OzAsia Festival is unable to proceed with five of its productions due to the ongoing COVID-19 situation interstate. The following shows will not be appearing at OzAsia Festival 2021:
- Action Star
- The Demon
- The Long Walk
- Ahimsa: Meditations on Gandhi
Additionally, appearances by CLYPSO and Yeo at free event Lucky Beats and the performance element of visual art event AEON†: TITAN ARUM have been cancelled. Ticket holders for impacted performances will be contacted directly via SMS or email and refunds will be processed automatically. Scheduling updates can also be viewed on the OzAsia Festival website.
The rest of the OzAsia Festival 2021 program is still proceeding, with tickets on sale for a range of other shows across dance, theatre, music and comedy. Performances are nearly sold out to food-meets-storytelling event Double Delicious, while other shows proving popular with audiences include The Special Comedy Comedy Special at Her Majesty’s Theatre and White Pearl in Adelaide Festival Centre’s Dunstan Playhouse.
Foodies favourite Lucky Dumpling Market will return to Elder Park, while the ever-popular Moon Lantern Parade is evolving into a Moon Lantern Trail spread over four days with roving performances, interactive workshops and live music. Visual art exhibitions will be on display at Adelaide Festival Centre and other CBD venues, while new writing and ideas program In Other Words is set to feature more than 40 of Asia and Australia’s most inspiring contemporary writers and thinkers.
OzAsia Festival Artistic Director Annette Shun Wah: “Our hearts go out to all of our affected OzAsia Festival artists. We know this is a very challenging situation for them, and we realise how important artistic expression and delivering arts experiences can be in times like these.
“Our team has been working hard to ensure program continuity for our audiences. We continue to take advice from SA Health, and in all of this the safety of our patrons, artists, staff and volunteers is paramount.
“After careful consideration, we regret to announce that we are unable to proceed with some of the ticketed performances we had planned for this year’s festival. We will be inviting the artists involved in these shows to present work at OzAsia Festival 2022, and I hope to see them in Adelaide next year.
“We’re very proud of the fantastic program we’ve put together for OzAsia Festival 2021, and we look forward to welcoming audiences to an exciting showcase of contemporary Asian Australian artists at Adelaide Festival Centre in October.”
OzAsia Festival 2021 runs from October 21 to November 7.
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