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Meeting with Bodhisattva
Kamahl: My Music, My Life
10 T’ang Quartet 11 Fight the Landlord 12 Moon Lantern Festival 14 Heart to Heart 15 Not According to Plan 16 OzAsia on Page 16 Stories Then and Now
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17 Eyes on Asia – The Australian Media’s Blind Spot
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18 Parah 19 Super Everything 20 A Mouth-watering Journey 21 Kimchi Fun Days 22 Three Weddings and a Cook 23 Pasar Malam 24 Extreme Jump! 26 OzAsia on Screen 28 Asia Pacific Screen Awards 30 Satyajit Ray remastered 32 Urban-utan 33 SOUTH (south) EAST 33 Does China have better ethnic policies than the USA and India? 34 Made in China, Australia 36 My Beautiful Cha Chaan Teng 36 The Visionary Lights 37 Slumbering Tiger Awakens 38 The Art of Asia 38 Paradise on Earth 39 Stairway to Heaven: Art from the Himalayas 39 Noble Shadows: Ancestral Art of Indonesia and Australia 40 Rimbun Dahan 40 Talking History – Forgotten Connections
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Jacinta Thompson FESTIVAL DIRECTOR, OZASIA FESTIVAL
The Malay Tiger, the national animal of Malaysia and our country of focus in 2013, holds high symbolic importance. With virtues of bravery, strength and regality, the spirit of this powerful symbol, locally known as Harimau, is ever-present amongst Malaysian culture and folklore. These virtues are present in our two exclusive world premieres: Australian-Japanese-Indonesian collaboration Heart to Heart, a cross-cultural intersection of poetry and music through time and place and Not According to Plan by Leigh Warren Dance, an Australian-Malaysian-VietnameseTaiwanese performance told powerfully through dance, music, design and writing. Numerous exclusive Australian premieres allow further exploration of the diversity of our neighbouring cultures in a variety of art forms: Malaysian artists Yuna and Guba grace us with their unique voices; Meeting with Bodhisattva offers spiritual drumming and movement from Taiwan; Ontosoroh is an Australian-Indonesian contemporary dance and Javanese music collaboration; Super Everything is a pioneering live music cinema
performance collaboration between UK and Malaysia; Yegam Theatre Company return to Australia for an energetic performance of Extreme Jump; and we are honoured to have our velvet-voiced national icon Kamahl join us this year. Exhibitions offer a window into the work and impact of Australian Asian artists; OzAsia On Screen brings us nearer to our neighbours through film; and this year we introduce OzAsia on Page, a new literary component. Experience the culinary and ceremonial customs of Malay, Indian and Chinese weddings with Poh Ling Yeow (from Poh’s kitchen) and enjoy the cooking delights of award winning chefs Chung Jae Lee and Cheong Liew; spoil your senses at our Penang night market Pasar Malam; feed your mind at the Hawke Centre Keynote and Confucius Institute lectures; and immerse yourself in the celebrations of our magical Moon Lantern Festival. Together with artists, communities, cultural partners and sponsors, I look forward to sharing our unique Festival with you in September.
Jay Weatherill PREMIER OF SOUTH AUSTRALIA, MINISTER FOR THE ARTS The OzAsia Festival is a uniquely South Australian event. Since it began in 2007, it has been an outstandingly successful vehicle for celebrating and enjoying the rich artistic and cultural traditions of Asia, and the increasingly strong linkages with Australian culture. OzAsia 2013 again brings a wide range of offerings from our region, in theatre, dance, film, and literature – traditional and contemporary. This year, the special focus of the festival is Malaysia, and one of the
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results is that the Festival will be presenting two of Malaysia’s leading pop stars, Yuna and Guba. As ever, there will also be OzAsia’s free public centrepiece, the Moon Lantern festival in Elder Park, to mark the 15th day of the lunar month. I encourage you to make the most of what you will find on offer in this program. The festival is there to enjoy, but it is also a source of pride for all of us. Its importance to our future relationships in our region cannot be exaggerated.
PATRON, OZASIA FESTIVAL LIEUTENANT GOVERNOR, SA CHAIRMAN, SOUTH AUSTRALIAN MULTICULTURAL AND ETHNIC AFFAIRS COMMISSION
I’ve been fortunate and greatly honoured to be the Patron of this unique Australian festival. The OzAsia festival is opening the hearts and minds of all South Australia to the rich and diverse cultures and arts of Asia. OzAsia is a celebration of the cultural diversity of Asia, and has become a much loved and important part of our cultural calendar. It provides an exciting forum for South Australians to enjoy the richness of the arts and culture of the most exciting region in the world.
This year the OzAsia festival focuses on Malaysia. Strong cultural influences from China and India have combined with Malay culture over centuries to produce something truly fascinating and unique. I urge you to bring your family and friends to delight in the spectacular range of events on offer. Malaysia is one of our closest neighbours, and I believe this year’s OzAsia Festival will bring us even closer together.
CEO & ARTISTIC DIRECTOR, ADELAIDE FESTIVAL CENTRE
Now in its seventh year, the OzAsia Festival continues to grow and be acknowledged as our country’s preeminent Asian/Australian cultural engagement event. This Festival is part of our overall positioning of the Adelaide Festival Centre as a national hub for ongoing Asian/Australian cultural collaboration.
I also take this opportunity to acknowledge and thank everyone involved in this Festival: artists, staff, sponsors, presenting partners, community groups and audiences. It is through this joint effort that we give momentum and life to this significant cultural initiative, now and the decades ahead.
Australian Premiere and Exclusive
Gabriel Robert Rawantas, fondly and more commonly known as Guba, is an alternativefolk singer songwriter from Malaysia, who verges into soft indie pop. Following the release of his debut album in 2012 this rising star is on his first visit to Australia and is set to wow Adelaide audiences with his chilled out style, soothing guitar, smooth vocals and heartfelt lyrics. He will charge into the hearts and song books of music lovers, all thatâ€™s left for you to do is to take up the open invitation to be moved by his music.
Enjoy a night of soft indie pop music, Malaysian-style.
13 â€“ 14 SEPTEMBER Space Theatre Friday & Saturday 7pm Adult $40 Concession $36 Groups 6 + $36 GreenRoom $20 FESTIVAL SUBSCRIPTION Adult $36 Concession $32 SPECIAL OFFER: Yuna & Guba Adult (both) $70 Concession (both) $62 GreenRoom (both) $40 Cabaret style seating Duration: 1hr 15mins (no interval) Suitable: 14 + years
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“IT’S HARD NOT TO IMMEDIATELY FALL IN LOVE WITH MALAYSIAN SINGER-SONGWRITER YUNA” ROLLING STONE
Internationally praised Malaysian-born, LA-based songstress Yuna brings her sweet vocals to this Australian Premiere and exclusive performance. After becoming a star in Malaysia, Yuna was signed to a record deal in the US on the strength of her playful, folk-pop tunes that bring to mind the best of Feist, Lianne La Havas, and fellow countrywoman Zee Avi. Nominated as one of MTV Iggy’s Best New Bands in the World she has played all around the globe and worked with well-known producer
Pharrell Williams. Her self-titled debut album arrived in 2012. That year she shared the Lollapalooza stage with the likes of Florence + the Machine, Jack White and Childish Gambino. In 2013 she performed vocals on Shine Your Way on The Croods soundtrack and in May she released Sixth Street, her first release on Verve records – the American jazz label also home to artists Andrea Bocelli, Carla Bruni and Diana Krall.
“WHEN I MET YUNA AND LISTENED TO HER MUSIC… IT WAS THAT SPECIAL THING WHEN YOU HEAR SOMETHING COMPLETELY DIFFERENT TO WHAT YOU EXPECT. EVERY TIME SHE SINGS YOU ARE LOCKED IN…” PHARRELL WILLIAMS, MUSIC PRODUCER
13 – 14 SEPTEMBER Space Theatre Friday & Saturday 9.15pm Adult $40 Concession $36 Groups 6 + $36 GreenRoom $20 FESTIVAL SUBSCRIPTION Adult $36 Concession $32 SPECIAL OFFER: Yuna & Guba Adult (both) $70 Concession (both) $62 GreenRoom (both) $40 Cabaret style seating Duration: 1hr 10mins (no interval) Suitable: 14 + years yunamusic.com
Australian Premiere and Exclusive
“A GREAT AND COMPLEX BEAUTY TO THE DRUMMING, SOUNDS AND SILENCE…” THE NEW YORK TIMES
“...THEIR BODIES ACT OUT A LANGUAGE BOTH RELIGIOUS AND ARTISTIC, AS THE DRUMS AND GONGS RATTLE THE HEARTS OF THE AUDIENCE.” TAIWAN REVIEW
Meeting with Bodhisattva Sixteen drummers slice through the air, striking their instruments with impossible precision. Their mantra is silent yet clear: rid the mind of impurity, relinquish the dualism that divides thought and act and become the drum. It’s age-old Buddhist insight remade in rhythm in Meeting with Bodhisattva, U-Theatre’s work devoted to the God of Wisdom.
