Category: OzAsia 2013

OzAsia – Siti Nurhaliza – 5K

by Riccardo Barone Has been a night of human warmth and success for the multi awarded Malaysian singer Siti Nurhaliza. Number 1 Artist not just in her homeland, Australia remembers her for two awards from ‘South Pacific International Song and Singing Competition 1999’ held in Gold Coast. Her band consists of three background singers, drums, bass …

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Time passes quickly as Odedra’s lightning body’s movements giving the audience the right dosage of hypnotic adrenaline. 5K

OzAsia – Extreme JUMP – Festival Theatre – 5K

JUMP is back and more Extreme. Produced by Yegam Theatre Company, Soul, Korea, it is a gravity defying show which since it’s inception has grown into a global production, touring more than 30 countries and during that time amassed plenty of well earned awards. Having had it’s Australian Premiere at Adelaide’s OzAsia Festival in 2010 …

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OZASIA – Not According To Plan – Leigh Warren Dancers – 4K

This is one of the finer pieces of work by Leigh Warren and his Dancers. 4K

OzAsia – SuperEverything – Space Theatre – 4K

One of the highlights of this 2013’s OzAsia Festival is this performance by UK’s pioneering audio-visual artists The Light Surgeons, who have masterfully fused their art with Malaysian artists and musicians Chor Guan, Hands Percussion and Rhythm in Bronze to perform SuperEverything. This live audio-visual performance exploded across Space Theatre’s stage to sift through the …

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OZASIA – The Lonely Wife (Charulata) – Satyajit Ray

What is generally regarded as acclaimed Indian director Satyajit Ray’s most accomplished film, the 1964 masterpiece, Charulata (The Lonely Wife) screened during the OzAsia Festival to a sizeable crowd. Rich, beautiful and lonely Charulata (Madhabi Mukherjee in the titular role) is sick of life in her gilded cage in turn-of-the-century 1900s Calcutta. Despite the adoration …

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OzAsia – T’ang Quartet – Space Theatre – 4K

T’ang Quartet

The multi-awarded T’ang Quartet arrived in Adelaide early spring to perform the show Secret and Songs in Space Theatre as part of this years OzAsia Festival. They featured a mix of their most popular performances based on eastern and western roots. The show began with Mugam Sayagi a song composed by Germany-based Azerbaijani composer and …

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OzAsia – Fight The Landlord – Her Majesty’s Theatre – 4K

Fight the Landlord Is presented by Pan Pan Theatre and Square Moon Culture Ltd, a contemporary theatre play written by Sun Yue which examines life in China in a time of constant change. This play takes place at the card table as three young people spend a boring afternoon playing the card game FIght the …

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OzAsia- Film – Night of Silence (Lal Gece)

Nobody really likes the idea of a 50+ year old man marrying a girl barely into her teens as part of an arranged marriage, particularly against the background of recent – tragic – media attention relating to the terrible consequences of such an intergenerational relationship. Even worse is the concept of imagining the act of consummating such …

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OzAsia – Film – Petal Dance (Japan)

What happens when somebody reaches out to you for help and you miss their cry? What consequences follow from your accidental failure? These are the questions posed in the South Australian premiere of Ishikawa Hiroshi’s ‘Petal Dance’, an evocative examination of the nature of grief, suicide, abandoned friendship and the rekindling of old connections. Haraki, …

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