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25 OCT – 1 1 NOV 2O18


OzAsia Festival is essential to our multicultural community of modern Australians and Adelaide Festival Centre’s role as a leader in Asian Australian engagement. This year’s festival features outstanding opportunities for connection and education. Three major weekend events are the foundation for a diverse and innovative program: Moon Lantern Parade features a larger footprint and more vantages than ever before; the middle weekend hosts Southeast Asia’s premier arts conference, Borak Art Series; and our partnership with Jaipur Literature Festival ensures South Asian perspectives are fundamental to OzAsia Festival. With the continued growth of this important festival, I congratulate and thank all involved – state, federal, and local governments, sponsors and partners, artists, community groups, staff, volunteers and audiences. Douglas Gautier AM CEO & Artistic Director Adelaide Festival Centre

Adelaide Festival Centre’s OzAsia Festival is the leading international arts festival in Australia which showcases the Asia Pacific region through art. And there is no better place to host the country’s preeminent international festival than South Australia – the festival capital of Australia. As Premier, with responsibility for Arts and Multicultural Affairs, I wish to congratulate everyone involved in programming and delivering OzAsia Festival. From its inception in 2007, this is a festival that continues to attract critical acclaim across local, national and international communities. OzAsia is a festival for everyone: engaging contemporary theatre, dance, music, and visual arts; multicultural community performances; fantastic food; visiting international festivals and talk series; and Australia’s largest Moon Lantern Parade. OzAsia Festival sets the benchmark for contemporary Asian arts festivals, further solidifying South Australia’s position as leading the way in arts and cultural innovation in Australia. The Honourable Steven Marshall MP Premier of South Australia

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.

Since its inception more than a decade ago, OzAsia Festival has proven a fantastic vehicle to bring people together, through a range of community engagement opportunities. This year, nearly 2,000 community volunteers will take an active role in various programs. As part of Moon Lantern Parade, they will entertain thousands of revellers in Elder Park; they will perform at Lucky Dumpling Market; and they will take part in a range of innovative workshops focused on dance, art, craft and more. The 2018 OzAsia Festival program is an outstanding representation of contemporary Asian arts and culture. In addition to theatre, dance, music and visual arts, the new long-term partnership with Jaipur Literature Festival ensures that literature will become a core component of the festival. I encourage all South Australians to join in across OzAsia Festival 2018. I hope to see you there! His Excellency the Honourable Hieu Van Le AC Governor of South Australia OzAsia Festival Patron

Front Cover: JeeYoung Lee, Monsoon Season, 2011 © JeeYoung Lee by courtesy of Opiom Gallery


CONTENTS

Welcome to the 12th edition of Australia’s leading international arts festival engaging with Asia.

This year we proudly present our largest program to date including large-scale performance works, immersive experiences and intimate stories from some of the best artists in the world. Well known OzAsia Festival artists return to Adelaide alongside many new bold and exciting artists from across Asia. We also turn towards the Middle East with unforgettable theatre productions from Syria and Iran. Many themes emerge in this year’s program including how geopolitics, digital technology, language and cross-cultural collaborations can displace people in both positive and negative ways. Recontextualising histories is also a prevalent theme across the program with five stunning solo exhibitions by women who each create contemporary art that disrupts traditional narratives about female identity.

OzAsia Festival is also proud to welcome Jaipur Literature Festival in Adelaide. Described as ‘the greatest literary show on earth’ this significant event will become the official literature program for the festival. Moon Lantern Parade will be larger than ever and the popular Lucky Dumpling Market returns with delicious food, music and activities for the whole family to enjoy.

Collaboration has always been at the heart of OzAsia Festival and we are fiercely proud of the city-wide engagement and multitude of collaborations with local artists and institutions this year. Come along and have fun at this year’s OzAsia Festival. Joseph Mitchell Artistic Director

FESTIVAL DIRECTOR

PASS

$129*

Select any three shows from across the festival and experience the very best theatre, dance, film and music. Get in fast, limited availability for this special offer. *3 shows for $43 each + $8.95 transaction fee

Limited tickets for selected performances

2 Dancing Grandmothers 4 War Sum Up 6 Sutra 8 While I Was Waiting 10 Secret Love in Peach Blossom Land 12 Ryoji Ikeda 14 Andropolaroid 1.1 16 Here is the Message You Asked For... 18 Assembly Operation 20 Guru of Chai 21 Baling 22 Nassim 24 Salt 26 Cerita Anak (Child’s Story) 28 Say No More 29 Patina 30 Hello My Name Is 31 Close Company 32 Dobby 33 Haveli 34 The Hormones 35 Works in Progress 36 Moon Lantern Parade 38 Lucky Dumpling Market 40 Outdoor Concert Series 46 JeeYoung Lee 48 Yee I-Lann 49 Kawita Vatanajyankur 50 Anida Yoeu Ali 51 Chiharu Shiota 52 Edo Style: Art of Japan 53 World Tea Gathering 53 Love From Damascus 54 Jaipur Literature Festival in Adelaide 59 Borak Arts Series 59 Dance Lab 60 Film Program 66 Topeng Dance Workshops 66 Dance Masterclasses 66 Artist Q&As 67 Confucius Institute Annual Lecture 67 Chinese Music Day 78 Calendar 80 Festival Information


AUSTRALIAN PREMIERE

DANCE

KOREA

DANCING GRANDMOTHERS Eun-Me Ahn

Glitter balls, grooves and grandmothers transform the stage into a giant dance floor in this international hit. Prolific Korean choreographer Eun-Me Ahn travelled her native country to meet the everyday women who founded modern Korea, many of whom are now grandmothers. Her company of dancers then created a colourful, vibrant contemporary dance inspired by the boundless energy of

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the women they met. And in a stunning coup de theatre, a group of Korean grandmothers join the dancers on stage in a disco fuelled evening of dance and celebration. Dancing Grandmothers is Eun-Me Ahn’s ode to the women who have been the backbone of her country, a touching celebration of life and an irresistible blast of contagious positive energy!


“On stage these grandmothers become bombshells of exuberant energy, joy and seduction.” Le Monde (France)

DUNSTAN PLAYHOUSE THU 25 OCT 7.30pm FRI 26 OCT 7.30pm SAT 27 OCT 4pm DURATION 75 mins Adult: $65 Conc: $55 Subscription Adult: $59 Subscription Conc: $49 IMAGE | Young Mo Choe

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AUSTRALIAN PREMIERE

CONTEMPORARY OPERA

DENMARK

LATVIA

WAR SUM UP Hotel Pro Forma

Featuring the Latvian Radio Choir Music. Manga. Machines. Take a bold leap into 21st Century opera with this innovative production inspired by Japanese expressions of poetry, pop, precision and brutality. War Sum Up tells of war through three archetypal characters drawn from classic Noh Theatre texts: The Soldier, The Warrior and The Spy. This visually sumptuous production combines newly composed classical music infused with a mix of chamber pop and electronica which immerse DUNSTAN PLAYHOUSE MON 5 NOV 7pm TUE 6 NOV 7pm DURATION 80 mins Adult: $65 Conc: $55 Subscription Adult: $59 Subscription Conc: $49 Sung in Japanese with English surtitles

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the audience in a powerful, extraordinary soundscape – the ultimate audio-visual requiem on destruction and loss. Directed by Kirsten Dehlholm from award-winning company Hotel Pro Forma. Music by The Irrepressibles and Santa Ratniece with Gilbert Nouno. War Sum Up is performed by the Latvian Radio Choir.

JAPAN


“Painfully beautiful” Politiken (Denmark)

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ADELAIDE PREMIERE

DANCE

UK

BELGIUM

CHINA

“Exceeds even our highest expectations.” The Times (UK)

SUTRA

Sidi Larbi Cherkaoui

with monks from the Shaolin Temple A Sadler’s Wells London Production Award winning choreographer Sidi Larbi Cherkaoui returns to OzAsia Festival to celebrate the 10 year anniversary season of his iconic masterpiece Sutra. Featuring Cherkaoui himself on stage along with a troupe of 19 Shaolin Monks, Sutra is an acrobatic work marked by precision and spirituality, combining the exhilarating beauty of kung fu, Buddhist philosophy and contemporary dance.

With a set design by sculptor Antony Gormley consisting of versatile boxes that meld into a variety of shapes and patterns, the production shifts seamlessly between tender moments of playfulness and largescale physical action. The breath-taking athleticism is also enhanced by a specially commissioned score by Polish composer Szymon Brzóska. This incomparable and powerfully emblematic work has toured the globe to sell-out audiences and mass critical acclaim. DUNSTAN PLAYHOUSE FRI 2 NOV 8pm SAT 3 NOV 2pm & 8pm DURATION 60 mins Sidi Larbi Cherkaoui will perform the principal role on both evenings with Ali Thabet performing the Saturday matinee.

