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 Book now

March 2018

Date

Venue

Program

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

Date

Venue

Program

Bookings

9 - 13 Apr The Odeon Secondment Week Apply now.

June 2018

Date

Venue

Program

Bookings

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

July 2018

Date

Venue

Program

Bookings

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

Date

Venue

Program

Bookings

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

ADT's new Executive Director - Shaun Comerford

Wednesday, October 21, 2015

We are proud to announce the appointment of Shaun Comerford as the company’s new Executive Director.

Shaun will be relocating to Adelaide from Sydney where he had previously been working as General Manager, Production for the Michael Cassel Group. Shaun has previous experience in the Arts, Events and Music industries including event production, relationship management, financial management, contracting, fundraising, legal compliance, marketing and public relations.

ADT Chairman Kim Boehm said that Shaun will be a great addition to the Arts community in Adelaide.

Shaun said he is excited to be moving to a company with such a strong international reputation.

“In some ways it’s daunting to be joining a company that has achieved so much and is so highly acclaimed internationally. I have enormous admiration for Artistic Director Garry Stewart and I can’t wait to work alongside him and the rest of the company,” he said.

“I’ve seen the plans the company has for the next few years and the program looks stunning – particularly the Adelaide events planned for 2016, starting with a season of the new work Habitus at the Adelaide Festival.”

ADT Operations Manager Paul Cowley has been Acting Executive Director since June while the company undertook a comprehensive recruitment process. The company is incredibly grateful for his commitment and hard work during this time.

The company gives a warm welcome to Shaun and are looking forward to an exciting program of events for 2016!