VINCENT CROWLEY MASTERCLASS
May 6th, 2013
Getting Started: Methods for developing physical material in devised theatre and dance.
Making art is a beautiful struggle but what exactly do you struggle against?
Using task based improvisation to explore ways of kick starting the creative process. This one-day workshop with Vincent Crowley explores the idea of working with constraints and within limitations to set the imagination free.
Where: The Restless Studio, 234a Sturt Street, Adelaide (enter off Arthur Street)
When: 10.00am – 4.00pm, Sunday 12th May 2013
Duration: 6 hours, including lunch break.
For: Experienced dancers, professional emerging and mature-age dance and physical theatre practitioners and actors with movement experience.
Cost: $60 Full Price
$50 Concession & Members/students of Ausdance SA, Tutti, Company@ and No Strings Attached
$30 Restless Dance Theatre participants
Bookings: Restless Dance Theatre requires all participants to make an expression of interest through email or telephone by Thursday 9th May to secure your place on the Masterclass.
Contact: Lyn Wagstaff, Restless Dance Theatre –
Email: firstname.lastname@example.org Phone: (08) 8212 8495
BOOKINGS ARE ESSENTIAL!
FROM THE GROUND UP
February 27th, 2013
Since July last year Restless has been doing a long term residency entitled From The Ground Up at the Riverland Special School in Berri. The project was an excellent partnership with Riverland Youth Theatre and culminated in a brilliant performance of The Memory Keeper at the Chaffey Theatre in Renmark on Monday 25th March.
Everyone worked well together to deliver an hour long performance by the Riverland Special School. The success of the project was evident from the rapturous applause from the audience of over 200. More significant was the atmosphere in the foyer afterwards as the performers entered the space to be greeted by friends and family. The sense of pride from the families and from the performers themselves was astonishing.
There was glowing praise for our facilitators lead by Emma Stokes who was very ably assisted by: Alison Currie (in 2011) Jo Naumann (2012) Lorcan Hopper, Matt Shilcock from Restless and Karen Kruger from Riverland Youth Theatre. Local teacher Nic Tubb also did a brilliant job running a digital component of the project which allowed the students to produce some beautiful and quirky images.
Thanks must also go to Olivia Allen, Artistic Director of Riverland Youth Theatre who supported the project throughout, as did Richard Seidel of Country Arts SA and also to the teaching staff at the school.
Restless is exploring ways to keep supporting Riverland Youth Theatre to keep working with the students.
From The Ground Up was funded through the Australia Council’s Creative Education Partnerships – Artists in Residence Initiative which operates in partnership with Arts SA and the SA Education Department. The project was also strongly supported by Country Arts SA.
For more information contact Restless Dance Theatre on (08) 8212 8495.
Photo by Nic Tubb
NEW SENIOR ENSEMBLE
February 27th, 2013
For many years Restless has been a youth company with Youth Ensemble members aged between 15 and 26. Once participants reach 27 they have to leave. Whilst this makes room for the Youth Ensemble to be refreshed with new, younger members, it means that Restless regularly loses experienced and excellent dancers. So we are starting a new Senior Ensemble, open to anyone who has been in a Youth Ensemble performance in the past. The Senior Ensemble will start meeting on Monday nights beginning in Term 2 2013. The Ensemble will be led by Jo Stone.
For more information contact Restless Dance Theatre on (08) 8212 8495.
New Artistic Director for Restless!
December 3rd, 2012
Restless Dance Theatre is delighted to announce the appointment of Michelle Ryan as Artistic Director. Michelle is an arts practitioner with over twenty years experience in the areas of film, performance, choreography and administration.
Michelle worked for Queensland Arts Council before joining Meryl Tankard in Canberra and Adelaide (Meryl Tankard’s Australian Dance Theatre). She was a performer with Tankard for 7 ½ years followed by projects in Europe as Tankard’s assistant. Projects included the Andrew Lloyd Webber West End Production, The Beautiful Game and remounting works in Portugal and Sweden. On returning to Australia, Michelle was a founding member of Splintergroup. She was the Associate Artist and Rehearsal Director for lawn, roadkill and underneath. From 2005 – 2010 Michelle worked at Dancenorth in various capacities including Artistic Manager, Rehearsal Director, Choreographer and Assistant Producer.
In 2009 Michelle created the dance film Nerve Ending that has been screened nationally and internationally and in 2010 created Four Short Films About Juanita. In 2010 Michelle joined National Disability Services Queensland and in 2011 Michelle performed in the Brisbane Festival season of Out of Context for Pina by Les Ballet C de la B as the guest artist. She recently performed in Take Up Thy Bed and Walk by Gaelle Mellis and is working with Torque Show on the new production Intimacy.
She is currently a member of the Dance Board of the Australia Council.