Adult: $75 Conc: $67 Subscription Adult: $69 Subscription Conc: $62 IMAGE | Hugo Glendinning

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AUSTRALIAN PREMIERE

THEATRE

SYRIA

WHILE I WAS WAITING

Omar Abusaada and Mohammed Al Attar After crossing one of the security check-points widespread in Damascus, 30-year-old Taim was brutally beaten under mysterious circumstances and is now in a coma. As his family and friends try to make sense of what has happened to him, they are forced to confront painful realities as long-buried secrets and complicated relationships are revealed. On a two-tiered stage, the audience watches Taim’s loved ones gather around his hospital bed, while his spirit simultaneously observes them from above. In joining his voice to theirs, 8

together they attempt to understand the upheaval in their everyday lives. Taim’s coma is a metaphor for war-ravaged Syria, a country hovering between hope and despair, life and death. Celebrated Syrian playwright Mohammed Al Attar and director Omar Abusaada masterfully humanise a political situation, offering a gripping portrait of ordinary characters facing ordinary problems in a world turned strange and cruel – and in doing so, powerfully connecting Syrian people with the rest of the world.


“Western spectators feel like they have a direct line to Syrian society in all its complexity.” Télérama

DUNSTAN PLAYHOUSE TUE 30 OCT 7.30pm WED 31 OCT 7.30pm DURATION 1 hr 30 mins Adult: $65 Conc: $55 Subscription Adult: $59 Subscription Conc: $50 Performed in Arabic with English surtitles

IMAGES | Didier Nadeau, Stavros Habakis

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AUSTRALIAN PREMIERE

THEATRE

TAIWAN

SECRET LOVE IN PEACH BLOSSOM LAND Stan Lai

and Performance Workshop

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This hilarious yet poignant production tells the story of two drama troupes who find themselves mistakenly booked into the same theatre space. One group is rehearsing Secret Love, a romantic memory play about a couple separated by the Chinese Revolution, while the other company is preparing a farcical period comedy, Peach Blossom Land. Despite initial disdain for each others’ productions, the cast of these two wildly different plays slowly, almost magically, merge as the performers complete each other’s lines and intertwined themes emerge. This masterwork of contemporary Chinese theatre comes from the legendary writer and director Stan Lai making his Australian debut with this universally acclaimed production.


“Secret Love in Peach Blossom Land may be the most popular contemporary play in China.” The New York Times

DUNSTAN PLAYHOUSE FRI 9 NOV 8pm SAT 10 NOV 8pm DURATION 2 hrs 35 mins inc interval Adult: $65 Conc: $55 Subscription Adult: $59 Subscription Conc: $49

Performed in Mandarin with English surtitles IMAGE | Jack Yam

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AUSTRALIAN PREMIERE

VISUAL ARTS

JAPAN

RYOJI IKEDA data.tron [3K version]

Ryoji Ikeda is a leading Japanese visual artist, sonic sound composer and Prix Arts Electronica Collide@CERN 2014 award-winner. His residency at the world’s largest particle physics laboratory enhanced his artistic interest in quantum dimensions and mathematic principles. data.tron [3K version] is part of Ikeda’s datamatics project, a series of experiments in various forms that seek to materialise pure data. Via an immersive installation using light projection, computer graphics, dynamic

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visual effects and electronic noise, visitors will experience the vast universe of data in the infinite between 0 and 1. Ikeda’s works have been featured in major museums, arts centres and festivals around the world and are highly regarded for their exploration of the tangent between music and mathematics, science and art. Don’t miss this extraordinary visual installation exclusive to Adelaide.


“Ryoji’s works exceed – by design – the limits of human rationality, intelligibility and cognition, yet are utterly beguiling in their mysterious and troubling evocations.” Editoriale Dumas

ARTSPACE GALLERY WED 24 OCT > SUN 11 NOV Tue – Fri 4pm – 9pm Sat 1pm – 9pm FREE IMAGE | data.path, 2013 © Ryoji Ikeda Photo by: Fernando Maquieira Courtesy of Espacio Fundación Telefónica IMAGE | datamatics [prototype-ver.2.0], 2006- © Ryoji Ikeda Photo by: Ryuichi Maruo courtesy of Yamaguchi Center for Arts and Media (YCAM)

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AUSTRALIAN PREMIERE

DANCE

JAPAN

ANDROPOLAROID 1.1 Yui Kawaguchi

Berlin based Japanese choreographer and formidable dancer Yui Kawaguchi commands your attention in this awardwinning luminescent solo dance piece, featuring incredible lighting design by her husband Fabian Bleisch. Alone in the middle of a forest filled with suspended white neon tubes, Kawaguchi twirls, slides and curves her body to the rhythm of luminous flashes, pulsing electronic sounds and softer musical notes.

With evocative movement drawing upon ballet and hiphop influences, Andropolaroid 1.1 is a visually dazzling dance and light installation experience delivered with scientific meticulousness: a stunning collage of body, light, voice, space and sound. SPACE THEATRE FRI 9 NOV 8.15pm SAT 10 NOV 8.15pm DURATION 45 mins WARNING Strobe lighting and haze effects Adult: $45 Conc: $40 Subscription Adult: $40 Subscription Conc: $35 IMAGE | Elitza Nanova

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“One of the most amazing dancers of our time, in a work that can be translated as the evolution of a human being.� Kultiversum Magazine

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AUSTRALIAN PREMIERE

THEATRE

CHINA

HERE IS THE MESSAGE YOU ASKED FOR...

DON’T TELL ANYONE ELSE ;-) Directed by Sun Xiaoxing

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Enter a dream-like bedroom saturated with subculture in this hyper-real production by Sun Xiaoxing, Beijing’s leading figure in the fringe theatre scene. A group of millennial girls sit in a fishbowl dormitory, using their phones and doing whatever takes their fancy. Surreal and self-obsessed, the girls simultaneously exist in the real world and a virtual fantasy: a hypnotic mix of

screens, junk food, cosplay, live streaming, stuffed cartoon characters and live post-rock music. The audience is both voyeur and participant, encouraged to download a social app to exchange texts with the girls during the performance. Here is the Message You Asked For... is a raw portrait of digital disconnection and the increasing cyber reality encroaching on our lives today.

SPACE THEATRE THU 1 NOV 6.30pm FRI 2 NOV 6.30pm SAT 3 NOV 6.30pm DURATION 70 mins Adult: $45 Conc: $40 Subscription Adult: $40 Subscription Conc: $35 GreenRoom: $30 The cast occasionally speak in Mandarin but the words are intentionally unintelligible and therefore no surtitles are used. To interact with the performers during the show, audience will need to download and use WeChat. IMAGE | Š en? (What has happened? How does it come to this?)

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ADELAIDE PREMIERE

MUSIC

AUSTRALIA

ASSEMBLY OPERATION Speak Percussion

Internationally recognised as a leader in the fields of experimental and contemporary classical music, Speak Percussion are constantly redefining the parameters of percussion. Assembly Operation brings together three percussionists who dutifully form an assembly line to extract exquisite sound from three iconic representations of Chinese culture: paper, ceramics and low-fi electronics.

Each section draws upon the visual, sonic and conceptual qualities of the famed Chinese one yuan note. Using paper, packaging, electronic toys and traditional objects, Speak Percussion deliver a loaded sonic odyssey. In this exciting new collaboration between Eugene Ughetti, visual artists Cyrus Tang and Jia Jia Chen and performance maker Clare Britton, Assembly Operation is a dark and humorous performance intertwining percussion, theatrical staging and video sequences to conjure surreal reflections on mass-production. SPACE THEATRE SAT 27 OCT 8pm SUN 28 OCT 5pm DURATION 60 mins WARNING Strobe lighting Adult: $45 Conc: $40 Subscription Adult: $40 Subscription Conc: $35 IMAGE | Damien Stephens

“Virtuosic and adventurous.� New York Times

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ADELAIDE PREMIERE

THEATRE

NEW ZEALAND

GURU OF CHAI

Indian Ink Theatre Company The contradictions of India with its iPhones and ancient gods come alive in this beautifully wrought production from one of New Zealand’s most successful theatre companies. A poor chai-wallah (tea-seller) has his life changed forever when a homeless girl in a Bangalore railway station brings the place to a standstill with the beauty of her singing. An honest young policeman falls hopelessly in love but is rejected in favour of a disreputable poet. Our Guru (Jacob Rajan) is a chameleon, channelling seventeen different characters who are by turns charming, hilarious, loathsome and absurdly profound. Shadow puppetry, sleight-of-hand and evocative music wonderfully animate the Guru’s serpentine tale: as he makes his tea, he also changes your life.

