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Austral Floral Ballet

Things to do, Fairs and festivals Sydney Opera House , Sydney Friday May 24 2019 - Saturday June 15 2019 Free
Image of the Opera House at Vivid.
Image: Supplied Andrew Thoma Huang, 'Austral Floral Ballet'

A fresh bloom of native flora will adorn the Opera House sails for Vivid this year

Let’s face it: Vivid Sydney is all about the Sydney Opera House sails. Other elements come and go, but it’s images of those sails that go out around the world and rake in the sweet, sweet tourism dollars. This time around, the lighting honour goes to Andrew Thomas Huang, a Los Angeles-based artist who directed several Björk videos. His work for the sails is called ‘Austral Flora Ballet’, and features native flora (which yes, was also the inspiration for the sails last year) moving like a dancer performing across the sails.

You’ll see kangaroo paws, red beard orchards, waratah and other native species in a colour pallet of movement based on choreography by Toogie Barcelo, performed by dancer Genna Moroni. The fluid, arching movements are an ode to the architectural design of the Opera House sails, and will produce a ballet of personified bouquets come Vivid time.

Venue name: Sydney Opera House
Contact:
Address: Bennelong Point
Sydney
Sydney
2000
Opening hours: Box office: Mon-Sat 9am-8.30pm; Sun two hours prior to performance (in person only)
Price: Free
Event website: https://www.vividsydney.com/event/light/austral-flora-ballet
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