"Tracks is an Australian institution and the way the organisation nurture people to grow and reach their potential is amazing. In growing and reaching their potential I also include the emotional, personal and mental journey a person (takes) through being part of Tracks. There is nothing like this organisation anywhere. What we are able to contribute this time around is so small compared to the difference you make to people’s lives." - Anthony Burridge, Tracks Donor
For almost 30 years Tracks Dance has been delighting audiences with award winning productions telling stories anchored in Darwin and the remote community of Lajamanu, stories unique by their location but also with universal resonance, stories of war, human values, impossible love, homecoming, migration, the ages of life and our deep connection with nature.
Tracks’ annual Darwin Festival creations and biennial Milpirri Festival reflect the company’s longstanding commitment to engage with community and support the development of arts workers and dance artists in the Northern Territory.
Philanthropy has become vital to Tracks financial sustainability. Our mission is to give voice to Northern Territory culture expressed through all members of the community with a passion for movement, from the young to the old, Aboriginal and multicultural. We rely on the generosity of our donors to ensure the next generations of our dance talent continue to be nurtured. In joining Tracks Giving Program, we invite you to be game changers for the many voices who wish to make dance a part of their life.
Making a bequest or leaving a legacy to Tracks Dance Company in your will means you will help support contemporary dance in the Northern Territory. There are many ways to make a bequest or leave a legacy and no matter which type of gift you make, please be assured that your gift will be used to develop the vision and activities of the company.
Funds raised via our Giving Program go directly toward assisting the Company to achieve its vision:
o Pursue excellence in every aspect of the company
o Create high quality dance performance experiences that are relevant to the community, and more specifically to our priority groups
o Increase local participants’ skills to create and present dance
o Develop and expand the professional and independent dance sector while providing unique Territorian opportunities
o Identify and support emerging and established dance artists including traditional and non-Western
o Provide opportunity for Alumni to return and work with Tracks in a professional capacity
o Explore working processes that further connect participants and audiences to their sense of self and the place where they live
o Introduce local and national professional dance practitioners into the Tracks philosophy
o Explore the role dance has as a whole of life activity
We greatly thank our generous donors. To see the full list of Tracks' donors click here.
If you wish to speak with us in confidence about the options and opportunities available to you relating to a gift or bequest to Tracks Dance Company please email our Administrator Debbie Micairan, or call Tracks on (08) 8941 1410.
Tracks Artistic Co-Directors David McMicken and Tim Newth have conceived and directed many iconic works over the past decades. This work celebrates the spirit of individuals and groups, and the place they live.
Iconic Tracks Works
Working with young Territorians, has developed a stronger dance community. Drawn from diverse backgrounds our youth participants bring to Tracks an array of dance styles and experience.
Eras of Youth Dance
We believe older adults hold valuable cultural information that only comes from age and experience. Their wisdom guides much of what we do, ensuring our focus on dance as a whole of life activity remains core to our thinking.
Older Adults Home Page
The Northern Territory is one of Australia’s most culturally diverse places, with over 100 nationalities and around 50 social, cultural and religious organisations. Our work is enriched by all that this has to offer.
A Culturally Diverse Voice
Lajamanu is an Aboriginal community about 960 kilometres south-west of Darwin. Tracks artists have been working with this community since 1988. Milpirri is a major bilingual, bicultural performance that has grown out of this creative collaboration.
Lajamanu / Milpirri Home Page
People dance for so many different reasons. We believe that everyone should have the chance to enjoy dancing, making dance, and to creatively participate in the development of their own local culture.
Creating multiple pathways to engage with research and development processes; in a place where dance is culturally diverse and there is no available Tertiary dance training. This is our way of ensuring our cultural future by sourcing and supporting new and emerging dance artists.
Research and Development
Not only recognised for our community work but also adept at providing rich and robust dance experiences for our professional dance sector.
Tracks Dance Company Darwin, Northern Territory, Australia
Tracks Inc is proudly sponsored by the Northern Territory Government.
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