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Vivid LIVE Lighting of the Sails

Audio-described session

Take a front row seat on the Western Broadwalk and listen to live visual descriptions of this year’s images projected onto the iconic Opera House Sails. This session is for patrons who are blind or have low vision and their companions.

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Vivid LIVE Lighting of the Sails, Audio-described session

Sydney Opera House is excited to invite visitors who are blind or have low vision and their companions to join us for a personalised live audio-described tour of the Opera House’s Lighting of the Sails, Vivid LIVE’s most public event.

Take a front row seat on the Western Broadwalk and listen to live visual descriptions of this year’s images projected onto the iconic Opera House sails.

Register online by selecting the Book Now button, or by calling Box Office on (02) 9250 7752, or email accessibility@sydneyoperahouse.com

Lighting of the Sails: Austral Flora Ballet
with soundscape by Kelsey Lu

Chinese-American artist and filmmaker, Andrew Thomas Huang will transform the Sydney Opera House Sails in 2019 with Austral Flora Ballet, accompanied by music from Vivid LIVE artist Kelsey Lu – a lush and visceral projected artwork of dancing digital sculptures inspired by Australia’s native flora.

Huang crafts a hypnotic spectacle from such beloved floral gems as the New South Wales waratah, kangaroo paw and the red beard orchid, all of which have an enormous connection for First Nations peoples to their country, story and dance. Integrating the anatomy of these elegant Australian flowers with motion-captured dance performances choreographed in direct response to the architectural form of the Sails, Huang’s work intersects nature and the human body.

The Los Angeles-based artist is admired as much for his sci-fi suffused artworks as for creating music videos for the likes of Björk, Sigur Rós and Thom Yorke in which bodies, objects and nature morph, intertwine and dispel in hallucinogenic fantasies.

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