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

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 2018

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Bookings

2 - 19 Jan The Odeon Humanhood residency

February 2018

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Venue

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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

April 2018

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9 - 13 Apr The Odeon Secondment Week Apply now.

May 2018

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19 May The Odeon The Odeon Open Day Free!
8373 7733

June 2018

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3 Jun The Odeon Making South Workshop Click here to register
(08) 8373 7733
28 - 30 Jun Illawarra Performing Arts Centre, Wollongong The Beginning of Nature Book now
02 4224 5999
14 - 15 Jun Canberra Theatre Centre, Canberra The Beginning of Nature Book now
02 6275 2700
21 Jun Dubbo Regional Theatre Convention Centre, Dubbo The Beginning of Nature Book now
(02) 6801 4378
18 Jun The Art House Wyong The Beginning of Nature Book now
(02) 4335 1485

July 2018

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27 - 28 Jul Theatre Royal, Hobart The Beginning of Nature Book now
(03) 6233 2299
21 Jul Chaffey Theatre, Renmark The Beginning of Nature Book now
(08) 8586 1800
11 - 14 Jul Dunstan Playhouse, Adelaide Festival Centre The Beginning of Nature Book now
131 246

August 2018

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9 - 10 Aug Darwin Entertainment Centre The Beginning of Nature Book here
08 8943 4222
3 Aug Araluen Arts Centre, Alice Springs The Beginning of Nature Book now
08 8951 1122
18 Aug Mandurah Performing Arts Centre, Mandurah The Beginning of Nature Book now
(08) 9550 3900

September 2018

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13 - 14 Sep The Odeon, Norwood Making North Workshop Click here to register
08 8373 7733

October 2018

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12 Oct The Odeon Rough Draft Click here to book
08 8373 7733
16 - 14 Dec Tanja Liedtke Fellowship 2019 Applications now open
08 8373 7733

November 2018

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6 - 10 Nov Stadttheater Fürth, Fürth (DEU) The Beginning of Nature Click here to book
(0911) 974 24 10
13 Nov Scharoun-Theater Wolfsburg, Wolfsburg (DEU) The Beginning of Nature Click here to book
05361 2673-38
15 Nov Theater de Maaspoort, Venlo (NL) The Beginning of Nature Click here to book
+31(0)77 320 72 22
17 Nov Musis & Stadstheater Arnhem, Arnhem (NL) The Beginning of Nature Click here to book
026 – 443 73 43
21 Nov Parktheater Eindhoven, Eindhoven (NL) The Beginning of Nature Click here to book
040 - 2 11 11 22
23 Nov Theater & Congrescentrum de Flint, Amersfoort (NL) The Beginning of Nature Click here to book
033 4229 229
29 Nov Theater De Nieuwe Kolk, Assen (NL) The Beginning of Nature Click here to book
088 012 88 88

December 2018

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Venue

Program

Bookings

1 Dec ATLAS Theater, Emmen (NL) The Beginning of Nature Click here to book
0591 - 850 856
6 Dec Theater aan het Vrijthof, Maastricht (NL) The Beginning of Nature Click here to book
+31 43 350 55 55
7 - 8 Dec Theaters Tilburg, Tilburg (NL) The Beginning of Nature Click here to book
013 543 22 20
12 Dec Concertgebouw Brugge, Brugge (BEL) The Beginning of Nature Click here to book
0031 20 671 83 45
14 Dec Theater Bonn, Bonn (DEU) The Beginning of Nature Click here to book
+49 [0]228 – 77 80 08
18 Dec De Goudse Schouwburg, Gouda (NL) The Beginning of Nature Click here to book
0182 - 513 750

January 2019

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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

June 2019

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Venue

Program

Bookings

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

Latest News

A note from Narelle Benjamin: 2 weeks at ADT

Monday, September 28, 2015

Last week we had the pleasure of having acclaimed choreographer and dancer Narelle Benjamin for two weeks at our studios as part of her Australian Council Fellowship.
Narelle is a long term supporter of ADT and has worked with many other Australian and international choreographers and companies. She has worked on award-winning films as choreographer, director and dancer and won the award for best short film in 1999 at the Sydney film festival and an Australian Dance Award for Dance on Film for Restoration. Narelle has choreographed two works for The One Extra Company, Inside Out (2002) and Out of Water (2004); Gossamer for Sydney Dance Company’s Directors Cut season (2006); The Dark Room for The Australian Ballet’s Bodytorque (2007); Figment for the Sydney Festival (2008); Lulie (2007) and Pixel (2008) for Theatre of Image; In Glass with performers Kristina Chan, Paul White and video artist Samuel James for contemporary dance festivals Spring Dance (2010) and ‘Dance Massive’ (2011). Narelle’s work ‘In Glass’ won the Australian Dance Award for Outstanding Achievement in Independent Dance in 2011. Recently Narelle won the 2015 Australian Dance Award for Outstanding Achievement in Choreography for her piece Hiding in Plain Sight.
Read about her recent time with ADT below:
It has been a real treat to work with the ADT dancers to further explore and lead them through improvisation explorations inspired by my somatic research which was made possible through my Australia Council Fellowship. Through leading explorations into physiological systems, anatomy, and imagery within the body, the work informs movement and awakens the imagination to one’s own expression and perceptions. The deep connection to these processes also informed our group yoga practise.
The dancers were such a pleasure to work with and it was also exciting for me to see choreographic possibilities emerge through this way of working. To observe these explorations and to see how the dancers responded to the incoming information was invaluable. It was interesting to look at how this stimulus could inform the creation of structured choreography and to see what could emerge through this shared, distributed mode of thinking.
For me this represents a new way of working and opens a door to a movement research methodology that I will no doubt develop further beyond this point.
During my two week stay in Adelaide I also made a solo for Ice Cube as part of ADT’s Adelaide Embedded initiative. Ice Cube, is a pop-up performance that featured at the South end of Victoria Square – Adelaide. As the name suggests it is a clear perspex cube in which dancers perform within. It has been so enjoyable and inspiring to participate in this project with ADT. It has been 15 years since I danced in Birdbrain – Garry’s inaugural work for the company.
The company would like to thank Narelle for her sharing her insights with our dancers, her stunning solo in Ice Cube and her continued inspiration and generosity.
ICECUBE by Australian Dance Theatre. Adelaide City Photography ©sofiacalado2015
Photography © Sofia Calado