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Established by Australian Dance Theatre (ADT) in 2018, the Adelaide Dance Festival boasts a program of world-class performances, workshops, installations, discussions and masterclasses, inviting audiences to be moved, challenged and inspired.
A bi-annual festival, the Adelaide Dance Festival is the first Adelaide festival dedicated solely to dance, sitting alongside the other festivals in Adelaide which are dedicated to the visual arts, cabaret and film. With a vision to be a national and international leader in dance and to push the boundaries of the art form through ambitious collaborations and interconnections, the Adelaide Dance Festival aims to create, support and promote new opportunities for dance in South Australia.
The inaugural Adelaide Dance Festival was the ambitious first step in what we hope will be the development of a major international dance festival. It will provide an unprecedented platform for showcasing South Australian-produced dance alongside national and international work of the highest calibre.
Highlights of 2018
- Over 20,500 audience members attended performances with 91% total capacity reached
- 3,733 audience members attended The Cubic Museum, supporting the work of three local independent choreographers
- Over 3,000 attended events and discussion panels 75% total capacity reached
- Over 900 international delegates from across the globe visiting Adelaide as part of Panpapanpalya – Joint Dance Congress
- 331 participants attending dance classes, workshops and masterclasses with 77% capacity reached
- 11 free events including performances, talks and dance classes