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

Date

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 Book now

March 2018

Date

Venue

Program

Bookings

1 Mar Theater Heidelberg construct by Tanja Liedtke Tanzbiennale Heidelberg

21 Mar Dubbo Regional Theatre Convention Centre The Beginning of Nature Book now

April 2018

Date

Venue

Program

Bookings

9 - 13 Apr The Odeon Secondment Week Apply now.

June 2018

Date

Venue

Program

Bookings

14 - 15 Jun Canberra Theatre Centre The Beginning of Nature Book now

July 2018

Date

Venue

Program

Bookings

11 - 14 Jul Dunstan Playhouse, Adelaide Festival Centre The Beginning of Nature BASS
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18 Jul The Art House Wyong The Beginning of Nature Book now

21 Jul Chaffey Theatre The Beginning of Nature Country Arts South Australia

27 - 28 Jul Theatre Royal The Beginning of Nature Tasmanian Arts Guide

August 2018

Date

Venue

Program

Bookings

18 Aug Mandurah Performing Arts Centre The Beginning of Nature Book now

General information

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Registration

Entry into the Australian Dance Theatre’s Youth Ensemble is by audition only. Auditions are being held on Thursday 1 February Once accepted to register pariticpants must be enrolled & paid in the Term they are participating in.

To enrol, please request a registration form and return it to Australian Dance Theatre, via post, email or fax. Payment of fees can be made directly to Australian Dance Theatre. Payment can also be done online by clicking here.

Postal address:
Australian Dance Theatre
57a Queen Street, Norwood SA 5067

Email: adt@adt.org.au

Fax: 08-8373 7030

Please note- Registrations will not be processed if illegible or incomplete.

Cost

$230.00 per term

Term dates

Rehearsals for the Youth Ensemble are held during South Australian school terms only, over 10-weeks.

Conditions of Enrolment

Australian Dance Theatre School reserves the right to make amendments to its classes without prior notice or to cancel a class.

Australian Dance Theatre School reserves the right to refuse an enrolment as permitted by law or to request a participant to leave a class if they are disruptive, late or have not paid, or arranged payment for, their term fees.

Australian Dance Theatre School reserves the right to refuse an enrolment if a student does not fulfil the age or experience requirements for the classes.

2018 Classes – Students must be aged 15-20 years as of 1 February 2018. Students are also required to have at least three- years dance experience to participate in the classes.

Australian Dance Theatre School provides supervision of the students during classes on Thursdays 4.30pm – 7.00pm only. Parents/guardians can wait for their children in The Odeon Theatre foyer during class times. Australian Dance Theatre Studios are a non-smoking venue.

Australian Dance Theatre does not allow any person to watch class from inside the studio due to safety and security reasons. Any person inside the studio at the time of a class must be participating in that class. Sometimes there may be an in-class showing where parents & family members will be invited to come and watch what the students have been learning, parents will be advised of this in advance.

Confirmation

All students will receive a confirmation of their enrolment to the School prior to the beginning of Term. It is the parent/guardian’s responsibility to contact Australian Dance Theatre School if they do not receive the confirmation.

Refunds

Australian Dance Theatre is unable to offer refunds for any paid classes unless the program is cancelled by Australian Dance Theatre. A cancellation fee of $50 will apply per student for each class they are enrolled in, unless the cancellation is due to medical reasons, in which the cancellation should be accompanied by appropriate verification ie. medical certificate.

Photography & videography

Australian Dance Theatre School may take and use photographs and videos of participants for promotional and archival purposes only. All material recorded during any programme is the copyright of Australian Dance Theatre School. Participants can elect to not have their photo or video used by Australian Dance Theatre School by emailing adt@adt.org.au or phoning 08- 83737733.

Transportation & parking

There are many bus services that travel along Belair Road. Please exit at Bus Stop 11 (either side of the road) and visit Adelaide Metro for further information.
Parking is available on George & William Streets behind the Australian Dance Theatre Studios.

Attire

Non-restrictive dance/active wear is the recommended dress for students. For most classes they will need to be barefoot. There may be some classes that require students to wear sneakers, students are asked to bring sneakers with them to each class and the teacher will advise when they are required to wear them.

Water

Please bring a drink bottle to classes; Australian Dance Theatre has a filtered water tap where you can refill your drink bottle for free.

Mobile phones

All mobile phones & paging services must be switched to silent prior to the commencement of class. If students have special circumstances please discuss with the Dance Class Coordinator prior to class.

Lost property

Students must take all their valuables in to the studio with them and remember to collect all of their belongings after class. Australian Dance Theatre School cannot take responsibility for anything left behind in the studio, foyer or any other part of the building. To check on any lost property please contact Australian Dance Theatre during business hours on 08-83737733.

Additional information

Each class includes a warm up and cool down session. Students must be on time for class and no student will be allowed in to any class 20 minutes after the class has commenced. If students wish to arrive 15 minutes early to stretch before class there is a large foyer at the front of the building. Australian Dance Theatre is a non-smoking venue.

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

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