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Diary Dates

January to March -  Studio Residencies continue

March 25 - Studio Residency showing. Doors open 4.45pm for a 5.00pm start. 

February 3 - The Grey Panthers (over 60's) start their weekly Friday classes. Read More 

April 8 - The Grey Panthers seniors dance troupe perform "Caravan" at Godinymayin Yijard Rivers Arts and Culture Centre, Katherine. Read More

May 6 - Big Dance - Nightcliff at Seabreeze Festival. Looking for interested Nightcliff individuals and organisations. Read More

May - Auditions for our Darwin Festival show Man Made – we are looking for male community dancers. Read More

July -  Fresh Tracks, our contemporary dance offering as part of the Darwin Fringe Festival. Read More 

August - Man Made - Darwin Festival performance. Read More

August to November - Choreographic Development Program course runs August to November, with applications opening in June. Read More

October 2-7 - The Make a Dance in a Week school holiday program. Read More 

October 8 - Tracks Film Night Fundraiser at the Deckchair Cinema

November 18-19 - Choreographic Program Performance. Read More

  • 31/07/2016

    Finding Gurambai walking trail - Woodland Loop.

    Head towards Darwin International Airport
    Turn left between Mercure Airport Resort and Novotel Airport Hotel onto Sir Norman Brearly Drive
    Turn left into Larkin Ave and drive to carpark at end of road  and look for Tracks Box Office

    Please call 0488 287 042, should you require further indication of directions from 5pm prior to performance.

  • 05/07/2016

    Tracks Dance Company presents a series of short dance works created and performed by local choreographers, artists and dancers. Initially developed through the Tracks Choreographic Program, these works, rich with potential and showcasing a breadth of ideas, make a commitment to the growth of new, independent dance in Darwin. FRESH TRACKS is an opportunity for audiences to experience the physical and conceptual realms being explored within contemporary dance making in our community. This performance also features a special guest appearance by the Grey Panthers, who continue to push the boundaries of choreographic practice for seniors.

    Darwin Fringe Festival
    Sunday July 17
    3pm and 5pm
    Browns Mart Theatre

    Fresh Tracks Program

     

    Rebirth
    Choreographed by Chloé Lauverjon
    Performed by Chloé Lauverjon and Cathy Young
    Videography by Penelope Paton
    Music: La Cité Céleste and Danse Nuptiale by Thierry Gomar & José Barrachina

    In this piece both visual projections and dance are used to explore nature and life, linking to our chosen theme of Rebirth.

    Something I Forgot
    Choreographed by David McMicken
    Performed by David McMicken and Darryl Butler
    Music composed by David McMicken

    There is just over a decade between the dancers, and yet questions of ‘forgettory’ often arise during their conversations. The experience of memory changes as one ages. The dance concerns the difference between what is remembered and what is actually performed in the present moment through a thinking body that also forgets.

    Headspace
    Choreographed by Natalie Hafsteins in collaboration with Venaska Cheliah
    Performed by Natalie Hafsteins and Kelly Beneforti
    Music: Mana by Ran Bagno

    Headspace reveals the multiple conversations one has with themselves. The movement explores self-talk and how it can impact our physical and mental state. One must recognise and refocus these interactions to reconcile the mind, body and spirit.

    You Don’t Own Me
    Choreographed by Darryl Butler
    Performed by members of the Grey Panthers: Val Hristova, Janine Sutter, Maria Vlastuin, Darryl Butler, Toni Vine-Bromley, Marge Duminski, Pat O’Neill, Judy Markwell, Shirley Somers, Judy McKerr and Ellen Hankin
    Music: You Don’t Own Me by Lesley Gore

    Dancing to the original Lesley Gore version of "You Don't Own Me", the Grey Panthers set their take on the world. Being fabulous unto themselves, reaching back to their younger roots, and putting it out to their audiences that they were and are going to do it their way long before doing it "My Way" had currency. "I'm free and I love to be free. To live my life the way that I want, to say and do whatever I please."

    Intentions
    Choreographed by Lizzi Webb
    Performed by Kelly Beneforti
    Music: LSDS by Ryoji Ikeda

    The considered use of descriptive vocabulary in text or spoken word allows an author to create meaning within each sentence or statement, deepening the intended experience for its audience. These experiences are dependent on each individual’s perceptions of what is being said. This piece explores these ideas and how they translate into movement and enhance the experience of a dance audience member. Movement is governed by physiological laws that allow a choreographer to manipulate movement vocabulary, and act as an author in dance. It is up to the choreographer as to what is said and up to the audience member as to what is perceived. The relationship of these two components result in the experience of each witness to the performance.

