About ADC

Australasian Dance Collective

Australasian Dance Collective is one of Australia’s leading contemporary dance companies.

Established in 1984 as Expressions Dance Company by Maggi Sietsma AM, the company has created more than 180 works by 80 national and international choreographers.

Based in Brisbane, Queensland, with an extraordinary ensemble of six company artists, we have achieved significant recognition through national awards, including three Helpmann Awards and three Australian Dance Awards.

Under the leadership of Artistic Director, Amy Hollingsworth, we are a collective of artists, creatives and collaborators working together to connect, empower and inspire. We are defined by our commitment to excellence in both performance and sector development - delivering extensive education and community engagement opportunities - contributing to the evolution and future of contemporary dance.

We create multiple new works annually, collaborate nationally and internationally and present performance seasons at major Australian venues including our presenting partner venue, Queensland Performing Arts Centre.

ADC prioritises collaboration and artistic risk-taking to create exhilarating dance works - redefining our boundaries and reimagining our connection with audiences.

“This strong company produces some extraordinary performances, matching the best seen on QPAC stages.”

— The Australian

“ADC is certainly one of Australia’s most exciting dance companies.”

— The Courier Mail

“Australasian Dance Collective continues to carve its path as leading Australian artists.”

— Australian Stage

#We will harness the power of shared artistic energies,

exemplifying creative freedom and fire — burning bright to capture the imaginations of many.

We have an absolute commitment to excellence, giving all that we have to the extension and evolution of our artform. We will take creative risks, push boundaries and seek genuine connection with our audience, who breathe life and inspiration into every aspect of our work. We will use our integrity, independence and vigour to achieve our vision of being collectively extraordinary.

#To inspire, connect and empower

through sharing our creative freedom and artistic fire.

We are what you see and will only ever be ourselves. We, and our art, are steeped in integrity and honesty and hold ourselves to those values.

2 / Fire

Art is at the heart of our humanity. We will ignite our company and those around us with our fire, passion and courage for taking creative risks.

3 / Creative Freedom

We approach all that we do with a creative freedom that is invigorating and inspiring — the expressiveness, curiosity, joy and empathy that permeates our collective is infectious and inclusive.

4 / Collective

We will cultivate a home of true collaboration, a welcoming vibrant place where the air crackles with energy as we work as a collective to share, shape and nourish our craft.

5 / Contemporary

We will commit our creative energy and fire to drive our innovation: cultivating experimentation, demonstrating versatility and adaptability and to show breathtaking vision and responsiveness as a collective. Placing ourselves and our art firmly in the NOW.

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We acknowledge the First Nations people as the Traditional Owners of Meanjin (Brisbane).

In the spirit of reconciliation Australasian Dance Collective acknowledges the Traditional Custodians of country throughout Australia and their deep connections to land, sea and community. We pay our respect to their elders past and present and extend that respect to all Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander peoples today.

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