Australian Dance Theatre and Garry Stewart participate 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.
Sophie Stuut from her Microfilm, ‘On My Own’
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...Details
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...Details
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...Details
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. Garry researched 3D...Details
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...Details
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...Details