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Thaw

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Friday 14 January from 12pm to 10:30pm Saturday 15 January from 12pm to 10:30pm Sunday 16 January from 12pm to 10:30pm

A colossal block of ice suspended above Sydney Harbour. On it, a woman alone. Isolated on this frozen world, the woman scrambles to protect it from the elements and the industrial crane that seems to toy with them both.

How long will the iceberg last? How long before the system collapses? Her future hangs in the balance. Just like ours.

An embrace of epic scale and iconic location, THAW will stop you in your tracks. This visually arresting work marks a dramatic return to Sydney Festival for globally renowned local company, Legs On The Wall, deliverer of boundary-breaking moments of creative excellence since 1984. Featuring a 2.7 tonne, intricately sculpted block of ice hoisted 20 metres above the Harbour from the foot of Sydney Opera House, a daring, solitary performer and a score by the Alaskan composer Matthew Burtner, THAW addresses humankind’s impact on the planet in a durational performance that’s part art installation, part slow-drip suspense thriller. 

THAW delivers a message on climate change and sustainability you won’t easily forget.

"A true powerhouse of contemporary Australian Theatre"

Legs On The Wall

Co-presented by Sydney Opera House

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All performances will have conditions of viewing adhering to the relevant NSW Government Public Health Orders and health advice. View the latest health advice here.

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