Some of the boldest moments of the 2020 Asia TOPA festival are now at your fingertips.

Arts Centre Melbourne is bringing online highlights from the 2020 Asia TOPA festival. Check out Indonesian playwright, theatre and film director Garin Nugroho's The Planet — A Lament, which features "wild dance and striking film, set to an evocative song cycle from a 14-voice choir". There's also Metal, a performance that brought together the heavy metal and traditional throat singing of Indonesia's Ensemble Tikoro (led by Robi Rusdiana) and contemporary Australian dance from Lucy Guerin Inc.

Head to the Asia TOPA website to stream.


This stunning and multi-art form collection of works over the three-month long festival explored the connections between contemporary Australia and its growing diaspora.

The 2020 program focused on new work creation alongside presentations of iconic and legendary artists and reflects the contemporary imagination and lived experience of artists from the entire Asia-Pacific region. Australian artists, groups and companies have made connections across the region to present collaborations and intercultural works spanning music, dance, theatre, contemporary performance, film, digital, visual art, public talks and more.

Presented by Arts Centre Melbourne and the Sidney Myer Fund



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