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.

performance group update

If you’re a member of a dance, circus or theatre group, you are entitled to our special $20 ticket offer for the Saturday matinee performance. Groups 4+.  Please see our flyer for more information. Subject to availability and strictly limited offer.

masterclass workshop

Designed for professional dancers as well as experience, non-professional dancers. This is a unique opportunity to take part in an advanced workshop with Australia’s pre-eminent contemporary dance company. Over the two hour workshop, participants will be led by ADT company dancers and focus on an advanced level of contemporary dance technique, exploring their physical limits and developing skills specific to the ADT repertoire.

Thursday 17 August
2.30-4.30pm
Dance Studio (ground floor), Lismore City Hall
$30 (no concessions)
Max 30 participants.
Bookings essential.
Bring water and wear loose comfortable clothing.

buy masterclass tickets

For more information please call NORPA Box Office on 1300 066 772 or email Box Office.

Participants are able to purchase a ticket to the production of Be Your Self at concession price. Purchases of these tickets will need to be made directly with our Box Office rather than online.

 

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creative team

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

dancers

Jana Castillo
Zoë Dunwoodie
Harrison Elliot
Thomas Fonua
Chris Mills
Matte Roffe
Tara Jade Samaya
Felix Sampson
Kimball Wong
Cathy Adamek (Actor)

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).
Please note there is a $3.30 booking fee per transaction (not per ticket) for all ticket purchases.

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