Dance in Cool Spaces 2014


Tracks Dance is exploring new ways to place performance into public spaces, making them come alive to performers and audiences alike. The build up is around the corner and the search for COOL takes on a significance bordering on survival tactics!

Darwin Post Office - (Shopfront, and Entrance)

Movers aged 9-18yrs participated in making a dance and performing it in a week.
Choreographer Jess Devereux, assisted by Kelly Beneforti, worked during the Term 3 school holidays with two groups (primary school age, and secondary school age) to devise, rehearse and perform two new contemporary dance works. The five-day intensive program was specially designed for young people who are passionate about dance, and who wanted to participate in a choreographic process leading to performance.
Workshop Venue: Tracks Studio, Frog Hollow Centre for the Arts, 56 McMinn St, Darwin


High School group:
‘Pull the Catch’ by Fat Freddy’s Drop and ‘Harder, Better, Faster, Stronger’ by Daft Punk
Primary School group:
‘Mirror Maru’ by Cashmere Cat and ‘Ivy’ by Active Child

Creative Personnel

Jess Devereux, Kelly Beneforti


Primary School group: Lilli Cowan, Finella Wells Kelly, Piper Mules, Jasper Mules, India Wilson, Aimee Ferdinands, Evie Ferdinands, Mickala Flack, Felix Hill, Amelia Hill, Ashley Hyde, Sophie Hawkes. 
High School group: Stephanie Packwood, Darcy Elliston, Lotus Emblard, Mikaylah Linden, Kialang Millar, Kiayla Newton, Mariah Chick, Mamai Ballah, Stephanie Spillet, Simon Cash.

Departure Lounge
Stage Door (Studio Theatre), Darwin Entertainment Centre

“A pop up party for fabulous people full of glitz and glamour, giving Darwin’s social butterflies a night with plenty of killer beats and a bit of the unknown. It’s an interactive dance party which is all about showing the best local acts as well as bringing great national acts, co-host Miss Ellaneous said. DJ Kitty Glitter is flying in, who has played for Lady Gaga – and she will be fantastic. DJ Kitty Glitter is Australia’s most renowned drag DJ, having just finished an international tour. Among the dancing will be a performance from Tracks Dance Company and a bodybuilding display.”

Excerpt from NT News article by Katina Vangopoulos

Music: Kiesza – Hideaway

Sat 4 October 2014
First Class Pre Party 8pm
Launch Party 10pm
Darwin Entertainment Centre
93 Mitchell Street Darwin NT 0800

Creative Personnel

Jess Devereux – Choreographer “Hideaway!” Flight Attendant Routine


Ruttiya McElroy, Ricky Borg, Kelly Beneforti, Kristy Rickert and Jess Devereux

Double Tree by Hiliton, 116 Esplanade, Darwin

Australasian Rehabilitation Nurses’ Association Conference
A performance of six routines from the Panther archives!
Hosted by David McMicken

Let’s Get Physical
Ballin’ The Jack
Enya (Only Time)
Aeroplane Jelly

“We would like to extend a huge thank you to your dancers and yourself for attending the Australasian Rehabilitation Nurses’ Association 24th Annual Conference on 17 October 2014.  The performance was outstanding and the dancers inspirational for what can be achieved as one matures in age. All who attended went away expressing the good fortune to have been able to be a part of the performance. Again thank you for your time and we wish the Grey Panthers and yourself all the best for the future and we hope you continue to grow and entertain people within the community. Warm regards VICTORIA ROBINSON On behalf of THE ARNA CONFERENCE COMMITTEE


Judith Allen, Darryl Butler, Ellen Hankin, Jan Hastings, MaryAnn Hinton, Val Hristova, Lillian Mann,  Judy Markwell, Judy McKerr, Dianne Mount,  Judi Samuels, Jenni Sanderson, Pam Smith,  Janine Sutter,  Punny Vegter, Maria Vlastuin and David McMicken

Birch Carrol and Coyle Cinema 1, Casuarina Shopping Centre

Tracks Pop Up mob performed a contemporary dance / hip hop showcase as part of the opening entertainment at ‘Chicks At The Flicks.’  They performed in the cinema in front of the screen, with the music playing through the cinema surround sound. Wed 29th Oct 7pm

