Australian Dance Theatre (ADT) 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 Australia. Under the artistic directorship of Garry Stewart, Australian Dance Theatre creates dance that is an intelligent progression of the art form engaging audiences the world over.
Some of the most laudable names in Australian dance have been part of the company’s evolution. For the past 18 years, under Stewart’s direction, Australian Dance Theatre has engaged in unique collaborations with artists from a wide variety of fields. Choreographers such as William Forsythe, Graeme Murphy, Leigh Warren and Meryl Tankard have created works for the company. With the dancers, Stewart has developed a distinctive movement vocabulary that underpins the company’s unique identity.