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CONTENTS DANCE

COMMUNITY EVENTS

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What the Day Owes to the Night Vessel Outwitting the Devil Kata DanceLab

Moon Lantern Parade Lucky Dumpling Market CuriosiTEA Dragon Boat Racing Renao Street

THEATRE

FORUMS, TALKS & WORKSHOPS

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The Dark Master The Village £¥€$ Totes Adorbs ❤ Hurricane Light Surpassing the Beeline Since Ali Died Cuckoo My Home at the Intersection

PHYSICAL THEATRE 30 34

Techno Circus Stuck in the Narrowest Path

MUSIC 08 20 36 38 39 40 41 46 46 46 47 47 48 48 49 49 63 72

Beyond Skin - Revisited Siti Nurhaliza Ghost Gamelan Shik Shak Shok Beruit Electro Parade Symbiosis So Long Country QBE Outdoor Music Sessions Asian Pop Time Machine Adam Page & Noriko Tadano Journey to the West Kukangendai Fade to Blue Kamrul Hussin Alena Murang Hadi Zeidan & Jad Atoui Silk Road – Caravanserai Chinese Music Concert

JLF Adelaide Australia-China Lecture Asia-Pacific Creative Cities Conference Chinese Music Workshops Dance Masterclasses Music Workshops

VISUAL ART 50 52 53 54 55 56 57 57

Joyce Ho Fiona Tan Lee Mingwei Su Hui-Yu Samsung Loves Us All Tabita Rezaire Sisters Sangam No god but God: The art of Islam

FILM 64

Film Program

INFORMATION 83 84 86 86 87

Venue Map Festival Planner Bookings & Access Festival Information Sponsors & Partners

Shows marked with are part of our Adventure Pass! $117* gets you into THREE of these performances!

Adelaide Festival Centre acknowledges OzAsia Festival is held on the traditional lands of the Kaurna people. We honour their cultural and spiritual relationship with their country and we do so in the spirit of reconciliation.


THE HONOURABLE

STEVEN MARSHALL MP

Premier of South Australia

Prepare yourselves for a whirlwind of terrific entertainment and interesting ideas, OzAsia Festival is here to sweep away winter and springclean your imagination! There’s even more to OzAsia Festival than its amazing program; it also has a powerful international reputation for leadership in cultural exchange, promoting Australian

HIS EXCELLENCY THE HONOURABLE

HIEU VAN LE AC

Governor of South Australia

OzAsia Festival Patron

OzAsia Festival connects audiences with an outstanding array of artistic experiences. This celebration of arts and culture brings people together and deepens our knowledge and understanding of one another. While I look forward to the entire festival, the Moon Lantern Parade holds a special place in my heart. It is a wonderful celebration of family, friendship, and community gathering that dates back centuries.

DOUGLAS GAUTIER AM

CEO & Artistic Director Adelaide Festival Centre

There is simply nothing like OzAsia Festival. No other arts festival demonstrates as well as this one the value of artistic exchange and the contribution to positive social, cultural and economic relationships between Australia and Asia. This year’s program is a feast of theatre, dance, music, visual arts, literature, ideas, film, food and community events, with an emphasis on contemporary performance, collaboration and new commissions. In addition, all the Asia-Pacific UNESCO Creative Cities (50 in all) have

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excellence in arts and celebrating our culturally rich and diverse society. The Government of South Australia is proud to support OzAsia Festival 2019 and I look forward to three packed weeks of creative energy from around the world.

As Australia’s largest lantern parade, it features more than 40 handmade lanterns, with community performances and a stunning firework display over the Torrens. I congratulate everyone involved in OzAsia Festival 2019, including the thousands of volunteers who help to make this event such a memorable experience for us all.

been invited to Adelaide for their inaugural conference, with OzAsia as the backdrop. Celebrating the stories and culture of India, as well as perspectives on our AsiaPacific region, the Jaipur Literature Festival returns to OzAsia Festival for a second year. Writers and provocateurs from around the world will gather on the Riverbank to share ideas and imagination. Join us at the most happening literary festival in the world.


Welcome to the 2019 edition of OzAsia Festival, Adelaide’s boundarypushing contemporary international arts festival. This year’s program celebrates two generations of artists who have shaped the identity of contemporary arts practice in the 21st century. In the late 1990s and early 2000s, a trailblazing group of artists explored blending styles and genres from their cultural backgrounds and contemporary surroundings. Several of these artists, including Akram Khan, Nitin Sawhney, Fiona Tan, Lee Mingwei and Stan Lai, not only continue to be pioneers in their fields, but also inspire a new cohort of artists like Kuro Tanino, Joyce Ho, Jaha Koo, Abhishek Thapar and Toco Nikaido. So, it’s fitting that the 2019 program weaves in themes of generational exchange, like Stan Lai’s epic masterpiece The Village which follows three families across three generations in Taiwan. Light re-examines the founding stories of Penang and Adelaide by Francis Light and his son William Light. And vinyl cabaret Shik Shak Shok recalls the retro golden years of Lebanon while Beiruit Electro Parade ushers in a daring new electronic scene. Some of the most loved artists from previous OzAsia Festivals return with new works – so if you missed out the first time, make sure to catch Outwitting the Devil by Akram Khan, The Dark Master by Kuro Tanino and the indescribable Miss Revolutionary Idol Berserker. For adventurous audiences, check out the immersive theatre event £¥€$ and put yourself in control of the world banking system. Spend time with three talkative rice cookers in the darkly humorous Cuckoo. Finally, don’t miss the world premiere of Stuck in the Narrowest Path by Japan’s highly acclaimed Contact Gonzo and Adelaide’s Zephyr Quartet – an experience that’s anything but conventional! The producers of Jaipur Literature Festival return with JLF Adelaide, Lucky Dumpling Market is back with even more food stalls and free family activities, and the stunning Moon Lantern Parade will be a delight for all in Elder Park. There is something for everyone this year, so come and enjoy the festivities and celebrate springtime in Adelaide with us, here at OzAsia Festival. Joseph Mitchell Artistic Director

IMAGE | Claude Raschella

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AUSTRALIAN PREMIERE

DANCE

FRANCE

ALGERIA

WHAT THE DAY OWES TO THE NIGHT Compagnie Hervé Koubi

Combining strength, form and athleticism, 12 male dancers from countries lining the Mediterranean Basin form spirals in fluid patterns of Sufi whirling, breakdancing, ballet and gymnastics that seem to defy physics. Acclaimed French-Algerian choreographer Hervé Koubi has crafted a distinct style of movement, one that fuses extraordinary athleticism and acrobatic skill with contemporary dance, physical theatre, warrior culture and capoeira. DUNSTAN PLAYHOUSE TUE 22 OCT 7pm WED 23 OCT 7pm DURATION 1 hr 5 mins Adult $65 Conc $59 GreenRoom $35

“A creation of poetic beauty” The New York Times

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IMAGE | Nathalie Sternalski

A deeply personal exploration of human migration and different cultures at the crossroads of east and west, What the Day Owes to the Night is at once beautiful, impossible, astonishing and even dangerous. With a score mixing Bach, Sufi rhythms and Egyptian influences, the dancers’ composition unfolds like an ancient desert ritual. Performed over 300 times worldwide, this is the Australian premiere and only chance to see award-winning Hervé Koubi’s most iconic creation.


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AUSTRALIAN PREMIERE

MUSIC

UK

INDIA

BEYOND SKIN – REVISITED

Nitin Sawhney

Twenty years have passed since multiaward-winning musician and composer Nitin Sawhney released his seminal album, Beyond Skin. Now, to mark its 20th anniversary, he revisits both its beautifully reflective melodies and its still-relevant political statements in this unforgettable live event. Nitin has had a rich and varied career since Beyond Skin’s 1999 release, working across music, film, television, theatre and dance, and collaborating with iconic artists including Paul McCartney, Sting, A.R. Rahman, Anoushka Shankar and Joss Stone. The BritishIndian producer and composer has 8

released 20 albums and scored 60 films, including the recent Mowgli: Legend of the Jungle. Featuring Nitin on stage with a selection of talented musicians and singers, Beyond Skin remains a bold, deeply personal musical statement. With assured excursions into jazz-soul, drum-and-bass, flamenco and traditional Indian elements, Nitin travels back and forth between genres effortlessly. Don’t miss this unique chance to see one of the most important musicians of our generation revisit the culturally iconic masterpiece that first made his name two decades ago.


FESTIVAL THEATRE THU 17 OCT 7.30pm DURATION 1 hr 30 mins Premium $79 Adult $69 Conc $62

“Nitin Sawhney is the true definition of a prolific artist” The Beat

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THEATRE

JAPAN

THE DARK MASTER

Niwa Gekidan Penino Written and directed by Kuro Tanino

“Kuro Tanino is a multi-faceted artist who plays with humor, flirts with surrealism and explores the deepest abysses of the human psyche” Le Monde

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IMAGE | Takashi Horikawa


When an ordinary hiker stumbles into a dark and timeworn restaurant in Osaka, he is surprisingly asked to take over the venue by the misanthropic chef, despite having no prior cooking experience. The young man receives a cordless earphone and whispered instructions on how to make everything from the menu. From that moment on, the strange chef vanishes from sight; yet he sees everything, without being seen. Delicious smells fill the theatre as the young man is instructed to cook for a host of endearing and colourful characters that enter the restaurant and lead us down paths which are both sensual and disturbing, burlesque and demonic. All the while, the audience listens in on the chef’s commands using headphones of their own.

