Milpirri People 2017


Lajamanu, Northern Territory, Australia

Since 1988 Lajamanu and Tracks artists have been working together. The relationship between Tracks and Lajamanu has produced performances which have become an iconic part of the place and company. The Milpirri performances are a prime example. The ongoing relationships built over this time are trusted and heartfelt.

Here are a series of portraits taken over the past 30 years, these are the Milpirri People.

*Warning: This website contains images and names of people who have passed away.

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Milpirri Governing Body

Geoffrey Jungarrayi Barnes, Roger Japaljarri Jurrah, Stephen Japanangka Dixon, Steven Jupurrula Morton, Steven Wanta Jampijinpa Patrick, Peter Jangala Jigili, Lynette Napangardi Tasman, Noressa Napurrula White, Doris Nakamarra Lewis, Laura Nakamarra Doolan, Annette Nampijinpa Patrick.

Major Sponsor

Newmont Asia Pacific

Government Partners

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 2017

Artistic Co-Directors: David McMicken and Tim Newth
General Manager: Agnès Michelet
Administrator: Clancy Breasley
Production Manager: Mathew McHugh
Dance Animateur: Kelly Beneforti
Bookkeeper: Noya Chong Wah

Committee Members: Mary Durack (Chairperson), Glenn Bernardin (Treasurer), Michael Grant, David Taylor, Ken Conway, Stephanie Cvirn, Venaska Cheliah. David McMicken, Tim Newth, Agnès Michelet (Ex-Officio Members)

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

Patron: His Honour, The Honourable John Hardy OAM, Administrator of the Northern Territory


Performances and Collaborations

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Milpirri (Jurntu)

Milpirri (Kurdiji) 

Milpirri (jarda-warnpa)

Early Career Residency - Kelly and Caleb
Zombies in the Banyan Tree - Caleb

Milpirri (Pulyaranyi)
Mipirri Banner Project

Milpirri Showing (Yinapaka)

The Cook the Queen and the Kelly - Myra, Caleb and Gerard
Australian Dance Awards - Lajamanu youth

Milpirri (Jurntu)
Endurance - Caleb

Lipstick & Ochre - Lajamanu youth and Yawulyu Women
Struck - Caleb

Milpirri (Kurdiji)

Mr Big - Caleb and Gerard
Australian Youth Dance Festival - Caleb and Gerard
Lajamanu Residency - Nick and Erwin

Milpirri (Jarda-Warnpa)
Angels of Gravity - Lajamanu Yawulyu Women

Local - Lajamanu Yawulyu Women

Fierce - The Meeting of Olive Pink - Lajamanu Yawulyu Women
Lajamanu Workshop

Fierce - The Story of Olive Pink - Lajamanu Yawulyu Women
Between Foot and Voice - Lajamanu Yawulyu Women

Ngapa - Two Cultures One Country - Steve, David, Tim and Elders
The Opportunity of Distance - Lajamanu Yawulyu Women

Sacred Space - David and Sarah

Lajamanu Kurra Karna Yani - Lajamanu youth and Yawulyu Women

Visual Arts Research Residency - Jangala and Tim
Lajamanu Community Residency - Sarah, Robyn and Tim
New Ways Old Ways - tour to Lajamanu

Lajamanu Community Residency - Sarah, Janet and Tim
Lajamanu Banner and Mural Project  - Tim and community

Living in Isolation - tour to Lajamanu

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