Digital Originals

Digital Originals

Exclusive digital presentations and new commissions from Sydney Opera House. Showcasing new work at the intersection of digital and live performance by iconic artists, emerging voices and diverse local communities, alongside the latest innovations in international and Australian digital art.

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Digital Originals
  • Shortwave: Xanthe Dobbie | Eidolon

    Shortwave is a series of new digital commissions, designed to platform a diverse cross-section of emerging or early career interdisciplinary Australian artists working at the forefront of digital performance.

    Eidolon, 2021
    Xanthe Dobbie
    with original score by Jorde Heys

    Available Free
    Commissio...

  • Outlines: Serwah Attafuah x Soft Centre | Apotheosis

    Apotheosis (2021)
    Serwah Attafuah and SOFT CENTRE with Lydia Kivela & ptwiggs
    Available Free throughout 2021

    A real-time motion capture performance, in which movement artist Lydia Kivela explores a hyper-real 3D environment created by Serwah Attafuah, accompanied by an original score, performed...

  • Outlines: Omelia | R+J RMX

    R+J RMX (2021)
    Omelia
    Available Free throughout 2021

    Technology is now sophisticated enough to write poetry and enter into intelligent dialogue with humans - but what is the role of machines in the creative process? Masters, servants, or just a different set of tools? R+J RMX is a performance wo...

  • Outlines: Royal Shakespeare Company | Dream

    Dream (2021)
    The Royal Shakespeare Company, in collaboration with Manchester International Festival, Marshmallow Laser Feast and Philharmonia Orchestra

    Available free until 31 September 2021

    Inspired by Shakespeare’s A Midsummer Night’s Dream, this online performance from the Royal Shakespeare ...

  • Outlines: Korea National Contemporary Dance Company | Beyond Black

    Beyond Black (2020)
    The Korea National Contemporary Dance Company

    Available Free until 7 August 2021
    AUSTRALIAN PREMIERE

    In Beyond Black, the Korea National Contemporary Dance Company (KNCDC) challenges the fundamental elements of the creative process, by employing artificial intelligence to ch...

  • Shortwave: Eugene Choi | A Burning House

    Shortwave is a series of new digital commissions, designed to platform a diverse cross-section of emerging or early career interdisciplinary Australian artists working at the forefront of digital performance.

    A Burning House, 2021
    Eugene Choi

    Follow the pigeons into the nooks and crannies of th...

  • The Gauntlet | Documentary

    Performed as part of Antidote in 2018, The Gauntlet is a genre-bending performance work, which combines choirs and vocal ensembles, contemporary choreography and site-specific storytelling. In this newly commissioned documentary film, composer Sxip Shirey and choreographer Coco Karol discuss what...

  • UnWrapped: New Works for Film

    New digital works by Roslyn Helper, Anya McKee and Dance Makers Collective, and Victoria Hunt.

    Original digital works created by local independent artists as a part of the Sydney Opera House's Artist and Sector Development Program. The program's digital mentorships support artists to extend thei...

  • Returning - Chapter 1

    12 videos

    Responding to our collective moment in time, Returning offers succinct meditations on the events, experiences and propositions prompted by the pandemic.

    As we navigate our re-entry into the public realm, we have emerged into a world increasingly drained of wonder and physical connection. After ...