The Circadian Cycle

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The Circadian Cycle is a multi-award-winning short film from Australian Dance Theatre, conceived and directed by Garry Stewart with cinematography from renowned filmmaker Cordelia Beresford.

Charting the cycle of a day in nature – sunrise, midday, late afternoon into night – The Circadian Cycle uses the dancing body as a metaphor for the morphologies and behaviour of creatures in nature, moving through phases of nascence, awakening and brutal predation. The film draws upon choreography from ADT’s mainstage work, The Beginning of Nature, shot in stunning, iconic locations across South Australia, including Flinders Chase National Park, Lake Bumbunga, Lake Gairdner, Maslin Beach, Mount Lofty Botanic Garden and Mount Remarkable National Park.

The Circadian Cycle was made possible with the generous support of Adelaide Airport, Adelaide Festival Centre and the South Australian Film Corporation.

ADT and the producers of The Circadian Cycle acknowledge that filming took place on the Traditional Lands of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Peoples. We respect and recognise their Elders past, present and future and the ongoing custodianship of the land and water by all members of these communities.