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

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
28 - 2 Aug The Odeon DanceFit/80's Click here to book.
08 8373 7733

July 2019

Date

Venue

Program

Bookings

17 - 12 Jul The Odeon, 57a Queen Street, Norwood Rough Draft Click here to book.
088373 7733

September 2019

Date

Venue

Program

Bookings

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

Education

Australian Dance Theatre offers a range of education opportunities for secondary & tertiary students, graduates & the general public.

To download a soft copy of our Learning Program for Schools in 2019 – click here. *you may have to refresh the page.

The annual Helpmann Awards recognise distinguished artistic achievement and excellence in the many disciplines of Australia’s vibrant live performance sectors, including musical theatre, contemporary music, comedy, cabaret, opera, classical music, theatre, dance and physical theatre.

Australian Dance Theatre were proud to be nominated for four Helpmann Awards in 2016: Best Female Dancer in a Dance or Physical Theatre Work – Lonii Garnons Williams – Habitus, Best Male Dancer in a Dance or Physical Theatre Work – Kimball Wong – HabitusBest Ballet or Dance Work – Australian Dance Theatre – Habitus & Best Choreography in a Dance or Physical Theatre Work – Garry Stewart & Larissa McGowan – Habitus

The company is thrilled to announce that ADT dancer Kimball Wong has been awarded the Helpmann for Best Male Dancer in a Dance or Physical Theatre Work.

Kimball has worked at Australian Dance Theatre for eight years – the longest serving dancer in the company. He has performed in the world premieres & subsequent seasons of G (2008-09), Be Your Self (2010-12), Worldhood (2011), Proximity (2012, 2013 & 2014), and in Garry Stewart’s dance film installation Collision Course. He has toured extensively through Europe performing in G (European tour – 2008; French tour – 2009), Be Your Self (2011) & Proximity (2013 & 2014).

Kimball performed in the Australian tour of G (May-July 2013), Proximity at the Arts Centre Melbourne (August 2013), and the premiere of Daniel Jaber’s Nought (September 2013).

In 2013 Kimball won the Australian Dance Award for Outstanding Performance by a Male Dancer for his role in Proximity.

In 2014 Kimball performed in the world premiere season of Multiverse (July 2014) and in the 2014 return Adelaide season of Proximity. 

In 2015 he travelled with the company to France and Spain, performing in the European Premiere Tour of Multiverse. He joined the company on subsequent Mulitverse tours to Europe later in 2015 to France, The Netherlands, Belgium and Austria. He also performed in the Australian National tour of Be Your Self. 

In 2016 he performed in the world premiere season of Habitus at the Adelaide Festival of Arts. He also performed in the world premiere season of The Beginning of Nature as part of the WOMADelaide Festival.

“I have been fortunate to have worked with many extraordinary dancers but Kimball remains unique and unparalleled. He is quite simply one of the best dancers this country has seen. ‘Jaw dropping’ is a term that is often used by audience members and fellow dancers and choreographers who have witnessed Kimball’s work on stage.

 He not only possesses great power, technique, muscularity and dynamism but also a fantastically riveting rawness and an innate sense of connection and fluidity that is spellbinding to watch. He is also supremely focussed and hard working whilst remaining humble and unassuming. In short, he’s the total package and its a privilege to work with him!

Its wonderful that Kimball has received this well deserved accolade and all of us at the company are so proud of him” – Garry Stewart

Congratulations Kimball and to all those who were nominated. 

Latest News

Kimball Wong announced winner of the 2016 Helpmann Award for Best Male Dancer

Tuesday, July 26, 2016

The annual Helpmann Awards recognise distinguished artistic achievement and excellence in the many disciplines of Australia’s vibrant live performance sectors, including musical theatre, contemporary music, comedy, cabaret, opera, classical music, theatre, dance and physical theatre.

Australian Dance Theatre were proud to be nominated for four Helpmann Awards in 2016: Best Female Dancer in a Dance or Physical Theatre Work – Lonii Garnons Williams – Habitus, Best Male Dancer in a Dance or Physical Theatre Work – Kimball Wong – HabitusBest Ballet or Dance Work – Australian Dance Theatre – Habitus & Best Choreography in a Dance or Physical Theatre Work – Garry Stewart & Larissa McGowan – Habitus

The company is thrilled to announce that ADT dancer Kimball Wong has been awarded the Helpmann for Best Male Dancer in a Dance or Physical Theatre Work.

Kimball has worked at Australian Dance Theatre for eight years – the longest serving dancer in the company. He has performed in the world premieres & subsequent seasons of G (2008-09), Be Your Self (2010-12), Worldhood (2011), Proximity (2012, 2013 & 2014), and in Garry Stewart’s dance film installation Collision Course. He has toured extensively through Europe performing in G (European tour – 2008; French tour – 2009), Be Your Self (2011) & Proximity (2013 & 2014).

Kimball performed in the Australian tour of G (May-July 2013), Proximity at the Arts Centre Melbourne (August 2013), and the premiere of Daniel Jaber’s Nought (September 2013).

In 2013 Kimball won the Australian Dance Award for Outstanding Performance by a Male Dancer for his role in Proximity.

In 2014 Kimball performed in the world premiere season of Multiverse (July 2014) and in the 2014 return Adelaide season of Proximity. 

In 2015 he travelled with the company to France and Spain, performing in the European Premiere Tour of Multiverse. He joined the company on subsequent Mulitverse tours to Europe later in 2015 to France, The Netherlands, Belgium and Austria. He also performed in the Australian National tour of Be Your Self. 

In 2016 he performed in the world premiere season of Habitus at the Adelaide Festival of Arts. He also performed in the world premiere season of The Beginning of Nature as part of the WOMADelaide Festival.

“I have been fortunate to have worked with many extraordinary dancers but Kimball remains unique and unparalleled. He is quite simply one of the best dancers this country has seen. ‘Jaw dropping’ is a term that is often used by audience members and fellow dancers and choreographers who have witnessed Kimball’s work on stage.

 He not only possesses great power, technique, muscularity and dynamism but also a fantastically riveting rawness and an innate sense of connection and fluidity that is spellbinding to watch. He is also supremely focussed and hard working whilst remaining humble and unassuming. In short, he’s the total package and its a privilege to work with him!

Its wonderful that Kimball has received this well deserved accolade and all of us at the company are so proud of him” – Garry Stewart

Congratulations Kimball and to all those who were nominated.