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Festival Director: Fergus Linehan

2006 Sydney Festival was Fergus Linehan’s first year as Festival Director. The About An Hour program was introduced with theatre, music and dance in bite-sized performances, under 60 minutes in duration. The new program included works by Chunky Move (I Want To Dance Better At Parties), Teatr Piesn Kozla, The Tiger Lillies, Jo Strømgren Kompani, Rainpan 43, Saul Williams and Splinter Group.

The new conversation series Eat Drink Talk Art was introduced, with a laidback attitude to discussions between audiences and artists. Film was also given a second home with Movies In The Overflow launched at Sydney Olympic Park, featuring a range of free films.


The Andersen Project
Ex Machina
Director, writer, performer: Robert Lepage

Tristan & Yseult
Kneehigh Theatre

Bright Abyss
James Thierrée

Twelfth Night
Chekhov International Theatre Festival

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Urban Theatre Projects



An Evening of Works by Russel Malphant
Sylvie Guillem & George Piper Dances


I Want To Dance Better At Parties
Chunky Move

The Tiger Lillies

Chronicles - A Lamentation
Teatr Piesn Kozla

The Department
Jo Strømgren Kompani

All Wear Bowlers
Rainpan 43

Saul Williams

Splinter Group



Antony and The Johnsons

Beck's Festival Bar: FBi Night, CODA, Inga Liljestrom

Beck's Festival Bar: Four Tet

Beck's Festival Bar: Future Classic Night, Recloose

Beck's Festival Bar: Mad Racket, Jamie Lidell

Beck's Festival Bar: Panjea

Beck's Festival Bar: Saul Williams

Beck's Festival Bar: Stereo MCs

Brodsky Quartet

Chris Berry and Panjea

Christopher O'Riley Plays Radiohead and Shostakovich

Concert of Fire
Les Commandos Percu

Eat Drink Talk Art

Elvis Costello & Brodsky Quartet

Elvis Costello & Steve Nieve

Elvis Costello & Sydney Symphony

Jazz in The Domain - The Spirit of New Orleans
Preservation Hall Jazz Band/Dirty Dozen/Brass Band/Terrance Simien


Piazzolla For Four Hands
Pablo Ziegler and Christopher O'Riley

Preservation Hall Jazz Band

Snark: The Way of the Bravest
Cary Grant Players

Symphonic Fairytales
Sydney Youth Orchestra and Sydney Philharmonia Choirs

Symphony in The Domain - Gershwin's World

Tord Gustavsen Trio


Movies in the Overflow


Blue Invasion
Tony Oursler

Tenant By Tenant

Shirin Neshat

Erwin Wurm: Glue Your Brain


The Story of the Go-Betweens
Robert Forster and Grant McLennan


NAB Ferrython

2006 program

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