• Lost in Shanghai

    CAAP at Sydney Festival 2022

    Lost in Shanghai
    Don't miss CAAP's shows at Sydney Festival 2022!

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  • Perahu-Perahu at Sydney Festival

    CAAP at Sydney Festival 2022

    Perahu-Perahu at Sydney Festival
    "As exquisite as the world that stimulated it... full of movement, mystery and melancholy." - INDAILY

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  • CAAP Artist Lab x South Australia
    CAAP Artist Lab x South Australia
    CAAP Artist Lab South Australia participants and partners 2021

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Sydney Festival presents in association with Contemporary Asian Australian Performance

Lost in Shanghai

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Of all the stories Jane Hutcheon has encountered as an ABC journalist, China correspondent, war zone reporter and author, one has intrigued her more than any other: that of her mother Beatrice’s turbulent childhood in pre-Communist Shanghai.

Visiting Shanghai in 2018, Jane began to search for the truth of her mother’s difficult beginnings.  Lost in Shanghai is the result, a story of an ordinary Eurasian family in extraordinary times, set against a backdrop of fading colonial opulence, civil war and revolution.

Using projected images from the family archive curated by photographer-storyteller William Yang, and music composed and performed by Terumi Narushima, Jane narrates this moving true story in her own words.

Written and performed by Jane Hutcheon

Co-directed by William Yang and Tasnim Hossain

Dramaturgy by Tasnim Hossain

Composer/musician Terumi Narushima

 

12 - 16 January 2022  |  Reginald Theatre, Seymour Centre  |

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Supported as part of the Carriageworks 2021 In Development program.

Sydney Festival presents in association with Contemporary Asian Australian Performance

Perahu-Perahu

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"...a performance that will linger on in my dreams and my thoughts for days ... a rare and wonderful treat." - Broadway World

 

Stunning imagery and live music turn the traditional art form of wayang kulit on its head as Indonesian Australian artist Jumaadi and his collaborators reinvigorate the ancient storytelling technique of shadow play.

Perahu-Perahu, which means ‘boats’ in Indonesian, explores the precarious relationship between humans and the sea. Inspired by the history of travel across the waters separating Indonesia and Australia, Perahu-Perahu is a surreal and magical adventure into new lands, bizarre encounters, triumph and peril.

Immersing audiences in an exquisite world of images crafted from hundreds of intricate cut-outs and compositions blending traditional and contemporary music, this satirical and playful new performance work is a captivating fusion of old and new.

After its highly acclaimed premiere at OzAsia Festival 2021, Perahu-Perahu comes to Sydney Festival in January 2022.  Don't miss this magical experience.

13 - 16 January 2022  |  Carriageworks, 245 Wilson St Eveleigh  |

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Supported as part of the Carriageworks 2021 In Development program.