Studio Residencies 2022

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 offer 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 off 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

    Company Partner

    Tracks Inc is proudly sponsored by the Northern Territory Government

    Tracks 2022


    Artistic Co-Directors: David McMicken and Tim Newth (Tim is 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


    Space Time showing (L-R) Jess Devereux, Kate Mornane, Jenelle Saunders warming up. Photo Duane Preston.
    Space Time showing (L-R) Kate Mornane, Jess Devereux, Jenelle Saunders, Tara Schmidt (projection) Photo Duane Preston.
    Space Time showing (L-R) Jess Devereux. Photo Duane Preston.
    Space Time showing (L-R) Kate Mornane, Jess Devereux, Jenelle Saunders. Photo Duane Preston.
    Space Time showing (L-R) Adelaide Wood, Kyle Walmsley, Steph Spillett, And Thompson, Jing Jin, Maari Gray, David McMicken, Jenelle Saunders, Kate Mornane, Jess Devereux. Photo Duane Preston.
    Space Time showing (L-R) Jenelle Saunders and audience. Photo: Duane Preston.
    Space Time showing (L-R) Jenelle Saunders and audience. Photo: Duane Preston.
    Space Time showing (L-R) Jing Jin and audience. Photo: Duane Preston.
    Space Time showing (L-R) Kelly Beneforti and Nick Yates. Photo: Duane Preston.
    Space Time showing (L-R) Kelly Beneforti and Nick Yates. Photo: Duane Preston.

    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

    Tracks Dance Company Darwin, Northern Territory, Australia.

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