NORPA presents an Australian Dance Theatre production

about the show

Australian Dance Theatre has thrilled sellout audiences around the world with performances of cutting edge dance. Now the internationally acclaimed company brings Be Your Self Redux to NORPA for the first time.

In Garry Stewart’s Be Your Self Redux, audiences are engaged in a complex dialogue in which they are compelled to explore what makes you ‘you’. The athletic dancers of ADT are transformed into erupting, powerful, and emotional entities, projecting startling physical images.

Arising from conversations with a Buddhist monk, neurologist, physiologist and literary academic, Stewart situates the body at the centre of his inquiry and reveals that despite our civilising cultural influences, the body is still a force to be reckoned with.
A distilled version of the original Be Your Self, Be Your Self Redux fuses Stewart’s audacious choreography with spoken word to create an exciting dance work that leaves audiences questioning the underpinnings of who they are.

creative team

Conceived & Directed / Garry Stewart

Choreographed / Garry Stewart & the ADT dancers
Assistant to Garry Stewart / Elizabeth Old

Assistant Choreographer / Larissa McGowan
Sound Designer / Brendan Woithe (colony nofi)
Lighting Designer / Damien Cooper

Video Designer / Brenton Kempster (ZuluMu Design + Post)
Costume Designer / Gaelle Mellis

Technical Director / Paul Cowley

Dramaturge / Professor Julie Holledge
Consulting physical therapist/physiologist / Michael Heynen
Neurobiology consultant / Professor Ian Gibbins

Costume Construction / Davis Browne
Costume Assistants / Meredith Goyne & Olivia Iacobelli

reviews

“…an exhilarating dance work that is entertaining to watch and interesting to think about… nine outstanding dancers in a constantly moving jigsaw of limbs and torso.”
Sydney Morning Herald

“Be Your Self is a slick production performed by a confident company of strong dancers that literally fling themselves into the physicality of the choreography.”
Daily Telegraph

“Whenever I see contemporary dance as good as the Australian Dance Theatre’s Be Your Self, I’m made to wonder anew what a wonderful thing the body is.”
ArtsHub

“Unquestionably Stewart’s greatest work to date, Be Your Self offers a staggering, breathtakingly powerful series of panoramic embodiments of how the body receives and processes the myriad of experiences it’s subjected to.”
dB Magazine

bar and diner

The Bank Cafe Diner will be open from 6pm. They will be offering main meals, share plates and desserts. (There will always be vegetarian and gluten free options available). The seasonal menu will be confirmed one week before the performance date.

Lismore City Hall has indoor and outdoor dining options.

Our licensed bar will be open from 6pm, and also during and after the show. Drinks purchased from the bar are permitted inside the theatre. Sorry, no BYO.

Patron advice

Recommended for 12 years+.
Includes strobe lighting, haze effects and adult themes
Duration is 60 minutes (no interval).

Tickets

Non Subscribers
Adult $55
Senior/Concession/Groups 4+ $49
Under 25 $25

Subscribers
Adult $44
Senior/Concession/Groups 4+ $40
Under 25 $20

Allocated seating (numbered tickets).
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