U-T HE AT R E
Under the direction of Liu Ruo-Yu and music director Huang Chih-Chun, Taiwan’s most revered theatre troupe breaks from its own rigorous training high on Laochuan Mountain to offer up, and to embody, this immensely physical tale of the search for inner calm amid chaos. Through an enlightening whirlwind of athletic drumming, martial arts, Buddhist chanting, and sacred dance, Meeting with Bodhisattva tells of one man’s chance encounter with a deity, whose only way to wisdom is through letting go.
Spirituality through divine drumming and movement.
13 – 14 SEPTEMBER Her Majesty’s Theatre Friday & Saturday 7.30pm
“A SYNTHESIS OF THEATRE, PERCUSSION, MARTIAL ARTS AND MEDITATION…” THE TIMES, LONDON
Adult $50 Concession $45 Child $25 Groups 6+ $45 Family (2 + 2) $137.40 Additional child $12.50 GreenRoom $25 FESTIVAL SUBSCRIPTION Adult $45 Concession $40 Duration: 1hr 15mins (no interval) Suitable: 7 + years
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My Music, My Life
Over 50 years as an entertainer, Kamahl has become a much loved Australian icon. He has performed regularly on some of Australia’s most loved TV shows including Hey, Hey It’s Saturday and The Midday Show. Kamahl’s dedication to his craft has seen him release 20 albums and sold 10 million. He also recently produced an inspiring rendition of the Gettysburg Address for Barrack Obama.
A Member of the Order of Australia, Kamahl was born in Malaysia but moved to Adelaide, Australia in 1953 as a young schoolboy. His life story reflects the cultural diversity, vitality and boundless potential of Australia and the OzAsia Festival is honoured to present Kamahl in the 2013 program.
28 SEPTEMBER Her Majesty’s Theatre Saturday 5pm Adult $40 Concession $36 Groups 6 + $36 FESTIVAL SUBSCRIPTION Adult $36 Concession $32 Duration: 1hr 30mins (inc interval) Suitable: All ages kamahl.com
SPEND AN EVENING WITH VELVET VOICED NATIONAL ICON, KAMAHL
AN I N DONES IA N-AUSTRA LIAN CO L L AB O R AT IO N BETW EEN A D E S UHA RTO & P E N I CAN D R A R IN I
A new collaboration from the next generation of theatre makers in Australia and Indonesia. Following her first full-length dance work at OzAsia Festival in 2011, Australian dancer/ choreographer Ade Suharto takes to the stage with Peni Candra Rini, a captivating vocalist and composer leading the next-generation of Indonesian music culture. Together the two artists reimagine Nyai Ontosoroh, the visionary and heroic female lead in Pramoedya Ananta Toer’s iconic Indonesian literary classic This Earth of Mankind. This original new dance performance explores themes of feminine strength and rebellion through dance with live music.
Sharing the stage with some of Indonesia’s brightest musical talents: percussionist Plenthe, gendèr player Iswanto and Prisha Bashori Musthofa on violin, Ontosoroh explores memories of becoming, of struggle and of freedom. This is an Asialink Project supported by Arts SA and the AustraliaIndonesia Institute.
Dance and contemporary Javanese music
Australian Premiere and Exclusive 16 – 17 SEPTEMBER Space Theatre Monday & Tuesday 7.30pm Adult $35 Concession $30 Groups 6+ $30 GreenRoom $19.95 FESTIVAL SUBSCRIPTION Adult $30 Concession $25 Duration: 1hr (no interval) Suitable: 7 + years Performed in Javanese Photo: Arief Budianto
This project has been assisted by Arts SA and the Australian Government through the Australia Council, its arts funding and advisory body.
T’ang Quartet “THIS ENSEMBLE IS OUTSTANDING. UNANIMITY OF ATTACK IS UNCANNY, AND INTONATION AND INTERNAL BALANCE BOTH IMPRESS GREATLY. THESE ARE PLAINLY MINDS WHICH SHARE A WAVELENGTH.” THE EVENING STANDARD
T’ang Quartet is known for many things: groundbreaking, cutting-edge and artistically impeccable. Underlying that patina of acclaim is a lot of hard work. Constant innovation, steady reinvention and regular updates are the name of the game for the T’ang Quartet. For the past 20 years, the group’s musical dexterity has surprised and delighted audiences in Singapore and the rest of the world. In their premiere performance at the OzAsia Festival, you will be delighted by their program; an artful blend of East and West, seamlessly reinterpreting
classical work for contemporary fans while appealing to traditional audiences. Featuring compositions from Franghiz Ali-zadeh, Hu Xiao Ou, Kelly Tang and Elena Kats-Chernin. A playful reference to the last names of the group’s members, ‘T’ang’ also symbolises the golden age of cultural expression in the Tang Dynasty, an acknowledgement of their Asian roots.
18 SEPTEMBER Space Theatre Wednesday 7.30pm Adult $40 Concession $36 Groups 6+ $36 GreenRoom $20 FESTIVAL SUBSCRIPTION Adult $36 Concession $32 Duration: 1hr 10mins (no interval) Suitable: 12 + years Photo: Ronald Leong
Ang Chek Meng, Leslie Tan, Ng Yu-Ying and Lionel Tan
A D E LAI D E F E S TIVA L CENTRE, BRISBA NE FES TI VA L A N D C A RRI AG EWORK S P RES EN T
Fight the Landlord A clever and comical performance that looks at serious issues that impact our everyday lives.
Performed in the round on Her Majesty’s Theatre stage and set around a card table amongst a forest of plastic trees, three girls dressed as pandas start a game of Fight the Landlord. Over the card table they talk celebrity gossip, property prices and divorce rates, living off their parents, babies, love affairs, pay rises, luxury goods and 3D films. In this international collaboration between Ireland’s Pan Pan Theatre and Beijing’s Square Moon Culture emerges a new generation of contemporary theatre that examines life in China in a time of constant change. Pan Pan Theatre and Beijing Square Moon Culture Ltd Text by Sun Yue Directed by Gavin Quinn Designed by Aedin Cosgrove and Gao Yiguang Produced by Zhaohui Wang Performed by Sun Yue, Wang Jinglei and Zhu Yutong
“FIGHT THE LANDLORD FINDS A PRESENT DAY VOICE FOR INDIVIDUAL CONSCIENCE.” THE NEW YORK TIMES
17 – 18 SEPTEMBER Her Majesty’s Theatre Tuesday 11am & 7.30pm Wednesday 7.30pm Adult $40 Concession $36 Groups 6+ $36 GreenRoom $20 STix (see page 46) $12 FESTIVAL SUBSCRIPTION Adult $36 Concession $32 Duration: 60mins (no interval) Suitable: 13 + years Performed in Mandarin with English surtitles. WARNING: This performance is not wheelchair accessible.
FREE FAM ILY E V E N T
Moon Lantern Festival
Come together with friends and family under a full moon and experience the beauty and wonder of the Moon Lantern Festival, a pinnacle event on the State’s cultural calendar! Stemming from Asian mid-Autumn harvest festivities, Adelaide Festival Centre’s OzAsia Festival has adapted the event to embrace all cultures, celebrating the diverse nation Australia has become. This much-anticipated community gathering attracts thousands of festival-goers, boasting diverse performances by local groups and
schools, workshops and delectable food and market stalls. Marvel at the Moon Lantern Parade at sunset followed by the spectacular fireworks display. Our media partner, ABC 891 will be broadcasting live from the event. Tune in or visit them on site and participate in the OzAsia Festival community art activity.
