtime Grammy Award-winning jazz musician is an essential part of its set-to-stun impact. This is a golden opportunity to see celebrated musician Sanchez in his element, and of course, it’s really the only way to capture the frenetic, buzzing energy of Birdman. As the drummer himself says: “If you come to one of these performances, you’re going to see a completely different thing every single time.” STATE THEATRE 16 January at 8pm 120mins no interval Premium $75 A Reserve $65 /$59 B Reserve $55/$50

Hearing loop only available in selected mezzanine seats. Bookings essential. Please see p106 for booking information.

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SYDNEY FESTIVAL AND SYDNEY OPERA HOUSE PRESENT

JOANNA NEWSOM USA

Revelation after revelation: that’s Joanna Newsom’s music. From her debut album The Milk-Eyed Mender in 2004 up to her brand new opus, Divers, this extraordinary singer and harpist has amazed time and again with her singular records and performances. Emerging as part of the California freak-folk scene a decade ago, Newsom has since established herself as a true visionary, weaving JOANNA NEWSOM

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together folk, classical and pop strands into a rich, dazzling tapestry; she also made her acting debut in Paul Thomas Anderson’s acclaimed movie Inherent Vice last year. In her first Australian show in five years, seeing Joanna Newsom play live will be a treat; the music exquisite, of course, but the joyful, robust energy of the singer and her band will be like nothing else.

CONCERT HALL SYDNEY OPERA HOUSE 21 January at 8pm Doors at 7.30pm Support act at 8pm 140mins including interval Premium $99 A Reserve $89 /$80 B Reserve $79/$71 C Reserve $59/$53 Sydney Festival 1300 856 876 Sydney Opera House 02 9250 7777 sydneyfestival.org.au/newsom P. 42

Photo: Annabel Mehran

“REJOICE, LOVERS OF IMAGINATIVE, BEAUTIFUL STRANGE MUSIC” TIME OUT NEW YORK


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DIRTY THREE AUSTRALIA

Photo: Ben Searcy

“IMPROVISED LAVA ERUPTIONS OF OVER-AMPED FIDDLE, GUITAR AND TRAIN-WRECK PERCUSSION” MOJO As enigmatic as they are extraordinary, Dirty Three have earned their place as one of the Australian underground’s most important bands of the past two decades. Each member’s musical voice is utterly essential to the dark, theatrical power of Dirty Three’s sound: Jim White’s elegant, balletic drumming, Warren Ellis’ burnished, questing violin, and Mick Turner’s

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outlaw guitar work. To hear the music alone is to be transported somewhere altogether more vast. This special Festival show brings the trio back together for the first time in three years. Audiences will discover the indisputable truth that seeing Dirty Three live – each musician moving with the music, like seaweed underwater – is to be captivated.

STATE THEATRE 15 January at 8pm Doors at 7.30pm Support act at 8pm 140mins including interval Premium $99 A Reserve $89 /$80 B Reserve $69/$62 Sydney Festival 1300 856 876 sydneyfestival.org.au/dirtythree Hearing loop only available in select P. 43 mezzanine seats. Bookings essential. Please refer to p106 for accessible booking information. 43


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MEXRRISSEY MEXICO

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“THE MANCUNIAN MISERABILIST GETS A MAKEOVER IN THIS MEXICAN RE-IMAGINING” LONDON EVENING STANDARD

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Enter Mexrrissey – a glorious seven-piece band representing the crème de la crème of Mexico’s music scene, who interpret Morrissey’s oeuvre entirely in Spanish, via vibrant Latin rhythms of ranchera, mariachi, danzón, mambo, norteño and cha cha cha with arrangements by Calexico’s Sergio Mendoza. It’s an utterly joyous translation that provokes reactions “ranging from laughter to jumping to wild dancing to screams and tears” (The Observer).

ENMORE THEATRE 23 January at 8.30pm Doors at 8pm 90mins no interval A Reserve & General Admission Standing $69 /$62 Enmore Theatre 02 9550 3666 sydneyfestival.org.au/mexrrissey

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Photo: Oscar Reyes

At first glance, the association might seem surprising: songs from a place Morrissey himself bewails as “silent and grey” being sung by musicians from one of the world’s most famously vibrant countries. But actually, Moz’s ardent Mexican fanbase is a force to be reckoned with, and when you consider the drama, romance and poetry inherent in The Smiths’ outsider anthems, it makes perfect sense.


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ARTHUR RUSSELL’S INSTRUMENTALS DIRECTED BY PETER GORDON USA

| AUSTRALIAN PREMIERE

Photo: Charles Arthur Russell Sr, courtesy of Matt Wolf

CELEBRATE NEW YORK CITY LUMINARY ARTHUR RUSSELL AT A RARE PERFORMANCE OF HIS PIONEERING 1975 MASTERWORK. Arthur Russell’s Instrumentals sound as gorgeously crisp, playful and unhurried as in their first performance over 40 years ago. Such is the genius of the late Arthur Russell, beloved Iowa-born musical polymath and downtown New York City icon whose life’s work has informed such dynamos as David Byrne, James Murphy and Sufjan Stevens. Inspired by the nature photography of his Buddhist teacher Yuko ARTHUR RUSSELL’S INSTRUMENTALS Nonomura, Instrumentals broke

new ground in minimalism by pairing concert hall aesthetics with pop; the reissued recorded version, First Thought, Best Thought, was heralded as a masterpiece by Pitchfork. Remarkably, this restaging of the original 1975 concert features the same core ensemble – including long-term collaborators Peter Gordon and Ernie Brooks, plus the composer Rhys Chatham. A wonderful chance to catch up with the work of a true luminary.

CITY RECITAL HALL 16 January at 8pm 75mins no interval Premium $65 A Reserve $55 /$50 B Reserve $39/$35 Sydney Festival 1300 856 876 City Recital Hall 02 8256 2222 sydneyfestival.org.au/russell

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ST STEPHEN’S SUNDAY FOLK

QUIET MUSIC FOR CURIOUS EARS

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Folk music, simply, is music of the people. It is deeply rooted in tradition, and at the same time is constantly growing. American folk has its roots in European ballads and African blues, and its influence has run wild, blossoming into every strand of modern music. In this spirit, we present three distinct branches of new folk music over the course of consecutive summer Sundays in the sublime architecture and rich acoustics of St Stephen’s Uniting Church. Mirel Wagner, a Finnish singer, trades in Appalachian murder ballads, preceded by Nadia Reid’s soaring torch balladry; Sir Richard Bishop and Daniel Bachman play twinkling American Primitive guitar instrumentals; and treasured American outsider folk veteran Michael Hurley appears with modern freak-folk torchbearer Meg Baird. These special performances close in time for you to catch the sun setting while walking to the Festival Village for evening entertainment. ST STEPHEN’S UNITING CHURCH MACQUARIE STREET 120mins including interval

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With her gorgeous, minimalist folk songs, Finnish singer-songwriter Mirel Wagner creates a world that’s darkly inviting. Drawing on the Appalachian murder ballad tradition and haunting early Delta blues, Wagner is a storyteller like no other, accompanying her rich, velvet voice with delicate acoustic fingerpicking. It’s little wonder she won the coveted 2015 Nordic Music Prize for her latest album, When the Cellar Children See the Light of Day. Fans of Michael Gira and Nick Cave will find much to love in Wagner’s spellbinding performances. Opening the show, New Zealand songwriter Nadia Reid has a voice of exquisite, pure beauty. Her debut album, Listen to Formation, Look for the Signs, is a trove of intriguing, indie folk and altcountry gems. 10 January at 6.30pm Doors at 6pm sydneyfestival.org.au/wagner

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SIR RICHARD BISHOP & DANIEL BACHMAN USA

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Founded in the late 50s by John Fahey, the American Primitive guitar style uses traditional fingerpicking techniques to weave together folk, country, blues, raga, rock, ragtime, drone, bluegrass and psych into web-like instrumentals. Sir Richard Bishop’s music draws on traditional lineages from Moroccan and classical Indian, to flamenco and Appalachian. Bishop will perform on the 1890s parlour guitar, the warm tone of which radiates across his recent Drag City release, Tangier Sessions.

Photo: Uwe Faltermeier (left), Sarah Taft (right)

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Opening the show North Carolina whippersnapper Daniel Bachman draws on similar styles, even weaving in Civil War ballads. As NPR puts it, the newly revived American Primitive style is “evocative of a landscape that doesn’t know its boundaries”. 17 January at 6.30pm Doors at 6pm

Two truly authentic folk talents share a unique bill. Veteran folk hero Michael Hurley is one of American music’s true originals. Hurley got his start during the 60s Greenwich Village folk boom. An outsider right from the start, Hurley has always forged his own itinerant path. His songs are often funny, melancholic, and always touching, whether he’s playing a well-loved favourite or a number from his latest Mississippi Records release, Land of LoFi. A founding member of the band Espers, Meg Baird was a key part of the so-called freak-folk movement of the early naughts. Her work as a solo artist gives her beautiful voice and guitar playing breathing space, offering luminescent, feathery songs which truly dazzle live. 24 January at 6.30pm Doors at 6pm sydneyfestival.org.au/hurleybaird

sydneyfestival.org.au/primitive AMERICAN PRIMITIVE / MEG BAIRD + MICHAEL HURLEY

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CYPHER AUSTRALIA

WITNESS THE RAW ENERGY OF HIP-HOP’S MOST IMPORTANT RITUAL. CHOREOGRAPHY BY NICK POWER Funky footwork, rocking rhythms, Cypher is a supple symphony of movement by four battle-hardened b*boys. A raw celebration of hip-hop culture, Cypher is your chance to share the space with ultra-skilful (not to mention ultra-competitive) dancers

as they thrash it out, pushing the boundaries of movement in a dazzling blur of limbs and trainers. Australian hip-hop heavyweight and director Nick Power puts the crew through its motions while the booming beats of sound designer Jack Prest set a mean pace. If Cypher was any more in your face, it’d leave bruises.

Riverside Theatres will present Breaking On Film, a mini-film festival centred on the theme of breakdancing, throughout January. Visit CYPHER riversideparramatta.com.au/breaking-on-film for more information.

RIVERSIDE THEATRE 19–22 January at 7.30pm 23 January at 3pm & 7.30pm 24 January at 3pm 50mins Suitable for all ages General Admission $35 Standing tickets only Sydney Festival 1300 856 876 Riverside Theatres 02 8839 3399 sydneyfestival.org.au/cypher P. 48

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FIRE BUCKET UNCLE WES MARNE

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STORIES, DREAMS AND WISDOM IN THE BACKYARD. Uncle Wes Marne is a Bidgambul man. At the age of nine, the Government walked his family off tribal lands from the Stanthorpe Hills to Deadbird Mission, Ashford. The journey took three weeks. At 93, Uncle Wes is sharing his stories – of his grandfather’s dreaming, of bitterness and love, and of his life as an Elder living in Mt Druitt.

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Over the last year, his friend Alicia Talbot has been recording his stories as they visit Deadbird, retracing his extraordinary life and reconnecting the past with the present and future. Now Uncle Wes invites you to gather with him and Alicia around the fire bucket to move backwards and forwards across time. No two nights will be the same.

BACKYARDS IN CBD, REDFERN AND PARRAMATTA 8–10, 15–17, 22–24 January at 7.30pm General Admission $49

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CONTEMPORARY CLASSICAL MUSIC

EXIT CEREMONIES THE AUSTRALIAN ART ORCHESTRA AND ENSEMBLE OFFSPRING

| AUSTRALIA | WORLD PREMIERE

A FASCINATING RITUAL OF REPETITION AND EVOLVING PATTERNS IN MUSIC.

Two of Australia’s most vibrant musical forces, the Australian Art Orchestra and Ensemble Offspring, unite with celebrated young composer-pianists Austin Buckett and Simon James Phillips, who have each created immersive works that exploit the extraordinary array of sonic effects that can only be EXIT CEREMONIES / ORGAN PROJECT achieved with large pipe organs. 50

The unexpected addition of reelto-reel tape machines, turntables, electronics, percussion, voice, trumpet and strings will alter your sense of time and space as they are all processed live in combination with the Sydney Conservatorium’s majestic pipe organ, creating an unfamiliar and entrancing world of sound.

VERBRUGGHEN HALL SYDNEY CONSERVATORIUM OF MUSIC 23 January at 8pm 70mins no interval General Admission $49

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Exit Ceremonies celebrates the darkness with lush, pulsating new works for pipe organ and mixed ensemble.


