Choreographed by former Australian Dance Theatre dancer Daniel Jaber, Nought is an experiential performance where the audience is taken through a process of discovery, ending with a poignant insight into the dancing body and the dancer’s fragility.
The work has periods of silence, mixed with beautiful music and spoken words to emphasise the dancers’ vulnerabilities, exposing contemporary dance in its purest form. Nought features elegant and beautifully delicate costumes designed by local fashion designer Catherine Ziersch and sound by Swiss-born Thomas Jeker.
Nought was presented at the Samstag Museum of Art in 2013, placing the audience in close proximity to the extraordinary dancers of ADT providing a rare opportunity to see contemporary dance in an unusually intimate context. The work received the 2014 Helpmann Award nomination for Best Choreography in a Dance or Physical Theatre Work, and two 2014 Dance Australia Critics Survey Awards: Most Outstanding Choreographer and Best New Work.
Nought has been developed with the assistance of Adelaide College of the Arts TAFE SA and the Australian Government through the Australia Council, its arts funding and advisory body. Australian Dance Theatre gratefully acknowledges the support of the Anne and Gordon Samstag Museum of Art for the world premiere presentation of Nought.