OzAsia Festival 2018
OzAsia Festival is Australia’s leading international arts festival engaging with Asia. Family-friendly events include the spectacular Moon Lantern Festival, the enticing Lucky Dumpling Market plus unique performances from around the globe.
Held over 18 days this spring, the annual OzAsia Festival program presents the very best in contemporary dance, theatre, music, visual art, film, literature, food, family events, workshops, talks and more from across Asia today.
The expansive and innovative program attracts critical acclaim and praise annually, and is expected to attract 190,000 people over the duration of the festival. This year will see the largest ever program – featuring a record 60 unique events including 6 world premieres, 20 Australian premiers and 22 events exclusive to Adelaide.
The festival will present 55 talk events, 66 workshops, 8 major visual art exhibitions, 251 scheduled performances with 817 artists from 19 different countries.
Moon Lantern Festival
The spectacular Moon Lantern Parade will take over Elder Park with an explosion of colour, lights and free entertainment for the entire family. With the largest venue capacity to date, this year’s event will give festivalgoers more vantage points to view the parade than ever before.
Australia’s biggest lantern parade will feature more than 40 large handmade lanterns including the popular 40m long Hong Kong Dragon and 9 brand new giant lanterns. Moon Lantern Parade also features an array of community and roving performances, a trail of colourful lanterns placed throughout the park for families to explore, and plenty of delicious food options from many of Adelaide’s most iconic food trucks in Elder Park. The night will finish with a bang with a spectacular fireworks display over the Torrens.
Starts 3pm | Lantern Parade commences 8pm | Fireworks Finale
Lucky Dumpling Market
Set alongside the beautiful River Torrens, next to Adelaide Festival Centre, the popular Lucky Dumpling Market returns.
Eat your way around Asia right here in Adelaide with sizzling Asian inspired BBQs, noodles, stir-fries, curries and loads of mouthwatering dumplings. You can also enjoy premium local wines, craft beers and sake. Each night the Lucky Dumpling Market includes free live music with an incredible line up of international, Australian and local artists.
On weekends you can participate in family-friendly workshops and activities organised by different community groups – a great way to learn about different cultural activities from across Asia. Lucky Dumpling Market is the perfect place to dine with family and friends in a casual, festive atmosphere. Make the most of your stunning spring days and balmy nights. Brought to you by the team behind Adelaide Fringe venue Gluttony.
Tuesday – Friday 4.30pm until late | Saturday – Sunday 12pm until late
Masil Theatre and Sally Chance Dance | Australia | Korea | Singapore
Works in Progress is a rare opportunity to observe the early stage creative process and share your feedback with the artistic teams as well as hear about their vision for the work.
A special performance for audiences aged 4 -18 months. The hope, beauty and unique perfection of a flower symbolises a baby’s developing sense of self. Whilst flower can also represent their parent, and the delicate, intangible energy between them. Flower celebrates the complete ‘beingness’ of each baby, over-turning ideas about a baby entering the world as a blank slate and offering the view that parents have as much to learn and gain from their baby as their baby learns and gains from them.
Dates & Times
Friday 26 October 2018 | 10:00am
Saturday 27 October 2018 | 10:00am
Duration: 40 min + 20 min Q&A | Limited capacity, Book early
Cerita Anak (Child’s Story)
Polyglot Theatre | Papermoon Puppet Theatre | Australia | Indonesia
Cerita Anak (Child’s Story) takes children and their adults on a sea journey never to be forgotten. Climb aboard the specially made boat and be rocked and rolled across a strange ocean. Dive to the bottom of the sea, hear stories on the wind and in the currents of the water and face great danger before coming to safe harbour.
This immersive theatre experience draws its inspiration from the seafaring history in Java and the true tale of arrival in Australia told by a small boy. Combining puppetry, song, shadow imagery and sound, the show bustles with all the life of the ocean.
Audience members, both young and old are passengers and storytellers on this exquisite adventure.
For more information and all enquiries please visit the OzAsia Festival website
What: OzAsia Festival | Family Friendly Events
When: Thursday 25 October – Sunday 11 November 2018
Where: Various locations around Adelaide
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Image Source: OzAsia Festival Website
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