Participation Program 2018

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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

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.

Auditions

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.

Sponsors

Darwin International Airport, Southern Cross TV

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 2018

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
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