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panta rei dans lullaby

Video - Panta Rei Danseteater 'Lullaby'

Norwegian dance company Panta Rei Danseteater, late last year, conducted a little experiment whereby three dance makers created two pieces with the same name based on the same idea, featuring three male dancers and two musicians, to see what the outcome was.

June 2nd, 2016

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Sketch Dance Company (UK)

Male and Female, Closes: October 4, 2016 - published on Wednesday, 28 September, 2016

Sketch Dance Company are seeking dancers for an exciting, new and upcoming performance opportunity. As a company we have recently been selected to perform at The Place, London as part of the annual dance festival, Resolution 2017. The company will perform for one evening on Tuesday 31st January, alongside two other chosen companies.

Led by Artistic Director Jasmine Andrews, the company specialise in contemporary dance theatre work. We are therefore looking for strong, creative and individual contemporary dance artists who have a strong sense of musicality, dynamics and are natural storytellers. Due to the nature of the work we do, it is imperative that you are able to adapt to a character and can engage with both live musicians and singers.

Please register your interest via email to sketchdancetheatre@gmail.com enclosing your CV, headshot and links to online uploaded footage of your artistic practice. We request that you please include 'DANCER' in the subject line of your e-mail, and refrain from sending downloadable file footage.

If successful, you will be invited to a workshop/audition session led by Artistic Director Jasmine Andrews, alongside other company members to assess your suitability within an ensemble. This session will be held on Wednesday 5th October 2016.

Please see Sketch Dance Company's choreographic showreel link below:
https://vimeo.com/143237729

Applications will close on Tuesday 4th October at 5pm.

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Loop Dance Company ()UK)

Male, Closes: October 7, 2016 - published on Tuesday, 27 September, 2016

Loop Dance Company is looking for an experienced guest male dancer to join the company for an Arts Council funded project with choreographer Sivan Rubinstein. The short project will culminate with a performance at Turner Contemporary in Margate, Kent on 29th November 2016.

Project description and concept:

The project is called Ports that Pass and explores the concept of identity through nationality, profession, status and travel. We all move geographically and our identities have their own journeys. While the Passport captures a small fragment of our journey and identity, it is also used to define us as people. Ports that Pass is a dance performance and photography installation that uncovers our wider journey.

Requirements

• We are looking for experienced professional male dancers who fit the following criteria:
• Over 25 years old
• At least 3 years professional training
• At least 4 years professional performance experience
• Strong improvisation skills
• Have an interest in working collaboratively
• Keen to work out of their comfort zone and be physically challenged
• Are available for all rehearsal and performance dates below

It is also desirable if you have voice work skills

Rehearsals:

20th, 22nd, 23rd October 10am-6pm
3rd, 4th, 5th, 10th, 11th, 12th, 13th, 18th , 19th, 20th, 24th, 25th , 26th, 27th November 10am-6pm

Performance date: 29th November 2016, 11am-5pm

All rehearsals will take place in either London or Kent, exact locations to be confirmed.
Fee: This is a paid freelance position. £1340 inclusive of travel expenses.

To apply: Send your CV or biography and a show reel or at least two video links of you dancing to looped@loopdancecompany.co.uk Note: the video links do not need to be a filmed performance, it could be a film of you in a studio improvising.

Shortlisted applicants will be notified by 9th October 2016 and invited to a meeting to discuss the project further, either in person or via Skype

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Acrojou (UK)

Male, Closes: October 20, 2016 - published on Tuesday, 27 September, 2016

Acrojou create highly visual circus and theatre performances, for outdoor events worldwide. The company's mission is to create ambitious performance with integrity: work addressing the human condition that is accessible, challenging, and crafted for presentation outdoors, where people of all ages and backgrounds can access it for free in their local spaces. Telling human stories through athletic physicality and poetic visual design.

We seek one male professional dancer for a new project.

'Vessel' will be both technically and artistically our most ambitious show to date. This is an opportunity to be part of a unique, performer-led creation process exploring an exciting blend of skills. We devise work collaboratively, with performers being a key part of realising the artistic vision of this show. Following creation and rehearsal,
Vessel will tour from May 2017.

Required Skills / Experience

We are looking for highly skilled individual to join us on this project. Applicants must be experienced and comfortable with contributing to an ambitious and honest devising process.

Essential Skills

Must be very strong physical theatre performer from a Lecoq or similar background. Core base of Corporeal Mime training would also be acceptable with Chinese Pole or acrobatics training

Desirable Skills

Strong performance presence, acting and comic ability
Strong movement / dance ability - Experience in small-scale outdoor touring

Personal Attributes

Highly motivated, Easy going, Desire to contribute as part of our creative team
Reliable, punctual, Happy touring as part of a small but hard working team.

