Asia TOPA Takeover: Under the Volcano–The Making of Metal

  • 2020-02-27 12:30 pm 2020-02-27 1:30 pm Australia/Melbourne Asia TOPA Takeover: Under the Volcano–The Making of Metal MPavilion MPAVILION



Choreographer Lucy Guerin (Melbourne) and composer Robi Rusdiana (Bandung) share insights into the process of making Metal, an unexpected creative collision between Australian contemporary dance and an Indonesian heavy metal choir. The conversation is accompanied by a live excerpt of Metal performed by Ensemble Tikoro (Bandung). Metal is part of Asia TOPA showing from 24 – 27 February at Arts Centre Melbourne.

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.

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