Restless to perform Meryl Tankard

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Dancer: Kathryn Evans. Photo: Regis Lansac.
Dancer: Kathryn Evans. Photo: Regis Lansac.

Further to our article on the forthcoming Adelaide Festival, it turns out that Natalia Osipova is not the only dancer who will be performing Meryl Tankard's choreography.

The Australian choreographer is also creating a new work for Restless Dance Theatre, the Adelaide company for dancers with a disability. Called Zizanie, the production celebrates the beauty in difference and reminds us of artist Grayson Perry’s inimitable words that “weeds are just flowers in the wrong garden.”

The grump next door wants everything to be as neat as a pin; for him, there’s no wall high enough to keep out life in all its wild, unruly splendour. Can he learn to embrace the zizanie and discover fun?

Designed by Girl Asleep’s brilliant Jonathon Oxlade, and featuring exquisite video projections by Regis Lansac, this joyful, whimsical piece follows on from Restless Dance Theatre's 2017 production, Intimate Space.

The artistic director of Restless is Michelle Ryan, an alumnus of the Meryl Tankard Dance Theatre.

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