Eleesha Drennan Dance (UK)

Male or Female, Closes: June 26, 2017 - published on Thursday, 22 June, 2017

Dancers for this workshop phase of Origins must have at least 2 years professional experience working in live performance and have a high level of technical training in ballet, contemporary and/ or musical theatre.

The work will be physically demanding, the dancers need to have experience in contact work - Strong improvisational skills with the ability to respond intelligently to creative tasks that will be directed by the choreographer.

Specific qualities:

- dancers who are theatrically and emotionally expressive in a naturalistic style. They must have the capacity for dramatic physicality that can also be portrayed in a realistic manner through facial expression.
- physically daring and robust, willing to take risks and have good upper body strength.
- strong sense of musicality. The ability to read music and/ or ability to sing would be a valued bonus.
-  the capacity for virtuosic and detailed movement language.
-  strong improvisational skills and experience in contact work
with an ability to respond intelligently to creative tasks.  

CHOREOGRAPHER: Eleesha Drennan
COMPOSER: Gianluca Cucchiara
LYRICIST: Andrew Whelan

In this production the dancers will not be required to sing and the singers will be doing minimal movement.

DANCE AUDITIONS: 26th June 9am - 6pm Pineapple Studio 79

Workshop: 10th July - 15th July 10am - 6pm, 17th July - 22nd July 2pm - 10pm

Performance: Monday 24th July 3pm

PAY: £850GBP buy out per artist.

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Léa Tirabasso (LU/UK)

Male and Female, Closes: June 23, 2017 - published on Thursday, 22 June, 2017

Seeking 1 female and 1 male dancer. The audition will take place on Sunday 25th June in London. Apply before Friday 23rd June. For 'The ephemeral life of an octopus', we are looking for 2 strong performers; with high contemporary dance and acting skills. 

Playful, curious - ready to sing, shout, and nudity or partial nudity may be required (but not at the audition). 'Monstrosity vs. humanity' will be at the centre of the project. Philosophically and physically, 'The ephemeral life of an octopus' will study the notion of beauty and ugliness/disgust.

Only apply if you are over 27 and if you are available on these dates: 

Monday 11st September - Friday 15th September 2017 (R&D Choreodrome and Touch Wood at The Place London)
Monday 19th February 2018 - Sunday 4th March 2018 (R&D in Luxembourg)
Monday 6th August 2018 - Friday 24th August 2018 (R&D at The Place London and Dance City Newcastle)
Monday 14th January 2019 - Sunday 10th February 2019 (Creation and opening in Luxembourg)

The work will take place between Luxembourg, the U.K and France, so you would need a valid passport to travel. 

Please send C.V and showreel to - More information about the audition will be sent after applying

This is a paid opportunity. 

More information about the work is here 

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Tavaziva Dance (UK)

Female, Closes: June 22, 2017 - published on Thursday, 22 June, 2017

Tavaziva is looking for one female dancer to join the company for the creation and touring of its new production - July 2017 to April 2018. Audition takes place in London on Wednesday 28th June 2017 Apply by sending biography and show reel by 10am Thursday 22 June 2017

Applicants must be available for rehearsals in London and to tour throughout autumn 2017 and spring 2018 (see dates below).

Tavaziva is a contemporary-African touring company established in 2004 and led by Zimbabwean-born Bawren Tavaziva. His unique and powerful style is a synthesis of ballet, contemporary and African dance and demands dancers with strong technique.

Applicants must have attended professional dance training and have strong ballet and contemporary dance techniques. Knowledge of African dance styles would be advantageous.

Tavaziva is unable to sponsor work visas and you must have the legal right to work in the UK. The contract will be offered on a freelance basis.

Confirmed creation period: 24 July- 16 September 2017 Provisional performance/travel/ rehearsal dates 18-21 September 2017 26 September 2017 28- 29 September 2017 1- 3 October 2017 5-6 October 2017 11-13 October 2017 19-22 October 2017 31 Oct- 3 November 2017 15-17 November 2017 22-24 November 2017 5-17 March 2018 22 March 2018 6 April 2018 10-15 April 2018 17-19 April 2018 28 April 2018 30 April 2018

Additional performance dates, rehearsals and travel days may be added.

