Participation Program 2018
We believe that 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
2018 is a milestone for the Grey Panthers as they celebrate 30th year of being an extraordinary senior dance troupe. Weekly classes, rehearsals and one off performances have seen the Grey Panthers become a favourite with Darwin audiences. We think the Grey Panthers are Australia's longest running senior dance troupe and exemplifying a core Tracks value which is our belief in dance as a whole life activity. 2018 will see new Grey Panther work and performances in and around the city. Participants are community members who are 60 yrs +
Fresh Tracks open workshops – June/July (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 2018, with a focus in Darwin CBD. Big Dance will be performed throughout Australia in April. An international biennial festival of dance, Big Dance engages large numbers of people connecting through one unifying choreographic piece. Indigenous choreographer Frances Rings has been engaged to create the Australian Big Dance work 2018. Tracks Dance Company will produce the Darwin leg of Big Dance and through this will connect with the rest of Australia. This is an open participation project.
More information about participating in Big Dance Darwin 2018 avalable soon.
Open auditions for Community dancer will be held in May for the next Tracks’ Darwin Festival production, In Your Blood. Experienced and non-experienced performers are welcome.
Make a Dance in a Week
The Tracks school holiday program, Make a Dance in a Week, is back in 2018. Workshops are open to primary, middle and secondary school students and will be held daily over the April or October school break.
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
Company Director: Adelaide Wood
Administrator: Jessica Mellor
Production Manager: Duane Preston
Dance Animateur: Kelly Beneforti
Bookkeeper: It Figures
Committee Members: Mary Durack (Chairperson), Glenn Bernardin (Treasurer), Michael Grant, David Taylor, Ken Conway, Venaska Cheliah. David McMicken, Tim Newth, Adelaide Wood (Ex-Officio Members)
Public Fund Trustees: Rev. Steve Orme, Dr Anita Toth, Ippei Okazaki
Patron: Her Honour, The Honourable, Administrator of the Northern Territory