2019 Make a Dance in a Week

2019 Make a Dance in a Week

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    Tracks Dance Studio, Harbour View Plaza, Darwin City

    October 7 - 11, 2019 

    Tracks' annual school holiday program took place in our brand new studio at Harbour View Plaza. A week full of intensive movement and choreographic workshops, involving fun and challenging activities to 'make a dance in a week'. The 2019 program was facilitated by Tracks Dance Alumni Jordan Bretherton and Madeleine Brown, who created a theme around constellations and astrological signs.

    The program brought together 16 students in primary and middle schools for their daily workshops, followed by a performance at the conclusion of the week for their close family and friends on Oct 11.

    Creative Concept

    The theme chosen by facilitators Madeleine Brown & Jordan Bretherton was Astrology. They based all of the creative process for the participants around their own individual Astrology, Zodiac signs and constellation meanings. Pulling inspiration from all of their personal elements to create their final dance 'they worked really hard and we were so proud of what they achieved in the week' said Madeleine Brown.

    Program Leaders 

    Madeleine Brown and Jordan Bretherton

    Participants

    Ahnouk Roseth, Andrea Critchley, Chloe Hall, Estelle O'Connor, Isobella Carson, Jacintha Jensen, Kass Yates, Lasharn Ingham-Mellor, Maria Hilas, Matilda Tranter, Oriana Dupal, Roma Lewis, Scarlett Campbell, Shontoya Naroldol, Sonny Yates & Stella Campbell

    Company 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.

    Supporting Partners

    Charles Darwin University - Children's University

    Tracks 2019

    Artistic Co-Directors: David McMicken and Tim Newth
    Company Director: Adelaide Wood
    Administrator: Jessica Mellor
    Production Manager: Duane Preston
    Dance Animateur: Kelly Beneforti
    Associate Artistic Director: Jess Devereux
    Bookkeeper: It Figures

    Committee Members: David Taylor (Chairperson), Mary Durack (Outgoing Chairperson), Glenn Bernardin (Treasurer), Michael Grant, Ken Conway, Venaska Cheliah, Sudha Coutinho, Max Dewa Stretton. David McMicken, Tim Newth, Adelaide Wood (Ex-Officio Members)

    Public Fund Trustees: Dr Anita Toth

    Patron: Her Honour the Honourable Vicki O’Halloran AM, Administrator of the Northern Territory

     

    Photo Duane Preston. Standing (l-r) Matilda Tranter, Chloe Hall, Kass Yates, Shontoya Naroldol, Roma Lewis, Oriana Dupal
    Photo Duane Preston. (l-r) Matilda Tranter, Stella Campbell, Kass Yates, Roma Lewis, Sonny Yates
    Photo Duane Preston. (l-r) Stella Campbell, Matilda Tranter, Lasharn Ingham-Mellor, Roma Lewis, Shontoya Naroldol, Jacintha Jensen
    Photo Duane Preston. (l-r) Kass Yates, Jordan Bretherton, Sonny Yates
    Photo Duane Preston. Group chats with Madeleine Brown & Tracks Artistic Co-Director David McMicken
    Photo Duane Preston. Friday morning class with The Grey Panthers.
    Photo Duane Preston. (l-r) Estelle O’Connor, Chloe Hall, Maria Hilas, Shontoya Naroldol
    Photo Duane Preston. Kass Yates
    Photo Duane Preston. (t-b) Maria Hilas, Andrea Critchley, Isobella Carson
    Photo Duane Preston. (l-r) Isobella Carson, Maria Hilas, Andrea Critchley
    Photo Duane Preston. (l-r) Matila Tranter, Lasharn Ingham-Mellor, Sonny Yates, Roma Lewis, Scarlett Campbell, Isobella Carson, Kass Yates, Stella Campbell, Andrea Critchley, Oriana Dupal, Maria Hilas, Estelle O'Connor, Jacintha Jensen, Shontoya Naroldol, Chloe Hall, Ahnouk Roseth
    Photo Duane Preston. (l-r) Oriana Dupal, Chloe Ball, Isobella Carson, Scarlett Campbell, Sella Campbell, Matilda Tranter, Jacintha Jensen, Shontoya Naroldol, Maria Hilas, Lasharn Ingram-Mellor, Andrea Critchley, Kass Yates
    Photo Duane Preston. (l-r) Shontoya Naroldol, Ahnouk Roseth, Estelle O’Connor, Lasharn Ingham-Mellor, Chloe Hall
    Photo Duane Preston. (l-r) Kass Yates, Sonny Yates
    Photo Duane Preston. MADIAW 2019 Group Photo (l-r) Matila Tranter, Madeleine Brown, Lasharn Ingham-Mellor, Sonny Yates, Roma Lewis, Scarlett Campbell, Isobella Carson, Kass Yates, Stella Campbell, Andrea Critchley, Oriana Dupal, Maria Hilas, Estelle O'Connor, Jacintha Jensen, Shontoya Naroldol, Chloe Hall, Jordan Bretherton, Ahnouk Roseth

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    Responses

    "I loved learning about my star sign and putting my own interpretation into the choreography" - Participant

    “She was really engaged in the process, every day my daughter would have so much to tell me about the process and stages that went through each day. She was really excited to show me the choreography that she created herself, it sounded like a really safe space because she had no hesitation to get up and show her moves in front of a group of strangers. I would definitely enrol my daughter in the program again.” - Parent

    "They enjoyed themself so much, they couldn't wait to go back again each day!" - Parent

    "I'm surprised they got to do so much in just one week!" - Parent

    “It was so much fun, I want to do it again next holidays” - Participant 

     

    Read about our other exciting activities throughout the year.
    Tracks 2019 Artistic Program

     

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