“Masterful storytelling, impeccable comic timing and charismatic performance.” Herald Sun

SPACE THEATRE THU 25 OCT 11am & 7pm FRI 26 OCT 7pm SAT 27 OCT 2pm DURATION 80 mins Adult: $45 Conc: $40 Subscription Adult: $40 Subscription Conc: $35 IMAGE | Robert Catto

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AUSTRALIAN PREMIERE

THEATRE

MALAYSIA

BALING

On December 28, 1955, three national leaders held a highly publicised meeting that would change the course of history. The location: A small classroom in northern Malaya. The aim: To end seven long years of devastating revolutionary war. For two days, newly-elected Malayan leader Tunku Abdul Rahman, British colonial official David Marshall and Communist insurgent Chin Peng engaged in clashes of will, impassioned debate and shrewd political manoeuverings in an attempt to resolve the country’s division. Direct from Malaysia’s cuttingedge Five Arts Centre, the original ‘Baling Talks’ transcripts come to life in the hands of performer-researchers who themselves share conflicting political views – and whose gripping documentary-style questioning refuses to let the audience watch as an impartial bystander. NEXUS ARTS WED 31 OCT 7pm THU 1 NOV 7pm FRI 2 NOV 7pm DURATION 1 hr 40 mins Adult: $45 Conc: $40 Subscription Adult: $40 Subscription Conc: $35 IMAGE | Asian Arts Theatre

“An enchanting performance.” The Hindu

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ADELAIDE PREMIERE

THEATRE

IRAN

UK

NASSIM

Nassim Soleimanpour and Bush Theatre No director. No rehearsal. Just a script that remains unseen in a sealed box until a different guest actor steps out onto the stage every night. As the pages turn, both the unprepared actor and audience find themselves partaking in an audacious theatrical experiment. A tender connection between strangers is forged when the story left behind by the playwright begins to unravel. Surprising, disarming and ultimately moving, Nassim is at once touchingly autobiographical and powerfully universal.

After the international acclaim of his first unconventional play White Rabbit, Red Rabbit, Nassim Soleimanpour was intent on creating a work his own mother could understand which involves using words from his native language Farsi. Nassim is an exploration of the beauty and politics of language, and the ways in which mother-tongues both divide and unite us.

AC ARTS THEATRE THU 1 NOV 7.30pm Featuring Joel Ma (Joelistics) FRI 2 NOV 7.30pm Featuring Paul Blackwell SAT 3 NOV 4pm Featuring Alex Lee (ABC’s The Checkout) DURATION 75 mins Adult: $45 Conc: $40 Subscription Adult: $40 Subscription Conc: $35 IMAGE | David Monteith-Hodge

“Theatrical, uplifting and emotionally charged.” The Stage

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ADELAIDE PREMIERE

DANCE

INDONESIA

SALT

Eko Supriyanto Eko Supriyanto is a pioneering choreographer in Indonesian contemporary dance. Following on from his acclaimed production Cry Jailolo (OzAsia Festival 2015), this latest work combines the forms of Jatilan (Magelang folk trance dance) and Cakelele (war dance from North Maluku), and places them within the state of weightlessness, addressing the rhythm and force of the ocean, which makes up 80% of the Indonesian archipelago.

Capturing the spellbinding duality of the tensions between life-giving water and caustic salt, this engaging and mesmeric solo work is suggestive of embedded cultural hierarchies and changing perspectives. Driven by Dimawan Krisnowo Adji’s dream-like score, Salt is an acclaimed piece fundamentally rooted in nature and our place within it. ODEON THEATRE, NORWOOD TUE 30 OCT 7pm WED 31 OCT 7pm DURATION 55 mins Adult: $45 Conc: $40 Subscription Adult: $40 Subscription Conc: $35 IMAGE | Witjak Widhi Cahya

Kindly supported by Michael Abbott AO QC and Sue Crafter, John Phillips and Dymphna James

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“An engaging and mesmeric solo work underwritten by its creator’s sheer physical ability.” Dance magazine

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ADELAIDE PREMIERE

THEATRE

AUSTRALIA

CERITA ANAK

(Child’s Story)

Polyglot Theatre Papermoon Puppet Theatre Cerita Anak (Child’s Story) takes children and their adults on a sea journey never to be forgotten. Climb aboard the specially made boat and be rocked and rolled across a strange ocean. Dive to the bottom of the sea, hear stories on the wind and in the currents of the water and face great danger before coming to safe harbour. This immersive theatre experience draws its inspiration from the seafaring history in Java and the true tale of arrival in Australia told by a small boy. Combining puppetry, song, shadow imagery and sound, the show bustles with all the life of the ocean. Audience members, both young and old are passengers and storytellers on this exquisite adventure.

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INDONESIA


“An emotional overflow thanks to the sheer beauty and interactive fun of this simple yet superbly executed production.” The West Australian

ODEON THEATRE, NORWOOD FRI 2 NOV 3pm SAT 3 NOV 11am & 3pm SUN 4 NOV 11am & 3pm DURATION 60 mins SUITABLE 2 >7 years Adult in Boat: $35 Child in Boat: $25 Adult in Seating: $30 Child in Seating: $20 Family group discount tickets available online All children must be accompanied by an adult IMAGE | Indra Wicaksono

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AUSTRALIAN PREMIERE

THEATRE

AUSTRALIA

SAY NO MORE Tutti Arts

with Perspektif and Stepping Stone Say No More brings 26 women artists from Malaysia, Indonesia and Australia together to share truths, debunk myths and expose the lies that we tell ourselves about being women. Audiences will experience theatre, films, music and art installations which unravel very intimate personal stories of struggle and survival within a highly unusual immersive nuptial setting. Be our guest at the most enigmatic wedding reception of the year in this multicultural, multi-arts event created by women artists with and without a disability.

MEETING HALL ADELAIDE TOWN HALL WED 7 NOV 7pm THU 8 NOV 11am & 7pm FRI 9 NOV 7pm SAT 10 NOV 4pm & 7pm DURATION 60 mins Adult: $30 Conc: $20 Image | Mawarini

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INDONESIA

MALAYSIA


WORLD PREMIERE

MUSIC – DANCE

AUSTRALIA

JAPAN

PATINA

David Kotlowy Distinct music traditions blend together seamlessly under the deft composition of David Kotlowy. Patina creates poetic interconnections with Javanese gamelan, the Japanese shakuhachi and western electronics. With music performed by Adelaide’s Gamelan In Situ, Patina is a congruence between ancient traditions and contemporary performance. Shaped by dancers Ade Suharto and Shin Sakuma, and visual artist Juno Oka, this is cross-cultural exploration at its finest.

SPACE THEATRE TUE 6 NOV 7.30pm WED 7 NOV 7.30pm DURATION 60 mins WARNING Haze effects Adult: $45 Conc: $40 Subscription Adult: $40 Subscription Conc: $35 IMAGE | Artist Juno Oka photograph by Lucie Audras

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WORLD PREMIERE

THEATRE

AUSTRALIA

TIMOR LESTE

HELLO MY NAME IS... Using text by Edward Bond from Choruses After the Assassinations Directed by Paulo Castro Whilst attending an international political conference, a Timor Leste solider reflects on the violence committed prior to independence as his country faces new waves of geopolitical pressure and economic abuse by regional allies and old enemies. Actor Jose Da Costa gives a powerful one man performance, using the heightened poetic language of Edward Bond to draw reference to the challenges faced by Timor Leste both past and present. Riveting, hard-edged and heartfelt. NEXUS ARTS WED 7 NOV 7pm THU 8 NOV 7pm FRI 9 NOV 7pm DURATION 60 mins WARNING Strobe lighting and haze effects Adult: $42 Conc: $38 Subscription Adult: $38 Subscription Conc: $34 IMAGE | Duane Preston

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AUSTRALIAN PREMIERE

DANCE

SINGAPORE

AUSTRALIA

CLOSE COMPANY RAW Moves

Choreographed by Alison Currie

Adelaide choreographer Alison Currie explores the notions of co-dependency and connection with dancers from Singapore’s RAW Moves, who perform in and around the audience. This up-close dance experience examines power and imbalance, emotional closeness, support and resistance in an intimate space.

NEXUS ARTS THU 25 OCT 6.30pm & 8pm FRI 26 OCT 6.30pm & 8pm DURATION 30 mins Adult: $35 Conc: $30 GreenRoom: $25 Limited capacity IMAGE | Daniel Purvis

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MUSIC

AUSTRALIA

DOBBY

with DyspOra and ELSY

Presented by Nexus Arts Filipino-Aboriginal rapper, drummer and composer DOBBY is a compelling new voice in Australia’s hip hop community, using the medium to empower and strengthen, and to speak truths about injustices. DyspOra and ELSY from Adelaide’s Playback 808 label will draw on their experiences as refugees in breaking down cultural, linguistic and racial barriers through hip-hop. Together, the stage is set for a night of powerful, cultural sonic expression. NEXUS ARTS SAT 27 OCT Doors from 7.30pm Adult: $25 Conc: $15 IMAGE | Benjamin Ling

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MUSIC

AUSTRALIA

HAVELI

INDIA

A double bill of Indian-Australian fusion

Presented by Nexus Arts

T HE T HREE SEAS Traditional musical stylings from West Bengal blend with Australian jazz. Centre stage is singer and virtuosic khamak player Raju Das Baul who is accompanied by soulful sounds from the mountains in Darjeeling by Deaoashish Mothey. Kolkota based rock drummer Gaurab Chatterjee sets the rhythm with Steve Elphick on bass and band leader Matt Keegan showcasing his saxophone dexterity.

Lyndon Gray’s Carnatic Jazz Project

Jazz bass extraordinaire Lyndon Gray together with outstanding local jazz artists integrate South Indian Carnatic Rhythms in this dynamic fusion performance.

