Friday, 2 November 2007

Sydney Festival 2008 program announced

The Sydney Festival have announced their exciting program for 2008. The program features plenty of wonderful opportunities to engage you and your children of all ages in theatre, dance, music and visual arts. The full Sydney Festival program is available online.

Highlights for families include:
The Famous Spiegeltent- kids program
Throughout the festival they will run a special daytime program for kids within The Famous Spiegeltent. The series will feature free workshops, performances + activities that allow younger audiences to get up close and meet Festival artists, find out how the shows are made and learn some of the tricks of the trade.
Full program and details will be announced in mid-December

Haircuts by children
This January, ten year olds will be offering the public free haircuts at salons in Parramatta and Darlinghurst. After a team of children participate in a series of training workshops with local professional stylists, you are invited to get a free haircut. A trim or a totally new look - it's entirely up to you and your young stylist.A whimsical performance that playfully engages with the enfranchisement of children, Haircuts by Children pits our trust in the younger generation against the thrills and chills of vanity.
Where Salon Noir 251 Church Street, Parramatta (cnr Church and George Streets)
When January 17-18 at 12noon-4pm
Where Grand Royal Barbers 397 Liverpool Street, Darlinghurst
When January 20-21 at 12noon-4pm
Price FREE
Bookings For bookings call 02 9247 9686 between 10am-4pm, Monday-Friday Availability is limited. Booking line will close once capacity is reached.

Au Revoir Parapluie
Au Revoir Parapluie is an intimate tale of love that winds backwards through time. Expect surprises, strangers, smiles and frowns, setbacks and triumphs and a heartfelt celebration of love, life and hope. Acrobat, violinist, dancer and mime, Thiérrée is acknowledged as one of the world's greatest and most creative contemporary circus performers, conjuring worlds of endless invention and fantasy and inviting imaginations to soar.
Where Sydney Theatre at Walsh Bay 22 Hickson Road, Walsh Bay
When January 8-13, 15-20, 22-27 at 8.00pm Duration 1hr 30mins, no interval
Price A reserve $70 / $60B reserve $60 / $50Child $35
Bookings Sydney Theatre 02 9250 1999 Festival Ticketek 1300 888 412 Online

Stephen Page brings together three generations of his own relatives in KIN, a contemporary story of family, community and history.
Told through the eyes of seven young Aboriginal boys aged between nine and 14, KIN dramatically explores the contrast of their ancestral history and their urban upbringing influenced by popular culture, hip hop and football, and investigates their own beliefs about the world and their place in it as young Aboriginal men.
Recommended for children eight+
Where The Studio, Sydney Opera House Bennelong Point, East Circular Quay
When Preview: January 23 at 6.00pm January 24-25 at 3.30pm & 6.00pm, January 26 at 3.30pm Duration 30mins, no interval
Price $25
Bookings Sydney Opera House 02 9250 7777Festival Ticketek 1300 888 412 Online

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