Similar to Kuro Tanino’s previous hit, The Dark Inn, presented at OzAsia Festival in 2017, The Dark Master is a captivating, slightly twisted piece of theatre with a stunning set design that stimulates both the senses and the mind. SPACE THEATRE TUE 29 OCT 6.30pm WED 30 OCT 6.30pm THU 31 OCT 6.30pm DURATION 2 hrs Adult $59 Conc $53 GreenRoom $35 Performed in Japanese with English surtitles

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THEATRE

TAIWAN

THE VILLAGE

Stan Lai and Performance Workshop in collaboration with Wang Weizhong

An epic theatre event, tracing the lives of three different families across half a century, by the Chinese speaking world’s most revered playwright and director, Stan Lai. The Village is a deeply emotive coming-of-age story; expect to laugh and cry as heart-warming themes of identity, community and belonging are masterfully explored, appealing to the humanity within us all. In the late 1940s, thousands of Communist-defeated Chinese Nationalist Party soldiers fled to safety with their families in makeshift “military 12

dependents’ villages” in Taiwan. Over the next fifty years, what was presumed to be a temporary refugee exile transformed into a permanent communal meltingpot that would vibrantly colour Taiwan’s cultural heritage forever. Drawing from true-life stories in such villages, legendary director Stan Lai has captured poignant experiences and crafted a spellbinding set design and period costumes. Staged over 200 times worldwide, including in China, Singapore and the US, The Village is a masterful and compassionate production that depicts the true, moving history of Taiwan.

IMAGE | Courtesy of Esplanade – Theatres on the Bay. Shot by Jack Yam.


FESTIVAL THEATRE FRI 25 OCT 7.30pm SAT 26 OCT 7.30pm DURATION 3 hrs 30 mins (inc. interval) Premium $89 Adult $79 Conc $69 Group 8+ $68 Performed in Mandarin with English surtitles

“The pinnacle of our era of theatre” The Beijing News

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ADELAIDE PREMIERE

DANCE

JAPAN

BELGIUM

VESSEL

Damien Jalet and Kohei Nawa

A glowing white moonscape emerges like a mysterious, eerie dream. Seven bodies on this hauntingly lit, floating stage conjoin into abstract sculptural dance, evoking a primordial, otherworldly metamorphosis. As the boundaries between what is human and what is not slowly dissolve a profound installation unfolds of writhing limbs and eerie figures amidst a reflective pool of water. In collaboration with Japanese visual artist Kohei Nawa, renowned Belgian choreographer Damien Jalet has created an experience that is truly out of this world. Paired with a surreal score by Marihiko Hara with Ryuichi Sakamoto, this breathtaking production is a pioneering work that brings together dance and visual art to create a futuristic and even science-fiction-inspired exploration of the human body. DUNSTAN PLAYHOUSE SAT 26 OCT 7.30pm SUN 27 OCT 5pm DURATION 60 mins Adult $69 Conc $62 GreenRoom $35

“What is startling about Vessel is how easily you forget you are watching humans altogether� The Guardian

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IMAGE | Yoshikazu Inoue


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IMMERSIVE THEATRE

BELGIUM

HONG KONG

£¥€$

Ontroerend Goed “The best way to rob a bank, is to own one” – William Crawford, Commissioner of the California Department of Savings and Loans. You can read ‘lies’ in the title, or ‘eyes’, or pound, yen, euro and dollar. But whether falsities or currencies, it’s about money. £¥€$ invites you to get under the skin of the well-to-do 1%, the super-rich, the ones who pull the strings, the faces we never get to see.

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IMAGE | Thomas Dhanens

For one night, you can take their chairs. You call the shots. You’re in the centre of our economic system. And who knows, you might make the world a better place, more fair, more responsible, because you’ll do things differently. Or maybe your taste for greed will take over? Returning to Adelaide with a cast of performers from Belgium and Hong Kong, the acclaimed company behind popular shows Fight Night and The Smile Off Your Face, Ontroerend Goed, aims at what some truly value: money.


SPACE THEATRE SAT 19 OCT 4pm & 7.30pm SUN 20 OCT 3pm & 6pm MON 21 OCT 6pm TUE 22 OCT 6pm DURATION 1 hr 50 mins Adult $49 Conc $44 GreenRoom $35

“Simultaneously reinvents what theatre can be and triggers our emotions” The Scotsman

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AUSTRALIAN PREMIERE

DANCE

UK

OUTWITTING THE DEVIL

Akram Khan Company

Multi-award-winning choreographer Akram Khan kickstarts the next phase of his career and continues his passion for exploring old and new myths in the context of modern times with his latest production, Outwitting the Devil.

remembering. In a landscape of broken tablets and fallen idols, six characters trade their remaining wealth and stories, seeking to make whole the fragments of ancient knowledge lost and forgotten over time.

Inspired by the newly discovered fragment of the Babylonian Epic of Gilgamesh, one of the world’s earliest surviving great works of literature, Akram’s new work is a concentrated piece of dance-theatre about ritual and

With a superb ensemble of dancers from India, Taiwan, Australia, Malaysia, US and France, Outwitting the Devil invites us all to the table where life, death and our half-remembered myths are the bread we break together.

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IMAGE | Jean Louis Fernandez


DUNSTAN PLAYHOUSE FRI 1 NOV 8pm SAT 2 NOV 8pm DURATION 1 hr 20 mins Adult $75 Conc $69

“His dance speaks to the gods” Welt am Sonntag

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MUSIC

MALAYSIA

SITI NURHALIZA

The Voice of Asia in Australia for one night only South East Asia’s biggest pop star – hailed as the ‘No. 1 singer of Malaysia’– Siti Nurhaliza is a best-selling singersongwriter with over 23 years in the music industry. Since winning a local singing competition when she was just 16 years old, the dazzling chanteuse has risen to become widely known as The Voice of Asia. Now she brings her soaring honeyed voice – complete with backup dancers, band, costumes and lighting effects –

to her first-ever live concert in Australia, exclusive to Adelaide. With over six million record sales and six million followers on Instagram, Siti Nurhaliza has a repertoire of songs performed in Malay, Mandarin, English, Arabic and Japanese. Offering a dynamic fusion of modern pop and ethnic traditional melodies, this outstanding crowd-puller promises to captivate all ages. FESTIVAL THEATRE FRI 18 OCT 7.30pm DURATION 1 hr 30 mins Premium Meet & Greet $149 Premium $99 Adult $89 Conc $79 Group 8+ $75 Performed in English and Malay

“A rollercoaster ride of pure entertainment” The Daily Sun

IMAGE | Siti Nurhaliza Productions (M) SDN BHD

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DANCE

FRANCE

KATA

par Terre / Anne Nguyen Dance Company Edgy hip-hop and high-octane breakdance meet contemporary dance under the sure-handed expertise of Anne Nguyen, a world leading choreographer known for bringing street dance culture into the spotlight of the modern dance world. After years studying b-boy style, capoeira, gymnastics and Brazilian jiu jitsu, Anne Nguyen seeks to promote the virtuosity of street dance. In Kata, the FrenchVietnamese artist has assembled eight charismatic dancers who employ explosive dance moves, not only from the hip-hop scene, but also from other horizons. Against an original percussive backdrop, the dancers approach imaginary adversaries, and confront one another in complex battle scenarios, channelling the warlike energy of breakdance. Following acclaimed seasons at Holland Festival, Tanz im August in Berlin and Théâtre National de Chaillot in Paris, Kata finally makes it to Australia for this OzAsia Festival exclusive event. SPACE THEATRE THU 17 OCT 11am & 7.30pm FRI 18 OCT 7.30pm DURATION 60 mins Adult $45 Conc $39 GreenRoom $30

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Choisyleroi.fr IMAGE | Homard Payette and Jean Barak


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AUSTRALIAN PREMIERE

THEATRE

JAPAN

TOTES ADORBS ❤ HURRICANE

Miss Revolutionary Idol Berserker

They’re back! Get ready for round two as one of OzAsia Festival’s most adored artists returns with a new whirlwind experience and wild tribute to the subculture of Japanese superfandom and celebrity mania. Emerging from the underground scene of Tokyo’s famous Harajuku district, the 25 performers onstage are clad in rainbowcoloured school uniforms and launch into precise, synchronised moves as 50 songs are remixed into one music track, delivering information faster than the audience can process. Tofu, confetti, water pistols, glow sticks, wakame, Lycra, glitter and pom-poms blast from the stage as manga cartoons and J-pop are visually projected. It’s over-the-top, crazy, super fun, wild, riotous and for the uninitiated, don’t worry – raincoats are provided. NEXUS ARTS WED 23 OCT 6.30pm THU 24 OCT 6.30pm FRI 25 OCT 6pm & 9.30pm SAT 26 OCT 6pm & 9.30pm SUN 27 OCT 2pm DURATION 45 mins Adult $45 Conc $39 GreenRoom $30

“The most WTF show of the year” Time Out

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IMAGE | Nobuyuki Kagamida


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WORLD PREMIERE

THEATRE

AUSTRALIA

MALAYSIA

LIGHT

Thomas Henning in collaboration with TerryandTheCuz Guns, drugs, love, war, freedom, racism and free market capitalism: Light explores our darkness through a revisionist history of the theft of Penang, the birth of Adelaide, and the rise of the British Empire. In 1786 Francis Light claimed a Malaysian island as British property. Fifty years later his son, William, pitched an unpopular vision for the city of Adelaide. Witness one hundred years of semi-remembered history across four continents, performed by three actors, over two hours, underlaid with a challenge: does how we remember history decide who we believe ourselves to be?

