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issue no. 84






from the artistic director

Hello

Here we are at February already! Restless is prepared for another busy year in 2020 with a new major production, overseas collaborations and our fabulous workshop programs.
 
Thank you to Garry Stewart and all the ADT staff for organising the Bushfire Fundraising Event at the Odeon Theatre in Norwood on 31st January. It was wonderful for the Adelaide dance sector to have an opportunity to contribute towards recovery from these devastating fires. I was very proud of the performance of The Company dancers who all acquitted themselves brilliantly.
 
Roz Hervey (Restless Creative Producer) and myself are preparing to depart for Japan next week. We are attending TPAM, a performing arts meeting in Yokohama where we will be making contacts with Asian presenters.
 
We are starting a new regular feature in this newsletter: a profile of one of our dancers. We are beginning with Jianna Georgiou who has developed into such a accomplished performer with Restless. Jianna, Roz and I, along with Restless dancer Alexis Luke will be returning to Korea in April to attend a disability arts forum called: Connect2Abilities.
 
Later in the year we will be presenting my new work Seeing Through Darkness at the Art Gallery of SA. This is a response to the work of Expressionist painter Georges Rouault. The Gallery will mount an exhibition of his work for the Restless dancers to perform with. Another exciting new development for Restless.

Thank you.
Michelle Ryan Artistic Director
 

Restless Dancers at the ADT Bushfire Appeal Event. Front row: Michael Hodyl, Michael Noble, Middle row: Alexis Luke and Jianna Georgiou, Back: Chris Dyke.         Photography:  Roz Hervey

Restless at TPAM and APAM
 

Photography:  Satoshi Nishizawa

Performing Arts Meeting in Yokohama (TPAM) 8-17 Feb
TPAM is a space where performing arts professionals from around the world gather to exchange with each other through performance and meeting programs. Michelle and Roz will be gaining information, inspiration and network for Restless.
Established in 1995 as Tokyo Performing Arts Market, the event was moved in 2011 to the “Creative City” Yokohama. TPAM is internationally recognized as one of the most influential performing arts platforms in Asia.
 
Michelle and Roz will be talking with presenters about the possibilities of touring Restless works to the region and also forging relationships with international collaborators. The contacts made at performing arts markets like TPAM are vital for Restless to create ongoing paid work for its dancers. This is a long term strategy that we are pursuing. It can take years for these contacts to develop into touring opportunities and we are looking to start relationships with national and international presenters that will blossom over time.

Rewards For The Tribe development in UK May 2019. Photography: Freya Waterson

Australian Performing Arts Market (APAM) in Melbourne 24-28 Feb

The Australian Performing Arts Market is now spread over different venues and times throughout the year. One of the main events coincides with the Asia-TOPA Festival in Melbourne. Michelle, Roz and Restless Company Manager Nick Hughes will attend APAM. Restless and Chunky Move will together present a pitch of our collaboration with Candoco Dance Company: Rewards for the Tribe. This is a great opportunity to give national and international presenters a taste of this wonderful new work which the three companies are aiming to premiere in the UK in 2021 and to tour to Europe, Asia and Australia thereafter.

Photography:  Shane Reid

Dancer Profile
Jianna Georgiou

Jianna has been dancing with Restless for 14 years and has danced in 13 major productions for Restless including most recently in Intimate Space by Michelle Ryan and Zizanie directed by Meryl Tankard. She is taking a lead role in Seeing Through Darkness which will premiere in August. Her most recent major performance for Restless was in Intimate Space when it was presented at the Seoul Street Arts Festival in October 2019. She has also performed in all five Debut presentations and has made numerous appearances at once off events for the company.
At the start of 2019 Jianna was a founder member of the Company, the new Restless core performance group and has been training two days a week with leading trainer Larissa McGowan and other trainers since then.
In April 2020 Jianna will accompany Michelle and Roz (and fellow performer Alexis Luke) back to South Korea for Connect2Abilities, a disability arts symposium and workshop event in Seoul. Michelle will create an original duet for Jianna and Minsoo Kim – a Korean artist with disability. The duet will be premiered at Connect2Abilities.
Jianna has won numerous medals and trophies when competing at the Special Olympics in both gymnastics and swimming. She loves being in front of the camera and performing for live theatre. Jianna hopes to have a long career in the arts.

 

Restless Donor Circle
Preview Performance and Dinner

 
We have re-launched our Donor Circle which is now focusing on supporting Michelle’s new work at the Art Gallery of SA: Seeing Through Darkness. Members will be able to directly support and have an intimate connection to the development of this exciting new work. Members will also be invited to an exclusive dinner at Restless on 3rd April where they will see a private preview of the work and talk with Michelle and other creative artists about the process of creating the work.

