OzAsia Festival Talks | 20 Oct – 3 Nov 2020

OzAsia Festival reaches international audience with new online talks series

Contemporary artists and arts professionals from across Asia will share their stories with a worldwide audience for OzAsia Talks. A series of critical conversations presented by Adelaide Festival Centre’s OzAsia Festival.

The innovative new online series will feature panel discussions, artist profiles and poetry performances. The event was programmed and will be hosted by recently appointed OzAsia Festival Artistic Director Annette Shun Wah.

From October 20 to November 3, OzAsia Festival will post the talks to its Facebook page. This will include In Conversation interviews with Helpmann award-winning playwright S. Shakthidharan and renowned Singaporean theatre director Ong Keng Sen.

Panel discussions will bring together cultural leaders from a diverse range of backgrounds – everyone from Jing Han, a subtitler for Chinese reality TV show If You Are the One, to Anchuli Felicia King, an exciting Thai- Australian artist whose debut last year saw three plays staged in major theatres around the world.

The series will launch with a live event for an invited audience at the redeveloped Her Majesty’s Theatre. Shun Wah will be joined on stage by Art Gallery of South Australia Director Rhana Devenport ONZM and international panellists via video link.

OzAsia Talks (Live) will be livestreamed on Facebook and is supported by a grant from Multicultural Affairs, Department of Premier and Cabinet. It will include a special introduction from OzAsia Festival Patron and Governor of South Australia, His Excellency the Honourable Hieu Van Le AC.

The talks series will conclude with Drop the Mic – a collection of poetry readings curated by the team behind the iconic Jaipur Literature Festival. This team normally present the three-day satellite event JLF Adelaide at OzAsia Festival. The line-up will include Australian poets Jasmin Kaur, Gina Williams and Manal Younus.

For families and schools:

For family audiences who are fans of the ever-popular Moon Lantern Parade, OzAsia Festival will present an online lantern making workshop. The workshop includes an educational resource and is supported by the Confucius Institute at the University of Adelaide.

Other OzAsia Festival 2020 activities include Indian dance workshops with Mudra Dance Academy for local school students later this month. Presented by Adelaide Festival Centre’s centrED program, the workshops were made possible thanks to the work of the Adelaide Festival Centre Foundation and with the generous support of the James and Diana Ramsay Foundation.

OzAsia Talks can be viewed at the OzAsia Festival Facebook page HERE and on the OzAsia Festival website HERE, where the full program of events is also available.

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For more information and all enquiries please visit the OzAsia Festival website.

What:  OzAsia Festival Talks

When:    Friday 20 October – Tuesday 3 November 2020

Where:   Online

Who:   Everyone

At Play & Go Adelaide we make every effort to provide accurate information to the best of our knowledge at the time of publication. We recommend confirming times, dates and details directly before making any plans as details may be subject to change.

Image Source: OzAsia Festival website.


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