Darwin Fringe Festival hosts dance events
The 2016 Darwin Fringe Festival will soon present an interesting set of events featuring visual art, music, comedy, theatre and even dance. On the dance lineup is everything from new works by local choreographers to improvised movement to belly dancing with beer!
The main dance highlight will likely be Fresh Tracks by Tracks Dance Company on Sunday, July 17 from 3-4 pm and 5-6 pm at Brown’s Mart Theatre. For this programme, Tracks Dance will present a series of short dance works created and performed by local choreographers, artists and dancers. Fresh Tracks will showcase the development and rich potential of new independent dance in NT communities. Choreographers include Lizzi Webb, Chloe Lauverjon and Natalie Hafsteins, plus a work by the Grey Panthers.
Local creative Jeremy “Dancing Man” Garnett will also present a show at Brown’s Mart Theatre. Named The Best Laid Paths, it sees him improvise dance sequences about the varied paths of humanity towards inner peace. Set for July 20 at 8:30 pm, it is the tale of “the journey beyond instinct, beyond darkness and light, and the expectations of the soul.”
Also being presented on Wednesday, July 20 is No Lights No Lycra (explained as “anonymous dance party therapy” in this Dance Informa article from June 2014) and a 1940’s Soiree that includes NT Swing and their live band, plus a screening of a locally made short film from Flametree Studios, A Woman Amongst Men. The Soiree is set for 6:30 pm at the Railway Club and No Lights No Lycra (a free event) is happening at 7 pm at the Mayfair Gallery.
Other dance-related events include Dance Box on July 15 and 22, and the global tribute event “The Most Wuthering Heights Day Ever” (dedicated to celebrating Kate Bush’s thrilling 70’s masterpiece) on July 16. Both will take place at the Brown’s Mart Courtyard.
For more information on these events and others, including belly dancing with beer, visit http://darwinfringe.org.au.
Photo courtesy of Tracks Dance Company.