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Adelaide Festival Centre’s OzAsia Festival is produced on Kaurna land. We respect the Kaurna people as the traditional custodians of the Adelaide Plains. We honour their cultural and spiritual relationship with their country and we do so in the spirit of reconciliation.

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CONTENTS DANCE

FORUMS, TALKS & WORKSHOPS

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Somewhere, Everywhere, Nowhere Two The Long Walk

In Other Words Workshops and Masterclasses

THEATRE

VISUAL ART

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Double Delicious The Demon White Pearl Action Star Perahu-Perahu Open Homes

MUSIC 08 12 20 30 34 36 42 52 60

Destinations Hand To Earth Ahimsa: Meditations on Gandhi Pinoy Street Party When Playlist Lucky Beats Zhao Liang Chinese Music Day

COMEDY 22

The Special Comedy Comedy Special

COMMUNITY EVENTS 38 40 53

Moon Lantern Trail Lucky Dumpling Market AnimeGO!

On View: In Translation The Strangers Untitled.Showa True Self A Vast Emporium Moving Image Program Truc Truong

PERFORMANCE ART 33

AEON†: Titan Arum

FILM 54 57 60

Love & Neon: The Cinema of Wong Kar Wai Special Screenings 12 Doors

INFORMATION 70 70 71 72 74 75

Festival Information & Access Map Bookings Festival Planner Who’s Making OzAsia Festival? Partners


OzAsia Festival brings together artists with many different voices and perspectives. What unites them is their ability to surprise and inspire audiences. The wide range of events highlighted in the program for this year are more than just arts experiences – they are opportunities for cultural harmony and understanding. His Excellency the Honourable

HIEU VAN LE AC Governor of South Australia OzAsia Festival Patron

OzAsia Festival 2021 truly has it all – from free community events right through to ground-breaking stage productions and a stunning film program.

I am delighted to see the return of this unique festival which has, over the years, been embraced by so many Australians and friends in the Asia Pacific region. Ongoing international travel restrictions created a unique opportunity to celebrate Asia within Australia, with OzAsia Festival 2021 featuring more Asian Australian artists than ever before. The Honourable

STEVEN MARSHALL MP Premier of South Australia

OzAsia Festival is a special offering in South Australia’s annual events calendar. Audiences can enjoy a meal in Lucky Dumpling Market, walk along the Moon Lantern Trail, check out an art exhibition and see a world-class performance – all in the one precinct.

As Australia’s leading contemporary arts festival fostering cultural engagement between Australia and Asia, OzAsia Festival is an important celebration of diversity within Australia and artistic excellence.

DOUGLAS GAUTIER AM CEO & Artistic Director QR code Adelaide Festival Centre

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Presenting her first full OzAsia Festival program in 2021, Artistic Director Annette Shun Wah is our country’s most prominent and respected advocate for Asian Australian artists and their work. This shines through in the exciting program she has delivered, with more than 30 ticketed and free events – everything from theatre, music, dance and comedy through to film, literature and visual art.

I am also looking forward to the Moon Lantern Trail, a reimagining of the ever-popular Moon Lantern Parade, with performances and lanterns along Adelaide’s riverbank. I am proud to be Patron of this fantastic festival and to see how much OzAsia Festival has grown since its inception. It is heartening to see how it has been enthusiastically embraced by the community for 14 years.

By showcasing the best of contemporary art experiences from Asia and fostering positive relationships between Australia and its neighbouring countries, OzAsia Festival provides major opportunities for artists to play their part in connecting people and communities. The Government of South Australia is proud to support OzAsia Festival 2021, and I congratulate Adelaide Festival Centre, Annette Shun Wah, and everyone involved in making it possible.

Featuring leading thinkers and writers from Asia and Australia, OzAsia Festival’s new writing and ideas program In Other Words will be a high-profile forum for the conversations of our time. From politics to poetry, freedom to fiction, leadership to lyricism, In Other Words is a source of provocative and illuminating content. I look forward to welcoming you all to Adelaide Festival Centre for this spectacular showcase of contemporary Asian Australian performance at its finest.


The 2021 OzAsia Festival takes place at a critical time for Australia’s engagement with Asia, and there’s no better time to ensure the people who best embody that connection – Australians of Asian background – lead the conversation. This year’s distinctive and forward-looking program presents a wealth of exceptional talent. Exciting new voices such as playwright Anchuli Felicia King, choreographer and dancer Raghav Handa and award-winning novelist Michael Mohammed Ahmad in his new work for the stage. We welcome luminaries such as jazz composer and musician Sandy Evans, choreographer Sue Healey bringing breathtaking innovation to dance, and celebrated visual artist Jumaadi reimagining traditional shadow play with composer Michael Toisuta. There are hidden gems uncovered, such as Australia’s biggest Asian action star Maria Tran, and exciting collaborations including Australian Art Orchestra’s Hand to Earth or dance artists Alison Currie and Yui Kawaguchi, who first met at OzAsia Festival 2018, taking us Somewhere, Everywhere, Nowhere in a time when we’ve barely been able to step out the front door. Mindy Meng Wang gives us an intimate and profoundly personal view of COVID lockdown, while London-based composer and pianist Belle Chen takes us to Destinations, a journey through sublime music and visuals. Join us for a reimagined Moon Lantern Trail, the popular Lucky Dumpling Market and an exciting new writing and ideas stream In Other Words – a forum for the important ideas and conversations we need right now. Along the way share a laugh with The Special Comedy Comedy Special, eat with Double Delicious, and name drop Ai Weiwei, Lindy Lee, Yayoi Kusama… enjoy exploring the many treats we have in store, and see you in October. Annette Shun Wah Artistic Director, OzAsia Festival

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ADELAIDE PREMIERE

THEATRE

FOOD

AUSTRALIA

DOUBLE DELICIOUS Contemporary Asian Australian Performance

Taste and smell evoke deep memories in this unique culinary and theatrical experience as five stellar storytellercooks reveal the secrets of dishes significant to their lives. Kimchi master Heather Jeong tears into a cabbage recalling meeting her father at the age of nine. Writer Benjamin Law brings a Queensland drawl to his hilarious story about growing up in the shadow of the Big Pineapple. Dancer Raghav Handa’s fluid choreography adds pathos to a personal dilemma about the loss of ritual. Adelaide performance maker and Double Delicious director Valerie Berry recalls the culture shock of leaving the Philippines to arrive in Ceduna. And cherished national treasure Elizabeth Chong reveals the beginnings of the famous cooking school that introduced generations of Australians to Chinese food and culture. Combining stunning visuals from projection and lighting designer Verity Hampson and music by Nicholas Ng, food and performance make a powerful connection to hearts and minds in this immersive work exploring family, longing, loss, resilience and legacy. And best of all, the audience completes the experience of each story by eating the dish that inspired it!

