2014/15 Studio Residencies


Tracks Dance Studio, Frog Hollow Centre for the Arts, Darwin City

October 2014 - March 2015
Showing: March 19, 2015

In response to the ongoing challenge of accessible space for the development of dance practice, Tracks is offering an opportunity for Northern Territory dance artists to use our dance studio, free of charge, to work on contemporary choreographic development, either through research or development. We also host dance artists who have a connection to the company.

Studio Residents 2015 -16

Chloe Lauverjon

Exploring how dance can be mixed with other mediums: Drawing, photography, film and voice work for example. Each week I will explore a new medium. Collaborating with Penelope Paton she is interested in collaborating and exploring these themes from the "technological" angle and I am interested in exploring from the "movement" angle. There will of course be moments of crossover. We will invite other people to collaborate with who may be interested in exploring movement or technology or even both and explore how to draw a bridge between different mediums and dance. As a theme to focus on a Dance Revolution will be our starting point.

Jess Ford

After an Intensive Dance Training in NZ with Janet Jackson choreographer, Parris Goebel, I have returned to Darwin with a fiery motivation to create pieces that has a focus on empowering the Goddess Warrior in all of us, specifically young girls. My main focus is working with young Indigenous mob, out on remote communities, around town, and at The Youth Shak in Casuarina. My aim will be to spend time processing and creating stories through dance.

Aaron Lim

I would like to work on two major areas. Firstly on developing my "texture" styles working on soft and sharp movements which was explored briefly in Dual. Secondly I would like to explore different approaches to bboying to discover new movement and ways to tell stories through breaking.

Jon Clarke

Circus performer and self taught Roue Cyr performer, who is interested in working more dance into his circus training, and forming a closer connection to Darwin's dance community.

Lizzi Webb 

Working with dancer Kelly Beneforti. "Working with small lights attached to the body, the dance explores the ideas of existing points of light that can be turned on and off, moved and shaped; focusing that light to highlight specific moments; and (as a secondary outcome) influencing surrounding landscapes/environments through incidental and deliberate use of shadows. The nature of this concept allows for diverse and personal interpretation of light on one individual and what they can and chose to do with it." - Lizzi Webb This residency led to a performance in May by Lizzi and Kelly at Northern Centre for Contemporary Art for the Artmart Exhibition opening.

Jenelle Saunders

I'd like to undertake a studio residency to create an intentional time, place and space to dedicate to my dance practice - including work on developing a couple of dance ideas (Slow Dance and make the dance you want to see) and also collaborate artistically (initially with Kate Mornane as co-creator to work on Slow Dance concept).

Hosted Groups

Beautiful Noise

Pairs dance artist Jess Devereux's delicate choreographies with Kris Keogh's processed harp works for an experimental dance and sound art performance that explores the impact of noise on the body. Drawing inspiration from the soundscapes in natural and man-made environments, the performance is about the beauty and chaos of the noise of the world. Sustained by heavily processed harp, at times exquisitely resolving, at others noisy and damaged, Beautiful Noise asks is it possible to tune in, and out of, the noise around us?

Originally conceived as a 'listening party', Beautiful Noise seeks to compose the space, the audience and the performers into an absorbing and dynamic choreographic sound installation. Audiences have an opportunity to see this exciting new work in development at this work-in-progress showing.
Director & Choreographer: Jess Devereux
Sound Designer & Collaborator: Kris Keogh
Performers: Kelly Beneforti, Jess Devereux
Outside Eye Mentors: Tim Newth & David McMicken
Creative Producer: Britt Guy – Artback NT

Dual | ប្រភេទ

Builds on the connection developed through an international residency exchange program undertaken between b*boy crews D*City Rockers from Darwin and Tiny Toones from Phnom Penh. Choreographer Nick Power is drawn to the very different styles and backgrounds that sit within the shared culture of Hip Hop. This first stage development will explore ideas around style, locality and culture between single b*boys from each country. Culminated in a showing on November 20th.
Choreographer - Nick Power
Dancers - Aaron Lim (Darwin) and Erak Mith (Phnom Penh)
Sound Design - Jack Prest with beat-boxing by K Fuzz
Produced by Artback NT


Dreamedia, Southern Cross TV, Darwin International Airport

Funding Bodies

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.

Tracks 2015

Artistic Co-Directors: David McMicken and Tim Newth
General Manager: Susan Congreve, Agnès Michelet
Administrator: Clancy Breasley
Production Manager: Kelly Blumberg
Dance Animateur: Kelly Beneforti
Bookkeeper: Heather Van Anholt
Geek in Residence: Jeffrey Withaya Campbell

Committee Members: Michael Grant (Chairperson), Glenn Bernardin, (Treasurer) David Taylor, Ken Conway, Stephanie Cvirn, Mary Durack. David McMicken, Tim Newth, Susan Congreve and Agnès Michelet (Ex-Officio Members)

Public Fund Trustees: Rev. Steve Orme, Dr Anita Toth, Ippei Okazaki

Patron: Her Honour the Honourable Sally Thomas AC, Administrator of the Northern Territory


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