The Company

Celebrating 50 Years in 2015.

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 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 15 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.

What’s On

January 2017

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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

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

March 2017

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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

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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

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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

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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

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

ARC researchers

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Professor Kate Stevens

Cognitive psychologist Catherine (Kate) Stevens investigates the psychological processes in creating, perceiving, and performing music and dance, and applies experimental methods to evaluate complex systems and human-computer interaction. She holds BA (Hons) and PhD degrees from the University of Sydney. Kate is Professor in Psychology and leads the Music Cognition and Action research program in the MARCS Institute at the University of Western Sydney (http://marcs.uws.edu.au/).

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Professor Kim Vincs

Professor Kim Vincs is the Director of the Deakin Motion.Lab, Deakin University’s motion capture studio and performance technology research centre, which she established in 2006.  Kim is a choreographer and interactive dance artist who develops new ways of investigating and creating dance using digital technology. Her research brings together scientific, technological and artistic methodologies to develop new ways of creating dance performance.

She leads two Australian Research Council Discovery Projects in dance technology, and has previously worked with Professor Kate Stevens on an Australian Research Council Linkage Project in dance and cognition.

Kim has worked with several Australian artists and companies to create technologically enabled design for performance, including the Melbourne Ballet Company, Sidney Myer Fellows Gorkem Acaroglu and Danielle Wilde, and Opera Victoria. She is currently working with Australian Dance Theatre to create 3D stereographic imagery for Garry Stewart’s new work, Multiverse, to premiere at the Adelaide Festival Centre in July 2014. Her own work, The Crack Up, premieres at the Merlyn Theatre, Coopers Malthouse, in October 2014.

She has worked with many industry partners to develop projects in motion capture, movement analysis and digital art. She has commercial motion capture credits in computer games, television commercials and film, including Altv.fx’s Cannes Silver Lion winning Nocturnal Migration.

Professor James Leach

James LEACH is Directeur de Recherche, CREDO (CNRS-Aix/Marseille University-EHESS) and Australian Research Council Future Fellow in Anthropology and Sociology at the University of Western Australia. He is a social anthropologist who has worked for 20 years in Papua New Guinea, publishing books and articles on creativity, ownership, kinship and place, and ecological knowledge. He has also worked with free software developers, art-science collaborators, and contemporary dance companies on similar themes of creativity, knowledge production and exchange, and on the role of technology in social form. www.jamesleach.net

Professor Michael Nicholls

While Mike’s first degree is in Architecture from the University of Adelaide, he went on to do a honours degree in Psychology and eventually a PhD in Experimental Psychology at Cambridge. He worked at the University of Melbourne for 17 years and moved to Adelaide in 2010 to take up a professorship in Psychology at Flinders University. He is director of the Brain and Cognition Laboratory which has a broad interest in cognitive processes, how they operate and how they are represented in the brain. 

Dr Scott deLahunta

Scott deLahunta has worked as a writer, researcher and organiser on a range of international projects bringing performing arts with a focus on choreography into conjunction with other disciplines and practices. The work has focused in the last decade on diverse forms of artistic research in dance supported by new approaches to documentation, analysis and augmentation of choreographic creativity. Scott is currently Senior Research Fellow Coventry University & R-Research Director, Wayne McGregor|Random Dance and Project Leader Motion Bank/ The Forsythe Company. http://www.sdela.dds.nl/

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News & Media

Body Image: the basis of who we are and how we act – workshop - 25 April, 2017

Body Image: the basis of who we are and how we act. Workshop – Sunday 18 June 10.00am-4:30pm, held at ADT Studios 126 Belair Road, Hawthorn. Join Associate Professor Susan Hillier of the University of South Australia for a special workshop for anyone interested in body image – clinicians, dancers, actors, yoga teachers, students, or… View Article

A look back on 2016 - 23 December, 2016

As we reflect on what has been a huge and exciting year for the company, we sincerely thank all our valued sponsors and supporters for ensuring that we are able to continue to create and perform new work, play a leading role as a cultural ambassador for Australia, and provide opportunities for the future generation… View Article

Erin Fowler residency - 23 December, 2016

The company were pleased to invite local independent artist and Artistic Director of The Mill Adelaide, Erin Fowler to the studios for a week-long residency to further develop her work Epoch, on the dancers of ADT. Epoch first premiered in 2016 as part of ADT’s Ignition season. This week our dancers have been training in Erin’s distinctive… View Article

Gabrielle Nankivell ‘Split Second Heroes’ Studio Showing - 27 October, 2016

The company were thrilled to welcome former ADT dancer and celebrated independent choreographer Gabrielle Nankivell into the ADT studios for a week-long residency. Together with the ADT dancers and other independents in the sector she is further developing her piece Split Second Heroes in a research lab setting. Split Second Heroes is a technicolour action-adventure starring everyone’s favourite… View Article

Botis Seva residency - 24 October, 2016

In June 2016 Garry Stewart featured as a guest judge for the Hanover Ballet Society’s annual International Competition for Choreographers, supported by the Tanja Liedtke Foundation. Tanja Liedtke was a former dancer with ADT in the late 90s and early 2000s, performing in various works for the company. Botis Seva, a London based choreographer, was awarded first… View Article


News Archive

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MALAGA – by Thomas Fonua

26 February, 2014
Thinking Brains & Bodies

16 December, 2013
Looking back on 2013