‘One is never finished seeing and watching, our eyes are the door of the spirit and the light of the mind.’
Georges Rouault

Directed by Michelle Ryan of Restless Dance Theatre, Seeing Through Darkness responds through performance to the work of Expressionist artist Georges Rouault. As Ryan states, the imperfect form of the body and the troubled soul of the work resonate with how people with disability can feel and be perceived. Some may be confronted while others may see beauty and difference.

Presented by

In partnership with Restless Dance Theatre


Michelle Ryan


Geoff Cobham and Meg Wilson

Musical Score

Zephyr Quartet


Kathryn Adams, Chris Dyke, Jianna Georgiou, Michael Hodyl, Alexis Luke and Michael Noble.

Assistant Director

Larissa McGowan