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 2016

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20 Jan ADT Studios - 126 Belair Road, Hawthorn SA Youth Ensemble audition

February 2016

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11 - 11 Feb ADT Studios - 126 Belair Road Hawthorn Kaurna Language Workshop ADT
(08) 8373 7733
26 - 5 Mar Adelaide Festival Centre, Space Theatre Habitus Adelaide Festival Centre

March 2016

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12 - 14 Mar WOMADelaide Festival, Botanic Park The Beginning of Nature World Premiere at WOMADelaide 2016 WOMADelaide

May 2016

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2 - 16 May Various venues across Adelaide Magic Object - 2016 Adelaide Biennial of Australian Art Free Event

5 - 15 Jun Staatstheater Mainz Garry Stewart residency in tanzmainz, Germany

6 - 6 May Art Gallery of South Australia, North Terrace Adelaide 5000 First Friday's at the Art Gallery of South Australia Free event

9 - 13 May ADT Studios - 126 Belair Road, Hawthorn SA 5062 ADT
(08) 8373 7733
16 - 30 Jun Rundle Mall, Adelaide (on the wall of Target) Collision Course - East End Moving Image Program Free Event

June 2016

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17 - 23 May Victorian College of the Arts
New Zealand School of Dance
Adelaide College of the Arts
Audition Applications now open

24 - 24 May Adelaide Embedded Invitation only

July 2016

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9 - 16 Jul Adelaide College of the Arts Ignition - the return season Tickets on sale now

November 2016

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4 Nov ADT Studios - 126 Belair Road, Hawthorn Rough Draft Free event

News & Media

ADT’s improvisation week with Andrew Morrish - 5 May, 2016

In April 2016, ADT invited established and mid career dance artists for a week of improvisation at its studios.

Garry Stewart residency in tanzmainz, Germany - 5 May, 2016

In his first work for a German ensemble, Artistic Director Garry Stewart is currently undertaking a residency in Europe, working on the his upcoming piece Objekt. Created in collaboration with Germany’s tanzmainz dance company, Objekt will have its Australian premiere at Adelaide College of the Arts in October. Assisting Garry during creative development is ADT… View Article

The return of Ignition - 5 May, 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… View Article

The Beginning of Nature world premiere season - 15 March, 2016

Last night the company closed its season of The Beginning of Nature at WOMADelaide Festival 2016. Performing to audiences of more than 8,000, the response was incredible and we look forward to presenting full theatrical development of The Beginning of Nature in 2017. The beautifully mesmerising score by Brendan Woithe, was performed live by the Zephyr Quartet and… View Article

Habitus World Premiere season - 1 April, 2016

Adelaide’s ADT were thrilled to premiere Habitus at the 2016 Adelaide Festival of Arts, joining some incredible companies from across the world. This year’s Festival was a stunning achievement and we congratulate David Sefton and Karen Bryant on raising the bar once again. With a wonderful audience and critical response to Habitus the season was a huge success –… View Article


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