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

October 2015





13 - 13 Oct Theaters Tilburg, Tilburg - The Netherlands Multiverse Theaters Tilburg

15 Oct Cultuurcentrum Hasselt - Hasselt, Belgium Multiverse

17 - 18 Oct Theater im Pfalzbau - Ludwigshafen, Germany Multiverse Theater im Pfalzbau

19 Oct Palace Nova Cinemas Adelaide Film Festival launches its 2015 program featuring Mood Machine by Garry Stewart Adelaide Film Festival

21 - 22 Oct UnterwegsTheater - Hebel Halle, Heidelberg - Germany Multiverse

30 Oct Middleback Theatre, Whyalla Adelaide Film Festival launches its 2015 program featuring Mood Machine by Garry Stewart Adelaide Film Festival

30 Oct De Oosterpoort & de Stadsschouwburg - Groningen, The Netherlands Multiverse

November 2015





3 - 4 Nov La Comète, scène nationale - Châlons-en-Champagne, France Multiverse

6 Nov ADT studios Rough Draft November 2015
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9 - 27 Nov ADT Studios - 126 Belair Hawthorn SA 5062 Kickstart
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February 2016





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


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

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

The Beginning of Nature World Premiere at WOMADelaide 2016 - 24 September, 2015

The WOMADelaide Festival 2016 today announced the first lineup for 2016, featuring the World Premiere of Garry Stewart’s latest piece The Beginning of Nature.  The Beginning of Nature, is a 40-minute dance and music performance based upon the idea of rhythms in nature.  Humans – and all living forms – exist within a phenomenally complex symphony of… View Article

Adelaide Film Festival launches its 2015 program featuring Mood Machine by Garry Stewart - 9 September, 2015

Adelaide Film Festival (AFF) is a biennial eleven-day celebration and exploration of Australian and international screen culture with a unique program of screenings, forums and special events. The event has rapidly established itself as one of the boldest and most innovative in the country and has made a name for itself internationally as a platform… View Article

Elizabeth Cameron Dalman and Marilyn Jones join the Australian Dance Awards Hall of Fame - 27 August, 2015

Yesterday the Australian Dance Awards announced another inductee to the to the Hall of Fame for 2015. The Hall of Fame is the most prestigious of all Australian Dance Awards and is made directly by the Advisory Panel in recognition of the individual’s unique contribution and role in professional dance. The inductees are Marilyn Jones OBE and Elizabeth… View Article

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