To apply: please send your biography and show reel links to by 10am Thursday 22 June 2017

You will be contacted following the deadline if you have been selected to attend the audition. (the audition day will start at 11.30 and may run until 6pm)

Please DO NOT apply if you are not available for these dates. Please note the company is unable to cover travel or accommodation costs to attend the audition.

If you have any questions please email or call 020 8237 7010.

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Phoenix Dance Theatre (UK)

Male and Female, Closes: August 25, 2017 - published on Thursday, 8 June, 2017

Phoenix Dance Theatre, under the Artistic Direction of Sharon Watson, is holding auditions for experienced male and female dancers to work with the acclaimed company from November 2017 and on their spring 2018 tour.

Where: London / Leeds, UK
When: 16th September / 10 October
Deadline for applications: 5pm on 25 August

Auditions are by invitation only in London on Saturday 16 September, and Leeds on Tuesday 10 October.

As a company that embodies the spirit of a multicultural Britain we encourage and welcome applications from all backgrounds.

Please send your CV with show reel and photo to by 5pm on 25 August. Successful applicants will be notified by 1 September.

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Humanhood (UK)

Male and Female, Closes: August 21, 2017 - published on Tuesday, 30 May, 2017

Humanhood is auditioning for outstanding female and male professional dancers as well as apprentice dancers to join the company for the first phase R&D of their new production 'Torus' as well as other company projects. The company creates highly physical and intricate choreography which requires a mature and open approach to the work.

The company is both based in Birmingham and Barcelona, where the research process will be developed. Professional and Apprentice applicants should have a deep understanding of movement quality, with special attention to fluid and articulated movement. Additionally, applicants should be willing to explore new physical terrains and be open and responsive to the propositions and guidance of the company's Co-artistic Directors.

All applicants are advised to familiarise themselves with the company and its work before attending the audition.

'Torus' R&D will be developed in 3 separate periods:

- 3 weeks in November 2017
- 4 weeks in February and March 2018.
- Sharing of the work-in-progress: 23rd March at The Patrick Centre, Birmingham.

Creation dates following this initial phase will be discussed with the successful dancers during the R&D. Please note extra dates may be added for additional company projects.

This position is paid for both professional and apprentice dancers.

AUDITION DATE: 21st & 22nd August 2017

AUDITION LOCATION: DanceXchange Thorp St, Birmingham B5 4TB, United Kingdom

AUDITION TIME: 9:30am Registration

If you wish to attend please send an email to with your name as the subject.

NOTE: This is an OPEN audition. There will be periodic cuts throughout the two dates.

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National Dance Company Wales (UK)

Male and Female, Closes: June 29, 2017 - published on Tuesday, 30 May, 2017

National Dance Company Wales is enlarging the dance company and we are looking for dancers to join the team. Auditions and interviews to be held at the Dance House, Cardiff on 12th & 13th August 2017.

Both posts are open to male and female dancers. Applicants must have significant professional experience, exceptional contemporary and classical technique, as well as strong improvisation and acting skills. Teaching experience and good communication skills are also required for the Company's participation work.

Repertoire will include works by Marcos Morau, Roy Assaf, Mario Bermudez Gil, Lee Johnston and the company's Artistic Director, Caroline Finn.
Company dancer contract. This contract is offered on a permanent basis, starting in December 2017. Contract start date: 11th December 2017
To apply for the position please email CV, a link to your showreel, headshot and cover letter outlining experience to by 9am Thursday 29th June 2017.                                                                                      
Learning Lead Dancer Contract

This is a permanent position, starting in October 2017. As well as being a core dancer of the Company, this new role will support and enhance the Company's participatory and learning activity, helping devise content for the Company's learning programmes in line with the artistic vision. A passion for teaching as well as good organisational and communication skills are essential.

Contract start date: 16th October 2017

For further enquiries and for an application form please email, deadline for applications 9am Thursday 29th June 2017.

Please be aware that due to the nature of both posts, the successful candidates will be subject to a Disclosure and Barring Services check. Shortlisted applicants will be notified by Monday 10th July 2017. Due to the high volume of applications we regret that we will only be able to notify those applicants who have been shortlisted. We especially welcome applications from candidates who are Welsh speakers.

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