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

January 2016

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Bookings

20 Jan ADT Studios - 126 Belair Road, Hawthorn SA Youth Ensemble audition

February 2016

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11 - 11 Feb ADT Studios - 126 Belair Road Hawthorn Kaurna Language Workshop ADT
(08) 8373 7733
26 - 5 Mar Adelaide Festival Centre, Space Theatre Habitus Adelaide Festival Centre

March 2016

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

May 2016

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2 - 16 May Various venues across Adelaide Magic Object - 2016 Adelaide Biennial of Australian Art Free Event

5 - 15 Jun Staatstheater Mainz Garry Stewart residency in tanzmainz, Germany

6 - 6 May Art Gallery of South Australia, North Terrace Adelaide 5000 First Friday's at the Art Gallery of South Australia Free event

9 - 13 May ADT Studios - 126 Belair Road, Hawthorn SA 5062 ADT
(08) 8373 7733

June 2016

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17 - 23 May Victorian College of the Arts
New Zealand School of Dance
Adelaide College of the Arts
Audition Applications now open

24 - 24 May Adelaide Embedded Invitation only

July 2016

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9 - 16 Jul Adelaide College of the Arts Ignition 'history' Tickets on sale now

August 2016

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18 - 15 Sep Rundle Street, Adelaide (on the wall of Target) Collision Course Free Event

26 - 23 Sep Samstag Gallery Collision Course Free Event

October 2016

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5 - 8 Oct Adelaide College of the Arts Objekt Book now

22 - 22 Oct Hetzel Theatre Thinking Brains & Bodies Free event

28 - 28 Oct ADT Studios - 126 Belair Road Hawthorn Gabrielle Nankivell 'Split Second Heroes' Studio Showing Free Event

November 2016

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Venue

Program

Bookings

25 Nov ADT Studios - 126 Belair Road, Hawthorn Rough Draft Entry by donation - reserve your seats

28 - 16 Dec ADT Studios Botis Seva residency

December 2016

Date

Venue

Program

Bookings

9 - 9 Dec ADT Studios - 126 Belair Road, Hawthorn Gabrielle Nankivell 'Split Second Heroes' Studio Showing Free Event

January 2017

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Venue

Program

Bookings

30 - 30 Jan ADT Studios - 126 Belair Road, Hawthorn Youth Ensemble audition more info

Support

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

Gabrielle Nankivell ‘Split Second Heroes’ Studio Showing - 27 October, 2016

The company were thrilled to welcome former ADT dancer and celebrated independent choreographer Gabrielle Nankivell into the ADT studios for a week-long residency. Together with the ADT dancers and other independents in the sector she is further developing her piece Split Second Heroes in a research lab setting. Split Second Heroes is a technicolour action-adventure starring everyone’s favourite… View Article

Botis Seva residency - 24 October, 2016

In June 2016 Garry Stewart featured as a guest judge for the Hanover Ballet Society’s annual International Competition for Choreographers, supported by the Tanja Liedtke Foundation. Tanja Liedtke was a former dancer with ADT in the late 90s and early 2000s, performing in various works for the company. Botis Seva, a London based choreographer, was awarded first… View Article

Kimball Wong announced winner of the 2016 Helpmann Award for Best Male Dancer - 26 July, 2016

The annual Helpmann Awards recognise distinguished artistic achievement and excellence in the many disciplines of Australia’s vibrant live performance sectors, including musical theatre, contemporary music, comedy, cabaret, opera, classical music, theatre, dance and physical theatre. Australian Dance Theatre were proud to be nominated for four Helpmann Awards in 2016: Best Female Dancer in a Dance or… View Article

Australian Dance Theatre nominated for four Helpmann Awards - 24 June, 2016

In March 2016 the company presented the World Premiere of its latest work Habitus, as part of the prestigious Adelaide Festival of Arts. The work was well received by audiences and media, including sold out performances. The company were pleased to have such a successful premiere season, and are thrilled to be nominated for four awards in the… View Article

Garry Stewart guest judge at the International Competition for Choreographers - 24 June, 2016

In June Artistic Director Garry Stewart was a guest judge for the Hanover Ballet Society’s annual International Competition for Choreographers, supported by the Tanja Liedtke Foundation. Tanja Liedtke was a former dancer with ADT in the late 90s and early 2000s, performing in various works for the company. Botis Seva a London based choreographer,  won both the… View Article


News Archive

16 October, 2015
MALAGA – by Thomas Fonua

26 February, 2014
Thinking Brains & Bodies

16 December, 2013
Looking back on 2013