19 SEPTEMBER Elder Park Thursday 3pm – 8.30pm
Suitable: All ages
Arts SA Department for Education and Child Development Multicultural SA
Photos: Franklin Yao, 2012
FREE Family Event
GATHER WITH FAMILY AND FRIENDS TO CELEBRATE UNDER THE FULL MOON
Participating schools Flinders Park Primary School Highgate Primary Kirinari Community School Largs Bay Primary School Magill School Pedare Christian College SA School for Vision Impaired St Aloysius College St Jakobi Lutheran School St Michael’s Lutheran Primary School Walkerville Primary School Westminster School Schools participate in the Moon Lantern Festival as part of their cross curriculum Studies of Asia and Australia’s Engagement with Asia
Participating Community Groups Adelaide Chinese Dance Academy Adelaide Indian Cultural Society Adelaide Indonesian Angklung Adelaide Indonesian Community Adelaide Islamic Study Club Adelaide Sri Lanka Buddhist Vihara Adelaide Tamil Association Inc Alola South Australia Asian Women Consultative Council Australia Japan Association Bangladesh Australia Society of SA Inc Chinese Art School of SA Chinese Association of South Australia Inc Chinese Welfare Services of SA Inc Flinders Living
Filipino Settlement Coordinating Council of South Australia Fusion Beats Bollywood Guru Nanak Society of Australia Hokushin Iaido Kalalaya Lac Viet Scout Group Lam Son Martial Arts Academy Lee’s Taekwondo Academy Literature & Arts Association Inc. Long Hoa Buddhist Youth Association Mudra Dance Academy Overseas Chinese Association Rindang SA Zhu Lin Buddhist Association
Sampaguita Dance Group Inc Sawdee Thai Taste School of Chinese Music & Arts Sobukan Martial Arts/Japanese Community School Karate-bu Sri Lankan Community Tangy Tandoori/Club India International Temple Of Fine Arts Adelaide Thai Students & Thai Community in SA Quan Am (Avalokitesvara) Buddhist Association Inc Vietnamese Community in Australia/SA Chapter Inc. Wat Khmer Santipheap Association of SA Inc Zimmi Bollywood Dance Academy
H H eart to eart
MUS IC COM P O SE D B Y DAV ID KOT LOW Y, P ERF ORMED BY D UO TRYST E R O, K AT E M ACFAR L AN E , GAM E L AN IN SIT U
Koko ni kohito ¯, kimi to ware miru / Face à face, l’amant et le bien-aimè THE LOVERS, FACE TO FACE, THE LOVER AND THE BELOVED
World Premiere and Exclusive
Be transported to other times and places in Heart to Heart, a cross-cultural intersection of poetry and music.
and sonorities of the Japanese biwa and koto. Superbly performed by Duo Trystero – tenor Robert Macfarlane and guitarist Alex Tsiboulski.
Australian composer David Kotlowy’s two sensual song-cycles celebrate love, loss and passion in verses from Ancient Japan to Modern Indonesia.
Lagu Cinta (Love Songs) is a contemporary reinvention of traditional Indonesian art-forms. It brings together the gamelan’s distinctive sonorities and the love poems of Sitok Srengenge, one of Indonesia’s most acclaimed living poets. The songs are a dynamic union of rhythm, melody and harmony, beautifully performed by soprano Kate Macfarlane, tenor Robert Macfarlane, and Gamelan In Situ.
Koibitotachi (The Lovers) is inspired by the Japanese tanka poetic form, imagining a correspondence between a Japanese woman and a French man. The multicultural dialogue of the text, French and Japanese, is reflected in references to French composers who were themselves influenced by the East,
Convergence of cultures, poetry and music. 22 SEPTEMBER Space Theatre Sunday 4pm Adult $35 Concession $30 Groups 6 + $30 GreenRoom $19.95 FESTIVAL SUBSCRIPTION Adult $30 Concession $25 Duration: 1hr 35mins (15min interval) Suitable: 10 + years Performed in Japanese, French, and Indonesian
Artwork by Jumaadi
AD E LAI D E F E S TI VAL CENTRE A ND LEIGH WA RREN DA N C E P RES EN T
When any life begins there is no guarantee that it will go according to plan. Not According to Plan is a rhapsodic adventure that charts the life of Xiao Xiong Zhang and our responses to his journey; his tenacity, his courage and his transformation from a student of Chinese history in Beijing to a dancer, photographer, choreographer and calligrapher. From a life of unimaginable isolation into one of a worldwide dance family. Created by a team of artists who all have inspiring success stories of talent and dedication in triumph over the challenges that life has dealt them. Choreographer: Leigh Warren Set concept and construction: Khai Liew Garment concept and construction: Alistair Trung Musician and Poet: Jerome Kugan
An extraordinary meeting of dance, music, design and writing
World Premiere and Exclusive 20 â€“ 21 SEPTEMBER Space Theatre Friday 7.30pm Saturday 1.30pm & 7.30pm Adult $45 Concession $40 Groups 6 + $40 GreenRoom $22.50 FESTIVAL SUBSCRIPTION Adult $40 Concession $36 Duration: 60mins (no interval) Suitable: 12 + years
AD E LAI D E F ESTIVA L CENTRE IN A SSOCIAT I ON W I TH THE U N I V ERS I TY OF S OU TH A U S TRA L I A P RES EN T S
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A S PART OF OUR NEW LITERATURE SE R IE S JO IN U S IN L IST E N IN G TO SIG N IFIC A NT A ND CONTEMPORA RY ASIAN AN D AU ST R AL IAN VO ICE S
SATURDAY 21 SEPTEMBER
SUNDAY 22ND SEPTEMBER
12noon – 1pm Lyrics
12noon – 1pm Lyrics
WOMEN, IDENTITY AND UNIVERSAL THEMES
DIALOGUE BETWEEN INDONESIAN WRITERS AND MEMBERS OF THE INTERNATIONAL CENTRE FOR MUSLIM AND NON-MUSLIM UNDERSTANDING
OzAsia Festival and Ubud Writers & Readers Festival present
Facilitator: Janet DeNeefe (Festival Director and Founder, Ubud Writers & Readers Festival) Writers: Sonia Piscayanti (Indonesia), Oka Rusmini (Indonesia), Carina Hoang (Australia)
1.30pm – 2.30pm Lyrics
IN CONVERSATION WITH ROBIN DE CRESPIGNY, AUTHOR OF THE PEOPLE SMUGGLER
IN CONVERSATION WITH CARINA HOANG, AUTHOR OF BOAT PEOPLE
OzAsia Festival and Ubud Writers & Readers Festival present
Facilitator: Elizabeth Ho (Director Hawke Centre UniSA) Writer: Robin de Crespigny (Australia)
Facilitator: Janet DeNeefe (Festival Director and Founder, Ubud Writers & Readers Festival) Writer: Carina Hoang (Australia)
3pm – 4pm Lyrics
3pm – 4pm Lyrics
THE ROLE OF ASIAN AUSTRALIANS IN THE DEBATE ABOUT AUSTRALIA’S PLACE IN THE ASIAN CENTURY Facilitator: Annette Shun Wah Panel: Professor Jacqueline Lo – Professor and Director of the ANU Centre for European Studies, ANU College of Arts and Social Sciences Professor Ien Ang – Professor of Cultural Studies at the Centre for Cultural Research at the University of Western Sydney Tim Soutphommasane – Frenchborn Laotian Chinese Australian academic, political philosopher, social commentator, writer, and columnist
4.30pm – 5.30pm Lyrics
FOOD FOR THOUGHT – STORIES OF FAMILY, SECRET RECIPES AND LOVE Facilitator: Elizabeth Ho (Director, Hawke Centre UniSA ) Writers: Janet DeNeefe (Indonesia), Cheong Liew (Australia), Annette Shun Wah (Australia)
Stories Then and Now is a powerful new theatre work that traces five personal journeys of contemporary Asian Australians.
Facilitator: Professor Pal Ahluwalia Writers: Professor AbdouMaliq Simone, Dr Nahid Kabir, Oka Rusmini and Sonia Piscayanti
1.30pm – 2.30pm Lyrics
OzAsia Festival and Ubud Writers & Readers Festival present
OzAsia Festival and University of South Australia present
Stories Then and Now
QUEER LITERATURE – ASIAN MEN SPEAK OUT! Facilitator: Amsalan Doraisingam (Theatre Producer – Malaysia) Panel: Alfian Sa’at (Singapore), Jerome Kugan (Malaysia) and Benjamin Law (Australia)
PERFORMANCES SATURDAY 21 SEPTEMBER 7.30pm Space Theatre NOT ACCORDING TO PLAN featuring Jerome Kugan (page 15) 7.30pm Her Majesty’s Theatre PARAH Written by Alfian Sa’at (page 18) SUNDAY 22 SEPTEMBER 4pm Space Theatre HEART TO HEART (page 14)
FREE ADMISSION Performances ticketed Please go to ozasiafestival.com.au for further information
A profoundly moving, funny, surprising and provocative experience These original stories take us from historical conflict zones in China, Indonesia, Korea and Sri Lanka, via tumultuous and surprising twists and turns to present day lives. The narratives cover a diverse range of life experiences, from a daring escape by fishing boat, to a grand arrival by cruise ship; from exile on a labour farm to the gruelling dance routines at Shanghai’s first burlesque club; and from a Chinese marriage market to an Australian queer wedding. The scripts have been developed by the individual cast members in collaboration with the directors, and they are accompanied by photographs from family archives, giving audiences a rare glimpse into private lives. Directed by acclaimed photographer and storyteller William Yang and respected media figure and writer Annette Shun Wah.
