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Past Projects

Australian Dance Theatre participates in research and collaborations with a broad range of academic and artistic partners.

These projects have spanned topics including neuroscience, psychology, health and technology. The value of this research is to identify the relationship and connectivity that dance has with other disciplines, other communities and alternate arenas of thought.

This process affords dance a wider context beyond its attachment to performativity.

Dance and Discourse

WHAT MATTERS MOST: DANCE AND DRAMATURGY IN TURBULENT TIMES – PART 3

Following the success of the 2020, What Matters Most: Dance and Dramaturgy in Turbulent Times program, we have planned another 2-hour online Zoom session for October 20th at 6.30pm (ACST). The session will include conversations between three pairs of choreographers/directors and dramaturgs. Dr. Bojana...

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CRITICAL CONVERSATIONS 2021 – PAST CONVERSATIONS

The Critical Conversations series provides four opportunities across the second half of 2021 for a discussion on critical artistic themes amongst peers – local, national, international members of the dance community and the public. All sessions are free to attend and are taking place...

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WHAT MATTERS MOST: DANCE & DRAMATURGY IN RECENT TIMES

In December 2020, ADT – through its International Centre for Choreography – presented a series of dramaturgy seminars designed for independent choreographers, to answer the pressing questions: What kinds of perspective can dramaturgy offer choreographers and dance makers? How can dramaturgy enhance the creative...

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BRAIN DANCE

The Art and Science of Movement A forum held at the Adelaide Festival of Ideas 2013. Listen here (courtesy of Radio Adelaide) More than sport, dance is the most complex and detailed movement system that humans have devised. Rather than the brain simply existing as...

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THE ART OF NATURE PANEL – ADELAIDE FESTIVAL OF IDEAS 2018

The Art of Nature was a panel for the Adelaide Festival of Ideas in 2018 hosted by ADT. As we career headlong through the Anthropocene period where human activity leaves it’s indelible, destructive trace on the planet we ask how artists might respond to...

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CRITICAL CONVERSATIONS 2021 – UPCOMING CONVERSATIONS

The Critical Conversations series provides four opportunities across the second half of 2021 for a discussion on critical artistic themes amongst peers – local, national, international members of the dance community and the public. Three sessions will be curated by ADT, and one session...

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Dance on Screen

MICROFILMS

This project was a partnership between Australian Dance Theatre (ADT) and the College of Humanities, Art and Social Sciences at Flinders University in Adelaide, Australia. In Microfilms, nine professional dancers of the ADT are guided through the process of making a dance film using their...

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FLOW: DANCE ON SCREEN SERIES

FLOW is a film series presented by ADT’s International Centre for Choreography (ICC), in partnership with Mercury CX, bringing the best new short international and Australasian dance films to the big screen. Across two evenings in September, Adelaide’s beautiful Mercury Cinema will host two...

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Research, Creative Development and Performance

THE WORLD’S SMALLEST STAGE

ADT in collaboration with indigenous dancers and choreographers from Kurruru, the team at Restless Dance Theatre, local independent choreographers and an eclectic range of local musicians, identified in partnership with Music SA, brought The World’s Smallest Stage together. The World’s Smallest Stage  saw ten...

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cubic museum, (c) meghan coles

CUBIC MUSEUM

The Cubic Museum was a performance installation set inside a 3 cubic metre Perspex cube situated at the centre of the astonishing Pacific Cultures Gallery at the South Australian Museum. The clear Perpex cube provided an opportunity to reference and recontextualise the classic 19th...

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DEAKIN MOTION.LAB

Thinker in Residence Garry Stewart undertook a project as Thinker in Residence at Deakin University’s Motion.Lab (Melbourne), at the invitation of Dr Kim Vincs, in 2012 & 2013. The project was completed in association with the Centre for Intelligent Systems Research. This project was...

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PROXIMITY CLINICAL

A clinical application of Proximity Interactive to help with the rehabilitation of people with neurological damage, developed with Susan Hillier – a neuroscience and rehabilitation researcher from University of South Australia was tested in June/July 2014 at Hampstead Rehabilitation Centre. In 2017, Susan Hillier and UniSA are...

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THINKING BRAINS & BODIES

Neurocognition and Dance Australian Research Council (ARC) Linkage Grant Supported by the Australian Research Council Linkage Project scheme, ADT is collaborating with an international team of researchers on a new research project “Thinking Brains and Bodies: Distributed Cognition and Dynamic Memory in Australian Dance Theatre”. Researchers...

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Community

FREESTYLE SESSIONS

Australian Dance Theatre has worked with Poe One on several occasions to produce the Australian heat of the Freestyle Session which the world’s biggest international breaking (breakdance) competition. Freestyle Session was founded by California-based b-boy Cros1. Australian Dance Theatre through our International Centre for...

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ICE BOX

ADT supports the Adelaide streetdance community through hosting regular practice nights – The Ice Box (Keepin’ Things Fresh) – organised by the legendary Poe One. These practice sessions which include krumping, breaking, popping and locking, are held in the Tanja Liedtke studio at ADT...

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