Sharing Our Stories


Public Storytelling / Academic Research

Darwin and Lajamanu - National and International
Throughout the year

Over thirty years of experience in creating dance in the Northern Territory has built up a repository of stories, relationships, experience and knowledge. Sharing Our Stories brings Tracks knowledge and archives to life, making them accessible to future generations. 

Public Forums

Public forums will interrogate our Arts Practice, and add to the Northern Territory dance history. Where feasible we will look to other ways of having these seen/viewed - eg live streaming, podcasting, recording and web paging.

Activated through Academia

Tracks is currently being researched through two Universities: ARC research grant with the University of New South Wales (Milpirri/Tracks knowledge) and the University of Auckland - Publication of a book drawing on our years of alternative dance practice.

Digital Knowledge Resources

Tracks will work to package areas of our knowledge as the basis for future resources, education and digital knowledge kits. Specialist areas include working with community dance and the older adult and shared Warlpirri knowledge from Lajamanu.

Creative Team

David McMicken and Tim Newth

Explore Further

The Knowledge of the Mipirri Banners

Twenty-seven, three-metre-high banners are the backdrop to the Milpirri performances. These banners are like a set of family coat-of-arms to the Warlpiri people of Lajamanu; individuals are able to identify which banner belongs to them as they represent their family's dreaming symbol.

Milpirri Banners Home Page

Go On Tour With Tracks

With work stretching back to 1988 Tracks has created many dance performances and activities. With our unique Australian geographic positioning, we are renowned for our radically local approach to making our dance works. Our company members are drawn from our community, rich with diversity in age, cultures, beliefs and styles. Tracks Dance celebrates intercultural and intergenerational differences. As we do not tour our work, we invite you to take a virtual tour through this site.

Windows into Tracks Works

Enliven Tradition for an Intercultural  Future

Each Milpirri is guided by thematic material from different Warlpiri ceremonies. From these themes, the Tracks dance team create and teach the school students new dances with new music. The Warlpiri adult dances that are performed in Milpirri are open and public dances which are often seen as teaching dances.

This site enables you to see video and read explanations of all the dance performed since 2015.

Milpirri Dance Videos


Tracks 2022


Artistic Co-Directors: David McMicken and Tim Newth (Tim currently on long service leave)
Company Director: Adelaide Wood
Assoc. Artistic Director: Jessica Devereux
Dance Animateur: Kelly Beneforti and Steph Spillett
Production Manager: Duane Preston
Administrator: Mikaela Earnshaw
Bookkeeper: It Figures

Committee Members

David Taylor (Chairperson), Max Dewa Stretton (Vice-Chairperson), Glenn Bernardin (Treasurer), Venaska Cheliah, Andrea Wicking, Rachael Wallis, Michael Grant, Ken Conway. David McMicken, Tim Newth, and Adelaide Wood (Ex-Officio Members)

Public Fund Trustees

Maari Gray, Will Crawford, and Lachlan Peattie


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

Company Partner

Tracks Inc is proudly sponsored by the Northern Territory Government

Project Partners

Newmont Goldcorp (Milpirri/Tracks knowledge)

Supporting Partners

University of New South Wales (Milpirri/Tracks knowledge) and the University of Auckland (inclusive dance practice)

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