From mouth watering spicy dishes and cooking demonstrations to a bold new breakdance performance and Japanese folk dancing, Sydney’s Chinese New Year Markets are the perfect place to feast your senses.

Ride your bike or catch a train to Belmore Park and treat yourself to a fiery taste sensation, or perhaps a bowl of noodles, as you immerse yourself in all the sounds, sights and tastes of an Asian market in the centre of Sydney.

Don’t miss Compartmentalized – the thrilling new collaboration between some of the most exciting break-dancers from Australia and Hong Kong in a bold new outdoor performance premiering at the Chinese New Year Markets. Catch a cooking demonstration at the Chinese New Year AYAM™ Kitchen, with top chefs serving up their tips for a tasty New Year feast, settle in for a cinema screening, or enjoy one of the many live performances from drumming to fan dancing, thrilling martial arts, a fierce karaoke competition and plenty of lions and dragons.

The kids will love the puppet making workshop and puppet show, and there are lots of wonderful arts and crafts to buy as New Year gifts for all your family and friends.

 2014 Chinese New Year Markets

 

 

What’s On at the Markets!


Chinese New Year AYAM™ Kitchen

Chinese New Year AYAM™ Kitchen

Time:
Fri 24 Jan: 5pm - 9pm, Sat 25 Jan: 11am - 7pm, Sun 26 Jan: 11am - 5pm

Chinese New Year is the perfect time to spice up your kitchen and add some flavour to your cooking repertoire. Join us at the Chinese New Year AYAM™ Kitchen and learn how!

Top chefs, including Chui Lee Luk, previously from the much loved Claude’s Restaurant and now at the new Chow Bar & Eating House, will let you in on their secrets, as they show you how to cook like a professional. They’ll share simple tips, demonstrate their techniques and share the ingredients they love using, giving you fresh ideas to take home and try out on your family and friends. Make the Year of the Horse your time to shine in the kitchen!

Kids Activities

Kids Activities

Saturday – Join in the fun of a puppet making workshop and show.

Sunday – Create a horse wall hanging decorated with up-cycled materials.

PopAsia

PopAsia

Date:
Fri 24 Jan
Time:
8pm - 10pm

Kick up your heels at the market stage with host Jamaica dela Cruz and the SBS PopAsia crew. Featuring all the latest non-stop Asian pop, as well as dance performances and giveaways, you won’t want to miss it.

SBS PopAsia is a 24/7 digital radio channel and television show on SBS 2, Sundays at 4pm.

Market Stage

Market Stage

The market stage is the place to be, with performances from China, Korea, Vietnam and Japan including swirling lions and dragons, jaw-dropping martial art displays, thrilling karaoke competitions, magic shows, face change performances, pounding drums and delicate fan dances. Don’t miss it!

Karaoke Competition

Karaoke Competition

Date:
Sat 25 Jan
Time:
6.30pm – 9.30pm

The competition is fierce as karaoke enthusiasts vie for first place in a battle for this year’s karaoke crown.

Outdoor Film

Outdoor Film

Date:
Sun 26 Jan
Time:
7.30pm – 9.35pm

Outdoor Film – Confucius Join us for a special outdoor screening of a fascinating film that explores the life of Confucius (551-479 B.C.). Born the son of a noble family in decline at a time in which the ancient Zhou dynasty’s grip on power was weakening, Confucius hoped his ideas and wisdom could provide a solution to the chaos in society. For more than a decade, Confucius and his disciples were misunderstood and maltreated. After his death, his words, deeds and thoughts became one of the fundamental sources of China’s national spirit, and Confucius gained the posthumous title of “Great Sage and Teacher”.

Compartmentalized

Compartmentalized

It’s breath taking and bold, contemporary and raw – it’s Compartmentalized, an exciting collaboration between Australia’s renowned Stalker Theatre and Hong Kong’s Unlock Dancing Plaza. From our walled worlds to the gritty streets we make our way in the everyday, Compartmentalized carves its space with funk and finesse to find freedom within the walls. Australian and Hong Kong breakdancers stretch the boundaries of physical theatre in an exhilarating outdoor performance that uses live percussion and a contemporary soundscape.

Directed by Nick Power, one of Australia’s leading breakdance artists, with Associate Director Hugh Cho, resident artist of Unlock Dancing Plaza, Compartmentalized presented by the City of Sydney and West Kowloon Cultural District Authority in association with Stalker Theatre and Unlock Dancing Plaza.

This new contemporary performance piece premiered in Hong Kong as part of Freespace Fest 2013 before premiering in Australia at our festival.

Compartmentalized is supported by the Australian Government through the Australia-China Council of the Department of Foreign Affairs and Trade. Stalker Theatre is supported by the Australian Government through the Australia Council for the Arts, its arts funding and advisory body, and by the New South Wales Government through Arts NSW. Unlock Dancing Plaza is supported by the Hong Kong Arts Development Council. Co-commissioned by the City of Sydney.


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