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Following on from it's successfull summer workshop of 2012 - Nutshell Dance Company is holding its 2013 summer workshop 26-31 August at Marylebone Dance Studios, London.
The workshop is ideal for dancers who would like to explore the work of nutshell and this would be an ideal opportunity for those who may be interested in joining the company in the future to explore the company's unique working methods. Suitable for dancers either currently in or having completed professional contemporary training.
The workshop will include a daily class, repertory, and a series of special sessions, with personal devising around nutshell's interest, such as voice, sign language and site- specific work.
Nutshell continues to go from strength to strength and is expanding it's international presence - you can find out more about the company at www.nutshelldance.co.uk
For further information or the booking form email [email protected]
Dates: 26th -31st August 2013
Time: 10 am -5pm
Location: Marylebone Dance Studio
Price: £120 if booked before June 2013 - £170 after.
Call for Applications: Cloud Dance Festival. After two very long years, Cloud Dance Festival is finally back - and hopefully, this time, to stay!
Cloud Dance Festival is a contemporary dance and ballet platform aimed at showcasing the most talented artists working in the industry, and at providing a platform where their work will be seen and appreciated by audiences new to dance as well as industry members.
Our next festival, Lacuna, will be held at Bernie Grant Arts Centre in North London on 5 - 7 July. That means our window for applications is very tight, with an application deadline of Friday 7 June.
Applications are open to everyone working in contemporary dance or contemporary ballet, whether you are a new graduate or a more established artist. Pieces should be completed by the time of performance and last up to 15 minutes in length, however we also have limited slots for pieces up to 20 minutes in length.
We will provide all performers with a DVD and photos of their work, as well as reviews for their future use.
The deadline for applications is midnight on Friday 7 June 2013. We will notify all applicants within two days.
Further details and application details can be found on our microsite www.cloud-dance-festival.com, while more information about Cloud Dance Festival, its history and work can be found on our main site www.cloud-dance-festival.org.uk
Independent Dance and Siobhan Davies Dance are pleased to announce the launch of a new bursary programme to support students on the jointly delivered MA Creative Practice: Dance Professional Practice Pathway offered in partnership with Trinity LABAN Conservatoire of Music and Dance.
The bursaries are Leverhulme Arts Scholarships, and are named in memory of Independent Dance co-director and pioneering dance artist Gill Clarke MBE who passed away in November 2011.
Two bursaries of £6,953 will be offered annually over the next three years to support students on the course.
The MA is designed to meet the needs of mid-career professional dance artists working within the UK and internationally.
Bursary applicants must be accepted onto the course and able to demonstrate their professional potential. The criteria against which applications are judged are:
OPENFLR - Florence International Summer Intensive is a new contemporary dance workshops for professional dancers and recent graduates that will be held in Florence from the 8th to the 15th of July.
This 8 day international platform will host teachers, dancers and choreographers from different contemporary dance backgrounds, offering contemporary and ballet classes, improvisation, composition and repertoire workshops.
The programme of OPENFLR will be divided into two parts, one aimed towards professional dancers and the other towards recent graduates and students at the end of their dance education.
For professional dancers we offer a warm-up class in the morning followed by a 5 hour dance lab. The 8 day Intensive consists of 4 dance labs led by choreographers and dancers from some of the most acclaimed contemporary dance companies: Club Guy & Roni, Forsythe, Les Ballets C de la B and Random Collision.
Recent graduates however will follow a slightly different schedule. From the 8th until the 14th of July, young choreographers and dancers, coming from some of the most prestigious European academies and companies, will teach two technique classes (ballet and contemporary), followed by a two hour workshop.
OPENFLR aims to create an exchange platform between young and experienced dancers, between choreographers and young professionals from different backgrounds, to broaden and deepen curiosity into dance and to enrich personal knowledge with new experiences.
Professional dancers and choreographers are invited to take part in a new choreographic and performance project led by award-winning choreographer and Yorkshire Dance Associate Artist Gary Clarke.
Pioneered by Merseyside Dance Initiative, Lustrum brings together 15 dance artists to devise, create and showcase five dance works (a solo, a duet, a trio, a quartet and a quintet) in five days; a fast and furious collaborative project driven by creative instinct and quickfire choices.
Using chance to dictate outcomes, participants will switch between the roles of choreographer and performer from day to day, experimenting with the generation of material and creation of performance work in a spontaneous, non-critical way.
