The Adelaide Festival Centre has unveiled the annual OzAsia Festival program, featuring 446 artists from Japan, China, Hong Kong, India, Indonesia, Korea, Malaysia, Tibet, Thailand, Vietnam, and the best from Australia. Come join the celebrations in September, when the Adelaide Festival Centre will once again be transformed into a cultural melting pot!
RHINOCEROS IN LOVE
Recognised as a masterpiece of experimental theatre, this piece has reinvented modern Chinese theatre since it was first performed in 1999. It is a contemporary, energetic and popular production dusted with dark romance that unveils the extremes people go to for love.
A double bill combining two works, Dreamtime by revered choreographer Jiri Kylian is an exquisitely crafted chamber work by five dancers, whilst Escape by Leigh Warren and Dancers contrasts action-packed movement with intense stillness. The works feature the mesmerising Japanese contemporary dancer Kaiji Moriyama and outstanding young pianist Simon Tedeschi.
AVCON @ OZASIA
Be prepared for a Godzilla sized day of action as you enter a world of ninjas, samurai, superheroes and heroines, battle monsters, aliens and more Asian pop culture icons than you an shake a katana at!
Direct from China, the Shaolin Warriors return to Australia, showcasing the remarkable skill, stunning movement, and spectacular imagery of kung-fu to stages throughout Australia from September 2011.
In a brilliant new production featuring rarely seen Buddhist meditation alongside deadly martial-arts prowess, this breathtaking extravaganza starring 22 Kung Fu Masters follows the journey from a young child’s initiation into the monastery, to achieving fully fledged warrior status through diligent training and study. In addition to the incredible Kung Fu feats, the show also reflects the profoundness of Chinese Buddhism, the “Unity of Zen and Martial Arts”.
MOON LANTERN FESTIVAL
Featuring Shandong Art Troupe*
The annual Moon Lantern Festival is an occasion to admire the beauty of the full moon on the 15th day of the eighth lunar month.
Traditionally known as the mid-autumn festival, this local event is a popular celebration of abundance and togetherness, with communities and schools involved prior by preparing their lanterns and performances.
Enjoy performances, food and market stalls, cooking and martial arts demonstrations, workshops and the stunning lantern parade at dusk followed by fireworks.
World Premiere and Exclusive
Evocative and enthralling: a unique Australian-Asian musical fusion that promises to inspire.
An extraordinary union of three virtuosic Australian musicians and a Master Otsuzumi (Japanese drum) performer.
Talented Japan-based Australian musicians Andy Bevan and Steve Falk, who blend the raw earthy sounds of marimba and didgeridoo and the lyrical tone of flute and soprano saxophone, lead this special evening of rhythm, wind and strings.
Joining them are master drummer Shonosuke Okura, one of Japan’s intangible Cultural Treasures, and Adelaide International Guitar Festival Artistic Director and world renowned classical guitarist Slava Grigoryan.
For more information visit the OZASIA website by clicking here