It's times like this I feel truly lucky live in the Festival State - from 8-21 July 2018, Adelaide-based Australian Dance Theatre is bringing us the first ever Adelaide Dance Festival and it promises to be spectacular! The Adelaide Dance Festival will offer free and ticketed, masterfully choreographed dance performances in venues, including the Adelaide Festival Centre.
Performances include Scottish director Al Seed and Australian choreographer and dancer Lina Limosani's world premiere of The Spinners - bringing into play the Moirai (Fates) of Greek mythology, exploring the threads of life.
If you enjoy quality classical ballet, complete with orchestra then The Australian Ballet's Adelaide premiere of The Sleeping Beauty is the performance for you - Adelaide Symphony Orchestra will accompany with Tchaikovsky's masterfully composed score.
You'll be guaranteed an awesome performance if you see Australian Dance Theatre's Adelaide premiere of The Beginning of Nature - combining dance, live music by The Zephyr Quartet and vocals in Kaurna language, to explore how the forces of nature intertwine with humankind.
Dancenorth's Adelaide premiere of Rainbow Vomit is suitable for kids of all ages and features two interactive performances at The Odeon, Norwood. Each member of the audience will be provided with a pair of 'fireworks glasses', so they can watch this engaging dance performance in refracted rainbow light vision.
Entry is free to Alison Currie and the Human Arts Movement's performance of Creatures at Samstag Museum of Art and will involve seven dancers shapeshifting into various forms whilst moving throughout an exhibition titled A Conversation with Jheronimus, by revered SA-based artist Aldo Iacobelli.
I'm looking forward to wandering down North Terrace, to Australian Dance Theatre and SA Museum's exclusive performance installation aptly named The Cubic Museum. Choreographed performances based on the SA Museum's collection and archives will be performed inside a large perspex cube which represents a traditional museum display case.
Adelaide Dance Festival's full program of events (which also include workshops, discussions and masterclasses) can be viewed here - tickets for performances can be booked by clicking on the above links for each performance.