Former ILBIJERRI Theatre Company Executive Producer Simeon Moran has been announced as the Executive Producer of Asia TOPA: Asia-Pacific Triennial of Performing Arts in 2020. Created by Arts Centre Melbourne and presented by a consortium of Melbourne’s leading cultural institutions, Asia TOPA: Asia-Pacific Triennial of Performing Arts, is a festival-style celebration of Asian-focused performance and culture, from the hottest contemporary performance to the boldly iconic and sublimely classical.
Simeon Moran is an experienced creative producer and arts leader who is committed to supporting innovative arts practice, particularly in cross-cultural and collaborative contexts. He comes to Asia TOPA fresh from a one year sabbatical travelling remote Australia in a 4WD with his family. About his appointment, Simeon says:
I am really thrilled to be joining the Asia TOPA team and getting the opportunity to work with the festival artists, consortium, and partners. It will be an honour to support the vital work of Asia TOPA in building artist led contemporary dialogue and creative cultural exchange within our region.
Asia TOPA 2020 will further position Melbourne firmly on the Asia-Pacific cultural map in terms of innovation, new ways of working and exciting inter-cultural commissions and collaborations. The team have already joined international cohorts including the West Kowloon Cultural Authority (Hong Kong), the Singapore Festival, TPAM (Tokyo), The Esplanade (Singapore), and the Museum of Modern and Contemporary Art (South Korea) in planning and developing creative repertoire for 21st century audiences.
Further details about Asia TOPA’s 2020 programming will be released in 2019.