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

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.

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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