Now in his twenty first year at the helm of ADT, Garry Stewart has crafted a unique collective identity for his formidable dancers. His two most recent creations, The Beginning of Nature (with its filmic offshoot, The Circadian Cycle) and South are choreographic responses to that most burning of all issues: humanity’s relationship to the natural world, both as disruptor and participant in its rhythms and cycles.
Supernature, the culmination of the trilogy, postulates potential futures for our species, its mythic visual vocabulary surreally blurring the lines between anthropomorphic and zoomorphic.
We’ve recently become all too aware of how a microscopic infringement of that border can have existential consequences for H sapiens. Join us for this world premiere season as one of Australia’s most influential choreographers and his ensemble of extraordinary dancers invite us to consider how the evolutionary impact of our unnatural ways may force us into a new partnership with the planet we defiled.
One of the most memorable and exciting theatrical works in recent memory
Dance Australia (of South)
Primal, powerful and beautiful… an unforgettable performance
Stewart’s raison d’être as a choreographer is to push dance beyond the conventional limits, and there is no doubt that his dancers are among the most impressive I’ve seen
Event additional information
Conceived and Choreographed by Garry Stewart Composer Brendan Woithe Lighting Designer Damien Cooper Designers Garry Stewart and Wendy Todd Set Construction RMIT Industrial Design Performed by The Dancers of Australian Dance Theatre Dramaturg Lou Cope Image Sam Roberts Photography
Supernature has been co-commissioned with the generous assistance of the Art Gallery of South Australia for the 2020 Adelaide Biennial of Australian Art, and is supported by Creative Partnerships Australia through Plus1, Jane McMahon, Nunn Dimos Foundation and Sarah Rohrsheim, and ADT’s Super Circle and Super Supporters. ADT acknowledges the support of the Jacob’s Pillow residency programme, Pillow Lab.
Seating Please note that theatres will be operating at 50% capacity, with a single empty seat between each patron in a row. Patrons must sit in their allocated seats as directed by venue management, and may not sit in the vacant seat next to another patron. In the event that capacity restrictions are lifted by SA Health before the event, there may be another ticket holder in the seat next to you.
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