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A Māori choir sings by the water at Te Wheke A Muturangi: The Adversary
Food, drink, performances and activities during Banyan Nights at the Seymour Centre
Good news for those heading to events at the Seymour Centre like the Cambodian circus extravaganza, White Gold! The colourful courtyard will once again become a festive free hub. You'll have plenty of reasons to stick around post-show or come down early, as Banyan Nights celebrates the rich culture of Cambodia and its neighbours.
Il Tabarro free tickets now available
Registrations are now open to select tickets across four performances for the free production of Il Tabarro, staged harbourside aboard the Carpentaria lightship at the Australian National Maritime Museum.
Maverick director Constantine Costi transports Puccini’s one-act operatic masterpiece to 1930s Depression-era Sydney, while conductor Simon Bruckard leads a cast of exceptional Australian talent and a live orchestra for an unmissable performance on the water and under the stars.
Spinifex Gum by Marilya to perform at Vigil: The Future
Arka Kinari to dock at Campbells Cove
The global seafarers of Arka Kinari are confirmed to dock at Campbells Cove in Sydney Harbour. For three special nights a sailing vessel will be transformed into a stage for a free multimedia performance from duo Grey Filastine (US) and Nova Ruth (Indonesia).
Combining synthy post-folk beats and cinematic visual artistry, the pair explore the potential of a radically different future after the carbon economy, one that promotes resilience and encourages re-engagement with the sea.
Sunrise Yoga teacher and class outline
Not technically free, but with tickets at the very reasonable $10+BF a pop, we think you'll want to know about this update too. Earlybirds can shake off the night with waterside Sunrise Yoga accompanied by blissed-out beats from the festival’s in-house DJ down at The Thirsty Mile.
Led by movement artist and teacher Jazz Luna, the classes will take inspiration from each of the main chakras (energy centres), offering a challenging, energising flow in a salute to the new year.
Roving performances locations
Don’t forget there are roving appearances from the cheeky Snuff Puppets’ Seagulls who’ll be wreaking pure summer havoc across Tumbalong Park, The Thirsty Mile, Bondi Beach and Circular Quay.
And the First Nations-led acrobatic storytelling of Living Sculptures: How the Birds got their Colours will see pop-up outdoor performances at Tumbalong Park, Parramatta Square’s Dharug Circle, South Cronulla Beach, South Steyne Beach Manly and Sydney’s iconic Bondi Beach. Performances at Tumbalong Park and Dharug Circle Parramatta will also include free Weaving Workshops after the circus show.
Read more about the free program here.