The Company

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 over 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 17 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.

Works

Collision Course

Synopsis

Collision Course is a project conceived, choreographed and co-directed by Garry Stewart and produced and co-directed by Carmelo Musca. It involves a series of bodies colliding in mid-air captured in extreme slow motion at 1500 frames per second. Collision Course includes a cast of over 100 sportspeople and dancers trained in various different physical disciplines: martial artists, rugby players, gymnasts, athletes, wrestlers, capoeira dancers, breakers (breakdance), boxers, jive dances, contemporary dancers and many others.

Collision Course is screened in art galleries as well as on the outside of public buildings.

Running time: 33 minutes (48 sequential collisions).

 

Upcoming Screenings

Experimenta Recharge National Tour

The last outing of the Experimenta Recharge National Tour is being presented at the Samstag Museum from this Friday – 23 September.

Experimenta Recharge features the works of artists who employ, critique and experiment with media and technology.

When: 19 August – 23 September

Where: Anne & Gordon Samstag Museum of Art, 55 North Terrace, Adelaide

Opening Hours: Tues to Fri 11 am – 5pm, Sat 2 – 5pm and late on Thurs for ART AFTER DARK events. Closed public holidays and during exhibition changeovers.

Cost: Free admission, all welcome

For more info and the full programclick here.

 

East End Moving Image Program

The East End Moving Image Program is an initiative of the Adelaide City Council to forge deeper relationships with the arts community by commissioning moving image artists to create new artwork to activate the city at night, delighting unsuspecting audiences and contributing to the evening economy.

Collision Course is being screened on Rundle Street (on Target wall, across from UPark) nightly from 18 August – 15 September from 6 pm – 3am.

For more info on the East End Moving Image Program and all the other after dark events happening in Adelaide –click here. 

Supporters

Funded by the Department of Culture & The Arts (Government of Western Australia).

Credits

Concept

Garry Stewart

Choreographer/Co-Director

Garry Stewart

Producer/Co-Director

Carmelo Musca

Co-Choreographer

Claudia Alessi

Director of Photography

Torstein Dyrting, ACS

Editor

Nick Dunlop

Composer

Brendan Woithe

What’s On

January 2017

Date

Venue

Program

Bookings

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

1 - 31 Jan Second Stage Development The Beginning of Nature

February 2017

Date

Venue

Program

Bookings

18 - 18 Feb ACMI Proximity Interactive - White Night Melbourne Free event

March 2017

Date

Venue

Program

Bookings

2 - 31 Mar Art Gallery of South Australia Doppelganger As part of the Versus Rodin exhibition

31 - 31 Mar Art Gallery of South Australia ADT Youth Ensemble - Teen Takeover Free event. Register via AGSA

April 2017

Date

Venue

Program

Bookings

1 - 31 Mar Art Gallery of South Australia Doppelganger As part of the Versus Rodin exhibition

26 - 26 Apr ADT Studios 126 Belair Road, Hawthorn Rough Draft Entry by donation. Register your seats here.

June 2017

Date

Venue

Program

Bookings

1 - 17 Mar Art Gallery of South Australia Doppelganger As part of the Versus Rodin exhibition

18 Jun ADT Studios - 126 Belair Road, Hawthorn Body Image: the basis of who we are and how we act - workshop Click here to book

August 2017

Date

Venue

Program

Bookings

15 - 12 Sep National Tour - QLD, NSW, VIC Be Your Self Click here for full details

2 - 5 Aug The Sumner, Southbank Theatre Melbourne Be Your Self Southbank Theatre
03 8688 0800
15 Aug Townsville Civic Theatre Be Your Self Click here to book
(07) 4727 9797

September 2017

Date

Venue

Program

Bookings

18 - 22 Sep ADT Studios, Adelaide Secondment Week Applications are now open
(08) 8373 7733

News & Media

Body Image: the basis of who we are and how we act – workshop - 25 April, 2017

Body Image: the basis of who we are and how we act. Workshop – Sunday 18 June 10.00am-4:30pm, held at ADT Studios 126 Belair Road, Hawthorn. Join Associate Professor Susan Hillier of the University of South Australia for a special workshop for anyone interested in body image – clinicians, dancers, actors, yoga teachers, students, or… View Article

A look back on 2016 - 23 December, 2016

As we reflect on what has been a huge and exciting year for the company, we sincerely thank all our valued sponsors and supporters for ensuring that we are able to continue to create and perform new work, play a leading role as a cultural ambassador for Australia, and provide opportunities for the future generation… View Article

Erin Fowler residency - 23 December, 2016

The company were pleased to invite local independent artist and Artistic Director of The Mill Adelaide, Erin Fowler to the studios for a week-long residency to further develop her work Epoch, on the dancers of ADT. Epoch first premiered in 2016 as part of ADT’s Ignition season. This week our dancers have been training in Erin’s distinctive… View Article

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


News Archive

16 October, 2015
MALAGA – by Thomas Fonua

26 February, 2014
Thinking Brains & Bodies

16 December, 2013
Looking back on 2013