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 17 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

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.