Restless has returned from a sold-out season of Intimate Space at the internationally acclaimed Seoul Street Arts Festival. The production brought together 4 Korean artists with disability and two key Korean coordinators along with a touring party of 17 from Restless to celebrate diversity and cultural collaboration on the world stage.
Festival audiences attending Intimate Space were resolutely engaged with the honest, emotionally surprising vignettes presented in unexpected places throughout the New Seoul Hotel.
The Company has recently completed a very exciting Creative Development of Rewards for the Tribe directed by Chunky Move Artistic Director Antony Hamilton. The work is a three way collaboration with Candoco Dance Company in the UK and Chunky Move in Melbourne.
Zizanie a hit at the Adelaide Festival!
Restless premieried Zizanie directed by Meryl Tankard in the Space Theatre to critical acclaim:
Restless have been invited to perform an original dance sequence for an Adelaide Film Festival event with a difference! Michelle Ryan has worked with a team of 12 dancers to create the sequence for Creating the Spectacle.
Adelaide Aquatic Centre will play host to a live performance art event like nothing ever seen in Australia. As the centrepiece of the 2018 Adelaide Film Festival, acclaimed UK multimedia, performance and installation artist Sue Austin will team up with Restless to stage the southern hemisphere premiere of Creating the Spectacle.
Austin invented a world-first, self-propelled underwater wheelchair for the underwater, live-art and film event. Viewers are able to watch the performance underwater in scuba gear or poolside via a video screen. Held over two nights from October 18. Tickets are available at adelaidefilmfestival.org
We are thrilled that the presentation of Intimate Space on the Gold Coast as part of the Bleach* Festival and Festival 2018 has been nominated as Best Dance Work in the 2018 Helpmann Awards.
The nominated productions are:
Intimate Space – Restless Dance Theatre in association with Bleach* Festival and Festival 2018
One Flat Thing, Reproduced – STRUT Dance
Bennelong – Bangarra Dance Theatre
Mozart Airborne – Expressions Dance Company, Opera Queensland and QPAC
We are delighted to announce that Creative Partnerships Australia will match our next donations drive dollar for dollar up to a total of $50,000 through their Plus1 matched funding program. AND we have added a special twist to the donations drive which will see your donation matched twice over so that every dollar you donate turns into four dollars for Restless! More details about this double decker Magic Pudding shortly…
Meryl Tankard and Regis Lansac have returned to Restless during October for a further 2 week development of Zizanie – new touring work. Zizanie is a French word that means mischief or chaos. Stirring up trouble. Mess around, mess about. It also means “weed”. But weeds are just flowers in the wrong garden.