Presented at Melbourne Fringe Hub: Arts House (AU)
16-23 September 2016

RESTORE is an attempt to slow, pause, or even reverse time. This new contemporary performance solo poetically overlays dance, theatre and design to create multifaceted images. Inspired by a residency in an Icelandic fishing village with an active volcano capped with a glacier in her backyard, Renae 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.

RESTORE is an ongoing investigation into hypermobility, time acceleration and contemporary labour. Currently in development, RESTORE had a series of public-showings in Iceland, Germany and was selected as part of the curated Melbourne Fringe HUB program at Arts House 2016.

Creator / Performer: Renae Shadler
Dramaturge: Katerina Kokkinos-Kennedy
Design Collaborator: Amelia Lever-Davidson
Sound Collaborator: Jess Keeffe
Producer: Natasha Phillips


“An elegantly executed performance with stunning visuals and music…a fascinating and enchanting performer that you can’t take your eyes off.”

-Aussie Theatre