Restless Dance Theatre to perform Guttered at 2023 Sydney Festival

Restless Dance Theatre to perform Guttered at 2023 Sydney Festival

Head down to the bowling alley for an inspiring, involving and highly original all-ages dance work. Adelaide’s award-winning company Restless Dance Theatre brings its movement magic straight to the heart of a Sydney games arcade for a family day out with a difference. 

Performed across the lanes and around the audience, Guttered is both captivating and playful as it explores the power of making one’s own mistakes, and the ways people living with disability are often over-protected. You’re right amongst the choreography as glowing bowling bags breathe stories in your ears and bodies break free and hurl themselves down the lanes in this evocative expression of life with the gutter guards down.  

Directed by Michelle Ryan, artistic director of Restless Dance Theatre and recipient of the 2020 Australia Council Dance Award, Guttered boasts a dynamic score, magical lighting and creative use of space. They’re pretty sure Kicks Tenpin and Arcade has never hosted anything quite like it. 

Bring the kids and make a day of it by enjoying a game or two after the show. As the only patrons allowed in the arcade on performance days, Guttered audience members will have the run of the place!

“Extremely clever, quite mesmerising theatre that makes us really think,” said Stage Whispers.

Restless Dance Theatre is Australia’s leading creator of dance theatre by dancers with and without disability. Their artistic voice is loud strong and original. Restless brings artists with diverse minds, bodies, and imaginations together to create contemporary dance theatre from everyday lived experiences; manifested into beautiful art, embedding inclusion into our screens, on our stages and unexpected places. Restless Dance Theatre is a place where diversity is celebrated, and all artists thrive creativity.

Guttered performances will take place 18-22 January at Kicks Tenpin & Arcade Parramatta Leagues Club, Level 3/1 Eels Place Parramatta NSW 2150. Tickets begin at $20. Click here to learn more.