Must like water! The show will require the performer to get wet, as they will be rained on for the duration of the performance. Applicants must be very comfortable talking to new people. The soundtrack for Vessel will be built from recorded conversations with members of the public before each show. Being happy with and enjoying this interaction is a key skill and responsibility.

Workshop Audition

This application is for the chance to attend a workshop audition for Vessel. The free workshop will be open to selected applicants and will take the form of a company creation process, running for five half days over a week. It will explore ideas around the shows themes, and will cover dark clown, physical creation, devising, acrobatic choreography and improvisation.

This gives us the chance to test a potential working relationship, see your range, and will offer participants the chance to work with key members of the production and creative team, experiencing our methodology and how we create work.

Workshop Dates

24th-27th October 2016, LONDON
9am - 2pm

Applicants must have a valid passport and must be available for the relevant dates and have Equity or similar PLI Cover

Creation and tour Dates

Creation [dates TBC] 2017:

Jan 16 - Feb 03
Feb 13 - 17
Feb 20 - 24
Mar 06 - 17

Touring from mid-April to mid-October 2017. Schedule TBC

Please send the following to: info@acrojou.com

one-page CV (including headshot)
cover letter explaining
your interest in the role
your motivation to work with the company
your experience in performer-led devised theatre
your experience and skills in relation to requirements listed
2 references with whom you've worked on a recent creative devising process.

Please also send links to a short video showreel demonstrating your relevant skills* *Please do not send video files that require downloading. Please direct questions to admin@acrojou.com.

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Ultima Vez (Belgium)

Male and Female, Closes: October 9, 2016 - published on Tuesday, 20 September, 2016

Ultima Vez and Wim Vandekeybus are looking for actors and dancers to join a new creation. Performers between 18 and 109 years old with an exceptional way of moving and a strong theatrical presence are welcome to apply. Ultima Vez is interested in all genders and body types.

When: The audition takes places from Monday October 17th till Friday October 21st

Where: Ultima Vez Studio, Zwarte Vijversstraat 97, 1080 Brussels, Belgium

Deadline for applications: October 9th 2016

If you are interested, we ask you to make a video recording of yourself creatively using this text. Feel free to use English or your native language. Please upload your video and send us the weblink along with your CV and your performance reel (optional) to audition@ultimavez.com before Sunday October 9th 2016.

The audition is on invitation only. A pre-selection will be made based on your video and CV. Kindly notice Ultima Vez will not cover travel expenses or accommodation.

Candidates should be available for the creation period from January through mid-April 2017. The premiere will be followed by an international tour.

The first selections take place on Monday 17th and Tuesday 18th. Wim will tell you immediately after the first day of your audition if he would like to see some more of you on Wednesday 19th for the second selection. That same day you will know if you can participate at the third selection on Thursday 20th and Friday 21st

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Fallen Angels Dance Theatre (UK)

Female, Closes: September 30, 2016 - published on Tuesday, 20 September, 2016

Fallen Angels Dance Theatre are auditioning for their Autumn 2016 /Spring 2017 tour of "Upon Awakening" Performances in the North West and Royal Opera House Clore Studio.

We are looking for: 1 female dancer "Upon Awakening" with at least 3 years professional experience. Strong classical and contemporary technique, partnering and/or pas de deux essential.

The audition will take place in the North West and by invitation only. Please send images and CV to paul@fallenangelsdancetheatre.co.uk Deadline: 30th September 2016

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Keneish Dance (UK)

Male or Female, Closes: October 9, 2016 - published on Tuesday, 20 September, 2016

Keneish Dance are on the look out for a Contemporary and / or classically trained dancer who is experienced in Afro fusion / African or Hip Hop styles, to join the company for a new R&D phase, taking place in Birmingham 7th November - 18th November and then 5th - 11th December (3 weeks in total).

The research phase is based on the realm of 'prevention and cure', which will draw from dancers personal experiences, perspectives and opinions towards the ideals of 'health' on a physical and emotional level.

This is a free-lance contract to see through the development of this new work and the companies projects for the next 2 - 3 years. The ideal dancer will have strong technique, musicality, theatre skills and stage presence along with the ability to be open and confident discussing and expressing real experiences.

Fee: £1344

Please only send your details and audition if you are available for all of the dates.

To apply please send your CV and photograph to keneishdanceaudition@ymail.com.

Audition will take place on Sunday 9th October in Birmingham (venue TBC )

The new work in progress is supported by Arts Council England's Grants for the Arts programme, BOA Academy, Solihull College and DanceXchange.