Music: ‘Sword and Shield’ by Active Child, ‘Disparate Youth’ by Santigold and ‘Hip Hop Hooray’ by Naughty by Nature

Creative Personnel

Choreographer - Jess Devereux, in collaboration with the dancers
Guest Choreographer - Jacinda Richards (Hip Hop Hooray)


Stephanie Spillet, Will Nery, Leanne Eltagonde, Shaan Myall, Venaska Cheliah, Ruttiya McElroy, Kathryn Pickworth

Birch Carrol and Coyle Cinema Foyer, Darwin

A 3Dmovie themed flash mob! Tracks Pop Up mob and Improv mob performed a contemporary / hip hop showcase, and an improvised movement score, wearing 3D glasses and white bling costumes. They performed in the cinema foyer as part of opening night for Hunger Games: Mockingjay. Thursday 20th Nov 8pm


Improv mob: ‘Johnny Belinda’ by Active Child
Pop Up mob: ‘Sword and Shield’ by Active Child, ‘Disparate Youth’ by Santigold and ‘Hip Hop Hooray’ by Naughty by Nature


Simon Cash, Stephanie Spillet, Will Nery, Leanne Eltagonde, Venaska Cheliah, Ruttiya McElroy, Jon Clarke, Darryl Butler, Chandrika Munasinghe, Bryn Wackett.

Birch Carrol and Coyle Cinema Foyer, Casuarina Shopping Centre

A hip hop showcase! 20 minute show! Looped twice! Sat 29th Nov 12noon
Feauring Tracks Pop Up mob, KYD Re-Volution and the DCity Rockers


Pop Up mob: ‘Sword and Shield’ by Active Child, ‘Disparate Youth’ by Santigold and ‘Hip Hop Hooray’ by Naughty by Nature
KYD Re-Volution: ‘Heart Ain't A Brain’ by Chris Brown, ‘Beg for it’ by Chris Brown. ‘My love’ by ‘Justin Timberlake’ and ‘X’ by Chris brown
DCity Rockers: unknown

Creative Personnel

Pop Up Mob Choreographer- Jess Devereux, in collaboration with the dancers
Guest Choreographer - Jacinda Richards
KYD Re-Volution Choreographers - Stephanie Spillet, Will Nery, Jessica Cheng-Tam and Faith Soares
DCity Rockers Choreographer - Aaron Lim, Arthur Casinillo Lariosa, John Rigas


Stephanie Spillet, Will Nery, Leanne Eltagonde, Ruttiya McElroy, Aaron Lim, Arthur Casinillo Lariosa, John Rigas, Jessica Cheng-Tam, Faith Soares, Will Nery, Allen Alvaran

Darwin Community Arts, Chambers Crescent Theatre, Malak NT

Production: KYD Re:volution Presents 'IT'S OUR TURN!'
Tracks Pop Up mob, guest performance.
“Come watch local artists as they tell and show their stories. It's our turn to show what we've got and who we are! It’s our turn to be seen and to be heard! Rappers, singers, musicians and dancers!” December 5

Creative Personnel

Director – Stephanie Spillet
Pop Up mob Choreographer - Jess Devereux, in collaboration with the dancers
Guest Choreographer - Jacinda Richards (Hip Hop Hooray)


Pop Up mob: Stephanie Spillet, Will Nery, Leanne Eltagonde, Ruttiya McElroy


Darwin City Council

Funding Bodies

Tracks Inc is assisted by the Australian Government through the Australia Council, its arts funding and advisory body; and is proudly sponsored by the Northern Territory Government.

Tracks 2014

Artistic Co-Directors: David McMicken and Tim Newth
General Manager: Susan Congreve
Administrator: Clancy Breasley
Production Manager: Kelly Blumberg
Dance Animateur: Jess Devereux
Bookkeeper: Heather Van Anholt
Geek in Residence: Jeffrey Withaya Campbell

Committee Members: Michael Grant (Chairperson), Glenn Bernardin, (Treasurer) David Taylor, Ken Conway, Stephanie Cvirn, Kate Hudspith, Mary Durack. David McMicken, Tim Newth, and Susan Congreve (Ex-Officio Members)

Public Fund Trustees: Rev. Steve Orme, Dr Anita Toth, Ippei Okazaki

Patron: Her Honour the Honourable Sally Thomas AC, Administrator of the Northern Territory


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