Seeing Through Darkness
Posted by Restless Dance Theatre | Sep 9, 2021
Seeing through Darkness by Restless Dance Theatre is a multi-disciplinary project directed by the company’s artistic director, Michelle Ryan, and draws inspiration from French artist Georges Rouault.
Michelle Ryan drew directly from nine of Rouault’s prints from the Miserere series and was, attracted to their ability to communicate a universal truth. She notes: “There is an unusual beauty to the work of Georges Rouault. The imperfect form of the body and the troubled soul of the work, resonates with how people with disability can feel and be perceived. Some may be confronted while others may see beauty and difference.”
Seeing through Darkness is an immersive experience for 6 dancers that is both a participatory exhibition and a 17 minute performance, collaborating with acclaimed lighting designer Geoff Cobham and composers Hilary Kleinig and Emily Tulloch.
It has to be said that never have the Restless dancers looked so good
…this highly emotional and utterly superb performance left me delighted, but drained, and with a tear in my eye. It was marvellous.
With a mission to create and present unexpected real dance theatre nationally and internationally, that is devised, inclusive and informed by disability, Restless Dance Theatre’s troupe of dancers with and without disability, invigorate, influence and diversify Australian dance.
Cost: All tickets are $12
When: 7 October- 10:30am, 1:30pm and 6pm & 8 October- 10:30am, 1pm and 6pm
School Workshop: Thursday 7 October, 12pm AEST.
Teacher Professional Development: Friday 8 October 4pm AEST, Theatre 2. Following the PD class with Restless Dance Theatre, we invite you to stay for an education program preview and drinks and finish the evening with a screening of Michelle’s Story with Q & A session.