Sharing Our Stories

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

    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)

    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 Animateurs: Kelly Beneforti and Steph Spillett
    Production Manager: Duane Preston
    Administrator: Mikaela Earnshaw, Debbie Macairin
    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

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

    Tracks Dance Company Darwin, Northern Territory, Australia.

    Tracks Inc is proudly sponsored by the Northern Territory Government.

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    Warning: This website contains images and names of people who have passed away.