The tale of a teenager who visits their grandmother’s China—and uncovers a supernatural family secret. A classic Persian romance pairing Azerbaijani music with a legendary US choreographer. A hybrid music-dance performance that moulds the audience into part of an exquisite moving sculpture.
With our friends at the Wheeler Centre, we present a series of discussions that unravel the thinking behind three unique shows— A Ghost in My Suitcase, Layla and Majnun and One Infinity—each arising from the meeting of different cultures and artforms.
Join us as we explore the creative dividends of knowing your neighbours.
A GHOST IN MY SUITCASE
FRI 05 OCTOBER 11AM
Ghosts, secrets, travel and adventure—Gabrielle Wang’s A Ghost in My Suitcase is a spooky page-turning children’s novel and now a theatre production.
Join Wang for a chat about themes of culture, identity and the paranormal, followed by a writing workshop for young people.
Suitable for ages 8+
LAYLA AND MAJNUN: A PERSIAN LOVE STORY
AIDA HUSEYNOVA & SPECIAL GUEST SHOKOOFEH AZAR
HOSTED BY THE ABC'S SERPIL SENELMIS
MON 08 OCTOBER 6.15PM
The ancient, epic tale of starcrossed lovers Layla and Majnun is more than 1,000 years old.
At this panel talk we’ll discuss Persian storytelling traditions and the fabulous Azerbaijani music featured in the show.
GENEVIEVE LACEY, GIDEON OBARZANEK, MR WANG PENG & MAX DE WARDENER
HOSTED BY NIDA'S NITHYA NAGARAJAN
MON 15 OCTOBER 6.15PM
Meet the team behind the incredible One Infinity project, which was developed during a Beijing residency by Australian artists in collaboration with local musicians and dancers.
What happens when collaborating artists share no common language but movement and sound?