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 19 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

North/South
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
Nothing
Nascent
Vocabulary
Birdbrain

What’s On

January 2019

Date

Venue

Program

Bookings

31 Jan The Odeon Youth Ensemble audition Click here to receive an application form
08 8373 7733
22 - 24 Jan The Odeon School Holiday Workshops Click here to book
08 8373 7733

March 2019

Date

Venue

Program

Bookings

12 - 18 Mar Queen Elizabeth II (Cunard) The Beginning of Nature Cunard

May 2019

Date

Venue

Program

Bookings

3 - 6 May Joyce Theater, New York (USA) The Beginning of Nature Click here to book
212-242-0800

June 2019

Date

Venue

Program

Bookings

3 - 7 Jun The Odeon Secondment Week Click here for further info and to apply.
08 8373 7733

September 2019

Date

Venue

Program

Bookings

11 - 14 Sep Dunstan Playhouse, Adelaide Festival Centre North/South BASS
131246

Tanja Liedtke Fellowship 2019

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Applications are now open for the sixth Tanja Liedtke Fellow.

The 2019 Tanja Liedtke Fellowship is offered by the Tanja Liedtke Foundation in partnership with Berlin’s ada Studio and Australian Dance Theatre’s International Centre for Choreography.

The Tanja Liedtke Foundation was established in July 2008 in honour of the dancer and choreographer, Tanja Liedtke. The Foundation draws its focus and energy from the inspiration of Tanja Liedtke, her determination, her passion and her unique vision.

The Tanja Liedtke Foundation seeks to achieve this by encouraging, supporting and celebrating a dynamic spirit of creative adventure in choreography and dance practice, and by enabling exciting opportunities for a broad range of dance artists. The Fellowship program reflects this vision.

The 2019 Fellowship program takes place from 29 July – 25 August 2019 (exclusive of international travel days). The Fellowship is open for applications from dancers/choreographers between the ages of 20 and 35. All applicants must be a citizen or permanent resident of Australia. 

In keeping with the purpose and aims of the Foundation, the Fellowship focuses on the advancement and enrichment of contemporary dance theatre, and simultaneously, encouragement of new artistic connections in an environment of international exchange.

The two key objectives of the 2019 Fellowship are:

1. To provide a program of opportunity for an emerging Australian dancer/choreographer to expand and develop his/her creative boundaries;
2. To enable young and emerging artists to meet and work collaboratively in the context of international exchange and experimentation.

The Fellowship program includes a range of opportunities for creative development, artistic exchange, study, attendance of performances and international networking. The program is especially focused on providing an emerging Australian dance artist, who has not had extensive experience in Europe, the opportunity to work in Berlin.

In 2019, the ADT ICC will be managing the Fellowship application process in partnership with the Foundation. ADT’s Artistic Director Garry Stewart and Associate Artistic Director Sarah-Jayne Howard will join the selection panel.

The Fellowship includes:

  • Flights (return to city of origin)
  • On ground travel (taxi/train)
  • Accommodation
  • Salary for the creative project
  • Budget for creative project (3000 euro)
  • Tickets to Tanz in August performances
  • Workshops

To apply:

  1. Download and read the Information for Candidates – here. You may need to refresh the page.
  2. Download the Application Checklist – here. You may need to refresh the page.
  3. Prepare application based on checklist requirements after you have read the Information for Candidates thoroughly.
  4. Email your application in one Word document or as PDF file and to icc@adt.org.au using the subject line [Full Name] Tanja Liedtke Fellowship Application 2019. You will receive a confirmation email. Please ensure you have included your contact details including full name, date of birth, residential address and phone number as well as the URLs to your support material within your application.

Support material must be received no later than 5pm Australian Central Daylight-Saving Time, 14 December 2018. Late material will not be considered.

For further enquiry, questions or information please email Sarah-Jayne Howard: icc@adt.org.au or call Australian Dance Theatre on (08) 8373 7733.

 

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

Tanja Liedtke Fellowship closes 14 Dec 2018 - 13 December, 2018

Tomorrow is the last day to apply for the 2019 Tanja Liedtke Fellowship. The 2019 Fellowship is offered by the Tanja Liedtke Foundation in partnership with Berlin’s ada Studio and Australian Dance Theatre’s International Centre for Choreography (ADT ICC). In 2019, the ADT ICC will be managing the Fellowship application process in partnership with the… View Article

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 2018 - 14 December, 2018

As we reflect on what has been a huge and exciting year for the company, we sincerely thank all our valued audiences, 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… View Article


News Archive

23 December, 2016
A look back on 2016

23 December, 2016
Erin Fowler residency

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