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THE EMBASSY OF THE KINGDOM OF THE NETHERLANDS AND SYDNEY FESTIVAL PRESENT

BACH SIMON MURPHY AND NEW DUTCH ACADEMY

AND HIS DUTCH CONTEMPORARIES

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CELEBRATING THE DIRK HARTOG YEAR.

Photo: Fernando van Teijlingen

The Dutch music scene of the 17th and 18th centuries had an energy and effervescence that will never be repeated in music history – but, it turns out, now Sydney music lovers can experience it. For one special concert, Sydneyborn conductor and viola player Simon Murphy returns to his homeland with period instrument ensemble New Dutch Academy in tow and a treasure chest of rare BACH AND HIS DUTCH CONTEMPORARIES

riches from the Baroque repertoire: Vivaldi, Handel, Telemann, de Fesch, van Wassenaer and more. Marking the 400th anniversary of Dutch explorer Dirk Hartog’s expedition to Australia, here’s a wonderfully improbable opportunity to experience the cosmopolitan glory days of the Baroque right here in Sydney.

CITY RECITAL HALL 17 January at 2pm 110mins including interval Premium $69 A Reserve $59 /$53 B Reserve $45/$41 Sydney Festival 1300 856 876 City Recital Hall 02 8256 2222 sydneyfestival.org.au/bach

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STU HUNTER : THE MIGRATION AUSTRALIA

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“MAGNIFICENT COMPOSITION, VIRTUOSIC MUSICIANSHIP... INTENSELY EMOTIONAL AND HUMANELY INTELLIGENT” STEREONET AUSTRALIA

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Besides his own remarkable work, Hunter has made a name behind the scenes accompanying the likes of Passenger, Silverchair and Katie Noonan. Here, Hunter premieres his brand new work, the migration, a hardgrooving, soul-searching and cascading response to modern life, love and cultural complexity, performed with a masterful ten-piece band.

CITY RECITAL HALL 9 January at 8pm 80mins no interval Premium $69 A Reserve $59 /$53 B Reserve $45/$41 Sydney Festival 1300 856 876 City Recital Hall 02 8256 2222 sydneyfestival.org.au/hunter

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A rising star in modern jazz, Australian producer, pianist and composer Stu Hunter made his breakthrough with his lauded album, the muse (2007), followed by the award-winning sophomore suite, the gathering (2010) which The Australian declared “a milestone in contemporary jazz”. Hunter’s music has a trace of dynamite smoke about it, such is its passion and smoulder.


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ABOUT AN HOUR ABOUT AN HOUR

There’s everything from acrobatics to theatre, dance, hip-hop, classical music and much more – a huge dose of Sydney Festival packed into each brilliant bite-sized show! CARRIAGEWORKS 19–24 January sydneyfestival.org.au/aah Multipacks are available for all About an Hour shows.

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About an Hour returns to Carriageworks this year, with perfectly priced performances striking the 60-minute-ish mark. Dazzling, thrilling, funny and always fascinating, About an Hour showcases local and international acts at just $35 a pop.


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ABOUT AN HOUR

STEPHANIE LAKE COMPANY

Photo: Pippa Samaya

HELPMANN AWARD-WINNING CHOREOGRAPHER STEPHANIE LAKE DEBUTS A STIMULATING NEW DANCE WORK.

DOUBLE BLIND

What if internal conflict was made external? Inspired in part by realworld experiments in the conflict between personal ethics and our obedience to those in a position of authority, Double Blind features four world-class Australian dancers. Alisdair Macindoe, Alana Everett, Amber Haines and Kyle Page twist and turn, vacillate and vibrate, and ultimately bend and break under authority. Double Blind features original composition from internationally

acclaimed audio-visual artist Robin Fox, while Stephanie Lake, one of Australia’s most commanding choreographers, interrogates the perils of obedience with electricity, intricacy and grace, fuelled by an intriguing choreographic duality between highly detailed movement and anarchic spontaneity. Double Blind is a uniquely provocative new dance work, putting the dynamics of human interaction under the microscope.

CARRIAGEWORKS BAY 20 19 January at 7pm 21 January at 9pm 22 January at 6.15pm 23 January at 8pm 24 January at 1.15pm & 4pm 60mins General Admission $35 Sydney Festival 1300 856 876 sydneyfestival.org.au/double P. 55

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FORCED ENTERTAINMENT

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“EXQUISITELY CRAFTED, HUMOROUS YET NEVER FACILE, TOMORROW’S PARTIES HAUNTS THE THOUGHTS: OUTSTANDING” THE HERALD Powerful, poignant and at times delirious, two performers with no psychic credentials imagine a multitude of hypothetical futures in Tomorrow’s Parties, the longawaited Sydney Festival debut from the internationally acclaimed Forced Entertainment, directed by Tim Etchells. In a compelling performance that looks forward to futures both possible and impossible, the two performers compete in an escalating

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game of one-upmanship to deliver a thought-provoking survey of hopes, fears, surprises and inventions; from utopian and dystopian visions to science fiction scenarios, political nightmares and absurd fantasies. Tomorrow’s Parties is intimate in setting but infinite in scope.

CARRIAGEWORKS BAY 17 20 January at 8.30pm 22 January at 8.45pm 23 January at 1pm 24 January at 5.15pm & 9.30pm 80mins General Admission $35 Sydney Festival 1300 856 876 sydneyfestival.org.au/parties

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Photo: Hugo Glendinning

ABOUT AN HOUR

TOMORROW’S PARTIES


PHYSICAL THEATRE

FALL FELL FALLEN | FRANCE | AUSTRALIAN EXCLUSIVE

ABOUT AN HOUR

LONELY CIRCUS

“AN AESTHETIC GEM OF A SHOW, LEAVES SPECTATORS HOLDING THEIR BREATH. ABSOLUTELY MUST BE SEEN” L’ART-VUES

Photo: Nicolas Hérédia, Philippe Laurençon

Classically trained tightrope walker Sébastien Le Guen turns defying gravity into an art form. Fall Fell Fallen is a taut balancing act between masterful acrobatics and music, with Le Guen going toe to toe with eccentric electroacoustic musician and long-time collaborator Jérôme Hoffman.

Deploying unusual instruments and a variety of outlandish props, the duo achieves a thrilling, oneof-a-kind symbiosis. FALL/FELL/FALLEN

At times dangerous, at other times dangerously funny, Fall Fell Fallen is a gripping circus-concert duet teetering precariously on the edge of total anarchy. Chances are you’ll end up head over heels for it.

CARRIAGEWORKS BAY 17 21 & 22 January at 6.30pm 23 January at 5.15pm & 8.15pm 24 January at 11.45am 50mins Latecomers will not be admitted Suitable for 8+ General Admission $35 Sydney Festival 1300 856 876 sydneyfestival.org.au/fall P. 57

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OKAZAKI ART THEATRE

| JAPAN | AUSTRALIAN EXCLUSIVE

“A FORMIDABLE REPUTATION FOR SOCIALLY ACERBIC AND SOMETIMES ABSURDIST WORKS” JAPAN TIMES Yudai Kamisato is one of the most exciting young voices in contemporary Japanese theatre, with his quirky, unflinching and poetic portrayals of life in Japan.

The intensely personal +51 Aviacíon, San Borja references his grandmother’s address in Lima. Shifting between reportage and fiction, the narrative unfolds around places Kamisato has travelled, from Tokyo and Okinawa to his grandmother’s Japanese-Peruvian +51 AVIACION, SAN BORJA community, encountering Japanese 58

immigrant communities who’ve built new lives in locations where Japan still exists in memory as ‘the old home’.

CARRIAGEWORKS BAY 17 21 January at 7.45pm 22 January at 4.45pm 23 January at 6.30pm & 9.30pm 24 January at 1pm 75mins

Kamisato freely mixes the mundane with the extraordinary in a work that is thoughtful, charming and theatrically inventive. General Admission $35 An exploration of identity and the Sydney Festival 1300 856 876 resilience of culture for those living sydneyfestival.org.au/borja in foreign lands, +51 Aviacíon, San Borja will resonate with anyone who’s ever felt the gravitational pull Performed in Japanese with English surtitles. P. 58 of their homeland.

Photo: Yuta Fukitsuka

ABOUT AN HOUR

+51 AVIACÍON, SAN BORJA


THEATRE

THIS IS HOW WE DIE | UK | AUSTRALIAN EXCLUSIVE

ABOUT AN HOUR

CHRISTOPHER BRETT BAILEY

Photo: Jemima Yong

“REALLY SHOCKS OR TRANSFORMS YOU… ACHINGLY HIP AND FRIGHTENINGLY SAVAGE” THE GUARDIAN Christopher Brett Bailey’s stream of consciousness is more like a river rapids ride, with the everpresent danger of being thrown overboard. A motor-mouthed collage of spoken word and storytelling, This Is How We Die traverses tales of paranoia, young love and ultra-violence. With echoes of Lenny Bruce, William Burroughs, beat poetry and B-movies, This Is How We Die is a prime slice of surrealist

trash, an Americana death trip and a dizzying exorcism for a world convinced it’s dying. From Bailey’s desk comes a spiralling odyssey of pitch-black humour and nightmarish prose.

CARRIAGEWORKS BAY 17 20 January at 7pm 21 & 22 January at 10.30pm 23 January at 2.45pm 24 January at 3.45pm & 8pm 70mins Latecomers will not be admitted Suitable for 16+ General Admission $35 Sydney Festival 1300 856 876 sydneyfestival.org.au/die

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IN BETWEEN TWO PERFORMANCE 4A

| AUSTRALIA | WORLD PREMIERE

A FAMILY SLIDE NIGHT LIKE NEVER BEFORE. In Between Two sees two cultures, two generations and two charismatic wordsmiths mix it up at a singular event, deftly weaving the stories and photographs of their diverse heritages with music. Chinese-Australian MC and spoken word artist Joelistics (TZU) and Filipino-Dutch-Australian producer/ songwriter James Mangohig (Sietta) take centre stage, combining spirited, personal storytelling with

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a rich, original soundtrack of acoustic and electronic music. Directed by Suzanne Chaundy and developed with master storyteller William Yang and writer Annette Shun Wah, In Between Two is a vibrant, contemporary portrayal of the Asian-Australian experience.

CARRIAGEWORKS BAY 20 21 January at 6.15pm 22 January at 9pm 23 January at 1.30pm & 4.15pm 24 January at 6.30pm & 9.15pm 70mins General Admission $35 Sydney Festival 1300 856 876 sydneyfestival.org.au/inbetween

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Photo: Cesar Rodrigues

ABOUT AN HOUR

MUSIC/THEATRE


CLASSICAL MUSIC

SYDNEY CHAMBER OPERA AND CARRIAGEWORKS IN ASSOCIATION WITH SYDNEY FESTIVAL PRESENT

O MENSCH!

| AUSTRALIA | AUSTRALIAN PREMIERE

ABOUT AN HOUR

SYDNEY CHAMBER OPERA

Photo: Samuel Hodge

GOD DIES. MUSIC LIVES. AN INVENTORY OF NIETZSCHEAN PASSIONS.

O MENSCH

Restoring the voice to one of the mightiest minds in history, O Mensch! transforms 21 remarkable poems by Friedrich Nietzsche into a series of inspired musical declarations by French composer Pascal Dusapin. In this virtuoso piece for baritone and piano, audiences are plunged into the agonies and the ecstasies of this era-defining genius, as fierce ideology collides with high emotion.

An intimate production directed by Sarah Giles and lit by lighting installation artist Katie Sfetkidis, O Mensch! features the indomitable baritone Mitchell Riley, who appeared in Sydney Chamber Opera’s ...pas à pas - nulle part... for the 2014 Sydney Festival. Be sure to also see Sydney Chamber Opera in Dusapin’s Passion at City Recital Hall on 14 and 15 January, see p14.

CARRIAGEWORKS TRACK 8 22 January at 8pm 23 & 24 January at 8.30pm 70mins General Admission $35 Sydney Festival 1300 856 876 sydneyfestival.org.au/mensch Performed in German with English surtitles.

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Drop by and get a taste of the Festival with a mix of free and ticketed events. Look out for The Famous Spiegeltent, Magic Mirrors Spiegeltent and a week of family shows.

