The Red Detachment of Women

Asia TOPA Review: The Red Detachment of Women is visually spectacular, but politically controversial.

February 19, 2017

It’s not every night you go to the theatre to see a show and arrive at a protest. Well, that’s exactly what we encountered on the opening night of a very politically charged ballet work called The Red Detachment of Women. It’s important to understand why there is a backlash to such a show and perhaps […]

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We speak to Creative Director of Asia TOPA Stephen Armstrong in the lead up to the 2017 festival

February 9, 2017

In the lead up to one of Melbourne’s most distinguished cultural festivals Asia TOPA, we had an in-depth chat with Creative Director Stephen Armstrong about the significance of such a curation of work and one show in particular, The Red Detachment of Women. What is the idea behind Asia TOPA? There are so many amazing creators and […]

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