After an award-winning Melbourne Fringe season in 2016 this new version of RESTORE by Australian performance artist Renae Shadler is a time-accelerated journey into past, present and future.

“This is an elegantly executed performance with stunning visuals and music, while Shadler, armed with a gentle smile and knowing eyes, proves herself to be a fascinating and enchanting performer that you can’t take your eyes off.” – Myf Clark, Aussie Theatre 2016.

WORKSHOP – Phee Broadway Theatre.  Sunday 6th May 2pm – 5pm 

PERFORMANCE – Phee Broadway Theatre – 7.30pm Sat. 5th May followed by conversation and feedback with artists 

Inspired by a residency in an Icelandic fishing village with an active volcano capped with a glacier in her backyard, Shadler is compelled by Snæfellsjökull (the volcano/glacier) to reconsider her fast-paced ‘go go go’ lifestyle. In a world where being busy feels like success and nothingness instills fear, she finds herself hurtling towards the realisation of an already-imagined future.

Dance, theatre and design are overlaid to create multifaceted images of whale migrations, glaciers and the digital realm as Shadler shape-shifts her way through a myriad of worlds with skilful-precision. RESTORE is a contemporary solo that attempts to slow, pause, or even reverse time – inviting audiences into this intimate journey. 

Developed across three different continents and winner of the Melbourne Fringe 2016 Market Ready Award and nominated for Best Performance, RESTORE is being redeveloped through Punctum’s Seedpod program in collaboration with Austrian dancer and choreographer Mirjam Sögner who will further the movement landscape. Premiering in May at Dancehouse.

Workshop with Renae Shadler and Austrian dancer and choreographer Mirjam Sögner 

Sunday 6th May 2pm – 5pm 

Berlin based artists Renae Shadler (originally from Western Australia) and Austrian dancer and choreographer Mirjam Sögner will run a public workshop exploring how text and movement can collide to create new meanings. 

In their ongoing collaboration, Renae and Mirjam are particularly interested in how spoken word and the moving body are capable of bringing fiction into being. The workshop will explore how these two disciplines can complement and contradict each other to reveal the multiple power structures we are daily immersed in. 

Together the group will move, write, speak and perform in relation to our surrounding environment and one-another. The afternoon will begin with a voice and movement practice, followed by a lead investigation expanding and testing our perceptual capabilities through structured movement and text improvisations. 

Participants will also have a chance to see both of their solo shows at Dancehouse in May. Presented in an international double-bill, Renae Shadler performs a new version of her award-winning work RESTORE; a time-accelerated journey into past, present and future alongside the Australian premiere of LARA, a solo created and performed by Mirjam Sögner, which has been touring extensively in Europe. https://www.facebook.com/events/182322815896439/ 

No prior dance experience is necessary to participate. This workshop is fun and easy to engage with so come and join the artists in their creative process. 

Cost: Full price – $24, Concession – $18 

Max 15 participants. 

All proceeds from the workshop will contribute towards the RESTORE/LARA Pozible Campaign. Every dollar raised will be doubled by the MATCH program by Creative Partnerships Australia, so your support will go twice as far. 

Choreographer, Writer and Performer: Renae Shadler
Movement Collaborator: Mirjam Sögner
Design Collaborator: Amelia Lever-Davidson
Sound Design: Korhan Erel
Creative Producer: Natasha Phillips
Previous development collaborators; Jess Keeffe (Sound) and Katerina Kokkinos-Kennedy (dramaturgy)

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In partnership with Australian Art Orchestra