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

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2 - 19 Jan The Odeon Humanhood residency

February 2018

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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

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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

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9 - 13 Apr The Odeon Secondment Week Apply now.

June 2018

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

July 2018

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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

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

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.

Latest News

A look back on 2016

Friday, December 23, 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 of dancers and dance makers.

With a focus on performing in our hometown this year, we would particularly like to thank our loyal and new audiences in Adelaide, South Australia.

A look back on the year.

Following the world premiere of Habitus at the Adelaide Festival in March to sold out audiences, we premiered Part 1 of The Beginning of Nature to rave reviews at WOMADelaide.

We premiered our VR app The Beginning of Nature in Virtual Reality, created in collaboration with Sandpit and Jumpgate and were thrilled by the response of WOMAD festival patrons to this unique experience. Click here to download for free.

Proximity Interactive made a return to Adelaide as part of the 2016 Adelaide Biennial of Australian Art – Magic Object, where over 20,000 visitors to Samstag Gallery were able to interact with this exhibit.

We were guest perfomers at the Art Gallery of South Australia’s First Fridays in May and re-launched our choreographic season, Ignition, in July.

In August, we performed as part of the South Australian Government’s trade mission to India.

In a first for the company, Artistic Director Garry Stewart was in-residence with German dance company, tanzmainz, from April to June, during which time he created a new work, Objekt. Following its German premiere by tanzmainz, ADT presented the Australian premiere season in October, and the reviews were overwhelmingly positive … ” A riveting and exciting artistic achievement reflecting quality collaboration on all levels” – InDaily

As part of the launch of ADT’s International Centre for Choreography, we hosted three artists in residence and presented our annual Rough Draft choreographic evening.

We were delighted to be involved in the Thinking Brains and Bodies discussion forum at the highly anticipated return of The Adelaide Festival of Ideas in October.

In our final performance for the year, we were a guest performer at the Ruby Awards, honouring South Australian arts and cultural excellence.

As always, it is our dancers who make our company what it is. It was wonderful to see their extraordinary talents recognised by their peers in 2016, with ADT’s longest-serving dancer, Kimball Wong, taking home the Helpmann Award for Best Male Dancer in a Dance or Physical Theatre Work and Thomas Fonua receiving a nomination for an Adelaide Critics Circle Award for Best Emerging Artist in choreography.

Thank you again for joining us in 2016 and we look forward to seeing you all in 2017. 

Click here to watch our 2016 highlights.