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Circus razzle dazzle Michael Boyd’s dazzling Circus of Illusion is set to open in Adelaide on Friday, September 30, in Bonython Park. Circus of Illusion will play under the Big Top until October 23 and will feature an array of awe-inspiring acts including Boyd’s The Scorpion. New York ringmaster  Ebon Greyman, formerly with  Cirque du Soleil, heads the line- up with his eccentric character- comedy. Find out more about Circus of Illusion here. OzAsia celebrates milestone Performers from a diverse range of Asian countries including Japan, India, China, Taiwan, Hong Kong, Korea, Cambodia, United Kingdom, Malaysia, Singapore, Indonesia and Israel will descend upon Adelaide from September 17 to celebrate OzAsia’s 10 th   anniversary. OzAsia Festival Director Joseph Mitchell says the 2016 OzAsia Festival gives Australian audiences an insight into the vibrant contemporary arts scene from across Asia. “There is a generation of young, bold, risk-taking artists who are creating genre-blurring performances that celebrate the immediacy and fast-paced culture of Asia in the 21 st  Century.”  Some of our top OzAsia picks include: Director Meng Jinghui returns to the festival with the Australian premiere of Two Dogs. Acclaimed as the most performed drama in mainland China, it is a hilarious comedy that challenges the lifestyles and idealistic views of modern China.   29 September – 1 October, Her Majesty’s Theatre. Cambodia’s Phare Circus is an edgy, high energy, all-singing-and-dancing Cambodian circus extravaganza suitable for all ages. This special OzAsia Festival world premiere presentation set in the Ukiyo Tent in Elder Park is full of adrenaline-pumping action and mind blowing stunts! The company was founded in 1994 by young men returning from a refugee camp after the Khmer Rouge. Phare uses art to transform the lives of children living in poverty and difficult social situations in Cambodia. 27 September- 2 October, Elder Park. Inspired by her mentor, the legendary John Cage, Margaret Leng Tan is the world’s first professional toy piano virtuoso in addition to her toy piano, she will bring music boxes, two-note paper accordions and bell bicycle in Cabinet of Curiosities. 28 September, Nexus Arts Acclaimed Tokyo theatre director Toshiki Okada brings baseball to the stage. God Bless Baseball is a comical investigation into how the iconic American sport of baseball has been fused into Japanese and Korean pop culture. 30 September – 1 October, Space Theatre. Read more about the OzAsia Festival by clicking here
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