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A collection of live talks, artist chats and big ideas hosted by Wesley Enoch the Artistic Director of Sydney Festival.

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A collection of live talks, artist chats and big ideas hosted by Wesley Enoch the Artistic Director of Sydney Festival.

    Dalarinji – Ours, Yours, Everyone's

    Dalarinji – Ours, Yours, Everyone's

    Sport has done an admirable job of using the connectivity of the internet to combat the isolation imposed by COVID – how can Australia’s arts scene, in particular, First Nations artists, make the most of the nbn™ network to expand the regional and global audience for Australian art? 

    Sydney Festival Director Wesley Enoch explores the possibilities with Jennifer Ganske, National Head of Arts and Tourism for Regional Development and Engagement at nbn Australia.

    Enoch has spearheaded a strong First Nations presence throughout his five-year tenure as Director of Sydney Festival, and this new partnership with nbn – including a regional Sydney Festival tour – opens up limitless possibilities to come.

    This event was presented by Sydney Festival in partnership with nbn.

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    • 51 min
    Darcy Grant wants to normalise five person handstands

    Darcy Grant wants to normalise five person handstands

    Sydney Festival Artistic Director, Wesley Enoch was joined by Creative Lead of Gravity & Other Myths Darcy Grant to chat about his upcoming show, The Pulse. 

    Darcy Grant is a classically trained acrobat, award-winning fine art photographer, physical theatre director and founding member of Circa, revered as one of the world’s most adventurous, genre-defying circuses. He has trained, taught and toured work on the cutting edge of new circus to some of the world’s most prestigious venues. Where theatre, dance, circus and visual art meet is where Darcy likes to practice. In 2017 Darcy was commissioned by Adelaide International Arts Festival to direct Backbone by Gravity & Other Myths. The show premiered to five-star reviews and standing ovations, also attracting three Helpmann Award nominations including Best Choreography and Best New Australian Work. 

    Due to the current South Australian border restrictions, Gravity & Other Myths has had to cancel their world premiere season of The Pulse at Sydney Festival 2021. Adelaide Festival will be premiering The Pulse in February 2021. For details head here: https://www.adelaidefestival.com.au/events/the-pulse

    This podcast was recorded using RØDE Microphones equipment, generously donated by Sydney Festival’s Principal Philanthropic Partner, Peter Freedman AM.

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    • 20 min
    Michael Kantor wants to bring musicals to supermarkets

    Michael Kantor wants to bring musicals to supermarkets

    Sydney Festival Artistic Director, Wesley Enoch was joined by award-winning director Michael Kantor to chat about his upcoming SydFest show, RAPTURE: A song cycle of Desire and Ecstasy, Murder and Mayhem.

    Michael Kantor is an opera, theatre, and film director of some 25 years, working for nearly all the major theatre and opera companies, and festivals across Australia. Michael was the Artistic Director of Malthouse Theatre from 2004 to 2010. Recently, Michael directed his first feature film The Boy Castaways for the Adelaide Film Festival, and created and directed The Shadow King for the Melbourne, Brisbane, Sydney, Adelaide, Perth and Darwin Festivals, and The Barbican London, for which he was awarded The Helpmann Award for best direction.

    Michael Kantor's latest work, RAPTURE: A song cycle of Desire and Ecstasy, Murder and Mayhem is on at The Headland at Barangaroo Deserve from 16–17 January 2021. For bookings and more info: https://www.sydneyfestival.org.au/events/rapture

    This podcast was recorded using RØDE Microphones equipment, generously donated by Sydney Festival’s Principal Philanthropic Partner, Peter Freedman AM.

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    • 18 min
    Kate Gaul is gender bending theatre classics

    Kate Gaul is gender bending theatre classics

    Sydney Festival Artistic Director, Wesley Enoch was joined by award-winning director Kate Gaul to chat about her upcoming SydFest show, H.M.S. Pinafore.

    Kate Gaul is a theatre director, producer, and designer, with directing credits that include plays, opera, physical theatre, devised works, and classics for theatre companies and schools in Australia. She is Artistic Director of Siren Theatre Co where her passion is for text-based drama challenges artists and audiences to have bold imaginative experiences.

    Kate's opera credits include Castor + Pollux (Pinchgut), Eight Songs for a Mad King (Verbruggen Ensemble), The Cunning Little Vixen (Sydney Chamber Opera), Hansel and Gretel (Pacific Opera), Il Matrimonio Segreto, English Eccentrics, Les Mamelles de Tiresias, Cendrillon (Sydney Conservatorium), Dialogues of the Carmelites, Die Fledermaus (WAPPA).  

    Kate Gaul's latest production, H.M.S. Pinafore is on at Riverside Theatres from 13–23 January 2021. For bookings and more info: https://www.sydneyfestival.org.au/events/hms-pinafore

    This podcast was recorded using RØDE Microphones equipment, generously donated by Sydney Festival’s Principal Philanthropic Partner, Peter Freedman AM.

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    • 17 min
    Katie Noonan believes the best musicians are from Brisbane

    Katie Noonan believes the best musicians are from Brisbane

    Sydney Festival Artistic Director, Wesley Enoch was joined by five-time ARIA award-winning artist Katie Noonan to chat about her upcoming SydFest performance, Songs of Don.

    Over the past 20 years, Katie Noonan has proven herself one of Australia’s most hardworking, versatile, and prolific artists. Named one of the greatest Australian singers of all time by the Herald Sun, Katie has produced 20 studio albums throughout her career, with seven times platinum record sales under her belt and 26 ARIA award nominations that span diverse genres. 

    In the midst of owning her record company and working as the artistic director of Queensland Music Festival, Katie remains committed to what sets her artistry apart from the pack: her ability to evolve. “There’s always going to be something to learn or someone who can teach you something,” she explains. Music, for Katie, is a lifelong lesson, a generous act of giving, and a means to change the world.  

    Katie Noonan's latest performance Songs of Don is on at The Headland at Barangaroo Reserve on 14 January 2021. For bookings and more info: https://www.sydneyfestival.org.au/events/songs-don

    This podcast was recorded using RØDE Microphones equipment, generously donated by Sydney Festival’s Principal Philanthropic Partner, Peter Freedman AM.

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    • 18 min
    Scott Wright creates puppets to save pygmy possums

    Scott Wright creates puppets to save pygmy possums

    Sydney Festival Artistic Director, Wesley Enoch was joined by award-winning artistic director Scott Wright to chat about his upcoming SydFest show, Duba.

    Scott Wright is the Artistic Director and co-founder of Erth – Visual & Physical Inc., a company recognised internationally as an innovator of physical and visual theatre, and a creator of brave, unbridled work for children.

    With 30 years at the helm, Scott has directed many of Erth’s shows and led the company into becoming far greater than any expectations from humble beginnings in regional Victoria. Some of Scott's personal passions include the survival of indigenous stories, exploring how ancient stories can be retrieved and presented to new audiences, and leading the company into the future with a fresh emphasis on practice-based, non-outcome driven experimental theatre for a range of audiences and age groups.

    Scott's latest work Duba is on at Carriageworks from 8–24 January. For bookings and more info: https://www.sydneyfestival.org.au/events/duba

    This podcast was recorded using RØDE Microphones equipment, generously donated by Sydney Festival’s Principal Philanthropic Partner, Peter Freedman AM.

    See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.

    • 21 min

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