Light is a collaboration between Australian writer/director Thomas Henning (The Black Lung) and radical Malaysian theatre makers TerryandTheCuz, who are known for breaking all the rules of theatre. This world premiere drama depicts the phenomenal story of how the irreversible impact of the actions of two generations of adventurers continue to resonate today. NEXUS ARTS THU 17 OCT 7pm FRI 18 OCT 7pm SAT 19 OCT 2pm & 7pm DURATION 2 hrs 20 mins (inc. interval) Adult $45 Conc $39 GreenRoom $30 27


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THEATRE

INDIA

NETHERLANDS

AUSTRALIA

SURPASSING THE BEELINE Abhishek Thapar

Six stories, six items of food and six cultures in one dining room

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IMAGE | Andy Goulding


A ‘beeline’ is the shortest route one takes to go back home, which in the case of expats is complicated. Join six expats as they thoughtfully navigate this idea by cooking and sharing typical dishes from their home countries in an intimate dinner party setting. Food and story become movingly intertwined as childhood memories, culture, home and the future are slowly deconstructed. Highly qualified and independent, the experiences of expatriates are not very present in debates on migration. This compelled Indian-born and Amsterdambased theatremaker Abhishek Thapar to explore intentional immigration by bringing personal histories and recipes to the table.

Surpassing the Beeline is Abhishek’s theatrical-culinary experience specifically curated for OzAsia Festival – bringing together three expatriates from Amsterdam with three living in Adelaide – in what promises to be delicious, thoughtprovoking and memorable. BANQUET ROOM TUE 29 OCT 6pm & 8.30pm WED 30 OCT 6pm & 8.30pm THU 31 OCT 6pm & 8.30pm DURATION 1 hr 25 mins Adult $59 Conc $53 Co-commissioned by Frascati Theatre, Amsterdam

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ADELAIDE PREMIERE

THEATRE

JAPAN

TECHNO CIRCUS SIRO-A

SIRO-A are renowned for their spectacularly fun performances that combine special effects, mime, dance, puppetry, comedy and high-energy music in a mind-blowing visual feast for the whole family. Described as ‘Japan’s answer to the Blue Man Group’, SIRO-A create dazzling synchronised vignettes with the latest video-mapping technology, light animation, laser effects and 3D video projection – all set to a toe-tapping soundtrack. They have wowed audiences of all ages on America’s Got Talent, attracted millions of views on YouTube, sold-out shows across the globe, and are now set to take Adelaide by storm. DUNSTAN PLAYHOUSE FRI 18 OCT 6.30pm SAT 19 OCT 2pm & 6pm SUN 20 OCT 2pm DURATION 60 mins Adult $39 Conc $35 Child $20 Family from $69 30

IMAGE | SIRO-A

“A mind-blowing show” Metro


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ADELAIDE PREMIERE

THEATRE

AUSTRALIA

SINCE ALI DIED Omar Musa

Griffin Theatre Company

“I’m standing in a boat next to Muhammad Ali, floating down a dark river…” – Omar Musa Using the death of his hero Muhammad Ali as a lyrical springboard, rapper, poet and award-winning author Omar Musa brings his electrifying show Since Ali Died to Adelaide after acclaimed seasons in Sydney, Brisbane and Melbourne. Confronting suburban violence, heartbreak, his Malaysian roots and the dark realities of growing up as a brownskinned Muslim boy in Queanbeyan, Omar presents an alternative view of the Australian experience with razor-sharp wit, brutal honesty and a cheeky sense of humour. A livewire, hypnotic and totally unmissable hour of theatre. SPACE THEATRE FRI 1 NOV 7pm SAT 2 NOV 7pm DURATION 1 hr 5 mins Adult $45 Conc $39 GreenRoom $30

“His language is vivid and urgent, his delivery assured. Musa’s is a distinctive, imaginative voice too rarely heard on a main stage” Sydney Morning Herald

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WORLD PREMIERE

PHYSICAL THEATRE

JAPAN

AUSTRALIA

STUCK IN THE NARROWEST PATH

Contact Gonzo & Zephyr Quartet

“Anarchic, mesmerising, terrifying and gloriously fun” Bristol24/7

Physical theatre, dance or fight club? Osakabased collective Contact Gonzo first gained attention for their face-slapping, clothesripping, brawling performances via YouTube. Now the award-winning group bring their fantastically chaotic improvisation to Australia in a collaboration with Adelaide’s own Zephyr Quartet, who provide a melodic counterbalance to the tense yet playful constant physical contact of the performers. Expect surprises, twists and turns in this special performance event, which is at once explosive and tender, very funny and very serious. 34

IMAGE | Contact Gonzo

DUNSTAN PLAYHOUSE FOYER TUE 29 OCT 8pm WED 30 OCT 8pm THU 31 OCT 8pm DURATION 60 mins Adult $45 Conc $39 GreenRoom $30 Audience required to walk through backstage areas and use stairs


AUSTRALIAN PREMIERE

THEATRE

SOUTH KOREA

BELGIUM

CUCKOO

Jaha Koo CAMPO

An unusual and darkly comedic theatre event featuring three talkative rice cookers and their owner, sharing a deeply personal story about the pressures of modern Korean society. Jaha Koo and his telerobotic rice cookers take us on a journey through the last 20 years of South Korean history, revealing the layers of damage done to the people’s psyche after 1997’s major economic crisis. Spliced with frenetic montages of a society under pressure, Cuckoo is a very rare but honest, heartfelt and dreamlike first-hand account of life in modern South Korea. Supported by

SPACE THEATRE FRI 25 OCT 7pm SAT 26 OCT 7pm DURATION 60 mins Adult $45 Conc $39 GreenRoom $30 Contains themes of suicide

“I’m still haunted by the show’s sounds and images. Food for thought indeed” Total Theatre Magazine

IMAGE | Radovan Dranga

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ADELAIDE PREMIERE

MUSIC

UK

AUSTRALIA

GHOST GAMELAN

Susheela Raman

Singer Susheela Raman has released a chain of adventurous albums and is known as an intense, captivating live performer. Her music is always a complex mix of Western, South Asian and other global influences. Born in the UK to Tamil parents and raised in Australia, her seventh studio album Ghost Gamelan is a collaboration with contemporary Javanese gamelan composer, Gondrong Gunarto, and has been classed among 2018’s top albums by The Guardian and Le Monde. Admired for her unearthly voice and incandescent stage presence, don’t miss Susheela’s live show featuring young gamelan virtuosos alongside her extraordinary band. SPACE THEATRE WED 23 OCT 6.30pm THU 24 OCT 6.30pm DURATION 1 hr 15 mins Adult $49 Conc $43 GreenRoom $30

“Wildly original, passionate and dangerous” The Guardian

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INDONESIA


AUSTRALIAN PREMIERE

THEATRE

INDIA

MY HOME AT THE INTERSECTION

Abhishek Thapar

Theatremaker Abhishek Thapar has a story to tell – an arresting tale that spans three generations. A little boy dresses up as a local superhero, a family loses their home, and bloody conflict unfolds in an Indian province. Switching between the past and the present, Abhishek brings old memories to life using intricate set models and tactile imagery, in a

movingly told narrative that captures the flavours he has brought with him from his grandfather’s kitchen. My Home at the Intersection seamlessly interweaves true stories of family heritage with Punjab’s contradictory social history since the 1980s. REHEARSAL ROOM via Dunstan Playhouse Foyer SAT 2 NOV 5pm SUN 3 NOV 2pm & 5pm DURATION 60 mins Adult $45 Conc $39 GreenRoom $30

“The stories are highly engaging and make you feel like sitting at the table with his family” Theaterkrant

IMAGE | Thomas Lenden

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MUSIC

SHIK SHAK SHOK Hadi Zeidan

A vinyl cabaret celebrating the golden era of Arabic cinema and music NEXUS ARTS THU 31 OCT 7.30pm DURATION 2 hrs Adult $35 Conc $29 Supported by

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LEBANON

FRANCE

Bring your friends and soak up the vibes with retro-style cocktails in a cabaret lounge that looks like it’s time-travelled directly from Lebanon’s golden age of music and cinema. Shik Shak Shok immerses audiences into the colourful world of Beirut’s iconic retro music scene with unique visual projections and soundscapes. Lebanese-born, Paris-based producer Hadi Zeidan is set to transform Nexus Arts with a selection of Arabic and neo-Arabic grooves, including jazz, funk, disco, tarab and belly dance. Grab a table or lounge, a cocktail and some hummus, and let the experience of Shik Shak Shok transport you to another time and place.


AUSTRALIAN PREMIERE

BEIRUT ELECTRO PARADE NEXUS ARTS FRI 1 NOV 8pm – 2am Adult $30 Conc $25

MUSIC

LEBANON

FRANCE

Cosmic synths, neo-Arabic influences and obscure electro from Lebanon’s underground music scene combine in a vibrant, highly sensory sonic temple. Founded and curated by Paris-based Lebanese producer, Hadi Zeidan, Beirut Electro Parade portrays the modern soundscapes of Beirut, with club-style takeover events initially happening in Paris, Beirut and now for the first time, Australia. The inaugural line-up for Adelaide includes an eclectic mix of electronic beats that define the progressive sounds of Beirut, a city known for its post-war pop-up venues, underground music and pioneering electro scene. Featuring: – Renata – June As – Jad Atoui – Jack the Fish – Hadi Zeidan

IMAGE | Hadi Zeidan

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WORLD PREMIERE

MUSIC

SYMBIOSIS

AUSTRALIA

DOBBY and Naomi Keyte

Rapper, drummer and speaker DOBBY is a proud Aboriginal and Filipino musician whose live shows have been described as ‘mind blowing‘, ‘dynamic‘ and ‘powerful‘. Naomi Keyte is a folk artist exploring the world of pop through beautiful melodies and image-rich lyrics. Together, DOBBY and Naomi will explore the territory where explosive hip-hop meets heartfelt harmony in this world premiere performance.

