On March 3, 2012, Masha Alyokhina was arrested for ‘hooliganism’ after protesting in a Moscow church. Riot Days details this protest, and the 21 month sentence that followed for Masha; highlighting the cruelty, corruption and corroboration between church and state, in a nation that claims to be secular.Read More
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Eighth Grade, written and directed by comedian and first time filmmaker Bo Burnham, is a portrait of adolescence that rings truer than any coming-of-age film I’ve seen in some time.Read More
It's a surprisingly sympathetic portrait, but even then it's always scathing in its delineations between right and wrong, how power is kept and sustained.Read More
Creed II plays with the Rocky history in thoughtful, effective ways, repaying the faith of fans with the way it mirrors character and narrative beats of the past. It is also, however, conscious of taking these well-worn ideas in fresh directions.Read More
Steve McQueen, returning after his 2014 Oscar winning 12 Years A Slave, veers into genre filmmaking with a heist thriller that hints at the director’s talents but ultimately feels like his first creative misfire.Read More
Emotive exclamations in Latin-derived language, prayer hands gesturing above a shaking head; these are behaviours now familiar to modern-day Adelaidians; but for some, seeing this energy onstage is long-awaited representation.Read More
The Adelaide Fringe has today unveiled its 2019 program and it’s shaping to be a big one.Read More
49 more acts have been announced for 2019’s WOMADelaide, running from the 8th - 11th of March.Read More
A free event on the 22nd of October in the Space Theatre, the forum invited actors, directors and innovators to answer questions about how the Arts industry has been affected by sexual harassment and bullying allegations over the past few months.Read More
OzAsia Festival returns for its 12th year; although it already holds the title of Australia’s leading international arts festival engaging with Asia, this one's set to launch its most impressive line-up yet! Running from 25 October to 11 November, the expansive and innovative program attracts critical acclaim, and is expected to gather 190,000 people over the duration. This year, 20 countries will be represented with feature work from 817 artists.
Planning to be the most notable of the festivals to date for contemporary arts from Asia, this year sees a record of 60 unique events being featured; including 8 major visual arts exhibitions, 55 talk events, 34 film screenings, 66 workshops and 22 events exclusive to Adelaide, scheduled across the eighteen-day period. With six world premieres, 20 Australian premieres, along with free and ticketed options, there’s no excuse not to get involved in this culturally brilliant arena.
So, what can you expect from the “most expansive and diverse program to date”? OzAsia Festival Artistic Director Joseph Mitchell explains that “OzAsia Festival is the place to be to experience the best contemporary arts and culture across Asia.”
Major headliners include the legendary Chinese playwright and director Stan Lai’s beloved modern classic Secret Love in Peach Blossom Land and the Australian premiere of Korea's international hit Dancing Grandmothers. Returning with international acclaim, Nassim Soleimanpour is set to delight with his newest work, Nassim, which features a new actor each night, not knowing the script until stepping onto the stage.
Artists of South Australia feature prominently in the program this year with a series of international collaboration debuts. Intimate dance performance, Close Company, is the work of Alison Curry and Singapore’s RAW Moves. World premiere of Adelaide Composer David Kotlowy’s Patina features local artists Ade Suharto, Gamelan In Situ along with Japanese dancer Shin Sakuma.
For the younger audience there is an immersive theatre experience, Cerita Anak (Child’s Story), combining song, shadow imagery, puppetry and sound with all the life of the ocean.
In a massive takeover this year, OzAsia comes to a final weekend crescendo with the completely free Jaipur Literature Festival. A combination over 50 authors, journalists, activists and thinkers make up this amazing event. Including the likes of Indian author Shobhaa De, writer and comedian Sami Shah and the festivals own Artistic Directors and writers, William Darymple and Namita Gokhale. The JLF brings you the best of the artistic, literary and culinary heritage of South Asia and the world through ideas, food, music, talks, and books this section of the festival runs from Friday, November 9 to Sunday, November 11.
Of course, everyone’s favourite part of OzAsia is back with the Moon Lantern Parade, bigger and better this year, hitting Elder Park with its explosion of lights and colour on Saturday, November 27 from 3-9pm. Featuring more than 40 different handmade lanterns and an impressive firework display there is ample vantage points for everyone to view this festival moment. There will be plenty of amenities and food carts throughout with roving performances and free entertainment from local artists.
With only 18 days and so much packed in prepare to be swept off your feat this OzAsia Festival season!
The full OzAsia line up is available online from 7pm 14th August on the official website with the full line up for Jaipur Literature Festival to be announced in September.
All images via the OzAsia Media team.
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The Kondomo No Hi Japan Festival kicked off over the weekend, celebrating Adelaide and Japan’s cultural ties with a day filled with food, culture and art.Read More
Makers Who Inspire is an original documentary series, created by South Australian filmmaker Henry Thong. Season 3 has officially launched, and you can watch Episode 1 now.Read More
Introducing the Colours of Impressionism: Masterpieces from the Musée d’Orsay, The Art Gallery of South Australia will be showcasing 65 Impressionism masterpieces from the 29th of March.Read More
Betty Grumble: A performance where pleasure and pain meet, love and anger are celebrated and you are invited.Read More