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FESTIVAL VILLAGE Hyde Park North Entry near Archibald Fountain 7–26 January Closed Mondays

Licensed venue Under 18s must be accompanied by an adult.

Festival Village, The Famous Spiegeltent and Magic Mirrors Spiegeltent are wheelchair FREE ENTRY accessible. Priority entry for A great selection of people with access needs. food and beverages Bookings essential for are available from 12pm. ticketed performances. Please Licensed bars open refer to p106 for accessible from 4pm. booking information.

Photo: Camille Manley

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Everyone’s favourite Festival Village is back this summer, the ultimate oasis of musical and theatrical delights, along with plenty of delicious eats, all in the heart of the city at Hyde Park. It’s the perfect place to kick back in the afternoons or kick on into the warm summer nights.

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CABARET

FESTIVAL VILLAGE

ALAN CUMMING SINGS SAPPY SONGS! USA

“IN THE ARENA OF MALE CABARET SINGERS, [HE] MAY BE THE ONLY ONE WITH THE TALENT AND DRIVE TO CHANGE ITS DIRECTION” NEW YORK TIMES

Photo: Steve Vaccariello

Alan Cumming, Olivier and Tony Award-winning Scottish actor-singerauthor is a shape-shifting trickster, as enthralling and nimble with Shakespeare as he is with show tunes, and an irresistible presence in any room. Returning to Sydney with his new show, he is joined by his long-time collaborator and Emmy Awardwinning musical director Lance Horne, to rock out with an Australian band. Originating in the star’s

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infamous post-show dressing room parties during the revival of Cabaret on Broadway and sharpened over a residency at New York’s legendary Carlyle Hotel, Alan Cumming Sings Sappy Songs! will be a night of song, showbiz goss and general mischief-making in close quarters – just how Alan likes it.

MAGIC MIRRORS SPIEGELTENT 8 January at 5.15pm & 11.45pm 9 January at 9.45pm & 11.45pm 75mins no interval Priority Entry $79 General Admission $69 Licensed venue

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Sydney Festival 1300 856 876 sydneyfestival.org.au/alan

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A MALTHOUSE THEATRE AND SYDNEY FESTIVAL PRODUCTION

| AUSTRALIA | WORLD PREMIERE

MEOW MEOW’S

CREATED AND PERFORMED BY MEOW MEOW DIRECTED BY MICHAEL KANTOR SET AND COSTUME DESIGN BY ANNA CORDINGLEY LIGHTING DESIGN BY PAUL JACKSON MUSICAL DIRECTION BY JETHRO WOODWARD MUSICAL COMPOSITIONS BY JHEREK BISCHOFF, IAIN GRANDAGE, KATE MILLERHEIDKE, AMANDA PALMER AND MEGAN WASHINGTON COMEDY DIRECTION BY CAL McCRYSTAL

Photo: Andrew Gough

FESTIVAL VILLAGE

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Meow Meow’s Little Mermaid is a decidedly un-Disney cabaret – sexy spectacle drips into a bittersweet take on what constitutes a ‘Happy Ending’. Join post-postmodern diva Meow Meow as she raucously subverts Hans Christian Andersen’s mermaid tale of teen self-sacrifice, salvation and seduction.

A world of old sea shanties and hymns from the Titanic will give way to a glittering array of contemporary originals, as she sails to a land of altered hearts, minds and body parts. In part two of the ‘Little’ trilogy that began with Meow Meow’s Little Match Girl in 2011, the cat is back, and she’s not afraid to go into the water! This operatic and outrageous sea ride is a fairy tale gone rogue.

MAGIC MIRRORS SPIEGELTENT

Preview: 6 & 7 January at 9.45pm 8–23 January Tue–Fri at 9.45pm Sat at 7.30pm Fri 22 also at 7.30pm Sat 16 also at 9.45pm Sun 10 at 7.30pm Sun 17 at 9.45pm No performance on Mondays 70mins no interval Priority Entry $79 General Admission $69 Licensed venue

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Sydney Festival 1300 856 876 sydneyfestival.org.au/meow

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FESTIVAL VILLAGE

CABARET

“MEOW MEOW HAS STAR QUALITY TO BURN… SHE’S THE FLAME ––THE AUDIENCE MERE MOTHS” LONDON METRO

EOW MEOW’S MEOW MEOW’S LITTLELITTLE MERMAID MERMAID

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“FUN, SCINTILLATING, IMPUDENT, ACHINGLY BEAUTIFUL” THE GUARDIAN The Tiger Lillies present their fiercest, filthiest tunes for the perverse pleasure of fans old and new. Mean, moody and magnificent – if hell had a house band, it’d be The Tiger Lillies. The cult musical three-piece from London have been unleashing their riotous cabaret, music hall antics and bar room brawl songs on audiences the world over.

THE VERY WORST OF THE TIGERLILLIES

Led by the accordion-wielding ‘Criminal Castrato’ Martyn Jacques, the Grammy-nominated group are returning to Sydney with a show of wild emotion, featuring the greatest and worst songs of their 27-year career. Prepare to be enthralled by the darkly funny music and bizarre beauty of The Tiger Lillies in these intimate Spiegeltent performances.

THE FAMOUS SPIEGELTENT Preview: 6 January at 8pm 7 January at 5.45pm 8–17 January at 8pm No performance on Monday 75mins no interval Priority Entry $69 General Admission $59 Licensed venue

Photo: photo-graphic-art.at

FESTIVAL VILLAGE

THE VERY WORST OF THE TIGER LILLIES

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PHYSICAL THEATRE/CIRCUS

WHAT WILL HAVE BEEN | AUSTRALIA

FESTIVAL VILLAGE

CIRCA

“AS BREATHTAKING AS EVER… YOU COULD HAVE HEARD A PIN DROP” NORWICH EVENING NEWS

CREATED BY YARON LIFSCHITZ WITH THE CIRCA ENSEMBLE

their disposal – trapeze, aerial ropes, each other’s bodies – to dazzle and delight.

Photo: Andy Phillipson

MAGIC MIRRORS SPIEGELTENT 7, 9, 10, 13, 15 & 16 January at 5.15pm Enter a world of physical daring from Live violinist Rebecca Seymour 8, 12 & 14 January at 7.30pm Australia’s leading contemporary plays Bach in amongst a soundtrack 65mins no interval circus company, Circa. Hauntingly of mind-melting electronica. This Suitable for 10+ beautiful and truly virtuosic, What is circus at its most vital, visceral Priority Entry $55 Will Have Been is a sublime display and stripped bare. General Admission $45 / $41 of interlocking bodies, awe-inspiring Family Ticket $120 movement and musical beauty. (General Admission, 2 Adults Under the direction of Yaron & 2 Children) Lifschitz, this dynamic trio of Licensed venue acrobats use everything at WHAT WILL HAVE BEEN Sydney Festival 1300 856 876P. 67 sydneyfestival.org.au/whatwill A Norfolk and Norwich Festival and La Teatreria (Mexico) commission.

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FESTIVAL VILLAGE

THE INVISIBLE DOT CABARET UK

| AUSTRALIAN EXCLUSIVE

“YOU SHOULD CERTAINLY CHECK OUT ANYTHING THE INVISIBLE DOT IS PUTTING ON... EVERYTHING IT DOES HAS INTEGRITY AND STYLE” THE GUARDIAN HOSTED BY JOSIE LONG

British cult optimist Josie Long will host straight-faced whimsical joker Comedy lovers are in for a treat James Acaster, and self-reflective when industrious innovators The existential anti-lad Liam Williams Invisible Dot Ltd hit Sydney Festival in his Australian debut. They’ll with The Invisible Dot Cabaret. be joined onstage by some local Five comedians will take up residency favourites, so stay tuned for further in The Famous Spiegeltent for an announcements. incredible late-night comedy variety The Invisible Dot Cabaret is a performance that favours the bold, unique chance to see the cutting innovative, eccentric and clever. edge of international comedy combine in an original and exuberant show!

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THE FAMOUS SPIEGELTENT 7–17 January at 10.30pm No performance on Monday 60mins Priority Entry $55 General Admission $45 Licensed venue

/ $41

Sydney Festival 1300 856 876 sydneyfestival.org.au/invisible

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CIRCUS/FAMILY

KNEE DEEP | AUSTRALIA

FESTIVAL VILLAGE

CASUS CIRCUS

“THIS IS A SHOW IN WHICH EVERY SINGLE MINUTE COUNTS” THE GUARDIAN best, bringing poise, grace, strength THE FAMOUS SPIEGELTENT and, yes, several dozen eggs to 12–17, 20, 22, 24 & 26 January the circus arena. at 5.45pm With human shapes twisting and 21 & 23 January at 8pm turning, pushing and pulling, soaring 60mins and spiralling, Knee Deep is a Suitable for 8+ The awesome Brisbane foursome – dazzling display of the capabilities General Admission $40 / $36 three men, one woman – have taken of the human body and a workout to Family Ticket $120 over the world, one unexpected feat watch for the whole family. (General Admission, 2 Adults of physicality at a time, garnering & 2 Children) stellar reviews at the Edinburgh Licensed venue Festival Fringe and winning Best Sydney Festival 1300 856 876 Circus at Festival d’Avignon. Knee sydneyfestival.org.au/knee P. 69 Deep shows them at their astounding

Photo: Sean Young, SYC Studios

Casus Circus regularly pulls off its fair share of surprising feats. But one of the most surprising? They’ve turned the delicate art of egg-balancing into an absolute show stopper.

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Licensed venue. Under 18s must be accompanied by a responsible adult.


CABARET/MUSICAL

CRITICAL STAGES AND SHANE ANTHONY

| AUSTRALIA

“A HILARIOUS ROMP. THE SINGING IS EXQUISITE, THE PERFORMANCES ARE DIVINE” ARTSHUB In an outrageous, corset-busting performance, Australian cabaret star Sheridan Harbridge channels the delectable lady of pleasure, accompanied by a live electroIn the rollicking and romantic cabaret baroque score by Basil Hogios. musical Songs for the Fallen, Marie Duplessis, the peasant-girl-turned- There are songs, stories and bouffants to be reckoned with. courtesan and La Traviata muse who died at 23, invites you into her Opera-worthy tragedy has never intimate, candy-coloured chambers been such a raucous good time. for one last wild soiree. The Famous Spiegeltent is transformed into an opulent 19th century Parisian boudoir for a party with Paris’ original party girl.

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THE FAMOUS SPIEGELTENT 19–24 January at 10.30pm 90mins no interval Priority Entry $65 General Admission $55 Licensed venue

/ $50

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Photo: Louis Dillon-Savage

FESTIVAL VILLAGE

SONGS FOR THE FALLEN


FAMILY/DANCE

DJUKI MALA | AUSTRALIA

FESTIVAL VILLAGE

DJUKI MALA

“DJUKI MALA PRESENT MORE TO THE AUDIENCE THAN ONE COULD IMAGINE POSSIBLE” HERALD SUN

Photo: Sean Young Photography

Join a joyous celebration 40,000 years in the making.

DJUKI MALA

Direct from Elcho Island, Djuki Mala (Djuki meaning ‘chooky’ with a Yolngu accent and mala meaning ‘mob’) perform a high-energy and stunning fusion of traditional Indigenous culture, contemporary dance and storytelling. Since their 2007 clip of ‘Zorba the Greek’ went viral, they’ve thrilled audiences with reinterpretations of popular culture

and traditional dances in a way that juxtaposes contemporary Yolngu culture. The show tells the genesis of Djuki Mala, formerly known as The Chooky Dancers, interspersed with multimedia, giving us the opportunity to experience some of the more intimate moments and turning points that have shaped them, in a show that is a marvel of timing, comedy and clowning, with a hefty dose of heart and soul.

MAGIC MIRRORS SPIEGELTENT 19, 20 & 24 January at 7.30pm 21–23 January at 5.15pm 60mins Suitable for 9+ General Admission $45 Licensed venue

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Sydney Festival 1300 856 876 sydneyfestival.org.au/djuki

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STORYTELLING/MUSIC

WARREN FAHEY

| AUSTRALIA

SYDNEY FESTIVAL’S HISTORY IN STORIES AND SONGS. Marking 40 years of Sydney Festival, cultural historian, author and performer Warren Fahey leads a storyteller’s merry dance through our Festival’s rich history. From waratahs and flared pants to rowdy New Year’s celebrations and a sinking ferry, these four decades of summer celebration are a colourful reflection of our ever-changing city and its people. WARREN FAHEY’S 40TH PROJECT

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Sydney’s larrikin raconteur Warren Fahey will be joined by vaudeville vamp Christa Hughes and Mic Conway’s National Junk Band.

