Dining Room Tales returns for 2022, arriving at Mount Elephant for two very intimate performances of Cherry, Cherry and Phoenix. Featuring Persian-Mauritian-Australian drummer and songstress Neda Rahmani (Cherry, Cherry) and Chinese-Australian musician and composer Wang Zheng-Ting (Phoenix).
Join us for two very special performances of food, music and storytelling, in the shadow of beautiful Mount Elephant on Victoria's western plains.
PHOENIX (A DINING ROOM TALE WITH WANG ZHENG-TING)
Originally from Shanghai, Wang Zheng-Ting is a master of the traditional Chinese instrument, the Sheng. Thought to be the inspiration for the western the piano accordion, this 'Chinese mouth organ' is a true musical phoenix. Join Ting for an evening of storytelling, magical music, and delicious food from Shanghai to Sichuan. A very personal look at three decades building a new life of music in Australia
Ting graduated from Shanghai Music Conservatory and completed a MA at Monash University and a PhD in Ethnomusicology at the University of Melbourne on the history of Chinese Performing Arts in Australia. He is currently coordinator the Chinese Instrumental Music at the University of Melbourne.
Mount Elephant Visitor Centre
1191 Hamilton Hwy, Derrinalllum VIC 3324
Saturday 12 February at 1pm (lunch)
Strictly limited capacity! Bookings essential!
All proceeds to NAIDOC Week activities at the Mount
Stories, food and performance by Wang Zheng-Ting
Concept and direction: Xan Colman
Presented by A is for Atlas
This project is supported by Corangamite Shire and the William Angliss (VIC) Charitable Fund.
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AirBNB * stayz * campingetc * town info
Derrinallum is approx 70 mins by car from Geelong and Warrnambool, 60 mins from Ballarat, 30 mins from Camperdown, and 120 mins from central Melbourne.
Performance will take place in accordance with up-to-date COVID-safe guidelines. QR code check-in and proof of vaccination are mandatory.
A meal will be served. Please advise dietary concerns when booking. (We cannot always guarantee replacement dishes, but you will know what you can and cannot eat according to your needs.)
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Tickets are non-refundable, but we almost always have a waiting list so get in touch and we'll see what we can do.