Thank you for joining us for the tenth annual OzAsia Festival!
Thousands of people stepped into the unknown and experienced the excitement and emotions of the 2016 OzAsia Festival in an event that celebrated contemporary Asian performance – not even the wild weather could dampen the spirit of OzAsia artists and audiences throughout the festival which has evolved into Australia’s leading annual contemporary arts festival focusing on Asia.
From human trafficking to technology, bondage to baseball, racism to resilience, music to multi-culturalism – this was a festival that delved into themes at the core of who we are and how we can co-exist in an ever-changing world.
Performers in the year’s festival were from diverse Asian countries including Japan, India, China, Taiwan, Hong Kong, Korea, Cambodia, United Kingdom, Malaysia, Singapore, Indonesia and Israel.
This year’s festival was about accessibility, as well as entertainment and engagement. Audiences tapped into the diversity and creativity of this year’s program, where world-class artists gave us a window into contemporary arts and culture from across Asia. We know that authentic and ground-breaking Asian performances resonate with South Australian audiences who are keen to experience something new. Joseph Mitchell, Festival Director
In 2016 OzAsia Festival featured 49 major events, including 35 Australian premieres. There were more than 120 professional performances, as well over 100 performances by community groups, seven exhibitions, 16 film screenings, 59 workshop events and more. More than 360 professional artists performed in Adelaide, along with over 400 community artists.
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