In Your Blood 2018


George Brown Darwin Botanic Gardens

Since  1997  Tracks  has  produced  an  annual,  original and full-length  dance  works. Through  these  performances  Tracks  has  builds  its  professional  reputation for  producing  out-door,  large-scale,  larger  casts,  and  generally  site  specific  works. Contemporary  in  nature,  the  shows  are  expressions  of  local  culture,  and  a  junction  point where  professional  artists,  passionate  amateurs  and  community  dancers  meet.  

We  sons  and  daughters  of  mothers  and  fathers,  we  are  born  of  blood.  The  blood  of  culture, the  blood  of  belonging,  the  blood  of  not  belonging,  we  are  generations. 'We  live,  we  die.  What  remains,  what  carries  forward,  what  is  buried?  You  dance  with  such spirit,  such  energy.  It’s  like  you  transform.  It’s  in  your  blood'.

In  Your  Blood  is  a  full-length  cross-cultural  and  generational  work.  In  an  outdoor  performance setting  a  cast  of  approximately  20  dancers  will  dance  out  genuine  relationships  of  Mothers  and Sons,  of  four  generations,  of  belonging  and  not  belonging  to  a  culture.

The  choreographers  range  from  Australian  artists  of  Sri  Lankan  and  Balinese  descent  who  are first  generation  Australians,  through  to  Australians  who  have  been  here  from  two  to  seven generations,  to  Indigenous  artists  who  have  lived  here  for  countless  generations.

How  does  our  dance  culture  change  over  generations  as  it  is  passed  down  through increasingly  diverse  and  changing  families?  Rather  than  look  at  specific  generations  ie  baby- boomers,  gen  X/Y  millennials),  we  will  look  intergenerational.  'A  body  of  work  over  a  body  of time'.  Engaging  with  issues  of  memory,  culture,  and  belonging,  In  Your  Blood  explores  a number  of  key  sites  of  generational  change  and  intergenerational  relations.

Creative Team

Concept and Artistic Directors: Tim Newth and David McMicken
Choreography: Kelly Beneforti, Venaska Cheliah, Putu Desak Wati Stretton, Chandrika Munasinghe
Performers: including professional and community dancers

Company Partners

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 2018

Artistic Co-Directors: David McMicken and Tim Newth
Company Director: Adelaide Wood
Administrator: Jessica Mellor
Production Manager: Duane Preston
Dance Animateur: Kelly Beneforti
Bookkeeper: It Figures

Committee Members: Mary Durack (Chairperson), Glenn Bernardin (Treasurer), Michael Grant, David Taylor, Ken Conway, Venaska Cheliah. David McMicken, Tim Newth, Adelaide Wood (Ex-Officio Members)

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

Patron: Her Honour the Honourable Vicki O’Halloran AM, Administrator of the Northern Territory


Sun 11 Aug Preview
Mon 12  Aug Opening Night
Thu 16 - Sun 19 Aug
7:00 pm

Holtze Lawn
George Brown Darwin Botanic Gardens
Entre via Geranium St

Not yet open

$30 Full 
$20 Concession
$15 Preview


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