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 ½ “A heartwarming and fun look at heritage and storytelling told one dish at a time” The AU Review

INTERCONTINENTAL ADELAIDE THU 28 OCT 8pm FRI 29 OCT 5pm, 8pm SAT 30 OCT 5pm, 8pm DURATION 100 mins ADULT $90 CONCESSION $80


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AUSTRALIAN PREMIERE

MUSIC

UK

DESTINATIONS Belle Chen

At the forefront of UK new wave classical music, Belle Chen is as uncategorisable as her music is captivating. An associate of the Royal Academy of Music, Belle’s compositions retain the beauty of classical piano while simultaneously traversing avant-garde and electronica to embody the world’s changing natural wonders. Through use of electric keys and synthesizers, visual installations by artist Mario Radev and design by Nick Robertson, Belle is joined by off-stage projectionist Jayden Sutherland to bring her arrangements to life in vivid colour. Featuring stunning piano and immersive visuals, this incomparable musician takes audiences from tropical jungles, to shifting coastlines, to coral reefs. A celebration of our planet in all its splendour, see the stage transformed through an enthralling synergy of music and sound art for this Australian premiere performance.

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AUSTRALIA

TAIWAN


“Original and provocative” Brian Eno

HER MAJESTY’S THEATRE THU 21 OCT 7.30pm DURATION 60 mins PREMIUM $65 ADULT $55 CONCESSION $50

See page 61 for workshop details

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WORLD PREMIERE

THEATRE

AUSTRALIA

THE DEMON

Michael Mohammed Ahmad An action-filled, neo-noir investigation into the history of White Australia. In the early 1860s, violence erupted against Chinese miners in the goldfields of Victoria and New South Wales, directly contributing to the NSW Chinese Restriction Act and ultimately the 1901 Immigration Restriction Act – otherwise known as the White Australia Policy. In modern-day Sydney, Chinese Australian street fighter Wei draws two detectives – Arab Australian Jihad and his Aboriginal Muslim partner Matthew/Muhammad – on a road trip to Burrangong; site of the infamous Lambing Flat Riots. Here they must confront the landscape and its demons to ask themselves: does a curse inhabit a land or its people?

DUNSTAN PLAYHOUSE THU 4 NOV 7pm FRI 5 NOV 7pm + Q&A SAT 6 NOV 4pm, 7pm DURATION 90 mins ADULT $70 CONCESSION $65

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Bringing together the talents of awardwinning novelist Michael Mohammed Ahmad, acclaimed theatre director Rachael Swain and choreographer of filmic and surrealist dance theatre Gavin Webber, The Demon speaks to the challenges we all face as a multicultural, multi-faith and multiracial Australian society. Stylised and dreamlike, this complex yet compelling premiere combines contemporary Australian crime thriller and magic realism with a ‘Lynchian’ twist.


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ADELAIDE PREMIERE

MUSIC

AUSTRALIA

HAND TO EARTH Australian Art Orchestra

In a collaboration that spans continents and cultures, the Australian Art Orchestra pushes the boundaries of musical form and plays in the spaces between cultural practices. In Hand To Earth, Yolngu songman Daniel Wilfred, as the keeper of ‘manikay’ (songs) from South East Arnhem Land, brings the voices of his people tracing back over 40,000 years. While Sunny Kim – one of Korea’s most sought-after jazz vocalists – uses her voice and wordless gestures to invoke raw elemental forces. Against a backdrop created by trumpeter/ composer Peter Knight, David Yipininy Wilfred on yidaki and Aviva Endean on clarinet, Sunny and Daniel sing of timeless things – from the stars, to fire, to the cooling rain. Weaving their voices into minimalist soundscapes reminiscent of Brain Eno and Jon Hassell, their interplay and improvisation creates an immediate expression of contemporary Australia. A reflection of the past caught vividly in the present, Hand To Earth is a contrasting yet beautiful invitation to share culture and learn from each other.

HER MAJESTY’S THEATRE SAT 23 OCT 7.30pm DURATION 60 mins PREMIUM $65 ADULT $55 CONCESSION $50

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“The achievement of the musicians in bringing all these elements together, so successfully and with such passion, was extraordinary” ArtsHub

IMAGE | Tobias Titz

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ADELAIDE PREMIERE

THEATRE

AUSTRALIA

WHITE PEARL By Anchuli Felicia King

Sydney Theatre Company and Riverside’s National Theatre of Parramatta A “blisteringly funny satire” (Time Out) by one of Australia’s most exciting young playwrights, White Pearl comes to Adelaide after its sold-out 2019 Australian premiere with Riverside’s National Theatre of Parramatta and acclaimed productions in London and Washington D.C. Things are heating up in the ohso-cool Singapore headquarters of Clearday™, an upstart player in the Asian skincare game. Sales of their new range – ‘White Pearl’ skinwhitening cream – are going through the roof, and the ambitious team of young women have their eyes to the sky. That is, until their new TV commercial is leaked online and starts going viral for all the wrong reasons. As the views climb, the mood in the office nosedives and the team scrambles to contain the fallout and save more than just their jobs in the process. With a shrewd eye, acerbic wit and machine gun dialogue, Anchuli Felicia King deftly unravels toxic corporate culture, the complexity of Pan-Asian relations and racism in a wildly entertaining, gasp-inducing night at the theatre. DUNSTAN PLAYHOUSE WED 20 OCT 7pm THU 21 OCT 7pm FRI 22 OCT 7pm SAT 23 OCT 2pm, 7pm DURATION 85 mins ADULT $70 CONCESSION $65 14


 “Funny, insightful and packed with extraordinary erudition” Sydney Morning Herald

IMAGE | Philip Erbacher

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WORLD PREMIERE

THEATRE

AUSTRALIA

ACTION STAR Maria Tran PYT Fairfield

Maria Tran has always been a fighter. Growing up on a steady diet of eighties action movies and martial arts, Maria followed in the footsteps of her idols Jackie Chan, Donnie Yen, Michelle Yeoh and Cynthia Rothroc to become one of Asia’s leading action film stars. But, back in her home country of Australia, she faces a very different fight. Filled with world-class stunts, weapon-wielding and explosive choreography, Maria’s jawdropping fighting skills leap from screen to the stage in this live action solo performance. Directed with nuance and wit by Karen Therese, Maria’s compelling story pulls back the layers of Western culture to battle ideas of gender stereotypes, identity politics and racism in one woman’s journey to be recognised in a world of staggering opposition. Prepare for combat in this blockbuster story of struggle, adversity and kung fu.

DUNSTAN PLAYHOUSE THU 28 OCT 7pm FRI 29 OCT 12.30pm, 7pm SAT 30 OCT 7pm DURATION 70 mins ADULT $55 CONCESSION $50

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WORLD PREMIERE

DANCE

AUSTRALIA

JAPAN

SOMEWHERE, EVERYWHERE, NOWHERE Alison Currie and Yui Kawaguchi

“…masterful…” Melbourne Critique

“…unforgettable…” Canberra Critics Circle

SPACE THEATRE THU 21 OCT 8pm FRI 22 OCT 8pm SAT 23 OCT 8pm DURATION 50 mins ADULT $49 CONCESSION $45

See page 61 for masterclass details

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IMAGE | Rudolf Sagmeister & Sam Roberts


Humans (for now) live on one planet: a globalised world where the digital is used to link us with more opinions and information than ever before. Yet, simultaneously, that world seems to deepen the separation between people by time, space, cultural histories and languages. Somewhere, Everywhere, Nowhere bridges the similarities and differences that connect us all. Australian and Japanese cochoreographers and dancers Alison Currie (whose recent work was commissioned by Australian Dance Theatre) and award-winning soloist Yui Kawaguchi join forces to compose a collision between the everyday and imagined possibilities. Using sound, light and form to accentuate the comparing techniques between each dancer, Alison and Yui’s stunning choreography drifts in and out of sync to expose the significant, simple and absurd. An ephemeral performance about parallels and connection, Somewhere, Everywhere, Nowhere unveils how humans are defined not by what we know, but rather by what we are yet to discover.

