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

July 2019

Date

Venue

Program

Bookings

17 - 12 Jul The Odeon, 57a Queen Street, Norwood Rough Draft Click here to book.
088373 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.

To coincide with the national Australian tour of Garry Stewart’s Be Your Self, Australian Dance Theatre are hosting two open rehearsals for schools on Wednesday 6th & Wednesday 13th of May.

These rehearsals are an opportunity for students to go behind the scenes and observe the creative process of Australian Dance Theatre. The company thoroughly enjoy these opportunities to engage with the community.

Students will arrive during the Australian Dance Theatre dancers’ daily technique class and the company’s Associate Artistic Director Elizabeth Old will give a short explanation about the dancers’ training and rehearsal process.

Students will then observe 45-minutes of rehearsal, which may involve a choreographic process, or a dance work being rehearsed for performance. At the end of the session students will be given an opportunity to meet the dancers and ask questions.

Garry Stewart’s Be Your Self steps through the conventions we use to construct a singular and consistent notion of ‘I’. In an analysis of selfhood, Stewart situates the body at the centre of his inquiry. In Be Your Self the Australian Dance Theatre dancers are transformed into erupting, powerful, creative entities. Australian Dance Theatre provide education notes as a resource for teachers, including details behind the production of a performance, the theories and research behind Be Your Self as well as student activities and questions. These are available for purchase here.

DATES:
Wednesday 6th & Wednesday 13th of May 2015

TIME:
10.45am-12.15pm

AGE:
For secondary school students in years 8-12.

COST:
$10 per student

TO BOOK:
For enquires please contact ADT on 8373 7733 or email adt@adt.org.au

Latest News

Be Your Self Open Rehearsal for Schools dates announced

Thursday, April 23, 2015

To coincide with the national Australian tour of Garry Stewart’s Be Your Self, Australian Dance Theatre are hosting two open rehearsals for schools on Wednesday 6th & Wednesday 13th of May.

These rehearsals are an opportunity for students to go behind the scenes and observe the creative process of Australian Dance Theatre. The company thoroughly enjoy these opportunities to engage with the community.

Students will arrive during the Australian Dance Theatre dancers’ daily technique class and the company’s Associate Artistic Director Elizabeth Old will give a short explanation about the dancers’ training and rehearsal process.

Students will then observe 45-minutes of rehearsal, which may involve a choreographic process, or a dance work being rehearsed for performance. At the end of the session students will be given an opportunity to meet the dancers and ask questions.

Garry Stewart’s Be Your Self steps through the conventions we use to construct a singular and consistent notion of ‘I’. In an analysis of selfhood, Stewart situates the body at the centre of his inquiry. In Be Your Self the Australian Dance Theatre dancers are transformed into erupting, powerful, creative entities. Australian Dance Theatre provide education notes as a resource for teachers, including details behind the production of a performance, the theories and research behind Be Your Self as well as student activities and questions. These are available for purchase here.

DATES:
Wednesday 6th & Wednesday 13th of May 2015

TIME:
10.45am-12.15pm

AGE:
For secondary school students in years 8-12.

COST:
$10 per student

TO BOOK:
For enquires please contact ADT on 8373 7733 or email adt@adt.org.au