    Thank Yous: Big thanks to all the Darwin Fringe Festival volunteers, The Grey Panthers, and Mathew McHugh

     

    FRESH TRACKS showcases the rich potential of new, independent dance in our community being supported by the Tracks development program. Find out more about other opportunities Tracks offers through its Development Program

  • 30/06/2016

    Territory Day - Mindil Beach - July 1

    Be a part of one of the world’s largest celebrations of dance participation and performance when Big Dance comes to Darwin!  Rally your friends and join hundreds, possibly thousands of dancers of all ages and abilities in this FREE special event.

    Big Dance is for everyone – so if you jive, waltz, krump, bungul, tap, pirouette, shimmy or even just click your fingers, don’t miss your chance to be part of dance history!

    Click here for more information or to register your participation

  • 08/04/2016

    Revisit the fabulous film that launched Baz Luhrmann on the big screen!

    A top ballroom dancer pairs with a plain, left-footed local girl when his maverick style earns him the disdain of his more conventionally-minded colleagues. Together, the team gives it their all and makes dreams of the National Championship title come true.

    Put on your sparkliest outfits and join us to watch the Aussie classic "Strictly Ballroom" on the big screen under the stars!

    Don’t miss the appetiser, a vibrant energetic dance performance by the Tracks Pop Up Dance Mob.

    Dinner will be available to purchase from Deebee's.

    Thursday, April 28

    Doors open at 6.30, movie starts at 7.30pm.

    Deckchair Cinema
    Jervois Road, Darwin, Northern Territory
     

    Tickets now available: www.deckchaircinema.com
    More about Strictly Ballroom

     

  • 06/04/2016

    Tracks Dance Company are holding auditions for their major 2016 full length dance production Landed, which will be premiered at the Darwin Festival in August.
    We are looking for local Darwin community dancers, to rehearse over an 8-week period leading up to the two-week performance season in August. Rehearsals for Landed will start Saturday June 18 at Tracks Dance Studio 56 McMinn St Darwin. Initially you will be required to attend 2 rehearsals each week. Dancers will predominantly be working with guest choreographer Gary Lang (Gary Lang NT Dance Company) and under the direction of the Tracks Artistic Directors.

    Auditions:
    Dancers aged 16 and over
    Tuesday May 3rd, 6.00 - 7.30 pm
    Tracks Dance Studio, Frog Hollow Centre for the Arts, 56 McMinn St Darwin.

    Enquiries 08 8941 1410 or info@tracksdance.com.au

    Read more about Landed

    Registration forms now online

    Gary Lang is a Darwin born Larrakia man. He is currently the Artsitic Director of Gary Lang NT Dance company. Gary trained at NAISDA, danced with companies such as Bangara, Dance North, Aboriginal and Islander Dance Theatre, and Tracks Dance company. He was the recipient of the prestigious Australia Council for the Arts’ Dance Board Fellowship in 2013. Major works include Entrapment, Munuk Gapu, Goose Lagoon, and Mokoy. His latest work, Inspired, will be premiered at the 2016 Garrmalang Festival in May, Darwin Entertainment Centre

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Diary Dates

January to March -  Studio Residencies continue

March 25 - Studio Residency showing. Doors open 4.45pm for a 5.00pm start. 

February 3 - The Grey Panthers (over 60's) start their weekly Friday classes. Read More 

April 8 - The Grey Panthers seniors dance troupe perform "Caravan" at Godinymayin Yijard Rivers Arts and Culture Centre, Katherine. Read More

May 6 - Big Dance - Nightcliff at Seabreeze Festival. Looking for interested Nightcliff individuals and organisations. Read More

May - Auditions for our Darwin Festival show Man Made – we are looking for male community dancers. Read More

July -  Fresh Tracks, our contemporary dance offering as part of the Darwin Fringe Festival. Read More 

August - Man Made - Darwin Festival performance. Read More

August to November - Choreographic Development Program course runs August to November, with applications opening in June. Read More

October 2-7 - The Make a Dance in a Week school holiday program. Read More 

October 8 - Tracks Film Night Fundraiser at the Deckchair Cinema

November 18-19 - Choreographic Program Performance. Read More