“Dancing is certainly as old as man and his desire to express himself, to communicate his joys and sorrows, to celebrate and to mourn with the most immediate instrument at his disposal: his body.”
(Walter Sorrell, 1967)
Australian Dance Party is led by the vision of dance artist and maker, Alison Plevey, in collaboration with artists, places, time and people.
Our vision is to develop and present innovative dance work that communicates contemporary issues, inspiring a conscious and connected community. As the flagship dance company of the ACT we enable employment for dance artists here.
Our interest is in the unique qualities of dance works and immersions as communicators and vehicles for change.
We imagine adventurous performance experiences involving performers, thinkers and experts in site specific and theatre spaces that challenge audiences to think, question ideals and celebrate life.
Who we are
Based on the lands of the Ngunnawal people, Canberra, Australian Dance Party is an award-winning company of dance artists creating inventive and powerful dance experiences.
As a site-specific company, we are collaborators and celebrators of the spaces and places around us, opening up conversations and enlivening stories through our choreographies. Our immersive work engages diverse, and often unsuspecting audiences, creating a space for them to connect, reflect and awaken.
Led by award-winning “tour de force” dance artist and choreographer Alison Plevey, we share unique and lasting experiences with diverse and unsuspecting audiences, developing unlikely collaborations and partnerships that lead to inventive and meaningful new work.
Established in 2016, ADP is demonstrating an important role in the ACT arts and the broader community in strengthening and deepening artistic practice and art enjoyment. We sustain and nurture careers for dance artists in the ACT, providing professional pathways, development, and employment for emerging and established dance artists.
ADP’s recent work includes ‘LESS’ at Dairy Rd. Precinct as part of Enlighten Festival (2022), ‘Symbiosis’ at the Australian National Botanic Gardens (2021), Critics Circle Award-winning ‘Lake March’ (2020) and Australian Dance Award shortlisted ‘From the Vault’ (2019).
Presenting the team of individuals and organisations who represent The Party
Our talented creatives who form the heart and soul of The Party
Read about The Party’s policies to support the arts in Canberra and beyond