22 SEPTEMBER Banquet Room Sunday 4.30pm Adult $25 Concession $20 Groups 6 + $20 GreenRoom $13 FESTIVAL SUBSCRIPTION Adult $20 Concession $15 Duration: 1hr 20mins (no interval) Suitable: 16 + years
AD E LAI D E FESTIVA L CENTR E A ND THE BOB HAW K E P RI M E M I N I S TERI A L C EN TRE AT U N I S A P RES EN T
Eyes on Asia
TH E AUSTRALIA N MEDIA’S B LIND SP OT KEYNOTE LECTURE : JA NE H UTCH EON
The Federal government’s White Paper Australia in the Asian Century is an aspirational document that has outlined the possibilities for economic, cultural and linguistic growth if Australia was to embrace the goal of greater integration and engagement with Asia. Since returning from overseas to join the ABC News in 2010, and in the wake of the White Paper, highly experienced international journalist Jane Hutcheon has occupied a unique vantage point from which to see the ebbs and flows of recent media coverage of Asia.
According to Jane Hutcheon, Australia’s media covers Asia when it wants to. While widely reported, the themes of the White Paper seem to have largely been ignored. Few mainstream media organisations make it a goal to cover Asia comprehensively. It is a selective approach which is often down to individual journalists and the weight they carry. Born in Hong Kong, Jane has been a prominent media figure in Australia with many international assignments during her career. As a former correspondent and ABC News anchor, Jane has observed the workings of the Australian media for more than twenty years. In this provocative discussion, Jane will reflect on the attitudes and issues holding back wider engagement.
BIOGRAPHY: Jane Hutcheon is a journalist with ABC News. She presents the interview program One Plus One as well as The World on the ABC’s news channel, ABC News 24, which launched in July 2010. She is the author of From Rice to Riches. Jane was an international television correspondent based in China, the Middle East and Europe for more than a decade. She has covered events including the Hong Kong Handover (1997), IsraeliPalestinian conflict (2000), the aftermath of the Iraq invasion (2003-2005), The London Bombings (2005), Hurricane Katrina (2005), and the IsraeliLebanon War (2006). Apart from her experience as a presenter and a correspondent, she has developed a reputation as an incisive interviewer, building One Plus One into a solid addition to the rolling news coverage on the ABC’s news channel.
18 SEPTEMBER Banquet Room Wednesday 6pm Register online at hawkecentre.unisa.edu.au or RSVP by phone 8302 0215
Duration: 1hr (no interval) Suitable: 15 + years
THE I NSTA NT CA FÉ THEATRE CO M PAN Y
Pariah [puh-rahy-uh] noun 1. An outcast. 2. Any person or animal that is generally despised or avoided. 3. A member of a low caste in southern India and Burma. Does a word really have the power to change the course of a friendship? Funny, provocative and moving, Parah asks urgent questions about love, home and belonging.
Four friends, who could be the poster children of 1Malaysia, start questioning their history and identity after discovering a page of their assigned reading, Interlok, has been ripped out. Upon investigating the source of this seemingly innocent act, they unearth a layer of politics that begins to strain their relationships. Perhaps the racial gap in today’s Malaysia is much wider than they thought. Written by Alfian Sa’at Directed by Jo Kukathas.
Does a word really have the power to shape reality and change the course of a friendship?
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“THE PERFECT MIX OF FUNNY, ENGAGING AND INSTRUCTIVE THEATRE.” Australian Stage Online
“PADUAN SEMPURNA DARIPADA TEATER LUCU, MENARIK DAN INSTRUKTIF.” Teater Australia Dalam Talian
20 – 24 SEPTEMBER Her Majesty’s Theatre Friday & Saturday 7.30pm Monday & Tuesday 11am followed by post show Q&A Adult $40 Concession $36 Child $20 Groups 6 + $36 GreenRoom $19.95 STix (see page 46) $12 FESTIVAL SUBSCRIPTION Adult $36 Concession $32 Duration: 1hr 30mins (no interval) Suitable: 13 + years Performed in Bahasa Malaysia with English surtitles.
THE LIG H T S U RG E O NS F E AT URING NG C H O R G UA N, HAN DS PE RC U S S IO N A ND RH Y T H M IN B RO NZ E
“Who am I? Where did you come from? What is your story? Is the whole world becoming one small global village?” Super Everything is a new performance exploring the relationship between identity, ritual and place across the landscape of Malaysia.
Pioneering live music and cinema performance
UK’s leading audio-visual artists The Light Surgeons have collaborated with artists and musicians across Malaysia to create a unique live cinema experience incorporating multiple projections and live music. Filmed on location across Peninsular Malaysia, Super Everything is a kaleidoscopic portrait of the diverse cultural landscape of Malaysia. Juxtaposing tradition and modernity, Super Everything layers together stunning documentary footage and motion graphics with an original live electronic musical score featuring from Malaysia Ng Chor Guan, Hands Percussion and Rhythm in Bronze.
25 – 28 SEPTEMBER Space Theatre Wednesday 11am followed by post show Q&A Thursday to Saturday 8pm Adult Concession Child Groups 6+ Family 2 + 2 Additional child GreenRoom STix (see page 46)
$35 $30 $20 $30 $100 $10 $19.95 $10
FESTIVAL SUBSCRIPTION Adult $30 Concession $25 Duration: 1hr (no interval) Suitable: 10 + years
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A DELA IDE FESTI VA L C EN TRE A N D M A P O P RES EN T
A Mouth-watering Journey
P RESEN T ED BY AC CLAI MED CHEFS CHU N G JAE LEE A ND CHEON G LIEW
FR O M P E N AN G TO SE O U L
Join Chung Jae Lee, former owner of multi award winning restaurant Mapo, and award winning Malaysian chef Cheong Liew as they cook up a Malay/ Korean Storm! This is a first for this team to work together. At this fun banquet style dinner, the chefs will create a unique and magnificent menu and Chung Jae will teach everyone how to drink Soju!
Prepare for your taste buds to be blown away.
27 SEPTEMBER Mapo Restaurant 113 Gouger Street, Adelaide 7pm for canapĂŠs and drinks 7.30pm dinner $149 per person (includes set menu and wine) Tickets are limited to 100 guests, get in quick! Bookings: firstname.lastname@example.org or phone Sam on 0412 834 078 This event cannot be purchased as part your festival subscription.
Banquet style seating Suitable: 18 + years
Chung Jae Lee, former owner of Mapo restaurant on Gouger Street and author of ‘Korean Cookbook, A Twist on the Traditional’ will demonstrate the fine art of making the famous Korean dish Kimchi.
“KOREANS EAT SO MUCH OF THIS SUPER-SPICY CONDIMENT (40 POUNDS OF IT PER PERSON EACH YEAR) THAT NATIVES SAY “KIMCHI” INSTEAD OF “CHEESE” WHEN GETTING THEIR PICTURES TAKEN.” HEALTH.COM
Learn how to make Kimchi to use as a side dish and a version of Kimchi Fried Rice. At the end, you’ll sit down and enjoy your finished product ‘Korean Style’.
KIMCHI FAMILY DAY 22 SEPTEMBER Mapo Restaurant 113 Gouger Street, Adelaide Sunday 12–2pm Adult $25 Child $15 Limited class size, bookings essential email@example.com or phone Sam on 0412 834 078 Duration: 2hrs Suitable: All ages
Fun for all the family! KIMCHI SCHOOLS DAY 24 SEPTEMBER Mapo Restaurant 113 Gouger Street, Adelaide Tuesday 11–1pm Adult/Student $18 Limited class size, bookings essential firstname.lastname@example.org or phone Sam on 0412 834 078 Duration: 2hrs Suitable: Grade 7 +
AD E LAI D E F E S TI VAL CENTRE, MIGRATION MUSEU M A N D M A L AYS I A C L U B OF S A P RES EN T
Three Weddings and a C k Explore the ceremonies, food and customs of Malay, Chinese and Indian weddings.
Join us at the Migration Museum as we explore the various customs and traditions associated with weddings in Malaysia. You’ll have a chance to watch some of the traditional ceremonies, see dance
demonstrations, enjoy festive food, join in craft and dance workshops, learn about saris and sarongs, and watch cooking demonstrations by Poh Ling Yeow (from ABC TV’s Poh’s Kitchen).
15 SEPTEMBER Migration Museum Kintore Avenue, Adelaide SA 5000 Sunday 11am – 4pm
FREE ADMISSION Suitable: All ages
Poh Ling Yeow
A P E N AN G N IG HT M AR K E T
HERE I N ADELAI DE
A BUZZING FAMILY MARKET ATMOSPHERE
Delicious wafting smells, tasty rustic street food, coloured lanterns lighting up the sky! Come and enjoy delicious hawker style food featuring the flavours of Penang at this celebration of the 40th Anniversary of the sister-city relationship between Adelaide and Georgetown, Penang.
