Theatre | Free | Visual Arts & Installations | Dance
Thaw
Free Event
Theatre | Free | Visual Arts & Installations | Dance
Thaw
Free Event

WHEN

14 - 16 JANUARY
FREE

WHERE

Sydney Opera House

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A true powerhouse of contemporary Australian Theatre

Stage Whispers

A true powerhouse of contemporary Australian Theatre

Stage Whispers

Partners

City of Sydney Sydney Opera House Australia Council for the Arts

Legs On The Wall
Co-presented by Sydney Opera House

A colossal block of ice suspended above Sydney Harbour. On it, a woman alone. Isolated on this frozen world, the woman scrambles to protect it from the elements and the industrial crane that seems to toy with them both. How long will the iceberg last? How long before the system collapses? Her future hangs in the balance. Just like ours.

An embrace of epic scale and iconic location, THAW will stop you in your tracks. This visually arresting work marks a dramatic return to Sydney Festival for globally renowned local company, Legs On The Wall, deliverer of boundary-breaking moments of creative excellence since 1984. Featuring a 2.7 tonne, intricately sculpted block of ice hoisted 20 metres above the Harbour from the foot of Sydney Opera House, a daring, solitary performer and a score by the Alaskan composer Matthew Burtner, THAW addresses humankind’s impact on the planet in a durational performance that’s part art installation, part slow-drip suspense thriller. 

THAW delivers a message on climate change and sustainability you won’t easily forget.


Program

THAW is performed by three artists throughout the period of a day.

Start time: 10am
Join us at 7:30pm if you want to catch the end
Finish time: 8.30pm


Tune into THAW Cam

This event will also be available to view as a livestream as part of Sydney Festival's At Home digital program and on Sydney Opera House's Stream platform. Lovers of Slow TV can enjoy the entire 10 hour performance as a live video feed on Saturday 15 January from 10am to 8.30pm. Free to watch and tune in at any time during the livestream. Details to be announced.


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Free Event

Ticketing & Pricing

Free


Location

Western Broadwalk Sydney Opera House Bennelong Point, Sydney


Performance Times

LIVE PERFORMANCE

Fri 14 January, 10am – 8.30pm
Sat 15 January, 10am – 8.30pm
Sun 16 January, 10am – 8.30pm

LIVESTREAM ONLINE
(THAW Cam)

Sat 15 January, 10am – 8.30pm

Accessibility

Sydney Opera House Forecourt is an accessible venue. 

Further information on access on the Sydney Opera House website.


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