NEXUS ARTS SAT 2 NOV 8pm DURATION 2 hrs (inc. interval) Adult $30 Conc $20

The five members of Didier Kumalo will take the rhythms and harmonies of Guinea and classic African jazz into new sonic territories. Led by guitarist Dylan Marshall, founding member of Adelaide’s own Shaolin Afronauts, their modal music for dancing will kick off the evening and bring you to your feet.

with Didier Kumalo

“DOBBY’s flow and wordplay is so damn good” triple j

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WORK IN PROGRESS

MUSIC

DANCE

WORKS IN PROGRESS

An opportunity for audiences to observe the early stage creative process of new work and share feedback with the artistic teams.

SO LONG COUNTRY

Speak Percussion, Thomas Meadowcroft & Kamrul Hussin With contrasting playing traditions and an eclectic collection of instruments, the musicians assemble their collective memory to make songs from an imaginary place in the future, formed by rising sea levels. Part satire, part fantasy, part farewell, So Long Country brings forth an imagined future and makes valuable comment on current globalised music-making practices. Featuring Australia’s own Speak Percussion, who are described by the New York Times as ‘virtuosic and adventurous’, this exciting collaboration also includes composer Thomas Meadowcroft and Malaysian master of traditional Kelantan instruments, Kamrul Hussin. UKARIA CULTURAL CENTRE THU 24 OCT 7.30pm DURATION 1 hr 15 mins FREE

IMAGE | Jeff Busby

DANCELAB

Featuring dancemakers from Australia, Taiwan, Singapore & Hong Kong Facilitated by acclaimed choreographer Leigh Warren, a group of 11 highly experienced dancemakers from Australia, Taiwan, Singapore and Hong Kong have undertaken a three-year residency process, spending a week together annually during OzAsia Festival and staying in contact year-round to learn about each other’s work and developing long term collaborative relations. For this final year of DanceLab, the artists will present a work in progress improvisation that demonstrates the areas of connection and experimentation the artists have explored together. Following the performance, they will share their thoughts on the long-term residency and explore what comes next. AC ARTS THEATRE FRI 25 OCT 7.30pm DURATION 1 hr 30 mins (inc. post show discussion) FREE See page 80 for partners and support

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COMMUNITY EVENT

MULTICULTURAL

MOON LANTERN PARADE Elder Park comes alive with giant lanterns, fireworks, food and free entertainment Get ready for an afternoon and evening of fun for the whole family! Moon Lantern Parade is back in 2019 and will showcase hundreds of hand-held lamps and over 50 giant lanterns including the stunning 40 metre Hong Kong Dragon, all set to a live music performance by Australian-Chinese music collective Emissary of Tang. Bring a picnic rug and arrive early to settle in and watch performances from popular Adelaide community groups across three different stages, or catch roving acts around Elder Park. Enjoy artist workshops and craft activities, and explore a trail of bright and colourful lanterns in the leadup to Australia’s biggest lantern parade!

Adelaide’s best-known food trucks will return with delicious cuisine from around the world and the night will finish with a spectacular fireworks display. ELDER PARK SAT 19 OCT From 3pm Parade From 8pm Fireworks finale FREE

Elder Park and areas of King William Road will be fenced with dedicated entry points monitored by security. Fenced site will be open to the general public from 3pm and access will be restricted when capacity is reached. The north side of the River Torrens is an alternative vantage point. Moon Lantern Parade is an alcohol-free event. Visit ozasiafestival.com.au for more information closer to the date including site map, performance schedules, road closures, footbridge restrictions and Elder Park access updates.

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COMMUNITY EVENT

MULTICULTURAL

LUCKY DUMPLING MARKET

The go-to place in Adelaide this spring for delicious food, lively bars and free entertainment Enjoy a delightful array of dishes, flavours and cuisines, and eat your way around Asia with an extensive menu of BBQs, curries, stir fries, noodles, and of course, dumplings. A variety of enticing desserts, Vietnamese iced coffee, bubble tea, Japanese sake, beer and great South Australian wines will ensure that everyone has a good time. With an incredible line-up of local and international artists and music (see pages 46-49), the vibrant Lucky Dumpling Market is the perfect place to spend a sunny day, casual balmy night, or time between OzAsia Festival performances, all on the banks of the beautiful River Torrens. 44

Weekends bring family-friendly workshops and cultural activities organised by local community groups, so there is something for everyone in this beautifully designed market. Brought to you by the team behind the Adelaide Fringe venue, Gluttony. ADELAIDE RIVERBANK LAWN See map on page 83 17 OCT – 3 NOV TUE – FRI 4.30pm – late SAT – SUN 12pm – late Closed Mondays FREE ENTRY


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MUSIC

JAPAN

TAIWAN

MALAYSIA

LEBANON

QBE OUTDOOR MUSIC SESSIONS

AUSTRALIA

INDONESIA

A selection of international and local music acts will perform for free at the Lucky Dumpling Market

ASIAN POP TIME MACHINE

ADAM PAGE & NORIKO TADANO

[AUSTRALIA]

[AUSTRALIA | JAPAN]

Upbeat exciting contemporary tunes inspired by Asian pop music from the previous hundred years, with electronic Guzheng, paddles, sampler and synthesizers. Two musicians, Mindy Wang and Joel Ma, will take you on a time travelling-journey from the glamorous old times in Shanghai’s jazz bars to the most recent electro scene in Tokyo.

Creating contemporary music with traditional instruments and looping techniques, Adam Page’s music skills are paired with master shamisen virtuoso and vocalist Noriko Tadano. This premiere collaboration will feature a mixture of instruments including the Indian Bansuri flute and the Japanese shamisen. These two WOMADelaide alumni join forces to forge a melting pot of cultural influences and technology, for a fun-filled musical journey across Asia.

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LUCKY DUMPLING MARKET THU 17 OCT > SUN 3 NOV FREE

JOURNEY TO THE WEST

KUKANGENDAI

[AUSTRALIA]

Japanese avant-garde rock trio Kukangendai bring their eccentric style and experimental attitude to Adelaide on the final stage of their Australian tour. Known as a math rock band – a disciplined musical form dealing with time and articulation – their live shows dissect and then reconstruct rhythms and phrases using bass, drums and guitar in obscure and captivating ways.

This rare musical experience incorporates ambient textures, hip-hop beats, experimental improvisation and traditional Chinese music. Creating multi-layered music reminiscent of old Hong Kong movies, Mindy Wang on Guzheng (Chinese harp), and Joel Ma on synthesizers, samplers and drum machine, collaborate to create a perfect vibe for a chilled day. SUN 20 OCT 6pm

[JAPAN]

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MUSIC

JAPAN

TAIWAN

MALAYSIA

LEBANON

QBE OUTDOOR MUSIC SESSIONS

AUSTRALIA

INDONESIA

A selection of international and local music acts will perform for free at the Lucky Dumpling Market

KAMRUL HUSSIN

FADE TO BLUE

[MALAYSIA]

[TAIWAN]

Hailing from the village of Banggol Gelang Mas in the north-eastern Malaysian state of Kelantan, an area known for its traditional performing arts and ritual healing, is award-winning classical musician Kamrul Hussin. Hussin explores a new way of colouring the music, combining traditional Malaysian and Western sounds.

East meets West in a lively musical conversation between an unlikely pair of instruments: the traditional four-stringed pipa (lute) and resonator and 12-string guitars. Fade to Blue is a collaborative project between Taipei-based pipa player Chung Yufeng and singer and guitarist, David Chen. Their unconventional repertoire mixes American Delta blues with traditional Chinese music, creating an innovative musical style that proves to be immense fun for both musicians and listeners.

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LUCKY DUMPLING MARKET THU 17 OCT > SUN 3 NOV FREE

ALENA MURANG [MALAYSIA] Alena Murang is one of the first and few female sapé players, a traditional stringed lute belonging to Borneo’s Indigenous Sarawak communities. Performing serene melodies remembered by only a handful of elders from her grandparents’ generation, Alena’s mellifluous voice lends an ethereal dimension to her Kelabit and Kenyah songs that evocatively capture the lyrical essence of tradition with earthy simplicity. SAT 2 NOV 5pm SUN 3 NOV 4pm

IMAGE | Batik Boutique

HADI ZEIDAN & JAD ATOUI [LEBANON] Lebanon’s best-known DJ-composers join forces to bring you their boundary-breaking soundscapes. Shik Shak Shok online radio founder Hadi Zeidan favours electronica with a nod to bellydance and the golden age of Arab music, while sound experimentalist Jad Atoui has a weakness for ambient tones and incorporating biosensors. Witness their different influences melting together on the dancefloor in this intimate, experimental DJ set. SAT 2 NOV 7pm 49


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AUSTRALIAN PREMIERE

VISUAL ART

TAIWAN

JOYCE HO Still

Trivial, sometimes obscure everyday matters are placed into the absurd by Taipei-based interdisciplinary artist Joyce Ho. Her painting, installation and video works have been internationally exhibited and admired for their striking aesthetics, saturated planes of colour and thought-provoking details. Joyce Ho’s superb vision delineates the intimate yet distant relationship and tension between people and reality. Her creations offer unusual atmospheres and strange situations that are at once uneasy, seductive and playfully humorous.

Her uncanny takes on gender roles, bureaucratic control and cultural conventions are simultaneously enveloping and confronting. As she explores the restrictions, desires and emotions that human beings experience, Joyce Ho’s works open up a space where mistakes, errors and imperfections are allowed not only to exist, but to evolve into unexpected stories. ARTSPACE GALLERY 17 OCT > 2 NOV TUE – FRI 4pm – 9pm SAT 1pm – 9pm 4 NOV > 24 NOV MON – FRI 9am – 5pm FREE Please note there is no stair–free access to Artspace Gallery.

