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 20 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

Anthology
North/South
The Beginning of Nature
construct by Tanja Liedtke
Doppelganger
Be Your Self
Choreography (NIDA)
Objekt
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 2019

Date

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

March 2019

Date

Venue

Program

Bookings

12 - 18 Mar Queen Elizabeth II (Cunard) The Beginning of Nature Cunard

April 2019

Date

Venue

Program

Bookings

4 - 5 Apr The Odeon, Norwood Anthology Click here to book
08 8373 7733

May 2019

Date

Venue

Program

Bookings

3 - 6 May Joyce Theater, New York (USA) The Beginning of Nature Click here to book
212-242-0800

June 2019

Date

Venue

Program

Bookings

3 - 7 Jun The Odeon Secondment Week Click here for further info and to apply.
08 8373 7733
28 - 2 Aug The Odeon DanceFit/80's Click here to book.
08 8373 7733

September 2019

Date

Venue

Program

Bookings

11 - 14 Sep Dunstan Playhouse, Adelaide Festival Centre North/South BASS
131246

Education

Australian Dance Theatre offers a range of education opportunities for secondary & tertiary students, graduates & the general public.

To download a soft copy of our Learning Program for Schools in 2019 – click here. *you may have to refresh the page.

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

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.