Australia looks to Singapore
The OzAsia Festival takes place from 21 September to 8 October at the Adelaide Festival Centre. This year, there’s a distinct Singapore focus with performances, exhibitions, a Singapore Now film programme and more. Of course, visitors will also be able to experience Australian premieres of works from China, Japan, Indonesia and elsewhere in Asia.
OzAsia Festival’s Singapore-focused cultural engagement program aims to strengthen cultural ties with Singapore. The program is set to attract significant publicity in both Australia and Singapore, and foster long-term person-to-person partnerships. Four examples of events in the comprehensive artistic and cultural program:
- 'Hotel' by W!LD RICE THEATRE: major Singaporean theatre presentation scheduled as a major event.
- 'Recalling Mother': theatre production from Singapore with detailed audience engagement and post-show discussion around the theme of generation change and multicultural identity.
- The SA (music group from Singapore) performing the live music score to Adelaide's Moon Lantern Festival, with an anticipated audience of 25,000 people.
- 'Dance Lab': collaborative project including choreographers from Australia and Singapore working together.
The Singapore-Australia showcase will also include a platform for cultural diplomacy with the Australia-Singapore Cultural Leaders’ Dialogue bringing together approximately 120 cultural leaders from both countries. Other delegations include The Australian Theatre Forum, Asian Dramaturgs Network and Australasian Computer Music Conference.