For information on Keneish Dance please visit www.keneishdance.com.

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AΦE Company (UK)

Female, Closes: October 25, 2016 - published on Monday, 12 September, 2016

AΦE company is looking for an experienced female performer with strong and honest presence to depict an East Asian character for up-coming Waldorf Project Chapter Three. This is an immersive performance which audience go through an emotional journey with set, light, costume, food and performance. Directed by visual artist Sean Rogg in collaboration with multidisciplinary artists.

More Information please visit http://www.waldorfproject.com/

When:

Rehearsal: between 31st October - 7th November

Preview: 5th, 6th, 8th, 9th November

Performance: 10th - 13th, 16th - 20th, 23th - 27th, 30th November - 4th December

Where:

London, United Kingdom

The fee £2000

To apply please email your CV, a recent photo and footage of you performing (by web link if possible) to hello@aoiesteban.com

For information about the company please visit http://www.aoiesteban.com

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Wayne Parsons Dance (UK)

Male and Female, Closes: September 19, 2016 - published on Monday, 12 September, 2016

Wayne Parsons Dance is seeking an experienced male performer and female performer for the creation and performance of a new dance-theatre work titled Vestige. In addition to Choreographer/Director Wayne Parsons, performers will be working with Dramaturg Pooja Ghai (Associate Director Theatre Royal Stratford East) and Writer Ankur Bahl (performer at The Globe, RSC and DV8)

Male: Playing age 30-45 years old. We're looking for an experienced performer with strong character work, partner work, and the ability to explore movement that originates from a theatrical drive. Applicants must have strong acting and text abilities, as the performer will deliver a 10-minute monologue in the work. No specific accent is required, however the performer must be comfortable playing a character who comes high social status and education.

Female: We're looking for an experienced performer with strong character work, floor work, partner work, and the ability to explore movement that originates from a theatrical drive.

Performers from all ethnicities and nationalities are encouraged to apply.

Dates for the project are as follows:

Initial Creation and Performance period:

5-23 December 2016

30 January 2017 - 5 February 2017

20-25 February 2017 (Performance on 25 February at Rich Mix, London)

Remount:

4 days to remount Vestige w/c 17 July 2017 (exact schedule TBC)
One performance w/c 24 July 2017 in Cambridge (exact date TBC)

Please DO NOT apply if you are not available for the dates stated above.

To apply please send your CV and a video link to contact@wayneparsonsdance.com by Monday 19 September.

Audition will be held on 24 September 2016 in London, venue TBA.

This is a paid opportunity.

If you have any questions please email contact@wayneparsonsdance.com

A video of the R&D for Vestige can be found here: https://vimeo.com/161851679

www.wayneparsonsdance.com

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Richard Chappell Dance (UK)

Male or Female, Closes: October 13, 2016 - published on Monday, 12 September, 2016

Richard Chappell Dance is seeking exceptional dancers with strong classical ballet, contact work, improvisation and floor work skills for the company's new 2017 creation 'Epoch, Aeon', which will be made during a residency at Studio Wayne McGregor.
The company is looking for dancers with an open and honest mentality who have a generous approach to contributing towards a creation process.

Dancers with prior experience of capoeira are also favoured and recent graduates are encouraged to apply.

The project will be from April to early June 2017 and will consist of a 5 week creation process in London and a week of sporadic, preliminary touring. The audition will also be used to consider dancers for other creative activities happening after the tour's conclusion. Specific project dates for the Spring 2017 period will be confirmed by the end of September 2016 and will be available upon request.

The fee will be at £450 per week for a total of six weeks. Company dancers may also be requested for further tour dates during May-June 2016, for an additional fee. Applicants must be able to work within the UK.

The audition will be held in central London on the 27th November 2016 from 10.30-5.00pm at Central School of Ballet. To apply, please email 'richardchappelldance@gmail.com' with a brief paragraph about yourself and your experiences, attached video links and a CV. The audition will be by invitation only.

For further information on Richard's work, please visit www.richardchappelldance.co.uk.
The creation and preliminary touring of 'Epoch, Aeon' has been funded by Arts Council England, The Linbury Trust and Pavilion Dance South West and supported by Studio Wayne McGregor, Swindon Dance, Dance in Devon, Plymouth Dance, National Dance Company Wales, Dance City, Arts at Dartington and The Point.

Deadline: 13th November 2016

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Centre Chorégraphique National de Rillieux-la-Pape (France)

Male, Closes: October 5, 2016 - published on Monday, 5 September, 2016

The company of the National Choreographic Center of Rillieux-la-Pape / Director Yuval Pick is looking for a male dancer with a full contract from January 2017.

