Asia-Pacific Triennial of Performing Arts.
13 February – 6 March 2017
Asia TOPA: Asia-Pacific Triennial of Performing Arts is an artistic celebration of our relationship with contemporary Asia. Vital, fresh and always unpredictable, Asia TOPA offers a city-wide window onto the creative imaginations fuelling the many cultures of our region.
Cultural engagement is key to expressing who we are, where we’ve come from, and how we connect with each other across the Asia-Pacific region. The dazzling array of artists featured in Asia TOPA will provide new ways of understanding the deep connections that run between us all.
This unprecedented program is brought together by some of Victoria’s top cultural institutions including:
- Arts Centre Melbourne
- Australian Centre for Contemporary Art (ACCA)
- Australian Centre for the Moving Image (ACMI)
- Chunky Move
- Federation Square
- Malthouse Theatre
- Melbourne Recital Centre (MRC)
- Melbourne Symphony Orchestra (MSO)
- Melbourne Theatre Company (MTC)
- Museum Victoria
- National Gallery of Victoria (NGV)
- State Library Victoria (SLV)
- The Australian Ballet (TAB)
- Victorian College of the Arts (VCA)
The inaugural event also engages a host of international and national collaborators and Program Partners. Local Partners include: City of Melbourne, Next Wave Festival, Melbourne Writers Festival, Arts House, Footscray Community Arts Centre, Bluebottle, Tipping Point, Dancehouse, Ilbijerri, Chamber Made, Performing Lines, Multicultural Arts Victoria, Asialink, Royal Botanic Gardens Victoria, University of Melbourne, Deakin University, Polyglot and MPavilion, among others.
Asia TOPA will bridge diverse artforms including performance, visual, screen and literary arts. If English is not your first language there are a multitude of non-verbal works for you to consider. Tickets can be purchased online or by visiting the box office of participating venues.
Asia TOPA is a joint initiative of the Sidney Myer Fund and Arts Centre Melbourne and is supported by the Victorian Government
Image credit: Garin Nugroho’s Satan Jawa
Photo by: Erik Wirasakti