There will be something for everyone at this one night only market with live music, roving entertainment alongside an array of cultural goods. Located in the heart of the city at the Adelaide Festival Centre, it is easy access by foot, car, bike or public transport.
28 SEPTEMBER The Terrace (Outside Festival Theatre) Saturday 4 â€“ 8pm
WHY NOT GRAB A TASTY MALAYSIAN TREAT BEFORE HEADING TO SEE EXTREME JUMP OR SUPER EVERYTHING!
“ONE GOOD KICK DESERVES ANOTHER, AND THIS PHENOMENAL FAMILY HAS TO BE SEEN TO BE BELIEVED.” SUNDAY MAIL « « « «
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Extreme Jump! Y EGAM THEATRE COMPA NY
Jump returns to Adelaide to wow audiences young and old again. A hit when they were here in 2010, they are back – and they’re EXTREME!
Imagine a Jackie Chan film crossed with The Matrix live on stage – part action flick, silent comedy and cartoon caper mixed with martial arts, this hilarious family story has been receiving rave reviews from around the world.
This madcap Korean family enjoys nothing more than challenging each other to martial arts showdowns and displaying their awe-inspiring expertise: their antics will have you in stitches!
Performed by a sublime cast of gymnasts, acrobats and Tae Kwon Do masters with spot-on comic timing, expect an abundance of sight gags and pratfalls that will make the whole family laugh out loud!
Jump at the chance to see the incredible Yegam Theatre Company on their return visit to Australia. 28 – 29 SEPTEMBER Festival Theatre Saturday 7pm, Sunday 4pm A RES B RES Premium $60 Adult $50 $45 Concession $45 $40 Child $25 $22.50 Groups 6 + $45 $40 Family (2 + 2) $137.40 $125 Additional Child $12.50 $12 GreenRoom $22.50 FESTIVAL SUBSCRIPTION Adult $45 Concession $40 Duration: 1hr 30mins (no interval) Suitable: All ages
Why not visit
Pasar Malam night market
AND GRAB DINNER BEFORE THE SHOW?
SATURDAY 28 SEPTEMBER
See page 23 for more delicious details
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11 – 29 S EPT E M B E R , M E RCU RY CIN E M A
OP ENING NIGHT FILM
Director: Charlie Yeung (Hong Kong 2013) 90mins • DRAMA
Director: Fariza Azlina Isahak and Effendee Mazlan (Malaysia 2012) 100mins • DRAMA/ACTION
A gripping courtroom drama produced by Tsui Hark. Aaron Kwok stars as public prosecutor Tim, alongside Xia Yu as Freddy, a defence lawyer. When a disabled piano teacher sues her doctor for sexual harassment during a checkup, the case becomes complicated for Tim – Freddy is his successor at his old law firm and the doctor is a high profile surgeon. A media frenzy encircles the case and slowly destroys the lives of everyone involved.
Wednesday 11 September, 6.30pm, drink upon arrival, 7pm screening Friday 27 September, 8.15pm
Friday 13 September, 8.30pm Sunday 22 September, 7pm
THE GREAT PASSAGE
Director: Ishikawa Hiroshi (Japan 2013) 90mins • DRAMA
Director: Ishii Yuya (Japan 2013) 133mins • DRAMA
When university friends, Jinko and Motoko, hear their old classmate Miki is in trouble they set out on a road trip to northern Japan to visit her. They are joined by Jinko’s workmate Haraki and on the way, the four women reflect on and restart their lives in this contemplative, and visually stunning film. “Human thoughts shake like petals dancing in the breeze” Director Ishikawa Hiroshi.
Saturday 14 September, 9pm Saturday 21 September, 7pm
Set in Kuala Lumpur’s gritty underworld, two brothers Ad and Am work in a baby trafficking network. Both brothers want a better life; one saves money (but gambles) while the other dreams of winning a dance competition. A failed connection with their prostitute mother and the death of a friend motivates Ad to find his freedom.
Bookworm Mitsuya Majime lands a dream job researching for a new soon to be published dictionary. He leads an ordered life, with a close eye on detail, until the arrival of his landlady’s granddaughter… Set in the 90s, with less emphasis on technology, this is a refreshing tale from an accomplished director.
Sunday 15 September, 7pm Friday 20 September, 11am presented as part of Seniors on Screen – $6 for over 50s from mercurycinema.org.au or at the door.
Mercury Cinema Lion Arts Centre 13 Morphett St
Adult $17 Concession $13
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THE THREE AGES OF SASHA
DRUG WAR (DU ZHAN)
Director: Probir Geoffrey Dutt (Australia 2012) 95mins • DRAMA
Director: Johnnie To (Hong Kong/China 2012) 107mins • ACTION
Jackie is an average young woman living an average life in the burbs when she meets handsome Nasir. It’s love at first sight; they get married and baby Sasha is born. Over a period of time Jackie realises the man she married is not a tall dark knight but a jailer to a life of violence and abuse. As Sasha goes from baby to child to young adult, domestic violence moulds her and skews her moral compass. The bond between mother and daughter grows ever stronger and Jackie will stop at nothing to protect her daughter, regardless of the outcome.
Friday 20 September, 6.30pm Sunday 29 September, 6pm
When drug lord Timmy Choi (Louis Koo) is arrested he agrees to team up with police captain Zhang (Sun Honglei) and provide information to avoid the death penalty. “Despite having 55 mostly action movies to his credit including classics PTU, Exiled, Sparrow, Election and its sequel, the veteran director shows no signs of fatigue; in fact Drug War is to his filmography what The Departed is to Martin Scorsese’s… an absorbing, exciting film.” SBS Film
Saturday 21 September, 9pm Sunday 29 September, 8pm
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THE MIRROR NEVER LIES (LAUT BERCERMIN)
Director: Rajan Khosa (India 2011) 90mins • DRAMA • Suitable for children
Director: Kamila Andini (Indonesia 2011) 100mins • DRAMA • Suitable for children
In small-town-India, everyone is obsessed with kites and the skies are dominated by a mysterious black kite named ‘Kali’. Gattu, a street kid, has tried and failed to defeat Kali. When he discovers the local school has a vantage point, he sneaks in to pretend to study. The only problem – he can’t read or write! Nonetheless, Gattu takes up the challenge – when desire is strong, dreams aren’t impossible.
Pakis’ father went fishing and didn’t return. A mirror he gave her is the only hope of seeing him again. Invoking a ritual with water and the mirror, she hopelessly waits for him. The sea is becoming wild and Pakis is scared. Accompanied by her best friend Lumo, they meet Tudo, a dolphin researcher and wonder – where have all the dolphins gone?
Sunday 15 September, 3pm Saturday 21 September, 3pm
Sunday 22 September, 3pm Saturday 28 September, 3pm
South Australian Premiere
A S IA PACIFIC’S HIG H E ST ACCO L AD E IN FIL M
Asia Pacific Screen Awards (AP SA) S HOWCA S E – A S ELECT IO N O F T HE 2012 FIL M S IN CO M P E T IT IO N
BEYOND THE HILL (TEPENIN ARDI)
NAMELESS GANGSTER: RULES OF THE TIME
Director: Emin Alper (Turkey/Greece 2012) 94mins • DRAMA
Director: Yoon Jong-Bin (South Korea 2012) 134mins • CRIME/ACTION
It’s a summer’s day and retired forester Faik is receiving visitors at the family’s rural property in Anatolia. Despite the summer setting, the mood is muted; Faik is having problems with a band of nomads and is constantly on guard. Within the extended family, tensions rise but when problems with the nomads intensify, all differences are forgotten.
It’s Busan in 1982 and a crooked customs officer discovers a stash of heroin. His plan is to sell it in Japan but he needs a business partner. He is joined by Busan’s most powerful gangster and the pair use back alley prowess and lobbying skills to rise to the top of the city’s underworld. But when the war against crime is declared, cracks begin to form in their relationship. Who will have the last laugh?
Friday 13 September, 11am presented as part of Seniors on Screen – $6 for over 50s from mercurycinema.org.au or at the door. Saturday 28 September, 5.15pm
Friday 13 September, 6pm Saturday 28 September, 9pm
THY WOMB (SINAPUPUNAN)
GANGS OF WASSEYPUR PART 1
Director: Brillante Mendoza (Phillippines 2012) 106mins • DRAMA
Director: Anurag Kashyap (India 2012) 160mins • CRIME/ACTION
Filipina superstar Nora Aunor plays Shaleha, an infertile midwife who lives with her husband in a floating village in the southern Philippines. Her husband wants a child, so Shaleha sets out to find a fertile woman to bear it. Thy Womb received two awards and a four-minute standing ovation at the Venice Film Festival and has solidified Brillante Mendoza as one of the most significant directors of our time.
