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

Date

Venue

Program

Bookings

2 - 19 Jan The Odeon Humanhood residency

February 2018

Date

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

Date

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

Date

Venue

Program

Bookings

9 - 13 Apr The Odeon Secondment Week Apply now.

June 2018

Date

Venue

Program

Bookings

14 - 15 Jun Canberra Theatre Centre The Beginning of Nature Book now

July 2018

Date

Venue

Program

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

Date

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

MALAGA - by Thomas Fonua

Friday, October 16, 2015

Thomas Fonua is not just an award winning professional dancer, choreographer and teacher. In 2015, Thomas founded the Ia Manuia’ initiative, focussing on the slogan – ‘Pay. It. Forward.’ He has a strong vision to give back to his Pacific community, pushing to create opportunities for young members. His primary focus is on demonstrating the possibilities out there for Pacific people in the Arts.

Tomorrow night is the World Premiere of his newest piece MALAGA, performing on 17 – 18 October at the Q Theatre in Auckland, New Zealand as part of the TEMPO Dance Festival. Conceived, choreographed and directed by Thomas the work features himself and the dancers of ADT.

MALAGA is a dynamic new work tracing back to the 19th century when Samoan men, women and children toured Germany as part of “human zoos” or ‘Volkershau”. Drawing from themes such as exhibition, captivity and exoticism, MALAGA explores the history and identifiable habits we have in the present, placing our culture up for sale. Thomas’ background was what drew him to begin two years of research into the dark history of the ‘human zoos’. 

The premiere forms part of a powerful double bill also featuring Vivian Hosking-Aue (Short & Sweet Dance Supreme winner 2014).

Vivian Hosking-Aue’s E V E alchemises the formation of a new and complete human through electric urban Pacific contemporary dance. We think and create as a voice. We instruct the ‘E V E’ gang to construct. We are dumb but realize the realities and elements of what we build. ‘E V E’ weaves through us, bullying the concepts for a whole new powerful human form to come to life.

Ia Manuia are hosting workshops for the professional freelance dance community, catering to freelance independents and tertiary dance students. These workshops give participants an insight into the choreographic language of ADT, learning aspects of tumbling, style and technique.

MALAGA features as part ADT’s Rough Draft on Friday November 6, as part of a special extended program.

To purchase tickets for MALAGA in New Zealand click here.

To register your seats online to see MALAGA in this month’s Rough Draft click here.

 

ADT is committed to encouraging dance artists and choreographers and is a proud supporter of MALAGA and Ia Manuia.

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