Another Sold Out Season for Intimate Space
We remounted Intimate Space for the Bleach* Festival as part of Festival 2018 – the Commonwealth Games arts and cultural program.
This was a huge undertaking for the company where we successfully tested our collaborative model for touring the production. This involved taking a touring party of 19, including 11 Restless dancers and working with 10 locally based dancers. Most of these local dancers were members of two Queensland organisations: Indelability Arts and Gold Coast Recreation and Sports. Altogether with our own techs and support staff and local support staff there were 31 people in the cast and crew.
Michelle and Restless Artistic Manager Roz Hervey visited the Gold Coast on several occasions before the festival to work with the local dancers and to adapt the site specific production to the new dynamics and environment of Hilton Surfers Paradise. They, and the whole cast and crew, did their work brilliantly and Restless presented the work twenty times over 4 days.
The season of Intimate Space was sold out a week before it opened. And the production received another glowing review:
Intimate Space is a beautifully crafted piece of theatre – tender, witty, challenging, and whimsical. Rightly, the short season was sold out. Dance Australia 2018
Michelle Ryan writes:
We had people in tears at the end. We also had an audience member who came with her two teenaged daughters tell us that it provided the opportunity to sit down afterwards and discuss what they had seen/shared and to talk about disability and how it is perceived. For me, this was a fantastic outcome because ultimately that is what I hope the work of the company does, it starts conversations.