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A line-up of leading international designers and thinkers is assembling for Australia’s foremost architecture conference in April.
Ivanov, produced by the Hungarian Katona Jozef Theatre, is a perfect example of the Festival achieving one of its main purposes. For one month the tyranny of distance does not prohibit seminal international work from touring these shores.
Atonement Tonight is an animated comedy by Anny Slater about the 2006 Australian Wheat Board scandal. As a finalist in the iiNet Get Animated competition it was recently shown at Sydney Festival. Arts Hub spoke to the multi-talented Anny Slater about her busy and so far brilliant career.
"The fact that none of my friends wanted to come along to this concert is probably the best proof that people tend to have strong preconceived notions about traditional Irish folk music."
French chanteuse Camille Dalmais brings her extraordinary blend of folk, soul, bossa-nova - and many other things that I can't identify - to Sydney as part of the festival.
If you love textiles, you’ll love 2009’s brand new event, the Textile Art Festival.
Faith Healer is the first in a trio of plays by Irish playwright Brian Friel, being performed by the Gate Theatre Dublin at NIDA’s Parade Theatre.
This Sydney Festival, children’s imaginations will be stretched far beyond oversized bananas and highly strung presenters. So too it seems, will the imaginations of adults.
Composers from Schubert to Schoenberg featured under Alasdair Tait's direction of Viennese music at Royal Northern College.
The Treasury Gardens is set to come to life with a musical explosion of rock, roots, reggae and hip hop at Melbourne’s premiere Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Music Festival, Share the Spirit, on Monday 26th January.
This production, a co-presentation between Sydney Theatre Company, Sydney Festival, and Perth International Arts Festival, is just one of the several shows currently playing that require a huge time commitment from its audience.
Australian artist Lynette Wallworth is an exciting addition to the list of Australian filmmakers whose work will be featured at the Sundance Film Festival this week.
Seven West Coast acts perform free concert with City Riots for The 2009 Tunarama Festival.
Lipsynch, directed by Robert Lepage, is showing as part of the Sydney Festival. Arts Hub Reviewer Boris Kelly says it is impossible to think of a production of the scope, vision and technical artistry of Lipsynch being produced in Australia.
Austrian actor and singer Martin Niedermair speaks to Arts Hub about his upcoming performance of Tell Tale Heart with Barrie Kosky at the Sydney Festival.
Sydney Festival burst into life on Saturday 10 January 2009 with a mass celebration all over the city, including Cat Empire and Grace Jones centre stage.
Being Harold Pinter has a rather eclectic international flavour: inspired by a British playwright, performed in Sydney, in Belarusian and Russian, with English subtitles. It's an ambitious piece of work from the dynamic Belarus Free Theatre.
Scott Wright co-founded visual and physical theatre company ERTH in Ballarat in 1990. The successful company is now housed in Sydney’s newest contemporary arts development, CarriageWorks. Their latest work, premiering at Sydney Festival before touring to Perth, is an adaptation of Patricia Wrightson’s children’s book, The Nargun and The Stars, featuring puppets, live actors, and digital animation.
Markus Michalowski joined the Albury/Wodonga based Australian Flying Fruit Fly Circus as artistic director in June 2008. The debut of the circus’s latest show, The Promise, at this month’s Sydney Festival is Markus’s first full-length production as artistic director. He tells Arts Hub a little more about the journey.
Surely the mother of all freebies. Starting at 2pm with a program of family-oriented events and activities in Hyde Park and climaxing with a free concert in the Domain headlined by the inimitable Grace Jones, this year's Festival First Night rolls out the welcome mat to the entire city.
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