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ADELAIDE PREMIERE

MUSIC

AUSTRALIA

INDIA

AHIMSA MEDITATIONS ON GANDHI During times of social and political unrest, the great Mahatma Gandhi’s example of peaceful protest now seems more important and relevant than ever. Along with thousands of fellow Indians rallying against European rule, his great Salt March of 1930 led directly to the granting of Indian independence and has become a testament to the power of civil disobedience.

Joining Sandy on stage are inspirational artist Sarangan Sriranganathan on sitar and highly esteemed and versatile tabla player Bobby Singh in an innovative pairing with the inventor of the airsticks (or ‘electronic drums’) Alon Ilsar. Supported by double bass player Brett Hirst, don’t miss this entrancing evening of intercultural musicianship.

In this heartfelt tribute celebrating the 150th anniversary of Gandhi’s birth, Ahimsa features original pieces from one of Australia’s finest jazz composers Sandy Evans, inspired by the freedom fighter’s writings and philosophy of non-violence. Mixing Indian classical with contemporary jazz, Gandhi’s words are translated into Sanskrit by Chris Whiteman and Vasudevacharya to form the foundation of these captivating compositions. HER MAJESTY’S THEATRE THU 28 OCT 7.30pm DURATION 75 mins PREMIUM $65 ADULT $55 CONCESSION $50

“The day the power of love overrules the love of power, the world will know peace” Mahatma Gandhi

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WORLD PREMIERE

COMEDY

AUSTRALIA

THE SPECIAL COMEDY COMEDY SPECIAL This comedy special is so special that it’s on one night only at Her Majesty’s Theatre, featuring some of Australia’s most hilarious comedians. Promising an evening so funny we had to say it twice, The Special Comedy Comedy Special brings together the biggest showcase of Asian Australian stand-up ever assembled on one stage in the country.

Hosted by the incomparable Jennifer Wong, delight in this handpicked lineup of some of the brightest superstars of the Australian TV and festival circuits. From The Feed on SBS to Triple J, ABC’s The Weekly, Comedy Next Gen and live music from cosmic/no-wave outfit Dragonfruit, revel in a night of comedic excellence for what promises to be the best night ever (they told us to say that part). Did we mention it’s special?

HER MAJESTY’S THEATRE SAT 30 OCT 7.30pm DURATION 70 mins PREMIUM $55 ADULT $45 CONCESSION $40

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FEATURING Alex Lee Jason Chong Jennifer Wong Lawrence Leung Michael Hing Nina Oyama Suren Jayemanne Colin Ho & Yvonne C Lam as Dragonfruit 23


ADELAIDE PREMIERE

TWO

DANCE

Raghav Handa Performing Lines

DANCE THEATRE

AUSTRALIA

 ½ “A delightful encounter between a musician and a dancer” Sydney Morning Herald

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In customary Indian Kathak, the dancer must never touch the drums. The player commands and the dancer must follow. That’s the rule. This interplay lies at the heart of Raghav Handa’s Two: an intergenerational, interdisciplinary bromance between the dynamic contemporary dancer, Raghav, and maestro tabla musician Maharshi Raval. For close to ten years, Raghav and Maharshi have built a friendship defined – and sometimes challenged – by the hierarchy inherent between dancer and musician in traditional Indian Kathak.

But what happens when conventional roles are reversed and the dancer takes control? In a joyful celebration of trust and collaboration, the pair push the boundaries of that convention in a charming and playful testament to friendship, respect and profound exchange. Imagining new ways of working shaped by the sharing and negotiation of power, Two presents impressive physicality, virtuosic music and witty encounters to expertly demonstrate the creative potential in respectfully challenging tradition.

SPACE THEATRE FRI 5 NOV 8pm SAT 6 NOV 3pm, 8pm DURATION 60 mins ADULT $49 CONCESSION $45 See page 61 for workshop details

IMAGE | Joseph Mayers

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WORLD PREMIERE

THEATRE

AUSTRALIA

PERAHU-PERAHU Contemporary Asian Australian Performance Stunning imagery and live music turn the traditional art form of wayang kulit on its head as Indonesian-Australian artist Jumaadi and his collaborators reinvigorate the ancient storytelling technique of shadow play. Perahu-Perahu, which means ‘boats’ in Indonesian, explores the precarious relationship between humans and the sea. Inspired by the history of travel across the waters separating Indonesia and Australia, PerahuPerahu is a surreal and magical adventure into new lands, bizarre encounters, triumph and peril. Immersing audiences in an exquisite world of images crafted from hundreds of intricate cutouts and compositions blending traditional and contemporary music, this satirical and playful new performance work is a captivating fusion of old and new. SPACE THEATRE WED 27 OCT 6pm THU 28 OCT 11am, 6pm FRI 29 OCT 11am, 6pm SAT 30 OCT 11am, 2pm DURATION 60 mins ADULT $45 CONCESSION $40 CHILD $20

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ADELAIDE EXCLUSIVE

THEATRE

AUSTRALIA

SINGAPORE

OPEN HOMES

Jeffrey Tan No Strings Attached Theatre of Disability

Behind every door of every home, there are stories that might never be told. Open Homes is a chance to hear them. Featuring personal and moving accounts from everyday people, audiences are invited into the homes of strangers to hear their stories. First conceptualised by artist Jeffrey Tan for the Singapore International Festival of Arts, this season includes six generous Asian Australian storytellers as they host listeners and share stories of their own lived experience of making Adelaide home. A rare opportunity for a very small audience, Open Homes uses no actors – just real people sharing their terraces, backyards and apartments in this series of fleeting and intimate encounters. Understated, sincere and humbling, it is an authentic theatre-going experience about the importance of fostering community and taking a moment to walk in someone else’s shoes. Book early – places strictly limited!

“A rare glimpse into the lives of people you might pass on the street and never meet” The Guardian

SOMEWHERE IN ADELAIDE… FRI 22 OCT 7pm SAT 23 OCT 12pm, 2pm, 4pm, 7pm SUN 24 OCT 12pm, 2pm, 4pm FRI 29 OCT 7pm SAT 30 OCT 12pm, 2pm, 4pm, 7pm SUN 31 OCT 12pm, 2pm, 4pm FRI 5 NOV 7pm SAT 6 NOV 12pm, 2pm, 4pm, 7pm SUN 7 NOV 12pm, 2pm, 4pm DURATION 60 mins ADULT $25

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ADELAIDE PREMIERE

MUSIC

AUSTRALIA

PHILIPPINES

PINOY STREET PARTY Kuya James

With over 7000 islands worth of musical style, the Philippines know how to throw a party. Connecting with Filipino or ‘Pinoy’ communities across Australia, Adelaide-born music producer and DJ Kuya James (Kuya meaning ‘older brother’) mixes old and new school songs of the Philippines to bring both elders and new generations together through a universal love of music. Garnering national respect as an artist/producer and spins on Triple J, he returns home for a scorching feast of tribal beats, Asian samples and enough bass synths to put the venue PA through its paces. A joyous celebration of heritage, get ready to fill the dance floor with a difference as Pinoy Street Party takes over the block with the freshest MCs, singers, musicians and DJs from Darwin to Adelaide. Including local street food and entertainment for the whole family, this will be a night of hip hop, remixes and culture unlike any the city has seen before. NEXUS ARTS FRI 29 OCT 8pm DURATION 120 mins ADULT $35 CONCESSION $30 CHILD $20 See page 61 for workshop details

