Singapore @ OzAsia Festival
Daniel Kok and Luke George
23 – 24 Sep | Nexus Arts
“Bunny” is a nickname given to a person tied in rope bondage. What if everyone in the theatre is a bunny?
Artists Luke George and Daniel Kok lead you down the rabbit hole to unleash your collective desires. Using macramé, sailor’s knots, Chinese knots and rope bondage techniques to push the boundaries of contemporary performance.
Curious? Then dare to enter a world of sensuality and power.
Choy Ka Fai
24 – 25 Sep | Space Theatre, Adelaide Festival Centre
The transition between man and woman can be a simple gesture. A ritualised glance. A seductive movement that transcends gender.
The mesmeric and captivating Indonesian dancer Rianto performs the traditional erotic dance Lengger in this solo performance alongside new contemporary styles. Moments of beauty are interspersed with documentary accounts of Rianto’s life as an international dancer.
A dancer of incredible skill and precise control, Rianto brings exacting form to the stage with an endearing humility.
THE STEVE MCQUEENS
24 Sep | Elder Park
The Steve McQueens have been winning fans around Singapore and Asia with their brand of self-styled neo-vintage soul-funk, playing to glowing praise at festivals like Japan’s iconic Summersonic, Indonesia’s Java Jazz, Singapore’s SingJazz Festival and London’s O2 Indigo. Soulful, sultry, eclectic and eccentric.
Charlie Lim & The Mothership
24 Sep | Elder Park
Stretched far between acoustic melancholia, post-rock, indie-R&B, and electronic-pop – the extremities that mark Charlie Lim’s music, is a certain sense of cinematic gravitas that takes you on a sonic journey set against the rich narratives of life’s tales.
The quintessential Charlie Lim experience ultimately lies in the live show. Whether as a solo act; or with his super-band The Mothership, Charlie meticulously sculpts a musical narrative so mesmerising that audiences often find themselves rudely jolted back into reality upon its conclusion.
CABINET OF CURIOSITIES
Margaret Leng Tan
28 Sep | Nexus Arts
Inspired by her mentor, the legendary John Cage, Margaret Leng Tan is the world’s first professional toy piano virtuoso.
A major force in the American avant-garde music scene, Tan uses an array of small instruments and found objects including the toy piano, music boxes, two-note paper accordions and even a bicycle bell, to create her unique blend of music theatre.
Ground-breaking and utterly unconventional, Tan is proof that ‘poor tools require better skills’.
OzAsia Festival is Australia’s premier international arts festival focusing on Asia.
2016 will be the biggest and best festival yet. It’s all new, revamped and refreshed. Under current Festival Director Joseph Mitchell, the annual programme features the finest contemporary theatre, dance, music, film, talks and visual arts that Asia has to offer.
CultureLink is proud to embark on a two-year journey to co-produce seasons of Singapore work at the Festival 2016-2017.