BrisAsia 2024: The Shape of Us

  • February 8 - 9, 2024
  • Underground Theatre - Brisbane Powerhouse

    119 Lamington Street
    New Farm, Queensland 4005
Ticket Price (AUD) Free This event is now over

Presented by Brisbane City Council


BrisAsia LIVE, Brisbane’s premier intercultural creative residency, explores dynamic perspectives on interdisciplinary art-making, creative expression and cultural knowledge sharing.  


This year’s live performance is a creative interpretation of the theme ‘The Shape of Us’ - an intention to transcend barriers, work in synergy and find a common ‘shape’ to expression that binds and connects all.


Featuring renowned Indian Classical Mohiniattam dancer Bindu Rajendran, versatile violinist and artist lead Chi Lui Flora Wong, Vietnamese-Australian harpist and artist Lake Kelly, talented Henna artist Sarala Surisetty, brilliant percussionist Tsoof Baras, and breath-taking Chinese folk and classical soprano Zi Wang. 


This artist collective will also be joined by emerging artists, South Indian Carnatic vocalist Susmitha Ravi, multidisciplinary artist Maya Sherpa, and visual artist Kuweni Dimuthu Dias Mendis. 


This event is a culmination of a 3-day artist immersive residency at Brisbane Powerhouse that will celebrate deep artistic expression and synergistic collaboration.


BrisAsia LIVE’s Open Rehearsal and public Q&A, on Thursday 8 February 1:00 - 2:00 PM, offers audiences a rare and intimate glimpse into the artistic process. 


Observe musicians, dancers and visual artists collaborate and rehearse in preparation for the premier performance of ‘The Shape of Us’ on Friday 9 February 7:00 - 8:00 PM.


Supported by Brisbane Powerhouse.


Sounds Across Oceans is a not-for-profit arts organisation dedicated to promoting community harmony and wellbeing through innovative cultural programming across styles, genres and artforms. Inspired both by ancient and contemporary values SAO works to generate creative platforms where people from all walks of life can reach their creative potential.  


Through workshops, residencies, concerts, education programs and discussion forums SAO builds bridges between cultures and communities, supports cultural knowledge sharing and uplifts and connects people of diverse cultural and creative backgrounds.

Date & Time

Feb 8 - 9, 2024

Venue Details

Underground Theatre - Brisbane Powerhouse

119 Lamington Street
New Farm, Queensland 4005 Underground Theatre - Brisbane Powerhouse

Brisbane Powerhouse is Queensland’s home for contemporary culture, a magnificent power station of the 1920s reborn as an arts centre on the Brisbane River.


As Brisbane City Council’s premier arts venue, the much-loved building stages more than 1250 performances a year including a program of festivals, as well as hundreds of events and functions from weddings to conferences, all the while housing heritage-listed graffiti, riverside bars and restaurants, visual arts exhibitions and of course the stories of all who have ventured, laughed and shared memories within its living walls.