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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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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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

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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

Adelaide Film Festival launches its 2015 program featuring Mood Machine by Garry Stewart

Wednesday, September 9, 2015

Adelaide Film Festival (AFF) is a biennial eleven-day celebration and exploration of Australian and international screen culture with a unique program of screenings, forums and special events. The event has rapidly established itself as one of the boldest and most innovative in the country and has made a name for itself internationally as a platform for exciting new talent in the Australian industry.

Today the Adelaide Film Festival launched its full program featuring the World Premiere of an animated work from Artistic Director Garry Stewart. Featured as part of the ‘Made in SA’ program is Garry Stewart’s Mood Machine. 

If we took the total human emotional range and compacted it into a few minutes what might this look like? Mood Machine is a dazzlingly baroque explosion of imagery of the emotional human body set to a wildly unexpected electronic score.

It explores the choreographic possibilities of the gestures and facial expressions that constitute human emotion. The physicality of these emotions are universal and can be read from one cultural group to another. The way in which emotions are expressed by the body is a type of dance if we think of ‘dance’ as being underpinned by kinetics and rhythmic patterns of the body.

Mood Machine was created in collaboration with cinematographer and editor Brenton Kempster. The soundscore by Brendan Woithe is an atmospheric electronic score which will also employs digitally altered samples of the sounds associated with human emotions such as sobbing, laughter, sighing, breathing, and the heartbeat.

DIRECTOR Garry Stewart | PRODUCER Australian Dance Theatre | CAST Members of Australian Dance Theatre | OTHER KEY CREW Cinematographer: Brenton Kempster (ZuluMu), Editor: Brenton Kempster (ZuluMu), Music: Brendan Woithe

Screens with: My Little SumoWhat We KnowUpside Down FeelingMy Best Friend Is Stuck On The CeilingThe Film You WroteToo DarkCriticismEnfilade

Screening Dates:

Monday 19th October – 7.00pm at Palace Nova Cinema,  3 Cinema Pl, Adelaide SA 5000 – click here for tickets

Friday 30th October – 7.00pm at Middleback Theatre, Whyalla

To view the full program online, or request a hardcopy – click here