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
Habitus
Multiverse
Proximity
Mood Machine
Collision Course
Nought by Daniel Jaber
Worldhood
Ignition
Devolution
HELD
The Age of Unbeauty
Vocabulary
Nascent
Birdbrain
Nothing

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

September 2019

Date

Venue

Program

Bookings

11 - 14 Sep Dunstan Playhouse, Adelaide Festival Centre North/South BASS
131246

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

Garry Stewart residency in tanzmainz, Germany

Thursday, May 5, 2016

In his first work for a German ensemble, Artistic Director Garry Stewart is currently undertaking a residency in Europe, working on the his upcoming piece Objekt. Created in collaboration with Germany’s tanzmainz dance company, Objekt will have its Australian premiere at Adelaide College of the Arts in October. Assisting Garry during creative development is ADT dancer Kimball Wong.

Exploring the objectification of humans and how this allows one group to measure, corral, and subjugate another, Objekt is symbolic of today’s socio-political reality. tanzmainz is the contemporary dance company of Staatstheater Mainz, lead by its Director Honne Dohrmann.

Objekt will be the first time ADT has collaborated with an international dance company and the work will be unveiled in Germany in June. Two dancers from tanzmainz will then come to Australia to work with ADT for the Australian premiere.

This cultural exchange contributes to new outcomes in dance for Australian audiences as ADT combines its unique brand of dance with the artistic style and culture of a German dance company.

This residency is also an important opportunity to further Kimball Wong’s career development as a dancer through working with an international company. He will also benefit from the new training as a rehearsal director and assistant to a choreographer/director through the creative development process.

The company look forward to presenting the Australian premiere of Objekt in October.