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 ...

Shifting Perspectives

Lighting has been an integral part of recent Restless work. In 2020 our work Seeing Through Darkness was part show/part lighting installation. In this new work Shifting Perspectives light artist Matthew Adey from House of Vnholy and Michelle will explore light and reflection to create a new innovative installation and dance theatre work. "I am interested in how mirrors reflect and distort the human form and the trickery of light and reflection. The moving mirrors will enable the dancers to control what the audience see and challenge the audience’s viewpoint. Shifting Perspecti...

Private View

4 Rooms, 4 Diverse Experiences, a new work directed by Michelle Ryan. Audiences will peep through holes in the wall or glimpse a scene through gauze. The ‘fly on the wall experience’ will give audiences a glimpse into the Restless dancer’s private worlds revealing their romantic dreams and hidden desires. In this environment the dancers become subjects; seemingly unaware of the attention, they do and say what is truly on their mind. Audiences are invited to be voyeurs, privy to intimate scenes that twist their attitudes around sexuality and disability. “Prejudices still surround the...


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