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AUSTRALIAN CONTEMPORARY PERFORMANCE HITS SHANGHAI FOR FESTIVAL SEASON

12 October 2017

 

This October, audiences in Shanghai, Wuzhen and Wuxi will be wowed by Australian contemporary dance and theatre, with leading Australian companies performing at the prestigious 19th China Shanghai International Arts Festival, Shanghai Interactive Festival of Theatre and Wuzhen Theatre Festival.

Australian Consul General to Shanghai Graeme Meehan says there are an unprecedented number of Australian performing arts companies touring to China, and in particular the Shanghai region, coinciding with the 45th anniversary of Australia-China diplomatic relations this year.

“I am delighted Chinese audiences in and around Shanghai will get a window into the vibrancy of contemporary Australia during this exciting festival season,” said the Consul General.     

Australian companies with upcoming tours include Sydney Dance Company; Polyglot Theatre; THE RABBLE; Dislocate, and choreographer Victoria Chiu.

Over 22 other Australian performing arts companies will attend the Shanghai Performing Arts Fair (ChinaSPAF), pitching ideas and making valuable connections with Chinese and international presenters, producers and artists at this industry-focused event.

The ChinaSPAF delegation is led by the Australia Council for the Arts, providing Australian producers with opportunities to gain a better understanding of how to position their work in the Chinese market. 

Rhen Soggee, an early-career Adelaide-based producer interested in social change through arts, will participate in the Atelier for Young Festival Managers Program, part of the China Shanghai International Arts Festival.

 

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UPCOMING PERFORMANCES

 

Polyglot Theatre

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 Grand Theatre

26 October, Wuxi Grand Theatre

2 One Another

27 October, Jing’an Park (Outdoor Stage) as part of ARTS SPACE UNIT

29 October, Baoshan Culture Center

30 October, Shanghai City Theatre

Presented by China Shanghai International Arts Festival

 

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

 

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.

 

THE RABBLE

JOAN

27-29 October

Wuzhen Theatre Festival, Wuzhen

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

 

Victoria Chiu

What Happened In Shanghai

October 27, 2:00pm (Performance)

October 28, 2pm (Workshop)

China Shanghai International Arts Festival RAW!Land

Shanghai Theatre Academy, Shanghai

Supported by Australian Government through the Australia Council, its arts funding advisory body, Victorian Government through Creative Victoria, Multicultural Arts Victoria, Maximised Chunky Move.

 

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

Presented by Rolling Music Production

 

CDP Theatre Producers

Sydney Opera House Babies Proms: Meeting Mozart

29-31 December

1, 5-7 January

TONG Productions - Beijing and Tianjin Grand Theatre

Sponsored by Steinway & Sons

 

 

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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