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Tracks Dance Company

In Your Blood
Northern Territory

Presented by Tracks Dance Company in association with Darwin Festival

‘You dance with such spirit, such energy. It’s like you’re transformed, it’s in your blood.’

Tracks Dance Company’s latest Festival show looks across generations, cultures and sporting codes to ask: what exactly is in your blood? And how did it get there?

The Balinese-born mum wears her son’s team's colours and takes her fold-up chair to the game. Her son wears his grandfather's richly coloured costume brought over from the village and bends his fingers backwards to get the moves just right. The Sri Lankan family, now living in Darwin, head off in their crisply ironed whites; but are they off to the temple or a cricket game?

In Your Blood is a cross-cultural and inter-generational dance work choreographed by a range of Australian artists of Sri Lankan, Balinese and Northern Territory descent. Boasting a large cast, the show is a rare junction point where professional artists, passionate amateurs and community dancers meet to create something extraordinary.

Hometown favourite and ARIA-nominated James Mangohig sets the pulse with his original composition. Performing live each night Mangohig samples rhythms from across continents and time to forge a massive soundtrack for the dancers.
Taking over the George Brown Botanic Gardens Holtze Lawn, Tracks Dance transforms the space into an open-air tropical theatre and seamlessly transports the audience to another world.

Concept and Artistic Directors Tim Newth and David McMicken
Cultural Advisers Putu Desak Wati Stretton and Chandrika Munasinghe
Assistant Director Kelly Beneforti
Choreography Putu Desak Wati Stretton, Chandrika Munasinghe, Kelly Beneforti, David McMicken, Venaska Cheliah, Bryn Wackett, Madeleine Brown
Design Tim Newth
Music James Mangohig 
Image Credit Mark Marcelis

Tracks Dance Company supported by the Northern Territory Government, the Australian Government through the Australia Council and NT Airport Pty Ltd
In Your Blood supported by George Brown Darwin Botanic Gardens

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