K Town Dance Massive - Godinymayin Yijard Rivers Arts and Culture Centre

K Town Dance Massive - Godinymayin Yijard Rivers Arts and Culture Centre

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    Katherine Show Grounds, Katherine

    July 1, 2015
    Territory Day

    Tracks was invited by Godinymayin Yijard Rivers Arts and Culture Centre (in Katherine, Northern Territory of Australia) to create "K-Town Dance Massive", a large-scale community dance event to showcase and celebrate the Katherine Region’s unique arts and cultural talent. With a change of date from September to Territory Day (July 1st) Tracks Dance was not able to fulfil the larger direction of the project. However, we were able to make three trips to Katherine with Tim Newth, Kelly Beneforti, and David McMicken, and were able to support the amazing team, led by Bec Reid.

    Katherine residents were promised an event to remember. Artistic Director Bec Reid said she believed the event would leave Katherinites “walking away feeling proud to be a Territorian and of their role in moulding a culture rich in diversity”. The official party was held at the Katherine Show Ground. After the official flag-raising ceremony, K-Town Dance Massive ensued, then once the dust settled on the dancing, patrons looked skyward as the town’s biggest fireworks display marked July 1 with a bang.

    This Territory Day event was proudly made possible by the Northern Territory Government, Festivals NT, and the Department of Defence. Special thanks go to event partners Godinymayin Yijard Rivers Art and Culture Centre and Katherine Town Council.

    A massive thank you to everyone who helped make K-Town Dance Massive such an amazing event.

    Creative Team

    Bec Reid - Independent Dance Producer and K-Town Dance Massive's Artistic Director
    Indigenous Hip Hop Projects - Dion Kelly and Nelly Harris
    Tracks Dance Inc - Darwin (Tim Newth, David McMicken, Kelly Beneforti)
    Nick Power - Independent choreographer and dancer

    Scenario

    1.           Screen >>> “Country”
    2.          Billabong Boys >>> Wurli Wurli
    3.          Aleigha Ballet Solo + Horse
    4.          Contemporary Group Dancers
    5.          Screen >>> “Only in K’Town”
    6.          Rock n Roll Duet (Ken/Jo)
    7.          Modern Jive (Karen/Glenn)
    8.          Social Dances (Couples)
    9.          Screen >>> Footy is Religion
    10.        Zumba Gold (Helen and ladies)
    11.        K’Town Sista Girls (YMCA)
    12.        Screen >>> “Movement”
    13.        Roller Derby + Judo
    14.         Disco – Katherine Town Councillors
    15.        Line Dancing (Social dance couples)
    16.        Bollywood (Ellen and Alvin)
    17.        Zumba Gold (Helen and ladies)
    18.        Billabong Boys
    19.        Indigenous Hip Hop Projects
    20.        K’Town Dance Massive

    Performers and Participants

    Screaming at the Stars
    Katherine Country Club Social Dance Group
    Indigenous Hip Hop Projects
    Billabong Boys
    K’Town Sista Girls (YMCA)
    Katherine Derby Dolls
    Zumba Gold (YMCA)
    East Side Football Club
    Katherine Judo Club
    Jessica Beckhouse
    Ellen and Alvin Monsey
    Aleigha Russell
    Melissa Rogers
    Toni Tapp-Coutts
    Sam Tapp
    Cornelius Rogers
    Rashaun
    Josephine Jennings
    Glenn Rogers
    Helen Taylor
    Chantal Ober
    Bill Hussey-Smith
    Bernadette McCormick
    Victoria McCormick
    Maxine McCormick
    Dawnellen Batkin
    Mita Anderson
    Kelly Beneforti
    Bec Reid

    Production

    Dreamedia

    Sponsors

    Northern Territory Government Festivals NT, and Department of Defence.

    Partners

    Godinymayin Yijard Rivers Arts and Culture Centre
    Tracks Inc
    Indigenous Hip Hop Projects
    Nick Power
    Bec Reid

    Thank you

    And very special thanks from Godinmayin to: Bec Hernandez and all the staff at St Joseph’s Catholic College, Jacinta, Mooney – Katherine Regional Arts, Josephine Jennings, Rosemary Jennings, Yoshi Marshall, Ned Leatherland-Napier, James Thompson, The Monsey family, Tammy Frean, Craig Frean, Brogen Begg, Helen Taylor, Mary Babia

    Tracks Dance Company Darwin, Northern Territory, Australia.

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