Adelaide Festival Centre has lifted the lid on the 2012 OzAsia Festival program, which celebrates India with a number of Indian performances spotlighting the richness of this vibrant country as well as performances and events focusing on Japan, Korea, China, Cambodia, Sri Lanka, Thailand, Vietnam and of course Australia.
Proudly supported by Major Festival Partner Santos, the culturally diverse OzAsia Festival will run from 14 to 30 September and play host to 20 performances and 73 events featuring 300 artists
Australia’s leading Indian musicians will cross cultures and join forces with singer and sitar player Sarangan Sriranganathan and Sydney jazz duo Sandy Evans on saxophone and Brett Hirst on bass in Sandy Evans’ Indian Project at the Space Theatre for one night only on 22 September.
A pivotal night on the State’s cultural calendar, the Moon Lantern Festival will close the Festival on September 30 and will set Elder Park alight with an abundance of magical wonder under a full moon. Festivities will commence from 3pm and run until 8.30pm, featuring a plethora of participating community groups and schools plus special guests this year, the performers from Sunrise Children’s Village. Marvel at the workshops, food and market stalls, diverse performances showcased on the main stage, the vibrant and unforgettable Moon Lantern Parade at dusk followed by the spectacular fireworks finale.
For those wanting to channel their inner Bollywood Dance moves, classes have been tailored to suit various age groups with three workshops throughout the day on 16 September in the Banquet Room.
OzAsia On Screen, in association with the Media Resource Centre, returns with a wide variety of feature films and documentaries encompassing films from Japan, China, Philippines, Thailand, Hong Kong, France/Cambodia, Laos, Korea and Indonesia. The Festival’s screen component also includes a dedicated India on Screen program. To complement the film program, Adelaide Festival Centre’s GreenRoom program presents the Guru Short Film Competition, supporting young, emerging talent in a fun night of screening at the Mercury Cinema, 16 September.