Grey Panthers 2017
Tracks Dance Company Studio
Tracks believes in dance as a whole of life activity. The Grey Panthers dancing troupe for the over 60's is a prime example of this.
David McMicken and Kelly Beneforti. Guest Tutors: Bryn Wackett, Janelle Saunders
Caravan – a season of dance held at the Godinmayin Cultural Centre – Katherine.
Nightcliff Seabreeze Festival: for this event the Grey Panthers joined in with several local Nightcliff Schools and general public to perform the 2016 Big Dance in a group of 72, choreography by Akram Khan.
The Biggest Moring Tea - Greek Style. The Grey Panthers performed at the largest fund raising event for Darwin's Biggest Morning Tea - held by the Greek Community at the Greek school. The dances performed were: You Don't Own Me - choreography by Darryl Butler, and Jump - choreography by Kelly Beneforti. The women also modelled garments from Antonella's shop - Frock Me.
Darwin High School Dance Department fund raiser: a performance of Balling the Jack (choreography David McMicken) gave the silver hats another outing.
Council Of The Aging Seniors’ Expo. The troupe graced the performance stage with Ballin the Jack, You Don't Own Me, Who Can Remember Sweet November - choreography by Joanna Noonan, Alley Cat – choreography Darryl Butler, and Jump.
Durack Gardens Retirement Village Launch. As a perfect match for this new retirement village, the troupe was invited to perform at the launch to entertain and enliven the spaces. Two works were chosen - Who Can Remember Sweet November by Joanna Noonan was performed inside the shared community area with new costumes by Catherine McAlpine, and a new version of the Water Ballet choreographed by David McMicken was performed outside on the terrace beside the pool.
Grey Panthers 2017
Antonietta Vanzella, Barry Thompson, Darryl Butler, Dianne Mount, Ellen Hankin, Filomena De Castro, Francisca Kleinebeck, Gwen Varney, Jan Hastings, Janine Sutter, Jenni Sanderson, Jo Parish, Judith Allen, Judy Markwell, Judy Mckerr, Kathleen Elliott, Lillian Mann, Marg Lee, Marge Duminski, Maria Vlastuin, MaryAnn Hinton, Noelene Trinne, Patricia O'Neill, Shirley Somers, Toni Vine-Bromley, Val Hristova.
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/Adelaide Wood
Administrator: Clancy Breasley/Jessica Mellor
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, Adelaide Wood (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
Classes for 2017 start Febuary 3rd
Friday morning 9.30 - 11am at the Tracks Dance Studio.
Frog Hollow Centre for the Arts, 56 McMinn St, Darwin.
For more information contact Tracks office on 08 8941 1410.
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