2017 Grey Panthers

2017 Grey Panthers

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    Tracks Dance Studio, Frog Hollow Centre for the Arts, Darwin City

    Throughout the year, 2017

    Over 60's Dance Troupe and Classes

    Tracks believe in dance as a whole of life activity. The Grey Panthers dancing troupe for the over 60's is a prime example of this.

    Creative Personnel

    Program Leaders: David McMicken, and Kelly Beneforti
    Guest tutors: Bryn Wackett, Jenelle Saunders
    Choreographers: David McMicken, Kelly Beneforti, Darryl Butler

    2017 Performances

    Caravan – a season of dance held at the Godinmayin Cultural Centre – Katherine.

    Nightcliff Seabreeze Festival: for this event, the Grey Panthers joined in with several local Nightcliff Schools and the general public to perform the 2016 Big Dance in a group of 72, choreography by Akram Khan.

    The Biggest Moring Tea - Greek Style. The Grey Panthers performed at the largest fundraising event for Darwin's Biggest Morning Tea - held by the Greek Community at the Greek school. The dances performed were: You Don't Own Me - choreography by Darryl Butler, and Jump - choreography by Kelly Beneforti. The women also modelled garments from Antonella's shop - Frock Me.

    Darwin High School Dance Department fundraiser: a performance of Balling the Jack (choreography David McMicken) gave the silver hats another outing.

    Council Of The Aging Seniors’ Expo. The troupe graced the performance stage with Ballin’ the Jack, You Don't Own Me, Who Can Remember Sweet November - choreography by Joanna Noonan, Alley Cat – choreography by Darryl Butler, and Jump with choreography by Kelly Beneforti.

    Durack Gardens Retirement Village Launch. As a perfect match for this new retirement village, the troupe was invited to perform at the launch to entertain and enliven the spaces. Two works were chosen - Who Can Remember Sweet November by Joanna Noonan was performed inside the shared community area with new costumes by Catherine McAlpine, and a new version of the Water Ballet choreographed by David McMicken was performed outside on the terrace beside the pool.

    Batchelor Council for the Aging Picnic, Batchelor Park.  Alley Cat, Lola, Jump, You Make Me Feel So Young. The group ran a physical warm-up for locals, taught the Lola Section for the water, and performed and enjoyed a shared luncheon.

    You Should Be Dancing - Darwin. Joining past Animateur Jess Devereux, and Bec Reid for this Darwin Festival extravaganza, the Grey Panthers wowed the crowd with their rendition of Jump Around, joined by local break dancer Tricky.

    Palmerston and Rural Seniors Fortnight Closing Ceremony – Presented at Woodroffe Primary school, this large group of rural seniors was entertained by our renditions of You Make Me feel so Young, Alley Cat, and Jump.

    Darwin Pride Festival Picnic Day – Civic Park Darwin – Once again donning their most colourful swimwear, the Grey Panthers shone like a rainbow performing the Water Ballet.

    The 48th Annual Firies Christmas Pensioners Party – Kalymnos Club Marrara. The gangsters took to the stage with Jump and then transformed into tinsel-wearing dancers for their new dance If Every day Was Like Christmas.

    Grey Panthers 2017

    Antonietta Vanzella, Barry Thomson, Darryl Butler, Dianne Mount, Ellen Hankin, Filomena De Castro, Francisca Kleinebeck, Gwen Varney, Jan Hastings, Janine Sutter, Jenni Sanderson, Jo Parish, Judith Allen, Judy Markwell, Judy Mckerr, Kathleen Elliott, Lillian Mann, Marg Lee, Marge Duminski, Maria Vlastuin, MaryAnn Hinton, Noelene Trinne, Patricia O'Neill, Shirley Somers, Toni Vine-Bromley, Val Hristova.

