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 20 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

Anthology
North/South
The Beginning of Nature
construct by Tanja Liedtke
Doppelganger
Be Your Self
Choreography (NIDA)
Objekt
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

April 2019

Date

Venue

Program

Bookings

4 - 5 Apr The Odeon, Norwood Anthology Click here to book
08 8373 7733

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
28 - 2 Aug The Odeon DanceFit/80's Click here to book.
08 8373 7733

July 2019

Date

Venue

Program

Bookings

17 - 12 Jul The Odeon, 57a Queen Street, Norwood Rough Draft Click here to book.
088373 7733

September 2019

Date

Venue

Program

Bookings

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

Education

Australian Dance Theatre offers a range of education opportunities for secondary & tertiary students, graduates & the general public.

To download a soft copy of our Learning Program for Schools in 2019 – click here. *you may have to refresh the page.

To accompany the world premiere of The Beginning of Nature, ADT has collaborated with Adelaide technology companies Sandpit and Jumpgate to create a virtual reality experience.

Viewed through an ingenious app, coupled with Google cardboard technology, allowing the user to experience the dancers performing choreography from The Beginning of Nature filmed in 3 stunning natural locations in South Australia in 360 degrees.

Composed by Brendan Woite, The Beginning of Nature’s score is performed on stage by the Zephyr Quartet and features Kaurna language sung by indigenous classical singers Vonda Last and Shauntai Batzke. The Kaurna language will also be featured in the virtual reality scenes – showing English translations.

The Kaurna words have been chosen by The Beginning of Nature’s Indigenous language consultant, Jack Buckskin.

To download:

Available for free on the App Store (for iPhone) or Google Play (for Android). Ensure you are on wifi, then head to ADT.org.au/VR.

This project has been assisted by the Australian Government through the Australia Council for the Arts, its arts funding and advisory body, and through the Department of Communications and the Arts’ Indigenous Languages and Arts program. 

Latest News

The Beginning of Nature in Virtual Reality - download the app

Friday, March 11, 2016

To accompany the world premiere of The Beginning of Nature, ADT has collaborated with Adelaide technology companies Sandpit and Jumpgate to create a virtual reality experience.

Viewed through an ingenious app, coupled with Google cardboard technology, allowing the user to experience the dancers performing choreography from The Beginning of Nature filmed in 3 stunning natural locations in South Australia in 360 degrees.

Composed by Brendan Woite, The Beginning of Nature’s score is performed on stage by the Zephyr Quartet and features Kaurna language sung by indigenous classical singers Vonda Last and Shauntai Batzke. The Kaurna language will also be featured in the virtual reality scenes – showing English translations.

The Kaurna words have been chosen by The Beginning of Nature’s Indigenous language consultant, Jack Buckskin.

To download:

Available for free on the App Store (for iPhone) or Google Play (for Android). Ensure you are on wifi, then head to ADT.org.au/VR.

This project has been assisted by the Australian Government through the Australia Council for the Arts, its arts funding and advisory body, and through the Department of Communications and the Arts’ Indigenous Languages and Arts program.