Crescent Moon Bear In this fusion of storytelling and music, Iris Curteis and Alice Jamison explore the Japanese folktale of the Crescent Moon Bear, the story of a woman who seeks to heal her husband by venturing into the mountain wilds to find a special potion. With music from Japanese composer Toru Takemitsu, the performance aims to create a listening experience that combines ancient tales spoken aloud and evocative contemporary classical music. Sydney Philharmonic Choir Rooms, Pier 4, Walsh Bay, Hickson Road. Today, 7pm. Tickets: $15-$30. Bookings online. Sea Celebrations at Barangaroo Last month, the Cutaway, the new cultural precinct at Barangaroo, launched a program of art installations, talks and free performances, Czech & Slovak Film Festival The controversial film Photographer, about the life of polarising Czech contemporary artist Jan Saudek, will open the second annual celebration of Czech and Slovak cinema. Thirty feature films, shorts and documentaries are on the program, including Fair Play, a film about doping in sport set in the 1980s; Milan Cieslar’s comedy Life is Life (Zivot je zivot); and 38, a documentary about the life of the Slovak international hockey player Pavol Demitra, who died in a plane crash.
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