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 choreographers matched with twelve dancers and ten composers to create a series of new dance works, between 5-10 minutes’ each. Each new dance piece was confined to a living room size area of 2m x 2m, the ideal size for it to be rehearsed by dancers in their homes via computer screen and referencing social distancing regulations that became a major part of our lives in 2020.
The idea was conceived by Garry Stewart, ADT’s Artistic Director, as a direct response to the limitations that arts companies and artists are facing during the COVID-19 public health crisis. Although the creative development for this project progressed in insolation, ADT shared the final performances for a very special season at The Odeon once social isolation restrictions eased.
The World’s Smallest Stage was generously supported by the Government of South Australia through the Department of the Premier and Cabinet, The Tanja Liedtke Foundation and Music SA, and was proudly presented by Henschke and Harlequin Floors.