Sydney Festival TV

Sydney Festival TV: Tokyo Love-In’s Tablatronics


Sydney Festival’s Tablatronics is an exciting collaboration between sound artist and media arts producer Tokyo Love-In and a range of extraordinary musicians. In this multi-cultural feast for the senses, Tablatronics uses music, visual artists, dancers and actors to present a world of sounds which reflects the rich South Asian heritage of the ensemble. With modern…


Sydney Festival TV: Kunst Rock

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Award winning German rock-cabaret group Die Roten Punkte (The Red Dots) present their anarchic blend of rock ’n’ roll cabaret in Sydney Festival’s Kunst Rock. In this fantastic performance dysfunctional brother and sister duo Otto and Astrid Rot combine satire and music in a dramatically irreverent and ridiculously entertaining show. For more information, visit the…


Sydney Festival TV: Rian


In a thrilling evening of music and movement, Irish dance company Fabulous Beast performs Rian- mixing Celtic sounds  with elements of West African music in this dynamic celebration of Ireland’s roots and traditions. Director and choreographer Michael Keegan-Dolan has collaborated with composer Liam O Maonlai of Hothouse Flowers fame, drawing inspiration from O Maonlai’s solo…


Sydney Festival TV: Inside


Masterful comic Frank Woodley joins forces with award-winning physical performer Simon Yates for their tragi-comedy Inside, staged in The Famous Spiegeltent for Sydney Festival. Caged and subjected to absurd experiments. Woodley and Yates star as twins dream of escape. With incredible comic audacity, Inside is a world of hilarious and heart-breaking nonsense. Beautiful and bleak….


Sydney Festival TV: Symphony


Beethoven’s music comes to life in Legs on the Wall’s newest creation Symphony. Directed by Patrick Nolan, the performance amplifies the jazz-like connection between physical performance, music and video. Leading Australian guitarist Stefan Gregory re-imagines Beethoven’s 7th Symphony as a solo live score. Performers Matt Cornell, Dean Cross, Amy Macpherson and Rhiannon Spratling are each…


Sydney Festival TV: Wreck


In Sydney Festival’s Wreck, composer/artist Jon Rose transforms a decaying vehicle from the mining town of White Cliffs into a unique and quirky multimedia experience. Joined by innovative sound artists Claire Edwardes and Erkki Veltheim, Rose literally ‘plays’ the car, as both musical instrument and transmitter. The work amplifies the pounding metallic rhythms, rattles and…


Sydney Festival TV: Semele


Vivienne Westwood has been delighting and shocking the fashion world since 1971 and now Sydney Festival brings a collision of her high heels and billowing gowns with Handel’s Opera in a spectacular production of Semele Walk. In this bold take on Handel’s Semele, the heroine  is the prototype of 20th century punk. Her descent into…


Sydney Festival TV: In the Eruptive Mode


Created by celebrated Kuwaiti writer/director Sulayam Al-Bassam, In the Eruptive Mode is inspired by the Arab Spring and explores the changing faces of today’s Middle East. A series of eight short scenes explore the themes of state violence and individual freedom in the modern Arab world. Accompanied by iconic underground musician Yasmine Hamdan’s live score,…


Sydney Festival TV: Murder


A world of love, lust and death is created in Murder, a new work by visual theatre magicians Erth.  The piece largely uses puppetry to convey its dark themes, and was inspired by Nick Cave & the Bad Seeds’ Murder Ballads. The performance has an edgy and poetic soundtrack and projections that plunges the audience…


Sydney Festival TV: Francis Bacon


Widely recognised as one of the world’s most outstanding figurative painters, Francis Bacon’s works are gutsy, controversial and unforgettable. Opening as part of Sydney Festival at the Art Gallery of NSW, Decades is the first major exhibition of his work to be seen in Australia. With over 50 paintings, the exhibition covers five decades of…


Sydney Festival TV: Concrete & Bone Sessions


Ever wondered what would happen when you combine BMX bike riding with parkour, breaking and dancing? In this episode of Sydney Festival TV STUDIO finds out with Branch Nebula’s Concrete and Bone Sessions. Part theatre, part dance, part urban street sport, Concrete and Bone Sessions is an exciting confrontation between bodies and wheels set among…


Perth Festival: Beautiful Burnout

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From 10-25 February at Perth Festival 2012, the most controversial sport of our time is examined in this explosive piece of physical theatre by the National Theatre of Scotland and Frantic Assembly. Set to the pulsuing music of Underworld, the production had it’s Australian premiere at Sydney Festival 2012 where it wowed audiences with its…


Sydney Festival TV: Edge of Elsewhere

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Isn’t it annoying when you’re at home playing Playstation, and a cow wanders in to block your view? Photographer Michel Tuffery’s satirical work is part of Edge of Elsewhere, a visual arts exhibition at Sydney Festival. From Campbelltown Arts Centre to Haymarket’s 4A Gallery and way beyond, the project engages with the diverse cultural mix…


Sydney Festival TV: Briefs

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Jam-packed with gobsmacking circus tricks, zany vaudeville and outrageous dancing – Briefs is male burlesque at its best. Go behind the scenes with Australia’s beefcake troupe as they perform in the Idolize Spiegeltent as part of Sydney Festival 2012. Watch more Sydney Festival TV videos here, or sign up to receive a daily fix of…


Sydney Festival TV: Thyestes

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Fresh from his ‘Best Mainstage Production Award’ at the Sydney Theatre Awards for The Wild Duck, Simon Stone directs Thyestes at Carriageworks. The savagery of this Greek legend is reinterpreted into a shockingly funny, edge-of-your-seat and partially improvised new version. Catch the cast and crew rehearsing and improvising the tale of a King who unwittingly…


Sydney Festival TV: iOTA – Young, Hard & Solo

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With the runaway success of Smoke & Mirrors and three Helpmann Awards under his belt, iOTA takes to the stage for this deeply personal and outrageous Sydney Opera House performance. From Hedwig and the Angry Inch and the Rocky Horror Picture Show, he revisits the songs close to his heart. Check out this sneak peek…


Sydney Festival TV: Trocadero Dance Palace

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Sydney Festival First Night saw Elizabeth Street transformed into the Trocadero Dance Palace, bringing back the swinging atmosphere of the 40’s and 50’s with rockabillies, lindy-hoppers and some serious cha cha cha. Uber-diva Trevor Ashley presided over a night packed with the Sirens Big Band. Watch all the action here. Watch more Sydney Festival TV…


Sydney Festival TV: I’m Your Man

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I’m Your Man is an adrenaline-pumping boxing-ring drama set in Bankstown about contemporary masculinity and courage at Belvoir St Theatre. Meet the actors working with a paper-less script in this Sydney Festival production, and director Roslyn Oades who recorded real boxers for 18 months. Watch more Sydney Festival TV videos here, or sign up to…


Sydney Festival TV: Babel

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Two of Europe’s hottest choreographers, Sidi Larbi Cherkaoui and Damien Jalet, create a melting pot of expression, language and culture. They blend East and West using hindu beats, contemporary dance and  a towering sculpture by British sculptor Antony Gormley. Watch more Sydney Festival TV videos here, or sign up to receive a daily fix of…


Sydney Festival TV: L’Effet de Serge

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L’Effet de Serge is the story of a man who puts on one minute shows for his friends, by France’s experimental Vivarium Studio. Meet the cast and crew of this Sydney Festival production, which has been embraced by audiences across 20 countries. Watch more Sydney Festival TV videos here, or sign up to receive a…