|January 7, 2012||to||January 29, 2012|
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Sydney Festival 2012 – The Famous Spiegeltent, dance, music, theatre, visual arts, The Barefoot Divas, Keystone Festival Bar, The Festival Garden, The National Theatre of Scotland, Mike Patton’s Mondo Cane, PJ Harvey, Lambchop plus free events.
- 7-29 January 2012
The world premiere of I Am Eora is the centrepiece of our Black Capital program, taking place at Redfern’s Carriageworks this January.
You’ll fall in love with the voices of The Barefoot Divas, six soulful singers and songwriters from Australia and the Pacific featuring in Walk A Mile In My Shoes. In visual arts, there’s Brook Andrew’s exhibition Travelling Colony, and 181 Regent St: Addressing Black Theatre - don’t miss the exhibition and symposium.
We’ll be kicking it all off on January 8 with a huge range of free activites at our Family and Culture Day. Come down and join us!
Come January, we’ll be in Parramatta for 10 huge days and nights. It all gets underway with our Opening Party, taking over the parks and streets with a huge array of free events.
And have you heard? Parramatta is getting its own Spiegeltent. There’s music, cabaret and a whole lot more to discover in The Idolize in Prince Alfred Park. Of course, you’ll find us back at the wonderful Riverside Theatres, with a program bigger and more diverse than ever.
And just to really top it off, we wrap it all up with a free concert under the stars with Dan Sultan and Busby Marou with special guest Kasey Chambers.
Keystone Festival Bar
Keystone Festival Bar at Hyde Park Barracks is the place to spend your Festival nights.
Your summer will be soundtracked by the pop of Tune-Yards, the guitars of Deerhoof and The Stepkids and the grooves of Mountain Mocha Kilimanjaro and The Pedrito Martinez Group. We’ve got two huge nights with the So Frenchy So Chic crew, while Dan Deacon, DJ Koze , Peven Everett and Andrew Weatherall will provide the beats you’ve come to expect.
That’s just the tip of the iceberg, check out the full line-up here.
Honda Festival Garden
The Famous Spiegeltent returns once more to the heart of the CBD, in the Honda Festival Garden. From the alt-folk sounds of J Mascis, Sam Amidon and Kurt Wagner to Mali’s Fatoumata Diawara, Iceland’s Amiina and Holly Throsby presenting her children’s album See!, there’s something for everyone to fall in love with.
Meow Meow’s Little Match Girl. You’ll also find our free Microscope artist talks, as well as our new late night adventure, Bright Club.
If you’re after a drink and some dinner as the sun sets, you don’t need a ticket, entry to the Garden is always free.
Frantic Assembly and The National Theatre of Scotland, Beautiful Burnout takes you into the sweat-and-sawdust world of a boxing ring. Another world premiere, Urban Theatre Projects’ Buried City takes a look at a city recreating itself.
John Ford’s 400 year old violent and bloody drama, ‘Tis Pity She’s a Whore is brought to you by Festival favourites Cheek by Jowl. Radio Muezzin and L’Effet de Serge on the other hand, offer very different insights into an ever-changing world around us.
You’ll find the full theatre program here.
Sydney Festival 2012 dance program is led by Babel (words) and Assembly, epic works of a grand scale. Babel (words), by Sidi Larbi Cherkaoui, Damien Jalet and Antony Gormley, combines contemporary western dance, a fusion of vocals, beats and drumming and a towering set of cubes.
Gideon Obarzanek’s finalwork for Chunky Move, Assembly, is a collaboration with Victorian Opera exploring the motion of crowds. Anatomy of an Afternoon brings an intimacy to dance, with Martin del Amo’s reimagining of Nijinsky’s ballet, The Afternoon of a Faun, performed by Paul White.
Force Majeure’s Never Did Me Any Harm. Inspired by Christos Tsiolkas’ The Slap, it draws on interviews to examine what makes a good parent.
Sydney Festival 2012 music program extends well beyond the boundaries of the Spiegeltent and Bar, with a program spanning our whole city. Mike Patton’s Mondo Cane is in the State Theatre, as is the spectacular PJ Harvey.
At City Recital Hall Angel Place you’ll find Beth Orton, Lambchop and much more, while at Sydney Opera House, we have 41 Strings by Nick Zinner, and Washington presenting Insomnia.
If you’re looking for jazz, you’ll find Joshua Redman & Brad Mehldau Duo in town and at the brand new Concourse Chatswood. And in Chatswood and the Enmore Theatre , join us for Taraf de Haïdouks and Koçani Orkestar’s Band of Gypsies. You’ll find much more of our music program here!