The Weekend Australian - Review - - Out & About -

Swan Lake/Loch na hEala The con­ven­tions of Swan Lake are turned on their heads in the dark, genre-de­fy­ing adap­ta­tion of one of the world’s most fa­mous bal­lets. Ir­ish-Nordic folk mu­sic re­places Tchaikovsky’s score, with con­tem­po­rary dance and tra­di­tional folk­lore set­ting this pro­duc­tion deep in the Ir­ish mid­lands. Loch na hEala fol­lows the plight of four sis­ters, cursed to take the form of birds to pre­vent the ex­po­sure of a heinous crime they wit­ness. Syd­ney Opera House, Ben­ne­long Point. Opens Wed­nes­day, 7pm. Tick­ets: $35-$69.90. Book­ings: (02) 9250 7777 or on­line. Un­til Septem­ber 2. recorded in situ through­out ar­eas of bush­land. Welch cre­ates large-scale pro­jec­tors, gen­er­a­tors, spot­lights and re­search-in­spired ob­jects. A grey shawl acts as the sym­bolic fo­cal point in Wilde­or­ness Land and sits in op­po­si­tion to the en­vi­ron­ment, mourn­ing its de­struc­tion. This ex­hi­bi­tion is part of Car­riage­works’ Syd­ney Con­tem­po­rary art fair. Leg­ends of Rock Since the be­gin­ning of his ca­reer as a rock his­to­rian and pho­tog­ra­pher in 1972, Roger Dil­er­nia has rubbed shoul­ders with iconic fig­ures from Mick Jag­ger to Paul McCart­ney. Leg­ends of Rock dis­plays some of Dil­ner­nia’s pre­vi­ously un­seen im­ages, in­clud­ing pho­to­graphs of Bob Dy­lan, Lou Reed, David Bowie, Bob Mar­ley and Queen in their early years. The Tap Gallery, 259 Ri­ley Street, Surry Hills. In­quiries: 0400 610 440 or on­line. Septem­ber 4-10. Wa­ter Sto­ries With nearly 800 mil­lion peo­ple de­nied ac­cess to safe drink­ing wa­ter, there is no doubt about the globe’s wa­ter cri­sis. Through pow­er­ful im­agery, Mustafah Ab­du­laziz’s pho­to­graphic ex­hi­bi­tion Wa­ter Sto­ries aims to shine a spot­light on this is­sue and prompt di­a­logue around our own wa­ter us­age. There are 70 large­for­mat im­ages in an e out­door dis­play set up on Syd­ney’s Royal Botanic Gar­den wa­ter­front. Royal Botanic Gar­den, Mrs Mac­quar­ies Road, Syd­ney. Daily, 7am-8pm. In­quiries: (02) 9231 8111 or on­line. Un­til Septem­ber 5. this co-pro­duc­tion with Mel­bourne Theatre Com­pany. Wharf Theatre, 4 Hick­son Road, Syd­ney. Tonight, 8pm. Tick­ets: $77-$102. Book­ings: (02) 9250 1777 or on­line. Un­til Oc­to­ber 21. Hir Hir Belvoir Theatre, 25 Belvoir Street, Syd­ney. To­day, 2pm and 8pm. Tick­ets: $37-$72. Book­ings: 1800 423 344. Un­til Septem­ber 10. two of his works fea­tur­ing in the pro­gram as well as new mu­sic by Aus­tralian com­poser Ross Ed­wards. City Recital Hall, 2 An­gel Place, Syd­ney. Tick­ets: $44-$125. Book­ings: 1800 444 444 or on­line. Septem­ber 1-2, 5-6.

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