Set around India’s Dhanbad city, this Tarantino-esque saga follows two rival clans over 70 years. Part 1 begins with the rise of the sadistic Shahid Khan, who works for local mining boss Ramadhir Singh. Threatened by Khan’s growing power, Singh has him killed, starting a multigenerational blood feud that lasts until the final reel. Melbourne IFF
Saturday 14 September, 7pm Friday 27 September, 11am presented as part of Seniors on Screen –
Saturday 14 September, 4pm Sunday 29 September, 2pm
$6 for over 50s from mercurycinema.org.au or at the door.
From debut features to works from experienced auteurs, this is a fabulous collection of Asia Pacific cinematic art. There is energetic brilliance from South Korea and thoughtful still pieces from Turkey. An ethnographic labour of love from a Philippine national treasure and a visually stunning film from a female Indonesian director and daughter of film royalty – interestingly, both are reverent depictions of sea gypsies and their ways of the sea. The feisty gangbusters Part 1 and 2 from the most exciting
contemporary filmmaker of India wraps up the 2012 APSA-winning features on offer. Finally, from Iraq, an important and incredibly moving account on the fallout of war and the damage done to those most vulnerable. I know you will enjoy this collection of multi-award winning films and celebrate Australia’s inclusion in this vibrant and clever region that is holding the future of cinema in the palm of its hand. MAXINE WILLIAMSON, Artistic Director, Asia Pacific Screen Awards
NIGHT OF SILENCE (LAL GECE)
Director: Reis Çelik (Turkey 2012) 91mins • DRAMA
Director: Kim Ki-duk (South Korea 2012) 104mins • THRILLER
Set in remote Turkey, an arranged marriage should settle an ongoing feud between two families. The groom, who has spent most of his life imprisoned for murder, is much older than his teen bride. In the bedroom, a slow and compelling dialogue unfolds between the newlyweds who are expected to produce stained bed sheets by the morning.
Pietà is set in a Seoul slum where tough guy and debt collector Kang-do works using violent methods. One day a woman appears on his doorstep claiming to be his mother and to test her, he cuts off one of his toes and demands she eats it. She does. This film is undeniably violent but comes from one of Korea’s most prolific directors and is essential viewing for cinephiles. Winner – Venice Film Festival Golden Lion.
Sunday 15 September, 5pm Friday 27 September, 6.30pm
Friday 20 September, 8.30pm Saturday 28 September, 7pm
GANGS OF WASSEYPUR PART 2
IN MY MOTHER’S ARMS
Director: Anurag Kashyap (India 2012) 158mins • CRIME/ACTION
Director: Atia Jabarah Al-Daradji and Mohamed Al Daradji (UK/Netherlands/Iraq 2011) 82mins • DOCUMENTARY
Part 2 of this crime saga focuses on the new generation in Wasseypur that is almost unrecognisable. Sardar’s sons have found new and sophisticated criminal pursuits and the war between Shahid Khan’s son and Ramadhir Singh is distant memory. Or is it? Both instalments screened to critical praise at Cannes’ Directors’ Fortnight and are an exhilarating cocktail of carnage and comedy. Melbourne IFF
Saturday 21 September, 3.30pm Sunday 29 September, 5pm
Husham cares for 32 war orphans at a Baghdad orphanage and as he begs to support them the dramas of their childhood play out; Saif fights constant playground battles, Mohammed balances school with his search for identity, and little Salah is too traumatised to speak. When the landlord gives them two weeks to vacate, a desperate search for a new home ensues.
Sunday 22 September, 5.15pm Saturday 28 September, 3.30pm
South Australian Premiere
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R E M AST E R E D
Satyajit Ray (1921-1992) is one of the greatest auteurs. He directed 36 films and his first, Panther Panchali (1955) won 11 international awards including Best Human Documentary at the Cannes Film Festival and established him as a significant international director.
In partnership with Adelaide Festival Centre’s OzAsia Festival, Adelaide Cinémathèque is delighted to showcase these recently restored films by master director and Indian national treasure, Satyajit Ray, to coincide with the anniversary of 100 years of Indian cinema.
THE BIG CITY (MAHANAGAR) Director: Satyajit Ray (India 1963) 131mins Inspired by Italian neo-realism, this is a wonderful insight into 1950s Calcutta. Subrata works in a bank and is the only member of his family with an income. Bucking tradition, his wife Arati works as a door-to-door salesgirl. Her success brings self-confidence and financial independence, but her husband is threatened by his wife’s success and wants her to quit… will she?
WINNER: Silver Berlin Bear, 1964 Berlinale Monday 16 September, 7.30pm
THE LONELY WIFE (CHARULATA)
THE COWARD (KAPURUSH)
Director: Satyajit Ray (India 1964) 124mins
Director: Satyajit Ray (India 1965) 74mins
Charulata is considered Ray’s crowning achievement. Set in 1880s Calcutta, the beautiful Charulata lives in opulent splendour secluded from the outside world. Her husband, Bhupati, adores her but becomes consumed by the publication of his new political newspaper. Charulata’s heart is captured with the arrival of Bhupati’s cousin Amal, leading to complication, disillusionment and heartbreak.
Amitabha (Ray regular Soumitra Chatterjee) is a screenwriter from Calcutta, stranded amongst tea plantations when his car breaks down. Taken in by the wealthy Bimal, Amitabh is shocked to discover Bimal’s wife, Karuna, is a past love who was lost because he couldn’t commit. Bimal, is unaware of the past between his wife and guest and over the course of the evening, Amitabha discovers Karuna’s marriage is not a happy one. Will he get a second chance?
‘One of Ray’s best films with a superb music score of his own composition’ TIME OUT.
WINNER: Silver Berlin Bear, 1965 Berlinale Thursday 19 September, 7.30pm
NOMINATED: Venice Golden Lion, 1965 Monday 23 September, 7.30pm
OZ Asia on Screen ACK N OW L E D G M E N TS
THANK YOU TO: SIA PACIFIC SCREEN AWARDS A Maxine Williamson and Lung Ong ELBOURNE INTERNATIONAL FILM FESTIVAL M Michelle Carey KIEFER CHEUNG The film programme is curated by Mathew Kesting, Exhibition Manager, Media Resource Centre These films are part of the Mercury Cinema’s SCREENSEEKERS program – films for the entire family
Christmas Rose and Drug War supported by:
THE SAINT (MAHAPURUSH) Director: Satyajit Ray (India 1965) 65mins Ray’s theme of an India grappling with tradition and modernity is explored further in this classic film. Gurupada can’t recover from the death of his wife. On a trip, he and his daughter, Buchki, meet the guru Birinchi and Gurupada becomes his disciple. In order to punish her boyfriend Satya, Buchki becomes his disciple too. With his relationship in jeopardy, Satya enlists the help of his friend to uncover the truth about the ‘holy’ man.
SATYAJIT RAY (THE CREATIVE PERSON)
Petal Dance and The Great Passage supported by:
WARNING: These films are unclassified unless indicated. Ratings advice will be available closer to the scheduled screening date for unclassified films. All foreign language films have subtitles.
Screens with The Saint (Mahapurush) 1967 • 29mins
Satyajit Ray discusses his work as film director, writer, designer and composer. Ray’s key creative personnel also provide insight into the great director who is seen to “…make his films with not just an Indian eye, but the eye of the world”.
Thursday 26 September, 7.30pm
Tickets can also be purchased at Mercury Cinema box office one hour prior to each screening, subject to availability. Phone 8410 1934
Mercury Cinema Lion Arts Centre 13 Morphett St
Adult $17 Concession $13
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Join GreenRoom for cheap tickets to OzAsia Festival and exclusive events! All workshops FREE for GreenRoom members adelaidefestivalcentre. com.au/greenroom/
URBAN-UTAN (NOUN): A MAMMAL THAT MAKES ITS HOME IN THE ENIGMATIC URBAN WILDERNESS, WHERE THE TRADITIONS OF MALAYSIA MEET MODERN STREET CULTURE.
We are calling on all young, emerging film makers to channel your inner Urban-utan and get creative to submit your very own short film that explores old and new Malaysian street culture. This competition is open to GreenRoom members aged 16 â€“ 30 years. Registrations close 2 August and films need to be submitted by 2 September. More details at adelaidefestivalcentre.com.au/greenroom. ANZ are proudly supporting this event with a $2000 cash prize, plus a Canon 5D Mark III digital SLR camera (value $3600) provided by GreenRoom for the best short film. Other prizes given at the screening night!
