Tracks is offering an opportunity for choreographers and dance artists to
use the dance studio space at Tracks Dance, free of charge, to work on a new
contemporary dance ideas, either through research or development. The
program is a response to the ongoing challenge of access to space for the
development of dance practice.
Hours for rehearsal will be organised in consultation with the company
around its scheduled working periods. Although there is no requirement to
have a presentation at the conclusion, we strongly encourage a showing of
the work developed to encourage feedback from peers and audience.
This residency is not for commercial practice, such as classes or for
rehearsals for funded projects. Dance artists of all backgrounds are
encouraged to apply.
Eligibility: Contemporary dance artists pursuing an innovative practice are eligible to
Availability: Tracks Dance Studio currently has some time available from January 1st 2013
until March 31st.
Criteria: Successful artists are chosen on the basis of the quality and innovation of
work, and the potential benefits to the applicant and to the broader
community. Decisions are ultimately subject to the availability of the
The number of successful applicants will depend on studio availability and
time requirements of applicants as well as;
• Calibre of artist / collaborating artists.
• Clear articulation of conceptual rationale and process.
• Benefit of receiving the Studio Residency at this point in the development
• of a work OR to developing their practice.
• Benefit to the broader community.
Required Information: Proposals should address the applicant’s reasons for wanting to undertake
the studio residency and an outline of their project (which may be simply to
pursue independent studio practice, or cultural exchange opportunities,
1. Proposal/outline of project (No more than one page),
2. Preferred starting date and an estimate of studio time needed
3. 1 page CV/bio demonstrating dance activity
Additionally, a Work-In-Progress showing component will be offered to
artists. This is an opportunity to invite industry peers, funding bodies,
producers and general public.
The deadline for proposals is: Friday 7 December 2012
Leading up to this years Milpirri performance Tracks was once again resident at Lajamanu School. Each class from grade three upwards was involved, having one workshop per day over five weeks. Jess Devereux, Nick Power, Kelly Beneforti, and local Caleb Japanangka Patrick, led the dance workshops under the supervision Tracks Artistic Directors David and Tim.
Classes were taught utilising dance techniques, including contemporary, break dance, street styles, and hip hop alongside basic drama training, to explore Warlpiri cultural themes and morals. This year the over-riding theme is Pulya Rani – the winds of change, and is based on a Dreaming where in order to create movement (in body and soul), to get unstuck, it is necessary to ask for help and create a wind that provides extra fuel and push for the fire.
“Fire is the glow of life. The four winds – from North, South, East, West – control the fire, control us. Milpirri is the story that will ignite the fire of who we are.” - Steve Jampijinpa Patrick
Last weekend we ran a 'work in progress' showing of the five new works to be inclued in Eight to Eighty, the architecture of age.
Works were choreographed by Jess Devereux, Gary Lang, Kristy Rickert, Bryn Wackett, David McMicken, Tim Newth and cast.
We welcome the cast of EIGHT TO EIGHTY - THE ARCHITECTURE OF AGE. Isaiah Balcombe, Clarissa Blum, Yasna Delo, Lotus Emblard, Jonathan Lokangaka, Jyotsnna Ranijithkumar, Yehani Wanigaratne, Tahnee Cvirn, Ashley Dougan, Ferdie Flordeliza, Annaleigh Greenwood, Jake Kunde, Bennett Muller, Kiara Musco, Venaska Cheliah, Lauren Campbell, Darren Edwards, Ruttiya McElroy (Suansri), Kristi Renfrey, Theeradet (Teddy) Suphannabutt, Nirudya Saranga Alwis, Lailah A. Masiga, Thevi Chelliah, Ellen Hankin, Rosa Norman, Bryn Wackett, Gary Lang, David McMicken, Chandrika Munasinghe, Brendon Cabury, Carmel Alderson, Darryl Butler, Antonietta Vanzella, Punny Vegter, Linda Mansour, Barry Thomson.