Michael Hodyl

Michael joined Restless in 2013, and in 2017 he joined the Restless Tutor Team. Michael made his professional debut in a film clip for the band, The Audreys which was released in 2014. In 2015 he continued his work on the screen in To Look Away, a short film by Sophie Hyde in collaboration with Restless Dance Theatre. Michael has performed in Lorcan Hopper’s Debut 4 production of The Elements; In the Balance (2014) directed by Michelle Ryan; Touched (2015) by Michelle Ryan; A Mysterious Lake (2016) by Jianna Georgiou for Debut 5: the Dancers Direct.

In 2019 Michael performed in Zizanie, directed by acclaimed choreographer Meryl Tankard, he also toured with Restless to perform in Intimate Space for the 2019 Seoul Street Arts Festival. In 2020 Michael performed in Seeing Through Darkness at the Adelaide Gallery of SA and his solo Ricky & Me for Australian Dance Theatre’s The World’s Smallest Stage. Michael was a key performer in the Adelaide Festival world premiere season of Guttered by Michelle Ryan.

2021 Michael performed in the digital work Seeing Through Darkness, filmed by local videographer Matt Byrne. This digital work was internationally presented as part of the International Hong Kong Arts Festival, No Limits and the Belfast Children’s Festival, Ireland. Michael also performed in the digital collaboration of Counterpoise presented in OzAsia Festival and screens Seoul at the Beyond Area 21 festival.

In 2022 Michael performed Ecoute Pour Voir at Adelaide’s WOMADelaide festival, the premiere performance of Exposed, A Date With Restless regional SA tour and the premiere of Rewards For The Tribe, a collaboration with Chunky Move. Michael was also featured on ‘The Life of a Dancer’ for ABC.

2024 started off with the premiere of Private View Adelaide Festival. Michael travelled to Singapore and performed Ecoute Pour Voir | Listen to See in Esplanade Festival.


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