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photography: Shane Reid

Intimate Space 2017

Intimate Space is a series of experiential site-specific solo and duet works of dance theatre presented within a hotel.

2017 Ruby Award
Arts Innovation and Enterprise

2017 Adelaide Critics Circle Award
Group Award (Professional Theatre)

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“Brilliant theatrical ideas don’t always translate into successful 
performance. Intimate Space does.”
– The Australian

“By turns tender and provocative, Intimate Space invites us to contemplate questions of public and private activity in a work that is insightful, touching and compelling.”
– Arts Hub

“Each vignette is a moving experience, some poignant, some comical but with a deeper meaning underneath…a remarkable work”
– Broadway Now

“Intimate Space is exquisite, daring, compelling, profound, thrilling, funny, cheeky and sweet.”
– The Advertiser

On this traveling adventure, a Hotel’s sophisticated bar and lush rooms with views are contrasted by the stark undertones of the nooks and crannies of its back-of-house operations. Guided by an evocative soundscape by Jason Sweeney, the physical conversation takes a similarly diverse journey. Guests witness a tender and cheeky duet in a private room then an urgent physical explosion in the laundry. All looks neat and tidy but what is going on behind the scenes of these emotional dance vignettes?

Presented in the transient spaces of a working hotel, unsuspecting guests unknowingly form the backdrop to the performance by going about their everyday business.

Challenging themes of visibility, authority, self-worth and relationships, the dancers ask you to uncover meaning in the delicately crafted movement. Both elegant and humorous, be surprised and enchanted by this exquisite performance experience.

The Restless dancers are charming, engaging and unique. The individuality of the artists is a major strength of the company. They may not fit the stereotypical dancer image but it is in their difference that you see their beauty and creativity. Audience members are surprised, perplexed and enchanted by the exquisite performance experience.


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