Australian Dance Theatre


Australian Dance Theatre
Dunstan Playhouse


Dunstan Playhouse
Adelaide Festival Centre

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Wed Sep 2019 - Sat Sep 2019

ADT-North/South World Premiere

Responding to the polar regions of our planet – the Arctic Circle and Antarctica – North/South is an extraordinary double bill from two highly acclaimed choreographers, Ina Christel Johannessen and Garry Stewart.

Norwegian choreographer Ina Christel Johannessen’s North sees a collection of odd characters trapped in a shelter amidst an Arctic blizzard. As an artist living and working in the Arctic Circle, Johannessen has witnessed first-hand the rapid changes wrought by global warming and it’s emotional and psychological impacts on the people that live there. North explores the intimate and powerful exchange that plays out between humans and their environment.

Garry Stewart’s South depicts Sir Douglas Mawson’s fateful and dramatic journey to Antarctica as an allegory for our current predicament in the era of rapid global warming. Travelling from Adelaide to the Southern Continent in 1913, Mawson’s story is one of loss and vulnerability in an alien and forbidding landscape.

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