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New to Stream this September

We're taking you on a journey through the mind, body and spirit this month on Stream. 

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From change-making conversations and world-exclusive launches to musical cabaret, cinematic visions and club culture, September’s Stream line up will take you on a journey through the mind, body and spirit. Leading this month’s exciting offerings is the return of Antidote, the Sydney Opera House’s festival of ideas, action and change. And what better time for it? The fifth iteration of the program is stacked with thought-provoking panels that respond to our turbulent times, including chats with environmental writer Elizabeth Kolbert and Korean American writer Cathy Park Hong. Speaking of unmissable conversations, Stream is also hosting a world-exclusive chat with Big Little Lies and Nine Perfect Strangers author Liane Moriarty, who sits down for a deep dive into her hotly anticipated new book, Apples Never Fall. Plus, a chance to experience the joy that is Black Comedy star Steven Oliver’s cabaret show Bigger & Blacker; a breathless musical tribute to Wong Kar-wai’s In the Mood for Love; and an immersive taste of the club culture we’ve all been missing. Where to even begin?

ANTIDOTE 2021 | Talks on demand

A festival of ideas, action and change, Antidote returns to the Sydney Opera House with another lineup of inspiring conversations and creative solutions that respond to our turbulent moment. Now in its fifth compelling year, 2021’s program features vital conversations with some of the leading thinkers, artists and change-makers from Australia and around the world, including acclaimed environmental writer Elizabeth Kolbert, former Greek Finance Minister Yanis Varoufakis, British writer Afua Hirsch, and award-winning Korean American author Cathy Park Hong. There are also fascinating discussions on the Australian myth of the ‘fair go’, spiritualism in the post-truth age, creating spaces for the hearing impaired, morality in Australian politics, anti-Arab racism, and the future of Indigenous rights.

All-access Festival Passes are available for $75 or you can watch a single talk of your choice for $15.  

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Liane Moriarty | Apples Never Fall

Livestream: Tuesday, 14 September, 7pm

Join this world-exclusive conversation with bestselling Australian author Liane Moriarty (Big Little Lies, Nine Perfect Strangers) as she launches her highly anticipated new book, Apples Never Fall. Live in conversation with journalist Annabel Crabb, Liane will discuss this long-awaited new work, a thrilling domestic drama that follows a pair of retired tennis coaches on a deep dive into the mysteries of tranquil suburbia. Lianne also reveals intimate insights into her writing process, sensational characters and riveting storylines. Pre-order your livestream ticket and don’t miss your only chance to see this internationally acclaimed author in conversation.

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Bigger & Blacker | Steven Oliver's Life in Cabaret 

Steven Oliver, star of ABC’s Black Comedy, brings his critically acclaimed comedy cabaret Bigger & Blacker to the Sydney Opera House for this amazing performance, recorded live in the Studio in May this year. Weaving comedy and contemplation through stories of love and loss, Oliver mines his life to reflect on fame, friendship and the power of music – with disco balls, dance breaks, and spicy banter, all set to an original score that runs the gamut from perky pop and rap to lilting lullabies. Rent the full 90-minute performance on Stream -  guaranteed to have you laughing, thinking, and shimmying around the living room.

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Side By Side | Steven Oliver & Michael Griffiths 

In this candid, hilarious one-on-one conversation, Bigger & Blacker star Steven Oliver sits down with his musical director Michael Griffiths for a chat about their long and storied collaboration. Across an enlightening creative conversation, the pair charts their friendship from their very first meeting in Perth all the way back in the ’90s –where, as Griffiths notes, “it was important to me to express myself through my hair” – through a fated encounter in Edinburgh, and the artistic partnership that would bloom into their current cabaret success. Free to Stream.

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In the Mood | A Love Letter to Wong Kar-wai & Hong Kong

One of cinema’s most ravishing fever dreams – Wong Kar-wai’s masterpiece In the Mood for Love – comes alive in this stunning musical reimagining, recorded in the Joan SutherlandTheatre as part of our 2020 Digital Season. To mark the film’s 20th anniversary, innovative Chinese-Australian artists Rainbow Chan, Marcus Whale and Eugene Choi take us on a lavish audio-visual journey through a heartbreaking cycle of longing, intimacy and forbidden love, evoking Wong’s impressionistic imagery and a collective nostalgia for their ancestral homeland. Featuring all new songs by Rainbow Chan alongside interpretations of the film’s classic score, In the Mood is a shimmering musical meditation on the restorative power of desire. Free to Stream.

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Shortwave: Jobfit & Craig Stubbs-Race | MITIFB(sorrynotsorry)

What does live performance mean in a pandemic-stricken lockdown? In this collaborative audio-visual performance, electronic artist jobfit took their pre-apocalyptic collage track  ‘myinternalthermalstatisfuckingbroken(sorrynotsorry)’ to TouchDesigner Craig Stubbs-Race, whose real-time software allowed him to interpret the music in visual form. The result is an immersive seven-minute performance that synthesizes jobfit’s beats with twisted real-time shapes, with vocals materializing as 3D cubes and synths transformed into dazzling circles. It’s an ode to club culture in a time when everyone is far apart. What better way to lose yourself in the music? Free to Stream.

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