DINING ROOM TALES X KEAYANG MAAR
SAT 22 + SAT 29 OCTOBER
DIXIE (3265 VIC)
Dining Room Tales and Keayang Maar Vineyard are teaming up to present a pair of unforgettable experiences among the vines of Victoria's spectacular south-west. Come and share in the stories of two unique Australians – Brazilian jazz singing psychologist David Chong, and Chinese-Australian multi-instrumentalist Wang-Zheng Ting.
Exceptional food. Exceptional wines. Exceptional music.
An art experience like no other. Exceptional.
“We drove over from Melbourne to see David and enjoy Brazilian Jazz in the beautiful setting of Lismore. Staying overnight in the caravan park we were able to discover the town, got to meet a lot of the locals in the cafes and stores. Everyone said they were sorry they had missed out on tickets.”
Dani & Rob (joined the table at Lismore)
"a wonderfully gratifying experience"
Saturday 22 October at 6pm – Phoenix with Wang Zheng-Ting
Saturday 29 October at 6pm – Acrobat with David Chong
Duration: 2.5hrs approx
Tickets: $60 via TryBooking
(All proceeds to support local artists)
Keayang Maar Vineyard
182 Maguires Rd
Dixie VIC 3265
*Keayang Maar is approx 40 mins by car from Warrnambool and Port Campbell, 90 mins from Hamilton and Ballarat, 100 mins from Geelong, and 160 mins from both Mount Gambier and central Melbourne.
ABOUT PHOENIX WITH WANG ZHENG-TING
Originally from Shanghai, Ting is a master of the traditional Chinese instrument, the Sheng. Thought to be the inspiration for the western 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 musical life in Australia.
"Had the audience eating out of his hand, total control, they did not take their eyes off him."
Bev (joined the table at Mount Elephant)
"Lunch with Ting was unifying, edifying and delicious... a wonderful cultural experience merging east with west.”
Jo (joined the table at Lismore)
ABOUT ACROBAT WITH DAVID CHONG
David was born in Australia, the son of Chinese acrobats who were touring Australia at the time. They settled in Brazil when David was 6 years old, and David returned to his 'native' Australia as a non-English speaking 25 year old. David finds himself in the unique situation of being Australian by birth, Chinese by heritage and Brazilian by culture. Acrobat is his personal tale of the contemporary cultural mosaic: a high-wire dance across continents on the sounds of Brazil and the aromas of the world. The song of a circus son. Featuring live music by Chong and his co-composer, jazz guitarist Nathan Slater.
“He is a wonderful entertainer, with a style that is perfect for such a lovely, homely, country setting. The stories were so interesting and sincere, the food was so different from what we are able to access in Lismore, and beautifully presented. Thank you again for bringing this event to Lismore, we hope there will be more!”
Kathy (joined the table at Lismore)
"nourishment for body and soul"
Coming from afar? Stay over and spend the weekend in the district!
We have a number of offers in place with local accommodations. Book your ticket, drop us a line, and we'll set you up with a discount voucher. First in, best slept!
*Performances will take place in accordance with up-to-date COVID-safe guidelines.
Stories and food of Wang Zheng-Ting (Phoenix) and of David Chong (Acrobat)
Songs and music of Wang Zheng-Ting (Phoenix) and of David Chong and Nathan Slater (Acrobat)
Performed by Wang Zheng-Ting (Phoenix) and by David Chong and Nathan Slater (Acrobat)
Concept and direction: Xan Colman
This project was made possible by the Australian Government's Regional Arts Fund, which supports the arts in regional and remote Australia.