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Sydney Festival dance and theatre highlights

Here's your hit list of what to see at this year's festival

Photograph: Johan Persson

Incoming artistic director Wesley Enoch presents his first festival in 2017 – and besides the top flight international festival shows we've come to expect, there's also a marked emphasis on Indigenous theatre and queer cabaret.

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Sydney Festival

January is our favourite month of the year thanks to Sydney Festival. The three-week celebration of summer in the city includes 150 events across theatre, dance, circus, music and arts. This year is festival director Wesley Enoch’s first program and he’s brought with him a renewed focus on new Australian work, a deepening of our connections to country and languages, and lots of accessible public art. In fact, there are 73 free events on the program. Enoch is stretching the reach from the CBD to Parramatta, where there’ll be circus shows rotating in the big top at Prince Alfred Square. Plus, there are 16 world premiere performances and 14 Australian exclusives.

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By: Dee Jefferson