NEXUS ARTS SAT 3 NOV Doors from 7.30pm Adult: $25 Conc: $15 IMAGE | Angeline Marmion IMAGE | Emma Luker

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AUSTRALIAN PREMIERE

MUSIC

CHINA

AUSTRALIA

THE HORMONES with Rackett and The Villenettes

A full on night of riff driven, punk electro sounds and sweeping pop melodies with a stellar line-up of three all-female rock bands from Chengdu, Sydney and Adelaide.

THE HORMONES have taken China by storm as their synth-rock delves into darker issues of environmental destruction. Sydney band RACKETT make loud experimental punk-pop with a DIY hyper-femme aesthetic. And local favourites THE VILLENETTES are a rock’n’roll gang who love Elvis, bad horror flicks and leather jackets.

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NEXUS ARTS SAT 10 NOV Doors from 7.30pm Adult: $29 Conc: $24 IMAGE | Helen


WORKS IN PROGRESS

THEATRE & MUSIC

AUSTRALIA

WORKS IN PROGRESS

KOREA

SINGAPORE

Works in Progress is a rare opportunity to observe the early stage creative process and share your feedback with the artistic teams as well as hear about their vision for the work.

FLOWER

Masil Theatre and Sally Chance Dance A special performance for audiences aged 4 – 18 months. The hope, beauty and unique perfection of a flower symbolises a baby’s developing sense of self. Whilst flower can also represent their parent, and the delicate, intangible energy between them. Flower celebrates the complete ‘beingness’ of each baby, over-turning ideas about a baby entering the world as a blank slate and offering the view that parents have as much to learn and gain from their baby as their baby learns and gains from them. RESTLESS DANCE THEATRE 195 GILLES STREET, ADELAIDE FRI 26 OCT 10am SAT 27 OCT 10am DURATION 40 min + 20 min Q&A FREE Bookings via BASS Limited capacity, book early

SAtheCollective & ZEPHYR QUARTET New Music Collaboration

Two distinct music groups, Adelaide’s Zephyr Quartet and Singapore’s SAtheCollective are both known for their contemporary approaches to classical traditions. Together the two groups will explore the links between both western and Chinese influences as part of a collaborative residency during OzAsia Festival. Over one week the two groups will work together, learn about each other’s unique styles and then present a shared collaborative performance for audiences to experience. NEXUS ARTS SUN 4 NOV 5pm DURATION 30 mins + 25 min Q&A FREE 35


COMMUNITY EVENT

MULTICULTURAL

MOON LANTERN PARADE

ADELAIDE’S FAMILY FAVOURITE MOON LANTERN PARADE WILL TAKE OVER ELDER PARK WITH AN EXPLOSION OF COLOUR, LIGHTS AND FREE ENTERTAINMENT. With the largest venue capacity to date, this year’s event will give festivalgoers more vantage points to view the parade than ever before. Australia’s biggest lantern parade will feature more than 40 large handmade lanterns including the popular 40m long Hong Kong Dragon and 9 brand new giant lanterns. 36

Moon Lantern Parade also features three stages, community and roving performances, a trail of colourful lanterns placed throughout the park and plenty of delicious food options from many of Adelaide’s most iconic food trucks. The night will finish with a spectacular fireworks display over the River Torrens. ELDER PARK SAT 27 OCT from 3pm Lantern Parade commences 8pm Fireworks Finale FREE


Featuring live music by Freedom Beat x DJ Cheer Dragon Boat Racing on the River Torrens in front of the Adelaide Riverbank lawn commencing at midday. Designed by Simone Romaniuk

#moonlanternparade Elder Park and areas of King William Road will be fenced with dedicated entry points monitored by security. Fenced site open to the general public from 3pm and access will be restricted when capacity is reached. Other vantage points include the north side of the River Torrens and Riverdeck area at Adelaide Festival Centre. Moon Lantern Parade is an alcohol free event. Visit ozasiafestival.com.au for more information closer to the date including site map, performance schedules, food vendor locations, road closures, footbridge restrictions and Elder Park access updates.

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FOOD

COMMUNITY

MULTICULTURAL

LUCKY DUMPLING MARKET SET ALONGSIDE THE BEAUTIFUL RIVER TORRENS, NEXT TO ADELAIDE FESTIVAL CENTRE, THE POPULAR LUCKY DUMPLING MARKET RETURNS.

Eat your way around Asia right here in Adelaide with sizzling Asian inspired BBQs, noodles, stir fries, curries and loads of mouthwatering dumplings. You can also enjoy premium local wines, craft beers and sake. Each night the Lucky Dumpling Market includes free live music with an incredible line up of international, Australian and local artists.

On weekends you can participate in family friendly workshops and activities organised by different community groups – a great way to learn about different cultural activities from across Asia. Lucky Dumpling Market is the perfect place to dine with family and friends in a casual, festive atmosphere. Make the most of your stunning spring days and balmy nights. Brought to you by the team behind Adelaide Fringe venue Gluttony.

ozasiafestival.com.au/luckydumpling ADELAIDE RIVERBANK LAWN (See map on page 77) 25 OCT > 11 NOV TUE – FRI 4.30pm until late SAT – SUN Noon until late (Closed Mondays) FREE

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MUSIC

OUTDOOR CONCERT SERIES

FREE

OUTDOOR CONCERT SERIES Join us for a star studded collection of internationally and locally acclaimed musicians, performing at the popular Lucky Dumpling Market. FREE EVENT

SOPHIE KOH Melbourne’s Herald Sun hailed her as a voice “that drips melodies like honey from a spoon”. Triple J Unearthed winner and RocKwiz regular Sophie Koh will perform songs from her award winning indie-popsynth album Oh My Garden, co-written with Ben Lee.

SAT 27 OCT 7.30pm IMAGE | WILK

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GOLD FIELDS

KICK OFF THE OUTDOOR CONCERT SERIES WITH 80’S NEW WAVEINFLUENCED DANCE POP. Sharp dance-rock with catchy synth-beats and deceptively smart lyrics, the in-demand boys from Ballarat showcase their live prowess after wowing audiences around the world with their debut album Black Sun. FRI 26 OCT 7.30pm

AUSTRALIAN PREMIERE

TAIWAN

FREEDOM BEAT + DJ CHEER

A feast for the auditory senses, Freedom Beat expertly fuse contemporary percussion with shades of electronic music, rock and psychedelia. Playing alongside DJ Cheer, they will transport the audience into a dream-like exploration of sound and music. SUN 28 OCT 7.30pm

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MUSIC

OUTDOOR CONCERT SERIES

AUSTRALIAN PREMIERE

FREE

MALAYSIA

NADING RHAPSODY SAT 3 NOV 7.30pm SUN 4 NOV 5.30pm

SINGAPORE

CHARLIE LIM

Charlie Lim sculpts a musical narrative so mesmerising that audiences often find themselves rudely jolted back into reality upon its conclusion. This singer-songwriter’s music ranges from post-rock, neosoul to experimental pop and is punctuated by sweet soaring and sometimes melancholic vocals. THU 1 NOV 7.30pm

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An eclectic blend of ritual chanting, old lullabies, folk songs, myths and stories of the ethnic groups from Sarawak form the narrative threads of this avant-garde contemporary music outfit from Kuching.


AUSTRALIA

CHINA

THE YELLOW PERIL SYMPHONY

Bridging worlds of contemporary electronic musical styles, traditional acoustic instrumentation, carefully composed melodies, freeform improvisation and textural narrative elements, The Yellow Peril Symphony paint a hypnotic audio portrait of stillness and chaos. FRI 2 NOV 7.30pm

PHILIPPINES

JOEY AYALA

A true Filipino legend known for combining Indigenous music with modern pop and profound, insightful commentary on Philippine social, environmental and personal realities. Joey Ayala’s live performances bring prowess on acoustic guitar, coaxing everything from open tunings to blues-jazz runs, to folk-meets-flamenco. SAT 3 NOV 5.30pm SUN 4 NOV 7.30pm IMAGE | Chelsea Dale

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MUSIC

OUTDOOR CONCERT SERIES

FREE

INDIA

KABIR CAFÉ

Kabir Café spent years researching the great 15th century mystic poet and musician Kabir, and present this on stage with forthright compositions, powerful and uplifting rhythms and harmonies. The lyrics are timeless, the performance is sublime and the genre is Kabir Rock! FRI 9 NOV 7.30pm

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INDIA

VIKKU VINAYAKRAM

& SELVAGANESH

Grammy Award-winning Vikku Vinayakram has transformed himself into an international celebrity with his imaginative and beautiful drumming on the ghatam. Vikku will be joined by Selvaganesh Vinayakram, the world’s premiere performer on the kanjira. The magic of South Indian percussion springs to life in this special music event. SAT 10 NOV 7.30pm

AUSTRALIA

MOONTA STREET

Ambient, hypnotic and timeless. Moonta Street create music that spans continents but is uniquely Australian, celebrating the influences of traditional Chinese music, classic rock and lashings of blues, reggae and jazz. THU 8 NOV 7.30pm

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WORLD PREMIERE

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VISUAL ARTS

SOUTH KOREA


“The artist invites strangers into the most intimate and exclusive of quarters: those that exist within the mind.” Huffington Post

JEEYOUNG LEE Inside her tiny Seoul studio, this multiple award-winning visual artist installs surreal, fantastical dreamscapes and photographs herself within them. JeeYoung Lee’s work achieves the impossible by capturing the invisible: recording her innermost memories, feelings, anxieties and hopes in a visceral, theatrical and psychologically penetrating way. Her creations act as a catharsis in her quest for identity. A selection of JeeYoung’s photographic works will sit alongside a new world premiere immersive installation which the artist will create especially for OzAsia Festival.

