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Sydney Festival opens to great reception

Sydney Festival opens to great reception
January 19, 2017

Since commencing on 7th January, the 2017 Sydney Festival has been presenting a celebration of exceptional theatre, dance, music, visual arts and opera and more.

Bringing the harbour city of to life over three weeks, the hub of this year’s Sydney Festival  is the Meriton Festival Village  - free to access public space offering 21 nights of free entertainment.

The Meriton Festival Village has been presenting a variety of circus, comedy, cabaret and contemporary music ticketed events, headlined by male burlesque/cabaret company Briefs Factory Theatre, described as the love child of Ru Paul’s Drag Race and an Austalian version of Cirque du Soleil.

Other significant events have included The Beach – a joyous monochromatic installation of 1.1 million recyclable polyethylene balls at The Cutaway, Barangaroo Reserve and Nude Live a unique collaboration between Sydney Dance Company and the Art Gallery of NSW, drawing on their summer exhibition Nude: Art from the Tate collection.

Six dancers choreographed by Rafael Bonachela dancers respond to works including paintings, sculptures, photographs and prints by renowned artists such as Pablo Picasso, Lucian Freud, Henri Matisse and Louise Bourgeois.

Sydney Festival 2017 is featuring 150 events (73 of which are free) and 454 performances across 46 venues, featuring 1021 artists from 15 countries.

With 16 world premieres, nine Australian premieres and 14 Australian exclusives, upcoming events at the Sydney Festival include music headliners Nick Cave & The Bad Seeds and PJ Harvey as well as 1967 Music in the Key of Yes, a special Sydney Opera House concert to mark the 50th anniversary of Australia's 1967 Indigenous rights referendum.

The Sydney Festival runs until 29th January.

18th January 2017 - SYDNEY’S TOP EXHIBITIONS AND ART EVENTS STAYING UP LATE

9th December 2016 - NEW PATHS FOR SYDNEY’S HYDE PARK

28th January 2016 - AUSTRALIA’S LEADING SUMMER ARTS FESTIVAL ENDS FOR 2016

13th January 2016 - SYDNEY FESTIVAL OPENING CELEBRATES ITS 40TH ANNIVERSARY

4th June 2015 - SYDNEY FESTIVAL TO WELCOME WESLEY ENOCH AS DIRECTOR FROM 2017


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