This vigorous 6-day project offers a unique opportunity for a team of experienced artists to meet, network, exchange ideas, enrich and develop both choreographic and performance skills and experience staging an evening of professional work in a very short time frame.
Lustrum will culminate with a public performance of all 5 new works alongside work from some of the region's emerging dance makers on Saturday 27 July at Yorkshire Dance.
Lustrum is open to professional dance artists and recent dance graduates who have a keen interest in devising, choreographing and performing work. Applicants must be available for the entire project.
Small bursaries are available to cover costs.
Information: Download an application from the link below or get in touch via email to request one. Submit your application by email. Successful applicants will be notified by Friday 21 June. Deadline: 14 June 2013
A summer course for dance students who want to know and experience the "Vertigo" dance method, which is based on the work of the Vertigo Dance Company.
The framework of this unique and intensive course combines dance studies and ecology: Soil and movement, Repertoire of Vertigo, Contact improvisation, Release, Building with soil.
Vertigo Summer Dance Course - Youth 2013 @ Vertigo Eco Art Village 28-7-2013 to 8-8-2013.
Tuition: 2,300 (approx £415) NIS Early bird registration: 2,000 NIS (approx £361) (until 1/7). Vegetarian meals available for an additional 900 NIS .
Newcastle based dance theatre company balletLORENT are looking for a sociable mature male with excellent partnering experience to join the cast for their latest production The Night Ball. The Night Ball is inspired by two of the companies most loved works The Ball and la nuit intime.
You must have experience of social dancing with both professional and non-professional dancers ideally in Ballroom and Latin. You will need to be available throughout June and July 2013 and for odd performance dates in September 2013 and January 2014. The position is paid.
The audition will take place in Newcastle upon Tyne during May.
Deadline for expressing interest is Thursday 9th May
To register interest please send a cover letter and C.V to Gemma Clough ([email protected]).
National Dance Company Wales are re-advertising for a dynamic, creative and inspiring Rehearsal Director with relevant experience to join the Senior Management Team from August 2013.
The Rehearsal Director will work with the Artistic Director to ensure that all Company performances are rehearsed and presented to the highest standard and will be responsible for the training and development of the Company dancers.
Previous applicants need not apply. For enquiries or full job description please email [email protected]
To apply send CV and a letter of application identifying how you would fulfil this role to: Kelly Twydale, Artistic Coordinator, National Dance Company Wales, Dance House, Wales Millennium Centre, Pierhead Street, Cardiff, CF10 4PH
Closing Date: 5.30pm Tuesday 24th May 2013
Shortlisted candidates will be invited to Cardiff between 11th and 26th June 2013
Dam Van Huynh will be leading workshops in London on Wednesday 29 and Friday 31 May, 6-8pm (sign in at 5.30pm). Dam Van Huynh has developed his own methodology - based on the division of the torso - for accessing the widest range of movement.
Workshops will invite participants to find their own rhythm through interactive activities.
These workshops are organised in parallel with Dam's latest creation GESUNDHEIT! to be showcased at Rich Mix on Friday 7 June. More info about the showing: www.richmix.org.uk
Workshop fees and location: £6/£3 - Discount with purchase of performance ticket and is only applicable on presentation of a ticket.
Location: One KX, 120 Cromer Street, London, WC1H 8BS
For more information or to book a place please contact: Jih-Wen Yeh [email protected]
The Bonnie Bird Choreography Fund (BBCF) is delighted to announce The 2013 Bonnie Bird New Choreography Award for established choreographers based in the UK. The award-winner will receive a £10,000 bursary.
The Fund supports the research and development of new choreography, aiming to recognise and address what choreography is today and what choreographers' needs are in today's complex and ever-changing local and international landscape.
In its first 25 years, the Fund has supported over 125 dance artists and dance writers with several awards of different types given each year. From 2011, the Fund will offer one major Bonnie Bird New Choreography Award of £10,000 every two years and two Marion North Mentoring Awards of up to £1000 annually.
For details of how to apply go to: www.bonniebird.org
Deadline for applications: Monday 17th June 2013
The Graduate Apprenticeship Programme, GAP, is designed for contemporary dancers just leaving college, university or vocational training, and hoping to make the transition to the professional dance world. This 3 day intensive aims to give dancers the much needed experience to support this challenging shift.