FESTIVAL THEATRE GALLERY 3 24 OCT > 30 NOV MON – SAT 9am – 6pm FREE IMAGE | Resurrection, 96 x 120cm, pigment print, 2011, © Jeeyoung Lee courtesy of Opiom Gallery

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AUSTRALIAN PREMIERE

VISUAL ARTS

MALAYSIA

YEE I-LANN

Like the Banana Tree at the Gate Leading Malaysian contemporary artist Yee I-Lann’s digital photo-collage series examines the folkloric Pontianak, a vengeful female spirit with long black hair, and the ubiquitous banana tree in which she resides. In reframing this supernatural witch into a contemporary figure, the artist masterfully probes issues of social image, gender, power and Malaysia’s socialpolitical landscape. FESTIVAL THEATRE GALLERY 1 24 OCT > 30 NOV MON – SAT 9am – 6pm FREE

IMAGE | Yee I-Lann courtesy of Silverlens Galleries

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VISUAL ARTS

THAILAND

KAWITA VATANAJYANKUR The Scale of Justice

Backbreaking physical work has traditionally fallen to women in Thailand. This ThaiAustralian artist turns her body into a variety of simple tools and machines that offer a powerful examination of the continuing challenges of women’s everyday labour. An active meditation on feminism, consumerism, endurance and social justice.

NEXUS GALLERY 11 OCT > 9 NOV TUE – FRI 9am – 5pm FREE IMAGE | Kawita Vatanajyankur, Squeezers, video still, 2015

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AUSTRALIAN PREMIERE

VISUAL ARTS

ANIDA YOEU ALI The Red Chador: In Memoriam

“In its best moments Red Chador also revealed a deep sense of humanity and solidarity.”

NBC News

CAMBODIA

Anida Yoeu Ali is an artist whose works span performance, installation, new media, public encounters and political agitation. The Red Chador, Ali’s latest performance series, continues her thematic interest in using religious aesthetics to provoke ideas of otherness. Unfortunately, on April 6, 2018 Ali publicly announced the death of The Red Chador following an incident in Palestine where the artist’s original trademark costume went missing under suspicious circumstances. A special eulogy will be held by the artist for this powerful character here in Adelaide followed by an exhibition which pays tribute to the impact and reach of this incredible global performance art series. FESTIVAL THEATRE GALLERY 2 24 OCT > 30 NOV MON – SAT 9am – 6pm Eulogy by the artist WED 24 OCT 6.30pm DURATION 20 mins FREE IMAGE | Studio Revolt

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WORLD PREMIERE

VISUAL ARTS

CHIHARU SHIOTA

JAPAN

The Art Gallery of South Australia presents the first major solo survey exhibition in Australia of Chiharu Shiota’s work. This stunning exhibition explores her early performance pieces, captured through photographs, drawings and moving-image works. In her conceptually driven practice Shiota attempts to represent what it means to be human. Beginning as autobiographical excavations, her installations draw on personal experiences, emotions and memories to create universally resonant works. The centerpiece of this exhibition is a new large scale commission featuring Shiota’s iconic string practice. This truly immersive work uses kilometres of red wool and features new sculptural elements. ART GALLERY OF SOUTH AUSTRALIA From 24 AUG FREE

IMAGE | detail: Chiharu Shiota, born 1972, Osaka, Japan, Uncertain Journey, 2016, Blain|Southern, Berlin; Courtesy the artist and Anna Schwartz Gallery, Melbourne, photo: Sunhi Mang

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VISUAL ARTS

EDO STYLE:

ART OF JAPAN (1615–1868)

Edo was a place, a time period and a state of mind. The relative peace and prosperity of the Edo period fostered a culture of creativity defined by the diversions and pursuits of the style conscious classes which contrasted the conservative aesthetics of the ruling military elite. From elegant lacquerware and screens depicting seasonal landscapes to woodblock prints capturing kabuki actors and courtesans, Edo Style includes over 150 works of art. THE DAVID ROCHE FOUNDATION 241 MELBOURNE STREET, NORTH ADELAIDE 5 SEP > 1 DEC TUE – SAT 10am – 4pm Adult $10 Conc $8 No booking required

IMAGE | Utagawa Hiroshige, 1797-1858, Moon-viewing Point, from the series 'One Hundred Famous Views of Edo’ 1857, Edo, colour woodblock print (nishiki-e), David Murray Bequest Fund 1942, Art Gallery of South Australia, Adelaide

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EVENT

SYMPOSIUM

Experience the artistic side of tea

Love from Damascus is a half day symposium looking at conceptions of love by an eminent 18th-century Syrian mystic and related stories of art and culture. Hosted by Samer Akkach and James Bennett, the event features invited experts and panels covering Sufism and the evolving nature of Islamic arts and culture across the vast continent of Asia over many centuries. The symposium also coincides with a launch for the new book Ilm: Knowledge, Science and Art in Islam and a new art exhibition titled Love from Damascus: The Art of Devotion in Islam at the Art Gallery of South Australia.

W O R LD T E A G AT HE RI NG

The annual World Tea Gathering brings together tea masters, artists and practitioners from around the world to explore the creative endeavours around tea ceremonies. Come and experience a half day of creative discussions, performances and immersive tea drinking. Following the symposium, tea artists from around the world will provide impromptu and unique tea experiences throughout Adelaide CBD. Each artist will infuse the traditions of tea ceremony with their own aesthetic, thereby creating a unique moment for both artist and guest. ART GALLERY OF SOUTH AUSTRALIA RADFORD AUDITORIUM SAT 3 NOV 1pm – 4pm FREE Visit artgallery.sa.gov.au for locations and times of pop up tea ceremony events around the CBD

LOVE FROM DA MA SCUS

LAUNCH OF BOOK AND EXHIBITION ART GALLERY OF SOUTH AUSTRALIA FRI 9 NOV 6pm LOVE FROM DAMASCUS SYMPOSIUM SAT 10 NOV 10am – 2pm THE BRAGGS LECTURE THEATRE THE UNIVERSITY OF ADELAIDE FREE IMAGE | India, Rajasthan, Majnūn among the wild animals, c.1675, Bikaner, Rajasthan, opaque watercolour and gold on paper, 24.3 x 14.9 cm; Morgan Thomas Bequest Fund 1940, Art Gallery of South Australia, Adelaide

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LITERATURE

MULTICULTURAL

JAIPUR LITERATURE FESTIVAL IN ADELAIDE

The ‘greatest literature show on earth’ comes to Adelaide

From the producers of the iconic Jaipur Literature Festival, based in the heart of India’s famed Pink City, comes a transnational celebration of cultural connections and new perspectives. JLF is a cultural phenomenon that celebrates the stories and heritage of South Asia as well as reflecting a global view of contemporary literature and critical thought. Join celebrated writers and thinkers from across the globe for a jam-packed weekend of panels, debates, readings, performances, music and workshops. The full program will be announced in September 2018. View program online for updated session and speaker information. ozasiafestival.com.au/jlf jaipurliteraturefestival.org ADELAIDE FESTIVAL CENTRE DUNSTAN PLAYHOUSE, THE SPACE AND RIVERDECK Music and workshops at the Lucky Dumpling Market FRI 9 NOV > SUN 11 NOV FREE Festival Directors: William Dalrymple and Namita Gokhale Festival Producer: Sanjoy Roy Produced by: Teamwork Arts

DELEGATE PASS $60

ENJOY A PREMIUM EXPERIENCE WITH A JLF DELEGATE PASS. Delegate Pass holders will receive guaranteed entry and priority access to talks, a welcome pack and an invitation to a JLF reception. Limited number of passes available, so be quick!

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LITERATURE

MULTICULTURAL

A SELECTION OF SPEAKERS Full JLF in Adelaide program and list of speakers released in September

SHOBHAA DE

SAMI SHAH Sami Shah is a multi-award winning writer and comedian. He has been profiled in The New York Times and ABC’s Australian Story. His most recent non-fiction work, The Islamic Republic of Australia is a critically acclaimed investigation that combines history, comedy, and geo-politics.

JY YANG JY Yang is the Hugo and Nebulanominated author of the Tensorate novellas from Tor.Com Publishing (The Red Threads of Fortune, The Black Tides of Heaven, The Descent of Monsters). They live in Singapore and identify as queer and non-binary. 56

Shobhaa De has written extensively on India’s socio-cultural-political contours for over four decades. Her twenty books include bestsellers Starry Nights, Superstar India, and now, Seventy... and to hell with it! She is a prolific writer, columnist, blogger, social commentator and opinion shaper, widely respected for her fearless and independent opinions.

