ADT partners with cruise line
Is this a first for an Australian contemporary dance company?
Australian Dance Theatre (ADT) has announced a unique partnership with Cunard to participate in the cruise line’s record season down under in February and March 2019.
Dancers will sail onboard Cunard’s glamourous Queen Elizabeth during its season to perform a specially-adapted version of ADT’s The Beginning of Nature, which has just had its European premiere in Amsterdam.
The ship's 2000 guests will also be treated to a unique insight into the behind-the-scenes operations of a world-class dance company with access to rehearsals, company classes and workshops, lectures and forums with ADT’s artistic director, Garry Stewart.
“Our dancers have performed in some pretty spectacular places, from the Sydney Opera House to the most prestigious theatres of Paris, London and New York, and we are excited to add Cunard's impressive Queen Elizabeth to that list,” says Shaun Comerford, ADT’s executive director.
“Importantly too, ADT has always been about making dance accessible and this opportunity to perform on a cruise ship will really allow audiences to get up close and personal with our dancers.
“It will again put us on the world stage, albeit a floating one!”
Other iconic Australian brands on show during the two month season include R.M.Williams, Akubra hats and STARWARD whisky distillery.