Each day will include a morning technique class led by company director Maddy Wynne-Jones, followed by a series of workshops with members of the company. The programmes offers the opportunity to learn company repertoire, devise and develop personal movement material, be guided through structured improvisation, and expand participant's abilities through the unique and varying styles of the Tempered Body dancers.
Additionally, GAP participants will have a theoretical session each day examining an aspect of personal career management such as CV writing, the audition process, making showreels, developing networking skills, and more.
Previous participants in our professional development programmes have gone on to become both apprentices and full company members with Tempered Body.
The three day intensive runs in East London, July 18th - 20th, 10:00 - 4:00, and costs £185, which includes worksheets, and one-to-one feedback sessions.
We are currently accepting applications. If you are interested please send a letter outlining your experience and how the programme will help you to [email protected]
Vincent Dance Theatre seeks older performer for Motherland show. In 2012 VDT made and toured Motherland to great critical acclaim. The production finds VDT's multi-talented ensemble of men, women and children take a look at the gender they were born into and the price they are paying for it. Full details of the show at www.motherland.org.uk
VDT are re-touring the show to the Edinburgh Fringe (August) and Peak Performances in New Jersey, USA (October) in 2013 with the original cast. However, the 79 year old performer Benita Oakley cannot perform due to ill health and we are looking for a female performer to replace her. We need an experienced person aged 65+ with performing experience.
We need someone who can learn and deliver text into a microphone, sing and perform simple movement sequences, as well as take direction from the Artistic Director and Rehearsal Director. There will be a weekly fee, all travel and accommodation is paid for and we can offer support getting to and from venues if necessary.
The closing date for expressing interest is the 17th May 2013 and we will be holding audition workshops on the 23rd & 24th May in London (venue tbc).
Please contact Nigel on 0114 2210369 or [email protected] for further information or to express your interest in working with VDT.
The classes are offered as part of a two-week residency by Leeds-based dance artist Riccardo Meneghini, supported by Arts Council England. Riccardo is using the residency to create a solo with recent NSCD graduate Luke Rigg, open up classes to regional artists, and share his practice with both professional artists and NSCD students.
Weeks commencing 22 April & 29 April, Monday - Friday, 10.45am - 12.15pm.
Places are limited, please book by emailing [email protected] Classes are open to professional dance artists
NSCD is delighted to offer this opportunity to regional artists, representing their commitment to strengthening links with the profession, and the development of dance in the North of England.
An energised class including influences from release technique, capoeira and contact improvisation; developing through the interaction between space, balance, gravity, time, weight, touch and intention. We will explore physicality through guided improvisation and set exercises.
The movement will be focused on the use of weight, fluidity and engaging in the space multi-directionally aiming to be strong and soft, supported and supportive, taking initiatives and be open to be influenced by others .
Batsheva Dance Company has been critically acclaimed and popularly embraced as one of the most exciting contemporary dance companies in the world. Together with its junior Batsheva Ensemble, the organization boasts a roster of 40 dancers drawn from Israel and abroad. Touring extensively throughout the country and internationally, the two companies present 250 performances annually.
Wednesday 26th June 2013 10:00 - 16:00
The workshop will start with a warm up session in Gaga. We will then continue into learning an excerpt of a work from the Batsheva Dance Company Repertoire choreographed by Ohad Naharin.
It is a section from the much celebrated performance of Decadance which was
recently performed by the Batsheva Ensemble at Sadlers Wells Theatre.
For more information go to www.danceworks.net/batsheva-workshop or call 020 7629 6183
Danceworks (Opposite Selfridges Clock, 2 mins from Bond St Tube) 16 Balderton St, London, W1k 6TN.
The Inclusive Dance Teaching Workshop run by StopGAP Dance Company will be a one-day intensive focused on giving dance teachers the skills and confidence to make their dance classes inclusive for disabled people.
Participants will all receive Stopgap's teaching resource - Inclusive Dance Resource Pack: A Guide to Stopgap Dance Company's Responsive Teaching Practice.
£50.00 (Earlybird) £60.00 (after 26 April)
For more information, or to book a place, please email Charlotte at [email protected]
Robert Clark curates this series of workshops as part of the research for his new piece based on Happiness. The workshops include Dance (Charlie Morrissey and Robert Clark), Text Work (Wendy Houstoun), Laughter Yoga and Clowning (Leela Bunce), Alexander Technique (Clive Neale), plus two seminar sessions with a psychologist (Chris Irons) and a philosopher (Bengt Brilde).