SHARAD P PAUL MD

FIONA CAULFIELD

Sharad P Paul MD is a skin cancer specialist, family physician, academic, evolutionary biologist, storyteller, social entrepreneur and adjunct professor. He has authored several works of fiction, non-fiction, poetry and medical textbooks – including the popular The Genetics of Health.

Fiona Caulfield was born in Adelaide and is now based in Bengaluru, India where she is regarded as one of India’s leading travel writers. The Love Travel Guides, designed for luxury vagabonds, are regarded as the flagship guides for India. Vanity Fair ranked them in the top three guides globally.


DEVDUTT PATTANAIK

BALLI KAUR JASWAL

Devdutt Pattanaik writes on the relevance of mythology in modern times. He is the author of 30 books and 600 columns, with bestsellers such as My Gita, Jaya, Sita, Business Sutra and the 7 Secret Series. His TV shows include Business Sutra on CNBC-TV18 and Devlok on Epic TV.

Balli Kaur Jaswal is the awardwinning author of Inheritance, Sugarbread and Erotic Stories for Punjabi Widows. Her fiction and non-fiction has appeared in the UK Sunday Express, Cosmopolitan Magazine, The New York Times, Harpers Bazaar and Best Australian Short Stories.

WILLIAM DALRYMPLE William Dalrymple is the bestselling author of In Xanadu, City of Djinns, From the Holy Mountain, White Mughals, The Last Mughal, Nine Lives, and most recently, Return of a King: An Indian Army in Afghanistan. Dalrymple is one of the founders and a co-director of the Jaipur Literature Festival.

ASSA DORON

NAMITA GOKHALE

ROBIN JEFFREY Assa Doron is Head of the Anthropology Program at the ANU College of Asia and the Pacific. Robin Jeffrey is a visiting research professor at the Institute of South Asian Studies, Singapore. Together, they have coauthored two books: The Great Indian Phone Book, and most recently, Waste of a Nation: Garbage and Growth in India.

Namita Gokhale is a writer, publisher and festival director. She is the author of 16 acclaimed works of fiction and non-fiction and a founder and co-director of the Jaipur Literature Festival. She is also one of the founding directors of Yatra Books, a publishing house specialising in translation.

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Jane Camens (AUS) Sanaz Fotouhi (AUS) Anna Funder (AUS) Shivram Gopinath (SIN) Tammy Ho Lai-Ming (HK) Eka Kurniawan (IDN) Galina Lazareva (AUS) Pooja Nansi (SIN)

PRAYAAG AKBAAR Prayaag Akbaar is a writer and journalist based in Mumbai. His first novel Leila was published in 2017 to critical acclaim. He is a consulting editor with the financial newspaper Mint and former deputy editor of Scroll.

Uday Prakash (IND) Vidya Shah (IND) Greg Sheridan (AUS) Pranamika Subhalaxmi (SIN) Toby Walsh (AUS) Wendy Were (AUS) Isuru Wijesoma (SIN) John Zubrzycki (AUS)

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POETRY & MUSIC

SINGAPORE

INDIA

MEIN SHAAYAR TO NAHIN (I AM NOT A POET)

Join spoken-word poets Pooja Nansi, Pranamika Subhalaxmi and Shivram Gopinath as they explore the Indian experience in Singapore, set to the soundtrack of acoustic renditions of familiar Bollywood favourites by guitarist Isuru Wijesoma.

THE LAST MUGHAL IN PERFORMANCE

William Dalrymple and Vidya Shah

SPACE THEATRE SAT 10 NOV 3.45pm DURATION 60 mins

(includes performance and discussion)

FREE

DUNSTAN PLAYHOUSE SUN 11 NOV 5pm DURATION 60 mins FREE

Enter a bygone era of matchless splendour with The Last Mughal, featuring readings by award-winning author William Dalrymple joined on stage by the celebrated North Indian vocalist Vidya Shah and guest musicians. Based on William’s book The Last Mughal: The Fall of a Dynasty, Delhi 1857 this evocative evening brings to life a world of emperors, poets, courtesans, intrigue and love through word and music.

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CONFERENCE

BO R AK ART S S E R IE S

Borak Arts Series is the major annual arts conference and performing arts market for Southeast Asia. The event is a multiday program of keynote speakers, panels, round table discussions, networking events and performance showcases. Adelaide Festival Centre will host the 2018 edition with an emphasis on growing cultural ties between Southeast Asian and Australian performing arts sectors.

ADELAIDE FESTIVAL CENTRE THU 1 NOV > SAT 3 NOV Visit borakarts.com for registration and more information. Australian delegates can apply for travel subsidy here: australiacouncil.gov.au/ international See Page 74 for partners and support

DANCE

AUSTRALIA

HONG KONG

TAIWAN

SINGAPORE

DA NCE L A B

Facilitated by acclaimed choreographer Leigh Warren, Dance Lab brings together professional choreographers from across Australia, Singapore, Taiwan and Hong Kong to share their skills and explore opportunities to develop, collaborate and initiate new international projects. There are a range of open access events including morning dance classes, masterclasses and evening networking events. Dance Lab ensures Adelaide continues to harness its reputation as a hub for contemporary dance in Australia while strengthening connections across Asia. LWDANCE HUB LION ARTS CENTRE SUN 28 OCT > WED 31 OCT For morning dance classes and public events, follow: facebook.com/lwdancehub Register for masterclass events here themilladelaide.com/masterclasses See Page 74 for partners and support

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FILM

THAILAND

Media Resource Centre and OzAsia Festival present

FILM PROGRAM FRI 26 OCT > MON 19 NOV MERCURY CINEMA 13 Morphett Street, Adelaide

SINGLE TICKET DEAL Adult $17 | Conc $13 TWO TICKET DEAL Adult $32 | Conc $22 THREE TICKET DEAL Adult $42 | Conc $30 SENIORS All tickets $7 | At box office only

THAILAND NOW The films of

Apichatpong Weerasethakul Regarded as the world’s greatest living experimental filmmaker, Weerasethakul’s idiosyncratic films are often set in his home province of Isan, Thailand. Isan’s myths, memories and tensions with neighbouring Laos, as well as the unique ghosts of Thailand’s conflicted, militarised history, energise his storytelling while imbuing it with an otherworldliness.

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All presale tickets through BASS. Tickets available at Mercury Cinema one hour prior to sessions, subject to availability. Visit mercurycinema.org.au for classification advice. All foreign language films have English subtitles. Acknowledgments

Film program curated by Gail Kovatseff

Notes by Gail Kovatseff and Nick Godfrey Special thanks to Sheree Ramage & the Asia Pacific Screen Awards, Mat Kesting, Nick Godfrey and Mike Walsh


10 YEARS THAILAND Thailand

Australian Premiere

Four Thai directors - Aditya Assarat, Wisit Sasanatieng, Chulayarnnon Siriphol and Apichatpong Weerasethakul - imagine what their country may look like in ten years time, following the format of the controversial Hong Kong anthology film Ten Years (2015). Direct from Cannes, this instalment offers visions of repressive censorship, oppressive martial rule and surreal feline overlords that reflect the political tumult of today’s Thailand.

Wed 24 Oct 7pm 2018 | 95 mins

MYSTERIOUS OBJECT AT NOON Director Apichatpong Weerasethakul Thailand | Netherlands

This debut feature is a hybrid of fiction and drama where a folk story is slowly re-told and re-enacted through an exquisite corpse technique. Screening at a number of major festivals it was the film that launched Weerasehtakul’s international reputation. “audaciously uncatergorisable” Criterion

Mon 29 Oct 7pm 2000 | 83 mins

UNCLE BOONMEE WHO CAN RECALL HIS PAST LIVES

Director Apichatpong Weerasethakul Thailand | UK | FR | GR | ES | NI

With its high aesthetics, this Cannes Palme d’Or winner secured Weerasethakul’s reputation as a master filmmaker. Uncle Boonmee, an old Thai farmer, lays dying as the veil between the mundane and the spirit world recedes, bringing the memories of past existences into the present. “the aura of the uncanny, the spirit life entering the everyday, is strangely affecting” The New Yorker

Wed 31 Oct 7pm 2010 | 114 mins

CEMETERY OF SPLENDOUR Director Apichatpong Weerasethakul Thailand | UK | GR | FR | MY | KR | MX | US | NO

In this film the spirt world again unfolds into the present. A group of soldiers employed in digging up a building site for a government project fall ill with a mysterious kind of sleeping sickness. It is said they have disturbed the cemetery of dead kings, and the soldiers begin to channel both the kings and their old worlds. “Sublime” The Guardian

Mon 5 Nov 7pm 2015 | 122 mins

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FILM

ASIA

ACROSS ASIA

A selection of the latest acclaimed films from across Asia. These films explore the dynamics of rapid societal change in different countries and cultures, and how it impacts on the less powerful, particularly women and children.

