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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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

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

Australian Dance Theatre returns to the Adelaide Festival 2016 featuring 'Habitus'

Thursday, October 1, 2015

Australian Dance Theatre are thrilled to announce it’s return to the Adelaide Festival of Arts for 2016, featuring the World Premiere of Garry Stewart’s new full-length work Habitus.

Habitus explores the relationship between humans, our domestic world and the relationship of our bodies to the topographies of nature. Habitus aims to reframe the logic of our engagement with domestic objects – books, ironing boards, sofas and other household paraphernalia – iconic emblems of domestic living that we rarely consider outside of their conventional function. Through placing these objects within ‘dance’ Garry playfully liberates the audience’s understanding of these objects and of ourselves.

What is the final destination for all of this ‘stuff’, this manufactured detritus that we have heaped onto the world? Will nature inevitably reclaim it unto itself?

In the final part of the work the dancers depict our return to our instinctive, animal selves inevitably superseding the fading structures of postmodern humanity.

Habitus is set to a score created by sound composer Brendan Woithe (KLANG), who has previously collaborated with ADT on Multiverse, Be Your Self and Collision Course. The lighting design is by another long-term collaborator, Damien Cooper.

An education program will run alongside the Adelaide Festival season of Habitus, including Q&A sessions with Garry Stewart, forums and open rehearsals.

ADT is delighted to be returning to the Adelaide Festival in 2016 for the first time since 2012, premiering this new work amongst an exciting program of events. Following a year in which we celebrated our 50th anniversary we are looking forward to continuing to build our legacy as a major contributor to Adelaide’s and Australia’s ambitious and far reaching arts and culture scene.

The World Premiere of Habitus will be presented at the Adelaide Festival Centre’s Space Theatre from 29 February – 5 March 2016.

Habitus is presented by ADT and the Adelaide Festival Centre in association with the Adelaide Festival of Arts.

Tickets are on sale now. 

Season dates and times:

Preview:                                Friday 26 February – 6.30pm

Opening Night:                   Saturday 27 February – 6.30pm

Monday 29 February – 8.00pm (with pre-show talk in the foyer)

 Tuesday 1 March – 8.00pm (with post show Q&A)

   Wednesday 2 March – 8.00pm

Schools Matinee:                Thursday 3 March – 12.00pm (includes introduction and Q&A)

     Friday 4 March – 8.00pm

Closing Night:                     Saturday 5 March – 8.00pm

 

To book

Tickets are available through Adelaide Festival Centre –  click here or through BASS – click here

For more information contact Australian Dance Theatre: adt@adt.org.au or (08) 8373 7733