Theatre in the Asia-Pacific: Regional Culture in a Modern Global Context

Grant number: DP0986324 | Funding period: 2009 - 2013



This project contributes to Australian understandings of other countries in its region and promotes an Asia-literate society. Its focus on theatre and performance cultures of the Asia-Pacific deepens our understanding of the issues, both social and aesthetic, that characterise regional-specific responses to a shared global context. With its focus on innovative theatre and performance, that both conserve the region's rich cultural heritage and express its creativity, the project analyses recent trends in performing arts in the region. The outcomes will inform the academic community and future cultural policies of national organisations including Asialink and the Australia Council.

University of Melbourne Researchers