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
Habitus
Multiverse
Proximity
Mood Machine
Collision Course
Nought by Daniel Jaber
Worldhood
Ignition
Devolution
HELD
The Age of Unbeauty
Vocabulary
Nascent
Birdbrain
Nothing

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

September 2019

Date

Venue

Program

Bookings

11 - 14 Sep Dunstan Playhouse, Adelaide Festival Centre North/South BASS
131246

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