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WORLD PREMIERE

DANCE

AUSTRALIA

THE LONG WALK Sue Healey

Braving hostile ports upholding the Chinese Immigration Act of the 1850s, more than 16,000 Chinese miners sought landfall in South Australia over a century ago to make the 500 kilometre pilgrimage to the goldfields of Victoria. Performing on Robe’s rugged yet beautiful coastline where those miners first docked, The Long Walk pays homage to their tenacity in this unique contemporary dance spectacle. Streaming online via real-time drone recording, boundarypushing choreographer Sue Healey’s new work reveals split-second decision-making between drone pilot, director, musician and performer as isolated dancers Billy Keohavong and Taiga-Kita Leong move spontaneously across the landscape. Immediate, raw and featuring an original score by world-renowned percussionist Ben Walsh, The Long Walk is a heart-racing exploration of technology’s ability to bring people together and the courage to pursue a better life – no matter the distance.

“Scenically spectacular” Sydney Morning Herald

THE LAB/ONLINE SUN 7 NOV 2pm, 4pm, 7pm DURATION 30 mins ADULT (The Lab) $25 ADULT (Online) $15 See page 61 for masterclass details

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PERFORMED THREE TIMES ONLY SUN 7 NOV Watch the livestream on your device or enjoy the full effect of the stunning visuals and sound at The Lab.


ADELAIDE PREMIERE

PERFORMANCE ART

AUSTRALIA

AEON†: TITAN ARUM Prolific creator and performance artist Justin Talplacido Shoulder is a shapeshifter – building and inhabiting elaborate worlds both alien and familiar. A carnivalesque biosphere of its own logic, AEON†: TITAN ARUM is a conservatory of imagined ‘exotic’, medicinal and dangerous species, questioning what it means to be in community with non-human kin. Inspired by the pageantry of nature, filipinx myth and continuing Justin’s interests in evolution and hybridity, TITAN ARUM births beings of ambiguity to question are they pollinator, parasite, or host?

NEXUS ARTS 21 > 24 OCT THU – FRI SAT SUN FREE

3pm – 7.30pm 10am – 6pm 10am – 5pm

PERFORMANCE TIMES THU 21 OCT 8pm FRI 22 OCT 8pm SAT 23 OCT 6.30pm, 8pm DURATION 40 mins ADULT $20

With appearances throughout the installation and featuring a live score by Corin Ileto, witness elaborate craft meeting uncanny puppetry and the language of diasporic queer clubland as Justin inhabits these forms in a hyper-sensory ceremony of dance, light and sound.

“The improbable and the marvellous” Vogue Australia

IMAGE | Mim Stirling

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WORLD PREMIERE

WHEN

MUSIC

Mindy Meng Wang

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FILM

AUSTRALIA

CHINA


“An extremely emotional work that truly touches everyone’s heart” Mapping Melbourne Festival

In recent memory, the world has been defined by open questions. When will our lives return to normal? When can we travel again? And when will we see our loved ones? In her most personal work yet, Chinese Australian musician, composer and seasoned OzAsia Festival performer Mindy Meng Wang creates a poignant and immersive audio-visual meditation on life during global lockdown. In an emotional showcase of music and family stories set between her hometown of Lanzhou, Wuhan, Shanghai and Australia, Mindy uses ancient Chinese harp (guzheng), electronic cello, synthesizer and film footage collected by Chinese and Australian filmmakers to humanise the profound worldwide experience of the global pandemic. A topical introspective on the fear and uncertainty left in the wake of COVID-19, When is also an endearing reminder of the things we share in trying times despite barriers of race, distance or culture.

THE LAB WED 3 NOV 6pm THU 4 NOV 6pm, 8pm DURATION 60 mins ADULT $45 CONCESSION $40

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PLAYLIST Handpicked by the OzAsia Festival team in a brand-new program, Playlist shines a light on the most progressive and exciting music we’re listening to right now. Featuring some of the best Asian Australian independent artists experimenting in electronic and contemporary pop on one stage. NEXUS ARTS SAT 6 NOV 7.30pm DURATION 2 hr 45 mins ADULT $45

WORLD PREMIERE

MUSIC

AUSTRALIA

RAINBOW CHAN Experimental Pop

Flexing her signature mix of electronics, live loops, saxophone and captivating vocals, Rainbow Chan melds catchy melodies and off-kilter beats to explore her Weitou heritage through a modern feminist lens.

“Uncompromising slice of art pop” The Guardian

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CORIN

Electronica Corin Ileto is a Filipina-Australian electronic producer, composer and performer working in the field of performance art, sound design, theatre and club spaces. In her Manifest Live AV show, dark atmospheric compositions merge with hyper-digital projections to create new imaginary realms.

“One of experimental techno’s brightest new navigators” Bandcamp Daily

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ORIGIN OF YOU: MINDY MENG WANG & SUI ZHEN Contemporary Pop

A meeting of music played on a 2,500-year-old guzheng instrument from China and electronic music borne of contemporary Melbourne, ORIGIN OF YOU is a collaboration channelling spiritual energy to reclaim cultural identity.

“Sophisticated and utterly compelling”

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COMMUNITY EVENT

MULTICULTURAL

MOON LANTERN TRAIL An OzAsia Festival favourite, the muchloved Moon Lantern Parade is evolving in 2021 from a one-night event to span four days of celebrations!

Wander along at your own pace to discover over a dozen giant lanterns, including the popular 40 metre long Hong Kong Dragon.

Starting at Adelaide Festival Centre Precinct and lighting a path to Pinky Flat, the newly imagined Moon Lantern Trail promises an exciting new experience for families across the festival’s opening weekend.

Celebrating harvest, family gatherings and the moon, this year’s Moon Lantern Trail will be beautiful to explore during the day and truly spectacular at night.

This interactive spectacle guides audiences through the stories, histories and traditions of Mid-Autumn Festival celebrations from across Asia, with roving performances and puppetry, interactive workshops and live music.

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IMAGE | Daniel Purvis

Come see your favourite parade lanterns in a whole new light!


ADELAIDE FESTIVAL CENTRE PRECINCT THU 21 > SUN 24 OCT THU – FRI 5pm – 10pm SAT – SUN 12pm – 10pm FREE EVENT

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COMMUNITY EVENT

LUCKY DUMPLING MARKET ELDER PARK 21 OCT > 7 NOV TUE – FRI 5pm – late SAT – SUN 12pm – late Closed Mondays FREE

Returning to Elder Park with the enticing sounds and smells of Asia’s bustling street markets, Lucky Dumpling Market is our favourite place to hang out on the balmy spring evenings throughout OzAsia Festival. Taste the flavours of Asia with some of Adelaide’s most delicious food vendors cooking up authentic cuisine, spectacular desserts, bubble tea, and Japanese sake with premium South Australian wines and beer. Serving a delicious variety of BBQ, stir fries, noodles, bao and of course mouth-watering dumplings, Lucky Dumpling Market is the perfect place for a meal and drink between performances with family and friends.

