K Town Dance Massive 2015

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Katherine Show Grounds

Tracks was invited by Godinymayin Yijard Rivers Arts and Culture Centre (in Katherine, Northern Territory of Australia) to create "K-Town Dance Massive", a large-scale community dance event to showcase and celebrate the Katherine Region’s unique arts and cultural talent. With a change of date from September to Territory Day (July 1st) Tracks Dance was not able to fulfil the larger direction of the project. However, we were able to make three trips to Katherine with Tim Newth, Kelly Beneforti, and David McMicken, and were able to support the amazing team, led by Bec Reid.

Katherine residents were promised an event to remember. Artistic Director Bec Reid said she believed the event would leave Katherinites “walking away feeling proud to be a Territorian and of their role in moulding a culture rich in diversity”. The official party was held at the Katherine Showground. After the official flag raising ceremony, K-Town Dance Massive ensued, then once the dust settled on the dancing, patrons looked skyward as the town’s biggest fireworks display marked July 1 with a bang.

This Territory Day event was proudly made possible by the Northern Territory Government, Festivals NT, and Department of Defence. Special thanks goes to event partners Godinymayin Yijard Rivers Art and Culture Centre and Katherine Town Council.

A massive thank you to everyone that helped make K-Town Dance Massive such an amazing event.

Creative Team

Bec Reid - Independent Dance Producer and K-Town Dance Massive's Artistic Director
Indigenous Hip Hop Projects - Dion Kelly and Nelly Harris
Tracks Dance Inc - Darwin (Tim Newth, David McMicken, Kelly Beneforti)
Nick Power - Independent choreographer and dancer

Scenario

1.           Screen >>> “Country”
2.          Billabong Boys >>> Wurli Wurli
3.          Aleigha Ballet Solo + Horse
4.          Contemporary Group Dancers
5.          Screen >>> “Only in K’Town”
6.          Rock n Roll Duet (Ken/Jo)
7.          Modern Jive (Karen/Glenn)
8.          Social Dances (Couples)
9.          Screen >>> Footy is Religion
10.        Zumba Gold (Helen and ladies)
11.        K’Town Sista Girls (YMCA)
12.        Screen >>> “Movement”
13.        Roller Derby + Judo
14.         Disco – Katherine Town Councillors
15.        Line Dancing (Social dance couples)
16.        Bollywood (Ellen and Alvin)
17.        Zumba Gold (Helen and ladies)
18.        Billabong Boys
19.        Indigenous Hip Hop Projects
20.        K’Town Dance Massive

Performers and Participants

Screaming at the Stars
Katherine Country Club Social Dance Group
Indigenous Hip Hop Projects
Billabong Boys
K’Town Sista Girls (YMCA)
Katherine Derby Dolls
Zumba Gold (YMCA)
East Side Football Club
Katherine Judo Club
Jessica Beckhouse
Ellen and Alvin Monsey
Aleigha Russell
Melissa Rogers
Toni Tapp-Coutts
Sam Tapp
Cornelius Rogers
Rashaun
Josephine Jennings
Glenn Rogers
Helen Taylor
Chantal Ober
Bill Hussey-Smith
Bernadette McCormick
Victoria McCormick
Maxine McCormick
Dawnellen Batkin
Mita Anderson
Kelly Beneforti
Bec Reid

Production

Dreamedia

Sponsors

Northern Territory Government Festivals NT, and Department of Defence.

Partners

Godinymayin Yijard Rivers Arts and Culture Centre
Tracks Inc
Indigenous Hip Hop Projects
Nick Power
Bec Reid

Thank you

And very special thank from Godinmayin to: Bec Hernandez and all the staff at St Joseph’s Catholic College, Jacinta, Mooney – Katherine Regional Arts, Josephine Jennings, Rosemary Jennings, Yoshi Marshall, Ned Leatherland-Napier, James Thompson, The Monsey family, Tammy Frean, Craig Frean, Brogen Begg, Helen Taylor, Mary Babia

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