August 26, 2021

OZASIA FESTIVAL | 21 October – 7 November

Spring is in the air with OzAsia Festival 2021 - delivering the freshest and boldest contemporary arts celebrating collaboration between Asia and Australia!

Featuring music, dance, theatre, film, comedy, free events and proudly showcasing the most significant lineup of Asian Australian performance and writing ever presented, check out our unmissable picks for this year’s festival kicking off on October 21st.


DESTINATIONS | 21 October, Her Majesty’s Theatre

At the forefront of UK new wave classical music, Belle Chen is as uncategorisable as her music is captivating.

An associate of the Royal Academy of Music, Belle’s compositions retain the beauty of classical piano while simultaneously traversing avant-garde and electronica to embody the world’s changing natural wonders. Through use of electric keys, synthesizers and visual projections, Belle’s arrangements are brought to life in vivid colour.


LUNCH ON THE RIVERBANK WITH PARWANA | 5 November, Adelaide Riverbank Lawns

Join Durkhanai Ayubi for a conversation about her family’s journey from Afghanistan to celebrated Adelaide eatery Parwana. At the heart of the story is Farida Ayubi, a woman who has kept the customs and traditions of Afghan cuisine alive for her family and community.

Enjoy Farida’s food at this special lunch conversation and book signing.


OPEN HOMES | 22 October – 7 November, Somewhere In Adelaide…

Behind every door of every home, there are stories that might never be told. Open Homes is a chance to hear them.

A rare opportunity for a very small audience, Open Homes uses no actors – just real people sharing their terraces, backyards and apartments in this series of fleeting yet intimate encounters. Understated, sincere and humbling, it is an authentic theatre-going experience about the importance of fostering community.

Book early – places strictly limited!


SOMEWHERE, EVERYWHERE, NOWHERE | 21-23 October, Space Theatre

Adelaide choreographer Alison Currie and award-winning soloist Yui Kawaguchi join forces to compose a collision between the everyday and imagined possibilities.

Using sound, light and form to accentuate the contrasting techniques of each dancer, Alison and Yui’s intricate choreography drifts in and out of sync to expose the significant, simple and absurd.


WHITE PEARL | 20-23 October, Dunstan Playhouse

A “blisteringly funny satire” (Time Out) by one of Australia’s most exciting young playwrights, White Pearl comes to Adelaide after its sold-out 2019 Australian premiere with Riverside’s National Theatre of Parramatta and acclaimed productions in London and Washington D.C.

Things are heating up as Clearday’s™ new TV commercial is leaked online and starts going viral for all the wrong reasons. As the views climb, the mood in the office nosedives and the team scrambles to contain the fallout and save more than just their jobs in the process.


MOON LANTERN TRAIL | 21-24 October, Adelaide Festival Centre Precinct

An OzAsia Festival family favourite, the much-loved Moon Lantern Parade is upgrading in 2021 from a one-night event to span four-full days of celebrations!

Starting at Adelaide Festival Centre Precinct and lighting a path to Pinky Flat, wander along at your own pace to discover over a dozen giant lanterns shining beautifully during the day and even more spectacular at night.


IN OTHER WORDS | 5-7 November, Adelaide Riverbank Lawns

OzAsia Festival’s new writing and ideas program, In Other Words is a free forum sharing the conversations that matter

On the banks of the River Torrens, novelists, poets, performers, journalists, historians and playwrights will come together to consider topics as varied as power, identity, community, grief, shopping malls, ghosts, snacks and revenge.




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