Sydney Festival Picks

We’re gearing up for summer, which means parties, sunshine and one giant rubber duck… That’s right, it’s Sydney Festival time again! Transforming the bay-side city with three weeks of high quality programming. Packed with summer fun and artistic delights, Sydney Festival will host a heap of local and international artists, including a number of Next Wave alumni.

Lyrical, intimate and dangerous, FORKLIFT is the latest work from KAGE, directed by Kate Denborough (NWF 2000). Combining choreography, contortion and aerial acrobatics with a working 2.5 tonne forklift, three women find themselves willing to risk everything in their interplay with each other and a moving machine. FORKLIFT is a display of the equipment of the human body at its most impressive. More info.

Next Wave collaborator Nick Wales (The River Eats NWF 2012) has lent his composition genius to Am I Cast & Credits, a mysterious and enticing collaboration of dancers, musicians and performers – directed and choreographed by Shaun Parker. More info.

Zöe Coombs Marr and Mish Grigor (NWF 2010, 2008) promise big laughs, great insight and an outrageous body count in Oedipus Schmoedipus a mad medley of the greatest deaths ever brought to life on stage: by poison, dagger, asp or broken heart. Theses two artists have forever played with the line between the wise and ridiculous – now they’re playing dead. More info.

Clare Britton (NWF2010), Halcyon MacLeod & Sam Routledge (NWF 2008) rework the classic tale The Pied Piper of Hamelin in The Piper, a unique theatrical journey for children and adults.  With a dancing bear as Piper,  the story is gloriously brought to life by a combination of multimedia, puppetry and innovative stagecraft – using wireless headphones for part of the audience,  theirs is an intimate and participatory experience. More info.

There’s so much more on this amazing festival program so jump on their website via the link below and check it out!

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