Contemporary Asian Australian Performance’s annual Works In Progress showcase returns to Carriageworks on Thu 23 Nov, featuring works in development by Asian-Australian artists. This year’s lineup includes diverse performances, ranging from gig theatre to K-pop dance and sound installations.
Thu 23 Nov, 6pm
Tickets $15 + bf
Dog Meat/Thịt Chó by Andrew Dang
Chronicles the journey of a first-generation Vietnamese-Australian, delving into themes of cultural disconnection and self-actualisation.
I used to think Wu-Tang Clan were Asian by Cheng Tang
Integrates performance, music, and spoken word to address intergenerational expectations, racism, and cultural appropriation.
Fishing Songs by Jasmin Wing-Yin Leung
Explores handline fishing and Erhu playing as parallel practices, examining resonance and shared memory.
My Dad Never Saw The Beatles by Jules Orcullo
Presents a mythic retelling set in the Philippines in 1966, showcasing fabulated gig theatre with original music.
STANs (A K-pop play) by Natasha Pontoh-Supit
Examines fan culture, pop culture influence, and the pressures of adulthood in the internet era.
Audience members are invited to participate in a facilitated feedback session during the event and stay for light refreshments with the wider CAAP community.
Audiences are warned that Longhouse: Works In Progress contains explicit language, simulated violence, mention of racism and use of herbal cigarettes.
Presented by Carriageworks and Contemporary Asian Australian Art.
Supported by the NSW Government through Create NSW.