Youth Dance Leaders

Youth Dance Leaders


    Around Darwin and Lajamanu

    Throughout the year, 2005

    Our Leaders helped train and teach choreography to our 92 youth performers. Commissioned by the NT Government, Tracks conceived and directed the Main Act. A 30-minute dance spectacular featuring 419 performers aged between 10 and 85 including youth, seniors, cultural dancers and martial artists. A huge celebration of the human energy found within Darwin’s population of diverse cultures. The main themes were: Preparing the Ground, preparing Mind and Body, Cultural Explosion, and Lighting the Universe.

    Youth Dance Leaders   

    Jessica Rosewarne, Maxi Gonzales Finestone, Marko Taopo, Erwin Fenis.

    Performances and Projects

    Milpirri - Jessica Rosewarne, with Nick Power. This was the first Milpirri where the strength and hopes of the elders and youth of Lajamanu come together in a powerful performance. Milpirri draws together the oldest and the most recent of Warlpiri Culture in a promise of growth and rejuvenation. It comes from a long term artistic collaboration between Tracks Dance Artists and the People of the Lajamanu Warlpiri community in the North Tanami region. The performance draws on the oldest of the old through Warlpiri Ceremonial styles of dancing, and the newest of the new with hip-hop and contemporary dance for the youth.

    27 workshops were held in Dondale Correctional Services - Marko Taopo and Erwin Fenis

    Arafura Games Opening Ceremony

    Milpirri - Jardiwanpa

    Tracks 2005

    Artistic Directors: David McMicken and Tim Newth
    Company Manager: Sue Mornane
    Dance Animateur: Julia Quinn
    Bookkeeper: Julie Stark
    Development Consultant: Suzanne Fermanis

    Committee Members:  Jackie Wurm (Chair), David Taylor (Vice-Chair), Glenn Bernardin (Treasurer), Sonia Brownhill (Secretary/Public Officer), Ken Conway, Donna Quong, Jill MacAndrew (Ordinary Committee Members), David McMicken and Tim Newth (Ex-Officio Members)

    Public Fund Trustees: Rev. Steve Orme, Dr Anita Toth, Paul Wan

    Tracks Dance Company Darwin, Northern Territory, Australia.

    Tracks Inc is proudly sponsored by the Northern Territory Government.

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