THE FAMOUS SPIEGELTENT 23 January at 2pm 24 January at 12pm & 2pm 60mins General Admission $35

/ $32

Sydney Festival 1300 856 876 sydneyfestival.org.au/40ways

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FESTIVAL DONORS MAKE IT POSSIBLE

Photo: Jimmy McFarland

FESTIVAL VILLAGE

40 WAYS TO LOVE YOUR CITY


MUSIC/THEATRE

SECRETS | BELGIUM | AUSTRALIAN EXCLUSIVE

FESTIVAL VILLAGE

MUZIEKTHEATER TRANSPARANT/CLARON MCFADDEN

SECRETS

Photo: Marco Mertens

WHAT ARE SECRETS AND WHY DO WE NEED THEM? Can you keep a secret? Drawing from the anonymous true confessions entrusted to the performers by past audiences around the globe, Secrets is an intimate jazz theatre show about all the things we’d prefer to keep hush-hush: matters and moments so private they were just begging to be set to music and sung to a room of strangers.

Airing and sharing these juicy tidbits is American soprano Claron McFadden, equally enchanting when whispering surreptitiously into the mic or singing from the rooftops, with the salacious support of experimental accordion-brass-cello trio Michel Massot, Tuur Florizoone and Marine Horbaczewski. Secrets is an Australian exclusive and it’s sure to be a revelation. Just quietly.

THE FAMOUS SPIEGELTENT 8–10 January at 5.45pm 60mins General Admission $45 Licensed venue Sydney Festival 1300 856 876 sydneyfestival.org.au/secrets Produced by Muziektheater Transparant, JazzLab Series, Aventura Musica and co-produced by Opera Days Rotterdam with the support of Flagey. P. 73

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KATE TEMPEST UK

“ALTERNATING BETWEEN POETRY, SPOKEN WORD AND HIP-HOP, KATE TEMPEST IS LIKE A 21ST CENTURY PATTI SMITH” THE WASHINGTON POST To see Kate Tempest perform live is to be utterly amazed. Her dazzling stream of consciousness delivery and unabashed sincerity recall the likes of Billy Bragg and Chuck D – both of whom are self-professed fans. This passionate and prodigiously talented British poet and MC won the Ted Hughes Award in 2013 for her work Brand New Ancients, and her groove-heavy debut album KATE TEMPEST

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for Big Dada, Everybody Down, was nominated for the Mercury Prize in 2014. Be prepared to get goosebumps when you see Tempest in the flesh, performing her album live with her band. As she says herself, “I give it all when I’m giving / It’s how I know that I’m living.”

MAGIC MIRRORS SPIEGELTENT 21 January at 7.30pm 22 January at 11.45pm 75mins General Admission $39 Standing tickets only Licensed venue Sydney Festival 1300 856 876 sydneyfestival.org.au/tempest P. 74

FBi RADIO

Licensed venue. Under 18s must be accompanied by a responsible adult.

Photo: Jo Metson

FESTIVAL VILLAGE

MUSIC


REYKJAVIK CALLING FM BELFAST & HERMIGERVILL

| AUSTRALIAN EXCLUSIVE

CANADA

ICELAND

As The Weather Station, Toronto singer-songwriter Tamara Lindeman makes sumptuous and fascinating music; her smoky voice wraps its way around elegant, understated arrangements that sweep you up effortlessly. Recorded in a French chateau with Bahamas frontman Afie Jurvanen, Lindeman’s latest album, Loyalty, is her fullest artistic statement yet, recalling such songwriting greats as Joni Mitchell and Bill Callahan. Suffice to say, The Weather Station live experience is nothing short of transformative.

Iceland may have a rep for its icy, majestic soundscapes and kitschy twee pop, but FM Belfast and Hermigervill are here to set the record straight – and the dancefloor ablaze – in Reykjavik Calling. Super-cool hitmakers FM Belfast offer irresistible pop hooks with crisp electro beats and a wicked sense of humour: imagine the gleeful fun of Girl Talk with the bassy drive of Diplo and you’re getting close. They’re joined by one-man party-starter Hermigervill, whose live shows are the kind that get thousands literally jumping for joy. Think of this celebration as a giant, glittery piñata for your ears.

“CONTEMPLATIVE FOLK THAT CAPTURES RARE BEAUTY” ROLLING STONE THE FAMOUS SPIEGELTENT 6 January at 5.45pm 7 January at 8pm 60mins

TWO ICELANDIC ELECTRO-POP TITANS IN A HEART-THUMPING SHAKEDOWN. MAGIC MIRRORS SPIEGELTENT 10 January at 9.45pm until late

General Admission $39 Licensed venue

General Admission $49 Standing tickets only Licensed venue

Sydney Festival 1300 856 876 sydneyfestival.org.au/weather

Sydney Festival 1300 856 876 sydneyfestival.org.au/reykjavik

VILLAGE MUSIC 1 - THE WEATHER STATION / VILLAGE MUSIC 2 - REYKJAVIK CALLING

FESTIVAL VILLAGE

Photo: Yuula Benivolski (left), Hörður Sveinsson (FM Belfast, right)

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MIKE MAJKOWSKI

| AUSTRALIAN PREMIERE

NEW ZEALAND

ETHIOPIA/AUSTRALIA

Shivers are guaranteed when Martin Phillipps’ massively influential New Zealand indie-pop outfit The Chills take the stage to celebrate Silver Bullets – the band’s first album in nearly 20 years. As torchbearers for storied NZ label Flying Nun, The Chills epitomise the Dunedin Sound, a magical, lo-fi fusion of 60s psychedelia, punk and jangle-pop. Phillipps has been dubbed ‘the Brian Wilson of post-punk’ by Creation Records icon Alan McGee, a comparison which acknowledges both Phillipps’ musical gifts and the fact he’s wrestled with his share of demons over the years. As their reunion shows have proved, The Chills offer singularly intense, give-it-all live shows.

When Ethiopian legend Hailu Mergia joins forces with double bassist Mike Majkowski and drummer Tony Buck (The Necks), resistance to their mighty grooves is futile. While Mergia was a crucial part of Ethiopia’s trailblazing Walias Band in the 1970s, his move to the United States found him driving a taxi for the next two decades.

“THE CHILLS INVENTED THEIR OWN TRENDS TO REINVENT POP MUSIC” THE GUARDIAN

However, he cut one album in 1985, Hailu Mergia and His Classical Instrument, an extraordinary fusion of home-grown motifs with synth sounds reminiscent of Kraftwerk. Awesome Tapes from Africa got hold of the cassette in Ethiopia, reissued it in 2013, and Mergia’s star is back in the ascendant.

“MERGIA MAKES SERPENTINE ETHIOPIAN JAZZ” FACT MAGAZINE

MAGIC MIRRORS SPIEGELTENT 13 January at 7.30pm 75mins

MAGIC MIRRORS SPIEGELTENT 14 January at 5.15pm 75mins

General Admission $49 Standing tickets only Licensed venue

General Admission $39 Licensed venue

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Photo: Jon Thom at Moodie Tuesday (left), Philipp Jester (right)

FESTIVAL VILLAGE

THE CHILLS

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Photo: Shawn Brackbill (left), Matthew Scott (right)

DAM-FUNK (LIVE)

USA

USA

Trying to resist Matthew E. White’s luscious country soul sound is like trying not to lick your lips while you’re eating an ice-cream, such is its utter deliciousness. On record, his velvet croon matches rock’n’roll, gospel and soul stylings to swoonsome effect: Big Inner (2013) and Fresh Blood (2015) won international critical acclaim, drawing on such past masters as Ray Charles, The Band and Jorge Ben.

Are you ready for some seriously golden, breezy West Coast vibes? Enter, on a keytar-shaped sunbeam, Pasadena’s maverick funk hero, DaM-FunK, who earned his chops as a sought-after player for G-Funk hip-hop artists in the 90s before deciding to go ‘full-funk’ and plough his own, extremely cool furrow.

But live, White’s incredibly tight quartet perform his songs with hip-shaking grooves and fiery sensuality. Ecstatic crowd singalongs are a big part of the experience.

“A TRUE MUSICAL BLESSING, EXTRAORDINARY STUFF” THE 405 MAGIC MIRRORS SPIEGELTENT 15 January at 7.30pm 75mins General Admission $39 Standing tickets only Licensed venue

VILLAGE MUSIC 5Sydney -MATTHEWFestival E WHITE / 1300 VILLAGE856 MUSIC876 6 - DAM FUNK

sydneyfestival.org.au/white Licensed venue. Under 18s must be accompanied by a responsible adult.

FESTIVAL VILLAGE

MATTHEW E. WHITE

Having signed to Stones Throw Records for his 2009 debut, Toeachizown, a handful of tantalising tracks followed, leading up to 2015’s joyous sophomore album, Invite the Light, featuring such free-thinking like minds as Ariel Pink and Snoop Dogg. Says DaM: “No matter how old you are, you just keep getting better, if what you do is true.” Damn right.

“A ONE-MAN WRECKING CREW OF THUMPING BEATS... AND ICED-OUT SYNTHS” ROLLING STONE MAGIC MIRRORS SPIEGELTENT 15 January at 11.45pm General Admission $39 Standing tickets only Licensed venue Sydney Festival 1300 856 876 sydneyfestival.org.au/damfunk

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FESTIVAL VILLAGE

CALLINAN, DONNY BENÉT & LAURENCE PIKE (PVT)

KEV CARMODY

AUSTRALIA

AUSTRALIA

Somewhere between the Miles Davis Quintet and Cold Chisel, these outsider virtuosos traverse the full spectrum of musical paradigms – from Jack Ladder’s surrealist croons to Donny Benét’s Italo street funk, Kirin J Callinan’s perverse guitar noise and Laurence Pike’s futurist rhythms with PVT. For one night only, they plan to share the spotlight, revealing the fourheaded beast of their creative output – each member’s individual and collaborative efforts – all the while exchanging songs, stories and solos. Imagine The Band’s Last Waltz featuring the cast of Seinfeld; it’s the Twin Peaks Red Room meets Red Faces.

Poet. Radical. National treasure. Kev Carmody is many things. Most famously he’s the man who, with Paul Kelly, penned the anthem of Aboriginal Australia, ‘From Little Things Big Things Grow’. Following his wildly successful Cannot Buy My Soul shows (Sydney Festival 2008), Kev will perform songs collected over the past 40 years, selecting the best from his new release, Recollections... Reflections... (A Journey), a 4-CD set recorded in a Queensland shearing shed. Kicking off proceedings will be a screening of Songman, an intimate portrait of Kev by director Brendan Fletcher.

A GROUP OF UNLIKELY FRIENDS AND MUSICAL MERCENARIES. MAGIC MIRRORS SPIEGELTENT 16 January at 11.45pm General Admission $25 Standing tickets only Licensed venue Sydney Festival 1300 856 876 sydneyfestival.org.au/dreamland VILLAGE MUSIC 7 -DREAMLAND / VILLAGE MUSIC 8 - KEV CARMODY

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“HIS STORY SONGS ENCOMPASS SO MUCH HUMAN DRAMA” ABC RADIO MAGIC MIRRORS SPIEGELTENT 17 January at 4.30pm Documentary 30mins Performance 60mins General Admission $39 Licensed venue Sydney Festival 1300 856 876 sydneyfestival.org.au/carmody

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Born as a holiday project for members of The Triffids, Martha’s Vineyard and Chad’s Tree in 1989, The Blackeyed Susans have grown into a beloved Australian institution whose ever-rotating line-up has featured members of The Bad Seeds, The Cruel Sea and Dirty Three.

Experimental Norwegian singer-songwriter Jenny Hval fearlessly explores notions of gender, sexuality, feminism, vulnerability and danger in her songs, in a potent blend of delicate and dreamy, disturbing and dissonant.

This one-off performance celebrates the Susans’ rich career – over 25 years and counting – which has seen the band playing its dark, country-tinged songs on tour with such greats as Johnny Cash and Leonard Cohen. A string quartet join The Blackeyed Susans in honour of this special occasion.

