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Vedanta Ten-Minute Play Festival

The creative energy of over 70 actors, writers and directors will explore the life and teachings of 19th century Indian reformer Swami Vivekananda through 22 plays set in the suburbs of both contemporary Australia and 18th century India. The Festival is curated by Alex Broun, the former festival director of Short+Sweet Sydney and one of […]

Amanda

Amanda (Amylea Griffi) is under arrest for something she’s really not sure of with only the unwitting help of her two arresting officers (Paul Armstrong and Elizabeth MacGregor) to help her figure it all out while she’s locked up. This is the starting point of the new play Amanda by multi-award-winning writer and director Mark […]

GANESH VERSUS THE THIRD REICH

It’s surreal, yet somehow unsurprising, that a 2012 Helpmann Award-winning play about the Hindu god Ganesh travelling through Nazi Germany to reclaim the swastika was conceived and performed by the Back to Back Theatre from Geelong, Victoria. Ganesh Versus the Third Reich, a heart-warming yet disarming play about life’s difficulties and overcoming obstacles, will make […]

Merkin smirkin’ or fashion forward?

It’s timely that an art exhibition looking openly and acceptingly at the often abstruse and amusing concept of the pubic hair wig opens in Sydney this month. He Made She Made Gallery tackles the hairy subject of the merkin in their exhibition Pubic Art. Co-contributor and co-curator Laura Lay says Mardi Gras festival program manger […]

ARON OTTIGNON BAND

Pianist and composer Aron Ottignon is heading to Sydney’s iconic jazz club Venue 505 to play music from his new album Dark Tunnels and his debut album Culture Tunnels. Ottignon, who is also co-writer of Stromae’s one hundred million views Youtube smash Papaoutai, has had his latest album described as “an explosive combination of live […]

PARADISO AT TOWN HALL

Paradiso at Town Hall sees Sydney Town Hall take inspiration in the name and reputation of Amsterdam’s legendary rock venue Paradiso and returns with eight nights of diverse music for 2014's Sydney Festival. On one night audiences can experience introspective folk-rock hero Kurt Vile & The Violators (USA) as they take to the stage with […]

CHI UDAKA

Chi Udaka combines the themes of earth (Chi) and water (Udaka) to form the basis of this Sydney Festival collaboration between TaikOz and Lingalayam. It was conceived, composed and choreographed by TaikOz co-founders Ian Cleworth, Riley Lee and Lingalayam artistic director Anandavalli who were inspired by the forces of nature. TaikOz blends traditional Japanese drumming […]

GIASONE BY CAVALLI

Pinchgut Opera’s production of Giasone by Francesco Cavalli loosely takes its plot from the Greek myth of Jason and his legendary search for the Golden Fleece. The performances will be a series of firsts for Sydney audiences. It will be the Australian premiere of the 17th century’s most popular bawdy and beautiful Italian baroque opera […]

Carnival of the Bold

Carnival of the Bold is a festival and a movement of social change being held as part of the Changemakers Festival this year to drive deeper engagement around social causes. Co-founders Kevin Bathman and Zara Choy, from the not-for-profit communications consultancy Coalition of Mischief, devised the event to highlight artists whose work has enabled social […]

(CTRL) (P) OBJECTS ON DEMAND

(CTRL) (P) Objects on Demand is a collaboration between Object: Australian Design Centre and Courtesy of the Artist (COTA). It combines an exhibition, pop-up shop, public programs and workshops to investigate how 3D printing can transform the way we design, make, use and consume the objects around us. The exhibition features a range of contemporary […]