2017 Make a Dance in a Week
Tracks Dance Studio, Frog Hollow Centre for the Arts, Deckchair Cinema, Darwin City
Workshops: October 2 - 6, 2017
Performance: October 8 - Deckchair Cinema
Make a Dance in a Week (MADIAW) is Tracks’ once-yearly school holiday program that engages school students in intensive movement workshops and closely involves participants in a fun and challenging choreographic process.
The program was facilitated to create a supportive environment that encouraged creativity, problem solving, teamwork, initiative and physical expression.
The program involved primary, middle and secondary school students in daily workshops, followed by a performance of the dance pieces created during the week-long program at the Deckchair Cinema for the Tracks Dance fundraising film night.
Kelly Beneforti and Leanne Eltagonde
Neave Baker, Muhammad Yaseen Ursani, Sophia Hodges, Maggie Baker, Sophie Hawkes, Mia Hawkes and Jessica Thomson
Don Mackenzie Ofiaza, Dayna Montgomery, Vicki Nguyen, Keefir Lewis, Clarissa Blum, Piper Whiting, Mitch Robinson and Grace Hendry
Mon-Thurs: Daily workshops @ Tracks Dance studio. 10am-1pm Primary (ages 9-12). 2pm-5pm Middle/Senior (ages 13-17).
Friday: All participants 10am-4pm @ Tracks Dance studio.
Sunday: All participants 6pm arrival @ Deckchair cinema. Performance at 7pm. Screening of West Side Story at 7.30pm.
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
Company Director: Adelaide Wood
Administrator: 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
“The school holiday program looks at exploration of movement and meaning making. It also offers connection with young growing aspiring dance artists in the Darwin community. The participants are involved in a performance process that extends experience with rehearsal and refinement. This program allows participants to inquire into innovative stimuli and critically respond with their own creative expression.
As a guest teacher I saw many benefits from this holiday program, these include; growth in participants’ communication skills, opportunity for social connections with various participants and development of participants’ problem solving skills in group and individual situations.” – Natalie Hafsteins, guest teacher 2015