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 17 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

Be Your Self
construct by Tanja Liedtke
Doppelganger
The Beginning of Nature
Choreography (NIDA)
Objekt
Habitus
Multiverse
Proximity
Mood Machine
Collision Course
Nought by Daniel Jaber
Worldhood
Ignition
Devolution
HELD
Vocabulary
The Age of Unbeauty
Nascent
Nothing
Birdbrain

What’s On

January 2017

Date

Venue

Program

Bookings

30 - 30 Jan ADT Studios - 126 Belair Road, Hawthorn Youth Ensemble audition more info

1 - 31 Jan Second Stage Development The Beginning of Nature

February 2017

Date

Venue

Program

Bookings

18 - 18 Feb ACMI Proximity Interactive - White Night Melbourne Free event

March 2017

Date

Venue

Program

Bookings

2 - 31 Mar Art Gallery of South Australia Doppelganger As part of the Versus Rodin exhibition

31 - 31 Mar Art Gallery of South Australia ADT Youth Ensemble - Teen Takeover Free event. Register via AGSA

April 2017

Date

Venue

Program

Bookings

1 - 31 Mar Art Gallery of South Australia Doppelganger As part of the Versus Rodin exhibition

26 - 26 Apr ADT Studios 126 Belair Road, Hawthorn Rough Draft Entry by donation. Register your seats here.

June 2017

Date

Venue

Program

Bookings

1 - 17 Mar Art Gallery of South Australia Doppelganger As part of the Versus Rodin exhibition

18 Jun ADT Studios - 126 Belair Road, Hawthorn Body Image: the basis of who we are and how we act - workshop Click here to book

August 2017

Date

Venue

Program

Bookings

15 - 12 Sep National Tour - QLD, NSW, VIC Be Your Self Click here for full details

2 - 5 Aug The Sumner, Southbank Theatre Melbourne Be Your Self Southbank Theatre
03 8688 0800
15 Aug Townsville Civic Theatre Be Your Self Click here to book
(07) 4727 9797

September 2017

Date

Venue

Program

Bookings

18 - 22 Sep ADT Studios, Adelaide Secondment Week Applications are now open
(08) 8373 7733

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