OzAsia Festival Top Picks

OzAsia Festival, Australia’s leading contemporary arts festival engaging with Asia, returns to Adelaide Festival Centre from October 19 to November 5. FIFTY+SA have selected our top picks for the vibrant festival.

Audiences can expect remarkable contemporary dance, powerful theatre, delicious cuisine and brilliant musicians at this years OzAsia Festival.

We’ve curated our top picks for this year’s festival.

Paradise or the Impermanence of Ice Cream

Indian Ink Theatre Company

Thursday 19 – Saturday 21 October at Space Theatre

Take a wild ride to paradise with this powerful new play about impermanence – of life, love… and ice cream!


Dung Nguyen and Peter Knight

Tuesday 24 October at Space Theatre

Led by Vietnamese-born virtuoso Dung Nguyen, 1988 takes the year he arrived in Australia as the starting point for an extraordinary musical and visual journey. 

The Bridal Lament

Rainbow Chan

Wednesday 1 & Thursday 2 November at Space Theatre

Exploring an obsolete Weitou ritual, The Bridal Lament is a sumptuous audiovisual experience and song-cycle by award winning vocalist, producer and multi-disciplinary artist Rainbow Chan.

Photo credit: Vikk Shayen

Buried TeaBowl – OKUNI

Yumi Umiumare

Friday 27 & Saturday 28 October at Radford Auditorium, Art Gallery of South Australia

Buried TeaBowl – OKUNI is an intimate and epic solo performance, bringing together dance, text, song, film and tea ceremony.

tiaen tiamen Episode 1

Bulareyaung Dance Company

Thursday 19 – Saturday 21 October at Dunstan Playhouse

Firmly rooted in tradition, this bold contemporary Indigenous Taiwanese work is not only about the survival of culture, but about launching into a future in which it continues to flourish.

19 Oct – 5 Nov, 2023


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