Infectious beats and bold visuals fuse with breathtaking physicality as celebrated Bulareyaung Dance Company perform tiaen tiamen Episode 1 for the first time beyond the shores of Taiwan.
Staging a well-loved classic while keeping it fresh is a tricky task, but the Australian Ballet pulls it off in this glorious showpiece for the company’s 60th-anniversary celebration.
Specially commissioned for Illuminate Adelaide, Restless Dance Theatre’s immersive production invites audiences to step into a liminal space where spinning reflections and plays of light open up a multitude of surprising new perspectives.
This intensely physical stage work created by a collection of independent artistic collaborators is – at its highest points – made hypnotic through the use of some genuinely original devices and ideas.
From the divine elegance of Rafael Bonachela’s I Am-ness to the wild explosion of Antony Hamilton’s Forever & Ever, this triple bill is a vibrant celebration of contemporary dance forms and what they have to say about the origins of dance.
If you’ve never seen Canadian dance theatre company Kidd Pivot, you’ve never seen anything like Revisor. This is the type of ground-breaking work that only happens once in a generation.
Utterly compelling, Jurrungu Ngan-ga [Straight Talk] is a potent portrayal of the play between power and oppression, and a powerful moment of truth-telling by those unjustly forced to the margins of society.
Australian Dance Theatre’s Tracker is a powerful evocation of the life of artistic director Daniel Riley’s great-great uncle, Alec “Tracker’ Riley, through an ambitious blend of contemporary dance, theatre, and ceremony.
In this generous work-in-progress season, First Nations-led dance company Karul Projects is not only sharing its creative process, but also inviting audiences to engage in an achingly-long-overdue ceremony. ★★★★
A mesmerising, immaculate contemporary dance production overflowing with emotional resonance, the Australian debut of Taiwanese company Hung Dance’s internationally acclaimed work is a Fringe gem of heart-stirring beauty. ★★★★★
Gabrielle Nankivell’s collaborative and immersive project weaves an uncanny, endearing and unforgettable portrait of a place made more real by the unreal.
The invasion of their homeland both haunts and propels a displaced group of Ukrainian ballet dancers who will showcase their culture and strength to Adelaide audiences with their touring production of Swan Lake.
Twenty-first-century technology opens breathtaking new perspectives on the historic, 500km march from Robe to the Victorian goldfields endured by 16,000 Chinese miners seeking a better fortune.
Choreographer and filmmaker Sue Healey is blending her two areas of expertise – while adding the challenge of a live broadcast from Robe’s rugged coastal cliffs – to pay homage to a story of migrant hardship and tenacity.
Around 200 performers, including 36 dancers from Switzerland’s largest professional ballet company, will feature in the 2023 Adelaide Festival centrepiece: choreographer Christian Spuck’s epic production of Verdi’s Messa da Requiem.
Australian Ballet artistic director David Hallberg cleverly combines sections from three of history’s most physically challenging ballets to create a perfectly executed snapshot of the form’s evolution.
Daniel Riley’s inaugural program as new artistic director of Australian Dance Theatre presents a collaborative and thoughtful triptych of works that mediates between the disparate world-views of Aboriginal and post-colonial Australia, reflecting the disruption and hope that comes at times of urgent transformation.
A simple backdrop, a heartfelt composition for strings, and six dancers moving with grace and pure emotion: Restless Dance Theatre’s new work is a gentle and truthful exploration of what it means to be courageous in the face of vulnerability.