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Whats on at Sydney Festival 2011 – MiSociety’s Top Picks

January 1, 2011toJanuary 31, 2011

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Whats on at Sydney Festival 2011 – MiSociety’s Top Picks

  • 8 – 30 January 2011 – John Baldessari: Your Name in Lights
  • 19 – 22 January 2011 – Trocadero Dance Palace
  • 19 – 23 January 2011 – Troc Party Nights
  • 22 – 27 January 2011 – Colm Mac Con Iomaire
  • 8 – 30 January 2011 – ANZ Tix for Next to Nix
  • 17 January 2011 – John Malkovich in conversation with Jim Sharman

John Baldessari: Your Name in Lights 
Australian Museum (William Street façade)
Your Name in Lights is a 30-metre screen that will be operating 24 hours a day, seven days a week, for all three weeks of the Festival.  It reflects the changing cult of celebrity in modern society and recalls Andy Warhol’s prediction that “in the future everyone will have their fifteen minutes of fame”. Drawing on imagery from Broadway theatre displays and Hollywood films, this ambitious new work literally gives people a chance to get their name up in lights.
Hurry and register to take part and get your 15 minutes of fame!
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Trocadero Dance Palace
19 – 22 January 2011 – Sydney Town Hall
Pre-show dance class at 6.30pm, Show at 7.30pm
Sydney’s original Trocadero had its heyday in the 1940s and 50s with lindy-hoppers, swingsters, jump-jivers and cha cha cha-ers in all their finery dancing the nights away. The re-imagined Trocadero Dance Palace will feature a huge dance floor, a fabulous floorshow, aerial artists and sizzling swing music played by Sydney’s spectacular all-girl big band, Sirens Big Band, just as an all-girl big band did in the Troc’s halcyon days.
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Troc Party Nights
19–22 January 2011, 10pm – Sydney Town Hall
21–22 January 2011, 9pm  – Parramatta Town Hall
23 January 2011, 8pm  – Sutherland Entertainment Centre
Royal Crown Revue and Orkestra del Sol take the Trocadero party vibe to three Festival venues – Sydney Town Hall, Sutherland Entertainment Centre and Parramatta Town Hall for the Troc Party Nights.
From swing and jump jive to lindy hop and back again, we want folk to frock up and take over the dance floor. The rockabillies will be out in force – think slick quiffs, stovepipes and creeper shoes for the lads; capri pants, leopard skin prints and a whole lot of eyeliner for the gals.
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Colm Mac Con Iomaire
22 January 2011 – Sutherland Entertainment Centre, Sutherland
23 January 2011 – Riverside Theatres, Parramatta
25 – 27 January 2011 – The Famous Spiegeltent, Hyde Park
Colm Mac Con Iomaire is renowned for his fiddle playing. With a collection of instruments, Colm meanders from banjo-led bluegrass to traditional Irish music.
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ANZ Tix for Next to Nix: All tickets $25 CASH SALES ONLY
ANZ Tix for Next to Nix Booth, Martin Place Sydney (near George Street)
- Open daily from 8am-12noon. The booth will close early if tickets sell out prior 12noon. 
Tix for Next to Nix at Riverside Theatres Box Office.
- Open daily one hour prior the performance commencing. Tickets are limited to two per person.
Tix for Next to Nix for Troc Party Night at Parramatta Town Hall.
- Open 21-22 January 2011 one hour prior the performance commencing. Tickets are limited to two per person.
ANZ Tix for Next to Nix for events at Riverside Theatres and Parramatta Town Hall will only be available from the respective venues on the day of the performance, one hour prior the performance.

*Not available for Colm Mac Con Iomaire and Troc Party Nights at Sutherland Entertainment Centre or Hanggai at Joan Sutherland Performing Arts Centre

See Sydney Festival website for full terms and conditions __________________________________________________________
John Malkovich in conversation with Jim Sharman
As well as being a leading actor of his generation and an important figure in world cinema, John Malkovich is also an accomplished director, producer and successful fashion designer.
Jim Sharman, a respected and enduring artist in his own right, in a wide ranging conversation with Malkovich, will speak about recent collaborations for the stage with Michael Sturminger, The Infernal Comedy and The Giacomo Variations, along with his rich and varied film and theatre work and his passion for design. __________________________________________________________

For more information and to buy tickets, visit www.sydneyfestival.org.au

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