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Festival Director: Fergus Linehan

The 2007 Sydney Festival kicked off with a sky borne symphony when seven hot air balloons, each with speakers attached, taking off at sunrise to fly across the West of the city, in Sky Symphony.

Sydney Festival’s season of performances launched Carriageworks’ Bay 17, an 800 seat multi-purpose venue. The Famous Spiegeltent was also erected in Hyde Park North for the first time. Performers included La Clique, The Necks, Kaki King, Clogs, M Ward, Bossa Nova Hot Club, Joanna Newsom and E.S.T.

More international talent performed with The Gate Theatre Dublin performing a season of Beckett with First Love performed by Ralph Fiennes, Eh Joe starring Charles Dance and I’ll Go On performed by Irish actor Barry McGovern.

Family specific entertainment entered the program with EnergyAustralia Global Family Weekend at Darling Harbour, featuring five special events for children, all for free, with dance, music and animation.


Eh Joe
Gate Theatre Dublin
Performer: Charles Dance

First Love
Gate Theatre Dublin
Performer: Ralph Fiennes

I'll Go On
Gate Theatre Dublin
Performer: Barry McGovern

Lost And Found Orchestra
The Stomp Company

Uncle Vanya
Maly Drama Theatre Of St. Petersburg
Director: Lev Dodin

The World Famous

The Adventures Of Snugglepot & Cuddlepie And Little Ragged Blossom
Company B Belvoir, Windmill Performing Arts
A new musical by John Clarke and Alan John
Adapted from a series of books by May Gibbs
Directed by Neil Armfield

Small Metal Objects
Back To Back Theatre

Christoph Marthaler/ZT Hollandia/Ntgent

A Midsummer Night's Dream
Yohangza Theatre Company


Batsheva Dance Company
By Ohad Naharin

Kaidan A Ghost Story
Meryl Tankard and Taikoz

Zero Degrees
Akram Khan, Sidi Larbi Cherkaoui, Antony Gormley, Nitin Sawhney

Batsheva Dance Company
By Ohad Naharin

Australian Dance Theatre
By Garry Stewart and Louis-Philippe Demers

Batsheva Ensemble
By Ohad Naharin


La Clique


White Cabin
Akhe Russian Engineering Theatre

The Space Between

Kiss Of Life
Chris Goode

Our Brief Eternity
The Holy Body Tattoo

Will Power

Structure & Sadness
Lucy Guerin Inc

Taylor Mac

Compagnie Au Cul Du Loup


Beck's Festival Bar: Barcelona Sounds
Macaco, The Pinker Tones

Beck's Festival Bar: Crazy Penis

Beck's Festival Bar: Future Classic Night
Jazzanova, Clara Hill, DJ Fitchie, The Resurrectors, Jamie Lloyd, Nathan McLay, Somatik

Beck's Festival Bar: Léo

Beck's Festival Bar: Ugly Duckling

Beck's Festival Bar: Urban Latino
Batucada Sound Machine

Beck's Festival Bar: Violent Femmes

Bossa Nova Hot Club: The Brazilian Lounge
Marcos Valle, João Donato, Roberto Menescal



Jazz In The Domain - Noite Brasil
Oscar Castro-Neves, Airto Moreira

Joanna Newsom

Kaki King

Lou Reed's Berlin

M Ward

Madeleine Peyroux

Martin Hayes & Dennis Cahill

Noite Brasil in Prince Alfred Park

Rosanne Cash - Black Cadillac: In Concert

Symphony In The Domain - From Barber To Bernstein
Sydney Symphony
Conductor: Charles Hazlewood

The Necks


Centre Pompidou Video Art: 1965-2005

Junk Theory
Big hART

Sky Orchestra
Luke Jerram, Dan Jones


Fourteen Storeys + Stickybricks

I'm Your Man

Mariners And Musicians + Lou Reed: Rock And Roll Heart

Movies In The Overflow


Eat Drink Talk Art


NAB Ferrython


The World Of Animation

Music Of The World

The Beat and Dance

2007 program

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