12 - 29 June 2021
2021 SA Tour Dates
Saturday 12 June, 7:30pm
Nautilus Arts Centre, Port Lincoln
Friday 18 June, 7:30pm
Chaffey Theatre, Renmark
Saturday 26 June, 7:30pm
Middleback Arts Centre, Whyalla
Tuesday 29 June, 7:30pm
Golden Grove Arts Centre, Golden Grove
Tickets from participating theatres
“utterly compelling… one of the most memorable and exciting theatrical works in recent memory” – Dance Australia
This June, Australian Dance Theatre is hitting the road, bringing Artistic Director Garry Stewart’s award-winning* South to regional and suburban South Australian theatres.
Audiences in Port Lincoln, Renmark, Whyalla and Golden Grove will finally have the opportunity to see the work that The Adelaide Review acclaimed as “fascinating and thought-provoking” upon its world premiere in 2019.
An intense yet meditative and deeply moving reflection on the treacherous journey across the wilds of eastern Antarctica undertaken by South Australian explorer Sir Douglas Mawson and his ill-fated team in the summer of 1912-1913, South depicts Mawson’s perilous voyage as an allegory for our current predicament in an era of rapid global warming.
Stewart’s choreography perfectly captures the despair of Mawson and his crew as they battle the elements of Antarctica’s alien and forbidding landscape. Featuring ten incredible dancers who display “spectacular, even transcendent, athleticism” (Witness Performance), South is an unmissable work full of beauty, power and pathos.
South will be performed live following a screening of ADT’s multi-award-winning, visually spellbinding short film, The Circadian Cycle, directed by Garry Stewart and shot by renowned filmmaker Cordelia Beresford. This stunning film has captivated audiences across the globe, from New York, Los Angeles and Toronto to Athens, Moscow, Amsterdam and, closer to home, Adelaide.
* Winner of Outstanding Achievement in Choreography (Garry Stewart for South) in 2019 at the Australian Dance Awards, presented by AusDance
Tickets available now from participating theatres
South was commissioned in 2019 with the generous support of Sarah Rohrsheim.
ADT’s 2021 SA Tour of South is supported by the Department of the Premier and Cabinet through Arts SA, Country Arts SA, the company’s Regional Engagement Fund, including lead supporters Donna & John Karytinos and Diané Ranck, Partner Harlequin Floors, and Tour Partners Samantha Wilkinson Human Resource Consulting and Duttons.
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 image © Sven Kovacs