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  • He An: Do You Think That You...

    11 Feb - 23 Apr

    Australian Centre for Contemporary Art

    A major public neon installation by contemporary Chinese artist He An, Do You Think That You Can Help Her Brother? will be presented against the façade of ACCA’s iconic architecture for a three month period from 11 February 2017.

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  • Water Futures

    23 Feb

    Arts Centre Melbourne

    Water is as critical to life as air. It’s what we share, mostly what we are, what we pollute, and what we revere.

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  • Political Acts: Pioneers of...

    11 Feb - 21 May

    Arts Centre Melbourne

    Providing avant-garde artists with a creative means to critically explore a range of social, political and environmental issues across Southeast Asia.

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  • Bombay Talkies

    8 Feb - 2 Jul

    Australian Centre for the Moving Image

    ACMI’s Bombay Talkies exhibition captures the excitement and glamour of early Indian cinema.

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  • Body and Cloth: Performing...

    17 Feb - 13 Apr

    Australian Tapestry Workshop

    An exhibition of artists from Australia, Asia and the Pacific who examine the relationship between cloth and the body by using textiles in conjunction with the body or in performance.

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  • Kung Fu Motion

    3-28 Feb

    Immigration Museum

    Kung Fu meets cutting edge technology for an evocative video installation

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  • Ex Nilalang

    9 Feb - 5 Mar

    Australian Centre for the Moving Image

    A cumulative moving image project by Australian-Filipino collective Club Ate.

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  • Cybec Electric

    23-25 Feb

    Southbank Theatre

    In 2017 Cybec Electric is partnering with Asia TOPA, the Asia-Pacific Triennial of Performing Arts, to celebrate Melbourne’s finest Asian-Australian playwrights. We will be joined by guest directors.

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  • Tao Dance Theater in ‘6’ and...

    22-24 Feb

    Arts Centre Melbourne

    China’s most successful and globally in-demand contemporary dance company returns to transfix Melbourne with its explorations of the human form.

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  • XO STATE DUSK: Macho Dancer

    23-25 Feb

    Arts Centre Melbourne

    Deep in the heart of Asia TOPA is a performance club called XO State: an ephemeral sanctuary of constant change that might just change you in return. The DUSK program at XO State on Thursday and Saturday features Macho Dancer.

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  • The Age of Bones

    22 Feb - 5 Mar

    La Mama Courthouse

    The Age of Bones (Jaman Belulang) is an Australian-Indonesian co-production about an Indonesian boy, Ikan, who goes fishing one day and fails to return.

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  • Little Emperors 小皇帝

    9-26 Feb

    Malthouse Theatre

    ‘Little Emperor Syndrome’ is a term used to describe the behavioural time-bomb created by China’s One Child Policy.

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  • XO STATE DARK: Aristophanes

    23 Feb

    Arts Centre Melbourne

    Deep in the heart of Asia TOPA is a performance club called XO State: an ephemeral sanctuary of constant change that might just change you in return. The DARK program at XO State on Thursday 23 February features Aristophanes plus a stunning selection of eclectic acts in unexpected spaces.

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  • Asia Pop Courtyard

    3-24 Feb

    Immigration Museum

    Synthesise your summer with Asia Pop!

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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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  • XO STATE DUSK: Attractor

    22 Feb

    Arts Centre Melbourne

    Deep in the heart of Asia TOPA is a performance club called XO State: an ephemeral sanctuary of constant change that might just change you in return. The DUSK program at XO State on Wednesday, Friday and Sunday features Attractor.

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  • Inner Beat – Live

    24-25 Feb

    Arts Centre Melbourne

    Inner Beat: Live is a collaborative public art project that explores the construction of complex identities of young culturally diverse artists from Melbourne's West.

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  • XO STATE DARK: Rebel Musik

    24 Feb

    Arts Centre Melbourne

    Deep in the heart of Asia TOPA is a performance club called XO State: an ephemeral sanctuary of constant change that might just change you in return. The DARK program at XO State on Friday 24 February features Rebel Musik plus a stunning selection of eclectic acts in unexpected spaces.

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  • Chinese Square Dancing

    25 Feb

    Melbourne Museum

    Learn the modern combination of dance and exercise that is a fun and visual spectacle.

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  • XO STATE DAYLIGHT: Parvathy...

    25 Feb

    Arts Centre Melbourne

    Deep in the heart of Asia TOPA is a performance club called XO State: an ephemeral sanctuary of constant change that might just change you in return. The DAYLIGHT program at XO State on Saturday 25 February features Parvathy Baul.

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  • Asian Producers Platform...

