Photography: Regis Lansac
Meryl Tankard’s Adelaide Festival work for Restless
Zizanie by Meryl Tankard was a wonderful success for the company and received rave reviews.
The high profile creative team led by Director Meryl Tankard produced some wonderful results: the beautiful images, stunning designs, magical videography and a lovely aural landscape. These all came together in magical ways to produce a work of wonder and power:
A show of beauty and perfection. The Advertiser
Imaginative, exhilarating, life-affirming and a little zany InDaily
Zizanie is an intoxicating, utterly delightful visual and aural cornucopia of pure, unadulterated joy. Limelight
Zizanie was the second Adelaide Festival show in three years by Restless and the show chalked up a series of great achievements:
- We continued to develop new Festival oriented audiences
- The dancers had fantastic professional development opportunities. They increased their range of skills and handled the complex creative environment with equanimity and aplomb
- It was the most technically challenging show we have ever presented
- We added a new high quality touring product to offer to presenters
Zizanie saw Restless make significant progress in terms of the company’s Vision and Mission:
Restless artists invigorate, influence and diversify Australian dance
Create and present unexpectedly real dance theatre nationally and internationally, that is collaboratively devised, inclusive and informed by disability.