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

The return of Ignition

Thursday, May 5, 2016

ADT are excited to relaunch its highly successful Ignition program – a season of short works aimed at developing emerging and mid-career dance makers.

The six choreographers chosen to participate in Ignition in 2016 are given the invaluable opportunity to work with ADT’s world-renowned professional ensemble and its highly experienced production team.

They are provided with studio space, a small production budget and artistic collaboration and mentoring from ADT. They then get to present their work, performed by the ADT dancers, during a season at Adelaide College of the Arts (AC Arts) in July.

The 2016 Ignition program will include four 10-minute works by two current ADT dancers (Thomas Fonua and Matte Roffe) and two Adelaide-based independent choreographers, Erin Fowler and Katrina Lazaroff, as well as a 30-minute commissioned work by former ADT dancer and emerging choreographer, Lina Limosani. All the pieces are inspired by the theme “history” and Limosani is developing the next stage of her short work One’s Wicked Ways, which is set in a mythical Elizabethan court.

Initially launched by Stewart in 2000, and run annually until 2010, Ignition gained a national reputation as a breeding ground for the next generation of Australian choreographers. It helped launch the careers of Larissa McGowan, Ross McCormack, Antony Hamilton, Daniel Jaber, Tanja Liedtke, Narelle Benjamin and Lina Limosani.

 

 

 

Tickets for Ignition will be available from Monday 9th May through trybooking.com

Ignition return season

Saturday 9th July – Saturday 16th July – Main Theatre, Adelaide College of the Arts