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IMAGE | Daniel Purvis

Be entertained with free live music from local and interstate artists each Thursday – Sunday evening (see pages 42 and 43), along with family-friendly workshops and cultural activities showcasing our wonderful local community groups on weekends. Brought to you by the team behind Adelaide Fringe venue Gluttony, Lucky Dumpling Market is a chance to indulge your senses!

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LUCKY BEATS

A selection of local and national music acts perform for free at Lucky Dumpling Market. LUCKY DUMPLING MARKET 21 OCT > 7 NOV FREE

MARLON FEAT. RULLA

The son of musical parents, Marlon uses music to reflect his life experiences and understand the realities that play out around him. Born and bred in Darwin, Northern Territory, Marlon is of Filipino, Aboriginal Larrakia, Kungarrakany and Thursday Island heritage. FRI 22 OCT

7.30pm

IMAGE | James Alberts

KUYA JAMES

Local producer Kuya James’ musical influences range from traditional rhythms and samples blended with bass-heavy hip hop to retro Filipino pop, bringing an upbeat party vibe that is guaranteed to get the dance floor jumping. SAT 23 OCT IMAGE | Jett Street

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NORIKO TADANO & ADAM RITCHIE

Renowned virtuoso of the three-string shamisen, Japanese vocalist Noriko Tadano joins awardwinning local film composer and sound designer Adam Ritchie to morph traditional Japanese music with live modular synths. SAT 23 OCT FRI 29 OCT

7pm 7.30pm

IMAGE | Noriko Tadano by Sala Okabe, Adam Ritchie by Hengtee Lim

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YEO

Melbourne-based MalaysianAustralian Yeo is known for exploring the dimensions of contemporary R&B, pop and electronic music. His unique genre-bending sound and wry lyricism explores themes of relationships, conflict and the rarity of hope. SAT 30 OCT

7.30pm

IMAGE | Vivan Vo

Adelaide’s Nexus Arts presents two of their Interplay program artists: Koleh, a South-East Asian instrumentalist blending samples and contemporary indie-pop, and Elizabeth Ruyi, Australian-born Malaysian Chinese singersongwriter with an expressive voice and heartfelt lyrics. FRI 5 NOV

6pm

IMAGES | Elizabeth Ruyi by Morgan Sette, Koleh by Alex Robertson

PARVYN

Parvyn Kaur Singh is a Punjabi-Australian singer best known for her work in cult psychedelic band The Bombay Royale. Her latest solo project represents a new step in her career informed by pop, electronica, jazz and her background in Sikh devotional music. SAT 6 NOV

KOLEH & ELIZABETH RUYI

7.30pm

CLYPSO

CLYPSO is a Sydney-based producer and vocalist whose sound is a collage of hyperactive beats, grimey basslines and tropical-inspired electronica. Blurring tongue-in-cheek samples over jungle sounds and shiny synth riffs, it’s happy-pill music with a bit of bite. SUN 7 NOV

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IMAGE | Michelle Grace Hunter

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WRITING AND IDEAS

AUSTRALIA

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IMAGE | Daniel Purvis


OzAsia Festival’s exciting new writing and ideas program Welcome to In Other Words, OzAsia Festival’s forum for conversations about Australia’s engagement with Asia, and the largest dedicated showcase for Asian and Asian Australian writers and thinkers. On the banks of the River Torrens, novelists, poets, performers, journalists, historians and playwrights will

come together to consider topics as varied as power, identity, community, grief, familial love, shopping malls, ghosts, snacks, resistance and, of course, revenge. Program Curator: Laura Kroetsch Guest Curators: Benjamin Law and Roanna Gonsalves Full program announced September.

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As the program comes together, themes have begun to reveal themselves. Below is a glimpse of the writers joining us in 2021. Together they will take audiences from the curious world that is suburbia into a region experiencing radical change. THE TIES THAT BIND The modern family is explored in Michael Mohammed Ahmad’s The Other Half of You as a young Muslim Australian man becomes the first in his family to attend university, and sparks some undesired consequences. In After Story, Larissa Behrendt takes a tour of the relationship between a mother and daughter as they travel England’s literary landscapes. While in poetry, Eileen Chong’s new collection A Thousand Crimson Blooms examines the complex emotions and family histories that inform our identities. COVID CONTINUES The Asia-Pacific has seen some of the worst effects of COVID-19 and enjoyed some of the best public health measures. As the pandemic continues to move through our region, we will look back at the terrible toll the disease has taken. Journalist James Oaten reflects on covering the disease in India while OzAsia Festival artists interrogate the effects of distance, isolation, and loss. We will peer into the future with Satyajit Das as he considers the economic, environmental and social challenges we face in the wake of the virus.

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MAKING BABIES In her new novel One Hundred Days, Alice Pung tells the story of a pregnant teenager held hostage by her mother. In her debut memoir, Ruhi Lee negotiates her reluctance to have a daughter, an experience which forces her to reconsider her childhood in Good Indian Daughter. Amani Haydar was five months pregnant when her father killed her mother; her new memoir chronicles that devastating experience in The Mother Wound. DANGER LURKS Fiction is full of women in peril, as in Laura Elizabeth Woollett’s novel The Newcomer, in which a woman waits in a sleepy Pacific Island hotel for her daughter to return. SL Lim’s Stella shortlisted Revenge: Murder in Three Parts tells the story of Yanni, a young girl whose misfortune is to be born female in Malaysia. More whimsically, in Paige Clark’s She is Haunted, a dead woman watches her neighbours, while another leaves her boyfriend because he reminds her of a corpse. SPEAKERS Michael Mohammed Ahmad, Tony Ayres, Durkhanai Ayubi, Dr Muneera Bano, Larissa Behrendt, Mridula Nath Chakraborty, Rainbow Chan, Eileen Chong, Paige Clark, Satyajit Das, Marc Fennell, Amani Haydar, Mimi Kwa, Jamie Marina Lau, Ruhi Lee, SL Lim, Hetty McKinnon, Lyma Nguyen, James Oaten, Alice Pung, Geoff Raby ao, Sujit Sivasundaram, Michael Smith, Laura Elizabeth Woollett and more.


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LUNCH ON THE RIVERBANK WITH PARWANA

Join Durkhanai Ayubi for a conversation about her family’s journey from Afghanistan to celebrated Adelaide eatery Parwana. At the heart of the story is Farida Ayubi, a woman who has kept the customs and traditions of Afghan cuisine alive for her family and community. Enjoy Farida’s food at this special lunch, conversation and book signing. FRI 5 NOV 12pm DURATION 120 mins TICKET $69

BENJAMIN LAW “OzAsia Festival is a brilliant celebration of Asian Australian culture and a community whose presence here pre-dates white arrival. It’s also a brilliant opportunity to take stock of Australia’s place in the Asia Pacific, and have some of the most urgent conversations about our shared futures.”

ROANNA GONSALVES “Everybody needs good neighbours. But what if the neighbours are also family, united and divided by two continents, two oceans and one big virus? In Other Words brings together the world’s most exciting contemporary writers who live and love in Asia and Australia as they engage in vital conversations about the churn of our histories, our present longings and our interdependent futures.”

