Rewards for the Tribe

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Rewards for the Tribe

For millennia, artists have strived to articulate the human experience in divine forms. Images of ‘perfection’ are everywhere. But we live in an imperfect world full of unpredictability and wonky angles.

In Rewards for the Tribe, two of the country’s most influential and innovative dance companies Chunky Move and Restless Dance Theatre, collaborate for the first time. Together they ask, “is there such a thing as utopia by design?”

Five dancers, with and without disability, wrestle with the archetypes of divine geometry laid out by the Old Masters. Together they bend, crumple and reorganise a Mondrian-inspired whimsical objects, that both reference and topple idealistic modernist forms. Rewards for the Tribe celebrates the imaginations of artists while embracing life’s exquisite chaos.

UK Premiere
Warwick Arts Centre
6 October 2022
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Adelaide Premiere Season
The Odeon Theatre
26–29 October 2022
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World Premiere Season
Chunky Move Studios
31 May–5 June 2022

Creative Team

Concept, Direction & Choreography: Antony Hamilton
Sound Designer and Composer: Aviva Endean
Set and Costume Designer: Jonathon Oxlade
Lighting Designer: Jenny Hector
Rehearsal Director: Larissa McGowan
Support Worker: Emma Stokes
Production Manager: Blair Hart
Stage Manager: Cecily Rabey
Lighting Operator: Siobhain Geaney
Audio Engineer: Tom McKeand

Jianna Georgiou, Benjamin Hancock, Michael Hodyl, Cody Lavery, Charlie Wilkins

Darcy Carpenter and Caitlin Mewett

Creative Contributor
Chris Dyke

Rewards for the Tribe is commissioned by Warwick Arts Centre and Coventry UK City of Culture, and its UK premiere is supported by the Australian Government as part of the UK/Australia Season 2021-22. The work is also supported by the Australia Council for the Arts, Creative Victoria, Arts South Australia, the University of Warwick, the City of Melbourne through its Arts and Creative Investment Partnership Program, the Restart Investment to Sustain and Expand (RISE) Fund – an Australian Government initiative, the Besen Family Foundation, the Alexander & Lloyd Martin Family Foundation, the James and Diana Ramsay Foundation, and by Supercell: Festival of Contemporary Dance and HOTA Home of the Arts through The Makers Program.

For enquiries about production and presentation, please contact Kristina Arnott,

For enquiries about production and presentation in North America, please contact Cathy Pruzan,

Photo by Jeff Busby

Image by Jeff Busby

Image by Jeff Busby