detail: Australian Dance Theatre, Objekt, 2016, dance performance, direction and choreograpy: Garry Stewart costume design: Lucia Vonrhein

Australian Dance Theatre

Until 17 June 2017
Gallery 23B
Free with your Versus Rodin ticket

Doppelgänger is a new work by Garry Stewart and Australian Dance Theatre, created especially for inclusion in Versus Rodin: bodies across space and time

“Doppelganger” is a German word that is most generally associated with 19th century Gothic and Romantic literature, where a protagonist is haunted by a mysterious character who eerily appears as their identical twin. This doppelganger twin is traditionally the harbinger of ill fate or doom, and signals a sense of foreboding, danger, misfortune and the possibility of impending death.

This new work sets out to parody and reframe the notion of the body double, by annulling the suggestions of horror and foreboding and playfully representing this mythical character as delightfully camp, impish and ironically uncanny.

Performance dates and times:


Thursdays and Fridays (except Good Friday) 
No performance on April 7


Friday 9 and 16 June only
Saturday 10 and 17 June only

Duration  15 minutes 
Where  Gallery 23B 
Cost  Free with your Versus Rodin ticket

Principal Donor Neilson Foundation.  Publication Partner Gordon Darling Foundation. Presented by the Art Gallery of South Australia Foundation and supported by Adelaide Festival.

detail: Australian Dance Theatre, Doppelganger for Versus Rodin, 2017, dance performance, direction and choreograpy: Garry Stewart, photo: Saul Steed


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