Get excited for the explosion of culture and festivities that will grace the Adelaide Festival Centre in October with perennial favourite OzAsia Festival which have given us a sneak peek into their 2018 lineup! The best of Asia will be presented on our shores as OzAsia provides its huge array of cultural treats in theatre, music, dance, visual arts, film and food!
Here’s the list of what to watch out for (and book):
Three shows premiering in dance, music and theatre are sure to excite fans, the first being the international hit Dancing Grandmothers coming to the Dunstan Playhouse. Korean choreographer Eun-Me Ahn will be bringing glitter balls, grooves and grandmothers to Adelaide, transforming the stage into a giant dance floor from Thursday 25 October to Saturday 27 October.
War Sum Up
Be immersed in the soundscape as newly composed classical music is infused with chamber pop and electronica – the ultimate audio-visual requiem on destruction and loss. In another Australian premiere, War Sum Up leaps into 21st century opera with an innovative production inspired by Japanese expressions of poetry, pop, precision and brutality from Monday 5 November to Tuesday 6 November.
Secret Love in Peach Blossom Land
For theatre lovers, the legendary Chinese playwright and director Stan Lai’s beloved modern classic Secret Love in Peach Blossom Land comes to Australian shores for the first time, with performances at Dunstan Playhouse from Friday 9 November to Sunday 11 November.
Two mega-stars of Japan’s contemporary art scene Ryoji Ikeda and Chiharu Shiota join OzAsia Festival’s celebrated visual arts program. Ikeda’s data.tron (3k version) will be an Australian premiere installation and Chiharu Shiota will create a brand new installation commissioned by the Art Gallery of South Australia along a retrospective of her earlier works.
Moon Lantern Parade
Festival favourite, the Moon Lantern Parade, will take over Elder Park with an explosion of colour and lights. With the largest venue capacity to date, this year’s event will give festivalgoers more vantage points to view the parade than ever before. Featuring more than 40 handmade lanterns including 9 new giant lanterns, community and roving performances, a trail of 32 exquisite lanterns placed throughout the park for families to explore, and plenty of amenities and food trucks in Elder Park and the Lucky Dumpling Market. The Parade will take place on Saturday 27 October from 3pm to 9pm and the night will finish with a bang with an impressive fireworks display over the Torrens.
Jaipur Literature Festival
In a massive coup for Adelaide, OzAsia Festival builds to a spectacular final weekend with the Jaipur Literature Festival – an international feast of cultural connections and new perspectives – showcasing the artistic, literary and culinary heritage of South Asia and the world with books, ideas, food, music, dialogue and debate from Friday 9 November to Sunday 11 November.
Dates: 25 October – 11th November
Full Program Launch: 14 August
Tickets for confirmed shows on sale HERE.