A visceral expression of nature through movement

The Beginning of Nature

Presented by Australian Dance Theatre in association with Adelaide Festival Centre

Weaving together live music and astonishingly powerful contemporary dance, The Beginning of Nature is a compelling and ritualistic work from world-renowned Australian Dance Theatre.

Portrayed by the nine incredible dancers of ADT, this extraordinary work includes live accompaniment by the acclaimed Zephyr Quartet and two vocalists singing in Kaurna language, the first language of the Adelaide Plains.

At times fierce and explosive, at other times graceful and meditative, this stunning work will delight and inspire.

This is a powerful work, in which music, movement and design make a coherent whole, and it drew a rapturous reception from the spellbound crowd Dance Australia

Conceived and Directed Garry Stewart
Choreography Garry Stewart and the ADT dancers
Lighting Designer Damien Cooper
Composer Brendan Woithe (KLANG)
Music Performers Zephyr String Quartet
Costume Design Davis Browne
Language & Cultural Consultant Jack Buckskin 

Image: Chris Herzfeld, Camlight Productions

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11 – 14 Jul 2018

Duration 1hr 20mins


Wed, 11 Jul 2018, 8:30PM

Thu, 12 Jul 2018, 8:30PM

Fri, 13 Jul 2018, 8:30PM

Sat, 14 Jul 2018, 8:30PM


Dunstan Playhouse


Ages 12 and up



Adult $59.00

A Reserve

Adult $50.00

Concession $45.00

Subscribe & Save

Adult $45.00

Concession $40.50

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B Reserve

Adult $35.00




Members $38.00

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Fees & Charges

A one off service and handling fee of $8.95 applies per transaction; this is regardless of the number or value of items purchased.


Contains partial nudity, haze and strobe like effects

Concession includes

Pensioner, Senior, Fulltime Student with ID, Unemployed

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