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.


  • Lee Mingwei: The Moving...

    15 Oct - 29 Jan

    National Gallery of Victoria

    Taiwanese-American artist Lee Mingwei is internationally recognised as one of the leading creators of art which invites audience participation.

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  • Satan Jawa

    24 Feb

    Arts Centre Melbourne

    A ravishing new work of Indonesian cinema is given a live score by the MSO and an ensemble of Indonesian gamelan players.

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  • Balabala

    1-4 Mar

    Arts Centre Melbourne

    Five young women draw on ancient martial art traditions to carve out a new space of their own.

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  • Dancing With Death

    2-4 Mar

    Arts Centre Melbourne

    The line between life and death is joyously erased in a physical work of rare intensity.

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    17-26 Mar

    Malthouse Theatre

    Choreographer Anouk van Dijk and visual artist Ho Tzu Nyen join forces to explore the role of clouds as ethereal influences that disturb or heighten human existence.

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  • Cerita Anak (Child's Story)

    30 Mar - 2 Apr

    Arts Centre Melbourne

    Cerita Anak (Child’s Story) takes pre-school children and their adults on a sea journey never to be forgotten.

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