2013/14 Studio Residencies
Tracks Dance Studio, Frog Hollow Centre for the Arts, Darwin City
October 2013 - March 2014
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 2013 -14
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.
Interested in continuing her own choreographic development and also working with Jon Clarke to create new material that fuses contemporary dance and circus.
Showing and Forum – 26th March, 2014
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.
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 2013 -14
As an extention of the Residency Program Tracks hosted several groups across 2013/14.
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.
Showing and Forum - May 23rd, 2014
Beautiful Noise by Jess Devereux, in collaboration with Kris Keogh.
A team of dance artists from around Australia visited Darwin, and undertook a 1st stage creative development for a new work. The project stemmed from Jess’ passion for cross artform collaboration and facilitating choreographic exploration. Kris Keogh composed new music (processed harp works) specially for the project and the dancers responded to his recordings.
Duet: Jess Devereux and Susan van den Ham developed a 30min experience for an audience (a supine listening party followed by a dance performance.) We focused on partnering, unison, connection, small details and nuances of rhythm. We played with ideas around the collective experience and the kinaesthetic impact of listening and dancing to processed harp.
Showing and Forum - June 12th, 2014
Quartet: Jess developed set choreography and improvised scores, with dance artists Lilian Grace Steiner, Rob McCredie, Kelly Beneforti and Ivey Wawn, all in response to Kris’s harp music. We practiced moving within themes of peace and chaos and explored unison, group patterning, solos and contact, both indoors and outdoors.
Showing and Forum - June 28th, 2014
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.
Showing and Forum - August 9th, 2014
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).
Showing and Forum - August 16th, 2014
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: 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