The Circadian Cycle

Conceived and directed by Artistic Director of Australian Dance Theatre, Garry Stewart and renowned Director and Cinematographer Cordelia Beresford.

The film charts the cycle of a day in nature - sunrise, midday, late afternoon into night. Using the dancing body as a metaphor for the morphologies and behaviours of creatures in nature, the film moves through a cycle of nascence, awakening and the brutality of predation.

The film draws upon the choreography from Australian Dance Theatre’s mainstage work, The Beginning of Nature, shot in stunning locations across the state including: Flinders Chase National Park, Lake Bumbunga, Lake Gairdner, Maslin Beach, Mount Lofty Botanic Garden and Mount Remarkable National Park.

The Circadian Cycle has been produced by Australian Dance Theatre and was made possible by the generous support of Adelaide Airport, Adelaide Festival Centre and the South Australian Film Commission.

The Circadian Cycle will be playing on the King William outdoor screens and in the Festvial Theatre foyer throughout September.