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

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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

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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

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Venue

Program

Bookings

9 - 13 Apr The Odeon Secondment Week Apply now.

June 2018

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Venue

Program

Bookings

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

July 2018

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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

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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