Esplanade Presents


Listen to See

Restless Dance Theatre (Australia)

19 Apr 2024, Fri, 7pm & 9pm

20 Apr 2024, Sat, 2pm & 4pm

21 Apr 2024, Sun, 11am & 2.30pm

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1hr, including a 15-minute sharing session

Esplanade Concert Hall Circle 1 Foyer (Meeting Point: Esplanade Concert Hall Information Counter)

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Photo Credit: Cathy Leo
Photo Credit: Kelly Carpenter
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“Sometimes the simplest ideas are the most surprising.”


A dancer, a stranger, and a moment of meaningful connection.


Created by Australia’s leading inclusive dance company Restless Dance Theatre, Listen to See is an intimate experience of discovery to rethink our perspectives on what it means to be human, and the diverse abilities that we all possess.


Scattered in a performance space, one duo and three solo dancers are equipped with headphones and an MP3 player, inviting audience members to share a three-minute choreographic exchange. Audience members may choose to experience different intimate performances by moving from one dancer to another, or enjoy the totality of a shifting and dynamic ensemble by watching from a distance—all according to their own moods, impulses and responses.


This programme is presented as part of da:ns focus – EveryBody, a weekend of dance which challenges conventions by presenting high quality works and experiences focusing on inclusivity, diversity and participation, where we encourage everybody and every body to experience dance.


“...This one-on-one performance taps into the voyeuristic nature of observing the exchange as part of a large group. Each audience member responded so differently, some getting involved in the dance and some watching totally entranced... I am excited by the artistic exchange and bringing artists together who have lived experience of disability but who are not defined by their disability. Strong messages can be sent amongst the subtlety of this beautiful experience.”
– Michelle Ryan, Artistic Director of Restless Dance Theatre


Choreographic concept developed by Emmanuel Jouthe
Artistic Director: Michelle Ryan
Assistant Director: Larissa McGowan
Costume Designer: Meg Wilson
Creative Producer: Roz Hervey


Listen to See, a choreographic concept developed by Emmanuel Jouthe. Choreographic artwork by Emmanuel Jouthe/Danse Carpe Diem in collaboration with dancers of Restless Dance Theatre. A co-creation with Maï(g)wenn et les Orteils and Restless Dance Theatre. A co-production of Restless Dance Theatre and Résonances.


Wheelchair-Accessible Performance Relaxed Environment

Admission Age:
6 and above.
Language: English
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Artist Information

Restless Dance Theatre

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Restless Dance Theatre is Australia’s leading dance theatre company working with people with and without disability.


Our artistic voice is loud, strong and original. Restless invigorates, influences and diversifies dance by creating innovative and highly distinctive works of dance theatre. Restless is a place where diversity is celebrated, and all artists thrive creatively.

Wheelchair-Accessible Performance

This performance is accessible to patrons who require the use of a wheelchair.

Relaxed Environment

This is a Relaxed Environment (RE) performance. Perfect for anyone who benefits from being able to make a noise, leave and return to their seat or access the toilets during the performance. No modifications are made to the performance. 

Date & Time

Relaxed Environment

Wheelchair-Accessible Performance

19 Apr 2024, Fri


Esplanade Concert Hall Foyer (Circle 1)


Esplanade Concert Hall Foyer (Circle 1)

20 Apr 2024, Sat


Esplanade Concert Hall Foyer (Circle 1)


Esplanade Concert Hall Foyer (Circle 1)

21 Apr 2024, Sun


Esplanade Concert Hall Foyer (Circle 1)


Esplanade Concert Hall Foyer (Circle 1)
Tickets & Prices

Students, NSFs, Seniors & PWDs

Price $35 $25.60

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Early Bird (2 – 8 Feb 2024, limited tickets)
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Discover: 15% savings (Min. of 2 tickets)


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da:ns focus package

(Package of 4, limited tickets)
Enjoy 15% savings for a package of 4 tickets with a min. of 1 ticket from The Running Show and min. of 1 ticket from Listen to See.


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All Primary Schools, Secondary Schools, Junior Colleges/ Centralised Institute & ITEs may use the Tote Board Arts Grant to subsidise up to 50% of the programme cost.


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