The Company

Australian Dance Theatre has been creating exceptional contemporary dance and touring it to wide acclaim nationally and internationally since its inception.

Australian Dance Theatre is Australia’s pre-eminent contemporary dance company and the longest running in the country. For over 50 years Australian Dance Theatre has pioneered new work that has contributed to defining dance in this region.

Based in Adelaide, South Australia, Australian Dance Theatre is at the forefront of Australian contemporary dance, committed to creating dance works of the highest standard that are intellectually and artistically compelling.

Some of the most laudable names in Australian dance have been part of the company’s evolution. For the past 20 years, under the artistic direction of Garry Stewart, Australian Dance Theatre has engaged in unique collaborations with artists from a wide variety of fields. With the dancers of the company, Garry Stewart has developed a distinctive movement vocabulary that underpins the company’s unique identity.

With its repertoire extending beyond the stage to include film, interactive installations, gallery exhibitions and works for public spaces, ADT has been the recipient of numerous awards.

Habitus, 2016. Photo by Chris Herzfeld Camlight Productions.

“…what we saw was rigorous, engaging and skillfully manipulated to bring the past into the present at a sophisticated and imaginative level of analysis and application… danced with ADT’s customary vigour and skill”– The Age