17 SEPTEMBER Mercury Cinema Tuesday 6pm $5 entry at the door.
Artwork: Gary Seaman, 2013
RSVP by 9 September via ozasiafestival.com.au/ urban-utan-screening
AD E LAI D E FESTIVA L CENTR E A ND N EXUS M ULT I C ULTURA L A R TS CENTRE PRESEN T
SOUTH [south] EAST is a visual art project, which brings the hybridity of Malaysia onto the city streets. Animated drawn portraits that merge and move will be a platform for young Malaysia to describe its multifaceted identity, through a collaboration between the Malaysian Students Council of Australia and visual artist Daniel Connell. These works will also acknowledge and affirm the resurgence of life in the Adelaide’s CBD represented by faces of young Asia who have made it their home. The drawn and video works will be exhibited in the Nexus Gallery by day and projected onto a King William Street façade by night. See website for details.
A D EL A I D E F ES TI VA L C EN TRE A N D THE C O N F U CI U S I N S TI TU TE, U N I V ERS I TY OF A D EL A I D E P R E SE N T
D O E S CH IN A HAV E
Better Ethnic Policies
T HAN T HE U SA AN D I NDI A ?
China has a diverse ethnic composition with some 55 national minorities causing tensions to emerge at times. What should the Chinese Government do to ensure ethnic equity and peace? It could follow the example of the USA and India, but those countries’ minorities are generally subordinated. Join Professor Barry Sautman as he compares the ethnic policies from the three countries. BARRY SAUTMAN 沙伯力
Barry Sautman is a political scientist (PhD Columbia University) and lawyer (JD UCLA, LLM NYU) who primarily teaches international law, China/US relations, contemporary China, ethnicity and nationalism. One of his areas of research has been ethnic politics in China and comparative perspective, including ethnic policies, the political economic and legal aspects of the Tibet and Xinjiang issues. He has examined the global mystification by politicians and media of these questions, as well as the issue of dissent in China. His other area is China-Africa links, including political economy, labour rights, migration between China and Africa and interactions between Chinese and Africans, representations and perceptions of China and Chinese in Africa, and the supposed strategic rivalry between the USA and China in Africa. He has published several monographs and numerous journal articles, as well as print media op-ed pieces and online contributions.
24 SEPTEMBER Banquet Room Tuesday 6pm Register via confucius. adelaide.edu.au/public-lecture/
12 SEPTEMBER – 4 OCTOBER Nexus Multicultural Arts Centre Gallery Lion Arts Centre, Corner North Terrace and Morphett Street, Adelaide King William Street by night. Tuesday to Friday 9am – 5pm LAUNCH: 12 SEPTEMBER Thursday 6pm – 8pm
Adelaide based, international artist Daniel Connell returns to OzAsia Festival after his popular 2012 exhibition, Reflect.
Duration: 1hr 15mins (no interval) Suitable: 15 + years
FREE ADMISSION Suitable: All ages
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Made in China, Australia
AN EXHI B ITION A ND MULTI- GENE R AT IO N AL E XP LO R AT IO N O F T HE CH IN ES E AU STRA LIA N D IA S PORA T HR O U G H T H E WO R K S O F 16 ART ISTS
The migration and settlement of any large racial group in a new host country is complex. The complexity of the Chinese diaspora in Australia can be seen in the distinctive and diverse Chinese Australians here. These categories are often reduced in the popular imagination to a single Asian stereotype. Made in China, Australia presents works that reveal a range of particular Chinese Australian pathways and lived experiences.
The exhibition questions how the work of Chinese Australian artists is affected by the particular Chinese Australian heritage and experiences they have had. Some of the artists in the exhibition were born here, others travelled here in the past and some are recent arrivals.
31 AUGUST – 20 OCTOBER Artspace Gallery Wednesday, Friday, Saturday, Sunday 12 – 4pm Thursday 12 – 8pm
Curator: Greg Leong Artists: Tony Ayres, Shuxia Chen, Clara Chow, Lindy Lee, Kevin Leong, Owen Leong, Pamela Mei-Leng See, Chen Ping, Jane Quon, Aaron Seeto, Jason Wing, Liu Xiao Xian, Zhou Xiaoping, William Yang, John Young, Tianli Zu.
OPENING NIGHT: 13 SEPTEMBER Friday 6pm ARTIST FORUM: 14 SEPTEMBER Saturday 4 – 5.30pm The forum will be chaired by Dr Dean Chan, Senior Lecturer – Curtin University.
Made In China, Australia investigates contemporary art practices across a range of mediums and disciplines, genders and generations.
Made In China, Australia is a Salamanca Arts Centre exhibition toured by CAST. This exhibition is supported by the Contemporary Touring Initiative, an Australian Government program, and the Visual Arts and Craft Strategy, an initiative of the Australian Government and the State and Territory Governments.
LINDY LEE, Aunty, inkjet print, acrylic, oil, wax and ink on board. Courtesy of Roslyn Oxley9 Gallery.
Contemporary Art Spaces Tasmania (CAST) is supported by the Australian Government through the Australia Council, its principle arts funding body, and by the Visual Arts and Craft Strategy, an initiative of the Australian, State and Territory Governments, and is assisted through Arts Tasmania by the Minister for the Arts.
Top: SHUXIA CHEN, Egg Friends, photograph. Left: WILLIAM YANG, Self Portrait, photograph with text. Courtesy Stills Gallery. Right: JOHN YOUNG, Flower Market (Nanjing 1936) digital print and oil on linen. Courtesy Anna Scwhartz Gallery Melbourne.
Cha Chaan Teng PH OTO G RAP HS OF HONG KONG CA FE S
by Rick Martin Hong Kong’s old cafes, Cha Chaan Teng serve a selection of Western tea and coffee, Westernstyle versions of Chinese food, and Chinese-style versions of Western food. These cafes represent a unique indigenous culture. The Cha Chaan Teng are not only good for a quick and cheap meal but also a place for customers to sit, read newspapers, relax or socialise in a similar way to the British ‘greasy spoon’ cafes. Be immersed in these timeless Cha Chaan Teng photographed by Australian Rick Martin who captures beautifully their retro interiors, ambience and waiters with character in his series of black and white photographs.
A D EL A I D E F ES TI VA L C EN TRE, M I G RATI ON M U SE U M A N D A D EL A I D E C I TY C OU N C I L P RES E N T
Visionary Lights As OzAsia Festival focusses on Malaysia in 2013, this exhibition turns the spotlight on the unique connection with Adelaide. With a short film as a centrepiece, The Visionary Lights explores historical and contemporary connections between Adelaide and Penang, our Sister City in Malaysia. The two cities have a surprising shared ancestry: Francis Light, the founder of the British colony of Penang, was father of Captain William Light, surveyor for the City of Adelaide.
Literal and poetic snapshots of a bygone Hong Kong
13 – 29 SEPTEMBER Festival Theatre Foyer Monday to Friday 9am – 5pm plus performance times
Kintore Ave, Adelaide Monday to Friday 10am – 5pm Saturday & Sunday 1pm – 5pm
Adelaide Town Hall
King William St, Adelaide Monday to Friday 9am – 5pm
FREE ADMISSION 3 SEPTEMBER – 20 OCTOBER Festival Theatre Foyer Monday to Friday 9am – 5pm plus performance times
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Suitable: All ages history.sa.gov.au
Slumbering Tiger Awakens
This new mural will explore Dash88’s Chinese/Malay heritage, his connection to old values and traditions while living in a western society, and how this has influenced his distinctive East meets West visual style.
Dash88 is an Australian artist of Chinese Malay ancestry. Growing up in Thornlie, on the Armadale train line, he witnessed the early developments of graffiti in Perth. Slumbering Tiger Awakens pays respect to his cultural ancestry, as well as the firm roots and ties to his graffiti heritage and its influence. An acute observer of the beautiful and the mundane, painting is an extension of his spirit through the flow of the hand. Painting his first piece in 1988, the following year he joined the lineup of 21C/21st Century crew along with Shime, Buen and Mistery. In 1990 he painted what may be the first graffiti mural in Penang, on the wall of his Grandmothers Soy Sauce factory.
13 SEPTEMBER – 20 OCTOBER Adelaide Festival Centre Car Park Wall DASH88 will be painting from 13 – 19 September
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IN FOCUS SP RI N G LECTURE S ERIES
Explore the art and culture of Malaysia during the first lecture in the Spring Lecture Series at the Art Gallery of South Australia. Presented by Raimy Che-Ross, Independent Scholar, Asian Art
KENDI & KERIKAL: Ceremonial Malay Silverware from the Art Gallery of South Australia’s Southeast Asian Collection Created as reflections of wealth and prestige, Malay Silverware has long been appreciated as treasured masterpieces in royal courts and aristocratic circles across the Malay world. However, the rich symbolism underlying the restrained elegance of its design awaits closer scrutiny. Contextualising the function of Malay Silverware, within its contemporary cultural and social environment, allows us to gain fresh perspectives on the absorption and fusion of Islamic themes into existing domestic Hindu, Buddhist and Animistic templates in Southeast Asia art.
