2015/16 Space Time - Studio Residencies
Tracks Dance Studio, Frog Hollow Centre for the Arts, Darwin City
October 2015 - March 2016
Showing: March 19, 2016
In response to the ongoing challenge of accessible space for the development of dance practice, Tracks is offering an opportunity for Northern Territory dance artists to use our dance studio, free of charge, to work on contemporary choreographic development, either through research or development. We also host dance artists who have a connection to the company.
Culminating in a showing and a forum to discuss and evaluate the processes involved. See photos of showing.
Exploring how dance can be mixed with other mediums: Drawing, photography, film and voice work for example. Each week I will explore a new medium. Collaborating with Penelope Paton she is interested in collaborating and exploring these themes from the "technological" angle and I am interested in exploring from the "movement" angle. There will of course be moments of crossover. We will invite other people to collaborate with who may be interested in exploring movement or technology or even both and explore how to draw a bridge between different mediums and dance. As a theme to focus on a Dance Revolution will be our starting point.
After an Intensive Dance Training in NZ with Janet Jackson choreographer, Parris Goebel, I have returned to Darwin with a fiery motivation to create pieces that has a focus on empowering the Goddess Warrior in all of us, specifically young girls. My main focus is working with young Indigenous mob, out on remote communities, around town, and at The Youth Shak in Casuarina. My aim will be to spend time processing and creating stories through dance.
I would like to work on two major areas. Firstly on developing my "texture" styles working on soft and sharp movements which was explored briefly in Dual. Secondly I would like to explore different approaches to bboying to discover new movement and ways to tell stories through breaking.
Working with dancer Kelly Beneforti. "Working with small lights attached to the body, the dance explores the ideas of existing points of light that can be turned on and off, moved and shaped; focusing that light to highlight specific moments; and (as a secondary outcome) influencing surrounding landscapes/environments through incidental and deliberate use of shadows. The nature of this concept allows for diverse and personal interpretation of light on one individual and what they can and chose to do with it." - Lizzi Webb This residency led to a performance in May by Lizzi and Kelly at Northern Centre for Contemporary Art for the Artmart Exhibition opening.
I'd like to undertake a studio residency to create an intentional time, place and space to dedicate to my dance practice - including work on developing a couple of dance ideas (Slow Dance and make the dance you want to see) and also collaborate artistically (initially with Kate Mornane as co-creator to work on Slow Dance concept).
Darwin International Airport, Southern Cross TV
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: Agnès Michelet
Administrator: Clancy Breasley
Production Manager: Mathew McHugh
Dance Animateur: Kelly Beneforti
Bookkeeper: Noya Chong Wah
Committee Members: Mary Durack (Chairperson), Glenn Bernardin (Treasurer), Michael Grant, David Taylor, Ken Conway, Stephanie Cvirn, Venaska Cheliah. David McMicken, Tim Newth, Agnès Michelet (Ex-Officio Members)
Public Fund Trustees: Rev. Steve Orme, Dr Anita Toth, Ippei Okazaki
Patron: His Honour, The Honourable John Hardy OAM, Administrator of the Northern Territory
"It was lovely to get to interact with the first moments of new ideas and to gain both insight and inspiration...I saw an emerging artist creating and taking on Saturday and it was really exciting.” Britt Guy (Guest at Track 2016 Residents showing)