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A reliance on visual elements to create the world of performance in Japan traces back hundreds of years through kabuki dance-drama. Two new shows keep that tradition alive.
British-Bangladeshi choreographer Akram Khan draws in the dance training of his cast to create a whole new genre of performance.
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The most exciting work at OzAsia cuts across genres, styles, and cultures to create something distinctive and new. This year, three new dance works did just that.
Secret Love in Peach Blossom Land was created over 30 years ago, but has only now received its Australian premiere.
This play is in fact two plays woven together, one being a tragic love story, the other a farce set in a mythical land.
The performers in Sutra, which saw its Australian premiere at the OzAsia Festival.
Sidi Larbi Cherkaoui’s fusion of the choreographic universe of contemporary dance with the kung fu techniques of the famed Shaolin monks is both masterful and unexpected
‘The biggest disco on the planet since 1979’: Dancing Grandmothers take the stage in Adelaide.
Josang Young Mo Choe
Korean choreographer Eun-Me Ah tnravelled up and down her native land, videotaping older women dancing.
Aakash Odredra in Rising.
British dancer Aakash Odedra performed four solo works, drawing on classical Indian dance, in a fitting close to the OzAsia festival.
Joelistics (left) and James Mangohig in In Between Two.
Australian rapper Joelistics and producer James Mangohig bring their family histories to the stage through a breathtaking display of beats, raps and storytelling.
The four rooms of a Japanese ryokan revealed in The Dark Inn.
Kuro Tanino’s Dark Inn is a contemporary take on traditional Japanese theatre, contemplating the darkness of desire.
One of the best offerings from this year’s OzAsia festival was Vertigo 20.
Vertigo Dance Troupe/Gadi Dagon
In creativity, skill and daring, the productions on offer embodied an energy and imagination comparable to, and at times exceeding, anything prestigious European-focused international festivals might present.
The OzAsia Festival will showcase innovative and youthful performance art from across Asia.
Hiroaki Umeda's split flow and Holistic Strata. Credit Ryuichi Marui Yamaguchi Center for Arts and Media
From a dancer moving against a wash of static, to a show that takes the audience hostage, Adelaide’s OzAsia Festival celebrates both high art and high energy performances.