ANGELS WEAR WHITE Director Vivian Qu China

Mia, a 15-year-old undocumented cleaner witnesses two schoolgirls being sexually assaulted in a motel room but stays silent in fear of losing her job. Angels Wear White is a tense thriller examining the sexual vulnerability of girls in a politically corrupt sleepy seaside town. Screened in competition at Venice Film Festival.

Sun 28 Oct 4pm Sat 10 Nov 2pm 2017 | 107 mins

ASHWATTHAMA Director Pushpendra Singh India | South Korea

Australian Premiere

The Mahabharata’s Ashwatthama is the last story nine-year old Ishvaku is told by his mother before she dies. Sent to his uncle’s house, just like Ashwatthama, he begins roaming the countryside. Filmed in black and white with sparks of colour, this is an intensely beautiful and beguiling exploration of the intersections of legend, folk traditions, rituals and reality in an Indian village.

Thu 1 Nov 7pm Sat 3 Nov 2pm Sun 11 Nov 4pm

2017 | 120 mins

MARLINA THE MURDERER IN FOUR ACTS Director Mouly Surya Indonesia | France | Malaysia | Thailand

In this highly subversive film, a woman saving to bury her mummified husband is visited by a local bandit who informs her that his gang plans to rob then rape her. She decides to take the matter into her own hands. Strange, gorgeous, visceral and a laugh-out loud Indonesian spaghetti western.

Sun 4 Nov 4pm Sat 10 Nov 4pm Tue 13 Nov 10.45am 2017 | 93 mins

NERVOUS TRANSLATION Director Shireen Seno Philippines

Neglected by an overworked mother yearning for her absent husband, 8-year-old Yael comforts herself with rituals in a search for domesticity. Set in 1987, a volatile year in the Philippines, the film is energised by 80s aesthetics. Told from a child’s point of view, it’s an imaginative exploration of the fragility of those left behind.

Sat 3 Nov 6.20pm Sat 10 Nov 6pm 2017 | 90 mins

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OF FATHERS AND SONS Director Talal Derki Germany | Syria | Lebanon

A father is shown relentlessly and lovingly grooming his young sons for the cause in this acclaimed Sundance Grand Jury Prize winning documentary. “an intrepid, cold sweat-inducing study of Jihadi radicalization in the home from celebrated Syrian documentary filmmaker Talal Derki” Variety

Sat 27 Oct 4.15pm Tue 6 Nov 10.45am Thu 8 Nov 7pm 2017 | 99 mins

SUNSHINE THAT CAN MOVE MOUNTAINS Director Qiang Wang Australian Premiere Tibet | China A sweetly comic, romantic and ultimately spiritual debut feature. Young monk Tenzin returns home to help with his comatosed brother. He becomes torn between his monastic life, his family obligations and his growing attraction to his brother’s fiancée. “A film steeped in nature’s splendour, sensitive to life’s ebbs and flows, and striving to convey the everyday realities of rural Tibetan existence.” Screen Daily

Sun 28 Oct 2pm Sat 3 Nov 4.15pm 2017 | 109 mins

SHALOM BOLLYWOOD: The Untold Story of Indian Cinema Director Danny Ben-Moshe Australia Australian documentarian, Danny Ben-Moshe (My Mother’s Lost Children) explores the formative role that the once flourishing Jewish community of Bombay (Mumbai) played in the rise of Indian Cinema. It focusses on the young Jewish women who became the dancing stars of early Bollywood.

Tue 30 Oct 10.45am Thu 1 Nov 5pm Thu 8 Nov 5pm 2017 | 76 mins

THE GREAT BUDDHA Director Hsin-yao Huang Taiwan

When a security guard at a factory that manufactures Buddha statues witnesses incriminating dashcam footage involving his boss, he is drawn into a seedy underworld of corruption and criminality. This noir-inflected narrative debut from Taiwanese documentary filmmaker Huang Hsin-yao won five Golden Horse Awards, and the Grand Prize at the Taipei Film Awards. “A mordant black comedy that’s a digital-era homage to Rear Window.” Variety

Sat 27 Oct 6pm Sun 11 Nov 2pm 2017 | 102 mins

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FILM

ASIA

WOMEN DIRECTORS IN ASIA: DEBUTS This selection of feature film debuts by women filmmakers are all characterised by rich, intense storytelling and tremendous lead performances by female actors. Each film tells the tale of determined women twisting and turning to shape and perhaps even take control of their futures.

SULEIMAN MOUNTAIN OPENING NIGHT Director Elizaveta Stishova Russia | Kyrgyzstan

A funny, poignant road movie that follows Zhipara after she tracks down her long lost nine-year old son, Oleg. Her drunken and charismatic ex-husband, Karabas, rushes to her side with his pregnant second wife in tow. With only an old truck between the four of them, Karabas and Zhipara are soon back to conning their way through the Kyrgyzstan sacred mountains.

Fri 26 Oct 7pm Fri 2 Nov 10.45am 2017 | 101 mins

DEDE Director Mariam Khatchvani Georgia

Wanted by three men, the beautiful Dina must struggle against the old customs of her remote community if she’s to marry the man she loves. Khatchvani’s impressively understated direction results in wonderfully naturalistic performances in this intense and moving romantic drama set in the spectacular Caucasus mountains. UNESCO Cultural Diversity Award (APSA).

Fri 26 Oct 10.45am Sun 4 Nov 2pm 2017 | 97 mins

GIRLS ALWAYS HAPPY Director Yang Mingming China A single mother and her daughter, both neurotic, aspiring

writers, scheme to survive in an old Beijing hutong. A precise comedy capturing the dynamics of their kooky, dependent relationship; full of as much mutual repulsion as tender love. Yang Mingming’s debut feature is one of China’s most anticipated films by a young female director. FIPRESCI & Firebird Award, HKIFF.

Sat 27 Oct 2pm Fri 9 Nov 10.45am 2018 | 117 mins

WARM REGARDS

Short Films from Yogyakarta Indonesia

Yogyakarta is famously a city of students, culture and popular tourist destinations. It is also home to a vibrant film scene which has its roots in the Reformasi period - the years that followed the fall of President Soeharto and the rise of democracy, and with it, a new openness in artistic expression in Indonesia. This selection of five shorts showcases the unique style of localised filmmaking in this artistically vibrant city.

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Tue 6 Nov 6.30pm

100 mins


TAIWANESE NEW WAVE CINEMA

FILM

TAIWAN

During the 1980s, Taiwan cinema faced tough competition from Hong Kong and the home video market. The resulting generation of filmmakers led to a new wave of Taiwan cinema. Two outliers from this movement were Hsiao-Hsien Hou and Edward Yang, who captured the nuances of everyday life in a style far removed from melodramas and kung fu spectacles.

A TIME TO LIVE, A TIME TO DIE Director Hsiao-Hsien Hou Taiwan

A deeply autobiographical film chronicling Hou’s childhood in rural Taiwan and the struggle to later adapt to an urban society’s expectations. Hou observes the passing of the years with an unhurried realism, finding profound meaning in the small gestures of everyday life.

Wed 7 Nov 7pm 1985 | 138 mins

DUST IN THE WIND Director Hsiao-Hsien Hou Taiwan

Another autobiographical film set in an impoverished village and charting the development of a high school romance, interrupted by years of forced military service. This film refines the stately long take visuals and elliptical storytelling that would become a directorial hallmark of Hou’s films in this keenly-felt story of loneliness and regret.

Mon 12 Nov 7pm 1986 | 109 mins

A CITY OF SADNESS Director Hsiao-Hsien Hou Hong Kong | Taiwan

Hou’s early career films are capped by this masterpiece, A City of Sadness. Hong Kong star Tony Leung Chiu-Wai bears mute witness as his family becomes embroiled in street level crime, anti-government uprisings, and the resultant Kuomintang crackdowns in the years after the Japanese occupation.

Wed, 14 Nov 7pm 1989 | 157 mins

YI YI Director Edward Yang Taiwan | Japan

An epic film interweaving the stories of several generations of a Taiwanese family. Winning Best Director at Cannes, Yang’s film touches on the thrill of new love, the shock of sudden ailment, the tensions between modernity and tradition, and the rituals that bind families together. A life affirming film delivered with good humour and grace.

Mon 19 Nov 7pm 2000 | 173 mins

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MASTERCLASSES

CONVERSATIONS

DA NCE MASTERCLASSES The Mill will facilitate three dance masterclass events. This is a great opportunity for local dancers to diversify their skill set with learnings from world-leading choreographers.

Eun-Me Ahn

Eun-Me Ahn (Dancing Grandmothers) SUN 28 OCT 11am Eko Supriyanto (Salt) MON 29 OCT 11am Yui Kawaguchi (Andropolaroid 1.1) WED 7 NOV 11am SCHOOL WORKSHOPS

INDONESIA

TOP E NG DANC E W O R KS HO PS

Topeng dance is the traditional Indonesian mask dance that draws on iconic characters to convey stories about the human journey. One of Indonesia’s most acclaimed mask dancers, Inu Kertapati will lead the workshops, sharing the intricacies of this unique dance form in the Slangit style of topeng dance from the Cirebon region in West Java.

