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The 2000 Adelaide Festival was held from Friday, March 3 to Sunday, March 19, led by Artistic Director Robyn Archer.

The festival completed Archer’s ambition to program a contrasting pair of events in 1998 and 2000 and invited audiences to embrace the spirit of creativity, to celebrate the new and to investigate the paths taken to arrive at the new.

Festival highlights included Peter Greenaway’s magnificent opera Writing to Vermeer, Japanese company Ishina presenting Mizumachi (The Water City) in an open-air theatre made from recycled materials, Les Ballets C de la B presenting a tribute to Bach in his 250th year with Iets Op Bach, incredible dance with Rosas and Shockheaded Peter reinventing old-fashioned theatre for the 21st century.

Five new Australian works were commissioned especially for the festival and there was a strong regional focus with programs and performances in Port Adelaide, Kangaroo Island, Port Augusta, Tanunda, Renmark, Burra, Streaky Bay and Beachport.