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Riverside Theatre presents
Australian Dance Theatre

Be Your Self (Redux)


Venue

Riverside Theatre

Dates

2 September 2017

Event Type

Live Event

Explore what makes you ‘you’ in this electrifying production by Australian Dance Theatre.

In Garry Stewart’s Be Your Self Redux the Australian Dance Theatre dancers are transformed into erupting, powerful entities. Fusing Stewart’s audacious choreography with spoken word, Be Your Self Redux is a visually exciting dance work leaving audiences questioning the underpinnings of who they are.

Australian Dance Theatre has thrilled sellout audiences around the world with performances of cutting edge dance. Now the internationally acclaimed company brings Be Your Self Redux to Riverside Theatres for the first time. Audiences are engaged in a complex dialogue in which they are compelled to explore what makes you ‘you’. The athletic dancers of ADT are transformed into erupting, powerful, and emotional entities, projecting startling physical images.

A distilled version of the original Be Your Self, Be Your Self Redux is an extraordinary creation revealing that despite our civilising cultural inscriptions, the body is still a force to be reckoned with.

“Unquestionably Stewart’s greatest work to date, Be Your Self offers a staggering, breathtakingly powerful series of panoramic embodiments of how the body receives and processes the myriad of experiences it’s subjected to” – David O’Brien, dB Magazine

“Garry Stewart’s premier season of Be Your Self is an astounding piece of acrobatic artistry made to look simple by the Australian Dance Theatre ensemble. Memorable and impressive. Bravo!” – Rod Lewis, Glam Adelaide

Dates & Times:
Saturday 2 September at 8pm

This performance contains strobe lighting and theatrical haze effects.

To accompany the performance of Be Your Self we are screening a short film session of dance films including Collision Course.

Collision Course is a project conceived, choreographed and co-directed by Garry Stewart (choreographer of Be Your Self) and produced and co-directed by Carmelo Musca. It involves a series of bodies colliding in mid-air captured in extreme slow motion at 1500 frames per second. Collision Course includes a cast of over 100 sportspeople and dancers trained in various different physical disciplines: martial artists, rugby players, gymnasts, athletes, wrestlers, capoeira dancers, breakers (breakdance), boxers, jive dances, contemporary dancers and many others. For more info and to book click here.

Also available and presented by FORM Dance projects – 2 hour Masterclass with Australian Dance Theatre on Friday 1st September, 10am – 12pm in Studio 404. For Advanced students, pre-professional and professional dancers $20 booking online. Book here

 

 

Conceived & Directed – Garry Stewart

Associate Artistic Director Australian Dance Theatre – Elizabeth Old

Choreographed – Garry Stewart & the ADT dancers

Assistant Choreographer – Larissa McGowan

Sound Designer – Brendan Woithe (colony nofi)

Lighting Designer – Damien Cooper

Costume Designer – Gaelle Mellis

Technical Director – Paul Cowley

Dramaturge – Professor Julie Holledge

Consulting physical therapist/physiologist – Michael Heynen

Neurobiology consultant – Professor Ian Gibbons

Australian Dance Theatre

Artistic Director – Garry Stewart

Executive Director – Shaun Comerford

Associate Artistic Director – Elizabeth Old

Operations Manager – Paul Cowley

Marketing Coordinator – Madison Thomas

Producer & Program Coordinator – Eira Swaine

Finance Administrator – Bev Majda

Physical Therapist – Michael Heynen

Production Administrators – Lucie Balsamo & Francoise Piron

Australian Dance Theatre Board

Kim Boehm (Chairman), Anne Carman, Anita Ewing, Christine Locher, Jeff Meiners, Christopher Tooher, Danielle Tsogas, Peter Seltsikas, David Stobbe, Tricia Walton

Note: This presentation of Be Your Self is a reduced version and is toured without the original set by Diller, Scofidio + Renfro.

Be Your Self has been co-produced by Grand Théâtre de Luxembourg, La Rose des Vents – scène nationale Lille Métropole – Villeneuve d’Ascq, Le Rive Gauche Saint-Etienne-du-Rouvray, Centro Cultural Vila Flor Guimarães, Théâtre de la Ville Paris, and Arts SA’s Major Commission Fund.

This tour is supported by the Australian Government through the Australia Council, its arts funding and advisory board.

Images by Chris Herzfeld

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Duration

75 minutes no interval

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