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issue no. 70
Ruby Award | Adelaide Critics Circle Awards | Glenside Lions Scholarships | Funding Successes | Rest with Restless

from the artistic director
I am delighted to tell you that Intimate Space won a Ruby Award for Restless at the awards ceremony on Saturday night. Intimate Space won in the Arts Innovation and Enterprise category and it was also shortlisted in the Best Work category. We are stoked! What a brilliant way for the company to round off a hugely successful year.

We congratulate all the other winners and all the other companies and artists who were shortlisted. The high calibre of all the works is testament to the quality of work being made in South Australia.
And Intimate Space is also shortlisted for the The Adelaide Critics Circle 2017 Group Award. See below for details.
I’d like to take this opportunity to wish all our brilliant supporters and artists a wonderful Christmas and New Year. I am sure that 2018 will be an even bigger year for the company than 2017 has been.

We will be having a donations drive called Restless Goes Global in early 2018 and we will let you know how you can support our work in the next edition of the Restless Wrap

Thank you so much.
Michelle Ryan Artistic Director


Ruby Award

Roz Hervey, Michelle Ryan and Josie Were with the Ruby Award. Photography: Andre Castellucci
Arts Innovation and Enterprise
The Arts South Australia describes the Restless win as follows:
“Restless Dance Theatre was honoured for its show Intimate Space, an immersive dance theatre performance staged inside the Hilton Adelaide with an ensemble of disabled and non-disabled performers. A first for any company working with people with disability, this poignant and often humorous show led audience members on a travelling adventure through the hotel’s bar, rooms, and back of house operations in what was one of the critically-acclaimed sell-out hits of the 2017 Adelaide Festival

The other nominees short listed for Arts Innovation and Enterprise were:

  • Backbone – Gravity & Other Myths
  • Slingsby’s Market Development and Giving Circles – Slingsby Theatre
  • 19 Weeks – Tiffany Lyndall Knight, Emily Steel, Daisy Brown and Mario Späte

Intimate Space was also shortlisted for the Best Work award which went to the Adelaide Festival for SAUL – the opera directed by Barry Kosky. The other nominees short listed for Best Work were:

  • The Secret River – Adelaide Festival and State Theatre Company SA
  • 19 Weeks – Tiffany Lyndall Knight, Emily Steel, Daisy Brown and Mario Späte
  • Rumpelstiltskin – Windmill Theatre Co and State Theatre Company SA

Adelaide Critics Circle

Adelaide Critics Circle

Adelaide Critics Circle Awards

The Adelaide Critics Circle has announced the shortlist for its 21st Annual Awards in 2017.

Intimate Space has been shortlisted for the Group Award. The shortlisted productions are:

  • Gravity and Other Myths – Backbone
  • Restless Dance Theatre – Intimate Space
  • Zephyr Quartet Fairweather (OzAsia), Music in Anticlockwise, and body of work in 2017

The full shortlist for all the Adelaide Critic Circle Awards can be seen HERE

The award ceremony, which is a free event, open to the public, will be held at Holden Street Theatres (34 Holden Street, Hindmarsh) on Monday the 11th of December at 6.00pm.

Glenside Lions Scholarships

Six Recipients
Six members from the Restless Youth Ensemble and Senior Workshop will receive a Glenside Lions Scholarship in 2018. The scholarships are provided to assist with some of the costs of being involved with Restless such as: workshop fees, travel costs or rehearsal clothing.

Restless and the six recipients are very grateful for this thoughtful generosity by the members of the Lions Club of Glenside.

Funding Success

Ashton Malcolm greets Roz Hervey at the start of Intimate Space  Photography: Shane Reid

Restless Goes Global!
Creative Partnerships Australia through their Plus1 program have agreed to match donations made towards the costs of making and and touring future works.
In order to prepare ourselves for future national and international touring we are undertaking a major fundraising campaign. We will raise $25,000 by May 2018 and we have secured private donors who are committed to matching this dollar for dollar so it will become $50,000. In addition, Creative Partnerships Australia will match all this funding through their Plus1 program. They will match our $50,000 so it becomes $100,000. So every donation we secure before May 18th will be quadrupled.

Our donations drive is called: Restless Goes Global! We are about to shoot a short video to support the campaign. Following this campaign, we will be well resourced to respond to the touring invitations we are receiving and our artists, young people with disability, will have the life-changing opportunity of touring.

Donate to Restless

Andrew Pandos in Intimate Space.  Photography: Shane Reid


What a screaming good idea! Donate to Restless!
Please help us keep providing brilliant creative experiences for our dancers.
We are most grateful for your contribution, big or small. Donations of $2 and above are tax deductible. Thanks so much. A virtual high five to you!

Rest With Restless

Dana Nance. Photography: Shane Reid

Why not leave Restless a Bequest?

Making a bequest in your Will is a thoughtful way to ensure that the vital work of Restless Dance Theatre continues into the future. To request information or discuss the steps involved in making a bequest, please contact Belinda Hellyer, Development Manager, via email or phone her on 08 8212 8495.
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