Stanley Stanislaus Indigenous Residency


Darwin, Lajamanu

July - September, 1998

Stanley Stanislaus’ 10 week residency with Tracks Dance was part of his Aboriginal Dance Apprenticeship Professional Training through National Aboriginal and Islander Skills Association – (now known as NAISDA Dance College). He was a local dancer of Tiwi Island descent and performed with Tracks in 4WD as part of his professional training in 1997.

Stanley’s time with Tracks was taken on in the context of his plan to live and work in Darwin in the future. His placement within the company also put him within a community dance context. His time was split approximately 50/50 between company work and being a dancer in the community. Stanley was involved with the production Invisible Heroes - a collaboration between Tracks and Arafura Ensemble. He was involved in solo, duo and trio work, which also included choreographic responsibilities. The company provided a supportive structure in which Stanley could showcase his teaching, dancing and choreographic skills to the Darwin community and successfully established himself with several ongoing workshop commitments.

After his residency Stanley went on to be employed on a professional basis as part of a Lajamanu remote Aboriginal community workshop programme and also performed in The Land, The Cross and The Lotus, as well as Outside the Camp.

Tracks Dance 1998

Co-Artistic Directors: Sarah Calver, David McMicken, Tim Newth
Administrator: Liann Stevenson, Joelene Paterson, Bong Ramillo

[under Ausdance NT]


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