After being postponed in 2020, Garry Stewart’s acclaimed Objekt is finally returning to Australia this year for an exclusive Adelaide season at the Dunstan Playhouse.
Blurring the borders between visual arts and dance, Objekt is a compelling contemporary work that explores the objectification of humans against a surrealist backdrop. Contextualising the body as an art object, Objekt holds a lens up to today's society and questions the nexus between the aesthetic and the socio-political - by viewing someone else as ‘the other’, do we cease to recognise their humanity?
Originally created by ADT’s renowned Artistic Director Garry Stewart in collaboration with the acclaimed tanzmainz in Germany in 2016, Objekt plays with perceptions and makes us see the human body in new ways that are arresting, invigorating and, at times, confronting.
Featuring the phenomenal dancers of ADT as well as Stewart's unique choreographic language - which the Frankfurter Rundschau described as "one of beautiful mystery, sometimes playful, sometimes … brutal" - Objekt is charged with a rare urgency that is riveting to watch.