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Restless Dance Theatre

Restless Dance Theatre


We create and present unexpectedly real dance theatre nationally and internationally, that is collaboratively devised, inclusive and informed by disability.

Now in its 30th year, Restless collaborates with some of the industry’s most renowned choreographers, companies and artists. We create performance work that is presented at prestigious festivals and venues around Australia and internationally. Our workshop program continues to be an incubator for dancers, it creates a pathway for artists to pursue a career in dance. 

It is the past successes of Restless that have caused the arts sector to be devastated by the news that Australia Council for the Arts will no longer fund the company through the multi-year funding program (2022 – 2024). It is important that Australia understands the impact this decision will have on the company. Whilst we have funding to continue to produce work, our operational funding ceases at the end of 2021.

In 2021, when we raise $50,000, the Federal Government through the Creative Partnerships Australia Plus 1 program will match it! From 1 Feb – 30 May 2021 we need to raise $50,000.00 to ‘Keep Restless Dancing’. Restless has multiple programs for you to help us achieve this goal.

Join our Donor Development Collective 
The funds raised by the Donor Development Collective allows Restless to create new work and to present that work locally, nationally and internationally. This provides paid work for our dancers. 
2021 Donor Development Collective will support the creative development of a new work, Exposed, which will premiere at the Adelaide Festival Centre in 2022.

To join the Donor Development Collective, make a donation of $1,000+ 

Sponsor a Dancer 
In 2021, we have a 30-week program of paid work for our professional dancers. 
Sponsoring a dancer assists Restless to provide industry standard training programs.

To sponsor a dancer, make a donation of $500+ 

Individual Giving 
We are grateful for any amount of support, every dollar we raise assists us to continue our programs and KEEP RESTLESS DANCING!

By making a gift to Restless Dance Theatre you become part of our donor family; our Partners. You will get to know our work, our dancers, our creative collaborators and your fellow supporters.

Celebrate different ways of seeing, of being and of making art.
With love and gratitude, Michelle Ryan and the entire Restless team

If you would like to discuss your regular monthly or annual gift, please contact:
Julie Moralee, Development Manager | 0419 366 669  

If you would like to support Restless please click on the donation tabs above or below. Donations above $2.00 are tax-deductible and all will have a huge impact on our future. We are most grateful for your contribution, big or small. A receipt for your donation will be immediately sent to you by email when approved.

THANK YOU SO MUCH. A virtual high five to you!

Restless is a not-for-profit organisation based in Adelaide, SA. It is a registered Tax Concession Charity (TCC) and Deductible Gift Recipient (DGR).

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Contact Details

195 Gilles Street


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Will I receive a receipt for my donation?

Yes, as soon as your donation is processed.