OzAsia is back!

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After its disappointing cancellation last year, the OzAsia Festival is back, featuring its traditional focus on the best of contemporary arts from Asia in fascinating collaborations with local artists.

Directed by Annette Shun Wah and held in Adelaide, the event encompasses everything from theatre, film and writing to a Lucky Dumpling Market and Moon Lantern Trail with roving performances, interactive workshops and live music.

Dance is represented by local independent artist Alison Currie and Japanese dancer Yui Kawaguchi, with a duet, Somewhere, Everywhere, Nowhere, which explores the “differences and similarities that connect us all”. Another highlight is Two by Indian-Australian dancer/choreographer Raghav Handa which explores the relationship – or "bromance" – between dancer (Raghav) and tabla player (maestro tabla player Maharshi Raval) in customary Indian kathak performance.

In addition, celebrated Australian choreographer, filmmaker and installation artist Sue Healey premieres her latest series of cinematic portraits of contemporary dance artists from Hong Kong and Japan.

Sadly, her The Long Walk, which was to involve dancers from the Adelaide College of the Arts, has had to be cancelled.

A masterclass with Currie and Kawaguchi will be held at The Mill, Adelaide's choreographic hub.

OzAsia Festival runs from October 21 to November 7. For the full program, go here.

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Raghav Handa (left) and Raharshi Raval in 'Two'; photo by Joseph Mayers.
Raghav Handa (left) and Raharshi Raval in 'Two'; photo by Joseph Mayers.
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