Dance Roll

I acknowledge Tracks Dance Company, a community-based dance company based in Darwin in the Northern Territory of Australia. Tracks Dance provided me with opportunity to become a neophyte dancer and choreographer as a sixty-something year old.

Darryl Butler

Dance and Choreographic Development

2012- Joined the Grey Panthers in Nov 2012 as the first male member of the group under the direction of David McMicken and still attending classes and performing with the troupe.
2014 Tracks Dance Company Choreographic Development Program “Double Exposure” led by Jess Devereux
2016 Tracks Dance Company Choreographic Development Program “Dirt” led by Kelly Beneforti
2016/17 Tracks Dance Company Space-Time Studio Residency

Choreographic Work

2014 “Entropy” choreographed as part of the Tracks Dance Choreographic Development Program “Double Exposure”
Development of dance characterisation for Miss Elenora Dunkley in “You Dance Funny:The Sequale´” choreography adapted from a Youtube video clip depicting a solo by  and “Isadora Duncan Dancer” https://youtu.be/Kq2GgIMM060
2015 “You Don’t Own Me” ensemble piece choreographed on the Grey Panthers to original song by Lesley Gore. Now part of the Grey Panthers repertoire.
2016 “Panes and Glass” choreographed as part of the Tracks Dance Choreography Development Program “Dirt”
“Alley Cat” ensemble piece choreographed on the Grey Panthers to original music by Bent Fabric. Now part of the Grey Panthers repertoire
2017 “Dreams and Echoes” derived from work in a Tracks Dance Studio Residency and performed by David McMicken and Darryl Butler at “Fresh Tracks 2017”

Man Made the Tracks Dance Company Darwin Festival Show for 2017

Performance

Grey Panthers

The Grey Panthers do a ranger of community performances during each year including:

  • Nightcliff Seabreeze Festival
  • Fire and Emergency Services Christmas lunch for seniors
  • Palmerston Seniors Senior’s Month luncheon
  • Coomalie Seniors Picnic by COTA NT
  • COTA NT Seniors Expo
  • Biggest Morning Tea hosted by The Greek Orthodox Community
2005 An on-stage manipulator of props in “Angels of Gravity”. Darwin Festival Show by Tracks Dance Company
2012 “Eight to Eighty: The Architecture of Age”. Darwin Festival Show by Tracks Dance Company
2013 Member of the Kecak Movement Choir in “Zombies in the Banyan Tree” the Darwin Festival Show by Tracks Dance Company

“Future Age” the 25th anniversary show for the Grey Panthers by Tracks Dance Company

2014 Community dancer as Mis Elenora Dunkley in two performances of “You Dance Funny: The Sequale´”, the Darwin Festival Show by Tracks Dance Company
2015 “13th National Rural Health Conference”, an hour-long performance of repertoire with the Grey Panthers
2016 “Big Dance” performance by Tracks Dance Company on Mindil Beach for Territory Day celebrations
“Fresh Tracks 2016” performed with David Mc Micken in his short piece “Something I Forgot” and with the Grey Panthers in “You Don’t Own Me” to my own choreography
2017 “Caravan” A show toured to Katherine NT with the Grey Panthers by Tracks Dance Company
“Fresh Tracks 2017” performed with the Grey Panthers in “Water Ballet” by David McMicken and with David McMicken in my own choreography of “Dreams and Echoes”
“Man Made” Tracks Dance Company Darwin Festival Show