Studio Residencies 2022


Studio Residencies for Dance Artists

Tracks Dance Studio, Harbour View Plaza, Darwin
Throughout the year
Curated through Application

Space Time Studio Residency

Tracks offers studio Space and Time to Northern Territory movement artists to investigate and develop new ideas. Up to 4 proposals are supported annually. Our focus is on emerging and independent dance practitioners. 
We have two types of residencies:  ‘Blue Sky’ Research': for open-ended creative practice, and ‘Creative Development’: For developing a new project idea. Residencies provide local independent dance artists with access to development time in a studio space, and mentorship from the Tracks staff during Wet Season (Nov- Mar), with Artist Talks and a Sharing at the conclusion. 
If you’re a local, independent dance or movement artist, and you're looking for opportunities to develop your practice, then this program is for you. 


2021-2022 Space Time Studio Residents

Jing Jin

"Thinking about how to break down choreography and structured dance practices into spontaneous movements, particularly in ways that adult beginners can easily enjoy and find their own movement expressions."

Jay Clarke

"Topics that I'd like to explore include; ensemble improvised movement and sounding. Training and navigating the individual and collective unconscious as a devising and performance-making tool. Roles and functions within a collective that support the performance-making process."

Jordan Bretherton and Madeline Turnbull

"Our vision collectively is to develop an intricate contemporary dance piece that artistically implements the everlasting sounds of nature."

Jenelle Saunders

"We have a simple plan; to pick up where we left and add on. To be here boldly exploring, moving, making, and using selected sensory input together, maintaining symbiosis with our creative community and pressing on with our body of work."

Kate Mornane

"A multi-disciplinary work featuring movement, film, animation, projection (and sound). Bodies and souls transform as we move, grow, and age. Our identities shift through the chapters of our lives. The residency will explore facets of change and how we individually and collectively piece ourselves together to keep moving forward. Beautiful flesh will warp to see how bodies fit together. We will extract, upend, and jigsaw parts together to create intriguing sculptural masses. The movers will bring their own unique movement styles to create an unfolding visual mosaic."

Kelly Beneforti and Nick Yates

"We are working together for the first time, bringing a curiosity of each other’s practice to this collaboration. We are exploring attention and sensitivity to the other while remaining present in one’s self, playing with proximity, texture, rhythm and beginnings and endings."

Hosted Residency

For guest artists or companies developing choreographic ideas with a forum, showing, or masterclass attached. This allows residents to engage with our local community.

Contact David McMicken or Jessica Devereux to find out more. 

Mentored Residency

Self-funded artists taking on a residency with Tracks mentorship.

Kyle Walmsley

In 2022 Kyle underwent a 7-month residency with Tracks in order to explore cross-disciplinary practice, processes involving works of scale that involve the community, and visual dramaturgy as applied to theatre.

Contact David McMicken or Jessica Devereux to find out more.

Residency Coordinators

David McMicken and Jessica Devereux


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 & Steph Spillett
Production Manager: Duane Preston
Administrator: Mikaela Earnshaw and Debbie Micairan
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



Past Residents

Lucy Found
Katy Moir
Jess Devereux
Kyle Walmsley
Mim Ellen-Barwell
Tara Schmidt, Jenelle Saunders and Kate Mornane
Jordan Bretherton & Madeleine Turnbull
Aaron Lim
Rochelle Cabry
Felicity Wardle
Nat Hafsteins 
Venaska Cheliah 
Darryl Butler
Chloe Lauverjon
Jess Ford
Lizzi Webb
Jay Clarke
Bryn Wackett
Bronwyn Warmington
D*City Rockers
Anokai Lancaster
Kinetic (Brisbane/East Timor)
Kelly Beneforti
Caleb Japanangka Patrick (Lajamanu)
Jess Devereux & Susan van den Ham
Tiny Toones (Cambodia) & Nick Power
Slovenia Croatia Australia exchange


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Igniting Creativity and Connecting People

Tracks Dance Company is renowned for igniting community passions and connecting people to where they live by creating exciting artistic dance experiences that bring people together, to meet and connect. We create social cohesion through civic celebration.

In 2022 we have created projects to be nimble. Activities are devised in smaller discrete components with individual lives, or which can come together as a large whole when times allow.

2022 Artistic Program

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