Asia TOPA Takeover: Meeting Points

  • 2020-02-22 12:30 pm 2020-02-22 1:30 pm Australia/Melbourne Asia TOPA Takeover: Meeting Points MPavilion MPAVILION



Image by Sung Hyun Sohn

The Meeting Points Series is a creative collaboration between the Australian Art Orchestra and Arts Centre Melbourne, bringing together musical styles from across the globe in unexpected collaborations. The concert Hand to Earth features Sunny Kim, Daniel Wilfred and AAO Artistic Director Peter Knight. Renowned Korean jazz singer Sunny Kim is a lecturer at the University of Melbourne and a close collaborator of the Australian Art Orchestra (AAO). In this capacity, she has worked extensively with Yolngu song man Daniel Wilfred, also a long-time associate of the AAO. Preceding their performance in the AAO’s Hand to Earth concert on Sunday 23 Feb at Arts Centre Melbourne, Sunny and Daniel will sing together and speak about their shared experience, and how their collaboration has changed their lives.

In partnership with Australia Art Orchestra.

The Asia-Pacific Triennial of Performing Arts—or Asia TOPA—settles into MPavilion for an action-packed month-long residency from Thursday 20 February to Sunday 15 March. Each day of the residency, talented and multidisciplinary guests from Asia TOPA’s international roster of artists will give a lunchtime performance at MPavilion, from 12.30–1.30pm.

Asia TOPA is a joint initiative of the Sidney Myer Fund and Arts Centre Melbourne with support from the Australian and Victorian governments. With major seed funding from the Sidney Myer Fund, Arts Centre Melbourne has initiated a landmark collaboration with Melbourne’s community of culture makers and national arts leaders to introduce powerful new voices from Asia to our stages. Asia TOPA takes place from January to March 2020.

In collaboration with

Wominjeka (Welcome). We acknowledge the Yaluk-ut Weelam as the traditional custodians of the land on which we meet. Yaluk-ut Weelam means ‘people of the river camp’ and is connected with the coastal land at the head of Port Phillip Bay, extending from the Werribee River to Mordialloc. The Yaluk-ut Weelam are part of the Boon Wurrung, one of the five major language groups of the greater Kulin Nation. We pay our respects to the land, their ancestors and their elders—past, present and to the future.