Studio Residencies 2014


Frog Hollow Centre for the Arts, Darwin

In response to the ongoing challenge of accessible space for the development of dance practice, Tracks again offered an opportunity for Northern Territory dance artists to use our dance studio free of charge, to work on contemporary dance and choreographic development.

This year we expanded the program to include hosting other dance artists or groups who had a connection to the company.

Studio Residents 2014 -15

Jon Clarke – Circus performer and self taught Roue Cyr performer, who is interested in working more dance into his circus training, and forming a closer connection to Darwin's dance community.

Bryn Wackett – Interested in continuing her own choreographic development and also working with Jon Clarke to create new material that fuses contemporary dance and circus.

Bronwyn Warmington – Dance therapist and body worker, who explored taking a solo dance performance into nursing homes and other aged care facilities. The inspiration for this came about after spending the last week of her father's life with him in a nursing home.

Jenelle Saunders – After returning from the ImpulsTanz International Dance Festival in Vienna, Jenelle wanted to continue these new explorations as well as share some of the processes with fellow dance artists Jess Devereux and Bryn Wackett.

Hosted Groups

Kelly Beneforti and Caleb Japanangka Patrick (Lajamanu) – Two artists from two different worlds, urban Darwin and the remote Indigenous community of Lajamanu, sharing an early career residency and choreographic development grant.

Jess Devereux – Tracks Dance animateur and independent dance artist working on the second development phase of her Beautiful Noise project.

Tiny Toones from Cambodia, including choreographer Nick Power, and local Dance artists D* City Rockers – Tiny Toones use breakdancing and the culture of hip hop music to reach, inspire and educate at risk young people in Phnom Penh. As part of the 2014 Darwin Festival they'll be hanging out in Darwin with local crew the D*City Rockers and leading Australian b*boy Nick Power.

Slovenia Croatia Australia exchange project – The 2014 iteration of Creative Producer Britt Guy’s annual six-week transitory cultural and artistic residency featured Jess Devereux (NT), Zaimon Vilmanis (QLD) and Adja Tomazin (Slovenia).

The following showings and forums took place:

Jon Clarke and Bryn Wackett – 26th March

Kelly Beneforti and Caleb Japanangka Patrick – May 23rd

Beautiful Noise – June 27th

Tiny Toons – August 9th

Slovenia Croatia Australia Exchange – August 16th

Funding Bodies

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 2014

Artistic Co Directors: David McMicken and Tim Newth
General Manager: Susan Congreve
Administrator: Clancy Breasley / Gail Evans
Production Manager: Kelly Blumberg
Dance Animateur: Jess Devereux
Bookkeeper: Heather Van Anholt
Geek in Residence: Jeffrey Withaya Campbell

Committee Members: Michael Grant (Chairperson), Glenn Bernardin, (Treasurer) David Taylor, Ken Conway, Stephanie Cvirn, Kate Hudspith, Mary Durack. David McMicken, Tim Newth, and Susan Congreve (Ex-Officio Members)

Public Fund Trustees: Rev. Steve Orme, Dr Anita Toth, Ippei Okazaki

Patron: Her Honour the Honourable Sally Thomas AC, Administrator of the Northern Territory

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