Dancehouse stands on what always was and always will be Aboriginal land. We pay our respects to the traditional owners of this land, the Wurundjeri peoples of the Kulin Nation, to their Elders past and present, and acknowledge that sovereignty was never ceded.


Dancehouse and AsiaTOPA

Through a long term partnership with AsiaTOPA, and with the generous support of the Sidney Myer Fund and Arts Centre Melbourne, in both 2020 and 2017, Dancehouse presented programs of dance centering on artists and practices connected to the Asia-Pacific region.

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2020 Dancehouse AsiaTOPA Program 

Dancehouse’s 2020 program focused on Japan.  It included Japanese National Treasure, the ‘Nijinsky of butoh,’ Akira Kasai and his critically acclaimed work, Pollen Revolution; the phenomenal enfant terrible Takao Kawaguchi; and exceptional emerging choreographer Ruri Mito.

2017 Dancehouse AsiaTOPA Program

Curated in collaboration with How Ngean Lim, Dancehouse’s program presented one performance season, several masterclasses and roundtable panels with local and international Asian contemporary performers.  They included:  Priya Srivinasan, Eisa Jocson, Takao Kawaguchi, Anna Kuroda, Eko Supriyanto and Pichet Klunchun.


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