Decadance: 6 - 9 January
Who's Afraid of Virginia Woolf: 13 - 22 January
THAW: 14 - 16 January
ENOUGH TALK: 16 January
Boasting an enormous 2022 line-up, Sydney Festival boasts an impressive selection of arts, music and culture. Here are our highlights to keep your eyes peeled for:
Described as “emotional, essential, formidable”, Sydney Dance Company’s Decadance showcases a mesmerising performance of humour, sadness and explosion of tribal and individual expression through contemporary dance.
“Fear and loathing in a new light” – Edward Albee’s Who’s Afraid of Virginia Woolf portrays a booze-fuelled cage fight between some of the most multifaceted anti-heroes in the business. An unmissable, revealingly Australian interrogation of a classic.
THAW is a visually arresting work that aims to convey a message on climate change and sustainability in perhaps the most visceral way imaginable: by suspending a colossal block of ice over the sails of the Sydney Opera House. Addressing humanity’s impact on our planet, this part art installation, part slow-drip thriller even comes with themed drink offers.
Accompanying THAW is climate change soap box ENOUGH TALK. Responding to the THAW installation in a series of 10-minute soapbox-style speeches, emceed by award-winning comedian and Ydinji woman Steph Tisdell, audiences are encouraged to reflect on the urgency of our collective climate situation.