The Beginning of Nature is a compelling and ritualistic work based upon the idea of rhythms in nature. Humans – and all living forms – exist within a phenomenally complex symphony of overlapping rhythms that constitute the very fabric of nature and life itself. These rhythms are manifested in day and night, the seasons, tidal patterns, migration, hibernation, sleep and waking, weather patterns, the binary of growth and decay and the various systems of the body.
Combining live music and the dancers of ADT, the work explores the forces that nature asserts over humankind despite our continued efforts to see ourselves as separate from nature, and the notion that our bodies are inscribed with the same rhythms that underpin nature itself.
Acclaimed composer, Brendan Woithe, has collaborated with Kaurna consultant, Jack Buckskin, to develop the original score fusing electronica with a string quartet. With live accompaniment by two vocalists, the spell-binding score includes a libretto sung in Kaurna language, the first language of the Adelaide Plains, home to ADT.
European Tour 2018
6 – 10 November – Stadttheater Fürth, Furth – Germany | click here to book
13 November – Scharoun-Theater Wolfsburg, Wolfsburg – Germany | click here to book
15 November – Theater de Maaspoort, Venlo – Germany | click here to book
17 November – Musis & Stadstheater Arnhem, Arnhem – The Netherlands | click here to book
21 November – Parktheater Eindhoven, Eindhoven – The Netherlands | click here to book
23 November – Theater & Congrescentrum de Flint nv, Amersfoort – The Netherlands | click here to book
29 November – Theater De Nieuwe Kolk, Assen – The Netherlands | click here to book
1 December – ATLAS Theater, Emmen – The Netherlands | click here to book
6 December – Theater aan het Vrijthof, Maastricht – The Netherlands | click here to book
7-8 December – Theaters Tilburg, Tilburg – The Netherlands | click here to book
12 December – Concertgebouw Brugge, Brugge – Belgium | click here to book
14 December – Theater Bonn, Bonn – Germany | click here to book
18 December – De Goudse Schouwburg, Gouda – The Netherlands | click here to book