OzAsia festival has just announced its brand-new programs for 2021, including writing and ideas and a comedy night.
A love-letter from a mother to a daughter, and a journey into women's experience of war
The Australian premiere of Abhishek Thapar’s My Home At The Intersection was an insightful and compelling inclusion for the 2019 OzAsia Festival.
Based on the Sumerian epic, an ageing Gilgamesh looks back on the most violent episode of his life, when he and Enkidu journey to the great Cedar Forest and proceed to destroy it.
The passing of the great Muhammad Ali affected the world in many ways, none more so than Australian-born rapper, poet and author, Omar Musa.
Bars can be many things, but at their best they’re places to meet old friends and discover new ones, to exchange ideas and let your hair down. The teahouses of the Arabic world fulfil some of these functions but the closest equivalent is a belly dancing performance. Lebanon, historically the most westernised Arab country, is party to both traditions. And thanks to Shik Shak Shok, Adelaide was able to experience that fusion for one night.
Kuro Tanino has dedicated himself to “transcending the conventions of theatre through performance in unconventional spaces”. And like his previous OzAsia show The Dark Inn, The Dark Master does this while populating a surreal world with characters bearing supernatural overtones.
Kantemir Balakirev's Cannes award-winning examination of the after-math of war
Stuck in the Narrowest Path is an immersive experience of physical theatre, taking its audience on a somewhat violent, uniquely located and sometimes humorous journey through the behind-the-scenes rooms of the Adelaide Festival Centre.
A glorious celebration of people, culture and connection.
Vessel seems to operate in an entirely different medium to the often frenetic world of contemporary dance. It’s a work that requires patience to appreciate, but the rewards are ample.
A play of epic proportions, The Village tells the historic 50-year story of families displaced by the Chinese Communist Revolution. It is an emotional tale that emphasises the importance of family and the changing concept of ‘home’.
Cuckoo is one of three theatre productions in Jaha Koo’s Hamartia Trilogy. All three productions are similarly themed with the main focus being to theatrically communicate how major external events affect the social and interpersonal climate within which one grows up.
Bright colours, flashing lights, flying balloons, bouncing cheerleading pom-poms, large soft toys, outrageous makeup and more! Totes Adorbs ❤ Hurricane is a vibrant, in-your-face theatrical experience that brings the zaniness of Japan to the very lap of Adelaide audiences, but be prepared – you will get wet!
Singer and composer, Susheela Raman defies categorization. Her work is ethereal, with touches of contemporary jazz, balladeering, poetry and rock. It is both worldly and other-worldly.
In its Australian premiere What The Day Owes To The Night is a breathtaking display of talent in a way that makes you feel mesmerized by its beauty but also taken aback by the sheer powerfulness of the performance.
£¥€$ (LIES) presents an exciting, mysterious and entertaining way to learn about the confusing world of banking and international markets by allowing its audience to take on the responsibilities of those who pull the strings in this unfamiliar world.
The Silk Road is the name given to the old trading routes which connected Western Europe with the Far East. Taking in such modern-day countries as Iran, Turkmenistan and Nepal, the route was marked by caravanserai: resting and meeting places for weary travellers.
Techno Circus is a modern version of shadow puppetry that has evolved to incorporate new technologies and staging abilities to produce a multi-layered, sophisticated spectacle.
18th century Englishmen communicate via smartphone, a character appears before he is born and the very existence of another is called into question. To say that Light is an ambitious undertaking is to state the obvious.