Sydney Theatre presents
Australian Dance Theatre
By Garry Stewart
Globally acclaimed choreographer, Garry Stewart brings G to Sydney Theatre for three performances only.
G is a thrilling deconstruction of the ballet Giselle, fusing the technical prowess of classical ballet with explosive choreography from Helpmann Award-winner Stewart. The 11 dancers push contemporary dance to its limits, with jaw-dropping athleticism accompanied by a haunting electronic music score and a hovering panorama of LED screens.
Australian Dance Theatre has showcased their dynamic style on TV programs like So You Think You Can Dance, but it is as a live experience that their work truly shines. G is sophisticated, virtuosic and incredibly physical.
Dramaturgically, G refers to an essay titled ‘Giselle, Madness and Death’ by Steven Wainwright of Kings College London which links the narrative of Giselle to the pathologisation of women as hysterics in early 19th century France.
The musical score to G was created by Luke Smiles (Motion Laboratories), one of the luminaries of music composition for the new wave of Australian contemporary dance.
G Australian Tour 2013 (NSW, ACT, WA), May-July 2013