In 2018, ADT launched its International Centre for Choreography (ICC), based at ADT’s new home at The Odeon in Norwood, that will facilitate support for local, interstate and international dance artists in the creation of dance through workshops, exchanges and residencies, and professional development initiatives. ADT has had a long history of encouraging and nurturing the creativity of its dancers and independent artists, as well as providing the means to create. The ADT ICC is a new initiative by ADT with the aim to act as a nexus for the exchange of ideas on choreography and to facilitate support for local, interstate and international dance artists in the development of new dance and the thinking that underpins it.
A number of pre-existing initiatives will formulate the cornerstone of the ICC in the early stages. These are:
Rough Draft / Rough Draft provides an opportunity for Adelaide’s independent dance and physical theatre makers to present their work to an audience in the early stages of its creative development. This event will occur annually and showcases up to 10 new works. Click here for more info.
Enhancement / Enhancement is an ongoing artist-in-residence program whereby ADT donates space for projects by local independent artists. Click here for more info.
Open Classes / ADT will continue to open its doors to independent professional dancers to attend company class weekday mornings, free of charge. This allows independent artists access to the highest level of training, without the cost.
These programs will be accompanied by new and exciting initiatives in ADT’s regular programming, underpinned by its vision to connect to a network of outstanding choreographic centres around the globe and within Australia, including:
Collaborations and Exchanges / Collaborations are at the heart of the ICC. Exchange with a network of other international and national choreographic centres such as Dance Base in Edinburgh, Centre Choregraphique National de Marseille, ICK Amsterdam, Strut (WA) and Critical Path (NSW) will provide South Australian and international artists with a range of opportunities in developing new projects and evolving methodologies of making.
Workshops / In 2018, the ICC will introduce a workshop program for professional dancers and choreographers with ADT artists as well as visiting artists and collaborators. In 2018, workshops will be conducted by Norwegian choreographer, Ina Christel Johannessen. Johannessen’s work is well known internationally through her company Zero Visibility Corp, her time as resident choreographer of Carte Blanche, and commissions by Scottish Dance Theatre, CCDC Hong Kong, Cullberg Ballet and Gothenburg Dance Company. Click here for more info.
Garry Stewart Churchill Fellowship / Our Artistic Director, Garry Stewart, has recently been named as a recipient of a 2017 Churchill Fellowship. These prestigious fellowships are awarded each year to provide Fellows with the opportunity to travel around the world to gain new knowledge and understandings in their field of interest that can be applied back in Australia to positively impact our society. In 2018, Garry will use his Fellowship to travel to various choreographic centres such as Gati Dance Forum (India), Ballet Marseille Centre National Choregraphique (France), ICK International Centre for Choreography (The Netherlands), Movement Research (USA) and Dance Base (Scotland), where he will study the structure and function to implement on ADT’s new ICC. Click here for more info.