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25 May – 16 June, Various venues
The line-up of international and Australian music artists for Vivid LIVE includes Solange, Cat Power, Mazzy Star and Iron & Wine, with an equally strong selection of Australian artists from Dreams to Hiatus Kaiyote to Middle Kids.
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2 – 24 June, Barangaroo Reserve
Step inside and embrace the First Peoples’ concept of ‘deep listening’. Based on oral storytelling, silences and the spaces in between. The state-of-the-art Blak Box surround-sound space has been purposely designed by globally-renowned architect Kevin O’Brien, and is presented by Urban Theatre Projects (Home Country SF17, Bankstown: Live SF15).
Sydney Film Festival
6 June–17 June, Various venues
The world’s best new films come to Sydney for 12 days and nights of inspiring and entertaining premieres, talks and parties. Venues include the iconic State Theatre, plus cinemas across the CBD, Cremorne, Newtown and Western Sydney.
26 – 27 June, Riverside Theatre, Parramatta
Rainbow Vomit is an interactive, eye-popping dance show that will delight the entire family. Audience members are provided with their own pair of kaleidoscopic fireworks glasses, made using holographic diffraction film, which refracts light into all colours of the spectrum.
Tafelmusik – Bach and His World
2 & 4 June, City Recital Hall
With the help of 21st-century technology, experience the music of Johann Sebastian Bach played on the instruments of his own time. Explore the work of the artisans – papermakers, violin carvers, string spinners and performers – who helped him realise his musical genius.
14 June – 14 July, Sydney Opera House
Inspired by Bruce Pascoe’s award-winning book of the same name, Dark Emu explores the vital life force of flora and fauna in a series of dance stories directed by Bangarra's Stephen Page.
30 June – 1 July, Overseas Passenger Terminal
Kick off celebrations ahead of this year’s NAIDOC Week with this vibrant festival of Australia’s rich Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander culture. The National Indigenous NAIDOC Art Fair provides a unique opportunity to showcase Aboriginal art and culture in NSW.