02 - 05 September 2021
“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.
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