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Sydney Festival 2008

January 5-26, 2008

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La Clique at The Famous Spiegeltent, January 6-February 3, 2008

La Clique at The Famous Spiegeltent, January 6-February 3, 2008

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The Sydney Festival, a celebration of arts and culture, is held in Sydney each January.

The 2008 Sydney Festival runs for three weeks from January 5 to Australia Day, January 26. The Sydney Festival features local and international theatre, music, dance, multi-disciplinary and visual arts, and is one of the biggest arts festivals not only in Australia but in many parts of the world.

It is a celebration of culture — and a period of fun, joy, pleasure, and fresh new insights.

Highlights of this year's Sydney Festival include:

Dance and Physical Theatre

  • Dance Screen, a showcase of dance on film, at Sydney Opera House from January 5 to 26, free entry.
  • Three Works by Nacho Iduato at Lyric Theatre, Star City, from January 6 to 8.
  • The Age I'm In at Sydney Opera House Drama Theatre from January 7 to 12.
  • Construct at Sydney Opera House Playhouse from January 9 to 13 and at Parramatta Riverside Lennox Theatre from January 16 to 19.
  • Kin at Sydney Opera House Studio from January 23 to 26.

Free Outdoor Events

  • Festival First Night from 3pm to 11pm on January 5 at various Sydney venues including The Domain, Hyde Park, Macquarie St and Martin Place.
  • Movies in the Overflow evenings at Sydney Olympic Park from January 5 to 20.
  • El Barrio, Jazz in The Domain, from 8pm on January 12.
  • Spellbound, Symphony in The Domain, from 8pm on January 19.

Music

  • Fourplay at the Famous Spiegeltent, Hyde Park North, from January 10 to 12.
  • Sufjan Stevens at State Theatre from January 12 to 14.
  • Bjork at Sydney Opera House Forecourt in the evening of January 23.

Plays

  • La Clique at The Famous Spiegeltent, Hyde Park North, from January 6 to February 3.
  • Au Revoir Parapluie at Sydney Theatre, Walsh Bay, from January 8 to 27.
  • Ngapartji Ngapartji at Belvoir St Theatre, Surry Hills, from January 9 to February 10.
  • Black Watch at CarriageWorks Bay 17, from January 10 to 26.
  • Secret at Hyde Park North from January 14 to 26.
  • Insert the Name of the Person You Love at Pilgrim Theatre, Sydney, from January 22 to 26.

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