People can join the Donor Circle at two levels:
Champions      $500
Visionaries      $1,000

To take your seat, please contact Julie Moralee on 0419 366 669 or julie@restlessdance.org.au
 
Save the Dates:
 
Friday 3rd April       The official Donor Circle dinner followed by Work-in-Development Preview at Restless Dance HQ

Thursday 6 August     Official Donor Circle performance followed by drinks in the members lounge, AGSA
 

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Photography:  Shane Reid

Seeing Through Darkness  
New work at Art Gallery of SA

 
Michelle is hard at work with the core Restless dancers preparing her new work Seeing Through Darkness which will be presented by six dancers at the Art Gallery of South Australia (AGSA) in August – September. The work will be an immersive experience in an art gallery setting inspired by the works of French Expressionist painter Georges Rouault.
 
The creative team will include Geoff Cobham, one of Australia’s most celebrated lighting designers and the Zephyr Quartet, Australia’s leading genre-defying explorers of dynamic cross-artform music focussed collaborations.
 
AGSA have a collection of Georges Rouault works. The dancers will perform within an exhibition of these which the gallery will mount especially for Restless. The audience will enter the world of Georges Rouault through a focused hallway of his work. The hallway will be divided into two corridors, an entry and an exit. The entry will feature his stunning charcoal works and the exit will showcase Rouault’s vibrant colour saturated works.
 
Michelle writes: “There are many facets that create the human experience. Some are vibrant flashes of joy and achievement while others are the lingering remains of pain and loss. But ultimately, what do we leave behind? There is an unusual beauty to the work of Georges Rouault. The imperfect form of the body and the troubled soul of the work, resonates with how people with disability can feel and be perceived.  Some may be confronted while others may see beauty and difference.”
 

 

RESTLESS WORKSHOPS
Restless runs two Open Access workshops which are open to anyone to attend.

Isi Drummond Sweeney and Bella Kobyashi  Photography: Shane Reid
 

Central Workshops
Open to anyone aged 15-26
Restless Dance Theatre presents a series of dance workshops, for people aged 15-26 years with and without disability
 
The workshops involve creating movement in a safe and fun environment where the participants’ ideas become dance.
No experience is necessary, just the desire to take part. Workshops are open to people with and without disability and are led by highly experienced tutors in an accessible space.
When: Tuesday nights 5.30 – 7.00pm
2020:  Term 1,  28th January – 7th April
Where: The Restless Studio, 195 Gilles St. Adelaide SA 5000
Cost:  $36.00 per session ($24 per hour)
NDIS Info: Restless Dance Theatre is not a registered Service Provider under the NDIS. However, self managed and plan managed NDIS participants are still able to use their NDIS funding to access our workshops. If you do not have NDIS funding please contact us for more information.
Please contact us if you would like information about the therapeutic benefits of engaging in creative activities.
For bookings and further information:
phone: Mikki Reichstein on 8212 8495 or email: mikki@restlessdance.org
Bookings are essential.
 

Links Workshops
Open to people with a disability aged 8 – 14 years
Restless Dance Theatre presents Links, a dance theatre workshop for 8-14 year olds.
The workshops involve creating movement in a safe and fun environment where the participants’ ideas become dance.
No experience is necessary, just the desire to take part. Workshops are open to people with and without disability and are led by highly experienced tutors in an accessible space.
When: 12.30-1.30pm Saturdays (during school terms)
2020: Term 1, 1st February – 4th April
Where: The Restless Studio, 195 Gilles Street, Adelaide SA 5000
Cost: $30.00 per session
NDIS Info: Restless Dance Theatre is not a registered Service Provider under the NDIS. However, self managed and plan managed NDIS participants are still able to use their NDIS funding to access our workshops. If you do not have NDIS funding please contact us for more information.
Please contact us if you would like information about the therapeutic benefits of engaging in creative activities.
For bookings and further information:
phone: Mikki Reichstein on 8212 8495 or email: mikki@restlessdance.org
Bookings are essential.

 

Rest With Restless

Dana Nance. Photography: Shane Reid

Why not leave Restless a Bequest?

Making a bequest in your Will is a thoughtful way to ensure that the vital work of Restless Dance Theatre continues into the future. To request information or discuss the steps involved in making a bequest, please contact Nick Hughes, Company Manager, via email nick@restlessdance.org or phone him on 08 8212 8495.
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