Sydney Festival 2015 Headline Act Announced in Southern Hemisphere Exclusive

James Thierree brings Tabac Rouge to Sydney

Travel packages announced

SYDNEY, Aug. 22, 2014 / PRNewswire Destination New South Wales (DNSW), the NSW Government’s tourism and major events agency, and Sydney Festival have announced the headline act for 2015 – the renowned James Thierree will return to Sydney Festival with Tabac Rouge, his largest and most extravagant work to date, in a Sydney and Southern Hemisphere exclusive.

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James Thierree’s spectacular theatrics are coming to Sydney Festival 2015 with Tabac Rouge

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Acrobat, musician, dancer, actor, mime, choreographer — Thierree is returning to Sydney Festival for the fourth time after sell-out seasons of Junebug Symphony (2003), Bright Abyss (2006) and Au Revoir Parapluie (2008). In Tabac Rouge, Thierree pushes the boundaries of dance, circus and theatre in the roles of director, choreographer and set designer to deliver a performance that Thierree describes as being about “desire, power, systems and mechanisms of society, and of how people organise themselves”.

Tabac Rouge, which will run from 7-23 January at Sydney Theatre, features a highly skilled cast of acrobats and dancers who weave a physically daring production filled with spectacular theatrics under Thierree’s unique direction. The choreography is complemented by Victoria Thierree’s costume design and a dynamic score that ranges from Matthieu Chedid to Vivaldi.  Tabac Rouge contains no spoken word, making the performance ideal for international visitors to enjoy without language barriers.

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Tabac Rouge is perfect for international visitors to Sydney to enjoy

Sydney Festival 2015 will feature hundreds of world class events and attract visitors from all over the globe. The full 2015 program will be announced on 23 October 2014, however visitors are encouraged to book now to take advantage of great value travel packages and avoid disappointment.

Three packages are on offer:

The Star*

  • One night’s accommodation at luxury hotel, The Darling
  • $50 Food and Beverage credit to enjoy at The Star’s bars, signature restaurants (Balla, Black by Ezard & Sokyo) and Fat Noodle
  • Premium or A Reserve ticket to Tabac Rouge
  • Quote promo code SYDFEST15 (case sensitive) when booking online only. Or call Guest Services 1800 800 830

Visit star.com.au/sydneyfestival.

Accor Packages

Harbour Rocks Hotel — from $224 per person*

  • Overnight accommodation in a Heritage Queen room in Sydney’s historic Rocks area
  • Full Breakfast for served in Scarlett Restaurant
  • A Reserve ticket to Tabac Rouge

Visit www.accorhotels.com/sydneyfestival.

Quay West Suites Sydney – from $270 per person*

  • Overnight accommodation in a 1 bedroom city view suite overlooking beautiful Sydney harbour
  • Breakfast for 2 in Harrington Restaurant
  • Premium ticket to Tabac Rouge

Visit www.accorhotels.com/sydneyfestival.

Tickets for Tabac Rouge are on sale now at www.sydneyfestival.org.au/tabac.

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Tabac Rouge will show at Sydney Festival in a Southern Hemisphere exclusive

*Travel Package Conditions: Subject to availability. Credit Card details required to secure booking. Package prices are per person and are based on 2 guests per package, in queen bedding (Twin bedding available on request directly with the hotel). Packages are pre-paid and non-refundable.  Valid for bookings from 23 August - 12 October 2014 for stays between 09 – 22 January 2015, inclusive. Tabac Rouge tickets valid for performance on the day for which the accommodation is booked only.

About Destination NSW:

Destination NSW is the lead Government agency for the New South Wales (NSW) tourism and major events sectors. Our role is to market Sydney and NSW as one of the world’s premier tourism and major events destinations; to secure major sporting and cultural events; to work in partnership with Business Events Sydney to win major international conventions and incentive travel reward programs; to develop and deliver initiatives that will drive visitor growth throughout the State; to achieve the NSW Government’s goal of doubling overnight visitor expenditure within the State by the year 2020.

From food and wine festivals to surf competitions, world class sporting events to celebrations of arts and culture, New South Wales has an Annual Calendar of Events that celebrates the diverse facets of Australian contemporary life. Sydney is unrivalled in Australia in its capacity to stage exclusive events that have the whole world tuning in. Destination NSW has been at the forefront in creating and winning world-class events that put Sydney on the global front page.

Media contacts:

Corrine Cowlishaw, +61-2-9931-1462, corinne.cowlishaw@dnsw.com.au
Melissa Wilson, +61-2-9931-1156, melissa.wilson@dnsw.com.au  

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