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 18 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

The Beginning of Nature
construct by Tanja Liedtke
Doppelganger
Be Your Self
Choreography (NIDA)
Objekt
Habitus
Multiverse
Proximity
Mood Machine
Collision Course
Nought by Daniel Jaber
Worldhood
Ignition
Devolution
HELD
The Age of Unbeauty
Nascent
Vocabulary
Nothing
Birdbrain

What’s On

January 2018

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Venue

Program

Bookings

2 - 19 Jan The Odeon Humanhood residency

February 2018

Date

Venue

Program

Bookings

1 Feb The Odeon Theatre
57a Queen St Norwood SA 5098
Youth Ensemble audition Applications now open

21 - 22 Feb DeLaMar Theater, Amsterdam, The Netherlands The Beginning of Nature https://www.delamar.nl/voorstellingen/the-beginning-of-nature/

March 2018

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Venue

Program

Bookings

1 Mar Theater Heidelberg construct by Tanja Liedtke Tanzbiennale Heidelberg

April 2018

Date

Venue

Program

Bookings

9 - 13 Apr ADT studios, Adelaide South Australia Secondment Week

July 2018

Date

Venue

Program

Bookings

11 - 14 Jul Dunstan Playhouse, Adelaide Festival Centre The Beginning of Nature BASS
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ADT and AC Arts Creative Partnership

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ADT and the Adelaide College of the Arts (AC Arts) have embarked on a ground-breaking partnership that will provide unique benefits to both organisations and ensure a dynamic future for dance in Adelaide.

The partnership will give dance students at AC Arts the opportunity to benefit from the experience of Artistic Director Garry Stewart and ADT dancers.

For the first time, Garry will join the panel that will audition dancers for the Bachelor of Creative Arts (Dance) degree delivered by TAFE SA’s Adelaide College of the Arts and Flinders University, starting with the 2016 intake.

The partnership will also provide opportunities for ADT to present performances at the Adelaide College of the Arts’ Light Square venue, promoting its work in its home town.

Adelaide College of the Arts is the only tertiary institution in Australia housing the study of visual and performing arts training in one building. It has an international reputation for producing graduates ready for professional roles.

Garry said he and ADT had a close involvement with the College that extended back to the College’s 1999 co-production of Amnesia and included the 2011 presentation of Worldhood.

“I’ve witnessed and benefited from the skills and expertise of Adelaide College of the Arts students in dance, technical production and other areas,” he said. “Many technical production students who have worked with us in an internship capacity go on to support us in professional roles.

“We’ve entered this agreement to help nurture dance and choreography students in Adelaide. We will immerse AC Arts students in our preparations for major productions and offer opportunities to learn from and be mentored by our professional dancers.”

Adelaide College of the Arts Head of Dance, Peter Sheedy said the relationship with ADT would provide students with unparalleled experience to help them become elite contemporary dance practitioners.

“The opportunity to work with professional artists is something we’ve built our reputation around,” Mr Sheehy said. “A closer relationship with this world-renowned company can only enhance our training.

“The ADT is the most internationally toured dance company in Australia. Many of our students have grown up watching and admiring Garry’s work – to enable them to work with him and ADT provides a unique and valuable offering for our students across dance, choreography, technical and production.”

Auditions will be staged on 20 November and 4 December, and successful applicants will be offered first and second round places in December 2015 and January 2016. Applications should be submitted through SATAC.

Find out more about the Bachelor of Dance at Adelaide College of the Arts.

News & Media

Humanhood residency - 22 January, 2018

In January 2018 the company were pleased to have Rudi Cole and Julia Robert, founding co-artistic directors of Humanhood, with us in the studios. Humanhood were amongst the winners at the Ballet Gesellschaft International Choreographic Competition in Hanover, which included a three-week scholarship with the company thanks to the generous support of the Tanja Liedtke Foundation. For… View Article

A look back on 2017 - 22 December, 2017

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

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


News Archive

24 October, 2016
Botis Seva residency

16 October, 2015
MALAGA – by Thomas Fonua

26 February, 2014
Thinking Brains & Bodies

16 December, 2013
Looking back on 2013