Applicants must be aged 25 or over to qualify for an audition and you must have considerable professional experience with advanced technique in both contemporary dan classical dance.

The audition will take part in 2 rounds. The first round will be on Saturday October 8th at Tanzfabrik in Berlin with the second round taking place on Saturday the 22nd of October and Sunday October 23rd at CCN de Rillieux-la-Pape - Lyon in France.

please send your CV with a photo and a video link by email to Mélanie Scherer : audition2016@ccnr.fr

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JV2 (UK)

Male or Female, Closes: September 17, 2016 - published on Monday, 5 September, 2016

JV2: Professional Development Diploma provides participants with a unique opportunity to train as versatile and multi-disciplinary performers, touring nationally alongside Jasmin Vardimon Company.

Working in the exclusive Jasmin Vardimon Production Space students will benefit from ample opportunities to further develop as performers alongside Jasmin Vardimon Company. With its direct relationship to one of the foremost creative minds in the UK, the programme offers students access to the processes of Jasmin Vardimon, taught by Jasmin and senior company members.

We are looking to accept 4 more students to be part of JV2 2016-2017. Saturday 17th September 2016. Registration from 9:00am. Audition begins at 10:00am

Jasmin Vardimon Production Space, Stour Centre, Ashford, Kent, TN23 1PL.

Please register in advance by emailing eduadmin@jasminvardimon.com. Bring with you a printed non-returnable CV, photo/headshot, kneepads and trainers. Please only apply if you can commit financially and to the full duration of the programme: Monday 10th October 2016 - Saturday 6th May 2017. Fees: UK and EU applicants: £5,825. International applicants: £17,200.

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Gwyn Emberton Dance (UK)

Male or Female, Closes: September 30, 2016 - published on Sunday, 28 August, 2016

Gwyn Emberton Dance is looking for dancers with at least three years of training in contemporary/ballet and have improvisation/devising and contact skills for three weeks R&D for their new work.

Project dates are 23rd November to 14th December. Full fee, expenses, travel and accommodation will be covered. The creation and tour is scheduled for July through to the autumn 2017.

The company will hold two workshop days, one in Cardiff and the other in London.

Workshop/audition days are:

London - 16th October - Venue to be confirmed.

Cardiff - 22nd October - Venue to be confirmed.

A maximum of 30 dancers will be invited to each day.

The company may invite some of the dancers from the London workshop to come to Cardiff on 22nd for call backs. Travel costs from other UK cities will be covered.

Please send your CV and one link of three minutes of your dancing, ideally just improvising to info@gwynembertondance.com by 30th September. Please specify which city you'd prefer to attend or if you if either city is possible.

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Second Hand Dance (UK)

Male or Female, Closes: September 18, 2016 - published on Monday, 15 August, 2016

Second Hand Dance collaborates with dancers, artists and the public to make thought provoking, joyful and highly visual dance performances for all ages. We are currently seeking dancers for a new production, Getting Dressed, for children and families that delves into the movement and humour of clothes. How you put them on, take them off, share them and express yourself, your identity and your gender.

We are looking for 3 performers who are confident in contemporary technique, devising, collaborating and have a desire to work on a family dance production. We are particularly interested in performers who are confident in partner-work and lifting or with parkour/acro- experience.

Audition workshops will take place on 19, 20 & 22 September in London.

Audition workshops will be run by Second Hand Dance Artistic Director Rosie Heafford and internationally renowned choreographer Erik Kaiel from Arch8. We expect all audtionees to be available for the full 3 day workshop process.

Monday 19 September - Open Audition with morning class, improvisatory tasks and physical workshop. At the end of the day, selections will be made for re-calls on 20 & 22 Sept. Tuesday 20 September & Thursday 22 September - re-calls for selected applicants.

A small stipend will be able for those re-called towards travel costs.

We are looking for male and female performers with the following qualities:

Excellent devising skills, willing to work collaboratively and quick to generate movement; An eye for detail and refining movement
Confident with partner-work and lifts and excited about developing physically demanding movement as a group
Interested in performing for and interacting with children and family audiences
Willingness to explore working with clothes and discuss how we can translate themes of gender and identity to young audiences

REHEARSALS & TOURING
Creation Period: December 2016 - February 2017.
Touring: February - March 2017

FEES
£450 per week

The Creation and tour period is subject to confirmation of funding, anticipated for October 2016.

Please send a CV, performance footage and a covering letter (or video application if you are less comfortable writing) explaining why you would like to work with us to rosie@secondhanddance.co.uk by 11th September 2016. Successful applicants will be notified by 14th September 2016. Please let us know in your application if you have any access requirements.

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