    20-26 Feb

    Arts House

    Performing arts producers from Korea, Japan, Taiwan Australia Hong Kong, China, Singapore, Indonesia and New Zealand join together in Melbourne for APPCAMP Australia, following CAMPs in Korea (2014), Taiwan (2015) and Japan (2016).

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  • The Trading Routes - The...

    25 Feb

    Melbourne Recital Centre

    In this explosive Speak Percussion collaboration, David Shea combines four virtuosic musicians with a grand video work.

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  • THE GHOST PROJECT

    22 Feb - 4 Mar

    Malthouse Theatre

    Anna Tregloan, The Association of Optimism, local community, and artists from across the Asia TOPA program will embark upon a discussion around the culturally ubiquitous notions of ghosts and hauntings.

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  • Takao Kawaguchi: About Kazuo...

    25-26 Feb

    Dancehouse

    Takao Kawaguchi, reconsiders authorship and artistic freedom by recreating the movements of legendary Butoh dancer, Kazuo Ohno.

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  • XO STATE DARK: Bo Ningen

    25 Feb

    Arts Centre Melbourne

    Deep in the heart of Asia TOPA is a performance club called XO State: an ephemeral sanctuary of constant change that might just change you in return. The DARK program at XO State on Saturday 25 February features Bo Ningen plus a stunning selection of eclectic acts in unexpected spaces.

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  • The Wheeler Centre Gala 2017

    26 Feb

    Arts Centre Melbourne

    Stories for the Dead

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  • XO STATE DARK: PARADISE...

    26 Feb

    Arts Centre Melbourne

    Deep in the heart of Asia TOPA is a performance club called XO State: an ephemeral sanctuary of constant change that might just change you in return. The DARK program at XO State on Sunday 26 February features Paradise Bangkok Molam International Band + DJ Maft Sai plus a stunning selection of eclectic acts in unexpected spaces.

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  • Art is a Prayer

    27 Feb - 3 Mar

    State Library Victoria

    See art and activism in motion as Indonesian artist Tisna Sanjaya creates a new installation on the Library forecourt over five days.

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  • Boiler Room Lecture: Mami...

    1 Mar

    State Library Victoria

    Monash University Museum of Art (MUMA) in association with Asia TOPA and the Biennale of Sydney are pleased to present a special lecture by Mami Kataoka, recently appointed Artistic Director of the 21st Biennale of Sydney. Following the lecture Charlotte Day, Director of MUMA, will convene a Q&A session.

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  • Cry Jailolo

    1-4 Mar

    Arts Centre Melbourne

    Indonesian youths channel the forces of the sea in this mesmerising and uplifting call for change.

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  • ART+FILM: Justin Shoulder...

    1 Mar

    Australian Centre for the Moving Image

    A regular free monthly program showcasing rarely-screened, short and feature-length works by leading Australian and international moving image artists.

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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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  • Club Ate

    2 Mar

    Australian Centre for the Moving Image

    Club Ate celebrates the contemporary voices of the queer Filipina diaspora and its surrounding island sissies.

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  • The Manganiyar Classroom

    6-7 Mar

    Melbourne Recital Centre

    Theatre director Roysten Abel, famous for The Manganiyar Seduction, returns with The Manganiyar Classroom.

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  • Evocation of Butoh

    9-12 Mar

    La Mama Courthouse

    Evocation of Butoh is a mini festival to activate artistic and cultural exchange in the performance art of Butoh with local arts communities in Melbourne.

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  • The People's Currency

    14-19 Feb

    Federation Square

    The People’s Currency turns Federation Square's Amphitheater into ‘Renminconn’, a closed loop ‘special economic zone’.

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  • The Light Within a Night -...

    15-19 Mar

    La Mama Courthouse

  • ANTI—GRAVITY

    17-26 Mar

    Malthouse Theatre

  • A Big Walk to Golden...

    18-25 Mar

    Various

    ‘Big Walk to Golden Mountain’ invites you to side step the city with a walk through Golden Mountain country. You’ll follow in the footsteps of thousands from Guangdong whose migratory passage led to prodigious achievement and shared wealth.

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  • Between 8 and 9 (Chengdu...

    29 Mar - 1 Apr

    Melbourne Recital Centre

    A convening of voices, electronics, instruments and audience.

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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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  • Asian Arts in Australia:...

    31 Mar - 1 Apr

    Lesley Kehoe Galleries

    A two day cross disciplinary platform combining visual artists, choreographers, theatre makers, musicians and academics, in dialogue and series of short performances that explore the long history of Asia in Australia and possible futures.

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