Giving to Tracks
“I invite you all to explore your own relationships with Tracks and discover not only the diversity of their work, but also the enormous fulfilment to be gained in an association with this successful community-based company.”
Mr Tom Pauling AO QC - Tracks Patron (2008 - 2011).
For almost 30 years Tracks Dance has been delighting audiences with award winning productions telling stories anchored in Darwin and the remote community of Lajamanu, stories unique by their location but also with universal resonance, stories of war, human values, impossible love, homecoming, migration, the ages of life and our deep connection with nature.
Tracks’ annual Darwin Festival creations and biennial Milpirri Festival reflect the company’s longstanding commitment to engage with community and support the development of arts workers and dance artists in the Northern Territory.
Philanthropy has become vital to Tracks financial sustainability. Our mission is to give voice to Northern Territory culture expressed through all members of the community with a passion for movement, from the young to the old, Aboriginal and multicultural. We rely on the generosity of our donors to ensure the next generations of our dance talent continue to be nurtured. In joining Tracks Giving Program, we invite you to be game changers for the many voices who wish to make dance a part of their life.
Join our Giving Program and contribute to the future of contemporary dance in the Northern Territory. We gratefully accept donations at all levels. Tracks Dance is a Deductible Gift Recipient (DGR) and all donations over $2 are tax-deductible. Follow the steps in filling out our Giving Form!
Bequests and Legacies
Making a bequest or leaving a legacy to Tracks Dance Company in your will means you will help support contemporary dance in the Northern Territory. There are many ways to make a bequest or leave a legacy and no matter which type of gift you make, please be assured that your gift will be used to develop the vision and activities of the company.
Why we need your support
Funds raised via our Giving Program go directly toward assisting the Company to achieve its vision:
o Pursue excellence in every aspect of the company
o Create high quality dance performance experiences that are relevant to the community, and more specifically to our priority groups
o Increase local participants’ skills to create and present dance
o Develop and expand the professional and independent dance sector while providing unique Territorian opportunities
o Identify and support emerging and established dance artists including traditional and non-Western
o Provide opportunity for Alumni to return and work with Tracks in a professional capacity
o Explore working processes that further connect participants and audiences to their sense of self and the place where they live
o Introduce local and national professional dance practitioners into the Tracks philosophy
o Explore the role dance has as a whole of life activity
We greatly thank our generous donors Sylvia Langford, Brian Tucker, Katrina Fong Lim, Barbara Bauert, Barbara Pitman, Barry Thomson, Darryl Butler, Don Whyte, Encore Pilates team, Graeme Cheater, Heather Hyde, Joanne Hilliard, J.L Hills, Judy McKerr, Nicole Cridland, Noya Chong Wah, Roslyn Henry, Sally-Anne Mason, Shannon Beneforti, Virginia Burrow, Jan Conti, Ian Landon, Diana Leeder, the Grey Panthers, our Deckchair Fundraising night audience, the Board of former Ausdance NT and the Board of Charttes.
If you wish to speak with us in confidence about the options and opportunities available to you relating to a gift or bequest to Tracks Dance Company please contact our General Manager, Agnès Michelet, on (08) 8941 1410 or 0488 287 042.
Voices of Tracks
Our community is rich with a diversity of age, cultures and beliefs. In order to celebrate these differences we focus our endeavours on Youth, Seniors, Indigenous and Multicultural.
Click here to watch a video of young people talking about what they have gained from working with Tracks and being involved in Tracks projects.
Read about B Boy and co-founder of the D*City Rockers, Aaron Lim
Read about Venaska Cheliah, who has a background in traditional Indian dance
Click here to hear members of the Grey Panther (seniors' dance troupe) talk about belonging to the group
See a short video of the Grey Panthers in a performance called Future Age
Read about Ellen Hankin, who has performed over 100 times with the Grey Panthers
Read about Marg Lee, who has been a Grey Panther since 2004
Read about the history of the Grey Panthers
Read a paper written by David and Tim: Dance as a whole of life activity
Click here to veiw a video in which leading multicultural aristists talk about working within Tracks projects
Read about dancer, choreographer and founder of The Multicural Academy, Chandrika Munasinghe
Read about Director of the Balinese dance troupe Tunas Mekar Balinese Collective, Putu Desak Wati
Veiw video of Putu Desak Wati and Chandrika Munasinghe (and others) talk about being involved in Hidden Meaning, a Tracks performances where four cultural dance groups reveal the stories behind their costumes
Click here to read about Creative Director of Milpirri, Steve Wanta Jampijinpa Patrick
Read about Caleb Japanangka Patrick, a Warlpiri artist involved in all Milpirri Festivals as well as many other Tracks projects
Watch highlights of Milpirri 2016 performance in Lajamanu
Watch a documentary 'Winds of Change' the making of Milpirri on SBS ByDemand
Click here to watch a video of David McMicken and Tim Newth talking about their company Tracks
Watch a video shot in Lajamanu of a residency between Kelly Beneforti and Caleb Japanangka Patrick
Read about Kelly Beneforti and her work with Tracks
Read about Caleb Japanangka Patrick's long conection to the company
Judy supports the company in many ways. Click here to read Judy's story
Click here to read some audience responses