“LACHRYMOSE BALLADRY BEST IMAGINED AS SCOTT WALKER SINGING COUNTRY” UNCUT MAGIC MIRRORS SPIEGELTENT 17 January at 7pm 90mins General Admission $39 Standing tickets only Licensed venue

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Hval made her debut with the playful Innocence is Kinky (2013), and now celebrates her lauded latest, Apocalypse, girl (2015), taking an unflinching, tender look at our relationships with our own bodies as well as other people’s. The spirits of such sonic innovators as Kate Bush, Björk and Laurie Anderson loom large in Hval’s work, which finds its fullest expression in her captivating live shows.

“SURREAL AND HYPER-REAL, A LYNCHIAN UNDERWORLD OF AVANT-POP, ALT LIT POETRY AND POTENT SEXUALITY” EXCLAIM! THE FAMOUS SPIEGELTENT 19 & 20 January at 8pm 60mins General Admission $39 Licensed venue Sydney Festival 1300 856 876 sydneyfestival.org.au/hval

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The Tiwi Strong Women’s Group have been singing together since they were young girls, learning traditional songs from their mothers and grandmothers. Now in their 60s and 70s, they still sing every day, teaching the stories held in Tiwi songs to new generations.

Enjoy all the fun and unpredictability of Thank God It’s Friday on a Thursday at Sydney Festival. Richard Glover and James Valentine will be joined by your favourite presenters from 702 ABC Sydney, as they host the ultimate variety show to launch a new year of broadcasting.

In Tiwi + Jazz, they explore field recordings of Tiwi songs made over the last 100 years, creating ‘memorial duets’ between jazz instrumentalists, Tiwi singers and deceased Tiwi songmen and women.

A COLLABORATION BETWEEN TIWI TRADITION AND NEW JAZZ. MAGIC MIRRORS SPIEGELTENT 20 January at 5.15pm 75mins General Admission $39 Licensed venue Sydney Festival 1300 856 876 sydneyfestival.org.au/tiwi

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It’s a family and friends affair with fantastic live music, side-splitting comedy, the infamous wheel of cheese and hilarity from your favourite Thank God It’s Friday regulars.

A RAUCOUS RADIO RECORDING WITH RICHARD GLOVER AND JAMES VALENTINE. THE FAMOUS SPIEGELTENT 21 January at 4pm 120mins FREE, bookings essential Licensed venue sydneyfestival.org.au/tgif

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It’s one thing to play flawless, crisp jazz-folk songs in the vein of late 60s era Tim Buckley and Van Morrison – but quite another to imbue them with the fire, spirit and youth that’s such a natural part of Ryley Walker’s performance. The rising Chicago troubadour’s latest album, Primrose Green, has a freewheeling ease that’s a result of Walker’s band comprising the city’s most brilliant jazz musicians – who also happen to be his best friends. His live shows take the sweet lustre of his records and transform them into mesmeric, groovy wig-outs. Bask in the heady, psychedelic glory.

Jamaican-born New York MC and singer Screechy Dan is legendary for uniting musical cousins reggae and hip-hop, and performing alongside the likes of Shaggy. He’s backed by selector Scratch Famous of the Deadly Dragon Soundsystem. Co-starring in this planetary meltdown is Lord Echo from New Zealand – a genre-hopping reggae-disco-Afrosoul dance master – and his soundsystem. Starting the party right, vinyl-slinger Raul Panui links tropical hotspots in a border-crossing frenzy of fun.

“RYLEY WALKER HAS A VOICE LIKE TIM BUCKLEY AND PLAYS ACOUSTIC GUITAR LIKE BERT JANSCH” NPR THE FAMOUS SPIEGELTENT 22 January at 8pm 23 January at 5.45pm 60mins General Admission $39 Licensed venue

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DANCE ACROSS MUSICAL BORDERS AS WE LINK UP KINGSTON, NEW YORK AND WELLINGTON IN A MIGHTY REGGAE AND GROOVE-DRIVEN GET-DOWN. MAGIC MIRRORS SPIEGELTENT 23 January at 9.45pm until late General Admission $49 Licensed venue Standing tickets only Sydney Festival 1300 856 876 sydneyfestival.org.au/outernational P. 81

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GADIGAL INFORMATION SERVICE REDFERN AUSTRALIA Klub Koori is a vibrant showcase of unique Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander live performance in a one-of-a-kind community atmosphere. Produced by Gadigal Information Service, the organisation that operates Sydney’s only Indigenous radio station (Koori Radio 93.7FM), Klub Koori delights audiences with an array of emerging and iconic Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander acts across a range of genres, from reggae and rock to blues.

EMERGING AND ICONIC ABORIGINAL AND TORRES STRAIT ISLANDER TALENTS. MAGIC MIRRORS SPIEGELTENT 24 January at 5.15pm 60mins General Admission $30 Licensed venue Sydney Festival 1300 856 876 sydneyfestival.org.au/klub

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TREASURED AUSTRALIAN CHAMBER POP OUTFIT RETURNS AFTER YEARS OF SILENCE. THE FAMOUS SPIEGELTENT 24 January at 8.15pm 60mins General Admission $39 Licensed venue Sydney Festival 1300 856 876 sydneyfestival.org.au/apartments

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FUTURE SOUNDS OF MZANSI

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Photo: Nick Boulton (Black Coffee), Justin McGee (Okmalumkoolkat)

HEAT-SEEKING SOUTH AFRICAN ELECTRO STARS HEAD UP A RAVE LIKE NO OTHER. Intense, bristling, wild, joyful: that’s the sound of young South Africa, as expressed through its vibrant electronic music scene, and Future Sounds of Mzansi (Zulu or Xhosa slang for ‘south’) brings together two of its leading lights for one massive party. A superstar DJ in Africa and on the world circuit (Berlin, Ibiza and beyond), Black Coffee is a true pioneer of the home-grown house VILLAGE MUSIC - FUTURE SOUNDS OF MZANSI

music movement, offering a singular mix of thick grooves and cool, clattering beats. Opening the show, trailblazing Jo’burg rapper, DJ and producer Okmalumkoolkat (featuring Cid Rim and The Clonious) is the inventor of Zulu science fiction rap – get an earful of his jaw-dropping single ‘Holy Oxygen’ and 100K MaCassette mixtape, and you’ll see exactly what he means.

MAGIC MIRRORS SPIEGELTENT 24 January at 9.45pm until late General Admission $49 Standing tickets only Licensed venue Sydney Festival 1300 856 876 sydneyfestival.org.au/future

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Blast off and rock out with The Cambodian Space Project in Cosmic Cambodia; a high-energy, sci-fi psych rock’n’roll take on a Phnom Penh karaoke bar.

Los Angeles duo Girlpool make a whole lotta noise with little more than guitar, bass and aching vocals. Bassist Harmony Tividad and guitarist Cleo Tucker combine for raw, bluesy punk sounds that require no percussion, thanks to their candid lyrics and pure guts. Drawing on influences from early Bright Eyes to 50s beat poetry, the band accentuate their bare bones instrumentation with brutally honest songs. The pair are leading a quiet rebellion without drums that champions vulnerability; they’re opening the pages of their diaries and inviting fans inside.

Singer Channthy Kak and musician Julien Poulson (featured in 2015 doco The Cambodian Space Project – Not Easy Rock ’n’ Roll), along with their uber cool band, sing back to life the lost divas and rock legends of Cambodia’s golden age of rock’n’roll, all but wiped out by the Khmer Rouge regime. Mashing tradition with rock, groove, soul and trippy visuals, they reimagine Khmer classics alongside originals. Get your dancing shoes on and get down with this astonishing revival.

OUT OF THIS WORLD CAMBODIAN ROCK PSYCHEDELICA. MAGIC MIRRORS SPIEGELTENT 26 January at 5.15pm 75mins General Admission $39 Licensed venue

“IT ALMOST DOESN’T MATTER WHAT THEY’RE SINGING ABOUT. THE SOUND OF THEIR VOICES TOGETHER CONTAINS IT ALL” NEW YORK TIMES THE FAMOUS SPIEGELTENT 26 January at 8pm 60mins General Admission $39 Standing tickets only Licensed venue

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A JAM-PACKED WEEK FULL OF FAMILY SHOWS AND FREE FUN. We have the school holidays covered with free activities to make the ultimate kids’ day out. For the spontaneous, there are activities that require no booking; drop into the City of Sydney’s leafy Lawn Library, have fun creating masks with the Australian Museum and discover the rhythms in everyday sounds with multi-instrumental looping wizard Adam Page in Inside The Loop!

Want to plan ahead? You can also register via the Sydney Festival website for awesome free fun; go on a hilarious adventure as part of Dance Your Hyde Off with Guru Dudu, a silent disco walking tour or unleash your inner artist with Cake Industries’ genius Super Box Friends. All the kids’ entertainment you could want.

FESTIVAL VILLAGE 12–16 January 10am–3pm FREE & TICKETED EVENTS Spaces are limited for some activities. For full details, visit sydneyfestival.org.au/familyweek

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SUNNY RAY ARENA THEATRE COMPANY AND SALVADOR DINOSAUR

AND THE MAGNIFICENT MOON

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IMAGINE WHAT IT’S LIKE TO STAY UP ALL NIGHT! Meet Sunny Ray: happy, light, a true wonder of the world. Sunny loves her life but has always secretly wanted to know… what happens when she goes to bed? Meet her best friend in the sky, the Magnificent Moon: the all night party guy who gets to stay up late every night. Then one bedtime Sunny Ray breaks all the rules and doesn’t go to sleep. Find out what happens when the sun and moon stay up all night together.

From the imaginations of Clare Bartholomew and Daniel Tobias, creators of the internationally acclaimed Die Roten Punkte and Arena Theatre Company, and featuring original music inspired by everything from folk to funk, disco and pop, Sunny Ray and the Magnificent Moon will delight audiences aged four years and over.

MAGIC MIRRORS SPIEGELTENT 12 January at 3pm 13–16 January at 10am & 12pm 45mins Suitable for 4+ General Admission $25 Sydney Festival 1300 856 876 sydneyfestival.org.au/sunny The show on 14 January at 10am is a relaxed performance. Please refer to p106 for accessible information.

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Do you ever feel like you’re the only normal one in your family? Then meet Josh Earl, because he feels your pain. In his first kids’ show, the award-winning comedian tells tales of a dad who can’t read maps, a mum who can’t be spoken to when her shows are on, a nan who needs table manners lessons and a dog that burps bubbles. It’s family-friendly mayhem with songs, stand-up and cartoons, bound to have everyone in stitches.

“HILARIOUS… AN UNFORGETTABLE EXPERIENCE” BEAT MAGAZINE

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THE FAMOUS SPIEGELTENT 12 January at 10am 13 January at 11am & 1pm 14–16 January at 11am 45mins Suitable for 5+ General Admission $25 Sydney Festival 1300 856 876 sydneyfestival.org.au/weirder MY FAMILY’S WEIRDER THAN YOUR FAMILY / TOLU

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Three friends left to their own devices discover each other’s likes, dislikes and soft spots in Tolu, a vivaciously fun story told through circus, dance and play by the sensational Casus Circus. Audiences of all ages will have their imaginations sparked by the three awe-inspiring performers, as they twist, flip, spiral, balance, jump and climb in a world where bodies become building blocks, gravity is broken and the stage is transformed into a child’s playground.

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Energetic, thrilling and lyrical, Tolu will leave families wanting more.

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A beautifully crafted program of fantastic Festival experiences. LENNOX THEATRE RIVERSIDE THEATRES General Admission $35 Sydney Festival 1300 856 876

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Iceland may have a rep for its majestic soundscapes and twee pop, but FM Belfast and Hermigervill are here to set the record straight – and the dancefloor ablaze – in Reykjavik Calling. FM Belfast offer irresistible pop hooks with crisp electro beats and a wicked sense of humour: imagine the gleeful fun of Girl Talk with the bassy drive of Diplo. Joined by one-man party-starter Hermigervill, think of this celebration as a giant, glittery piñata for your ears. 8 January at 8pm 120mins Standing tickets only sydneyfestival.org.au/reykjavik2

MARU TARANG AUSTRALIA/INDIA Maru Tarang offer an exquisite fusion of Indian folk and Australian roots, founded in the desert lands of Rajasthan, India. Famed Australian guitarist Jeff Lang and tabla player Bobby Singh join forces with two leaders in traditional Rajasthani music, sarangi master Asin Langa, and khartal virtuoso Bhungar Manganiyar. The resulting sound is rich, twangy slide guitar snaking its way around elegant string flourishes, hypnotic rhythms and mesmerising vocals. 10 January at 6pm 75mins Standing tickets only sydneyfestival.org.au/maru

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The Lennox Theatre plays host to this year’s Parramatta summer of music, with performances ranging from American West Coast funk to Icelandic electro-pop and Australian roots music melded with Indian rhythms.


