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25 Oct 2018 - 11 Nov 2018

Adelaide | OzAsia Festival 2018


OzAsia Festival is Australia’s leading international arts festival engaging with Asia. The 2018 OzAsia festival opens on 25 October in Adelaide and runs till 11 November. The annual OzAsia Festival program presents the very best in contemporary dance, theatre, music, visual art, film, literature, food, family events, workshops, talks and more from across Asia today.

The expansive and innovative program attracts critical acclaim and praise annually, and is expected to attract 190,000 people over the duration of the festival.

“With our most expansive and diverse program to date, OzAsia Festival continues to lead the way as Australia’s major arts festival engaging with Asia. This year’s program showcases the breadth of boundary pushing contemporary arts from across Asia as well as explores Australia-Asia collaboration. There is something for everyone in this year’s program across both free and ticketed events.” Joseph Mitchell, Artistic Director.

2018 will see our largest ever program - featuring a record 60 unique events including:

5 world premieres
20 Australian premiers
22 events Exclusive to Adelaide
55 talk events
66 workshops

8 major visual arts exhibitions
251 scheduled performances
817 artists

35,000 attendance annual Moon Lantern Parade
75,000 attendance Lucky Dumpling Market 
1,000 lantern bearers

Artists will attend Adelaide from the following 19 countries:

  • Australia
  • Belgium
  • Cambodia
  • China
  • Denmark
  • East Timor
  • Germany
  • Hong Kong
  • India
  • Indonesia
  • Iran
  • Japan
  • Latvia
  • Malaysia
  • New Zealand
  • Philippines
  • Singapore
  • South Korea
  • Syria
  • Taiwan
  • Thailand

Image: JeeYoung Lee

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