Australian Embassy
China

Australia Performs

 

AUSTRALIAN PERFORMANCE MAKING ITS MARK IN CHINA

Chinese audiences will be wowed by Australian dance, circus, theatre and music from August to December, with Circus Oz kicking off a season of Australian performance across China.  

Australia’s Ambassador to China HE Ms Jan Adams AO says performing arts is one of Australia’s strongest cultural exports.

“As we get ready to celebrate the 45th anniversary of Australia China diplomatic relations in December, I am delighted that audiences across China have so many opportunities to experience the dynamism of Australian performance.

“Australian performance is known around the world for its innovation, humour and diversity,” she said.  

Australian companies touring China this year include Circus Oz, Chamber Made Opera, ELISIONPolyglot, Sydney Dance Company and the Sydney Symphony Orchestra, with more to be announced. 

 

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UPCOMING PERFORMANCES

 

ELISION

Liza Lim Portrait Concert & Asian Composer Concert

20-21 September

Shanghai New Music Festival 2017

Shanghai Conservatory of Music

Supported by the Australian Government through Australia Council for the Arts, the Australia-China Council and Creative Victoria

 

Cannonball

Asia Tour

30 September, Da Jidian International Music Festival, Baoding

1 October, Omni International Jazz Fest, Omni Space, Beijing

3 October, T-Union, Guangzhou

5 October, The Beishan International Jazz Festival, Zhuhai

6 October, Hong Kong International Jazz festival

Supported by Creative Victoria

 

Polyglot

We Built This City

20-22 October

Shanghai Interactive Festival of Theatre, Jiading

Supported by the Australian Government through the Australian Cultural Diplomacy Grants Program of the Department of Foreign Affairs and Trade

 

Sydney Dance Company

CounterMove (Cacti and Lux Tenebris)

22-23 October, Shanghai International Arts Festival, Shanghai Grand Theater, Shanghai  

26 October, Wuxi Grand Theatre, Wuxi

2 One Another

20 October, Zhongshan Park (Outdoor Stage)

27 October, Jing’an Park (Outdoor Stage)

29 October, Baoshan Culture Center

30 October, City Theatre

 

Dislocate

If These Walls Could Talk

23-25 October

Wuzhen Theatre Festival

31 October - 4 November

Shanghai International Dance Centre

Supported by the Australia Council for the Arts and Creative Victoria

 

THE RABBLE

JOAN

27-29 October

Wuzhen Theatre Festival, Wuzhen

Presented by Wuzhen Theatre Festival and supported by the Australia Council for the Arts

 

Snuff Puppets

Human Body Parts

26-29 October

Freespace at Taikoo Place, West Kowloon Cultural District, Hong Kong

Assisted by the Australian Government through the Department of Communications and the Arts' Catalyst—Australian Arts and Culture Fund. Snuff Puppets is supported by the Victorian Government through Creative Victoria.

 

Back to Back Theatre

small metal objects

1-3 November   

Freespace at Taikoo Place, West Kowloon Cultural District, Hong Kong

Supported by Creative Victoria and assisted by the Australian Government through the Australia Council, its arts funding advisory body. Initiated through the Victoria Commissions, supported by the Victorian Government, through the Community Support Fund

 

The Amazing Drumming Monkeys

Flair of The Amazing Drumming Monkeys

12 November

Huangpu Theater, Shanghai

 

PAST PEFORMANCES

 

Circus Oz

Model Citizens  

17-23 August

Xuzhou Olympic Sports Stadium, Xuzhou

Produced by Ru Liu Australia Nice Vision. Supported by the Australia-China Council and Creative Victoria

 

Chamber Made Opera

Between 8 & 9
(Chengdu Teahouse Project)

1-2 September

Contemporary Arts Performance Season 2017

Presented by Sichuan Provincial Song and Dance Theater Co., Ltd. & Sichuan Symphony Orchestra

Supported by the Australian Government through Australia Council for the Arts, Catalyst—Australian Arts and Culture Fund, Australia China-Council, Department of Foreign Affairs and Trade; Victorian Government through Creative Victoria; City of Melbourne; Playking Foundation; Asia TOPA; Sichuan Conservatory of Music

 

Sydney Symphony Orchestra

China Tour led by Chief Conductor and Artistic Director David Robertson

13 September

Shanghai Symphony Hall, Shanghai

15 -16 September

National Centre for the Performing Arts, Beijing

Supported by Tianda Group

 

Descendance

Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Dance Theatre

14 September

Chongqing Culture Expo

15-18 September                                                         

Sichuan International Travel Expo, Leshan

Presented by the Australian Consulate-General in Chengdu and Chongqing Grand China Express International Travel Agency 

 

Australia Performs is a promotional program profiling Australian performance in China in the 45th year of Australia-China diplomatic relations, an initiative of the Australian Government through the Department of Foreign Affairs and Trade and the Australia Council for the Arts