Artistic Director Garry Stewart says “Its certainly an honour to be the Artistic Director of Australia’s oldest contemporary dance company in its 50th year. Elizabeth Cameron Dalman started the company with an ambitious vision and its wonderful that she can join us to celebrate her legacy – a legacy which has made such a formidable impact on Australia and the world.”
One of the key highlights includes a 50th Anniversary Gala at the Adelaide Festival Centre’s Dunstan Playhouse in July. The company will pay tribute to the history of the company, honouring current and former Artistic Directors, plus present a new work created by Garry Stewart and co-choreographed with former dancer Larissa McGowan.
Founding Artistic Director, Dr Elizabeth Cameron Dalman OAM says “the success of the Australian Dance Theatre is largely due to the Artistic Directors who have worked tirelessly with their ensembles to make a difference.”
National and International touring also features predominantly on the calendar.
The company will embark on a national tour of Garry Stewart’s Be Your Self to WA, NSW & SA and his dance film Collision Course will play on the Big Screen at Melbourne’s Federation Square in February as part of the Recharge: Experimenta Biennial of Media Art.
Two European tours of the company’s newest work Multiverse will take place in March & June to French and Spanish theatres, including the prestigious Théâtre National de Chaillot in Paris. ADT will also tour to South America – a new market for the company.
A range of education activities and events are planned for the 50th year, including programs from secondary school students, tertiary dance students and professional artists.
The Research Project, “Thinking Brains and Bodies: Distributed Cognition and Dynamic Memory in Australian Dance Theatre”, supported by the Australian Australian Research Council Linkage Project scheme will continue and see two public outcomes launched in 2015.
Adelaide Embedded, an initiative by Artistic Director Garry Stewart, will continue with pop-up performances around Adelaide, including the Ice Cube and a 24-hour Dance Marathon.
For more information and or the full calendar visit the website.