past shows

photography: Seoul Street Arts Festival

Intimate Space 2019

Intimate Space was remounted at the Seoul Street Arts Festival in South Korea in October 2019. The production was presented in the New Seoul Hotel. The season was again sold out. This was the company’s first major overseas festival performance.

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photography: REGIS LANSAC

Zizanie 2018

Zizanie was a hit at the Adelaide Festival!

Restless premieried Zizanie directed by Meryl Tankard in the Space Theatre to critical acclaim:

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photography: Natalie Rapisarda

Intimate Space 2018

Intimate Space was remounted at the *Bleach Festival as part of Festival 18 – the Commonwealth Games Arts and Cultural Program. The production was presented in the Hilton Surfers Paradise hotel. The season was again sold out.

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photography: Shane Reid

Creating The Spectacle 2018

Restless Dance was commissioned by the Adelaide Film Festival to develop a 10 minute introductory dance sequence for Creating the Spectacle, a work featuring UK artist Sue Austin performing in her adapted underwater wheelchair. The work was performed over two nights at the North Adelaide Aquatic Centre.

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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 Winner!
Arts Innovation and Enterprise
2017 Adelaide Critics Circle Award Winner!
Group Award (Professional Theatre)

restless logo-whiteHelpman 2018

“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

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Debut 5 - the dancers direct 2016

Restless Dance Theatre presented debut 5: the dancers direct, a season of five stunning and diverse short works of dance theatre directed by dancers from the restless Youth and Senior ensembles.

Integrating dancers with and without disability, debut 5: the dancers direct showcased the new wave of “makers” within the  Youth and Senior ensembles. Working under the guidance of professional mentors, the emerging directors unleashed their individual choreographic voices.

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photography: Shane Reid. L to R: Jesse Rochow & Jianna Georgiou

June 2016 - In The Balance

In The Balance was presented as part of the Adelaide Cabaret Festival at the Dunstan Playhouse with The Audreys playing live.

In the Balance explored the intricacies of how people behave and interact at a party.

We stumble, bounce and back flip on the awkward jorneys we make to become who we are. We are in the balance and realise our dreams when we party on the dance floor with a no fear attitude.

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photography: Andy Rasheed. L to R: Chris Dyke and Lorcan Hopper

Touched 2015

Touched was developed by the dancers of the Youth Ensemble working with Artistic Director Michelle Ryan. Touched was presented in November 2015 at the Odeon Theatre in Norwood as part of a double bill called Naturally.

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photography: Andy Rasheed. L to R: Kym Mackenzie and Dana Nance

What's a nice girl like you doing in a place like this? 2015

What’s a Nice Girl Like You Doing in a Place Like This? was the first major work by the new Restless Senior Ensemble. The Senior Ensemble was founded in 2012 and it’s members have all been in past Youth Ensemble productions.

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photography: Shane Reid. L to R: Andrew Pandos and Jesse Rochow

Naturally 2015

Naturally – was a double bill of:


directed by Michelle Ryan with the Youth Ensemble

What’s a nice girl like you doing in a place like this?

directed by Emma Stokes with the Senior Ensemble both works grow out of the interests and concerns of the participants and spring from the work that they have been exploring around relationships.

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