Choreolab 101 Explore
Tracks Dance Studio, Darwin | Garamilla
Workshop Program: March-May 2024
Public Showings: Thurs 16th of May
Developing Artistic Practice
Choreolab 101 is a workshop program providing an opportunity for emerging movement artists and makers to explore the mechanics and creative scope of choreography in an artistically rich environment. A collaborative approach is made to the facilitation of the course, and in 2024 the course will be facilitated by Spillett and a variety of guest facilitators.
Choreolab 101 will begin with a weekend intensive where participants immerse in a rich and playful environment for choreographic enquiry. Followed by 10 weeks, (2 sessions per week) allowing for a rich time of process-driven, movement exploration (solo and group) with diverse creative tasks and entrances into the artistic process of building ideas for choreography. The final weeks are spent creating a showing to share select processes and activities from the workshops to audiences.
The program is aimed at people with some level of experience in dance / movement (in any style) or with a current artistic practice, and a curiosity about the choreographic craft.
Guest Facilitators: Kelly Beneforti, Jess Devereux, David McMicken
Course fee: $300. If this creates a barrier for you, please get in touch with Spillett to discuss a scholarship place.
Applications open 10th Jan and close 12th Feb 2024.
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"A rare opportunity to just be creative; no grants, marketing, production chats or anything else" - Cj Fraser-Bell
"I think the program enabled us to express ourselves in new ways, creating a commentary of identity and place that did not exist for us in Darwin prior to the program...it is a joyous experience" - Mim Ellen-Barwell
"I gained a discipline and regularity of creating, an exercising of skills of objective ego-less reflection on creation, and new vocabularies for movement, devising, teaching and performing" - Kyle Walmsley
"It was such a positive and safe space. Tracks has got such a long history of working with different people in such enabling, positive and beautiful ways... The gentleness, the lack of judgement, but very clear direction, and solid shaping and input, was a treasure." Nicky Fearn
Tracks Inc is proudly sponsored by the Northern Territory Government.
Artistic Director: David McMicken
Company Director: Sean Pardy
Associate Artistic Director: Jess Devereux
Production Manager: Duane Preston
Creative Producer: Britt Guy
Dance Animateurs: Kelly Beneforti and Steph Spillett
Administrator: Debbie Micairan
Bookkeeper: It Figures
Auditors: Brian Tucker Audit
Committee Members: Chairperson: Max Dewa Stretton. Treasurer: Glenn Bernardin. Ordinary Members: Andrea Wicking, David Taylor, Lachlan Peattie, Rachael Wallis, Anna Lindsay, Venaska Cheliah. Ex-Officio: David McMicken, Sean Pardy
Public Fund Trustees: Maari Gray and Michael Grant