Guttered - restless Dance






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 amongst the action, eavesdropping on intimate exchanges, barracking and getting involved in the game makes for massive, paradigm-shifting fun. Witness fights, love duets, get showered with popcorn, maybe have a shot yourself and face glory or shame. It’s a surprisingly emotional experience with a message to take home.

Guttered reassembles the entire Intimate Space creative team, directed by the recipient of the 2020 Australia Council Dance Award, Restless Artistic Director Michelle Ryan.

“Michelle Ryan has slowly and steadily developed both the artistic and the
physical capacity of the company…to this nationally and internationally
important ensemble.” – The Advertiser

“The accomplishments of the company under Ryan’s direction are
astonishing.” – Dance Australia



Director Michelle Ryan 

Assistant Director Josephine Fitzgerald 

Music Soundscape Jason Sweeney 

Lighting Designer Geoff Cobham 

Designer Meg Wilson

Rehearsal Director Larissa McGowan

Creative Producer Roz Hervey


CAST & CREW Sydney Festival 2023 Season

Darcy Carpenter, Jianna Georgiou, Michael Hodyl, Madalene Macera, Michael Noble, Rowan Rossi, Charlie Wilkins.

Front of House Performer Ashton Malcolm

Understudy  Zoe Gay 

Production Manager/Stage Manager Françoise Piron

Technical Manager Johnathon Edwards


CAST Brisbane Festival 2022 Season

Darcy Carpenter, Jianna Georgiou, Michael Hodyl, Alexis Luke, Madelene Macera, Rowan Rossi, Charlie Wilkins.

FOH Performer Ashton Malcolm


Michael Noble


CAST Adelaide Festival 2021 Season

Kathryn Adams, Jianna Georgiou, Michael Hodyl, Alexis Luke, Michael Noble, Charlie Wilkins.

FOH Performer Ashton Malcolm

Duration: 60mins
Age Suitability: All ages
Educator Notes: Education Resource
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