The world turns... and WOMADelaide returns to its spiritual home in Botanic Park / Tainmuntilla! Join us among the Moreton Bay Fig trees for a cultural adventure for all ages, with a captivating program of more than 100 performances across seven stages, the Planet Talks forum, KidZone, art and cooking workshops, the global village & so much more.
Together we've grown up over 30 joyous years sharing the very best music, arts and dance from this diverse, eclectic and fascinating world of ours. Come and celebrate our 30th with the birthday party to end all parties - we've certainly all earned it!
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When B.DANCE Artistic Director/Choreographer Po-Cheng Tsai was a child, his father would take him to the Ghost Festival, one of the most beautiful and popular traditional Taiwanese Buddhist ceremonies in the country. He was inspired to create the magnificent Floating Flowers to honour his late father and free himself from memories that haunted him. Appearing to drift gracefully above the water, the 14 dancers are wrapped in diaphanous muslins that represent floating lanterns. The choreography is refreshingly optimistic. By combining traditional Asian movements and martial arts with contemporary dance, B.DANCE offers a theatrical, physical, and emotional performance – with a touch of humour.
WORKSHOP: Contemporary Tai Chi Guided by Po-Cheng Tsai and Chien-Chih Chang, this workshop will focus on the balance of yin/yang energy guiding through the internal strength and flow of the body. Tai Chi is mainly based on the slowness, fullness, and tenderness of ones’ movement, including one’s internal power, chi and jin. The techniques taught in this class are a combination of Tai Chi, Modern Dance, and Contemporary Dance. It is a series of movements that surrounds the concept of chi. Passing internal power to different body joints by doing spine twists, using different forces in order to generate power, thus connected with floor and jumping moves. We will be focusing on reaching the balance of yin/yang, guiding with one’s internal strength, and evoking more possibilities of one’s body.