photography: Shane Reid

Seeing Through Darkness 2020

Seeing Through Darkness is an exciting new work directed by Michelle Ryan. The work was an immersive experience within the Art Gallery of South Australia and is inspired by the works of French expressionist Georges Rouault.

The creative team includes: Geoff Cobham, one of Australia’s most celebrated lighting designers, Meg Wilson who also designed Restless’ award winning production Intimate Space and musicians Hilary Kleinig and Emily Tulloch, both previously part of the Zephyr Quartet.

It has to be said that never have the Restless dancers looked so good
Dance Australia
…this highly emotional and utterly superb performance left me delighted, but drained, and with a tear in my eye. It was marvellous.
Broadway World

[This] significant piece makes the strongest possible claim for the restoration of full funding to this nationally and internationally important ensemble.
The Advertiser

Seeing Through Darkness was presented in partnership with the Art Gallery of South Australia who mounted an exhibition of Rouault’s works. The performance took place within the gallery in the context of the exhibition.

View the performance here


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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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