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IDN 2013: Proximity

February 22 and 23
  • Season


  • Duration


  • Tarifa

    Price 28€

  • Horari

    20:30 h


Proximity, by Garry Stewart, reflects the ubiquity of the use of the camera within contemporary culture. It is a work that destabilizes the framework that we routinely use to share the perception of other people, stimulating the imagination and increasing the possibilities of visualisation.

Through the choreography the dancers use the cameras to portray their bodies and their movements; the images are instantly manipulated and projected on a screen and create a bridge between the dancers and the audience, playing with the pleasure of disrupting and expanding the visual field. Thus, they invite the spectator to trace out the visual poetics that transform the singular into the multiple, the macro into the micro, and in this way enjoy the possibility of seeing beyond the obvious.


ADT is the oldest professional Australian contemporary dance company. They have been touring the globe with their shows since 1965. Garry Stewart, their artistic director, who has led the company for the last 12 years, trains the dancers in many disciplines, from contemporary dance to classical ballet, as well as elements of martial arts, breakdance, gymnastics and yoga. The result is a fusion of forms, which constitutes a unique choreographic palette. Garry Stewart’s work incorporates elements such as photography, robotics and architecture, often present in his shows.

The ADT previously performed the work G at the Mercat to great acclaim.


Conceived & Directed Garry Stewart
Associate Artistic Director Elizabeth Old
Choreographed Garry Stewart & the ADT dancers*
Composer Huey Benjamin (additional composition – Brendan Woithe – colony nofi)
Lighting Designer Mark Pennington
Video Artist and Engineer – Thomas Pachoud, with the support of
Design Consultant – Geoff Cobham
Costume Designer – Gaelle Mellis
Technical Director & Tour Manager – Paul Cowley
Dramaturge – Anne Thompson
Breaking Instructor – Poe One
Slow Motion Film Cinematographer – Malcolm Ludgate ACS – Sea Films Pty. Ltd.
Neurobiology Consultant – Professor Ian Gibbins
Text – Garry Stewart and Professor Ian Gibbins
Graphic Artist – Slade Smith

European Technical Coordinator – Pascal Baxter (La Cellule)
Company Manager – Beth Whiting
Stage Manager & Production Coordinator – Lucie Balsamo
Head Lighting – Marko Respondeck
Head Sound and Vision – Oliver Taylor
Head Staging – Lachlan Turner
Head Trucking – René Maas (Pieter Smit)

Dancers Zoë Dunwoodie, Scott Ewen, Amber Haines, Jessica Hesketh, Samantha Hines, Daniel Jaber, Kyle Page, Matte Roffe, Kimball Wong

Proximity has been co-produced by Grand Théâtre de la Ville de Luxembourg, Le Rive Gauche Centre Culturel de Saint-Etienne-du-Rouvray, and Arts SA’s Major Commission fund.

Australian Dance Theatre is supported by the Government of South Australia through Arts SA and the Australian Government through the Australia Council, its arts funding and advisory body. The 2013 European tour is generously supported by the Department of Foreign Affairs and Trade through the Australia International Cultural Council (AICC). ADT gratefully acknowledges the support of Beach Energy.

*Original Cast : Scott Ewen, Amber Haines, Jessica Hesketh, Daniel Jaber, Tim Ohl, Kyle Page, Tara Soh, Kialea-Nadine Williams and Kimball Wong

Australian Dance Theatre

Artistic Director – Garry Stewart
Executive Director – Julianne Pierce
Associate Artistic Director – Elizabeth Old
Finance Manager & Company Secretary – Peter Hartley
Production & Operations Manager – Paul Cowley
Marketing & Communications Coordinator – Julia George
Office Manager – Wendy Hockings
Business Development – Nikki Hamdorf
Dance Class Coordinator – Bec Bainger
Consulting Physical Therapist/Physiologist – Michael Heynen
Photographer – Chris Herzfeld (Camlight Productions)

European Agent – Frans Brood Productions / www.fransbrood.com
Asian Agent – Asia Theatricals /

Australian Dance Theatre Board

Linda Bowes (Chairman), Fraser Bell, Kim Boehm, Magdalena Hadji, Christopher Tooher, Chris Ward