Back to Back Theatre x Tantrum Youth Arts
RADIAL is Back to Back Theatre’s collaborative film-making process resulting in a portrait of a community in motion. The project has toured the world, making films with communities in Dundee, Berlin, Gold Coast and Geelong.
With the generous support of Beyond Bank and Civic Theatre, Tantrum’s Accelerate Ensemble teamed up with Back to Back Theatre to create RADIAL Newcastle as part of 2022’s New Annual.
Filmed using a circular camera track, RADIAL films a continuous sequence of action and movement, whilst capturing the surrounding landscapes, combined with intimate depictions of single individuals in space.
RADIAL Newcastle captures Tantrum’s Accelerate Ensemble playing, dreaming, dressing up, and telling jokes, while they move in iconic Newcastle locations: The Station, Fort Scratchley, Newcastle City Library, and the stage at the Civic Theatre. Filmed on 23rd, 24th, and 25th September during the first three days of New Annual.
RADIAL Newcastle premiered on 2nd October at a special event at the Civic Theatre, hosted by Tantrum, and co-presented by the members of Accelerate Ensemble.
Co-presented by Back to Back Theatre, Tantrum Youth Arts, Civic Theatre Newcastle
Original Concept Bruce Gladwin, Rhian Hinkley & Tamara Searle
Performed by Tantrum’s Accelerate Ensemble
Amber Tull, Angela Kowalski, Jaye Cutting, Montana Blair, Nathan Dunning, Savannah Bailey
and from Theatre of Speed
Director Ingrid Voorendt
Editor Jiang Naizhong
Sound Soup (Thomas) Campbell
Production Manager Dans Maree Sheehan
Producer Nikki Watson
Project Mentor Ben Oakes
Camera Assist Zia Sadeqi
Costume Design Bonnie Tipper
Videography Philip Einwick
Accelerate Ensemble Lead Artist Hannah Armstrong
Creative Director, Tantrum Youth Arts Penelope (Nel) Kentish