Participation Program 2016

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Participate

Tracks Participation Program is about engaging in dance as a whole of life activity and presenting it publically. This program includes large-scale one-off participatory performances and smaller pop-up performances

Workshops and Classes

Senior Dance Classes  -  All Year - The Grey Panthers 
Monday Dance Classes - Feb to April - 16 years and over

Dance in Cool Spaces

Join in Pop Up performances throughout the year - Contact Kelly, Tracks Dance Animateur to discover how you might particapate

Special Events

Big Dance  -  Join hundreds of Darwin dancers to put us on the International Map

Dancer Auditions - Tracks Dance Company held open auditions for their major 2016 full length dance production Landed, premiered at the Darwin Festival in August.

2016 Performances

Good Vibes Youth Festival

Jingili Water Gardens, Millner – April 9th
The Make a Dance in a Week [link] youth choreographic development performed their dance at the opening event for Darwin’s Youth Week.
Choreography by Aaron Lim, Macon Riley and the dancers
Danced by Tyler Engels, Jesse Quinell, Kaden Reid, Andrew Hughes-Morris, and Macon Riley.
Music: Stairway to Hip-Hop Heaven - Gramatik

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Tracks Dance Fundraiser Film – Strictly Ballroom

Deckchair Cinema – Darwin – April 28th
The Pop up Dancers performed Sax on the stage area as a curtain warmer before showing the main film.
Choreography by Kelly Beneforti in collaboration with the dancers.
Performed by Venaska Cheliah, Leanne Eltagonde, Natalie Hafsteins, Chandel Sablerolle
Music Sax by Fleur

Seabreeze Festival Media Launch

Foreshore Café – Nightcliff May 3rd
The Grey Panthers performed Big Dance for the first time for this event, with the sparkling Arafura Sea as the background.
Choreography Akram Khan
Music Nitin Sahwney
Performed by David McMicken, Pat O’Neil, Ellen Hankin, Carmel Alderson, Marge Duminski, Gwen Varney, MaryAnn Hinton, Janine Sutter

Seabreeze Festival

Dance Stage, Nightcliff foreshore - May 7th
Representing Tracks at this event were the pop up dancers performing Sax, Grey Panthers performing Abba Medley, Choreographic Development course participants performing PopRock, and the Grey Panthers performing Big Dance, followed by a big dance workshop and showing.
Sax: Choreography Kelly Beneforti and dancers, performed by Venaska Cheliah, Leanne Eltagonde, Natalie Hafsteins, Chandel Sablerolle.
Abba Medley: Choreography Julia Quinn, danced by the Grey Panthers: Liz Gammon, Carmel Alderson, Marge Duminski, Pat O’Neil, Toni Vine-Bromley, Antonietta Vanzella, Jenni Sanderson, MaryAnn Hinton, Gwen Varney, Ellen Hankin, Janine Sutter.
PopRock. Choreography Penny Payton. Performed by Penny Payton, Chloe Lauverjon, Natalie Hafsteins.
Big Dance. Choreography Akram Khan. Performed by the Grey Panthers.
Big dance workshop and performance by Grey Panthers with 30 people from the general public.

Biggest Morning Tea

Greek School - Nightcliff - 26th May

The Grey Panthers performed at this annual event, and shared a modelling show with students form Darwin High School. The Greek
Community event is the largest Biggest Morning Tea in Darwin, raising great sums for the Cancer Council of Australia

Performed: Physical, Ballin’ the Jack, modelling clothing by Frock Me
Choreography by David McMicken
Performers: Marge Duminski, Pat O’Neil, Toni Vine-Bromley, Antonietta Vanzella, Jenni Sanderson, MaryAnn Hinton, Gwen Varney, Dianne Mount, Ellen Hankin, Shirley Somers, Lillian Mann, Judy Markwell, Maria Vlastuin, Marg Lee, Marge Duminski, David McMicken

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Council Of The Aging Seniors Expo

Museum and Art Gallery of the Northern Territory (MAGNT) - 3rd June
The Grey Panthers were proud to be present at the second SENIORS EXPO organised by COTA NT. This year, EXPO celebrates an ‘age-friendly’ Territory and seniors’ ongoing contribution to their Territory life. Over 70 community groups, organisations, service providers, businesses, government agencies came together in this very special one-stop environment to showcase and provide information about age-friendly activities.
Performed Abba Medley, Ballin’ The Jack, Who Can Remember Sweet November, and Big Dance, followed by an open public workshop of Big Dance. For Big Dance participation and registration, click here.
Choreography: Julia Quinn, David McMicken, Joanna Noonan, Akram Khan.
Performers: Marge Duminski, Pat O’Neil, Toni Vine-Bromley, Antonietta Vanzella, Jenni Sanderson, MaryAnn Hinton, Gwen Varney, Dianne Mount, Ellen Hankin, Janine Sutter, Judith Allen, Shirley Somers, Lillian Mann, Judy Markwell, Maria Vlastuin, Darryl Butler, David McMicken

Sponsors

Darwin International Airport, Southern Cross TV, Darwin Entertainment Centre, Darwin City Council, Darwin Festival, Ausdance NSW

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 2016

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

 

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Volunteer

Tracks relies on volunteers in order to provide its services. Volunteers are needed for a range of different roles including Ushers, Admin and Box Office. Many of our performers are also volunteers.

Tracks will provide a full briefing on your volunteering role, covering all the training and information relevant to your position.

If you would like to volunteer with Tracks on any of our upcoming projects sign up here.

Responses

"No matter how old you are, what colour you are, how you are feeling etc Tracks makes me feel at home."

"I found a real sense of community, one that I haven’t experience for a long time. Its not the same as participating in a community sausage sizzle or a similar community event. it was on a much deeper level on par with the warm glow that family sometimes offers."

 

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