Explore the Cultural Extravaganza of BrisAsia Festival 2024

Explore the Cultural Extravaganza of BrisAsia Festival 2024

Posted by: Jared Jeffery
Category: Events

Celebrating Connection Through Culture

BrisAsia Festival, set to light up Brisbane from 1st to 18th February 2024, is a vibrant celebration of Lunar New Year, marking the Year of the Dragon. Embodying power and luck, the dragon symbolises an auspicious start to the year, making the festival an ideal place for families to connect with diverse Asian cultures.

Festival Highlights

New Experiences and Returning Favorites

  • Lush – Asian Street Festival: Discover the energetic vibes of Southeast Asia in Fish Lane Arts Precinct. Enjoy live performances, street art by Lisa Tran Kelly and Vanghoua Anthony Vue, and savor the fusion flavors from local Asian establishments.
  • Southside Dumpling Festival: Indulge in a culinary journey with dumplings and East-Asian cuisine at the inaugural festival in Fish Lane.
  • ImaginAsia: A children’s program offering a blend of cultural learning and entertainment.
  • Awakening: An immersive live experience at Sir Thomas Brisbane Planetarium.
  • Southside by Night: A mix of hip hop, luxury cars, and Asian food trucks, now at Thomas Dixon Centre.
  • BrisAsia ParTEA and Summer Party: Enjoy a dedicated tea festival and an Asian pop-culture celebration.

Special Events

  • Departure – Artists in Residence: Discover Brisbane’s cultural evolution at the Museum of Brisbane.
  • BrisAsia Stands Up: A showcase of Asian Australian stand-up comedians at Big Fork Theatre.
  • BrisAsia – The Way of Tea: Experience the art of tea making at Botanic Gardens Auditorium.

Festival Producers

Sounds Across Oceans (SAO) orchestrates the festival, led by a team including Gemma Truong (Utopia Entertainment), Menaka Thomas, Minh Nguyen, Lani Gibbins, and Loic Robillot. SAO, known for promoting community harmony through cultural programming, collaborates with various partners such as the Museum of Brisbane and Brisbane Powerhouse.

BrisAsia Live Fellowship and Residency

The BrisAsia Live Fellowship fosters young talent in music, dance, and visual art. The fellowship culminates in a creative residency, producing the show “The Shape of Us” at Brisbane Powerhouse. This year’s residency features interdisciplinary art-making, showcasing talents like Bindu Rajendran, Chi Lui Flora Wong, Lake Kelly, Sarala, Tsoof Baras, and Zi Wang.

An Unmissable Cultural Journey

BrisAsia Festival 2024 stands out as a dynamic platform for cultural exploration and celebration. With its diverse range of events, immersive experiences, and opportunities for creative expression, the festival invites everyone to embark on a memorable journey of Asian arts and traditions.

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