Cultured Mongrel is looking for eight exceptional dancers/ movement artists from a variety of backgrounds for the first stage development of Epic Fail: a dance theatre exploration of failure, permission to fail and societal perceptions of success. Epic Fail will be performed as work in progress, to an international delegation, at Edinburgh International Children's Festival in May 2019 in the hope of securing support to bring
the piece to full production.
Epic Fail aims to offer audiences the opportunity to laugh, applaud, support and
commiserate with a group of highly skilled performers who are destined to fail!
We are looking for exceptional movement artists with a minimum of five years
performance experience who are familiar with working in a collaborative environment.
We may work with autobiographical material, exploring the performers personal
experiences of failure.
6th May - 28th June 2019
Performers will be required for either the week commencing 6th May 2019 or 13th May
2019. All performers must be available from 20th - 28th May 2019. Development will be paid at a rate of £500 per week plus travel, access costs and accommodation where required.
Please send the following before Monday 25rd February.
2. Letter of intent stating:
- why you would be interested in the work
- what you think you would bring to the work
- any questions you have about the work or process
3. Performance footage that represents how you move and your performance style.
Individuals will be invited for a Skype interview or informal coffee between 5th and 27th
February 2019 to discuss the project, their availability and any access needs.
Successful applicants will be invited attend audition workshops by 28th February.
Audition Workshops: 7th - 16th March.
Participants will be invited to attend up to two days within this period which will be
confirmed upon offer. Artists will be paid £150 per day for their attendance.
Access and travel costs available.
We are eager to work with dancers from all walks life and represent a true cross
section of society on stage. We would encourage dancers of all ages, POC, people
from the LQBTQIA+ community and disabled people to apply. If you are unsure
whether this opportunity is for you, please do not hesitate to get in touch.
Cultured Mongrel is the creative handle of Emma Jayne Park: dancer, theater maker,
collaborator and arts micro-activist. 'High octane... energetic, witty and playful' (The
Skinny), she makes socio-political performance as a catalyst for encouraging social
change. Her practice invites the audience to engage through questioning their role in
the performance, role in the conversation and role in society.
For more info visit culturedmongrel.org or find us on Twitter @culturedmongrel.