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WORLD PREMIERE

VISUAL ART

AUSTRALIA

ON VIEW: IN TRANSLATION

Portraits from Hong Kong & Japan

IAN & PAMELA WALL GALLERY, HER MAJESTY’S THEATRE 21 OCT > 6 NOV WED – SAT 10am – 4pm DURATION 45 min loop FREE 48

IMAGE | Ema Yuasa (artist), Pippa Samaya (Photo)


Celebrated Australian choreographer, filmmaker and installation artist Sue Healey premieres her latest series of cinematic portraits of contemporary dance artists from Hong Kong and Japan. Filmed in locations significant to each dancer, On View: In Translation merges the spaces between the choreographic and the filmic in pursuit of the transcendent nature of performance presence.

A cross cultural work displayed across an immersive 5-screen video system, this enchanting display casts an analytical eye over the body in motion and its ability to speak across borders of perception, culture and identity. Dissecting the very nature of portraiture and the unspoken language of dance, On View: In Translation is a kinesthetic reflection on the transformative power of the dancer.

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VISUAL ART

TAIWAN

THE STRANGERS Yuan Goang-Ming

On weekends or holidays, the Zhongli train station in Taiwan is always filled with migrant workers moving to seek out better economic or living conditions. Screening daily in the Adelaide train station entrance to Dunstan Playhouse, Taiwanese artist Yuan Goang-Ming’s The Strangers is a portrait of these displaced people. Shot using high-speed cameras from the window of a moving passenger car, Yuan captures fleeting yet captivating portraits of these travelers frozen in time.

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IMAGE | Yuan Goang-Ming

An ode to his father and the millions of other Chinese civilians who migrated to Taiwan during the civil war of 1949, Yuan combines symbolic metaphor with technological media to share the transient stories of strangers away from home.


VISUAL ART

AUSTRALIA

JAPAN

UNTITLED.SHOWA Mayu Kanamori, Chie Muraoka and Sandy Edwards When visiting a flea market on the outskirts of Daylesford, Victoria in 2015, Japanese Australian artist Mayu Kanamori stumbled upon an intriguing mystery. Inside a pile of bulky envelopes, she discovered a collection of over 300 beautiful handprinted family photographs taken during Japan’s Showa period (1926 through 1989). Who were the people in the photographs? And who did they belong to? An evolving and interactive exhibition aimed at reuniting the photos with their rightful owner, Untitled. Showa is a revealing window into the universality of love, memory and photography. Featuring video archives, music by Satsuki Odamura and a performance video work by Yumi Umiumare, audiences are invited to participate in the search via onsite records and help unravel the mystery of this unfolding contemporary story. NEXUS GALLERY 21 OCT > 5 NOV TUE – FRI 9am – 5pm FREE IMAGES | Unknown

Visit website for information on workshops with exhibition artist Mayu Kanamori

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VISUAL ART

AUSTRALIA

TRUE SELF

A dreamlike exhibition bringing together renowned international visual artists, True Self presents a compelling series of works traversing the divide between truth and fiction in search for the self. Lindy Lee’s episodic shadow prints contemplate the Zen Buddhist koan about a woman named Ch’ien whose body and spirit are separated. Yayoi Kusama’s painting ‘Infinity Net’ wonders where the self begins and ends. And Ai Weiwei’s diaristic twelve screen installation ‘258 Fake’ scrolls through the 7,677 digital photographs questioning the very role of surveillance in the construction of the self. ART GALLERY OF SOUTH AUSTRALIA 21 OCT > 7 NOV 10am – 5pm FREE

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IMAGE | Yayoi Kusama, born Matsumoto, Nagano prefecture, Japan 1929, Infinity Dots, 2001, Japan, synthetic polymer paint on canvas, 162.0 x 130.0 cm; The Gwinnett Family Collection, © Yayoi Kusama, photo: Saul Steed

MUSIC

AUSTRALIA

ZHAO LIANG

The exhibition True Self inspires musical responses from Zhao Liang, South Australia’s own uniquely accomplished composer with a heart for the community and touch of an artist. Playing works alongside San Ureshi and friends, the performance features exhibited works by Lindy Lee including “Small hearts find each other” and “Going where the river flows” as part of AGSA’s Start at the Gallery event. With Zhao on guzheng, David Dai on erhu and Satomi Ohnishi on percussion, San Ureshi make up one of South Australia’s most diverse and bold ensembles, expressing music with an Eastern touch. ART GALLERY OF SOUTH AUSTRALIA SUN 7 NOV 11am, 1pm FREE

IMAGE | Sam Oster


COMMUNITY EVENTS

AUSTRALIA

JAPAN

A NIME GO!

Japan Pop Culture Festival Now in its sixth year, AnimeGO! returns with Adelaide’s very own Japan Pop Culture Festival!

VISUAL ART

AUSTRALIA

A VAST EMPORIUM The discovery of sea routes that directly connected Europe to the vast maritime world of Asia enabled the creation of a global trading community. For the first time, Europeans had direct access to a wealth of luxurious commodities such as lustrous Chinese porcelain, vivid Indian textiles, and elegant Japanese lacquer.

With everything from fresh yakitori on the BBQ complemented by Japanese beer for that izakaya feel, to Japanese sweets delicious enough to transport you to the backstreets of Harajuku lined with endless dessert cafes, AnimeGO! is set to ignite your senses this October. The festival features a dedicated arcade area (whilst not a towering Taito Station in Akihabara, it will still give you a taste of some popular pastimes) and lots of anime and manga favourites. There is even more to discover at AnimeGO! 2021 than ever before. QUEENS THEATRE SAT 30 OCT 12pm – 6pm

At cosmopolitan ports in Asia, artists responded to this new age of artistic and cultural exchange and created hybrid works of art using regional techniques. These new wares were exported around the world creating the first globally recognised styles. Inversely, the influx of exotic wares adapted to suit the aristocracy of Europe inspired imitation and innovation by European artists. ART GALLERY OF SOUTH AUSTRALIA 1 MAY > 7 NOV 10am – 5pm FREE

IMAGE | China, Jiangxi, Plate, with sailing ship, 1700-20, Jingdezhen, Jiangxi, porcelain, underglaze blue decoration, 27.2 cm (diam.); Elizabeth and Tom Hunter Fund 1989, Art Gallery of South Australia, Adelaide

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THE CINEMA OF WONG KAR WAI Presented by Mercury CX and OzAsia Festival in association with ACMI, Sydney Film Festival, NFSA and QAGOMA

DIRECTOR IN FOCUS

Born in Shanghai in 1958, Wong Kar Wai’s cinema is intrinsically linked to urban spaces and city life. Across eleven feature films with regular collaborators William Chang Suk-ping and Aussie cinematographer Christopher Doyle, Wong Kar Wai has crafted a bold cinematic universe that is instantly recognisable, poetic, genre-defying and often imitated.

MERCURY CX 16 OCT > 6 NOV

OPENING NIGHT GALA Screening In The Mood For Love

Kicking off a week-long odyssey into one of the most celebrated Asian filmmakers of modern times, experience Mercury CX transformed into a Hong Kong style lounge bar for this exciting red carpet event. With champagne on arrival and a glamorous afterparty following the screening, let the delicious cocktails, food and music of another era take you on a hauntingly beautiful journey infused with neon and nostalgic atmosphere.

