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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2 - 19 Jan The Odeon Humanhood residency

February 2018

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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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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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9 - 13 Apr The Odeon Secondment Week Apply now.

June 2018

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

July 2018

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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

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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

Gabrielle Nankivell 'Split Second Heroes' Studio Showing

Thursday, October 27, 2016

The company were thrilled to welcome former ADT dancer and celebrated independent choreographer Gabrielle Nankivell into the ADT studios for a week-long residency. Together with the ADT dancers and other independents in the sector she is further developing her piece Split Second Heroes in a research lab setting.

Split Second Heroes is a technicolour action-adventure starring everyone’s favourite anti-heroes – White, Black and Grey. The piece is an endearingly eccentric, superbly physical, high-tech take on the age-old quest for self-discovery. 

Gabrielle shares insight into her residency:

“My motivation for conducting the Split Second Heroes research lab is twofold. On one hand it creates an open environment in which to break open, analyse and mess with the concepts, characters and material we have developed in previous stages of the project. On the other, it facilitates the development of meaningful working relationships through practice between South Australian mid-career artists. The situation in the room is akin to a giant brainstorm or think tank played out through durational improvisations, idea mapping and animated conversation. Through the structure of the work we are examining methodology in practice and engaging in critical dialogue. We are also feasting on the huge amount of energy and personality in the room while laughing a lot! It’s a great environment and I hope that getting to know each other ‘on the floor’ in a creative situation might pave the way for some new working relationships between those involved in the future.

The lab brings together the Split Second Heroes team (Gabrielle Nankivell, Luke Smiles, Vincent Crowley, Kialea Nadine Williams), four independent SA dance artists and ADT’s core dancers. This project is supported by Arts South Australia through the Contemporary Dance Sector Investment grant 2016″

 

Gabrielle Nankivell Studio Showing – Friday 9 December 6.30 – 8.30pm

ADT are hosting a free studio showing of Garielle’s Split Second Heroes from the studios – 126 Belair Road, Hawthorn. This is an opportunity to see the work in its current phase, before its world premiere in 2017.

Split Second Heroes will premiere at the Adelaide Festival Centre from 27 – 29 July, 2017. Tickets are on sale now. Click here for more info and to book. 

For more information on Gabrielle and her repertoire – click here.