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.
Filmed using a circular camera track, RADIAL is an accessible model for working with either community or professional performers, created via a process of live improvisation. RADIAL can capture a continuous sequence of action or dance, involving up to 30 participants at once, combined with intimate depictions of single individuals in space.
RADIAL’s clearly defined artistic process creates space for the explorations of its subjects, capturing the beautiful idiosyncrasies of people, bodies, communities and landscapes, from all angles.
The first incarnation of RADIAL was created in Geelong in 2016 by Back to Back Theatre’s experimental theatre making group, THEATRE OF SPEED.
Once complete, performers gather with their community for a celebratory public screening of the resulting film, which then goes live in the digital world for many more to see.
Co-presented by Back to Back Theatre, Tantrum Youth Arts, Civic Theatre Newcastle
Original Concept Bruce Gladwin, Rhian Hinkley & Tamara Searle
Accelerate Ensemble Amber Tull Angela Kowalski Jaye Cutting Montana Blair Nathan Dunning Savannah Baily
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