Home

A place that feels good to leave. A place that feels even better to come back to. Is there any one place more important than our home? For young children, their home is their world, but as they venture out into the wider world, they discover that not everyone’s home, nor indeed the people within it, are alike. Wondrous, inclusive, bold. Home delves into questions around difference whilst celebrating diversity in a unique Patch Theatre and Restless Dance Theatre collaboration. Bringing together the renowned child-centred design lead approach of Patch and the unique personalities and devisi...

Exposed

Exposed explores the intimacies that constitute our lives, our actions, our thoughts, our traumas, our desires, our failures. Michelle Ryan says, I recently had an experience as a person living with disability where I was made to feel very vulnerable in the public space. I felt overwhelmed with fear and distress at the lack of empathy shown. I initially showed my vulnerability but quickly realised the situation required me to show strength. What happens when your usual defences are challenged? Do you stay and fight? What’s your fallback? It is only when we let ourselves be vulnerable -...

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Correlation

Correlation; a mutual relationship or connection between two or more things. Correlation will bring together an exciting creative team including, Michelle Ryan, Sngkn Kim, a Korean Composer, and 8 dancers with and without disability from Korea and Restless. Restless will work closely with Light Sound Friends (LSF), an international cultural and arts organisation for the disabled, and Korean Music Project, a project-based music company across all areas of the project Restless is excited by the global collaboration melding two distinctive cultures and organisations together. We see the dynamic ...

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Rewards for the Tribe

Rewards for the Tribe is an ambitious collaborative dance work for performers with and without disability by Chunky Move (Melbourne) and Restless Dance Theatre (Adelaide). Rewards for the Tribe plays off notions of idealism in art history, asking, Is there such a thing as a utopia by design? Mondrian’s 20th-century minimalist Colour Composition Series and Da Vinci’s Vitruvian Man represent different moments of epiphany in art. In their own way, each represents a utopian ideal that places perfect geometry as a symbol of the divine, channelled through human creativity and intellect. But thi...