“This highly emotional and utterly superb performance left me delighted, but drained, and with a tear in my eye”  – Broadway World

Experience the unique Restless dancers live on stage with an intimate evening of their award winning work Seeing Through Darkness. With a special screening of Meryl Tankards inspirational portrait of Artistic Director Michelle Ryan’s life, Michelle’s Story.

Witness Michelle’s Story – directed by Iconic Australian choreographer Meryl Tankard, Michelle’s Story is an inspirational portrait of Artistic Director Michelle Ryan whose passion and courage has enabled her to overcome life-shattering personal adversity.

Seeing Through Darkness – An evocative and uplifting dance performance and immersive lighting installation.

Experience Ecoute Pour Voir – Listen to See – experience an intimate encounter with the captivating Restless dancers.
Each dancer, scattered in space share a solo; a unique, touching and humanly moving experience – the public can live an exciting immersive experience.

A show that makes the heart sing”.  – InDaily

“Restless Dance is one of a handful of Australian companies which defy pigeon-holing. The work they do with performers of differing physical and intellectual abilities is useful and heart-warming : but the point is that the work itself is exceptionally beautiful and highly skilled, often funny, and always moving.” – Robyn Archer

“Restless changes attitudes to disability every time it performs”
Noel Jordan (Artistic Director, Imaginate Festival, Edinburgh)

“…one of the great treasures of Adelaide”
Neil Armfield (Adelaide Festival co-director)

Restless Dance Theatre, Australia’s leading dance theatre company working with artists with and without disability, create innovative and highly distinctive works of dance theatre celebrating diversity on stage. Their artistic voice is loud, strong and original.

Don’t miss this opportunity to witness South Australia’s celebrated dance company.

A Date with Restless 2022 from Country Arts SA on Vimeo.

A Date with Restless is recommended for Year 7 and above.

Check out the Education Resource here.

A Date with Restless is supported by

Wild Dog
  • Kids
  • Visual Arts

Wild Dog

15th July 2022

Wild Dog is an immersive installation and exhibition exploring the importance of one of Australia’s most misunderstood but significant cultural symbols – the dingo

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Naomi Hobson: Adolescent Wonderland
  • Visual Arts

Naomi Hobson: Adolescent Wonderland

29th July 2022 — 1st September 2023

Naomi Hobson’s Adolescent Wonderland is a series of photographs that tell the real-life story of young Aboriginal people in remote Australia

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Cynthia Schwertsik: My Name
  • Visual Arts

Cynthia Schwertsik: My Name

3rd August 2022

My Name is an iterative project by Adelaide-based artist Cynthia Schwertsik that responds to and reflects the presence and representation of women across public spaces in regional South Australia.

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Unfortunately the 10am session of A Date with Restless on Wednesday, March 2 has been cancelled.

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