• Double Delicious 2020

    Double Delicious

    Double Delicious 2020
    Reviews are in for Double Delicious at Sydney Festival and Asia TOPA 2020.

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  • Our Longhouse 2020

    Longhouse 2020

    Our Longhouse 2020
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  • CAAP Artist Lab
    CAAP Artist Lab

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SUPPORT CONTEMPORARY ASIAN AUSTRALIAN PERFORMANCE 

 

With EOFY fast approaching, we looked back on the year that 2020 was, with all its challenges, and we realised just how much we were able to achieve. 
 
Through the fortune of good timing, some fancy ‘pivoting’ and some bold choices, we were able to:

  • Open the world premiere of our food and storytelling sensation Double Delicious to sell out audiences at Carriageworks for Sydney Festival and AsiaTOPA Festival in Melbourne and Geelong;
  • Re-engineer our Longhouse networking, development and information sharing program to an online platform - including our first Longhouse Goes Global reaching out to fellow international Asian diasporic theatre practitioners in LA, London and Toronto;
  • Partner with 3 of Sydney’s major theatre companies and University of Western Sydney to host our inaugural CAAP Artist Lab: a skills sharing, capacity building and development program for 15 CAAP Artists;
  • Begin research into community engagement and audience development practices, with a view to enhancing the relationships between Regional Venue Partners and their communities;
  • Appoint a General Manager to build the CAAP team and lead the company’s growth

 

It wouldn’t have been possible without the generosity of our CAAP supporters


Our matched donation campaign, 100+ Voices Speak was a standout moment amongst the challenges of 2020. Our CAAP supporters pledged an incredible $25,000 during the campaign - which in turn became an extraordinary $50,000 with matched funds through Creative Partnerships Australia’s Plus 1 program! 
 

Your support at this time will make our work in 2021 and beyond possible

 
100+ Voices Speak gave us the confidence to keep growing in a time of uncertainty. Your support now will allow us to continue making new works, providing career pathways for Asian Australian artists, and advocating for greater cultural diversity in the performing arts.

 

Your donation will help us to:

  • Develop and premiere a new contemporary Indonesian shadow play – Perahu-Perahu – with acclaimed Indonesian-Australian visual artist, Jumaadi, and CAAP Artist, theatre maker and composer, Michael Toisuta;
  • Tour Double Delicious to audiences around Australia;
  • Continue our Longhouse and Longhouse Goes Global programs - with the latter seeing us engage and gain a deeper understanding of the international landscape with our colleagues in China;
  • Continue our research and develop a pilot program through our community engagement and audience development initiative ENGAGE! - deepening connections between Regional Venues and their communities.

 

Give now and elevate the stories and voices of a diverse Australia

 
All donations are tax deductible. Donate through our GiveNow* platform via the button below.*GiveNow holds the capacity to accept donations from as little as $5 up to $100,000. If you would like to make a direct deposit please contact General Manager, Suzanne Pereira at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it..

Longhouse Goes Global

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COVID has forever changed the way we think about borders and connection, and that's had a huge impact on the performing arts. In CAAP's next Longhouse, we explore the reality for artists in Australia and China who want to connect and collaborate.

In this current climate, where cross-cultural interaction matters more than ever, what opportunities are available for building capacity, sharing knowledge, artistic exchange and collaboration? What are the challenges, best practices, and success stories?

Join Longhouse Co-ordinator Jennifer Wong in this timely and insightful online conversation with (L-R):

  • Bergen-based performance curator Wang Jingyi
  • Naarm (Melbourne)-based multidisciplinary artist Roshelle Fong
  • Beijing-based theatre director Wang Chong.

Monday 7 June 6pm-7.30pm (AEST)

Register to join

The Longhouse is CAAP’s networking and information-sharing platform. This edition of Longhouse Goes Global has been assisted by the Australian Government through the Australia Council, its arts funding and advisory body and the National Foundation for Australia-China Relations.

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IN DEVELOPMENT

Perahu-Perahu

 

 

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Perahu-Perahu
(meaning “boats” in Indonesian) is a new collaboration between celebrated visual artist Jumaadi and composer/sound designer Michael Toisuta. The play reimagines the magical world of shadow theatre, using cutouts, found materials, overhead projection and live music to focus on the boats and ships that have sailed between the Indonesian archipelago and Australian waters for hundreds of years.

 

Supported as part of the Carriageworks 2021 In Development Program

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CAAP Artist Lab

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The inaugural CAAP Artist Lab took place in November at Western Sydney University, hosted by ACIAC (Australia China Institute for Arts and Culture).  It was a jam-packed program of seminars, skills sharing, deep discussion and experimentation.  Led by Darren Yap and co-ordinated by Kenneth Moraleda and Courtney Stewart, assisted by Natasha Pontoh-Supit, the Lab included sessions from our partner organisations Sydney Theatre Company, Belvoir, Griffin, ACIAC and guest artists.

In months and years to come, our guess is that this Lab will be seen as a watershed moment for Asian Australian performance.