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TICKETS SINGLE TICKET FULL PRICE CONCESSION MERCURY CX MEMBERS OPENING NIGHT GALA (including film, 2x drinks, food and entertainment)

$20 $18 $13* $50

WONG KAR WAI PASSES** 4 FILM PASS $70 4 FILM PASS + Opening Night Gala

$120

FULL PASS 8 FILMS

$130

FULL PASS 8 FILMS + Opening Night Gala

$160

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IN THE MOOD FOR LOVE

Hong Kong / 2000 / 99 min / Cantonese and Shanghainese with English subtitles Maggie Cheung and Tony Leung Chiu-wai, star in Wong Kar Wai’s most beloved film, beautifully restored for its 20th anniversary. SAT 16 OCT FRI 22 OCT

6.30pm (gala screening) 6pm

CHUNGKING EXPRESS

Hong Kong / 1994 / 102 min / Cantonese with English subtitles Inspired by a Haruki Murakami short story, Chungking Express is a dizzying, candy-coloured, genre mash-up full of chance encounters, romantic infatuation and daydreams. SUN 17 OCT 7pm THU 21 OCT 8pm

THE GRANDMASTER

Hong Kong / 2013 / 130 min / Mandarin, Cantonese, Japanese with English subtitles Reunited after 2046, Tony Leung Chiuwai and Zhang Ziyi are electrifying as two kung fu masters bound by their traditions in a changing world. MON 18 OCT 6pm SAT 23 OCT 8pm

FALLEN ANGELS

Hong Kong / 1995 / 99 min / Cantonese with English subtitles The nocturnal streets of Hong Kong come alive with intersecting tales of love, lust and madness. MON 18 OCT 8.30pm THU 21 OCT 6pm 55


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Hong Kong / 2004 / 129 min / Cantonese, Japanese, Mandarin with English subtitles A visually dazzling and emotionally charged conclusion to Wong Kar Wai’s 1960’s trilogy (Days of Being Wild, In the Mood for Love). TUES 19 OCT 6pm FRI 22 OCT 8pm

HAPPY TOGETHER

Hong Kong / 1997 / 96 min / Cantonese, Mandarin, and Spanish with English subtitles Wong Kar Wai’s achingly beautiful tale of a love affair in exile, starring Tony Leung Chiu-wai and Leslie Cheung. TUES 19 OCT 8.30pm WED 20 OCT 6pm

DAYS OF BEING WILD

Hong Kong / 1990 / 94 min / Cantonese with English subtitles Multi-hyphenate superstar Leslie Cheung leads an all-star cast in Wong Kar Wai’s tale of youthful rebellion and misaligned loves set in 1960s Hong Kong. WED 20 OCT 8pm SAT 23 OCT 6pm 56


SPECIAL SCREENINGS ORIENTATIONS: CHRIS DOYLE – STIRRED BUT NOT SHAKEN Director: Rick Farquharson Australia / 2001 / 52 min / English An insightful documentary on the life and work of maverick cinematographer, Chris Doyle. Post screening Q&A with Mercury CX CEO, Karena Slaninka. SUN 17 OCT 4.30PM

FLOATING LIFE (FU SHENG)

Director: Clara Law Australia / 1996 / 95 min / English, German, Cantonese with English subtitles A poignant and funny film about a Chinese family that falls apart after moving from Hong Kong to Australia. Gradually they find a way of coming together again. Post screening Q&A with Director Clara Law. SAT 30 OCT 5pm

THE HOME SONG STORIES

Director: Tony Ayres Australia / 2007 / 103 min / Mandarin, Cantonese, English with English subtitles A man remembers his childhood and his mother – a Chinese night club singer who struggled to survive in Australia with her two children. Post screening Q&A with Director Tony Ayres. SAT 6 NOV 5pm

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MOVING IMAGE PROGRAM After a national call-out, the OzAsia Festival Moving Image program features winning submissions by local and international artists. The series will include GUI SHU (Belong) by Steamworks Arts, a visual story from the laneways, malls and teeming streets of Taipei, to the bushscapes and suburbia of Australia, revealing how culture shapes and transforms us.

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Restless Dance Theatre will also present a new work in collaboration with Light Sound Friends, Seoul Street Arts Festival and Dialogue Six Strings that explores how we respond to space. Kawita Vatanajyankur’s work Knit will showcase a powerful examination of the continuing exploitation of women’s everyday labour in Thailand. ADELAIDE FESTIVAL CENTRE 21 OCT > 7 NOV FREE

IMAGE | Kawita Vatanajyankur, Knit, documentation of live performance, Ultra HD Video, 2019.


VISUAL ART

AUSTRALIA

TRUC TRUONG Festival Designer

Examining the influence of the past and its continuing effect on the present lives of diaspora communities, emerging South Australian artist Truc Truong’s work evokes the stories and histories passed down through her family and heritage of Lady Triệu (famed female warrior of the third century).

“Lady Triệu is a symbol of strength and at the forefront of women who fought against oppression. Her legacy has inspired many women, it challenges gender roles, and I felt it was fitting for her to be reimagined in this festival to welcome the new artistic director Annette Shun Wah.“ Truc Truong

Still celebrated in Vietnamese tradition, at age 19 Bà Triệu led over a thousand men and women into battle to resist the rule of the Eastern Wu dynasty. Described as three metres tall wearing a golden tunic, with breasts one metre long and the voice of a tower bell, Bà Triệu’s image was embellished to be larger than life. Truc’s work pays homage to this important story of Lady Triệu through the use of sewn fabrics that have been collected by South Australian primary school students during Shibori natural dyeing workshops. ADELAIDE FESTIVAL CENTRE 21 OCT > 7 NOV FREE

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FILM

AUSTRALIA

12 DOORS

KOREA

Part contemporary dance and part digital documentary, 12 Doors is an international collaboration between Korean Australian installation artist Jonathan Kim and choreographer Sunyoung Lee working alongside dancers with disabilities to explore obstacles they have passed through to become independent members of society. Represented as twelve key moments in their lives, or ‘doors’, it is the story of when those doors were found locked and when their families were there to help them through. Featuring Light Sound Friends and 29-Dong Dance Theatre, it is a fearless exploration of the journey to reach the final door. MERCURY CX (Screenings) THU 28 OCT 7pm + Q&A SAT 30 OCT 2pm NEXUS ARTS (Forum) SAT 30 OCT 3pm FREE

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IMAGE | Sang Hoon Ok

MUSIC

AUSTRALIA

CHINESE MUSIC DAY

Hosted by the Elder Conservatorium of Music, the sounds of China are set to fill Elder Hall for this special concert event. Celebrating the richness of Chinese musical heritage, audiences are treated to a suite of symphonies spanning from the ancient to the contemporary, from classical to folk and popular music. Featuring an array of local musicians joined by international artists via video streaming, the evocative sounds of guqin, guzheng and erhu along with Western instruments are at the core of this global collaboration. ELDER HALL SUN 24 OCT 2.30pm DURATION 120 mins FREE

IMAGE | School of Chinese Music & Arts


WORKSHOPS

MASTERCLASSES

WORKSHOPS AND MASTERCLASSES The Mill

University of Adelaide

DURATION 90 mins Register at: themilladelaide.com/masterclasses

Register at: musicworkshops@adelaide.edu.au

Yui Kawaguchi & Alison Currie

Participants will hear from the award-winning neo-classical composer on sound design, composition, her creative approach for Destinations and demo-making.

Some of the most acclaimed innovative dance artists will deliver masterclasses for professional and student dancers during OzAsia Festival.

