The Company

Celebrating 50 Years in 2015.

Under the directorship of Garry Stewart, Australian Dance Theatre creates dance that is an intelligent progression of the art form engaging audiences the world over.

Australian Dance Theatre is Australia’s pre-eminent contemporary dance company and the longest running in the country. For 50 years Australian Dance Theatre has pioneered new work that has contributed to defining dance in this region.

Some of the most laudable names in Australian dance have been part of the company’s evolution. For the past 15 years, under the artistic direction of Garry Stewart, Australian Dance Theatre has engaged in unique collaborations with artists from a wide variety of fields. With the dancers of the company, Garry Stewart has developed a distinctive movement vocabulary that underpins the company’s unique identity.

What’s On

December 2015





4 - 4 Dec Adelaide College of the Arts, 39 Light Square Adelaide, 5000 ADT and AC Arts Creative Partnership AC Arts Dance Audition

February 2016





26 - 5 Mar Adelaide Festival Centre, Space Theatre Habitus Adelaide Festival Centre

27 - 15 May Various venues across Adelaide Magic Object - 2016 Adelaide Biennial of Australian Art Free Event

March 2016





12 - 14 Mar WOMADelaide Festival, Botanic Park The Beginning of Nature World Premiere at WOMADelaide 2016 WOMADelaide


Creating art is an intensive process requiring the resources, expertise and support of a network of individuals and organisations.

Australian Dance Theatre relies on the valuable support of its sponsors, stakeholders, members, friends and donors who share the company’s passionate commitment to furthering Australian culture and artists.

News & Media

MALAGA – by Thomas Fonua - 16 October, 2015

Thomas Fonua is not just an award winning professional dancer, choreographer and teacher. In 2015, Thomas founded the ‘Ia Manuia’ initiative, focussing on the slogan – ‘Pay. It. Forward.’ He has a strong vision to give back to his Pacific community, pushing to create opportunities for young members. His primary focus is on demonstrating the possibilities out… View Article

ADT’s new Executive Director – Shaun Comerford - 21 October, 2015

We are proud to announce the appointment of Shaun Comerford as the company’s new Executive Director. Shaun will be relocating to Adelaide from Sydney where he had previously been working as General Manager, Production for the Michael Cassel Group. Shaun has previous experience in the Arts, Events and Music industries including event production, relationship management, financial management, contracting, fundraising,… View Article

Australian Dance Theatre returns to the Adelaide Festival 2016 featuring ‘Habitus’ - 1 October, 2015

Australian Dance Theatre are thrilled to announce it’s return to the Adelaide Festival of Arts for 2016, featuring the World Premiere of Garry Stewart’s new full-length work Habitus. Habitus explores the relationship between humans, our domestic world and the relationship of our bodies to the topographies of nature. Habitus aims to reframe the logic of our engagement with… View Article

ADT Street Dance Sessions presented by Australian Dance Theatre and Adelaide City Council - 29 September, 2015

ADT brings its street skills to the Adelaide Meeting Hall for two workshops only. Taught by ADT professional dancers Zoë Dunwoodie and Michael Ramsay, ADT is renowned for using a fusion of dance styles including street, contemporary, ballet, breaking and gymnastics. Don’t miss this chance to learn the basics of street dancing including breaking, popping,… View Article

A note from Narelle Benjamin: 2 weeks at ADT - 28 September, 2015

Last week we had the pleasure of having acclaimed choreographer and dancer Narelle Benjamin for two weeks at our studios as part of her Australian Council Fellowship. Narelle is a long term supporter of ADT and has worked with many other Australian and international choreographers and companies. She has worked on award-winning films as choreographer, director and… View Article

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