“Innovative, potent, bold and beautiful… an extraordinary and highly entertaining experience.”
Limelight Magazine

Tue 20 Feb 9:00am - 9:25am
9:45am - 10:10am
10:30am - 10:55am
11:15am - 11:40am
Wed 21 Feb 9:00am - 9:25am
9:45am - 10:10am
10:30am - 10:55am
11:15am - 11:40am
Sofitel Brisbane Central
20 mins + intro

Restless Dance Theatre



All Ages



Real, raw and uninhibited dance theatre.

Check in to a hotel and encounter a series of experiential dance theatre works. On this travelling adventure, the hotel’s sophisticated bar and lush rooms with views are contrasted by the stark undertones of the nooks and crannies of its back-of-house operations. Guided by an evocative soundscape, the physical conversation takes a similarly diverse journey.

Witness a tender and cheeky duet in a private room, then an urgent physical explosion in the laundry. You’re both voyeur and a key player that is integral in these intricate performances. Challenging themes of visibility, authority, self-worth and relationships with elegance and humour, Intimate Space will surprise and enchant.

Due to the limited capacity of this Showcase, delegates are required to sign up for this event at the Delegate Lounge or at any APAM Information Desk. 

Join Michelle Ryan, Artistic Director of Restless Dance Theatre, at 9am on Thursday 22 February, in the Concorde Room at Sofitel Brisbane Central for an introduction of the work.

Image: Shane Reid

Restless Dance Theatre


Led by artistic director Michelle Ryan, Restless Dance Theatre is Australia's leading dance theatre company working with young people with and without disability to collaboratively create outstanding inclusive work informed by disability. The company presents unexpectedlyreal, raw and uninhibited dance theatre works in multiple mediums to diverse audiences.

The multi-award-winning company has mounted 33 major productions to widespread critical acclaim, conducted major community workshop programs and produced highly acclaimed film works. Restless artists enliven and diversify Australian dance, creating original and remarkable work that extends the definition of what dance is.