In what’s being billed as its biggest season yet, OzAsia Festival can again boast of an enviable line-up for 2018. With Belgian dancer and choreographer Sidi Larbi Cherkaoui returning to perform in his groundbreaking Sutra, a contemporary opera featuring the Latvian Radio Choir, and immersive performance works, this year again presents an attractive tasting plate for all arts lovers.

OzAsia  Artistic Director Joseph Mitchell. Photo courtesy of OzAsia Festival

“We’re really continuing our vision of being Australia’s leading international arts festival engaging with Asia,” says Artistic Director Joseph Mitchell. “The emphasis on the program this year is to really showcase as diverse a range as possible of outstanding contemporary arts and practice from right across Asia, as well as how artists across the world are engaging with Asia through the performing arts and in a 21st century context.”

One of the most intriguing offerings this year is a contemporary opera from Hotel Pro Forma, War Sum Up. Taking three archetypal characters from classical Noh Theatre texts – The Soldier, The Warrior and The Spy – it explores the theme of war, destruction and loss in this visually striking production by director Kirsten Dehlholm. Performed...