02 - 05 September 2021

Dunstan Playhouse, Adelaide Festival Centre


one of the most conceptually sophisticated works Stewart has made…” –  Dance Australia

After being postponed in 2020,  Objekt by Garry Stewart is finally returning to Australia this year for an exclusive Adelaide season.

Blurring the borders between visual arts and dance, Objekt is a compelling work that explores the objectification of humans against a surrealist backdrop. Contextualising the body as an art object, Objekt holds a lens up to today’s society and questions the nexus between the aesthetic and the socio-political – by viewing someone else as ‘the other’, do we cease to recognise their humanity?

Originally created by ADT’s renowned Artistic Director Garry Stewart in collaboration with the acclaimed tanzmainz in Germany in 2016, Objekt plays with perceptions and makes us see the human body in new ways that are arresting, invigorating and, at times, confronting.

Featuring the phenomenal dancers of ADT as well as Stewart’s unique choreographic language – which the Frankfurter Rundschau described as “one of beautiful mystery, sometimes playful, sometimes … brutal”Objekt is charged with a rare urgency that is riveting to watch.

Tickets available now from BASS



The 2021 season of Objekt has been generously supported by Barbara van Ernst AM. Objekt was created in collaboration with tanzmainz of Staatstheater Mainz, and had its world premiere season in Germany in 2016. ADT is supported by the Government of South Australia through the Department of the Premier and Cabinet and the Australian Government through the Australia Council for the Arts, its arts funding and advisory body.

Main photo (c) Sam Roberts Photography

FLOW: Dance On Screen Series

17 - 18 September 2021


The Mercury Cinema, Adelaide

Featuring the best short dance films of Australasia plus a carefully curated international selection of short films from Cinedans On Tour, FLOW: Dance On Screen offers two evenings at Adelaide's Mercury Cinema of cinematic dance for lovers of dance, choreography and film.


25 - 29 November 2021

Her Majesty's Theatre, Adelaide

Garry Stewart's iconic, beloved G - a deconstruction of the quintessential romantic ballet Giselle - returns to the Adelaide stage for his final season as Artistic Director.

Attending The Odeon: Our COVID-Safe Plan

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Secondment Week

The Odeon

Australian Dance Theatre's Secondment Week is an unparalleled opportunity for graduating tertiary dance students to receive unique ADT training.