Space Time Studio Residency 2020/21
Tracks Dance Studio, Harbour View Plaza, Darwin
Oct 2020 - Mar 2021 and Nov 2021 - Mar 2022
About the Residency Program
The Space Time Studio Residency provides access to a studio space, to open development time, and mentorship from the Tracks staff. The focus is on choreographic research and reflection and culminates in a public showing/forum to present and discuss the residents' findings.
This program supports Darwin’s independent dance scene. Artists and practitioners of all dance styles are encouraged to apply, including culturally specific dance forms, and other movement practices. This program was developed in response to the limited opportunities for the development of contemporary dance and choreographic practice in the NT. Our Space Time Residency runs during our quieter times, maximising studio usage for the benefit of our wider dance community.
2021-2022 (wet season) Applications
If you’re a local, independent dance or movement artist, and you're looking for opportunities to develop your practice and work, then this program is for you.
Please read the Space Time Studio Residency guidelines before starting your application.
We also encourage you to speak to a member of the Tracks creative team before submitting your application.
2020 / 2021 Studio Residents
"I will use the residency to continue working with Tara Schmidt & Kate Mornane on our shared working model, to foster movement collaboration. We will play with embodiment tasks, authentic movement, tactile input & responses, written text (the book Sapiens- A Brief History of Humankind is a core influence.) We'll explore contrasts: push/pull, together/apart, close/distant, heat/cool, focus/ distract, shadow/lit, break/heal, build/collapse, employing classic choreographic tools to shape our movement creations."
"I would like to use this opportunity to explore/create choreographic ideas/material related to 'relationships' - specifically our closest, chosen or not and the effects they have in our lives and the choices we make regarding our own lives and the outcomes of those choices."
"I would like to use the residency time and space to investigate the intersection of composition and choreography. I have found myself contemplating and visioning something that sits liminally between visual art and dance; looking at both in relation and reflection to each other."
"I want to explore two themes/approaches: The influence/inclusion of objects into a dance work and; The occurrence of dance in everyday moments/movements. Both of these explorations support my ongoing interest in breaking down the fourth wall and creating site-specific works."
"I will explore a workshop idea I'm calling LUSHDANCE: facilitating group actions for large cohorts of womxn / dance enthusiasts. During monsoon new year time, it's a chance for us all to move, laugh, practice breath-work, body work and writing. The aim is to build a sense of togetherness. It also doubles as a focused time for my own creative practice, to research / make playlists/share findings / take dance photos."
Tracks Pack - Darwin Fringe Festival
Development of Cocoon. "Cocoon is an interactive performance that explores social and physical isolation and disorientation, a common yet often hushed-up part of everyday life until this past year - all enclosed in a literal bubble. How does it feel to perform a beautiful act, but covered, unseen? What does it mean to support another person's weight, but six feet apart? How to react to another person's gestures when so much gets lost in distance? After a collective improvisation warm-up that will help develop their movement vocabulary, audience members will be invited to come on stage and discover their own expression of the subject individually and in group settings. I hope to enact the complicated emotional journey of the lockdown through physical acts and call attention to the internal struggles during and beyond the strange year we've had. "
Tracks Inc is assisted by the Australian Government through the Australia Council, its arts funding and advisory body; and is proudly sponsored by the Northern Territory Government.
Artistic Co-Directors: David McMicken and Tim Newth
Company Director: Adelaide Wood
Administrator: Jo Shearn
Production Manager: Duane Preston
Dance Animateur: Jess Devereux
Bookkeeper: It Figures
Committee Members: Venaska Cheliah (Chairperson), Andrea Wicking (Vice-Chairperson), Glenn Bernardin (Treasurer), David Taylor, Michael Grant, Ken Conway, Max Dewa Stretton, Rachael Wallis. 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
Studio Guests 2021
Marrugeku. 23 April
Masterclass facilitated by Dalisa Pigram-Ross and Rachael Swain.
Bass & Burn - 10 - 31 May
Aimee Chong and Kuya James.
Fusion of styles such as Afro-beat, Dancehall, Hip hop and Reggaeton. Workshops by dance artist Aimee Chong, accompanied by Kuya James with a live non-stop DJ set.
Tara Schmidt, Jenelle Saunders and Kate Mornane
Kinetic (Brisbane/East Timor)
Caleb Japanangka Patrick (Lajamanu)
Jess Devereux & Susan van den Ham
Tiny Toones (Cambodia), including choreographer Nick Power
Slovenia Croatia Australia exchange