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 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