Adelaide Embedded


In 2014 Australian Dance Theatre introduced the new Adelaide Embedded program. Australian Dance Theatre Artistic Director, Garry Stewart conceived the Adelaide Embedded project to bring the world renowned company and its dancers out of the studio and theatres and into the community to connect with South Australians on “the street.” Featuring unexpected events held around Adelaide, Adelaide Embedded has been designed for South Australians as a way to make contemporary dance more accessible.


In 2015 ADT proudly presented Ice Cube for The Multinational Association of Supportive Care in Cancer (MASCC)’s 25th Anniversary President’s Dinner.

MASCC is an international multidisciplinary organization dedicated to research and education in all aspects of supportive care for people with cancer regardless of the stage of their disease.

Supportive care is essential in advancing cancer treatment and in enhancing the lives of those coping with cancer. MASCC/ISOO is where the world’s leading experts will come together to examine and discuss symptoms and complications of cancer treatment, methods to minimize cancer induced side-effects, and common psychosocial challenges. In a few short years, MASCC/ISOO annual meetings have developed a reputation for providing the most current data and innovative techniques in this critical field of research and knowledge.

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In 2015 ADT presented ADT in the Square. Transporting the ADT studios to Victoria Square to provide the public with an insight into a day in the life of one of Australia’s most exciting dance companies. Using their portable stage this free event provided an opportunity for the public to observe the company in rehearsal, meet the dancers, and understand what it takes to be a dancer with ADT.


In September 2015 Adelaide saw the return of  Ice Cube in Victoria Square presented in association with the Adelaide City Council.

Ice Cube is a different take on the ‘pop up’ performance. As a portable performance space it gives audiences a distinctive and surprising experience of dance art in a variety of Adelaide hot spots. It can be placed in any environment, particularly on the street, gallery spaces or shop windows. Which means it can happen anywhere, anytime!

Ice Cube premiered in 2014 in Rundle Mall to the delight of passing shoppers.

Ice Cube invites the audience to experience a 360-degree view of live dance as the ADT ensemble perform within a large perspex cube. Fusing performance with installation, this unique concept allows for interaction with contemporary dance that is ordinarily unexpected in a public space.

Zoe Dunwoodie, Kimball Wong, Samantha Hines, Matte Roffe [Photo © Russell Millard Photography]

[Ice Cube – Rundle Mall 2014 – Photo credit: Russel Millard Photography]                                                

ICECUBE by Australian Dance Theatre. Adelaide City Photography ©sofiacalado2015

 [Ice Cube – Victoria Square 2015 – Photo credit: Sofia Calado Photography]


The Beginning of Nature
construct by Tanja Liedtke
Be Your Self
Choreography (NIDA)
Mood Machine
Collision Course
Nought by Daniel Jaber
The Age of Unbeauty

What’s On

January 2019





31 Jan The Odeon Youth Ensemble audition Click here to receive an application form
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22 - 24 Jan The Odeon School Holiday Workshops Click here to book
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March 2019





12 - 18 Mar Queen Elizabeth II (Cunard) The Beginning of Nature Cunard

April 2019





4 - 5 Apr The Odeon, Norwood Anthology Click here to book
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May 2019





3 - 6 May Joyce Theater, New York (USA) The Beginning of Nature Click here to book

June 2019





3 - 7 Jun The Odeon Secondment Week Click here for further info and to apply.
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28 - 2 Aug The Odeon DanceFit/80's Click here to book.
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September 2019





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


Australian Dance Theatre offers a range of education opportunities for secondary & tertiary students, graduates & the general public.

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News & Media

Tanja Liedtke Fellowship closes 14 Dec 2018 - 13 December, 2018

Tomorrow is the last day to apply for the 2019 Tanja Liedtke Fellowship. The 2019 Fellowship is offered by the Tanja Liedtke Foundation in partnership with Berlin’s ada Studio and Australian Dance Theatre’s International Centre for Choreography (ADT ICC). In 2019, the ADT ICC will be managing the Fellowship application process in partnership with the… View Article

Humanhood residency - 22 January, 2018

In January 2018 the company were pleased to have Rudi Cole and Julia Robert, founding co-artistic directors of Humanhood, with us in the studios. Humanhood were amongst the winners at the Ballet Gesellschaft International Choreographic Competition in Hanover, which included a three-week scholarship with the company thanks to the generous support of the Tanja Liedtke Foundation. For… View Article

A look back on 2017 - 22 December, 2017

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

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 2018 - 14 December, 2018

As we reflect on what has been a huge and exciting year for the company, we sincerely thank all our valued audiences, 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… View Article

News Archive

23 December, 2016
A look back on 2016

23 December, 2016
Erin Fowler residency

24 October, 2016
Botis Seva residency

16 October, 2015
MALAGA – by Thomas Fonua

26 February, 2014
Thinking Brains & Bodies

16 December, 2013
Looking back on 2013