Restless Dance Theatre

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Intimate Space

Zizanie by Meryl Tankard - an exciting new work for six Restless dancers, directed by Meryl Tankard, an icon of Australian dance. Zizanie celebrates the beauty in difference and explores how joy is found in being true to who you are and not in what others want you to be.

Portraits - developed in collaboration with the adventurous Zephyr Quartet and award-winning lighting designer Geoff Cobham, Portraits is a new work by Restless Dance Theatre inspired by paintings and performed in an art gallery.

Michelle Ryan
Artistic Director

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"...exceptionally beautiful and highly skilled, often funny, and always moving" - Robyn Archer

Led by Artistic Director Michelle Ryan, one of Australia’s leading dance artists, Restless Dance Theatre creates high quality real, raw and uninhibited dance theatre. It is Australia’s leading dance theatre company working with young people with and without disability to collaboratively create outstanding inclusive dance theatre informed by disability. The company presents unexpectedly real dance theatre works in multiple mediums to diverse audiences.

The multi-award winning company has mounted 33 major productions to widespread critical acclaim and conducted 27 major community workshop programs. The company has also produced highly acclaimed film works.

Restless artists enliven and diversify Australian dance. The dancers create original and remarkable work that extends the definition of what dance is.

2016 marked the 25th anniversary of Restless Dance Theatre.