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

April 2018

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9 - 13 Apr The Odeon Secondment Week Apply now.

May 2018

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19 May The Odeon The Odeon Open Day Free!
8373 7733

June 2018

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3 Jun The Odeon Making South Workshop Click here to register
(08) 8373 7733
28 - 30 Jun Illawarra Performing Arts Centre, Wollongong The Beginning of Nature Book now
02 4224 5999
14 - 15 Jun Canberra Theatre Centre, Canberra The Beginning of Nature Book now
02 6275 2700
21 Jun Dubbo Regional Theatre Convention Centre, Dubbo The Beginning of Nature Book now
(02) 6801 4378
18 Jun The Art House Wyong The Beginning of Nature Book now
(02) 4335 1485

July 2018

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27 - 28 Jul Theatre Royal, Hobart The Beginning of Nature Book now
(03) 6233 2299
21 Jul Chaffey Theatre, Renmark The Beginning of Nature Book now
(08) 8586 1800
11 - 14 Jul Dunstan Playhouse, Adelaide Festival Centre The Beginning of Nature Book now
131 246

August 2018

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9 - 10 Aug Darwin Entertainment Centre The Beginning of Nature Book here
08 8943 4222
3 Aug Araluen Arts Centre, Alice Springs The Beginning of Nature Book now
08 8951 1122
18 Aug Mandurah Performing Arts Centre, Mandurah The Beginning of Nature Book now
(08) 9550 3900

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

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.