Rewards for the Tribe

In Season

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.

World Premiere Season
Chunky Move Studios
31 May–5 June 2022
Tues, Wed & Fri 7pm
Thu 2pm & 7pm
Sat 3pm & 7pm
Sun 5pm

Get tickets here

Rewards for the Tribe is a co-production between Chunky Move and Restless Dance Theatre.

Rewards for the Tribe is supported by the Australia Council for the Arts, Creative Victoria, Arts South Australia, the Restart Investment to Sustain and Expand (RISE) Fund – an Australian Government initiative, the University of Warwick, Coventry UK City of Culture, the City of Melbourne through its Arts and Creative Investment Partnership Program, 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.

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

Creative Contributor
Chris Dyke

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

Workshop Opportunity with Restless Dance Theatre

In the lead up to the world premiere of our collaboration with Restless Dance Theatre, Rewards for the Tribe, we’re excited to present a special free dance workshop led by Restless Dance Theatre Artistic Director, Michelle Ryan, and Rehearsal Director, Larissa McGowan.

Restless Dance Theatre’s work is collectively devised with a directorial eye. Through the setting of specifically designed tasks, they give physical form to emotional truths.

Held at Chunky Move Studios, this very special 3-hour workshop will creatively enable dancers with and without disability to be powerfully expressive through movement. Participants will be introduced to the collaborative devising techniques used by Restless Dance Theatre.

Saturday 30 April
Chunky Move Studios
Free- Unfortunately this workshop is now at capacity.

If you wish to be added the the waitlist and contacted in the case of places made available, please register your interest here

Image by Jeff Busby

Video still by Maxx Corkindale

Image by Jeff Busby