2018 Outstanding Achievement in Community Dance

AusDance National hosted the 2018 Australian Dance Awards on Saturday 8 September at the Brisbane Powerhouse in Queensland.

Tracks Dance Company received the award for Outstanding Achievement in Community Dance for Man Made. Our 2017 cross-generational work calling on a diverse range of movement skills to produce an engaging examination of the male psyche.

Man Made drew together a cast of 27 passionate male community dancers, aged from 12-79, from diverse cultural and dance backgrounds and experience.

The creative team of 2 directors (Tim Newth and David McMicken), 4 choreographers (Aaron Lim, Josh Mu, David McMicken, and Kelly Beneforti), 3 composers, and the cast, collaborated to create this full-length outdoor performance, on a specific site soon to be eradicated and transformed into a 4-lane boulevard entrance to the city. It certainly took this whole community to make such a powerful and positive statement about the men of Darwin. Thank you to all the Tracks family for making this dream possible.

We'd like to congratulate and thank the other amazing nominees in this category, Sprung!! Integrated Dance Theatre, Annette Carmichael & James Gentle and QPAC, The Royal Ballet and Community Groups. And thank you to AusDance National for supporting Australian dance in all its forms.

More information, photo's and videos about Man Made are right here.