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Tracks is a dance theatre company based in Darwin, Northern Territory founded in 1994, although its beginnings lie in a community dance program in 1988. It is located at Frog hollow Centre for the Arts in Darwin, along with the Nt Writers Centre, Darwin visual Arts Assoc, AANKA and Darwin Festival. Tracks seeks to engage community members in its productions, applying community cultural development practice in their work over many years. It focuses on engaging with Indigenous Australians and their communities.[1][2]

The company has completed residencies in Lajamanu (1989 and 1990) and continues to work with that community. A seniors dance group the "Grey Panthers" has also been formed.[1]

Awards[edit]

Australian Dance Award for Outstanding Achievement in Youth or Community dance - 2008 for Struck

Nominated 2000 Northern Territory Human Rights Awards for work with refugees and migrants, Sticks ‘n’ Stones project.

The Sidney Myer Performing Arts Awards 2004 Group Award was awarded to Tracks Dance Theatre[3] and Melbourne Workers Theatre.[4]

Short listed 2007 Australian Dance Awards Services to Dance

SA and NT Australian business and the arts Giving Award for Milpirri 2008 with the Milpirri Management Committee and Rio Tinto Aboriginal Fund

Winner 2009 Australian Dance Award for Outstanding Achievement in Youth or Community Dance. Struck

Winner 2009 Australian Business Arts Foundation Giving Award: South Australia Northern Territory

Short listed 2010 Australian Dance Award Outstanding Achievement in Youth or Community Dance. The Cook, The Queen and the Kelly

Winner 2013 Australian Dance Award for Outstanding Achievement in Youth or Community Dance. Eight to Eighty - the Architecture of Age

2014 David McMicken and Tim Newth made Members (AM) in the general division of the Order of Australia.

Short listed 2014 Australian Dance Award Outstanding Achievement in Youth or Community Dance. Zombies in the Banyan Tree.

Works and performances[edit]

Tracks has toured interstate and regularly performs throughout the Northern Territory.[2][5][6]

  • Silent Thought (1993)
  • Sacred Space (1994)
  • Yawalyu, Lajamanu Ceremonial Dances
  • Open House 2 (1994)
  • Six Feet Over or Under (1996)
  • Bodies of Light (1997)
  • 4WD Sweat Dust and Romance (1997)
  • The Land the Cross and the Lotus (1998)
  • Walking on Water (1999)
  • Love Vs Gravity (2000)
  • Mother Daughter (2001)
  • Ignite (2002)
  • Local (2003)
  • A Bowls Club Wedding (2003)
  • Fast (2004)
  • Snakes Gods and Deities (2004)[7]
  • Rust (2004)
  • Angels of Gravity (2005)
  • Mr BIG (2006)
  • Without Sea (2006)
  • You Dance funny (2007)[8]
  • Lipstick and Ochre (2008)[9]

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b O'Riordan, Maurice (2003-04-29). "The Space Performance Arts Feature: Tracks Theatre Company". ABC Arts Online. Archived from the original on January 1, 2006. Retrieved 2008-10-07. 
  2. ^ a b National Library of Australia (2004-08-26). "Australia Dancing - Tracks Dance Theatre (1994 - )" (text). Retrieved 2008-10-07. 
  3. ^ Gastin, Annie (2005-02-22). "Local Dance Company Takes Out Top Gong". ABC Northern Territory. Retrieved 2008-10-07. 
  4. ^ "Previous winners Sidney Myer Performing Arts Awards" (pdf). Myer Family Philanthropy. 
  5. ^ Newth, Tim; David McMicken (2003-08-12). "Tracks going outback". ABC Rural: Bush Telegraph. Retrieved 2008-10-07. 
  6. ^ REAL TIME (April/May 2003) David McMicken and Tim Newth 72kb
  7. ^ "Snakes, Gods and Deities". ABC Radio National: Sunday Morning. 2004-08-22. Retrieved 2008-10-07. 
  8. ^ Humphris, Kate (2007). "You Dance Funny has everyone laughing" (item). ABC Darwin: Arts and Entertainment. Retrieved 2008-10-07. 
  9. ^ "Revealing why it takes women so long to get ready". ABC Darwin: Arts and Entertainment. 2008. Retrieved 2008-10-07. 

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