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

Date

Venue

Program

Bookings

2 - 19 Jan The Odeon Humanhood residency

February 2018

Date

Venue

Program

Bookings

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

Date

Venue

Program

Bookings

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

Date

Venue

Program

Bookings

9 - 13 Apr The Odeon Secondment Week Apply now.

June 2018

Date

Venue

Program

Bookings

14 - 15 Jun Canberra Theatre Centre The Beginning of Nature Book now

July 2018

Date

Venue

Program

Bookings

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

Date

Venue

Program

Bookings

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

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