Radial : Back to Back Theatre, Civic Theatre & Tantrum Youth Arts

  • Venue

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    02 October 4:00pm


  • Standard Free

This presentation of RADIAL was produced in collaboration with Civic Theatre, Accelerate Ensemble and Tantrum Youth Arts as part of City of Newcastle’s festival, New Annual.
For 46 years Tantrum has been empowering young people in the Hunter to make noise. With the support of Civic Theatre and Beyond Bank in 2021, Tantrum launched the Accelerate Ensemble - a performance ensemble for young adults who identify as having a disability.

Back to Back Theatre are an internationally recognised and multi-award winning theatre company from Geelong whose touring ensemble is made up of actors who are perceived to have a disability.

In 7-to-10-minute film, RADIAL will showcase iconic Newcastle locations whilst capturing the Accelerate Ensemble doing what they do best: dancing, singing, slam poetry and so much more. 

Filmed on a circular track, performers and the landscape are captured in 360 degrees. For the first three days of New Annual, RADIAL will be shooting in iconic public locations. The special celebratory screening will be free for the community and all to see at Civic Theatre. 

Co-presented by Back to Back Theatre, Tantrum Youth Arts, Civic Theatre Newcastle.
Original Concept Bruce Gladwin, Rhian Hinkley & Tamara Searle
Original Direction Tamara Searle
Original Videography Rhian Hinkley
Original Set Construction Mark Cuthbertson

Duration 60 minutes

NSW-Gov-Waratah-White.pngRadial is sponsored by Hunter and Central Coast Development Corporation.

Back to Back Theatre is supported by Australia Council for the Arts, Creative Victoria, City of Greater Geelong and Creative Partnerships Australia and acknowledges the support of the Department of Education & Training, Victoria, through the Strategic Partnerships Program. Back to Back Theatre is part-funded by the Australian Government Department of Social Services. 

Tantrum Youth Arts' Accelerate Ensemble is proudly supported by Beyond Bank and Civic Theatre Newcastle.

Dance Performance