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05 - 08 May 2021

The Odeon, Norwood



Five bold, short dance works. Artists from four continents. Three recent International Choreographic Competition Hannover winners. Two local Indigenous choreographers, including ADT’s 2021 Associate Artist, Adrianne Semmens, and the South Australian First Nations Dance Collective (SAFNDC). One spectacular Convergence.

Bringing together a number of acclaimed choreographers from around the world, Convergence offers an exciting, challenging program of new short works from local First Nations choreographers and international artists, including Adrianne Semmens, the SAFNDC led by Gina Rings, and the three most recent winners of the prestigious annual International Choreographic Competition Hannover: Tu Hoang (2020 winner, from Vietnam), Oscar Buthelezi (2019 winner, from South Africa), and Philippe Kratz (2018 winner, from Germany).

Join us at our home, The Odeon, from 5-8 May 2021 for Convergence – a moving convergence of richly varied dance works and stories from across the globe.

Post-Show Forum:
Featuring Artistic Director Garry Stewart, Executive Director Nick Hays, 2021 Associate Artist and Immerse choreographer Adrianne Semmens, Immerse composer Sascha Budimski, and ADT dancers
Following the performance on Thursday 6 May


Road by Oscar Buthelezi
O by Philippe Kratz
Trial by Tu Hoang
Iti by the South Australian First Nations Dance Collective, led by Director of Choreography Gina Rings*
Immerse by Adrianne Semmens

*Iti features music by Electric Fields, and will be performed by guest dancers from the SAFNDC. Iti was first developed during a Choreolab through Dance Hub SA, and has since been refined for this program.

Running Time: approximately 110 minutes (including interval)

Convergence is generously supported by the Tanja Liedtke Foundation.


NB: This event is being sold at 100% capacity; as per SA Health Guidelines, all patrons aged 12+ will be required to wear masks while inside the venue.


Main image (c) Sam Roberts Photography


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