As the country celebrates Australia’s Aboriginal and Islander peoples and culture through NAIDOC week events across the country, Sydney Opera House takes a refreshing look into contemporary Indigenous life and cultural identity.
NAIDOC week at the Sydney Opera House from 4 – 6 July celebrates, elevates and plays with the unexpected in indigenous contemporary culture.
Whether we debate topics around Aboriginal racial and sexual identity or dive into the complicated questions of sovereignty, treaty and the constitution in Australia, we examine issues experienced by First Nations and homosexual communities worldwide.
The diversity of our global artists and the collaboration we will see in theatre, film, talks and cabaret art will encourage you to change perceptions and adjust your ‘Native Gayze’.
You will be surprised by the commonalties across First Nations experiences - from the affectionate parody of a ‘Country Superstar’, to a sparkling mix of song, satire and spoken word. During NAIDOC Week at the Sydney Opera House there is the prickly, the polished and the downright crass. We look forward to seeing you there.