Participation Program 2017
In the Tracks dance world, everyone should have the chance to enjoy dancing. The Tracks Participation Program is about engaging in dance as a whole of life activity and presenting it publically. This program provides diverse opportunities to be involved in a project at Tracks, including everything from large-scale one-off participatory performances to smaller pop-up performances, and even the chance to be seen on stage in the Darwin Festival and Darwin Fringe Festival.
Classes and workshops
The Grey Panthers senior dance classes – 9.30-11am every Friday morning
Fresh Tracks open workshops – Saturdays in June/July, 10am-12.30pm (Exact dates to be confirmed)
Dance Animateur Kelly Beneforti will be creating a piece of choreography for the Fresh Tracks program and is inviting all dancers aged 16+ to participate.
Contact Tracks on 8941 1410 if you’d like more information or to join any of the above classes or workshops!
Big Dance Darwin returns in 2017, with a focus on community groups in the Nightcliff area. Big Dance will be performed at the 2017 Nightcliff Seabreeze Festival on 6 May.
See here for more information about participating in Big Dance Darwin 2017.
Open auditions will be held in May 2017 for the next Tracks’ Darwin Festival production, Man Made. We are looking for young men under 30, or men over 40.
Make a Dance in a Week
The Tracks school holiday program, Make a Dance in a Week, is back in 2017 in the term 3 school holiday break. Workshops are open to primary, middle and secondary school students and will be held daily from 2-6 October.
Darwin International Airport, Southern Cross TV
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.
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
Tracks relies on volunteers in order to provide its services. There is a chance to volunteer for a range of different roles including Ushers, Administration, Stage-hand, 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, please email Tracks administration.
“The most beautiful, moving, heartwarming and thought provoking show in ages! Brilliant to have dancers of all ages and cultures telling their stories of aging in such a moving and sometimes amusing way! – 8 to 80, Audience member
“The experience confirmed for me that I do love to work with creative people in a collaborative way and that I love performing. Being part of a creative process was really satisfying.” – Zombies in the Banyan Tree, Participant