10 – 14 JAN
FREE | VARIOUS LOCATIONS
From Queensland’s Arc Circus Co., the creators of the wonderfully buzzy A Bee Story (Sydney Festival 2021), comes a visually amazing piece of site-specific acrobatics and physical theatre – living sculptures created right in front of your eyes. Made in collaboration between Arc Circus Co., Luther Cora and his team from Yugambeh Aboriginal Dancers, and inspired by a Dreamtime story, How the Birds got their Colours fuses traditional First Nations dance, storytelling and contemporary circus into an experience that will touch your heart and open your eyes.
Hosted in the open air, against the moving canvas of the sky and sea, this free performance is perfect for everyone aged two and up. Let your imagination take flight.
Three Weaving Workshops will also be taking place on Thursday 11 January 2024. See the schedule below.
A multi-camera recording of Living Sculptures: How the Birds Got their Colours is available as part of Sydney Festival's AT HOME digital program.
This is a free event. No registration is required.
Wednesday 10 January
9am – Flower Bed Lawn, Royal Botanic Gardens
4:30pm – Tallawoladah Lawn (MCA Lawn)
Thursday 11 January
10:30am – Tumbalong Park, Darling Harbour + 11am Weaving Workshop
4pm – Dharug Circle, Parramatta Square + 4:30pm Weaving Workshop
6pm – Dharug Circle, Parramatta Square + 6:30pm Weaving Workshop
Friday 12 January
5pm / 7pm – South Cronulla Beach
Saturday 13 January
5pm – South Steyne Beach, Manly (4:30pm show has been postponed by half an hour)
7pm – South Steyne Beach, Manly (6:30pm show has been postponed by half an hour)
Sunday 14 January
9am / 11am / 7:30pm – Bondi Beach (7:30pm show has been cancelled due to unsafe weather)