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This absurdist comedy is a blend of dance, choreographed movement, physical theatre and mime, inspired by the film by the Coen brothers, Barton Fink. This was a fun, family friendly night that was over all too quickly, and definitely proved a big winner with everybody from the youngest to the oldest in the audience alike.
The Adelaide Symphony Orchestra's concertmaster, Natsuko Yoshimoto, has put together a concert of music, mostly written by Japanese composers, featuring Japanese shakuhachi master, Akikaza Nakamura, percussionist, Claire Edwardes, and pianist, Bernadette Harvey.
After several encores, the band bringing Likkle Mai back to the stage to cheers and whistles from the audience, the applause and cries for even more continued until the house lights were turned on, before a mad rush to the foyer to buy CDs before they all went.
With so much unusual instrumentation available the performance was very varied and his appeal was obvious by the enormous applause, calls for encores, and the crowd at the CD sales desk after the show. Watch for his return.
This fascinating and unique performance epitomises what the OzAsia Festival is all about, and demonstrates the importance of this Festival in enabling such work be developed.
James Saunders gives a marvellous performance as Harlow, telling us a great deal about the man behind the research, his failings,insecurities and difficulties with his relationships. Try to catch a performance as this production closes on Saturday.
People will each take away something different and personal from this work, which is Nankivell's intent. Go along and see what you discover and what memories you recall as you watch this terrific work.
This is the world première and this excellent piece will no doubt have many more performances ahead of it, as the enthusiastic audience applause indicated.
The theatre group, My Darling Patricia, has taken Sam Routledge's concept, developed into a script by director, Halcyon Macleod, to present a fascinating piece of theatre, but it only runs until Saturday so you will need to move quickly to get a ticket.
If you do not yet have a ticket then you need to do something about it very quickly, before word gets around and it sells out. This is an exceptional piece of theatre and you should make sure that you see it.
This could not possibly have been anything but a sell out performance with the line-up of guitarists listed to play for this Grand Finale to the Festival.
From the moment that they walked onto the stage at the Space Theatre the Mason Rack Band held the attention of the audience. This was a thoroughly enjoyable evening, by one of Australia’s top bands, for lovers of the blues/rock genre.
This concert was another double bill, with Guitarissimo presenting the first half and the Melbourne Guitar Quartet the second half. The Melbourne Guitar Quartet opened their part of the concert with one of the best known and most loved pieces in the Baroque repertoire, J. S. Bach’s Toccata and Fugue in D minor.
Guitarist/composer, Anthony Garcia, presented a concert of his own works, including several world premieres. Songs from the Divine Wilderness, for guitar and violin, from which the concert took its title, was written especially for himself and Niki Vasilakis to play as a part of this concert.
It was not surprising that this concert, like so many others, was sold out well before the Festival started.
This was a memorable and moving piece that brought the audience into another part of, often overlooked, Australian history and made us aware of yet another group if migrants who have contributed to the identity of this country.
The 2010 OzAsia Festival closes this weekend after two memorable weeks of unique storytelling, cultural collaborations and sharing of ideas through a wide variety of art forms.
This proved to be a highly enjoyable afternoon, with a group of terrific performers, that left the audience smiling and chattering excitedly about the event as they left.
This was a moving and profound evening of dance and a rare opportunity to see this dance style performed. If you can still get a ticket, do so.