Sydney Festival TV

Sydney Festival TV: Urban Theatre Projects’ Buried City

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Bankstown’s Urban Theatre Projects create stories and images of contemporary life in Sydney. Their latest Sydney Festival production is Buried City, performed at Belvoir Street Theatre. The show centres on six characters from very different backgrounds, all thrown together on a building site. This Festival TV clip captures the cast in intimate rehearsals, and talks…


Sydney Festival TV: The Jolly Boys in Sydney

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How did a fire-dancer become one of Jamaica’s most favourite calypso bands? STUDIO chats with the men from The Jolly Boys, popular with reggae and world music crowds around the globe. With their cheeky dancing moves, they perform their Jamaican folk music songs and covers as part of Sydney Festival 2012. Watch some highlights from…


Sydney Festival TV: The Barefoot Divas

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Meet the women of The Barefoot Divas, six dazzling singers from Australia, NZ and Papua New Guinea. In Walk a Mile in My Shoes at Sydney Festival 2012, they perform and share hilarious stories of diva life on the road, with deep connections to their land and indigenous cultures. With Helpmann Award winner Ursula Yovich…


Sydney Festival TV: 181 Regent Street

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In 1972 the National Black Theatre emerged from Regent St in Sydney’s Redfern, giving new voices to the community with an explosion of plays, dance, street theatre and more. This anniversary exhibition at Sydney Festival 2012 uses photographs, film and archives to tell their story. Based at Carriageworks, the exhibition explores the movement and celebrates…


Sydney Festival TV: Assembly

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Dance, theatre and opera collide with over 40 performers coming together from Melbourne’s Chunky Move dance company and Sydney Philharmonia Choirs, in an epic work devised by choreographer Gideon Obarzanek and conductor Richard Gill. Watch more Sydney Festival TV videos here, or sign up to receive a daily fix of Sydney Festival TV straight into…


STUDIO ArtBreak: Never Did Me Any Harm

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Sydney Theatre Company and contemporary dance company Force Majeure unite for Never Did Me Any Harm. Set in a suburban backyard and inspired by Christos Tsiolkas’ The Slap, the dance theatre work deals with parenting and childhood. Meet Artistic Director Kate Champion and go behind the scenes as the work comes together in this Festival…


Sydney Festival TV: The Boys

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From its sold-out premiere twenty-one years ago to the award-winning film adaptation, The Boys is a controversial Australian classic. Go behind the scenes as it’s reimagined by Griffin Theatre for Sydney Festival 2012.  See the story of one man’s return from jail, and meet director Sam Strong. Watch more Sydney Festival TV videos here, or…


Sydney Festival TV: Lindy Hume’s Festival Round-Up

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Sydney Festival Artistic Director Lindy Hume talks about some programming highlights of the 2012 Festival – from Manu Chao in The Domain on Festival First Night, the extensive program at Parramatta, the bold theatre and dance projects and everything in between. Watch more Sydney Festival TV videos here, or sign up to receive a daily…


Sydney Festival TV: Watch What Happened at Festival First Night

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Relive the extraordinary music and atmosphere from Sydney Festival First Night 2012. Last Saturday night Sydney Festival burst onto city streets with an explosion of fantastic performances. Watch the best moments of the night in this video – See Latin superstar Manu Chao perform to a pulsing crowd at the Domain, meet indie darling Megan…


Sydney Festival TV: The Jolly Boys

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Calypso band The Jolly Boys are loved the world over for their Jamaican folk sound and wild collection of covers. Performing their unique ‘mento’ style at Sydney Festival this year, catch this version of Amy Winehouse’s hit ‘Rehab’. Watch more Sydney Festival TV videos here, or sign up to receive a daily fix of Sydney…


Sydney Festival TV: Tubular Bells for Two

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Two young, bold Sydney musicians, Aidan Roberts and Daniel Holdsworth, take on Mike Oldfield’s classic 1973 progressive-rock anthem Tubular Bells. The twist? They perform it themselves, a marathon – almost manic – event with pianos, organs, electric guitars, mandolins, tuned percussion, drums, glockenspiel and eventually… some tubular bells. Watch more Sydney Festival TV videos here,…


Sydney Festival TV: Festival First Night Preview

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Sydney Festival First Night is an extravaganza of performance, music and art in the centre of the city on Saturday 7 January 2012. In this Sydney Festival First Night Preview, discover the highlights you can expect on the day. Artistic Director Lindy Hume chats about the breathtaking aerial performance As The World Tipped on College…


Sydney Festival TV: Brook Andrew’s Travelling Colony


Brook Andrew’s family of striped caravans is set to be one of the highlights of Sydney Festival 2012. After their unveiling at Festival First Night, the caravans will make their way to Carriageworks to be a part of Black Capital, a tribute to the lives and stories of Redfern. In this Festival TV video, watch…