Learn methods for generating choreography, composition, and collaboration with the dancers from Somewhere, Everywhere, Nowhere. FRI 15 OCT

4pm

Sue Healey

Filmmaker Sue Healey outlines the duet between the dancer and the camera – from visual awareness, the frame and movement within it. MON 25 OCT 10am

CAAP Artist Lab

Contemporary Asian Australian Performance (CAAP) brings its exciting professional development program to OzAsia Festival, led by performance maker Valerie Berry. Aiming to expand artistic practices and experiences for South Australian artists, the CAAP Artist Lab is an unprecedented collaboration with leading SA companies ActNow Theatre, Brink Productions, Nexus Arts, State Theatre Company of South Australia, Vitalstatistix and Assemblage Centre for Creative Arts, Flinders University. MON 1 > FRI 5 NOV

Arts South Australia

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

Belle Chen

WED 20 OCT 3pm DURATION 60 mins

Kuya James Learn from the prolific Australian producer on creating innovative work and finding your audience, with specific focus on his recent project Pinoy Street Party. TUES 26 OCT 5pm DURATION 60 mins

Raghav Handa and Maharshi Raval

A contemporary dancer and maestro tabla player share their creative process and repertoire, and the science of the rhythms they have used to create the dynamic physicality in Raghav’s work Two. WED 3 NOV DURATION

5pm 90 mins

IMAGE | Juan Van Staden

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FESTIVAL PLANNER EVENT

DANCE

Somewhere, Everywhere, Nowhere

VENUE

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Space Theatre

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Space Theatre

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The Long Walk

The Lab/Online

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Double Delicious

Two

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Intercontinental Adelaide

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The Demon

Dunstan Playhouse

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White Pearl

Dunstan Playhouse

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Action Star

Dunstan Playhouse

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Perahu-Perahu

Space Theatre

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Open Homes

Somewhere in Adelaide...

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Destinations

Her Majesty's Theatre

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Hand To Earth

Her Majesty's Theatre

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Ahimsa: Meditations on Gandhi

Her Majesty's Theatre

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Pinoy Street Party

Nexus Arts Courtyard

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When

The Lab

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Nexus Arts

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Lucky Beats – Marlon feat. Rulla

Lucky Dumpling Market

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Lucky Beats – Noriko Tadano & Adam Ritchie Lucky Dumpling Market

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Lucky Beats – Kuya James

Lucky Dumpling Market

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Lucky Beats – Yeo

Lucky Dumpling Market

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Lucky Beats – Koleh & Elizabeth Ruyi

Lucky Dumpling Market

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Lucky Beats – Parvyn

Lucky Dumpling Market

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Lucky Beats – CLYPSO

Lucky Dumpling Market

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Zhao Liang

Art Gallery of South Australia

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Chinese Music Day

Elder Hall

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The Special Comedy Comedy Special

Her Majesty's Theatre

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COMMUNITY EVENTS Moon Lantern Trail

Adelaide Festival Centre Precinct

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Elder Park

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Queens Theatre

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In Other Words

Adelaide Riverbank Lawns

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Music and Dance Workshop

University of Adelaide

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Music Workshops

University of Adelaide

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Dance Masterclasses

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CAAP Artist Lab

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On View. In Translation

Her Majesty's Theatre

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Nexus Gallery

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True Self

Art Gallery of South Australia

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A Vast Emporium

Art Gallery of South Australia

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Moving Image Program

Adelaide Festival Centre

Truc Truong

Adelaide Festival Centre

AEON†. Titan Arum performance

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Love & Neon: The Cinema of Wong Kar Wai Mercury CX (begins 16 Oct)

Mercury CX (begins 17 Oct) Mercury CX

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12 Doors (Forum)

Nexus Arts

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Every effort has been made to ensure that performance dates, times, prices and all other information are correct at time of publication. Refer to OzAsiaFestival.com.au for the most current information.

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WHO’S MAKING OZASIA FESTIVAL? ARTISTIC DIRECTOR

ADELAIDE FESTIVAL CENTRE MANAGEMENT

Annette Shun Wah

FESTIVAL PATRON

His Excellency The Honourable Hieu Van Le ac Governor of South Australia

PROGRAMMING

Kate Donnelly

Executive Producer Producer, Outdoor Programs & Logistics Assistant Producer, Partners Assistant Producer Education Officer Senior Exhibitions Curator

Kylie Thane Sam Prior Azusa Kyushiki Renee Gibson Charissa Davies

MARKETING, SALES & AUDIENCE ENGAGEMENT Marketing Executive Marketing Coordinator Publicity Executive Publicity Coordinator Graphic Designer Digital Content Officer Digital Marketing Coordinator Bass Client Services Executive Ticketing Infrastructure Executive Patron Services Executive

Spencer Scholz Cassandra Ackerman  Ryneisha Bollard Stephanie Rossetto Julie Jensen Dace Howard Simeon Nikolaidis Ciro Cantone Linda Mundy Kate Hagan

CORPORATE PARTNERSHIPS, HOSPITALITY & EVENTS

Assistant Manager Hospitality Operations Yany Orm Corporate Partnerships Executive Alexa Woldan Corporate Partnerships Executive Julia Bosco

PRODUCTION

Production Coordinator Head of Sound Head of Lighting

MERCHANDISE Retail Buyer

Laura Smans Jane Rossetto Nathan Luscombe Cathy Barrett

With thanks to our OzAsia Festival ambassadors and all Adelaide Festival Centre staff whose work makes this festival possible.

OzAsia Festival is proud to celebrate Adelaide’s designation as a UNESCO Creative City of Music.

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CEO & Artistic Director Douglas Gautier am Chief Operating & Financial Officer Carlo D’Ortenzio Director of Programming, Development & Venue Sales Liz Hawkins Director of Marketing, Sales & Audience Engagement Kristen Eckhardt Director of Production & Technical Moira Hay Creative Director, Cabaret & Commercial Alex Sinclair Manager, Ticketing Natalie Adam Manager, Publicity & Content Francesca Belperio Manager, ICT David Cations Manager, Public Affairs Hamilton Calder Manager, Venue Sales Paul Drennan Manager, Human Resources Claire George Manager, Digital & Social Julia George Manager, WHS & Risk Carolyn Laffin Manager, Visitor Experience & Communications Heather Poole Manager, Scenery & Engineering Workshop Mike Price Manager, Finance Abhishek Shaw Manager, Philanthropy Abbie Taylor Manager, Commercial Partnerships, Hospitality & Events Teresa Whitehorn

ADELAIDE FESTIVAL CENTRE TRUSTEES Jim Hazel (Chair) Mitchell Butel Julia Knight Jacqui McGill ao Tony Smith Sandy Verschoor, Lord Mayor of Adelaide Steven Woolhouse Maggie Zhou

ADELAIDE FESTIVAL CENTRE FOUNDATION BOARD Miranda Starke (Chair) Cathy Chong Cain Cooke Janet Crawford Sheryn Foord Rupert Hallam Kathryn House am Penny Johnson Legh Davis (Patron) Joan Hardy oam (Patron)


THANK YOU TO OUR FESTIVAL PARTNERS GOVERNMENT PARTNER

EXECUTIVE FESTIVAL PARTNERS

Hong Kong Economic & Trade Office, Sydney Government of the Hong Kong Special Administrative Region

FESTIVAL PARTNERS

PROGRAM PARTNERS

ACCOMMODATION PARTNER

VEHICLE PARTNER

MEDIA PARTNERS


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. QR code

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