The Serpent’s Table

What’s Australia’s place in the Asian century? You could do worse than to refer to Australians of Asian background. But the cultural landscape has a yawning gap as far as investigations of contemporary Asian Australian experiences is concerned. My main

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The Serpent’s Table

What’s Australia’s place in the Asian century? You could do worse than to refer to Australians of Asian background. But the cultural landscape has a yawning gap as far as investigations of contemporary Asian Australian experiences is concerned. My main

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Shanghai Club in the Spiegeltent 15-17 March

A touch of old Shanghai comes to Melbourne in March.  Join us in the Spiegeltent for some very stylish evenings of music, performance and atmosphere.  Featuring chanteuse Jasmine Chen direct from Shanghai, playing with Blue Lotus; showgirl Jenevieve Chang a.k.a.

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Shanghai Club in the Spiegeltent 15-17 March

A touch of old Shanghai comes to Melbourne in March.  Join us in the Spiegeltent for some very stylish evenings of music, performance and atmosphere.  Featuring chanteuse Jasmine Chen direct from Shanghai, playing with Blue Lotus; showgirl Jenevieve Chang a.k.a.

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WOMADelaide 9-21 March 2012

One of the most magical musical experiences I’ve ever had was the Pakistani Qawwali singer, Nusrat Fateh Ali Khan performing in Adelaide’s Botanic Park in 1992.  After a scorching 40+ degree day, we chilled out in thecool of the night,

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WOMADelaide 9-21 March 2012

One of the most magical musical experiences I’ve ever had was the Pakistani Qawwali singer, Nusrat Fateh Ali Khan performing in Adelaide’s Botanic Park in 1992.  After a scorching 40+ degree day, we chilled out in thecool of the night,

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I Am A Camera

It’s rare to see photographer William Yang without a camera in hand.  Over the past couple of years it’s been a great pleasure to work with William on our story telling show Stories East & West, for Performance 4a, developing

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I Am A Camera

It’s rare to see photographer William Yang without a camera in hand.  Over the past couple of years it’s been a great pleasure to work with William on our story telling show Stories East & West, for Performance 4a, developing

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Vale John Blades

John Blades was a performance artist, broadcaster, structural engineer and dear friend.  He passed away on 25 Nov 2011.  Despite suffering a debilitating case of MS, that left him with no movement below the neck, John refused to be defined

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Vale John Blades

John Blades was a performance artist, broadcaster, structural engineer and dear friend.  He passed away on 25 Nov 2011.  Despite suffering a debilitating case of MS, that left him with no movement below the neck, John refused to be defined

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Fatoumata Diawara

First there was Oumou Sangare.   Then came Rokia Traore.  Now the latest female singing sensation from the Wassoulou region of Mali in West Africa is Fatoumata Diawara.  She  toured in January and gave a stunning performance in the Spiegeltent at

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Fatoumata Diawara

First there was Oumou Sangare.   Then came Rokia Traore.  Now the latest female singing sensation from the Wassoulou region of Mali in West Africa is Fatoumata Diawara.  She  toured in January and gave a stunning performance in the Spiegeltent at

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Asian Australian Film Forum

I delivered the keynote address to the inaugural Asian Australian Film Forum in Melbourne on 12-13 November, 2011.  It was a wonderful gathering of filmmakers, actors, and academics for a weekend of stimulating discussions and screenings, including  Corrie Chen’s Wonder

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Asian Australian Film Forum

I delivered the keynote address to the inaugural Asian Australian Film Forum in Melbourne on 12-13 November, 2011.  It was a wonderful gathering of filmmakers, actors, and academics for a weekend of stimulating discussions and screenings, including  Corrie Chen’s Wonder

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China Heart

What do you know about “astronauts’ wives”, Dragon Balls and rank badges?  China  Heart is a smartphone app and associated website which I wrote and directed.  It uses video dramatisations, oral histories, historical re-enactments, archival photos, text and locative gaming

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China Heart

What do you know about “astronauts’ wives”, Dragon Balls and rank badges?  China  Heart is a smartphone app and associated website which I wrote and directed.  It uses video dramatisations, oral histories, historical re-enactments, archival photos, text and locative gaming

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Banquet – Ten Courses to Harmony

Co-written with my partner, Greg Aitkin, Banquet – Ten Courses to Harmony was a social history and food book combined.  It looked at how the Chinese integrated into Australia through their links with food, and trawls the oldest, the latest,

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Banquet – Ten Courses to Harmony

Co-written with my partner, Greg Aitkin, Banquet – Ten Courses to Harmony was a social history and food book combined.  It looked at how the Chinese integrated into Australia through their links with food, and trawls the oldest, the latest,

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COOLie

COOLie was a two-week season of Asian Australian performance that I produced at Belvoir St Theatre in Feb 2011 for Performance 4a as part of Chinese New Year Festival.  We also performed some shows at Riverside Theatres.  The season included

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COOLie

COOLie was a two-week season of Asian Australian performance that I produced at Belvoir St Theatre in Feb 2011 for Performance 4a as part of Chinese New Year Festival.  We also performed some shows at Riverside Theatres.  The season included

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