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 17 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

construct by Tanja Liedtke
Be Your Self
Doppelganger
The Beginning of Nature
Choreography (NIDA)
Objekt
Habitus
Multiverse
Proximity
Mood Machine
Collision Course
Nought by Daniel Jaber
Worldhood
Ignition
Devolution
HELD
The Age of Unbeauty
Vocabulary
Nascent
Nothing
Birdbrain

What’s On

January 2017

Date

Venue

Program

Bookings

30 - 30 Jan ADT Studios - 126 Belair Road, Hawthorn Youth Ensemble audition more info

1 - 31 Jan Second Stage Development The Beginning of Nature

February 2017

Date

Venue

Program

Bookings

18 - 18 Feb ACMI Proximity Interactive - White Night Melbourne Free event

March 2017

Date

Venue

Program

Bookings

2 - 31 Mar Art Gallery of South Australia Doppelganger As part of the Versus Rodin exhibition

31 - 31 Mar Art Gallery of South Australia ADT Youth Ensemble - Teen Takeover Free event. Register via AGSA

April 2017

Date

Venue

Program

Bookings

1 - 31 Mar Art Gallery of South Australia Doppelganger As part of the Versus Rodin exhibition

26 - 26 Apr ADT Studios 126 Belair Road, Hawthorn Rough Draft Entry by donation. Register your seats here.

June 2017

Date

Venue

Program

Bookings

1 - 17 Mar Art Gallery of South Australia Doppelganger As part of the Versus Rodin exhibition

18 Jun ADT Studios - 126 Belair Road, Hawthorn Body Image: the basis of who we are and how we act - workshop Click here to book

August 2017

Date

Venue

Program

Bookings

18 - 19 Aug NORPA Be Your Self Click here to book

2 - 5 Aug The Sumner, Southbank Theatre Melbourne Be Your Self Southbank Theatre
03 8688 0800
24 - 24 Aug Empire Theatre Be Your Self Click here to book

30 - 30 Aug The Art House Be Your Self Click here to book

September 2017

Date

Venue

Program

Bookings

18 - 22 Sep ADT Studios, Adelaide Secondment Week Applications are now open
(08) 8373 7733
2 - 2 Sep Riverside Theatres Be Your Self Click here to book

8 - 8 Sep Frankston Arts Centre Be Your Self Click here to book

12 - 12 Sep Mildura Arts Centre Be Your Self Click here to book

October 2017

Date

Venue

Program

Bookings

20 - 21 Oct The Odeon Theatre The Odeon Garage Sale Click here for more detail

November 2017

Date

Venue

Program

Bookings

29 - 2 Dec Adelaide Festival Centre construct by Tanja Liedtke BASS
131 246
1 - 2 Nov Teatro Mayor Julio Mario Santo Domingo, Bogota Colombia The Beginning of Nature Click here to book

Latest News

Australian Dance Theatre's 50th Anniversary Celebrations

Monday, December 15, 2014

Australian Dance Theatre has tonight released its much anticipated 2015 program which marks the 50th anniversary of the company. At an event held on Monday evening, 15 December, Artistic Director Garry Stewart also introduced a major new work in development, The Beginning of Nature.

The program includes a FOUNDERS’ CELEBRATION which will be held on the birth date of ADT at its very first home in the Adelaide Arcade, an EXHIBITION presented in association with Adelaide Festival Centre’s Performing Arts Collection and a COMMEMORATIVE BOOK launching in November. Held in conjunction with the 50th celebrations, Australian Dance Theatre is also part of the 2015 AUSTRALIAN DANCE AWARDS scheduled for September in Adelaide.

Touring features predominantly on the calendar, the company will embark on a NATIONAL TOUR of Garry Stewart’s Be Your Self to WA, NSW & SA venues in June, July & August. Garry Stewart’s dance film Collision Course will play on the Big Screen at Melbourne’s Federation Square in February as part of the Recharge: Experimenta Biennial of Media Art.

INTERNATIONAL TOURING also features strongly in the program with two European tours of ADT’s newest work Multiverse to French and Spanish theatres, including the prestigious Théâtre National de Chaillot in Paris. The European tours will take place in March & June. Australian Dance Theatre will also tour to a new market, South America in September & October – tour dates to be announced.

A range of EDUCATION activities and events are planned for the 50th year, including programs from secondary school students, tertiary dance students and professional artists. The RESEARCH PROJECT, “Thinking Brains and Bodies: Distributed Cognition and Dynamic Memory in Australian Dance Theatre”, supported by the Australian Australian Research Council Linkage Project scheme will continue and see two public outcomes launched in 2015.

ADELAIDE EMBEDDED, an initiative by Artistic Director Garry Stewart, which sees unexpected events held around Adelaide to continue with pop-up performances of the ADT Ice Cube.

For more information contact the ADT office on 08-8373 7733 or email adt@adt.org.au.