The Company

Celebrating 50 Years in 2015.

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 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 15 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

Be Your Self
construct by Tanja Liedtke
Doppelganger
The Beginning of Nature
Choreography (NIDA)
Objekt
Habitus
Multiverse
Proximity
Mood Machine
Collision Course
Nought by Daniel Jaber
Worldhood
Ignition
Devolution
HELD
Vocabulary
The Age of Unbeauty
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

15 - 12 Sep National Tour - QLD, NSW, VIC Be Your Self Click here for full details

2 - 5 Aug The Sumner, Southbank Theatre Melbourne Be Your Self Southbank Theatre
03 8688 0800
15 Aug Townsville Civic Theatre Be Your Self Click here to book
(07) 4727 9797

September 2017

Date

Venue

Program

Bookings

18 - 22 Sep ADT Studios, Adelaide Secondment Week Applications are now open
(08) 8373 7733

Latest News

CRITICALLY ACCLAIMED PROXIMITY RETURNS TO ADELAIDE

Friday, August 1, 2014

Australian Dance Theatre has announced that Proximity will return to Adelaide for a season at the Dunstan Playhouse this November to mark the start of the 50th anniversary celebrations in 2015.

Since its world premiere at the 2012 Adelaide Festival, Proximity has toured Europe to rapturous audiences, has received critical acclaim and won prestigious awards, so it’s only fitting that it mark the start of our 2015 celebrations, said Artistic Director, Garry Stewart.

“The return season will feature an additional music score by Huey Benjamin, new video effects and choreography that creates a magical dialogue between dance and stunning live video effects,” he said.

Created by Garry Stewart in collaboration with visionary Paris-based video engineer Thomas Pachoud, Proximity showcases contemporary dance at its best, interwoven with cutting edge technology to create a tour-de-force work that is not to be missed.

Combining art and technology, Proximity is a masterful demonstration in dance, videography and optical illusions. Throughout the performance, nine phenomenal dancers train video cameras on each other to capture, magnify and manipulate the choreography, which is then projected onto large screens upstage, resulting in a breathtaking, real-time video panorama.

After sold out shows across Europe, a five-star review in Melbourne and winning the 2014 Green Room Awards for Best Visual Design and Best Performance by a Dance Ensemble and Outstanding Performance by a Male Dancer (Kimball Wong) at the 2013 Australian Dance Awards, this show is a must-see.

The limited and exclusive season of only four shows opens on 6 November 2014. Tickets start at $29 and are on sale now.

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