Artist Talks

RADFORD AUDITORIUM, AGSA TUE 15 OCT 12.30pm SPACE THEATRE WED 16 OCT 6.30pm DURATION 25 mins FREE

IMAGE | Joyce Ho, Taiwan b.1983, Overexposed memory (still, detail) 2015, Single-channel video installation, 4:47 minutes, colour, sound © The artist

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AUSTRALIAN PREMIERE

VISUAL ART

FIONA TAN Ascent

SAMSTAG MUSEUM 18 OCT > 6 DEC TUE – SAT 10am – 5pm FREE

Indonesian-born, Australian-raised and now living and working in the Netherlands, Fiona Tan is a visual artist and filmmaker widely regarded for her poetic meditations on representation, time and place. For OzAsia Festival 2019, the Samstag Museum presents the first significant presentation of the artist’s work in our country in ten years. Ascent is not only a reflection on Mount Fuji - a mountain of great significance to the Japanese - but a study of visual culture, and a tribute to the history of both photography and film. Filling Samstag Museum’s largest gallery, it is accompanied by a selection of earlier work demonstrating her singular ability to ‘create beautiful things that people can enjoy and think about’.

IMAGE | Fiona TAN, Ascent (installation view), 2016, 16:10 colour projection, colour, 5.1 surround-sound, 77 mins.

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A Samstag Museum of Art exhibition presented in association with the Adelaide Film Festival for the 2019 OzAsia Festival, assisted by the Australian Government through the Australia Council, its arts funding and advisory body.


AUSTRALIAN PREMIERE

PERFORMANCE ART

LEE MINGWEI Sonic Blossom

ART GALLERY OF SOUTH AUSTRALIA 31 OCT > 1 DEC Performance times available at agsa.sa.gov.au FREE

TAIWAN

Lee Mingwei is a Taiwanese-American artist based in Paris and New York. Sonic Blossom offers the gift of song to Gallery visitors. The artist writes, ‘Like Schubert’s Lieder, our own lives are brief, but all the more beautiful because of this.’ Originally created for the opening of South Korea’s National Museum of Modern and Contemporary Art, Sonic Blossom has engaged audiences at Boston’s Museum of Fine Arts, the Metropolitan Museum of Art in New York, Mori Art Museum in Tokyo, Auckland Art Gallery Toi o Tāmaki, Centre Pompidou in Paris and Museum MACAN in Jakarta.

IMAGE | Lee Mingwei, Taiwan, born 1964, Sonic Blossom, 2013/2016, Auckland, New Zealand, performance; installation view, Lee Mingwei and His Relations: The Art of Participation, Auckland Art Gallery Toi o Tāmaki, 2016, Courtesy the artist.

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AUSTRALIAN PREMIERE

VISUAL ART

SU HUI-YU

The Glamorous Boys of Tang

Winner of the Visual Arts Award at the 2019 Taishin Arts Awards NEXUS GALLERY 17 OCT > 29 NOV TUE – FRI 9am – 5pm FREE

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TAIWAN

A moody slow-motion pan captures a wild, sadomasochistic bacchanal during the Tang dynasty. Presented without narrative context, the scene plays out like an unsettling fantasy. This emotive video artwork from Taiwan’s Su HuiYu is influenced by the 1985 cult film Tang Chao Chi Li Nan, which translates to the same title as this artwork – The Glamorous Boys of Tang. When Su Hui-Yu became interested in the original 1985 film, he located the original script and discovered several scenes had never been shot or were drastically changed when filmed. Therefore, the artist created this new four channel installation work as a response to the missing and altered scenes, and layered in contemporary reflections around gender, identity and subcultures relevant in Taiwan society today.

IMAGE | Su Hui-Yu, The Glamorous Boys of Tang (1985, Qiu Gang-Jian), four channel installation, 2018


WORLD PREMIERE

VISUAL ART

SAMSUNG LOVES US ALL

Young-Hae Chang Heavy Industries QBE Galleries 17 OCT > 23 NOV MON – FRI 9am – 6pm SAT 9am – 5pm Plus Festival Theatre performance times FREE

IMAGE | Young-Hae Chang Heavy Industries

SOUTH KOREA

USA

Based in Seoul, Young-Hae Chang Heavy Industries is Young-Hae Chang (South Korea) and Marc Voge (USA). Their latest work includes a world premiere commission for OzAsia Festival, bringing the full cycle of Samsung inspired works together for this first time. Samsung, light of my life, fire in my loins, kiss on my lips. Samsung, my love. Samsung, my hero. Samsung, saviour of our country. Samsung, Samsung, Samsung, Yesterday, today and always. Samsung in death as in life. Amen.

Samsung. Over and over again, Samsung. Samsung means… Love. Amour. The end. But wait, not so fast… For Samsung has no end. So, instead of saying farewell, let’s just say Samsung.

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AUSTRALIAN PREMIERE

VISUAL ART

FRENCH GUIANA

TABITA REZAIRE Sorry For Real

What is the function of an apology and who really benefits? What power structures are hidden behind our apologetic age? Sorry for Real is a virtual apology on behalf of the Western world from French Guyanese/Danish artist, Tabita Rezaire. Featuring a video and five large light boxes filled with text message exchanges laced with barbed wire witticisms, the works interrogate the violent deeds of colonial histories and their legacies. Holding space for what still needs to be heard, healed, and accounted for, this cyber exchange 56

unapologetically addresses the politics of ‘reparations’ and the need to decolonise our technologies and reconciliation strategies. Sorry for Real is a confrontation of the apology-forgiveness narrative that will remain with audiences long after they leave the gallery. QBE GALLERIES 17 OCT > 23 NOV MON – FRI 9am – 6pm SAT 9am – 5pm Plus Festival Theatre performance times FREE IMAGE DETAIL | Tabita Rezaire, Sorry For Real_Sorrow For_Land, 2015, Lightbox, 180 x 100 cm, STD 1/5, Edition of 5. Image courtesy of the artist and the Goodman Gallery


VISUAL ART

INDIA

AUSTRALIA

VISUAL ART

SISTERS SANGAM

NO GOD BUT GOD: THE ART OF ISLAM

This exhibition, brought together by Adelaide artist Daniel Connell, displays the work of 14 emerging and established artists from India and South Australia. This collective came together in 2017 in the City Palace Jaipur, Rajasthan, to investigate the notion of a sister-state.

No god but God: The art of Islam is the Gallery’s first major display of Islamic art to encompass a geographical span extending from Morocco to Australia.

Each of the 42 works, spanning mediums including painting, photography, print, animation, sculpture, video and sound has multiple authors. The collaborative process was driven by the Indian artists and resulted in rich dialogue and ambitious artworks. SASA GALLERY 31 OCT > 14 NOV MON – FRI 11am – 5pm FREE IMAGE | Hansraj Kumawat and Daniel Connell, She Camel, 2017, steel and enamel paint. Photograph by Himanshu Vyas.

The display includes a range of works from the ninth century to the contemporary era. Among them are some of the earliest works of Islamic art to enter the collection, from a bequest by Sir Samuel Way in 1916, to the most recent, Portrait of Emperor Akbar, acquired more than 100 years later. ART GALLERY OF SOUTH AUSTRALIA 24 AUG 2019 > 2020 MON – SUN 10am – 5pm FREE

IMAGE | India, Portrait of the Prophet Muhammad riding the Buraq, 1820-1830, Lucknow, Uttar Pradesh, or Delhi, opaque watercolour and gold on paper, 17.7 x 10.9 x 6.6 cm; Gift of Barrie and Judith Heaven 2009, Art Gallery of South Australia, Adelaide.

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LITERATURE

MULTICULTURAL

JLF ADELAIDE

The ‘greatest literature show on Earth’ returns to Adelaide From the producer of the iconic Jaipur Literature Festival comes the annual transnational celebration of cultural connections and new perspectives. This year JLF Adelaide invites you to take a ride around Asia with some of the region’s most celebrated writers, thinkers and performers, in an event that combines talks, panels, and readings with music and performances. Join us for conversations about myth, privilege, history, violence, gender, hope, and peculiar places. This is an event not to be missed. Festival Directors: William Dalrymple and Namita Gokhale Festival Producer: Sanjoy K. Roy Produced by: Teamwork Arts Festival Advisor: Laura Kroetsch Full program announced online in September 2019 ozasiafestival.com.au/jlf jlflitfest.org ADELAIDE FESTIVAL CENTRE FRI 1 NOV > SUN 3 NOV FREE JLF ADELAIDE DELEGATE PASS $60* ENJOY A PREMIUM EXPERIENCE Receive priority entry to all talks with premium seating, a special-edition welcome pack and an invitation to an exclusive event with writers and producers. JLF ADELAIDE ADVOCATE PASS $149* ENHANCE YOUR DELEGATE EXPERIENCE Advocate Pass holders receive all the benefits of a Delegate Pass plus a ticket to two OzAsia Festival performances: – Outwitting the Devil by Akram Khan (pg 18) – Since Ali Died by Omar Musa (pg 32), or – My Home at the Intersection by Abhishek Thapar (pg 37) *$8.95 transaction fee applies. See page 86 for more information. IMAGE | Daniel Purvis

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JLF ADELAIDE 2019 SPEAKERS Mridula Nath Chakraborty (AUS) Melanie Cheng (AUS) James Crabtree (UK/SGP) William Dalrymple (UK/IND) Robert Dessaix (AUS) Frank Dikötter (NLD) Lok Fung (HKG) Namita Gokhale (IND) Paulo Lemos Horta (UAE) Tony Joseph (IND) Sheng Keyi (CHN) Manisha Koirala (IND) Wu Ming-Yi (TWN) Omar Musa (AUS) Intan Paramaditha (IDN) Ahronglong Sakinu (TWN) Melizarani T. Selva (MYS) Ranjana Srivastava (AUS) Baiyi Sun (TWN) Abhishek Thapar (IND/NLD) Shashi Tharoor (IND) Usha Uthup (IND) Charlotte Wood (AUS) A Yi (CHN) Paul Zacharia (IND) DISPLACED CITIZENS

THE HISTORY BOYS

There are few experiences as unsettling as that of being displaced, be it by the fantastical as in Sheng Keyi’s dystopian novel Death Fugue – a story about a man, and a storm – or by death, when in Wu Ming-Yi’s award-winning novel The Stolen Bicycle, a man searches for his missing father’s bicycle. In Melanie Cheng’s novel Room for a Stranger, a visiting student from Hong Kong moves in with an elderly woman in Melbourne. Or in reaching back into a fabled past, as Paulo Lemos Horta considers in both Aladdin and the Arabian Nights.