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Are you ready for some seriously golden, breezy West Coast vibes? Enter, on a keytar-shaped sunbeam, Pasadena’s maverick funk hero, DaM-FunK, who earned his chops as a soughtafter player for G-Funk hip-hop artists in the 90s before deciding to go ‘full-funk’ and plough his own, extremely cool furrow. His joyous sophomore album, 2015’s Invite the Light, features such free-thinking like minds as Ariel Pink, Q-Tip and Snoop Dogg.

Matthew E. White’s luscious country soul sound is irresistible. On record, the Virginia songman matches his velvet croon to rock’n’roll, gospel and soul stylings to swoonsome effect. Live at the Lennox, White’s incredibly tight quartet will perform his songs with hip-shaking grooves and fiery sensuality. Ecstatic crowd singalongs are a big part of the experience.

Blast off and rock out with The Cambodian Space Project in Cosmic Cambodia – a high-energy, sci-fi psych rock’n’roll take on a Phnom Penh karaoke bar.

14 January at 8pm 75mins Standing tickets only

16 January at 8pm 75mins sydneyfestival.org.au/white2

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Singer Channthy Kak and musician Julien Poulson sing back to life the lost divas and rock legends of Cambodia’s golden age of rock’n’roll. Mashing tradition with rock, groove, soul and trippy visuals, they reimagine Khmer classics alongside originals. Get down with this astonishing revival. 17 January at 6pm 75mins sydneyfestival.org.au/cambodian2

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AN ALL-DAY CELEBRATION OF SYDNEY’S MUSIC, ART AND CULTURE. Sydney’s favourite independent broadcaster of new music and emerging culture, FBi Radio, is throwing a party celebrating all things Sydney. For the past seven years FBi has been championing local artists, musicians, venues, promoters and creatives with the Sydney Music Art and Culture (SMAC) Awards.

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Now for the very first time, the FBi SMACs are becoming much more than an awards ceremony, with a killer all-Sydney line-up of past and present nominees, spanning music, visual arts, performance and food. Eat, drink, hear and see the finest Sydney has to offer, as the FBi SMACs open up for the public to enjoy, recognising and celebrating our city’s best and brightest.

CARRIAGEWORKS 10 January, 12pm–10pm 18+ First Release $49 Standing tickets only Sydney Festival 1300 856 876 sydneyfestival.org.au/fbismacs

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SKY TERRACE LIVE SUMMER SETS ATOP SKY TERRACE AT THE STAR SYDNEY.

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As the sun sets over Sydney, Sky Terrace lights up with an impressive line-up of local and international DJ talent. Whatever your musical leanings may be, we’ve got you covered – from hip-hop to soul, electronica to jazz, the evening’s soundtrack is always enjoyable. Kick back and relax with a sunset cocktail or two, maybe a boutique

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brew, and choose from the delicious menu, all while the live music colours the summer night. Take advantage of the expansive panoramic views over Sydney Harbour and the city skyline from the balcony this January with Sydney Festival and The Star Sydney.

SKY TERRACE AT THE STAR SYDNEY 7–24 January, Thu–Sun Also open on 26 January FREE Sky Terrace opening hours and line-up will be available from December at sydneyfestival.org.au/skyterrace

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SYMPHONY IN THE DOMAIN It wouldn’t be summer in Sydney without Symphony in The Domain. Celebrate our 40th by bringing a hamper, a blanket and your friends – all dressed in ruby – and settle in for a free concert under the stars. This year the Sydney Symphony Orchestra is doing something special for our birthday; they’ve gathered a repertoire of music performed at Symphony in The Domain over the years to astound us with a ‘best of’ musical journey, with everything from Mendelssohn to Dvorˇák and Tchaikovsky.

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It’s our ruby anniversary! Prizes will be awarded for the bestdressed ruby picnic and punter. NO NEED TO BYO FOOD AND DRINKS AVAILABLE FOR PURCHASE FROM 4PM.

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The stars begin to twinkle as daylight fades, and the picnic blanket is spread with good fare. From the stage, the sound of the Australian Opera and Ballet Orchestra fills the night, and some of Opera Australia’s best singers perform opera’s greatest hits. On a summer evening, relax and bask in the power of the human voice. THE DOMAIN 23 January at 8pm FREE sydneyfestival.org.au/opera

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UTS BIG THINKING FORUMS

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University of Technology Sydney is about collaborative futures. Curious thinkers, coming together to solve complex global problems. In January, three Big Thinking Forums at UTS will tackle big-picture problems using the Design Thinking methodology. This is your chance to participate in innovative real-world solutions made by Sydneysiders, inside Sydney’s most inspiring new building.

Sydney Harbour turns spectacular with Ferrython, one of Australia’s most popular and iconic free events. See our beloved ferries in this hugely popular 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.

BIG IDEAS AND INNOVATIONS.

THE PERFECT DAY OUT FOR FAMILY AND FRIENDS.

DR CHAU CHAK WING BUILDING UNIVERSITY OF TECHNOLOGY SYDNEY

SYDNEY HARBOUR 26 January at 11am

FREE Forum details will be available at sydneyfestival.org.au/utsforums

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To celebrate Australia Day we’re joining our friends at the Australia Day Council of NSW to offer a huge line-up of events across the city. WHAT’S ON

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SYDNEY CBD PRESENTED BY SYDNEY FESTIVAL 40 PORTRAITS SOUL OF SYDNEY COSMIC CAMBODIA KNEE DEEP GIRLPOOL SKY TERRACE

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THE CUTAWAY AT BARANGAROO RESERVE PRESENTED BY SYDNEY FESTIVAL AND THE BARANGAROO DELIVERY AUTHORITY THE EPHEMERAL CITY AT The Cutaway at Barangaroo Reserve THE CUTAWAY, BARANGAROO RESERVE SKATEBOARDERS VS MINIMALISM The Cutaway at Barangaroo Reserve

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Sydney Harbour Bridge Sydney Harbour Sydney Harbour Sydney Harbour between Sydney Opera House & Sydney Harbour Bridge Sydney Harbour between Sydney Opera House & Sydney Harbour Bridge Sydney Harbour Starts Bradleys Head, finishes under Sydney Harbour Bridge Over Sydney Harbour

7.30am All Day 11am 12pm 12.05pm 12.30pm–2pm 1pm–1.45pm Early afternoon

INDIGENOUS MORNING CEREMONY CRUISING CONCERT FERRYTHON SALUTE TO AUSTRALIA TUG & YACHT BALLET AUSTRALIA DAY HARBOUR PARADE TALL SHIPS RACE IN THE SKY – RED BERETS AND RUSSIAN ROOLETTES

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AUSTRALIA DAY IN THE ROCKS PRESENTED BY SYDNEY HARBOUR FORESHORE AUTHORITY THE ROCKS MARKETS LIVE HOME GROWN MUSIC ON WARRANE STAGE & TALLAWOLADAH STAGE JAUNT ON GEORGE

George St, Playfair St, Jack Mundey Pl First Fleet Park & Atherden St

10am–6pm FREE 12.30pm– 6pm FREE

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12.30pm–6pm FREE

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AUSTRALIA DAY IN DARLING HARBOUR PRESENTED BY SYDNEY HARBOUR FORESHORE AUTHORITY LIVE MUSIC, INTERACTIVE SOUND GARDEN, ROVING CHARACTERS AUSTRALIA DAY CEREMONY AUSTRALIA DAY SPECTACULAR FIREWORKS

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AUSTRALIA DAY CONCERTS BROUGHT TO YOU BY DESTINATION NSW THE WIGGLES AUSTRALIA DAY CONCERT

Sydney Opera House Forecourt 10am–11am

THE AUSTRALIA DAY CONCERT AT THE SYDNEY OPERA HOUSE

Sydney Opera House Forecourt 7.30pm–9.30pm FREE ticketed

Visit sydneyfestival.org.au/ausday for more information on Sydney Festival’s Australia Day events. For up-to-date information on Australia Day events or to find out what’s happening in your local area visit australiaday.com.au

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SYDNEY CITY Getting the most out of Sydney Festival is hungry work, so we’ve partnered with top restaurants located near our venues to satisfy your Festival appetite. FESTIVAL VENUES CITY RECITAL HALL Angel Place

THE CUTAWAY AT BARANGAROO RESERVE Main entry at the Cutaway via Nawi Cove, Barangaroo Reserve. Paid parking available at the Cutaway, entry via Towns Place, Barangaroo Reserve.

DARLING HARBOUR Cockle Bay

THE DOMAIN

Art Gallery Rd, Royal Botanic Gardens

FESTIVAL VILLAGE

The Famous Spiegeltent & Magic Mirrors Spiegeltent Hyde Park North Cnr College and Park St

ROSLYN PACKER THEATRE

22 Hickson Rd, Walsh Bay

THE STAR SYDNEY Pirrama Rd, Pyrmont

STATE THEATRE 49 Market St

ST STEPHEN’S UNITING CHURCH 197 Macquarie St

SYDNEY CONSERVATORIUM OF MUSIC Conservatorium Rd

SYDNEY OPERA HOUSE Bennelong Point

SYDNEY TOWN HALL 483 George St

UNSW GALLERIES

Cnr Oxford St and Greens Rd, Paddington 96

FESTIVAL VENUES | WILSON PARKING FAST FESTIVAL FEASTS RESTAURANTS

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

PICK UP THE DECEMBER ISSUE OF GOURMET TRAVELLER FOR A FREE GUIDE TO FAST FESTIVAL FEASTS.

Check out what’s on offer at sydneyfestival.org.au/fff

PROUDLY SUPPORTING FAST FESTIVAL

FAST FESTIVAL FEASTS RESTAURANTS 1 360 Bar and Dining

Sydney Tower Dining, Reception Level 4, Sydney Westfield Centre, between Pitt & Castlereagh St 02 8223 3883

$30 2 Balla*

Harbourside entry on Pirrama Rd, Level G The Star, Pyrmont 1800 700 700

$55

3 BLACK by ezard* Harbourside entry on Pirrama Rd, Level G The Star, Pyrmont 1800 700 700

$55

4 Cafe Sydney

Customs House, 5th Floor, 31 Alfred St, Circular Quay 02 9251 8683

à la carte 5 Chefs Gallery Town Hall

Regent Pl Shopping Centre, Shop 12, Ground Floor, 501 George St, entry from Bathurst St 02 9267 8877

$30 6 China Lane 2 Angel Pl 02 9231 3939

$55 7 Chophouse 25 Bligh St 1300 246 748

$55

8 The Dining Room Park Hyatt Sydney, 7 Hickson Rd, The Rocks 02 9256 1234

$55

9 El-Phoenician

7 Towns Place, Walsh Bay 02 9633 1611

$30 10 Fat Noodle*

Casino Level 1, The Star, 80 Pyrmont St, Pyrmont 1800 700 700

$30 11 Food Society

Lower Ground Floor, 91 Riley St, Darlinghurst 02 8090 3462

$30 12 The Gantry

11 Hickson Rd, Walsh Bay 02 8298 9910

$55 13 La Rosa The Strand The Strand Arcade, Shop 133, Level 2 193 Pitt St 02 9223 1674

$55 14 The Malaya 39 Lime Street, King St Wharf 02 9279 1170

$55

15 Mejico CBD 105 Pitt St 02 9230 0119

$55

16 Pizzaperta*

Manfredi

Harbourside entry on Pirrama Rd, The Star, Pyrmont 1800 700 700

$30

WILSON PARKING 17 Puntino Trattoria 41 Crown St, Woolloomooloo 02 9331 8566

$30

18 Red Lantern

on Riley

60 Riley St, Darlinghurst 02 9698 4355

$55

19 Shayan Quarter @

Cafe Mix

Shangri-La Hotel, Level 36, 176 Cumberland St, The Rocks 02 9250 6206

$55 20 Sokyo*

The Darling, Level G The Star, 80 Pyrmont St, Pyrmont 1800 700 700

$55 21 Steel Bar and Grill Level G 2/60 Carrington St 02 9299 9997

$55 22 Ventuno Pizzeria e Ristorante Pier 7, 21 Hickson Rd, Walsh Bay 02 9247 4444

A Towns Place

Entry via Hickson Rd

B Sydney Opera House 2A Macquarie St

C Gold Fields House 13–17 Pitt St

D Angel Place 123 Pitt St

E Queen Victoria Building 111 York St

F Citipark

431 Kent St

G MLC Centre 108 King St

H St Andrews House 464 Kent St

I Darling Park 201 Sussex St

J 175 Liverpool St Entry via 26 Nithsdale St

K Harbourside

100 Murray St, Pyrmont

For more information, visit wilsonparking.com.au/ find-a-park

$30

23 Walsh Bay Kitchen Roslyn Packer Theatre, 22 Hickson Road, Walsh Bay 02 9250 1990

$30

*Guests must be 18 years or over to enter the Casino. Think! About your choices. Call Gambling Help 1800 858 858 www.gamblinghelp.nsw.gov.au The Star practises the responsible service of alcohol.


