Counterpoise

Counterpoise, an international collaboration with Korean and Australian artists. Counterpoise traverses’ continents to bring together an exciting creative team. Restless Dance Theatre’s award-winning Artistic Director Michelle Ryan, 29Dong Dance Theater’s, Artistic Director Sunyoung Lee and the Korean Music Project’s Composer and Producer Sngkn Kim, and 8 dancers with and without disability to create a distinct dance theatre work. With so many opportunities for connection and exposure to different cultures, our separate identities have started to blur at the boundaries. The ease in ...

Photo by Shane Reid

Photo by Shane Reid

Photo by Shane Reid

Exposed

Exposed explores the intimacies that constitute our lives, our actions, our thoughts, our traumas, our desires, our failures. Directed by Michelle Ryan, Exposed reunites the successful Seeing Through Darkness team. The work explores vulnerability, uncertainty and risk. In Exposed, the breath is a metaphor for feeling threatened or safe, agitated or calm. The sonic possibilities of breath will be explored as part of the audio and soundscape. "It is only when we let ourselves be vulnerable - exposed - that people can see who we really are. When we share our full humanity - flaws, beauty, stren...

Guttered - restless Dance

Photo by Shane Reid

Two people stand against a pitch black background and in direct lights with their eyes closed, cradling each other's faces.

Photo by Shane Reid

Guttered - Restless Dance

Photo by Shane Reid

Guttered

The glory of risk, the thrill of the game. When did you last go bowling? Are you a little rusty? Perhaps a beginner? How would you feel if gutter guards and ramps were installed in advance to prevent any possibility of your failing to hit the pins? Well intentioned “help” that smothers potential growth is something people with disability encounter all too often. Denial of the dignity of risk is one of many themes playfully explored in this witty and intelligent new work. You enter, take in the unmistakable vibe, grab your shoes, maybe some chips then go and find your team. Sitting right ...

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Photo by Matt Byrne

Photo by Matt Byrne

Our Dancers - Restless Dance

Photo by Matt Byrne

Photo by Matt Byrne

Seeing Through Darkness

"It has to be said that never have the Restless dancers looked so good Dance Australia ...this highly emotional and utterly superb performance left me delighted, but drained, and with a tear in my eye. It was marvellous." - Broadway World "[This] significant piece makes the strongest possible claim for the restoration of full funding to this nationally and internationally important ensemble." - The Advertiser Seeing Through Darkness is an exciting new work directed by Michelle Ryan. The work was an immersive experience within the Art Gallery of South Australia and is inspired by the wor...

ECOUTE POUR VOIR / LISTEN TO SEE

I can hear you

ECOUTE POUR VOIR / LISTEN TO SEE

I can hear you

ECOUTE POUR VOIR / LISTEN TO SEE

I can hear you

Ecoute Pour Voir / Listen to See

“Sometimes the simplest ideas are the most surprising.” MOONEY ON THEATRE Ecoute Pour Voir – Listen to See One duet and five-seven solos, scattered in space and dancing simultaneously. Equipped with headphones and an MP3 player, one dancer and one audience member share a three-minute choreographic exchange. Audience members can experience different intimate performances by moving from one dancer to another, but they can also enjoy the totality of a shifting and dynamic ensemble from a distance. Collaborating companies Danse Carpe Diem / Emmanuel Jouthe - Montreal Maï(g)wenn et ...

ECOUTE POUR VOIR / LISTEN TO SEE

I can hear you

ECOUTE POUR VOIR / LISTEN TO SEE

I can hear you

ECOUTE POUR VOIR / LISTEN TO SEE

I can hear you

Ecoute Pour Voir

One duet and seven solos, scattered in space and dancing simultaneously. Equipped with headphones and an MP3 player, one dancer and one audience member share a three- minute choreographic exchange. Audience members can experience different intimate performances by moving from one dancer to another, but can also enjoy the totality of a shifting and dynamic ensemble from a distance. ECOUTE POUR VOIR/LISTEN TO SEE, a choreographic concept developed by Emmanuel Jouthe. Choreographic artwork by Emmanuel Jouthe/Danse Carpe Diem in collaboration with the dancers. A co- creatio...

Photos by Jeff Busby

Photos by Jeff Busby

Photos by Jeff Busby

Rewards for the Tribe

For millennia, artists have strived to articulate the human experience in divine forms. Images of ‘perfection’ are everywhere. But we live in an imperfect world full of unpredictability and wonky angles. In Rewards for the Tribe, two of Australia’s most influential and innovative dance companies Chunky Move and Restless Dance Theatre, collaborate for the first time. Together they ask, “is there such a thing as utopia by design?” Five dancers, with and without disability, wrestle with the archetypes of divine geometry laid out by the Old Masters. Together they bend, crumple and reor...

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Photo by Shane Reid

Photo by Shane Reid

Photo by Shane Reid

Intimate Space

“Innovative, potent, bold and beautiful, Intimate Space is an extraordinary and highly entertaining experience.” – Limelight Magazine, ★★★★★ "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 remarkabl...

ECOUTE POUR VOIR / LISTEN TO SEE

restless double bill

An imitate performance of Restless' award-winning works, Seeing Through Darkness and Ecoute Pour Voir (Listen To See). “A show that makes the heart sing.” - InDaily Seeing Through Darkness An evocative and uplifting dance work directed by Michelle Ryan and inspired by the works of Georges Rouault. Following the performance there is an immersive lighting experience for all ages to enjoy. Écoute Pour Voir Experience this captivating dance performance, seven artists, scattered in space and dancing simultaneously. + Michelle’s Story A special scree...


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