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

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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

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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

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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

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.