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PARRAMATTA DAY

EXPERIMENT FARM COTTAGE 7 NOVEMBER

LOY KRATHONG: THAI WATER FESTIVAL

PARRAMATTA RIVER FORESHORE 14 NOVEMBER

PARRAMATTA CHRISTMAS

CENTENARY SQUARE 26 NOVEMBER

NEW YEAR’S EVE

PARRAMATTA RIVER FORESHORE 31 DECEMBER

SYDNEY FESTIVAL IN PARRAMATTA PRINCE ALFRED SQUARE + RIVERSIDE THEATRES 7 – 24 JANUARY

AUSTRALIA DAY

PARRAMATTA PARK 26 JANUARY

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LUNAR NEW YEAR

CENTENARY SQUARE 19 FEBRUARY


WHERE TO STAY

Even if you are the most dedicated Festival-goer in Sydney you’ll need to sleep every now and then. Our hotel partners are looking forward to welcoming you during your stay in January.

5 STAR HOTELS AT THE STAR

ASTRAL TOWER AND RESIDENCES 80 Pyrmont St, Pyrmont 02 9777 9000 star.com.au

THE DARLING

80 Pyrmont St, Pyrmont 02 9777 9000 thedarling.com.au

4.5 STAR HOTELS

HARBOUR ROCKS HOTEL

34 Harrington St, The Rocks 02 8220 9999 www.accorhotels.com/sydneyfestival

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NOVOTEL SYDNEY PARRAMATTA 350 Church St, Parramatta 02 9630 4999 www.accorhotels.com/sydneyfestival

NOVOTEL SYDNEY CENTRAL

169–179 Thomas St 02 9281 6888 www.accorhotels.com/sydneyfestival


4 STAR HOTELS

MERCURE SYDNEY

818–820 George St 02 9217 6666 www.accorhotels.com/sydneyfestival

MERCURE PARRAMATTA

106 Hassall St, Rosehill 02 8836 1000 www.accorhotels.com/sydneyfestival

MERCURE SYDNEY POTTS POINT 226 Victoria St, Potts Point 02 9397 1777 www.accorhotels.com/sydneyfestival

APARTMENT

NOVOTEL SYDNEY ON DARLING HARBOUR

100 Murray St, Pyrmont 02 9934 0000 www.accorhotels.com/sydneyfestival

NOVOTEL ROCKFORD DARLING HARBOUR

17 Little Pier St, Darling Harbour 02 8217 4000 www.accorhotels.com/sydneyfestival

QUAY WEST SUITES SYDNEY

98 Gloucester St 02 9240 6000 www.accorhotels.com/sydneyfestival

BE THERE WHEN

THE STARS HIT SYDNEY 10 – 16 JAN 2016 SYDNEY OLYMPIC PARK TENNIS CENTRE

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TICKETS HOW TO BOOK MULTIPACKS AVAILABLE FROM 9AM THURSDAY 22 OCTOBER

GENERAL TICKETS AVAILABLE FROM 9AM MONDAY 26 OCTOBER

SYDNEYFESTIVAL.ORG.AU OR CALL 1300 856 876 Sydney Festival phone lines are managed by Ticketmaster.

Tickets can be purchased in person from the respective Festival venues or Ticketmaster outlets. Transaction fees apply to all bookings. Sydney Festival sydneyfestival.org.au 1300 856 876

Enmore Theatre enmoretheatre.com.au 02 9550 3666

State Theatre statetheatre.com.au 1300 723 038

Ticketmaster ticketmaster.com.au 1300 723 038

Riverside Theatres riversideparramatta.com.au 02 8839 3399 Roslyn Packer Theatre Walsh Bay roslynpackertheatre.com.au 02 9250 1999

Sydney Opera House sydneyoperahouse.com 02 9250 7777

City Recital Hall cityrecitalhall.com 02 8256 2222

CONCESSIONS

GROUP BOOKINGS

Concession tickets are available for the following:

Discounts on group bookings are applied to concession prices for all bookers.

• full-time students • pensioners • Seniors Card holders • children 16 years and under • unemployed

• 10% off concession prices when you book 10–19 tickets • 20% off concession prices when you book 20–39 tickets • 25% off concession prices when you book 40+ tickets Discounts apply on A Reserve or General Admission tickets for most events and are subject to availability.

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.

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MULTIPACKS BOOK 3 OR MORE EVENTS AND SAVE 10–15% Get in early to secure the best savings before general tickets become available. Multipack presale from 9am, Thursday 22 October to 9am, Monday 26 October • 10% off when you book 3 or 4 events • 15% off when you book 5 or more events

Look out for the Multipack symbol to identify eligible events.

Multipack discounts apply to ALL EVENTS. Allocations are limited and only apply to full price A Reserve or General Admission tickets. Premium tickets can be included in your Multipacks but will not be discounted.

sydneyfestival.org.au/multipack 1300 856 876

GIFT VOUCHERS

ACCESS BOOKINGS

A Sydney Festival gift voucher is the perfect gift for a friend or loved one to choose their own Festival experience.

To discuss your access requirements and to book any of our access services or performances:

• BOOK – available in any denomination via sydneyfestival.org.au/giftvouchers

• CALL Sydney Festival’s reception on 02 8248 6500 • EMAIL access@sydneyfestival.org.au • VISIT sydneyfestival.org.au/access

• RECEIVE – emailed straight to your inbox and valid for 12 months • REDEEM – redeemable across the entire program when booking through Sydney Festival via sydneyfestival.org.au/redeem Refer to gift voucher terms and conditions for more information.

sydneyfestival.org.au/giftvouchers 02 8248 6519

Companion Card holders qualify for a second ticket at no cost to their companion. Please contact Sydney Festival directly to assist with your booking. Refer to p106 for more details.

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TIX FOR NEXT TO NIX (ALL TICKETS $25) Here are the rules: • EFTPOS, credit cards or cash • tickets must be purchased in person • there is a limit of two tickets per person per day • events under $25 are not included in this offer • the number of tickets available at this price may vary for each performance • tickets cannot be replaced if they are lost, stolen or damaged

When is it open? 7–26 January, daily 12pm–1pm (unless sold out prior) Closed Mondays. On Mondays tickets can be purchased at the respective venue box offices one hour prior to the performance. A small number of tickets for events in Parramatta and Granville will also be available from respective venue box offices one hour prior to the performance.

THE FINE PRINT Ticket prices are in Australian dollars and include booking fees and GST where applicable. Transaction fees apply at the point of sale.

Festival has the right to add, withdraw, reschedule or substitute artists and/or vary advertised programs, prices, venues, seating arrangements and audience capacity.

The following ticket delivery methods are available on the Sydney Festival website for bookings made on or before 11 December 2015: regular post and registered mail, collection from the venue box office one hour prior to each performance and print-at-home (selected venues). Mail options will not be available for any bookings made after 11 December 2015.

Sydney Festival reserves the right to charge a fee for the replacement of tickets.

commercial purposes, by either the original purchaser or a subsequent bearer. If a ticket is sold or used in breach of this condition, the ticket may be cancelled without a refund and the bearer of the ticket may be refused admission.

Sydney Festival is committed to making the Festival accessible to all. During Festival dates (7–26 January), $25 tickets are available for all performances (excluding Fire Bucket ) that take place that day. Tickets are limited and it’s first in, best dressed. Tickets are not available for shows $25 or under or for Fire Bucket. Tix for Next to Nix tickets can be purchased at the Festival Village box office in Hyde Park.

Tickets to Sydney Festival events purchased through third-party ticketing agencies, venues and other operators (ie. tourism) are bound by the conditions of sale set out by those organisations. Please contact the organisation through which the tickets were purchased for more information. All sales are final. Tickets cannot be refunded or exchanged after purchase except as outlined in the Live Performance Australia (LPA) Ticketing Code of Practice. Program details are correct at time of printing but are subject to change where necessary and without notice. Sydney

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General Admission events do not have allocated seating and tickets may not be replaced if lost, stolen or damaged. Latecomers may not be admitted until a suitable time in the performance, and for certain events may not be admitted at all. The use of cameras and other recording devices constitutes a breach of copyright and is strictly prohibited. Mobile phones must be turned off before entry into the auditorium. Sydney Festival presents artists and productions on the basis of merit and excellence. Any political affiliations or views expressed by artists or companies participating in, or sponsoring, Sydney Festival are not necessarily representative of those of Sydney Festival or its staff. Tickets may not, without the prior written consent of Sydney Festival or the seller, be resold or offered for resale at a premium (including via online auction sites), or used for advertising, promoting or other

The Sydney Festival Limited (ACN 070 285 344) is bound by the National Privacy Principles under the Privacy Act 1988. Sydney Festival holds personal information for the purposes of sending information about Sydney Festival events and other arts events. You can download a copy of our privacy policy from sydneyfestival.org.au/privacy MULTIPACKS Tickets are only available for events during Sydney Festival dates (7–26 January and preview performances on 6 January). Discount only applies to full-price A Reserve or General Admission tickets (not available in Premium Reserve, Priority Entry, B Reserve, C Reserve or Restricted View). To qualify for a Multipack discount, tickets must be purchased in one transaction/booking. Multipack tickets are strictly limited and subject to availability. Transaction fees may apply. You can include all shows in your Multipack.


RECONCILIATION ACTION PLAN (RAP)

SUSTAINABILITY

THE DOMAIN

We have a vision to be the most sustainable major performing arts festival in Australia.

Having successfully launched and implemented our first Reconciliation Action Plan back in 2013, we are pleased to have followed up with our second RAP in 2015. We set ourselves specific goals in 2013/14 and we are pleased to report the vast majority were achieved, but there is still so much more we can do. We’ve learnt a lot in the first 12 month period, and both our successes and mistakes informed our strategy for the next stage of our plan.

For some years we have been working towards making Sydney Festival a more sustainable event.

SUMMER SOUNDS, SYMPHONY & OPERA IN THE DOMAIN Patrons are reminded of the following guidelines: • no pegging into the ground or reserving of unattended areas • no highchairs or beach umbrellas • no plastic sheeting or ice on the grass as it kills the lawns • concerts in The Domain are Waste Wise Events, so please recycle using the waste system provided and help save our environment

The Sydney Festival Reconciliation Action Plan remains our organisation’s commitment to ensure that we keep moving forward on this vital issue for our nation. We are committed to working towards improving outcomes for Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Australians by creating and fostering an organisational environment that cherishes respect, creates opportunity and builds cultural awareness. We have set ourselves new measurable goals, at the same time as maintaining ongoing successful initiatives and we look forward to the successes of this plan as part of the ongoing journey for this organisation and our community. Find out more at sydneyfestival.org.au/RAP

We have made a commitment towards fully understanding our impact and identifying ways to minimise the negative and maximise the positive environmental, social and economic legacies of Sydney Festival. Meeting our vision With annual audiences in excess of 500,000, the impact of resource consumption waste creation, transportation and greenhouse gas emissions is considerable. In collaboration with our artists, venues, suppliers, staff, crew, volunteers and, importantly, with our audience we can meaningfully reduce our resource consumption and waste creation, so that together we meet our vision for a truly sustainable Sydney Festival. We will be enlisting your help to reduce our impact because we believe that together we can make a difference. The Sydney Festival brochure is printed on PEFC certified paper. The paper is certified under the Programme for the Endorsement of Forest Certification scheme (PEFC) which assures consumers that the utilised forestry products can be traced from a certified, responsibly managed forest through all stages of processing and production by a chain of custody process.

