This year’s first Festival UnWrapped features five critically acclaimed works:
Yma Sumac: The Peruvian Songbird.
Ali McGregor brings to life the fascinating story and exquisite music of legendary Peruvian soprano, Yma Sumac, famous for her five-octave range, mambo and exotica albums, and larger-than-life personality.
A journey into the life stories, family and culture of Torres Strait Island dancer, comic, teacher, TV star and sometime guitarist, Ghenoa Gela, My Urrwai explores the interplay of political, social and colonial expectations that Gela dances with daily. Read our review here.
Trailblazing performance artist and photographer William Yang traces the effervescent history of Sydney’s iconic queer underground party scene accompanied by live music from celebrated DJs Stereogamous.
Armed with humour and first-hand experience, charismatic ex-funeral director Scott Turnbull and artist and creator Lara Thoms disclose and demystify the macabre and sometimes playful elements of the ‘death industry’.
Created by PYT Fairfield, Playlist explores the state of feminisms through pop culture and music while drawing on the lives and perspectives of five young performers from Western Sydney.