The Sydney Opera House’s programming for Kids and Families is all about inspiring the next generation, from Babies Proms, Creative Play and high art for the young at heart to ground-breaking digital excursions that take the magic of Bennelong Point to children everywhere.
The giant inflatable labyrinth, EXXOPOLIS, was created by Architects of Air Luminaria. The tunnels and domes are awash with kaleidoscopic coloured lights, altering (or distorting) the experience of these liquid spaces that span 53 metres in length by nearly nine metres in height, almost the entirety of the Opera House Forecourt.
Honey Spot is a play about the power of friendship to bring worlds and cultures together. First staged in Western Australia in 1985 during the emerging movement supporting white Australia's reconciliation with Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people, it presents an optimistic, funny and moving story about surmounting racial differences and prejudices.
One of playwright and Indigenous rights campaigner Jack Davis’s most celebrated theatrical works, Honey Spot was given new life in 2012 by the highly acclaimed Yirra Yaakin Theatre Company.
A young girl makes friends with the new boy at school. Peggy is a budding dancer and daughter of the local forest ranger. Tim lives in a forestry-owned house and dances to the rhythm of his cousin’s didgeridoo. As their friendship grows, Tim agrees to help Peggy create a dance piece for the ballet scholarship competition – together, they blend the earthy feel of traditional Noongar dance and the fluid grace of classical ballet.
Created by Sam Doust and the
Sydney Opera House GCI Team