Michelle Ryan – Image by Ashley Roach
“We are delighted and honoured to have an artist of Michelle’s capacity, intelligence and sensitivity at the helm of Restless”, said Nick Hughes , CEO. Michelle will take up the position at Restless in mid January.
View Michelle’s Films:
Four Short Films About Juanita
Howling Like A Wolf Award Nomination
November 21st, 2012
Howling Like A Wolf, the highly successful last production by the Restless Youth Ensemble, has been nominated for an award by the Adelaide Critics Circle. The category is: Performing Arts: Group Award for Excellence. The Awards presentation will be on Monday 3rd December at 6pm at Higher Ground. All Restless supporters are encouraged to attend.
See the backstage three videos here: 1 2 3
Photographer: Shane Reid
Howling Like a Wolf Soundtrack
September 18th, 2012
The soundtrack to Howling Like a Wolf is available on Bandcamp. You can listen below, or click this link to listen on Bandcamp.
Howling Like a Wolf
September 5th, 2012
HOWLING LIKE A WOLF a huge success! Great critical acclaim for the latest Restless show:
Howling like a wolf… simply knocks your socks off The Advertiser – Download Full Review: The Advertiser HLAW review 15 Aug
Howling Like a Wolf is a marvellous and, dare I say it, magical piece of physical theatre. Marginalia – Download Full Review: Marginalia Review
Howling Like a Wolf, is invariably interesting and by turns strange, funny, inscrutable, touching and powerful. The Australian – Download Full Review: Weekend Australian pick of the week 15 Aug
Director: Zoë Barry
Designer: Geoff Cobham
Sound and Music: Jed Palmer
Dramaturg: Kate Sulan
Costumes: Mariot Kerr
AV & Digital Media: Chris Petridis, Adam Synnott
Performers: The Restless Dance Theatre Youth Ensemble with guests from Company@, Tutti Inc. and No Strings Attached Theatre of Disability
Howling Like a Wolf. Photographer: Shane Reid
Roz Hervey appointed as Artistic Manager
July 4th, 2012
Highly respected, Adelaide based, dance artist Roz Hervey has agreed to assist Restless in the role of Artistic Manager. Roz will provide a guiding hand and advice while the company takes stock. Restless will advertise the position of Artistic Director later in the year.
Roz is a dance graduate of the Centre for Performing Arts. Over the last 28 years she has worked for numerous dance, dance theatre and theatre companies including; One Extra Company, Sydney Front, Dance North, Theatre of Image, Sue Healey, Meryl Tankard Co, DV8, Force Majeure, Brink Theatre Co, Slingsby and Patch Theatre Co. With these companies she has toured extensively throughout Australia, Europe and South East Asia. In 2002 she won the Ausdance Outstanding performance by a female dancer award for her performance in Force Majeure’s Same same but Different.
She has taught physical theatre for numerous performing arts colleges and youth theatre companies, including Urban Myth Youth Theatre Company, Cirkidz, AC Arts and Flinders Drama Centre. In the last 12 years she has also worked as an event co-ordinator for Adelaide Festival 2000, Comeout 2001 Opening and Parade, SA day 1999, Bundaleer Sunday Walks 2003, Comeout 05 Opening and Adelaide Fringe Parade 2012.
PHILIP CHANNELLS RESIGNS AS RESTLESS ARTISTIC DIRECTOR
June 20th, 2012
“After much consideration I have decided to move on from Restless Dance Theatre. For the past three years Restless has provided me with a wonderful opportunity to work with amazing dancers and artistic collaborators within the Australian arts community and beyond. I wish to now further my vision and explore the possibilities offered by the dance sector in Australia and abroad.” Philip Channells
“The Board of Restless wish to thank Philip for his contribution to Restless Dance Theatre’s work and to the Restless community generally over the past 3 years and to wish him all the very best in his new venture. The Board will shortly announce its intentions regarding a replacement Artistic Director.” Jayne Boase, Chair, Restless Dance Theatre Inc.
Life In Movement
April 12th, 2012
Thursday 12th April sees the national cinema release of Life in Movement, the very moving film about the life and work of choreographer Tanja Liedtke who was tragically killed in an accident shortly after being appointed Artistic Director of Sydney Dance Company in 2007.
Life in Movement has been made by Sophie Hyde and Bryan Mason of Closer Productions. Restless has worked closely with Sophie and Bryan for the last seven years and in 2009 they teamed up with us to make the multi award winning Necessary Games films.
Life in Movement is another brilliant film from Closer Productions and Restless urges all of its supporters to go and see this heartfelt account of Tanja Liedtke’s fascinating energy and her highly original approach to dance.
Life in Movement will be screening at the Palace Nova, check their listings for session times. You’ll be sorry if you miss it!