Celebrated writer and Festival Co-Director, William Dalrymple returns to Adelaide with a new book, The Anarchy: The Relentless Rise of the East India Company, a timely consideration of trade and power. Also with a new book, How To Be A Dictator, Frank Dikötter considers eight of the despots of the 20th century. Long-time Asia commentator James Crabtree explores India’s recent wealth in his award–winning book The Billionaire Raj. And for the first time, politician-turnedwriter Shashi Tharoor visits with Inglorious Empire, his best-selling exploration of the Indian experience of British colonialism.

THE RHYTHM SECTION Welcome to the performers: the artists who tell their stories on stage. Abhishek Thapar is a master performer whose work explores memories, history and the idea of home. Actress, activist and cancer survivor Manisha Koirala looks back at her long career, and offers a message of hope. As does Usha Uthup, one of India’s most celebrated singers of pop, jazz, film and playback as well as a long-time advocate for love and unity. More controversially, spoken word poet Melizarani T. Selva explores taboos – about women, identity and empowerment.

ON LIVING AND DYING As we age, we begin to wonder how to die. In her hugely anticipated new novel, The Weekend, Charlotte Wood wrestles with death though the story of four old friends. As an oncologist and writer, Ranjana Srivastava explores ways of dying in her most recent book A Better Death, a practical approach to life’s end. Intan Paramaditha explores sex and death in the supernatural stories that make up the collection Apple and Knife. More joyfully, Robert Dessaix offers us a guide to the considered life in The Pleasures of Leisure.

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PUBLIC LECTURE

CONFERENCE

Presented by the Faculty of Arts, University of Adelaide

ASIA-PACIFIC CREATIVE CITIES CONFERENCE

AUSTRALIA-CHINA LECTURE China’s Contemporary Artists – Making their Way in the World

Forty years ago this September, a group of young artists staged the first-ever show of contemporary art in the People’s Republic of China. Author Madeleine O’Dea joins filmmaker Henry Thong in a conversation about how China’s artists have forged a place for themselves over the succeeding decades, each generation renegotiating their relationship with their own country and with the West. Their story highlights the tumultuous course of post-Cultural Revolution China, as well as the current complex state of the relationship between China and the West. NAPIER LECTURE THEATRE 102 UNIVERSITY OF ADELAIDE FRI 18 OCT 5pm DURATION 60 mins FREE 62

Register your interest at ozasiafestival.com.au

Adelaide UNESCO City of Music

The first-ever meeting of the UNESCO Creative Cities of the Asia-Pacific region will be held in Adelaide during OzAsia Festival. The Conference will bring together representatives of UNESCO Creative Cities, government officials, world-leading thinkers, artists and more, to join in discussions on cultural leadership in the region, collaboration and exchange, sustainable development, bilateral partnerships, tourism and marketing strategies. The event will also honour the UN International Year of Indigenous Languages. Join the conversation #ADLCreativeCon ADELAIDE FESTIVAL CENTRE 23 OCT > 26 OCT Registrations close 31 August bit.ly/APCCconference See page 80 for partners and support IMAGE | Archie Five


WORLD PREMIERE

MUSIC

MULTICULTURAL

SILK ROAD — CARAVANSERAI Persian Cultural Association of South Australia Embark on a journey of music along the magical Silk Road and celebrate the travels of humanity that stretch back thousands of years along the routes that took goods, ideas, cultures, technologies and religions between East Asia and Europe. Silk Road — Caravanserai features breathtaking music from some of South Australia’s foremost musicians hailing from the many Silk Road regions alongside community performers and guest artists. Organised by the Persian Cultural Association of South Australia

and featuring artists with heritage from Iran, Iraq, Syria, Lebanon, Armenia, Greece, Ukraine, Italy, Turkey, Pakistan, Afghanistan, Uzbekistan, Uighur, Tibet, India, Nepal, Bhutan, Myanmar, Japan and China, this epic multicultural event demonstrates how music is the universal language which binds together diverse cultures of past and present. FESTIVAL THEATRE SAT 19 OCT 5pm DURATION 2 hrs 10 mins Premium $50 A Reserve $40 B Reserve $30 C Reserve $20

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Media Resource Centre and OzAsia Festival present

FILM PROGRAM FRI 18 OCT > WED 6 NOV MERCURY CINEMA SINGLE TICKET Adult $17 | Conc $15 TWO TICKETS Adult $32 | Conc $24 THREE TICKETS Adult $42 | Conc $33 SENIORS All tickets $8 | At box office only Director Focus Acknowledgments Curation and notes by Gail Kovatseff and Hari Prasad. Thanks to Nick Godfrey and Mike Walsh. Thanks to David Park, Korean Culture Centre Australia. The Odd Family: Zombie On Sale and The Spy Gone North are presented in commemoration of the 100 year celebration of Korean film, and entry is free.

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BONG JOON-HO

A figurehead of the South Korean New Wave, Bong Joon-ho has used genre filmmaking to cast a critical lens on South Korea and US imperialism as well as global issues of justice, corruption and the environment. This retrospective includes earlier works alongside his most recent Palme d’Or winner, Parasite.


BARKING DOGS NEVER BITE

MEMORIES OF MURDER

Bong Joon-ho’s first feature is a darkly comedic work. An academic frustrated by barking dogs takes matters into his own hands, while a local woman decides to investigate a rash of missing dogs.

This dark crime procedural follows a group of detectives desperate to solve a case. The harrowing mystery incorporates ghostly elements of folklore alongside a harsh geopolitical critique.

Director Bong Joon-ho South Korea | 2000 | 110 mins

MON 21 OCT 7pm

Director Bong Joon-ho South Korea | 2003 | 131 mins

WED 23 OCT 7.30pm

THE HOST

MOTHER

PARASITE

Bong’s third film, a monster movie epic, observes a dysfunctional family forced to fend off a creature borne from the polluted Han River. Notable for its darkly comic atmosphere and for cementing Bong’s international reputation.

After the exceptionally successful The Host, Bong returned to the procedural, seen now through a single mother’s persistent attempts to prove the innocence of her son, accused of a brutal murder.

When an unemployed family’s son is given the potential to tutor a wealthy family, he lies and forges his way in. Slowly the entire unemployed family also begins to ingrain themselves. Winner Palme d’Or at Cannes 2019.

Director Bong Joon-ho South Korea | 2006 | 120 mins

MON 28 OCT 7pm

Director Bong Joon-ho South Korea | 2009 | 129 mins

WED 30 OCT 7pm

Director Bong Joon-ho South Korea | 2019 | 132 mins

SAT 19 OCT 6.30pm TUE 5 NOV 10.45am

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Opening night film HONEYLAND

Directors Tamara Kotevska and Ljubomir Stefanov Macedonia | 2019 | 87 mins

In this captivating documentary, Hatidze is the last of the Balkan Mountains wild bee hunters. Her peaceful life is upended with the arrival of an itinerant family with expansion on their mind. FRI 18 OCT 7pm Includes light refreshments and a honey cocktail FRI 25 OCT 10.45am SUN 3 NOV 2pm

ACROSS ASIA

A selection of recent acclaimed films from across Asia, which identify filmmakers to watch as well as the cultural discussions and forces of change at play in this dynamic region.

BEANPOLE

BUBUL CAN SING

Two friends rebuild their lives in the devastating post siege ruins of Leningrad. Breathtaking performances and production design. Winner Best Director, Un Certain Regard 2019 at Cannes.

Three friends live an idyllic childhood, but adolescence in a rural society brings challenges as two are courted and one faces censure when he cannot conform to ideas of masculinity.

Director Kantemir Balagov Russia | 2019 | 130 mins

SUN 27 OCT 5pm FRI 1 NOV 10.45am

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Director Rima Das India | 2018 | 95 mins

SAT 19 OCT 2pm SAT 26 OCT 2pm


MANTA RAY

ONE CHILD NATION

THE THIRD WIFE

A Thai fisherman finds a Rohingya man washed up and nurses him back to health, integrating him into his village. A visually rich response to the refugee crises.

How the one child policy impacted a generation is intimately told from many perspectives: the filmmaker’s family, those who enforced the policy and those who traded abandoned babies.

In 19th century Vietnam, 14-year-old May arrives by boat to become the third wife of a wealthy land-owner’s son. An evocative and beautifully realised work.

Director Phuttiphong Aroonpheng Thailand | 2018 | 105 mins

TUE 22 OCT 10.45am SUN 3 NOV 4pm

Directors Nanfu Wang, Jialing Zhang USA/China | 2019 | 85 mins

SUN 20 OCT 4pm SUN 27 OCT 3pm

WILD GOOSE LAKE

FOR SAMA

Like all the best noir films, Wild Goose Lake is a bleak, majestic and mysterious work. A beautiful prostitute must bring in a handsome mobster with a price on his head before all hell breaks loose.

