Sydney Festival 2014: What to See

Sydney Festival 2014

Now in its 37th year, Australia’s annual Sydney Festival is still entertaining Australia’s largest city with its endless array of diverse cultural celebrations and has no plans to slow down.

Originally started by the Sydney Committee, the NSW State Government and the City of Sydney as a means of attracting more visitors to the city in January, the festival has grown into an artistic representation of Sydney’s vibrancy.  This year, the festival runs until January 26 and will feature 104 events (of which 21 are free) and 372 performances, to be brought to life by roughly 722 artists at more than 33 indoor and outdoor venues around the city. The artistic schedule also includes 10 world premieres, 4 Australian premieres and 13 Australian exclusives. 

Events of note include Berlin choreographer Sasha Waltz’s aquatic interpretation of Henry Purcell’s “Dido & Aeneas” with dancers submerged in a glass aquarium, a performance by R&B legend Chaka Khan, a play about the role of Aboriginal soldiers in World War One, and a punk cabaret solo show by Amanda Palmer. The noted family-friendly fest also features a particular treat for kids this year:  Turner Prize-winning artist Jeremy Deller’s lifesize — and thoroughly bouncy — Stonehenge inflatable castle, appropriately titled “Sacrilege.”

 Cruisers stopping through Sydney this month can learn more about buying individual Sydney Festival at the official website

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