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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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Eliot Smith Company (UK)

Male and Female, Closes: January 4, 2017 - published on Thursday, 1 December, 2016

Eliot Smith Company, Newcastle-based contemporary dance company, is looking for one strong male dancer and one Female or Male Understudy Dancer to join the company for a range of projects throughout 2017-2018. Projects from January 2017 include the revival of SPIRIT of FIRE in ROME and touring of current repertoire PITMAN and WE GOT THE BEAT across North East England between March - May 2017.

We are looking for mature, versatile dancers with strong contemporary technique within Ballet and Graham Technique. Candidates must be strong, confident and experienced and have at least three year professional training. We advice you to attend ESC's 2017 WINTER INTENSIVE 3-6 January 2017.

Please email your C.V with headshot photo to deadline Wednesday 4th January 2017 midday.

Audition Date: Saturday 7th January 2017

Audition Venue: The Barre Studios, 56 Close, Newcastle upon Tyne, NE1 3RJ

Dancers must have the right to work in the UK. Audition is by invitation only. Wages are Independent Theatrical Rate.

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Gary Clarke Company (UK)

Male, Closes: December 11, 2016 - published on Thursday, 1 December, 2016

Choreographer Gary Clarke requires 1 versatile and highly skilled male dancer to join Gary Clarke Company for a UK Spring & Summer Tour of the critically acclaimed mid-scale dance theatre production COAL

Winner of the UK Theatre Award for Achievement in Dance, COAL is a riveting piece of dance theatre which takes a nostalgic look at the hard hitting realities of life at the coal face. Described by The Times as 'Outstanding' the production involves a company of professional dancers, live brass bands, community participants and a strong design and production team. For more information on the production please visit

COAL is funded through a Grants for The Arts Award from Arts Council England and is co-commissioned and supported by: DanceXchange, Dance City, CAST Doncaster, Yorkshire Dance, The Place, Dance4, Nottingham Playhouse, The Barnsley Civic, Northern School of Contemporary Dance and The National Union of Mineworkers

The successful artist will be required to: Successfully learn the repertoire from COAL from an existing role. Perform COAL at various mid-scale theatre venues nationwide in Spring & Summer 2017 (14 shows in total). Perform certain sections of COAL at site-specific locations linked to each venue and area. Deliver COAL workshops at schools, colleges and universities nationwide. Work with and alongside groups of women from working class communities.

Project Dates - 2017
19th to 23rd February
24th February to 3rd March
24th to 30th March
8th to 15th April
6th to 11th May
26th May to 1st June
16th to 21st June
4th to 13th August
19th to 28th August

(There can be some flexibility around these dates depending on the circumstances in conversation with the company)
(Other additional dates for performances and workshops for Spring / Summer 2017 may be added in discussion with the artists and the company and additional touring dates for Autumn 2017 will be confirmed by April 2017 and extended contracts negotiated)

Fee: £500 per week plus holiday pay x 9 weeks engagement = £4500 PLUS additional,travel, accommodation and per diems covered

This is an OPEN audition for male dancers only, but interested applicants should demonstrate:

A very strong contemporary dance technique, strong floor work technique, a strong physical build, strong physical theatre skills, experience in highly physical work, good contact and partnering skills, very good stamina, good improvisation and creative skills, good musicality, confidence in text work, the ability to connect with very emotionally driven work, a willingness and openness to work with the community / non-dancers, a good working attitude, a good sense of humour, the ability to collaborate and work well as a team, the ability to work well under pressure, confidence and experience in delivering education and outreach work, a full CRB check
Please consider that you are appropriate for the role before attending the audition.
Recent graduates are welcome to audition

Open Audition Details
Saturday 10th December
Open Audition 1 - 10am until 1pm
Open Audition 2 - 2pm until 5pm
The Place, 17 Dukes Road, London, WC1H 9PY

Successful candidates from both auditions will be invited to a recall audition on Sunday 11th December from 10am until 6pm. If you wish to audition, please register at and state which audition you will attend
Please bring a recent CV to the audition

Please Note: Individuals that do not register, will not be allowed to audition

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Ballet Lorent (UK, Newcastle upon Tyne) Professional Apprenticeship

Male or Female, Closes: November 29, 2016 - published on Thursday, 10 November, 2016

Through London Contemporary Dance School's Postgraduate programme, balletLORENT is seeking apprentice dancers to join a cast of professional dancers and cross generational community members for a new production of Rumpelstiltskin.