An epic tale of courage in war; a couple meet, marry and have a baby during the five years of the uprising in Aleppo. Winner Best Documentary, 2019 SXSW Film Festival.

Director Diao Yinan China/France | 2019 | 133 mins

SUN 20 OCT 6pm SUN 3 NOV 6pm

Directors Waad Al-Kateab and Edward Watts Syria/UK/USA | 2019 | 95 mins

SUN 20 OCT 2pm TUE 29 OCT 10.45am

Director Ash Mayfair Vietnam/USA | 2018 | 96 mins

FRI 18 OCT 10.45am SUN 3 NOV 12pm WED 6 NOV 5pm

SCREWDRIVER

Director Bassam Jarbawi Palestine | 2018 | 108 mins

Young Ziad is a hopeful basketball star until he seeks revenge for the killing of his best friend. Returning home after 15 years in an Israeli prison, he struggles to adjust. WED 23 OCT 4.45pm SAT 2 NOV 12pm

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CONTEMPORARY LEBANESE CINEMA

Once considered a jewel of Middle Eastern culture, Lebanon’s cinema has again come to the fore, exploring the daily lives of ordinary people while the reverberations of past conflicts are never far from the surface. CARAMEL

Director Nadine Labaki Lebanon/France | 2007 | 95 mins

In this wonderful mosaic of experiences that defies stereotypes, a beauty parlour is a safe haven for five women to share their stories and sisterhood. MON 4 NOV 7pm

WEST BEIRUT

WHERE DO WE GO NOW?

THE INSULT

As civil war breaks out and Beirut is partitioned, two boys continue to make Super 8 films, but the world becomes more serious as they come of age in a city turning into a tragedy.

In this dramatic comedy, women in a small village conspire to protect their men from themselves by averting sectarian violence through a series of hairbrained schemes.

A court battle resulting from an insult between a Lebanese Christian and a refugee Palestinian explodes onto national TV, revealing a society steeped in old wounds and entrenched prejudices.

Director Ziad Doueiri Lebanon/France | 1998 | 105 mins

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Director Nadine Labaki Lebanon/France | 2011 | 110 mins

WED 6 NOV 7pm

Director Ziad Doueiri Lebanon/France | 2017 | 93 mins

MON 11 NOV 7pm


ASIAN CULT CINEMA

Over time, Asian cinema has become a powerhouse of genre filmmaking, and since the 1970s, has increasingly built a cult audience in the West. These are a selection of Asian genre films making waves in 2019.

THE ODD FAMILY: ZOMBIE ON SALE

Director Lee Min-jae South Korea | 2019 | 111 mins

A zombie is created from a failed human trial by a pharmaceutical company. When it bites the father of a scheming family, they realise the potential to make money from others in the village.

RIDE YOUR WAVE Director Masaaki Yuasa Japan | 2019 | 96 mins

Hinako moves to a seaside town to attend college, but mostly for her love of surfing. She meets a firefighter, Minato, but when he tragically dies Hinako discovers she can still communicate with him through water.

Free entry Presented by the Korean Cultural Centre Australia

SAT 26 OCT 4pm WED 30 OCT 5pm

THE SPY GONE NORTH

WHY DON’T YOU JUST DIE

WE ARE LITTLE ZOMBIES

A South Korean agent posing as a businessman must survive the paranoia of North Korean officials while uncovering their nuclear secrets, only to discover his own country’s involvement.

The world’s worst father, an unhappy actress, a cheated cop and a prevaricating thug are all brought together in one room for some serious mayhem.

Four teenagers stand outside a crematorium. Their parents have all died. They are not sad. They have no emotions. They are Little Zombies. What to do? Create a pop band of course.

SAT 19 OCT 4pm

Director Yoon Jong-bin South Korea | 2018 | 137 mins

Free entry Presented by the Korean Cultural Centre Australia SAT 2 NOV 6.30pm

Director Kirill Sokolov Russia | 2018 | 95 mins

SUN 27 OCT 7.30pm SAT 2 NOV 4pm

Director Makoto Nagahisa Japan | 2019 | 120 mins

SAT 26 OCT 6.45pm

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FLINDERS UNIVERSITY FILM SERIES MERCURY CINEMA All tickets $10

WARM REGARDS

Short films from Yogyakarta

Yogyakarta is home to a vibrant film scene which has its roots in the Reformasi period. This selection of shorts showcases the unique style of Yogyakarta filmmaking. TUE 22 OCT THU 31 OCT

7pm 11am

EMERGING ASIAN AUSTRALIAN FILMMAKERS

COMMUNITY EVENT

CuriosiTEA YUMI UMIUMARE

As a durational contemporary ritual, Yumi serves many bowls of CuriosiTEA to the general public, artists and tourists, to activate and provoke cultural encounters and personal interactions. Visitors are invited to absorb the simple rituals of tea ceremony in silence and share conversations and interactions in the open air. The deep sense of presence and silence initially afforded by the space will facilitate time to pause and reflect, counterbalancing noise and distraction to create a unique space through public interaction.

A showcase of vibrant works by emerging Asian-Australian independent filmmakers, exploring concepts of identity, place, and belonging. Curated by Nicholas Godfrey, Flinders University College of Humanities, Arts and Social Sciences. FRI 25 OCT 70

6.30pm

This is part of Yumi’s PopUp Tearoom Series. LUCKY DUMPLING MARKET SAT 26 OCT 1 – 4pm Vist anytime during these hours FREE

IMAGE | Joseph Gabriel


SCHOOL WORKSHOP

COMMUNITY EVENT

CHINESE MUSIC WORKSHOPS

DRAGON BOAT RACING

Some of Adelaide’s most experienced Chinese music experts, Zhao Liang (guzheng – Chinese harp), David Dai (erhu – Chinese violin) and Satomi Ohnishi (Chinese drums) will entertain and educate school groups in an interactive and hands-on workshop. Workshops will explore soundscapes through traditional rhythms and tunes, delivering multicultural songs and stories. Daytime workshops for primary school years 3–7. ADELAIDE FESTIVAL CENTRE MON 28 OCT > FRI 1 NOV DURATION 1 hr 30 mins FREE

DRAGON BOAT SA

Kick off your Moon Lantern Parade celebrations early at this lively, familyfriendly event! Cheer on competitors as they race in ornate colourful dragon boats along the River Torrens. You can watch this millennia-old Chinese tradition in action from the Lucky Dumpling Market, or why not register a team and join the fun yourself? ADELAIDE RIVERBANK LAWN SAT 19 OCT 11am – 4pm FREE Registrations and more information at dragonboatsa.com

Bookings and enquiries email centrED@adelaidefestivalcentre.com.au

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MULTICULTURAL

AUSTRALIA

CHINA

CHINESE CULTURAL EVENTS

Two events hosted by the University of Adelaide celebrating Chinese music and culture.

RENAO STREET A mid-autumn celebration

All over China, public spaces including streets, markets, parks and squares bustle with life, colour and noise. Along the streets, hawkers ply their trade, markets are crowded with shoppers and stalls are piled high with produce. The Chinese word for this is renao (热闹), which literally means ‘hot and noisy’. And that’s exactly the atmosphere of this unique event at the University of Adelaide when the Student Hub Central will be transformed into Renao Street (热闹街) to celebrate the Mid-Autumn Festival. Enjoy food, music, activities and all the vitality and excitement of Chinese hubbub in the Hub. HUB CENTRAL, UNIVERSITY OF ADELAIDE FRI 18 OCT 12 noon DURATION 5 hrs FREE 72

CHINESE MUSIC CONCERT

With a history stretching over thousands of years, Chinese music is one of the world’s oldest and greatest musical traditions. From the restrained, poetic sounds of the guqin played by a solitary scholar, to the raucous music accompanying China’s many festivals, music evokes the essence of Chinese culture in sound. The tradition continues today (accommodating itself to the modern world), with traditional instruments likely to be joined by electric guitars or laptops. Join the Elder Conservatorium Chinese Orchestra, the Chinese School of Music and Art, and guest artists in celebrating the fabulous sounds of Chinese music. ELDER HALL SUN 20 OCT 2pm DURATION 2 hrs 30 mins (inc. interval) FREE


MASTERCLASSES

WORKSHOPS

DANCE MASTERCLASSES

MUSIC WORKSHOPS

Some of the world’s most influential choreographers will deliver masterclasses for professional and student dancers during OzAsia Festival.

Music-lovers are invited to hear from world-class musicians at these FREE workshops.

