2017 Development Program

2017 Development Program


Throughout year

The Tracks Dance Development Program creates multiple pathways to engage more deeply with Territory relevant choreographic research and development processes, in a place where dance is culturally diverse and there is no available Tertiary dance training. It is predominantly studio based choreographic laboratory work, and is a way of ensuring our cultural future by sourcing and supporting new and emerging dance artists. Broad in its reach, diverse in its content, it is a way to revitalise established dance artists and Tracks creative staff.

We take pride in working with local artists and will continue to invest in the development and employment of the local arts industry. We believe in an intelligent, vibrant, and thriving local arts sector and want our Northern Territory dance artists to be able to give voice to our own culture. Through our Development Program we allow local dance artists to explore, dream, cultivate, test, improve, theorise, and deepen both their own and other people’s engagement with the creative dance innovator.

Choreographic Program

The Tracks Choreographic Program provides a unique opportunity for emerging movement artists and dance-makers to explore the mechanics and creative scope of choreography in a supportive environment. (read more)

Space Time Studio Residencies

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. (read more)

Find out about the 2016/2017 residents (read more)

Fresh Tracks

Following the success of Fresh Tracks in 2016, Tracks Dance Company presents a second series of short dance works in 2017 created and performed by local choreographers, artists and dancers. Fresh Tracks showcases the development and rich potential of new, independent dance in our community.  (read more)

Make a Dance in a Week

The Tracks school holiday program, Make a Dance in a Week, was back in 2017 in the term 3 school holiday break. Workshops were open to primary, middle and secondary school students 2-6 October. (read more)


To assist in the creation of pathways for artists’ development, Tracks takes on mentorships of emerging and/or mid-career choreographers/directors.

Aaron Lim

This year Aaron Lim continued his mentorship Tracks. (read more)

fLiNG Physical Theatre

n September 2017, Tim visited fLiNG Physical Theatre in Bega NSW. Rob McCredie, Flings Co Artistic Director was successful in receiving support from the Regional Arts Fund for Tim to visit and implement some design experimentation and offer mentorship to Rob and fLiNG staff. (read more)

Frankie Snowdon and Madeleine Krenek

In October 2017, Frankie Snowdon and Madeleine Krenek from Alice Springs arrived for a week of mentorship with the company. They had been successful in gaining a Strategic Arts Grant from Arts NT for Independent Producers/ Curators. With the aim of creating a Strategic Business Plan for themselves, many hours were spent working through the how and whys of setting up their own dance company in Alice Springs. (read more)

Artists such as Bec Reid, Jess Devereux, Kelly Beneforti and Emma Porteus have instigated self-funded mentorships with the company as part of their professional development.


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Government 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 2017

Artistic Co-Directors: David McMicken and Tim Newth
Company Director: Agnès Michelet/Adelaide Wood
Administrator: Clancy Breasley/Jessica Mellor
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, Adelaide Wood (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


Tracks Dance Company Darwin, Northern Territory, Australia.

Tracks Inc is proudly sponsored by the Northern Territory Government.

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