Be Your Self

ADT_Be Your Self_photo by Chris HerzfeldWhen Australian Dance Theatre first presented Garry Stewart’s work in London 12 years ago it was described by The Times as ‘the most hazardous explosion of movement seen in London in years’. Since then Australian Dance Theatre has gone on to astound audiences around the globe with its uniquely powerful style of contemporary dance and celebrates its 50th anniversary in 2015.

Nine outstanding dancers portray an emotional world in which Garry Stewart poses the question – What am I?  How do you define a human being and what does it take to be you? Be Your Self explores the fundamental question about ‘self’ using the body as the focus for this inquiry. The result is a performance filled with dynamic vitality that is breathtaking to watch and stimulating to think about.

Be Your Self is one of Garry Stewart’s most composite works to date. It will leave you wondering – what else is possible with the human body as a means of physical expression?

“…a slick production performed by a confident company of strong dancers that literally fling themselves into the physicality of the choreography.” – Daily Telegraph

Choreography: Garry Stewart and the ADT dancers  Cast: Scott Ewen, Zoe Dunwoodie, Thomas Fonua, Lonii Garnons-Williams, Samantha Hines, Jake McLarnon, Michael Ramsay, Matte Roffe, Kimball Wong  Assistant Choreographer: Larissa McGowan  Sound Designer: Brendan Woithe  Lighting Designer: Damien Cooper  Technical Director: Paul Cowley  Costume Designer: Gaelle Mellis  Dramaturg: Prof. Julie Holledge  Neurobiology Consultant: Prof. Ian Gibbins

Be Your Self
Heath Ledger Theatre – State Theatre Centre of WA, William Street, Perth
Performances continue to 27 June 2015

Dubbo Regional Theatre, 155 Darling Street, Dubbo (NSW)
Performance: Tuesday 7 July 2015

Illawarra Performing Arts Centre, 32 Burelli Street, Wollongong (NSW)
Performances: 10 – 11 July 2015

Barossa Arts & Convention Centre, 130 Magnolia Road, Tanunda (SA)
Performance: Wednesday 5 August 2015

Marion Cultural Centre, 287 Diagonal Road, Oaklands Park (SA)
Performance: Friday 7 August 2015

Image: Be Your Self, Australian Dance Theatrephoto by Chris Herzfeld (Camlight Productions)

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