DURATION

1 hr 30 mins

Register at themilladelaide.com/masterclasses

A RTIST Q&A s Hear from the creative teams and artists with 20 min Q&As after the following performances:

Daytime workshops for primary school years 4 – 7

Stan Lai

TEACHER WORKSHOP MON 29 OCT 5pm

GURU OF CHAI | 26 OCT After 7pm performance

FREE

WHILE I WAS WAITING | TUE 30 OCT After 7.30pm performance

DURATION

1 hr 30 mins

Bookings and enquiries contact: centreED@adelaidefestivalcentre.com.au Image | Inu Kertapati

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West Java Provincial Government

HELLO MY NAME IS... | THU 8 NOV After 7pm performance SECRET LOVE IN PEACH BLOSSOM LAND | FRI 9 NOV After 8pm performance


PUBLIC LECTURE

MUSIC

ANNUAL LECTURE

Combining the millennia-old Chinese music tradition with contemporary influences, many of Adelaide’s leading Chinese musicians come together to present a fascinating program that illustrates the rich world of Chinese music today. The distinctive sounds of the erhu, guzheng, pipa and sheng create a rich tapestry of evocative sounds that go to the heart of Chinese culture. Featuring The Elder Conservatorium Chinese Orchestra, the Adelaide Chinese Orchestra, soloists Zhao Liang (guzheng) and David Dai (erhu), and the popular cross-cultural band Moonta Street.

CO N F UCI US I NST I T UT E AUSTRALIA-CHINA SPORTS DIPLOMACY The last few years have seen progress in a new experiment designed to bring Australian culture to the world: Port Adelaide Football Club’s engagement in China. Hear from the architect of that program Andrew Hunter as he details the club’s journey as a model for Australian sports diplomacy. Following Andrew’s speech, he will be joined for a panel discussion by Port Adelaide Football Club Chairman, David Koch, Australian Grand Prix Corporation Director Trent Smyth and sports diplomacy expert Stuart Murray. The panel will be chaired by ABC journalist Shannon Byrne. ADELAIDE FESTIVAL CENTRE BANQUET ROOM FRI 2 NOV 6pm DURATION 75 mins FREE

To guarantee your place in advance, register at Confucius.institute@adelaide.edu.au

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CHINESE MUSIC DAY

ELDER HALL THE UNIVERSITY OF ADELAIDE SUN 28 OCT 2.30pm DURATION 2 hrs inc interval FREE

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Enjoy two courses and a glass of wine for $42. Available 5pm to 6.15pm. Conditions apply.

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BORAK ARTS ARTS SERIES SERIES BORAK Organised by

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ADELAIDE FESTIVAL CENTRE’S

arts membership for ages 18-30

Want access to cheap tickets during OzAsia Festival?

JOIN GREENROOM TODAY for $30 show tickets*

Cheap tix Free workshops Giveaways Special events Professional development Connect with us

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* T&Cs apply. Check website for details.Members must

be between 18 and 30. Specific shows only indicated by GreenRoom shown in this brochure.

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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

Listen to ABC Radio Adelaide or check the ABC website for details on how you can take part in the ABC’s OzAsia Festival activities including the Moon Lantern Festival Parade and ticket giveaways.

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Dancing Grandmothers

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Dunstan Playhouse

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Sutra

Dunstan Playhouse

6

Salt

Odeon Theatre

24

Andropolaroid 1.1

Space Theatre

14

Close Company

Nexus Arts

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Secret Love in Peach Blossom Land

Dunstan Playhouse

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WED 24 OCT

THU 25 OCT

FRI 26 OCT

SAT 27 OCT

7.30pm

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MON 29 OCT

6.30pm, 8pm 6.30pm, 8pm

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While I Was Waiting

Dunstan Playhouse

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Here is the Message You Asked For...

Space Theatre

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Guru of Chai

Space Theatre

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Nassim

AC Arts Theatre

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Baling

Nexus Arts

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Cerita Anak (Child’s Story)

Odeon Theatre

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Hello My Name Is...

Nexus Arts

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Say No More

Adelaide Town Hall Meeting Hall

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Flower

Restless Dance Theatre

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War Sum Up

11am, 7pm

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Assembly Operation

Space Theatre

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Patina

Space Theatre

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Haveli

Nexus Arts

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Dobby

Nexus Arts

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The Hormones

Nexus Arts

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SAtheCollective & Zephyr Quartet

Nexus Arts

35

Mein Shaayar to Nahin

Space Theatre

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The Last Mughal in Performance

Dunstan Playhouse

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Chinese Music Day

Elder Hall

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Gold Fields

Lucky Dumpling Market

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Sophie Koh

Lucky Dumpling Market

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Freedom Beat + DJ Cheer

Lucky Dumpling Market

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Charlie Lim

Lucky Dumpling Market

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The Yellow Peril Symphony

Lucky Dumpling Market

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Nading Rhapsody

Lucky Dumpling Market

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Joey Ayala

Lucky Dumpling Market

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Moonta Street

Lucky Dumpling Market

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Kabir Café

Lucky Dumpling Market

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Vikku Vinayakram & Selvaganesh

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Convention Centre Lawn

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Jaipur Literature Festival in Adelaide

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Confucius Institute Annual Lecture

Banquet Room

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Love From Damascus

Various venues

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World Tea Gathering

Art Gallery of South Australia

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Borak Arts Series

Banquet Room

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Dance Lab

LWDance Studio

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Ryoji Ikeda

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FESTIVAL INFORMATION VENUE ACCESS AND REDEVELOPMENT Adelaide Festival Centre access and entrances have changed. For new routes and a map, road closures, drop off zones, and parking advice, please visit the website. The Walk of Fame stretches between King William Road and Elder Park, providing access to all Adelaide Festival Centre venues. The Festival Theatre’s new entrance is on Elder Park. Please note: there is no stair-free access to Artspace. 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. Visit the website to plan your visit carefully: adelaidefestivalcentre.com.au/getting-here PARKING Adelaide Festival Centre’s car park is closed. We have partnered with Wilson Parking to offer patrons discounted parking at Wilson Adelaide Central (225 North Terrace). To access the discount, book online at book-a-bay.com.au and use the promo code: AFCPARK 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. We provide a number of accessible facilitates including: wheelchair loan service, assistive hearing systems, accessible toilets, accessible seat allocations, and access friendly drop off/ pickup locations. Please note: there is no stair-free access to Artspace. When booking tickets, 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

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HOW TO BOOK

ONLINE ozasiafestival.com.au BY PHONE BASS 131 246 (Mon-Sat 9am-6pm) IN PERSON Adelaide Festival Centre and all BASS outlets.

CONDITIONS OF TICKET PURCHASE

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. CONCESSIONS Pensioners, seniors, unemployed and full time students are entitled to concession prices. Proof of entitlement may be requested at time of purchase or at the venue. Please make sure you carry your concession cards. TRANSACTION FEES $8.95 transaction fee applies to all transactions. For further information regarding our fees, visit: adelaidefestivalcentre.com.au/tickets-info/ general-ticket-information SUBSCRIBE AND SAVE UP TO 15% By purchasing tickets to 4 or more OzAsia Festival performances in one transaction you are eligible to become an Adelaide Festival Centre subscriber. You’ll have access to fantastic savings on tickets you buy throughout 2018 to shows presented by Adelaide Festival Centre as well as other subscriber benefits. If you are already an Adelaide Festival Centre subscriber, you may buy any OzAsia Festival performance at the subscription price. Adelaide Festival Centre respects your privacy and meets Government policy requirements. 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.


ADELAIDE FESTIVAL CENTRE TRUSTEES

Carolyn Mitchell Kate Thiele Sandy Verschoor

Michael Abbott AO QC (Chair) Jim Hazel (Deputy Chair) Mary Hamilton Phil Hoffmann AM

THA N K YOU TO OUR SPONSORS GOVERNMENT

ADELAIDE FESTIVAL CENTRE MANAGEMENT CEO & Artistic Director Chief Operating Officer Director of Programming, Development & Venue Sales Director of Marketing Director of Ticketing & Digital Projects

Douglas Gautier AM Carlo D’Ortenzio Liz Hawkins Danielle Watts Greg Adams

EXECUTIVE FESTIVAL PARTNERS

FESTIVAL PARTNERS

ADELAIDE FESTIVAL CENTRE FOUNDATION Legh Davis (Chair) Angela Condous AM Penny Johnson Louisa McClurg Sue Pearce Tony Smith

John Sulan QC John Taplin Marion Tropeano Joe Verco AM Lauren Zwaans Lady Joan Hardy OAM

PROGRAM PARTNERS

(Patron)

ADELAIDE FESTIVAL CENTRE King William Rd Adelaide SA 5000 Phone +61 8 8216 8600 contact@adelaidefestivalcentre.com.au ozasiafestival.com.au 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, experience, and cultures. OzAsia Festival celebrates Adelaide’s designation as a UNESCO City of Music.

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