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.

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

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


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

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


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