    Sponsors

    Darwin International Airport, Southern Cross TV

    Government Partners

    Tracks 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

    Grey Panther's at the Durack Heights opening 2017 (l-r back) Janine Sutter, Val Hristova, Judy Mckerr, Marge Duminski, Barry Thomson, MaryAnn Hinton, Patricia O'Neill, Jenni Sanderson, Ellen Hankin, Antonietta Vanzella, Marg Lee, Filomena De Castro, Lillian Mann, Toni Vine-Bromley. (l-r front) Darryl Butler, David McMicken, Kelly Beneforti.
    Grey Panther's at The Biggest Morning Tea 2017 (l-r back) Ellen Hankin, David McMicken, Filomena De Castro. (l-r front) Toni Vine-Bromley, Antonella - Frock Me, Judy Mckerr, Marg Lee, Patricia O'Neill Marge Duminski, Val Hristova.
    Grey Panther's at The Biggest Morning Tea 2017. (l-r) Lillian Mann, Ellen Hankin, David McMicken, Jan Hastings, Darryl Butler.
    Grey Panther's at COTA NT Seniors Expo 2017 with Katrina Fong Lim. (l-r back) Darryl Butler, Kelly Beneforti, Antonietta Vanzella, MaryAnn Hinton, Ellen Hankin, Jenni Sanderson, Katrina Fong Lim - Mayor, Judy Mckerr, Toni Vine-Bromley, Marg Lee, Val Hristova, Marge Duminski, Maria Vlastuin. (l-r front) Filomena De Castro, David McMicken, Patricia O'Neill, Barry Thomson.
    Grey Panther's at COTA NT Seniors Expo 2017. (l-r) Lillian Mann, Judy Mckerr, Darryl Butler, Maria Vlastuin, Antonietta Vanzella.
    Grey Panther's in Bachelor. Jenni Sanderson, Toni Vine-Bromley, Ellen Hankin, Antonietta Vanzella, Judy Mckerr, Lillian Mann, Filomena De Castro, Patricia O'Neill, Darryl Butler, Barry Thomson, Judy Markwell, Jo Parish. Photo Kelly Beneforti
    You Should Be Dancing Darwin 2017. (l-r back) Toni Vine-Bromley, Val Hristova, Marge Duminski, Janine Sutter, Jenni Sanderson, Patricia O'Neill, MaryAnn Hinton, Jess Devereux. (l-r front) Maria Vlastuin, Filomena De Castro, Ellen Hankin.
    Grey Panther's at Darwin Pride Festival 2017. Centre: Marge Duminski
    Grey Panther's at Darwin Pride Festival 2017. Centre: Noelene Trinne
    Grey Panther's perform at the annual Aged Pensioners Christmas Party by The Northern Territory Fire and Rescue Service. (l-r) Toni Vine-Bromley, Ellen Hankin, Kathleen Elliott, Noelene Trinne, Francisca Kleinebeck, Lillian Mann, MaryAnn Hinton. Antonietta Vanzella, Barry Thomson, Darryl Butler, Dianne Mount, Ellen Hankin, Filomena De Castro, Francisca Kleinebeck, Gwen Varney, Jan Hastings, Janine Sutter, Jenni Sanderson, Jo Parish, Judith Allen, Judy Markwell, Judy Mckerr, Kathleen Elliott, Lillian Mann, Marg Lee, Marge Duminski, Maria Vlastuin, MaryAnn Hinton, Noelene Trinne, Patricia O'Neill, Shirley Somers, Toni Vine-Bromley, Val Hristova.
    (l-r) back: Noelene Trinne, MaryAnn Hinton, Jo Parish, Val Hristova, Barry Thomson, Marge Duminski, Toni Vine-Bromley, Darryl Butler, Judy Markwell, Jenni Sanderson, Janine Sutter, Kathleen Elliott. Front: Lillian Mann, Ellen Hankin, Filomena De Castro, Antonietta Vanzella, Judy Mckerr, Maria Vlastuin, Patricia O'Neill, Marg Lee. Photo Paz Tassone.

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