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Friday 7 August

A very special new inclusion for the ADAPT season.

Tanja Liedtke, an exceptional dancer, and later choreographer, began her professional career at ADT, as part of Garry Stewart’s inaugural ensemble.

Tanja was a stunning dancer and an extraordinary person – she beamed with unrelenting creativity and possessed in equal measure an extraordinary passion for her work, her friends, her family and her adventure through life. After moving on from ADT to develop her own choreography, she went on to create a stunning repertoire of works, which won numerous prestigious awards. 

At age just 29 she was offered the role of Artistic Director of Sydney Dance Company. Just as she was about to take up this role she passed away suddenly, leaving an entire industry devastated.  

To mark the 10th anniversary of Tanja’s passing, Australian Dance Theatre, with the generous support of the Tanja Liedtke Foundation, remounted her final work –Construct, in 2017 at the Adelaide Festival Centre.

construct is about how we build a life, a family, a home. And how after building it up it can all just somehow fall apart, but what remains is the imprint of its history through the relationships we have forged over time. 


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