Above: â€˜Assemblyâ€™ blends dance, theater, and operatic performance.
Sydney will break into song and dance when the annual Sydney Festival opens January 7. A celebration of music, art, and performance, the three-week festival offers some 80 events involving 1,000-plus artists from Australia and around the world. The festival kicks off with a day of free events in the cityâ€™s streets and parks, including an 8-hour dance marathon fueled by the tunes of DJ Norman Jay. This yearâ€™s program promises to impress through its diversity, with events ranging from indigenous art exhibitions to contemporary dance. Among the musicians on hand are rock diva PJ Harvey, Faith No Moreâ€™s Mike Patton, and Yeah Yeah Yeahs’ Nick Zinner.
For a full schedule of events, visit sydneyfestival.org.au.