Mon 29 April - Fri 3 May At Greenwich Dance, The Borough Hall, Royal Hill, SE10 8RE
£80 for the full week. For full schedule and prices per session visit greenwichdance.org.uk
Some workshops are only suitable for professional dancers, and others are suitable for a wider range of participants. To apply, please submit an expression of interest to [email protected]
These two day company intensives lead by James Wilton will explore James' highly physical, raw and challenging movement vocabulary. The intensives are suitable for professional dancers and those in professional dance training.
Each session will begin with a floor based technique class drawing influence from flying-low technique, capoeira and break dancing.
Following class participants will learn repertoire from James' forthcoming work for six dancers Last Man Standing, which is being created in Autumn 2013 using a commission from Dance City and will tour in Spring 2014. The repertoire will be explosive, energetic and highly detailed.
The session finishes with participants creating their own partner-work material based on the creative tasks James will be using in the creation of this new work.
The intensive is a fantastic opportunity to be part of the creation and research of Last Man Standing and will give dancers a rewarding and challenging experience.
London Intensives: 30th and 31st May 2013, Group 1: 10.00-2.00, Group 2: 3.00-7.00 at the Central School of Ballet. Cost: £60
Leeds Intensive: 1st and 2nd June, 10.00-4.00, The Northern School of Contemporary Dance, Cost £60.
To book please email [email protected] indicating which intensive you would like to take part in.
With a dedicated focus on our innate, yet seemingly forgotten animal instinct, the workshop weaves elements from capoeira and contact-improvisation wherein a play-fight arena becomes the thrilling drive. "Positively intended" is the individual mental tuning required for the rise of a collective ground, in which a visceral and sensuous experience can be explored safely.
Each encounter carries the latent power to tilt either towards confrontation or cooperation or into a blend of the two. This oscillating course is naturally defined by the unique alchemical potentials from each ever-unfolding duet relationship, sculpted into the depths of vulnerability and honesty.
When: The workshop will take place on Saturday May 18th and Sunday May 19th from 11am to 5pm in The Workroom, Tramway Theatre, 25 Albert Drive, Glasgow, G41 2PE.
Cost: Early bird booking discount until April 18th £60 or £50 for a student otherwise full price is £70/£60 respectively.
For booking, in the first instance, please send and email to [email protected]
Sorry but there is no refund for cancellation so please make sure you can make the dates.
Established in 1987, Magpie Dance has carved out a national reputation for its exciting and inspiring approach to inclusive dance. The company's ethos is informed by an emphasis on ability rather than disability.
Magpie delivers participation, performance and training programmes across London and surrounding areas, working with over 200 participants annually.
Inclusive Dance Training Workshop with Magpie Dance
Tue 16 April 3:00 - 5:30PM
The session will include an introduction to Magpie's inclusive methods and approaches for working with learning disabled people with a practical workshop (to live music) question and discussion time.
There will be an opportunity to meet some of Magpie's dancers. The session will be led by Avril Hitman, founder and current Artistic Director and Alison Ferrao who has worked with Magpie for over 15 years. Accompanied by Hans Ferrao on drums.
Venue: Greenwich Dance, The Borough Hall, Royal Hill, London SE10 8RE. Limited spaces. Please book in advance on 020 8293 9741
Compass Commissions - A trio of commissions offered by the Greenwich Dance & Trinity Laban Partnership. The Greenwich Dance & Trinity Laban Partnership is looking for UK based dance artists and companies to create three new pieces of work for presentation at both Greenwich Dance and Laban Theatre during 2013-2014. They are:
One outdoor/site-sensitive work
One theatre-based work
One work for a family audience
Each commission will receive the following support: A minimum of one performance opportunity. Rehearsal facilities for up to a maximum of 6 weeks at Greenwich Dance or Trinity Laban. Production time and technical support at the newly refurbished Laurie Grove Studio Theatre. £5000 - £7500 cash commission and production support.
For more info and to apply, please visit the Greenwich Dance website
A dynamic partnership has been created by Greenwich Dance & Trinity Laban to provide ground-breaking dance performance, bespoke support for dance artists and an all-embracing programme of community and education work across South East London.