The Sydney Festival will be held from the 7th of January to the 29th of January 2012. This annual summer festival features a range of arts and cultural events and the 2012 Festival Program has a number of highlights;
Theatre Events include the World Premiere of Buried City, written by Raimondo Cortese and directed by Alicia Talbot and the Australian Premiere of the critically acclaimed Beautiful Burnout, written by Bryony Lavery and directed by Scott Graham and Steven Hoggett.
Dance Events include the World Premiere of Anatomy of an Afternoon, choreography by Martin del Amo and featuring celebrated performer Paul White, the World Premiere of I Am Eora, directed by Wesley Enoch and the Australian Premiere of Babel (Words), directed by Sidi Larbi Cherkaoui and Damien Jalet and featuring set design by British artist Antony Gormley.
Cinema Events include the Live Live Cinema event Carnival of Souls, a special event featuring British comedian Adam Buxton entitled BUG: The Evolution of Music Video, the Reflections series of events, which will include a Roman Polanski retrospective and Paul Cox retrospective and a special screening of the 1961 classic West Side Story, with a live score by the Sydney Symphony Orchestra, conducted by David Newman.
Visual Arts Events include the World Premiere of I Am A Camera, a collaboration by photographer William Yang and composer Elena Kats-Chernin, Narelle Jubelin: Vision in Motion and the exhibition Edge of Elsewhere which features artwork by a wide range of artists, including Brook Andrew, Arahmaiani, Richard Bell, Dacchi Dang, Newell Harry, FX Harsono and many more.
The complete 2012 Festival Program is available on the Sydney Festival 2012 website; you can browse the Festival Program, by date, venue or price.
In addition to the 2012 Festival Program, you can soak up the Sydney Festival atmosphere at the Honda Festival Garden, which will play host to The Famous Spiegeltent and the Jägermeister Hunting Lodge. Plus catch special live music performances at the Keystone Festival Bar, located at Hyde Park Barracks Museum and Parramatta and Redfern will also play host to free family events during this year's Sydney Festival.