SUMMER SOUNDS IN THE DOMAIN: THE FLAMING LIPS Patrons are advised of the following guidelines: • this is an all ages, standing event • licensed venue. No BYO food or drinks. Food and drinks available for purchase • limited capacity, arrive early to avoid disappointment. Gates open at 5pm • bags and IDs will be checked at all entries SYMPHONY IN THE DOMAIN • It’s our ruby anniversary! Prizes will be awarded for the best dressed ruby picnic and punter

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ACCESS & INCLUSION

We make every effort to ensure Sydney Festival events are accessible to every member of our audience, including people with disability and those with accessibility support requirements. There is a broad and complex range of accessibility considerations that we strive to meet, and we remain committed to providing dignified access to our program of events and communications. For more detailed information on the Festival’s access program, precincts, venues and built environments, visit sydneyfestival.org.au/access

To discuss your access requirements and to book any of our access services or performances, please call Sydney Festival’s reception on 02 8248 6500, or email access@sydneyfestival.org.au Please note we are unable to offer our accessible ticket booking service online. Customers who are deaf or hearing impaired can call the National Relay Service. TTY users, phone 133 677, then ask for 02 8248 6500. Speak and Listen users, phone 1300 555 727 then ask for 02 8248 6500. Internet relay users, visit relayservice.gov.au, then ask for 02 8248 6500. ACCESSIBLE PERFORMANCES Please see event pages for show descriptions. Please assist us by making bookings for accessible performances by Friday 18 December 2015. Wheelchair Access This venue/location is or has been made wheelchair accessible. Designated wheelchair spaces (where available) will be sold at the lowest price in the house for that performance. Assistive Listening Systems An induction hearing loop system or FM radio system is available at this venue. Auslan Interpreted Performances An interpreter signs the text and dialogue live, as the action unfolds. La Verità : 16 January at 2pm, p18 Songs for the Fallen : 23 January at 10.30pm, p70

Surtitled Performances English surtitles of full performances are projected above the stage. Woyzeck: 12 January at 8pm, p8 Please note, prior performances are not fully surtitled. Passion : 14 & 15 January at 8pm, p14 +51 Aviacíon, San Borja : 21–24 January, p58 O Mensch!: 22 January at 8pm, 23 & 24 January at 8.30pm, p61 Live Captioned Performances An accurate live text display of a performance in its entirety, displayed on large screens at the side of the stage. Cut The Sky : 16 January at 7.30pm, p22 The Rabbits: 23 January at 2pm, p16 All The Sex I’ve Ever Had : 24 January at 7.30pm, p26

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ACCESSIBLE BROCHURE FORMATS Did you know you can get Festival information in alternative formats? AUDIO CD Contact Vision Australia on 1300 847 466 or email printaccess@visionaustralia.org

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Relaxed Performances With a casual atmosphere, open door policy and specially adapted environmental conditions, relaxed performances are aimed towards individuals on the autism spectrum and people with intellectual disabilities, along with their families, carers and friends. Sunny Ray and the Magnificent Moon: 14 January at 10am, p86 Tolu: 16 January at 1pm, p87 Audio Description Trained audio describers provide live verbal commentary on visual elements, via headset and receiver system. The Rabbits: 21 January at 7pm, p16 Tactile Tour A tactile tour provides patrons with a greater sense of the atmosphere, costumes, characters and action. Patrons are welcome to come accompanied by a sighted guide if required for the tour. The Rabbits: 21 January at 5pm, p16 Pleasure Garden: 9 January at 9.30am, p33 (please note this is an installation) Pre-Show Description Pre-show verbal description conducted by an audio describer. Passion: 15 January at 7.30pm, p14

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Pre-Show Notes Pre-show notes are available upon request for any production. Email access@sydneyfestival.org.au Companion Card Companion Card holders qualify for a second ticket at no cost to their companion. Please contact Sydney Festival directly to assist with your booking.

ACCESS IN THE DOMAIN At Summer Sounds in The Domain, Symphony in The Domain and Opera in The Domain, an accessible viewing area for patrons with accessibility needs is located on the eastern side of The Domain between towers 6 and 7. Friends and family are welcome in the designated viewing area as well. The Domain precinct is relatively flat but does have inclining and declining sealed pathways throughout. We provide accessible amenities, a drop-off and pick-up area and limited parking close to this viewing area. Registration is essential to access the viewing and parking area. Bookings can be made from Monday 2 November 2015 on 02 8006 5700.

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THANKS TO OUR SUPPORTERS FESTIVAL DONORS MAKE IT POSSIBLE

Sydney Festival thanks the following individuals, foundations and organisations for their generous donations over the last 12 months: MAJOR DONOR $200K+ Peter and Lou Freedman MAJOR PROJECT DONOR $25K+ Antoinette Albert The Martin-Weber Family Simon Mordant AM and Catriona Mordant Rebel Penfold-Russell OAM DIRECTOR’S CIRCLE $20K+ President Michael Crouch AO Members Anonymous (1) Antoinette Albert Peter Hunt AM Dr Kathryn Lovric and Dr Roger Allan Roslyn Packer AO Rebel Penfold-Russell OAM SPECIAL PROJECT DONOR $20K+ Rockend FESTIVAL HEROES $10K+ Anonymous (1) Robert Albert AO and Libby Albert Andrew Cameron AM and Cathy Cameron Jonathan and Judith Casson Brett Clegg and Annabel Hepworth The Hon Ashley Dawson-Damer AM David Mathlin and Camilla Drover

SPECIAL PROJECT DONORS $10K+ Andrew Cameron AM and Cathy Cameron Vic and Katie French Adam and Vicki Liberman Penelope Seidler AM

FOUNDATIONS The Balnaves Foundation The Alexandra & Lloyd Martin Family Foundation The Nelson Meers Foundation

ASSOCIATE PRODUCERS $5K+ Gillian Appleton The Arcadia Group Larissa Behrendt and Michael Lavarch AO Marco Belgiorno-Zegna AM and Angela Belgiorno-Zegna Angela Bowne SC Roslyn and Alex Hunyor John Kaldor AM David and Brigit Kirk Dr Carolyn Lowry OAM and Peter Lowry OAM Julianne Maxwell Matthew and Alex Melhuish Penelope Seidler AM Judy and Sam Weiss Kim Williams AM and Catherine Dovey Dr Heather Worth

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SPECIAL PROJECT DONORS $5K+ Hans and Petra Henkell Roslyn and Alex Hunyor Rebel Penfold-Russell OAM

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SPECIAL THANKS The following companies and productions acknowledge the support of: The Australian Government through the Australia Council, its arts funding and advisory body.

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THE BOOK OF SAND Additional support by Performing Arts Fund NL, Grame/Biennale Musiques en Scène Lyon and Nederlands Kamerkoor. CUT THE SKY Government of Western Australia Department of Culture and the Arts Australian Research Council CYPHER Dance Satellite Stalker Theatre Inc DOUBLE BLIND Creative Victoria Darebin Arts EXIT CEREMONIES Creative Victoria City of Melbourne FALL FELL FALLEN Ville de Balaruc-les-Bains La Verrerie d’Alès, Pôle National Cirque Languedoc Roussillon U4, Parc du haut fourneau, Uckange Ministère de la Culture et de la Communication/DGCA et Drac Languedoc Roussillon Conseil Régional Languedoc Roussillon Conseil général de l’Hérault SACD FASE, FOUR MOVEMENTS TO THE MUSIC OF STEVE REICH Co-producers 1982: Schaante VZW, Avila VZW Co-producers Early Works: Sadler’s Wells, Les Théâtres de la Ville de Luxembourg FESTIVAL VILLAGE Australian Museum Mark Hammer Province Studio Anne-Louise Dadak Laura Pike KNEE DEEP & TOLU Judith Wright Centre Arts Queensland THE OBJECT LESSON The Map Fund Doris Duke Charitable Foundation and the Andrew W. Mellon Foundation The Wyncote Foundation The Carol Tambor Foundation The Pew Center for Arts & Heritage Independence Foundation Fellowship Philadelphia Live Arts Brewery (LAB) program Abrons Art Center The Orchard Project The YARD on Martha’s Vineyard

SPACE on Ryder Farm RAIR (Recycled Artist in Residency) O MENSCH! Carriageworks Kawai Pianos Australia Goethe Institute PLEASURE GARDEN Australian Research Council’s Centre of Excellence for the History of Emotions Lambley Garden Four Winds Festival ABC Classics Sydney Living Museums SONGS FOR THE FALLEN Seaborn, Broughton and Walford Foundation SPEAR Adelaide Film Festival - The Hive Screen Australia ABC Australia Council for the Arts Definition Films Soundfirm Carriageworks Brown Cab Productions Arenamedia Bangarra Dance Theatre SUNNY RAY AND THE MAGNIFICENT MOON Creative Victoria THIS IS HOW WE DIE Arts Council England Ovalhouse The Basement Cambridge Junction Norwich Arts Centre TOMORROW’S PARTIES A Forced Entertainment and Belluard Bollwerk International (Fribourg) production. Co-producers: BIT Teatergarasjen (Bergen), Internationale Sommerfestival (Hamburg), Kaaitheater (Brussels), Künstlerhaus Mousonturm (Frankfurt), Theaterhaus Gessnerallee (Zurich) and Sheffield City Council. With the support of Stanley Thomas Johnson Foundation. VORTEX TEMPORUM De Munt/La Monnaie Ruhrtriennale Les Théâtres de la Ville de Luxembourg Théâtre de la Ville Sadler’s Wells Opéra de Lille ImpulsTanz Holland Festival Concertgebouw Brugge WHAT WILL HAVE BEEN Arts Queensland


SYDNEY FESTIVAL PATRON His Excellency General The Honourable David Hurley AC DSC (Ret’d), Governor of New South Wales BOARD OF DIRECTORS Chair Sam Weiss Directors Prof Larissa Behrendt David Borger Paddy Carney Angela Clark Simon Corah Darren Dale The Hon Ashley Dawson-Damer AM Diana Eilert David Kirk MBE Matthew Melhuish SYDNEY FESTIVAL STAFF Festival Director Lieven Bertels Executive Director Christopher Tooher FINANCE AND OPERATIONS Head of Finance and Operations Tanya Bush Accountant Caroline Brosnan Accounts Assistant Julie Crawford Payroll Carina Mision Executive Assistant Corey Zerna Administration Officer Courtney Lewis PROGRAMMING Head of Programming Fiona Winning Producer, Major Outdoor Events Vernon Guest Program Managers Adam McGowan, Stuart Rogers Programming Associates Rachel Grimes-Carmichael, Louana Sainsbury Associate Producer Sally Blackwood Project Manager Ione Davis Music Coordinator Annie Mangen Program Coordinator Beatrice Hendry Programming Administrator Bianca Moseley MARKETING AND CUSTOMER SERVICES Head of Marketing and Customer Services Tina Walsberger

Marketing Manager Ainslie Lenehan Digital Marketing Managers Julia Thomas, Luke de Zilva Publications Editor Sevana Ohandjanian Publications Assistant Ione Davis Marketing Coordinators Emilia Batchelor, Kristine Genovese, Rebecca Slater Publicity Manager Jessica Keirle Publicists Julia Barnes, Catherine Hayes Publicity Coordinator Chelsea Smith Media Tickets Assistant Danielle Giannopoulos Graphic Design Manager Anais Taylor Signage Coordinator Robyn Grant Ticketing Manager Tara Easlea-Harding Ticketing Systems Coordinators Erin Garman, Sarah Toner Guest Ticketing Coordinator Vanessa Knox Ticketing Assistants Skye McLennan, Nina Werchon DEVELOPMENT Head of Development Malcolm Moir Philanthropy Manager Marita Supplee Senior Sponsorship Managers Anna Matthews, Brooke Ravens Sponsorship Manager Amalina Whittaker Sponsorship Executives Richard Cox, Jane You Sponsorship Activations Manager Hayley Baynard PRODUCTION Head of Production John Bayley Production Manager Mick Jessop Catering & Sustainability Manager Fernando Motti Production Coordinators Whitney Eglington, Nathalie Taylor Production Coordinator – Parramatta Tom Webster Crewing Coordinator Alycia Stanley Hospitality Coordinator Blake Smith

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