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 Perspectives will be an immersive experience that asks the audience to contemplate how a stationary body can become a moving body and vice versa. Playing with perception this work will turn reality upside down.” – Michelle Ryan, Artistic Director.

Michelle Ryan (Director)
Matthew Adey – House of Vnholy (Concept and Lighting Design)
Sascha Budimski (Sound Design)
Renate Henschke (Costume Design)
Larissa McGowan (Assistant Director)
Josephine Fitzgerald (Assistant Director)
Roz Hervey (Creative Producer)

Darcy Carpenter (Dancer)
Jianna Georgiou (Dancer)
Michael Hodyl (Dancer)
Bhodi Hudson (Dancer)
Alexis Luke (Dancer)
Madalene Macera (Dancer)
Michael Noble (Dancer)
Charlie Wilkins (Dancer)
Astrid Pill (Front of House Performer)


Information for Presenters

Shifting Perspectives is made possible by James Darling and Lesley Forwood, the Restless Donor Circle, Australian Council for the Arts, Arts South Australia, and the BankSA Foundation.


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