Paradise on Earth presents Asian art whose themes of flowers express notions of felicity and wellbeing inspired by the Islamic vision of Paradise as a beautiful garden. The curator, James Bennett, discusses how the floral imagery, created over the period of a millennium, in the art of the Middle East, India and Indonesia reflects Qur’anic descriptions of Paradise and display a quintessentially Islamic aesthetic.
Two fine specimens of the Malay silversmith’s craft, both from the Art Gallery’s collection, provide the focal point for an introductory exploration into this world of oriental shadows and Malay arabesques.
28 SEPTEMBER Radford Auditorium Saturday 2pm
Ceremonial tray (kerikal), Malaysia, c. 1887, Kuala Kangsar, Perak, Malaysia, silver-copper alloy, 51.5 cm (diameter). Public Donations Fund 2006, Art Gallery of South Australia, Adelaide.
Top: Wrap cloth (kainpanjang) with ‘scattered flowers’ (bungatabur) motif, Indonesia, early 20th century, Cirebon, West Java, cotton, natural dyes, tulis batik, 110.0 x 202.0 cm. South Australian Government Grant 1975, Art Gallery of South Australia, Adelaide. Bottom: The Yakob ‘Polonaise’ carpet, Iran, c.1625-30, Isfahan region, Iran, silk pile with brocading in silver thread, 266.5 x 164.0 cm. Gift of William Bowmore AO OBE through the Art Gallery of South Australia Foundation 2000, Art Gallery of South Australia, Adelaide.
29 JUNE TO 2014 Gallery 19 17 SEPTEMBER Gallery 19 Tuesday 12.30pm
James Bennett, Curator, Asian Art, speaks about Paradise on Earth
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Stairway to Heaven ART F RO M THE HIMA LAYA S
AN CE ST R AL ART O F IN D O N E S I A AN D AU ST R AL IA
Stairway to Heaven: Art from the Himalayas presents the painting and sculptural art of the ‘diamond vehicle’ of esoteric Buddhism from Tibet and Nepal. Curated by Russell Kelty, the display also features works by contemporary artists who seek to integrate Tibet’s sacred iconography into a Western aesthetic context. Of particular interest are the photographs and drawings in the display which document the curiosity of European artists for the Himalayas, a region regarded by many as remote and inaccessible until the late 20th century.
Noble shadows: Ancestral art of Indonesia and Australia explores the close parallels existing between the indigenous art of Indonesia and Australia. From pre-historic times, artists in both countries have utilised art as a medium for expressing spirituality and reverence for ancestors. The display features art made for ritual use and explores the unique role of performance art, in the form of masks, puppetry and body-painting designs, enabling the living to communicate with the unseen realm.
Tibetan nomads on the Chang Chu Thang, Kathmandu, 1977, Tibet, sepia print, 20.0 x 20.2 cm (image), Max Pam, Australia, born 1949; South Australian Government Grant 1979, Art Gallery of South Australia, Adelaide.
Collection of Masks, 20th century, Kalimantan, Indonesia. Gift of Peter Elliott through the Art Gallery of South Australia Foundation 2010. Donated through the Australian Government’s Cultural Gifts Program.
8 JUNE TO JANUARY 2014 Gallery 20 24 SEPTEMBER Gallery 20
11 MAY TO 1 DECEMBER Gallery 21
Russell Kelty, Assistant Curator, Asian Art, speaks about Stairway to heaven: Art from the Himalayas
Art Gallery of South Australia North Terrace, Adelaide Open Daily 10am – 5pm
AD E LAI D E F E S TI VA L CENTR E, JO HN FOUBISTER AND M E LANIE FULTO N PR ESENT
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A D EL A I D E F ES TI VA L C EN TRE A N D HI S TORY S A P RES EN T
TAL K IN G HISTO RY
Forgotten Connections IN D IA AN D SO U T H AU ST R A L I A 1880s – 1940 s
In 1994 Malaysian architect Hijjas Kasturi, and his Australian born wife Angela Hijjas, established a residency for a Malaysian and an Australian artist to jointly work for one year on their residential property outside Kuala Lumpur, Rimbun Dahan. The program has expanded and now includes a three month residency in George Town, Penang. Rimbun Dahan – Cultivating the Garden features the work of Australian artists who have been beneficiaries of the residency programs in Malaysia, and acknowledges and celebrates the contribution that the experience has made to their creative lives.
Cross cultural pollination at its finest. ARTISTS: Cathy Brooks Melanie Fulton John Foubister Rob Gutteridge Jumaadi Mike Ladd Tony Twigg Jessica B.Watson
28 AUGUST – 19 SEPTEMBER Light Square Gallery Adelaide College of the Arts 39 Light Square, Adelaide Monday to Friday 9am – 5pm LAUNCH: 28 AUGUST Wednesday 6pm
FREE ADMISSION Artwork by Cathy Brooks
Suitable: All ages
During the 1880s-1940s, there was a thick web of connections between India and Australia with traders, travellers and missionaries journeying between Indian and Australian ports. Members of elite Australian families joined big game hunts in India and some British officials retired from Indian service to the Australian colonies. Visits by Indian Christian converts inspired Australian Christians to raise funds and to encourage more recruits for the cause, while Indians traded as hawkers in remote corners of the Australian countryside. There was a ‘historically rich Indian perspective’ within Australian consciousness. Speaker: Professor Emerita Margaret Allen, University of Adelaide. Professor Allen has been researching 17 SEPTEMBER Indian-Australian Banquet Room connections for many Tuesday 5.30pm years. She is REGISTER ONLINE interested in ozasiafestival.com.au/ transnational, talking-history-register postcolonial and feminist histories. Her FREE ADMISSION research focuses upon Duration: 60mins (no interval) relationships between Suitable: 15 + years India and Australia in history.sa.gov.au the late 19th and early twentieth centuries. Indian hawkers at Mt Gambier, 1895. Photograph courtesy of the State Library of South Australia (B 16740).
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OZASI A FESTIVA L
13 – 29 SE P T E M B E R 2013
7pm Christmas Rose
T HUR 26
Opening Night Film
6pm 33 SOUTH (south) EAST Exhibition Opening
11am Beyond the Hill
6pm Made In China
6pm 28 Nameless Gangster: Rules of the Time 7pm Guba
7.30pm Meeting with Bodhisattva
L EG EN D EVENT
11am 11 Fight the Landlord
7.30pm The Big City
12.30pm 38 Paradise on Earth Talk
5.30pm 40 Talking History – Forgotten Connections Talk
6pm 17 Eyes on Asia – The Australian media’s Blind Spot Hawke Keynote Lecture
7.30pm The Coward
11am 21 Kimchi School Day
7.30pm Meeting with Bodhisattva
7pm Thy Womb
9pm Petal Dance
7pm 26 The Great Passage
12pm 21 Kimchi Family Day
3pm 27 The Mirror Never Lies
3.30pm 29 Gangs of Wasseypur Part 2
4.30pm 16 Stories – Then and Now
7.30pm 15 Not According to Plan 7.30pm Parah
7pm Petal Dance
9pm Drug War
11am Thy Womb
2pm 38 The Art of Asia Lecture
8pm Super Everything
6.30pm Night Of Silence
3pm 27 The Mirror Never Lies
12.30pm 39 Stairway to Heaven: Art from the Himalayas
7pm 20 A Mouth-watering Journey
3.30pm 29 In My Mother’s Arms
6pm 33 Does China have better ethnic policies than the USA and India?
8pm Super Everything
8.15pm Christmas Rose
4 to 8pm Pasar Malam 5pm Kamahl: My Music, My Life
12 to 4pm OzAsia on Page
4pm Heart to Heart
5.15pm Beyond the Hill
7pm Extreme Jump!
8pm Super Everything
9pm 28 Nameless Gangster: Rules of the Time
5.15pm 29 In My Mother’s Arms 7pm Songlap
Confucius Institute Lecture
1.30pm 15 Not According to Plan
T HUR 19
5pm Night Of Silence
7.30pm The Saint
11am Super Everything
6.30pm The Three Ages of Sasha
7.30pm 15 Not According to Plan
7.30pm The Lonely Wife
11am to 4pm Three Weddings and a Cook
12 to 4pm OzAsia on Page
7.30pm 11 Fight the Landlord
4pm 28 Gangs of Wasseypur Part 1
11am 26 The Great Passage
6pm 32 Urban-utan Short Film Competition
4pm Made In China, Australia
3pm 12 Moon Lantern Festival
7.30pm 11 Fight the Landlord 7.30pm T’ang Quartet
2pm 28 Gangs of Wasseypur Part 1 4pm Extreme Jump!
5pm 29 Gangs of Wasseypur Part 2 6pm The Three Ages of Sasha
8pm Drug War
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