Bronze Lands (Tailte Cré-Umha) | Robert Curgenven

Bronze Lands (Tailte Cré-Umha). Credit Yaya Stempler (3)

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In a treat for Sydney-siders, the rarely played Sydney Town Hall organ came alive for a night with composer and performer Robert Curgenven. For a meditative hour, Curgenven guided listeners through an overwhelming multi-sensory experience.

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BLACK TIES | ILBIJERRI Theatre Company & Te Rēhia Theatre

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Kane and Hera are in love and want to take their relationship to the next stage but marriage will mean confronting the families they’ve been avoiding and the long list of expectations their relationship doesn’t meet. This cross-Tasman collaboration brings together a Māori and an Aboriginal family for a major culture clash.

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Counting and Cracking | Belvoir & Co-Curious

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In the centre of Town Hall’s iconic Victorian design, Belvoir and Co-Curious have erected an immense courtyard which will become a house, a prison, a playground, and a beach over nearly 50 years of four generations and two countries. Counting and Cracking is about family, culture, and a sense of self and the way these are torn apart or trodden down by politics, war, and fear.

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