The Beginning of Nature – Australian Dance Theatre

Date: 11/07/2018
Start time: 08:30 pm
Finish time: 09:50 pm


Date 2: 12/07/2018


Date 3: 13/07/2018


Date 4: 14/07/2018

Venue: Dunstan Playhouse, Adelaide Festival Centre, King William Street, Adelaide SA 5000
Genre: Classical
18+: No
Price: $25 - $59
Buy Tickets: https://adelaidedancefestival.com/the-beginning-of-nature/

The Beginning of Nature is a riveting depiction of the rhythms within nature – flocking and herding, day and night, changing seasons, metamorphosis and decay.

Combining live music and the extraordinary dancers of Australian Dance Theatre (ADT), the work explores the forces that nature asserts over humankind despite our continued efforts to see ourselves as separate from nature, and the notion that our bodies are inscribed with the same rhythms that underpin nature itself.

Acclaimed composer, Brendan Woithe, has collaborated with Kaurna consultant, Jack Buckskin, to develop the original score fusing electronica with strings and vocals. Performed with live accompaniment by the acclaimed Zephyr Quartet and two singers on stage, the libretto features the Kaurna language, the language of the traditional people of the Adelaide Plains, where ADT is based.

Grace and strength combine in this work to create an evocative depiction of the complex symphony of rhythms in nature, that will leave audiences entranced.