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The Beginning of Nature


Presented by the Araluen Arts Centre and Australian Dance Theatre

“breathtaking in its elegance”
     Broadway World

Weaving together music and astonishingly powerful contemporary dance, The Beginning of Nature is a compelling and ritualistic work from world-renowned Australian Dance Theatre.

Grace and strength combine in this work to create an evocative depiction of the complex symphony of rhythms in nature, that will leave audiences entranced.

Portrayed by the nine stellar dancers of Australian Dance Theatre, this extraordinary work explores life cycles and themes of metamorphosis and transformation within nature.

Performed with two vocalists live on stage, the spell-binding score combines electronica, strings and a libretto sung in Kaurna language, the first language of the Adelaide Plains, home to Australian Dance Theatre.

At times fierce and explosive, at other times graceful and meditative, this stunning work will delight and inspire.

The Beginning of Nature is a tour-de-force from one of the world’s most formidable companies, and is sure to become another seminal work for Australian Dance Theatre.

This production is proudly sponsored by Mecure Alice Springs Resort.

Australian Dance Theatre is supported by the Government of South Australia through Arts South Australia and the Australian Government through the Australia Council for the Arts, its arts funding and advisory body.


Main Image: Andrew Lyman
Other Images: Chris Herzfeld 


03 August 2018


Friday 3 August, 8.00pm

75 minutes (no interval)




Araluen Member




Extra information 

Ticketing Policy

Online ticketing is available up until one hour prior to the performance.  
For ticket purchases after this time, please visit the Araluen Box Office or call us on (08) 8951 1122.




Recommended for ages 12+
Warnings: Includes partial female nudity, haze and strobe-like effects

Booking Fee

For this event, a one-off service fee of $2.50 per transaction applies for all online purchases. All ticket prices include GST.

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