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14 & 15 June 2018

THIS PRODUCTION IS PART OF                     Collected Works 2018
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“A HIGH VOLTAGE PERFORMANCE” The Adelaide Review

Weaving together live music and astonishingly powerful contemporary dance, The Beginning of Nature is a compelling work from the world-renowned Australian Dance Theatre.

The Beginning of Nature explores life cycles and themes of metamorphosis and transformation and the complex symphony of rhythmic patterns within nature – flocking and herding, day and night, the changing seasons, growth and decay, tidal patterns. This extraordinary work explores the integral forces that nature asserts over humankind despite our continued efforts to see ourselves as separate. The dance explores the idea that our bodies are inscribed with the same rhythms that underpin nature itself.

With live accompaniment by the acclaimed Zephyr Quartet and two vocalists, the score combines electronica, strings and a libretto sung in Kaurna language, the first language of the Adelaide Plains, home to ADT.

At times fierce and explosive, at other times graceful and meditative The Beginning of Nature is a tour-de-force from one of the world’s most formidable companies.

“…a powerful work which … drew a rapturous reception from the spellbound crowd.” Dance Australia


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Dates

Gala Opening – Thursday 14 June, 7.30pm

Friday 15 June, 7.30pm

 

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Credits

PRESENTED BY:
Canberra Theatre Centre and Australian Dance Theatre

CONCEIVED AND DIRECTED:
Garry Stewart

CHOREOGRAPHY:
Garry Stewart and the ADT dancers

LIGHTING DESIGNER:
Damien Cooper

COMPOSER:
Brendan Woithe (KLANG)

COSTUME DESIGN:
Davis Browne

INDIGENOUS LANGUAGE CONSULTANT:
Jack Buckskin

WITH:
ZEPHYR QUARTET
Belinda Gehlert
Emily Tulloch
Jason Thomas
Hilary Kleinig

Details

PRESENTED BY:
Canberra Theatre Centre and Australian Dance Theatre

CATEGORY:
Dance

DURATION
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80 minutes, no interval. Please note there is a 5 minute lockout at the beginning of the performance. Patrons will be admitted during a suitable break in the performance.

WARNINGS:
This show contains partial female nudity, fog/haze effects and strobe lighting.

SUIT CHILDREN?:
This show is recommended for ages 12+.

VENUE:
Canberra Theatre
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Take PartIN CONVERSATION WITH CHOREOGRAPHER GARRY STEWART
Thursday 14 June, 6.30pm


Garry Stewart was appointed the Artistic Director of Australian Dance Theatre in 1999. Since then he has created almost all of the main stage works for the company. These works have toured extensively to some of the most prestigious theatres for contemporary dance in the world including Théâtre de la Ville, Paris, The Joyce Theater in New York and Sadlers Wells in London. Stewart’s recent works have been co-funded and co-produced by a number of leading international theatres.

Stewart has created over 15 original works for ADT. These works have been defined by their ambitious artistic collaborations, rigorous research, a startlingly wide range of concepts and themes, outstanding production values as well as a compelling and singular movement vocabulary.

He has also created works for other companies, including Rambert Dance Company, Birmingham Royal Ballet, Ballet Du Rhin and Royal Ballet of Flanders and The Australian Ballet. Most recently he created a new work for tanzmainz in Germany.

Stewart was Thinker-in-Residence at Deakin University, Melbourne from 2012–2013 where he worked with the Deakin Motion.Lab, a centre for innovation at the nexus of dance and technology. Throughout 2014 Stewart was the Artist-in- Residence at the National Institute of Dramatic Art (NIDA) where he created a new work Choreography. He recently initiated a 3-year Australia Research Council study into neurocognition and dance at Australian Dance Theatre. Stewart is currently studying for a Masters in Fine Arts at the University of New South Wales focusing on video installation for gallery environments.

In 2015, Stewart was named the inaugural recipient of the Australia Council Award for Outstanding Achievement in Dance and was recently awarded a Churchill Fellowship to study international choreographic centres.

 

 

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