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 https://www.delamar.nl/voorstellingen/the-beginning-of-nature/

March 2018

Date

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
131246

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.