Rumpelstiltskin will the third of balletLORENT's trilogy of fairytale adaptations written by
Poet Laureate Carol Ann Duffy and choreographed by Liv Lorent. balletLORENT's mystical
adaptation of this classic Brothers Grimm fairytale is co-produced by Northern Stage and
commissioned by Sadler's Wells.

The successes of Rapunzel and Snow White have inspired Artistic Director Liv Lorent and her team of world class collaborators to work together to create a trilogy of fairytales. Carol Ann Duffy, Murray Gold (Musical Director, BBC Dr Who & five time BAFTA nominated composer), and Phil Eddolls join Liv and the balletLORENT team once again, for this dance theatre adaptation of Rumpelstiltskin, created for family audiences.

Rapunzel and Snow White both toured extensively to middle-large scale venues across the UK including Sadler's Wells, Northern Stage, Edinburgh Festival Theatre, CAST Doncaster, and Oxford Playhouse, and it is anticipated that Rumpelstiltskin will tour on a similar scale.

Research and Development for the production begins in Feb 17, with rehearsals and
community engagement work throughout the spring and summer. Previews will take place
in September before the premiere performances in October.

Further rehearsals, community cast recruitment work and touring will begin early 18 and
tour until at least May 18, and apprentices would be expected to commit to this full length
of the project.

There may be other research periods and teaching throughout the year.

This is a part-time apprenticeship position. Apprentices would spend a maximum of 36
weeks with balletLORENT, but if fewer weeks are required then they would complete
alternative Modules at LCDS.

As well as excellent creative and performance skills, we are looking for apprentices with a
particular interest in developing teaching practice, and working with community members
as we recruit our non-professional casts.

Our experienced company of dancers, ranging in ages from 20s-50s, are excellent creators, performers, teachers and mentors. New apprentices will be able to share in this invaluable pool of expertise and knowledge, and will be encouraged to develop as curious and generous artists within the company setting.

If successful, apprentices must enrol on a postgraduate course at London Contemporary
Dance School. More information about the course, including fees can be found here:

Auditions will be held at Dance City, Newcastle upon Tyne on 6th December 2016. Please send a short CV (max 2 pages) and short video link of recent performance work, clearly identifying yourself to

Applicants must have completed undergraduate training before Feb 17. Deadline for applications: 12pm Tuesday 29th November. Applicants will be notified by 2nd December as to whether they may attend the audition.

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Barrowland Ballet (UK)

Male and Female, Closes: December 10, 2016 - published on Thursday, 10 November, 2016

Barrowland Ballet, Glasgow-based contemporary dance company, led by choreographer Natasha Gilmore is looking for male and female performers to join the company for a range of projects throughout 2017-2018. Projects from January 2017 include new creation Wolves from 23rd January - 25th March 2017 (males and females) and touring of current repertoire Little Red and Whiteout both nationally and internationally (females only).

We are looking for mature, versatile performers with strong contemporary technique and contact skills. Candidates must be strong, confident singers and experienced in working
within both a devised and improvised context. 

Please bring a non-returnable photo and current copy of your C.V. You may also want to bring knee pads. 

Open Audition - Barrowland Ballet - male and female dancers aged 25yrs+

Saturday 10th December 2016 (OPEN) 
Sunday 11th December 2016 (selected candidates only)

At Rehearsal Studio 1, Wallace Studios, 210 Garscube Rd, Glasgow G4 9RR (entrance via the back of the building). Registration starts at 09.15am; Audition classes from 10.00am.

Dancers must have the right to work in the UK.

Work will be based in Glasgow, Scotland.

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Mark Bruce Company (UK)

Male and Female, Closes: November 17, 2016 - published on Monday, 7 November, 2016

Mark Bruce Company is looking for male and female dancers from all ethnicities and nationalities with strong contemporary and classical technique as well as dramatic ability for various projects in 2017/18.

Audition Date: Saturday 10th December, recall on Sunday 11th December in London.

The audition is by invitation only.

Please apply by email including a CV, a clear headshot and a short video link of you in performance or rehearsal. Please do not send videos as attachments.

Apply to:

Deadline for applications: 18th November 2016
All dancers must be eligible to work in the UK

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