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Australian Dance Theatre in association with ILBIJERRI Theatre Company


Australian Dance Theatre has been creating exceptional contemporary dance and performing it across the country and around the world since 1965. Australian Dance Theatre is the country’s oldest contemporary dance company, located on Karuna Yerta (Adelaide, South Australia). For nearly 60 years Australian Dance Theatre has pioneered new work that has continually redefined dance and pushed the artform. Australian Dance Theatre is committed to the presentation of work reflective of Australia’s diverse voices, landscapes and histories. Collaborative relationships and a commitment to community engagement are at the core of the company’s values.

ILBIJERRI is one of Australia’s leading theatre companies creating innovative works by First Nations artists. The longest established First Nations theatre company in Australia, ILBIJERRI creates, presents and tours powerful and engaging theatre by First Nations artists that gives voice to our Cultures. ILBIJERRI is committed to growing a sustainable and vibrant First Nations arts ecology and is investing in the next generation of First Nations theatre makers and industry professionals.  Deep listening with and for Community and Country is central to their work. They take seriously their role as cultural leaders, continuing to make work that speaks to the truth of this country, celebrating the extraordinary resilience and strength of First Nations Peoples. With 2021 marking 30 years since incorporation, ILBIJERRI continues to bring the brilliance and sophistication of bold, black voices to audiences in country halls, community spaces, prisons and major venues, across Australia and the world.


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Nick Hays
Executive Director ADT