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
For more information contact Australian Dance Theatre: email@example.com or (08) 8373 7733