Sydney Festival to transform Barangaroo Reserve
The Beach will offer a unique take on the iconic, sand-filled Sydney summer experience, with 1.1 million recyclable polyethylene balls filling the Cutaway at Barangaroo Reserve, complete with deck chairs and umbrellas, to create a holiday paradise.
In a world premiere, Sydney Dance Company and Art Gallery of NSW will collaborate in Nude Live to explore the naked human form through dance in response to artworks featured in the major summer exhibition Nude: art from the Tate collection.
Sydney Festival will launch Circus City in 2017, with Canada’s Cirque Éloize headlining the program with the international sensation iD; a high-energy blend of circus arts and urban dance featuring acrobats, aerialists coming exclusively to Sydney.
“The Sydney Festival encapsulates the unique energy and pulse that runs through our Harbour city in summer, making it a must-see attraction for visitors from around the world,” said NSW Minister for Trade, Tourism and Major Events Stuart Ayres.
“The Festival is an annual favourite for Sydneysiders and a major drawcard for visitors and with another stellar program announced today, the 2017 Sydney Festival is sure to be bigger and better than ever.”