Showcasing intercultural Chinese-Australian physical theatre combined with rap singing and dancing, Cross Encounters presents the Asian Australian Drama Music Festival on Sunday 24 December 2023 featuring the headline show, Christmas Romance.
This entertaining musical journey unravels a young lady’s fantasy on Christmas Eve, this unique performance incorporates theatrical movement and music. Christmas Romance is the debut of a series of Cross Encounters’ themed cross-cultural drama show events.
As a pioneer in Asian-Australian contemporary physical theatre, Cross Encounters stands out as the first and only creative force of its kind in Australia, promising a distinctive cross-cultural experience on Christmas Eve combining music, dance, and singing.
The Asian Australian Drama Music Festival (AADMF) encompasses a range of performances include traditional & contemporary music and drama. Utilising multiple theatre forms across different cultures and continents, AADMF offers an energizing, sensory experience for diverse audiences.
Whether you’re a fan of music, rap, drama or dance, you’re all welcome to this festival and enjoy the atmosphere. This event will be free to the community and public, with several performances and snacks and drinks provided.
Cross Encounters is a NFP performing arts company dedicated to creating innovative cross-cultural performing arts productions. It is Melbourne’s first and only fully accredited Chinese-Australian performing arts organisation. The team creates contemporary innovative intercultural theatre, stage and screen works, by using multiple art forms across different cultures.
By combining the best of the Australian and Asian performing arts sectors, it leads and fosters mutual conversations, partnerships, as well as networking and exchange opportunities between artists and audiences. Besides being a professional performing arts show producer and performer, the group is also an active event presenter and organiser in Asian-Australian theatrical and live performance field.
Their distinctive artworks have been acclaimed as exciting examples of independent theatre making, earning several awards and accolades for its unique artistic genre and exploration. It has also served to foster intercultural understanding by creating opportunities for collaboration and performance, as well as cultural expression.
Asian Australian Drama Music Festival
CLAW Art Gallery, 120 Alexandra Parade, Fitzroy
Event: Sunday 24 December 2023 (from 5.30pm) – free entry
Image: Christmas Romance – courtesy of Cross Encounters