Facilitated by The Mill

DURATION 1 hr 30 mins

Register at themilladelaide.com/masterclasses

HIP-HOP FROM PARIS By Valentine Nagata-Ramos

B-girl Valentine has danced for leading hip-hop troupes around the world. She performed with the MTV dance crew and has won numerous breakdance battles. WED 16 OCT 2pm

URBAN STREET DANCE, CLASSICAL DANCE AND THE WARRIOR By Guillaume Gabriel

This masterclass from Company Hervé Koubi co-founder Guillaume Gabriel will highlight the importance of quality movement, weight, balance, and provide guidance to work through challenges. MON 21 OCT 5.30pm

CONTEMPORARY DANCE IN VISUAL ART & FILM

By Damien Jalet & Aimilios Arapoglou

Choreographer of Vessel, Damien Jalet will share his experiences in the areas of visual arts and films with his collaborator, Aimilios Arapoglou. SUN 27 OCT 10am

IMAGES | Valentine Nagata Ramos © Tetsuo Nagata; Damien Jalet © Koen Broos; Aimilios Arapoglou © Koen Broos; Guillaume Gabriel © Gilles Aguilar

Facilitated by The University of Adelaide

DURATION 60 mins

Register at musicworkshops@adelaide.edu.au

SUSHEELA RAMAN & SAM MILLS NO BORDERS

Singer, composer and curator Susheela Raman and her long-term collaborator, Sam Mills discuss navigating world music styles and collaborating across genres. EMU RECORDING ROOM LEVEL 5 SCHULZ BUILDING TUE 22 OCT 5pm

FADE TO BLUE: EAST MEETS WEST

Two Taipei musicians, Chung Yufeng, a Taiwanese pipa player and David Chen, the US born guitar virtuoso, will discuss how they have collaborated over the years. MADLEY REHEARSAL SPACE FRI 25 OCT 5pm

HADI ZEIDAN LEBANON UNDERGROUND

Paris-based Lebanese music producer and curator, Hadi Zeidan, will share the storyline of Lebanon’s music scene from the retro era of late 1970s to the modern electronic scene of today. MADLEY REHEARSAL SPACE WED 30 OCT 2pm

IMAGES | Sam Mills & Susheela Raman; David Chen & Chung Yufeng; Hadi Zeidan © Anne-Lise Franjou

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OZASIA FESTIVAL VENUE MAP

ELDER PARK

RIVER TORRENS

SPACE THEATRE

LUCKY DUMPLING MARKET

ADELAIDE CONVENTION CENTRE

FESTIVAL THEATRE DUNSTAN PLAYHOUSE

INTERCONTINENTAL ADELAIDE RIVERSIDE CENTRE

ADELAIDE CASINO ADELAIDE RAILWAY STATION

PARLIAMENT HOUSE

NORTH TERRACE

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DANCE

What the Day Owes to the Night

VENUE

PAGE

Dunstan Playhouse

6

Vessel

Dunstan Playhouse

14

Outwitting the Devil

Dunstan Playhouse

18

Kata

Space Theatre

22

DanceLab

AC Arts Theatre

41

The Dark Master

WED 16 OCT

THU 17 OCT

FRI 18 OCT

11am, 7.30pm

7.30pm

SAT 19 OCT

SUN 20 OCT

MON 21 OCT

THEATRE

Space Theatre

10

The Village

Festival Theatre

12

£¥€$

Space Theatre

16

Totes Adorbs ❤ Hurricane

Nexus Arts

24

Light

Nexus Arts

26

Surpassing the Beeline

Banquet Room

28

Since Ali Died

Space Theatre

32

Cuckoo

Space Theatre

35

My Home at the Intersection

Rehearsal Room

37

Techno Circus

4pm, 7.30pm 3pm, 6pm 7pm

7pm

2pm, 7pm

6.30pm

2pm, 6pm

6pm

PHYSICAL THEATRE

Dunstan Playhouse

30

Stuck in the Narrowest Path

Dunstan Playhouse Foyer

34

Beyond Skin - Revisited

2pm

MUSIC

Festival Theatre

8

Siti Nurhaliza

Festival Theatre

20

Ghost Gamelan

Space Theatre

36

Shik Shak Shok

Nexus Arts

38

Beruit Electro Parade

Nexus Arts

39

Symbiosis

Nexus Arts

40

So Long Country

UKARIA Cultural Centre

41

Asian Pop Time Machine

Lucky Dumpling Market

46

Adam Page & Noriko Tadano

Lucky Dumpling Market

46

Journey to the West

Lucky Dumpling Market

47

Kukangendai

Lucky Dumpling Market

47

Fade to Blue

Lucky Dumpling Market

48

Kamrul Hussin

Lucky Dumpling Market

48

Alena Murang

Lucky Dumpling Market

49

Hadi Zeidan & Jad Atoui

Lucky Dumpling Market

49

Silk Road — Caravanserai

Festival Theatre

63

Chinese Music Concert

Elder Hall

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Moon Lantern Parade

7.30pm 7.30pm

7pm 7pm 6pm

5pm 2pm

COMMUNITY EVENTS

Elder Park

42

Lucky Dumpling Market

Adelaide Riverbank Lawn

44

CuriosiTEA

Lucky Dumpling Market

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Dragon Boat Racing

Adelaide Riverbank Lawn

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Renao Street

The University of Adelaide

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JLF Adelaide

3–9pm 4.30pm

4.30pm

12pm

12pm

11am–4pm 12–5pm

FORUMS, TALKS & WORKSHOPS Adelaide Festival Centre

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Australia-China Lecture

The University of Adelaide

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Asia-Pacific Creative Cities Conference

Adelaide Festival Centre

62

Dance Masterclasses

The Mill

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Music Workshops

The University of Adelaide

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Joyce Ho

5pm 2pm

5.30pm

VISUAL ART

Artspace Gallery

50

Fiona Tan

Samstag Museum

52

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Lee Mingwei

Art Gallery of South Australia

53

Su Hui-Yu

Nexus Gallery

54

Samsung Loves Us All

QBE Galleries

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Tabita Rezaire

QBE Galleries

56

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Sisters Sangam

SASA Gallery

57

No god but God: The art of Islam

Art Gallery of South Australia

57

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Film Program

Mercury Cinema

64

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FILM

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WED 23 OCT

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FRI 25 OCT

SAT 26 OCT

SUN 27 OCT

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FESTIVAL INFORMATION BOOKING

ACCESS

ONLINE ozasiafestival.com.au PHONE BASS 131 246 (Mon - Sat 9am - 6pm CST) IN PERSON Festival Theatre Box Office and BASS outlets DISCOUNTS All discount offers are subject to availability and a fee of $8.95 applies to all transactions. Limited tickets available for some performances and prices subject to change. Festival Director Pass and Adventure Pass offers do not include films. Adventure Pass discount applies to selected shows only. Subscription price valid for Adult A Reserve or equivalent only. For some productions, tickets are valid for select performances only. More info at adelaidefestivalcentre.com.au/ tickets-info/subscribe-save/ Concession prices are available to pensioners, seniors, patrons experiencing unemployment, and full-time students. Proof of entitlement may be requested at time of purchase or at the venue. Please make sure you carry your concession cards. TRANSACTION FEES A fee of $8.95 applies to all transactions. For further information regarding fees, visit our website: adelaidefestivalcentre.com.au/ticketsinfo/generalticketinginformation Adelaide Festival Centre respects your privacy and meets government policy requirements. Every effort has been made to ensure that performance dates, times, prices and other information contained herein are correct at time of publication. Refer to adelaidefestivalcentre. com.au for current information and full terms and conditions. ADELAIDE FESTIVAL CENTRE TRUSTEES Michael Abbott AO QC (Chair) Jim Hazel (Deputy Chair) Sandy Verschoor Lord Mayor of Adelaide

Mary Hamilton Christine Zeitz Phil Hoffmann AM Maggie Zhou Tony Smith ADELAIDE FESTIVAL CENTRE FOUNDATION Legh Davis (Chair) Kate Abraham Cathy Chong Angela Condous AM Cain Cooke Janet Crawford Kathryn House Penny Johnson

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Sue Pearce OAM Tony Smith John Sulan QC John Taplin Lauren Zwaans Joan Hardy OAM (Patron)

VENUE ACCESS AND REDEVELOPMENT Redevelopment is underway around Adelaide Riverbank. For access routes and a map, road closures, drop off zones, and parking advice, please visit the website: ozasiafestival.com.au/getting-here Register your details online or with your ticket purchase to receive an important SMS and email with up to date access details before your show. PARKING Adelaide Festival Centre’s car park is closed and alternative parking is available around the precinct. Access discounted parking at Wilson Adelaide Central (at 225 North Terrace). Full details: adelaidefestivalcentre.com.au/parking ACCESS SERVICES Adelaide Festival Centre is committed to ensuring our programs are accessible and your time with us is enjoyable. At Adelaide Festival Centre venues, accessible facilities include wheelchair loan service, assistive hearing systems, accessible toilets, accessible seat allocations, and access friendly drop off/pickup locations. When booking tickets for shows at Adelaide Festival Centre, please inform the BASS operator if you have specific access requirements. For all other access enquiries please contact Patron Services on (08) 8216 8600 or access@adelaidefestivalcentre.com.au

LOST OR STOLEN TICKETS Reserved seat tickets may be replaced in most instances however general admission tickets cannot be replaced. Please call BASS on 131 246 for assistance. Adelaide Festival Centre respects your privacy and meets government policy requirements.

ADELAIDE FESTIVAL CENTRE EXECUTIVE MANAGEMENT Douglas Gautier AM Carlo D’Ortenzio Liz Hawkins Kristen Eckhardt Moira Hay

CEO & Artistic Director Chief Operating & Financial Officer Director of Programming, Development & Venue Sales Director of Marketing, Sales & Audience Engagement Technical Manager

ADELAIDE FESTIVAL CENTRE IS THE HEART OF THE ARTS IN SOUTH AUSTRALIA.

Established in 1973, it is Australia’s first capital city arts venue and hosts more than one million people annually. As well as presenting theatre, dance, music, and exhibitions, Adelaide Festival Centre creates diverse festivals to inspire, challenge, educate, and entertain. We welcome audiences of all ages, experiences, and cultures. ADELAIDE FESTIVAL CENTRE King William Rd Adelaide SA 5000 Phone +61 8 8216 8600 contact@adelaidefestivalcentre.com.au ozasiafestival.com.au

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OzAsia Festival 2019 Program  

The 2019 edition of OzAsia Festival, Adelaide’s boundary-pushing contemporary international arts festival.

OzAsia Festival 2019 Program  

The 2019 edition of OzAsia Festival, Adelaide’s boundary-pushing contemporary international arts festival.

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