Author Archives: Ruki D.

Asia TOPA 2020: Saigon

Asia TOPA is The Arts Centre Melbourne’s triennial multi-disciplinary arts extravaganza which explores the Asia-Pacific region’s best productions. In its second iteration, this year’s three month long cultural feast traverses the connection between contemporary Australia and its growing diaspora. Saigon, directed…

Asia TOPA 2020: Samsara

Asia TOPA is The Arts Centre Melbourne’s triennial multi-disciplinary arts extravaganza which explores the Asia-Pacific region’s best productions. In its second iteration, this year’s three month long cultural feast traverses the connection between contemporary Australia and its growing diaspora. Samsara,…

Asia TOPA 2020: Ryoji Ikeda & NONOTAK

Asia TOPA is The Arts Centre Melbourne’s triennial multi-disciplinary arts extravaganza which explores the Asia-Pacific region’s best productions. In its second iteration, this year’s three month long cultural feast traverses the connection between contemporary Australia and its growing diaspora. I…

The Planet A Lament: Asia TOPA

Asia TOPA is The Arts Centre Melbourne’s triennial multi-disciplinary arts extravaganza which explores the Asia-Pacific region’s best productions. In its second iteration, this year’s three month long cultural feast traverses the connection between contemporary Australia and its growing diaspora. The…

Elrow – Melbourne

Elrow, the world’s most colourful party, brought its talent to Melbourne for one incredibly immersive day shift. I came across Elrow two years ago by accident. I was at a festival, Electric Castle, situated in the northern reaches of Romania and…

Zoo Twilights 2020

Over several summer months the Melbourne Zoo is throwing open its gates for a twinkling twilight experience. The after dusk nature of the event enables you to enjoy the zoo in a totally different way. Your ticket provides you with…

NGV Friday Nights 2020

The NGV’s Friday Night sessions have been a welcome feature of the Melbourne arts scene for several years now. Each year the team’s curation of exhibition, music, dance, drinks and picnic makes for one of the finest Fridays that a…

Cirque Stratosphere

Cirque Stratosphere is a modern circus spectacular that aims to take you on a journey to the moon. The first thing that hits you as you enter the team’s orbit is the level of effort that has gone into the…

Red Spice Road’s New Digs

Tucked away in a breezy McKillop Street, the old Red Spice Road quickly became synonymous with South East Asian cuisine in Melbourne. Its broad menu caressed you on a journey through the region with specialty dishes and refined technique. After…

Underground Cinema: The Grand Budapest Hotel

Underground Cinema’s (UGC) immersive experiences are the type of event that we live for at The Plus Ones. Alternate worlds and immersive spaces where you are a part of the experience. This iteration of UGC, its final one for the…