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Sydney Festival Update - 7 to 29 January

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by Caroleann (subscribe)
I am a freelance writer living in Manly. I enjoy writing reviews for Weekend Notes. I enjoy the outdoors and anything to do with the water. My interests are travel, Live Theatre,The Ballet and Restaurants that serve delicious innovative food.
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The best of the sydney festival events entertaining shows
Sydney Festival Hyde Park
Sydney Festival at night Hyde Park
Sydney Festival has become a much loved annual event. Acts come from all over the world. There are performances of dance, song, theatre a huge variety to choose from.

Sydney Festival January 2016
Sydney Festival events 2016


There are many venues for these events, mainly in Sydney CBD. My favorite place is Hyde Park where the Sydney Festival Village is set up each year. This in itself is a delight with a lot of free events happening there.

Now for a list of the pick of the events I see as having something special to offer.

1. The first is Nude, performed at the Art Gallery of NSW by the Sydney Dance Company.

At present the Art Gallery of NSW is showing an exhibition called Nude. This amazing exhibition includes a wonderful collection of the worlds most famous sculptures and paintings from across the globe. The highlight of this is The Kiss, which is a magnificent piece of work.

The Sydney Dance Company performs their dance nude. They bring alive the sculptures which are on display in the exhibition.
The performance is done in the rooms where the sculptures are on show. I went to the premiere of Nude last Saturday and found it unique. The performers were nude, yet skillful in making the dancing totally natural and relaxed. The atmosphere was open and friendly.
Performances: January 15 -17, 22 - 23
If you can go to see it, you will experience a whole new art form.


Nude Sydney Art Gallery of NSW Sydney Festival
Nude Sydney Dance Company Art Gallery of NSW


2. The Sydney Festival Village in Hyde Park was my next destination.

Sydney Festival Sydney Hyde Park
Audience participation at the Sydney festival garden Hyde Park


The Sydney Festival Village in Hyde Park is alive with people enjoying the magical atmosphere. People flock to enjoy it.
This year there is a free circus event performing at the site with great acts.

Free Circus event Sydney Fetival Village Hyde Park
Free Circus event Sydney Meriton village Hyde Park


3. Another great event I would recommend is Celia Pacquala - The Looking Glass. Celia is a comedian with a fresh approach to comedy. She is funny and honest with a charming air about her. It's great, feel-good theatre showing at the Spiegeltent Tent Hyde park from 17 to 19 January. Price $36.

Celia Pacquala The looking glass hyde park
Celia Pacquola The looking Glass Sydney Festival


4. The next event is again at the Spiegeltent - a cabaret featuring Yana Alana. This is a bawdy show not for the faint hearted. Yana's voice is sensational. She sings songs by Nina Simone, Shirley Bassey and other greats.

Covered Yana Alana Sydney Festival hyde Park
Covered Sydney festival Hyde Park


5. Another interesting performance Is The Pitch Perfect Pop Parody by Otto and Astrid. These two girls come from Berlin and were a Eurosmash.They perform a show of riotous entertainment. Together they have an undeniable energy which shows through in this irreverent musical satire. They perform in the Siegeltent tent at the Meriton Festival Village, Hyde Park from January 26 to 28th Price $40.

Sydney festival Speigel Tent Hyde park Sydney Otto and Astrid
Otto &Astrid Eurosmash Sydney Festival


6. Christa Hughes performs in cabaret style, singing the songs of some of Australia's greatest rock and roll stars. Her voice has vocal power that reflects emotion. Most of her vocals are good old fashioned rock and roll, sung with a passion that reflects the music of the 1920s Jazz and Blues. If you go to see Christa Hughes's performance you will enjoy a night of wild entertainment and great music at Spiegeltent Meriton Festival Village Hyde Park. Performances January 24th to 26th Price $40 to $50.

CHRISTA HUGHES ROCKING SYDNEY FESTIVAL HYDE PARK
Christa Hughes's rocking The Ladies Lounge, Sydney Festival Hyde Park


7. The last act I will mention that is worth a look is Felicity Ward, a stand up comic. If you enjoy comedy mixed with a quick wit she will entertain you. Felicity was a hit at The Edinburgh Fringe Festival 2016. Performances Jan 20-22nd Price $36

Felicity Ward comedian Sydney Festival Meriton Festival Village 2014
Felicity Ward performs at the Sydney Festival 2016


I hope you go and enjoy at least one or two of these events. There is still time to get tickets for them.
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Why? This a great festival
When: 7th to the 29th January 2017
Where: Various venues in Sydney
Cost: Varied
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It all sounds like fun :)
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