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Double Delicious at OzAsia Festival 2021

After sell out shows at Sydney Festival and Asia TOPA Double Delicious is back on the menu.  Join the original cast of living national treasure Elizabeth Chong, writer and broadcaster Benjamin Law, kim chi master Heather Jeong, writer/choreographer Raghav Handa and director/theatre-maker Valerie Berry, as they reveal the stories behind the significant dishes in their lives. Best of all, at the end of each story, the audience tastes the dish!  OzAsia Festival presents five shows only, in the sumptuous surroundings of the Grand Ballroom of the Intercontinental Hotel, Adelaide.
Thur 28 - Sat 30 October
 
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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.

Reviews are in for Double Delicious at Sydney Festival!

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"...a lush and evocative series of skilfully narrated performances, tantalising all the senses whilst also delivering moments of real human connection." ★★★★1/2 Cara Anderson, Limelight Magazine.

"Double Delicious was a mouth-watering night of great food and banter. We had all come together as a community and experienced a real treat: some fun and heartfelt storytelling wrapped up in excellent food from diverse cultures. This show had been a satiating and satisfying experience- a flavourful blend of the best things about food and theatre. Yum!" ★★★★1/2 Natalie Salvo, The AU Review

"...deeply moving and gently provocative, turning focus to Australia’s multiculturalism and the way that notions of authenticity are shaped by our world." ★★★★ Ben Neutze, Time Out.


"...a thoroughly delightful celebration of a culinary coming of age." Reviews By Judith.

"Double Delicious really is a theatre experience for all the senses. Five wonderful storytellers take turns bringing to life a tale from their past, all while slicing, dicing and enticing." Alana Kaye, Theatre Now.

Double Delicious heads to Geelong Arts Centre 19-22 February and Abbotsford Convent 27 February - 1 March for Asia Topa. Don't miss out. Book your tickets today.

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

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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.

Carriageworks and CAAP in association with Sydney Festival
present a Work in Development presentation of

Siti Rubiyah

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Siti Rubiyah
is the first play by feminist horror filmmaker Katrina Irawati Graham (pictured), a contemporary Indonesian-Australian work inspired in part by Mochtar Lubis’s classic 1975 novel Harimau! Harimau! (Tiger!).