Garry Stewart (Director)

Research output: Non-textual formTheatre & Performance


Supernature is a dance performance that questions the sovereignty of the human body above other species, drawing on the posthumanities work of Donna Haraway and Rosi Braidotti. The posthumanities reconfigure our understanding of humans as a singular, absolute species operating beyond the complex processes and materiality of nature, arguing instead that we are within and of nature. Haraway speaks of tentacularity, using spider and the squid to summon a metaphor for interconnectivity of species and processes. These images underpinned the corporeal syntax of the performance’s choreography as well as design.

The central question underpinning Supernature was how the corporeal language of dance, in confluence with specific bespoke scenography, can reimagine performance as a site for these posthuman discourses.
Original languageEnglish
Place of PublicationHer Majesty’s Theatre, Adelaide
Publication statusPublished - Mar 2021
EventAdelaide Festival 2021 - Adelaide, Australia
Duration: 26 Feb 202114 Mar 2021

Bibliographical note

Performed 12th–14th March 2021


  • Dance
  • choreography

NTRO Type of Output

  • Major


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