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National Dance Company Wales (UK) Dance Ambassador

Category: job, Closes on March 20, 2017

National Dance Company Wales (NDCWales) is one of the UK's leading dance companies and plays an important role in leading the dance sector in Wales. It commissions and presents the work of choreographers not otherwise seen in the UK. Based at the Dance House at Wales Millennium Centre in Cardiff, it tours widely in Wales, the UK and overseas and hosts a wide variety of dance programmes at its base.

Dance Ambassador
Three-year Freelance contract
8 - 25 days per year, over three years
Fixed daily fee plus expenses

NDCWales have received funding for a three-year audience development project at four key Priority Venues in England including; Derby Theatre, The Grand Theatre Blackpool, Lawrence Batley Theatre Huddersfield and Theatre Severn Shrewsbury.

The Company is looking for a passionate individual with a contemporary dance background, local to either Derby, Blackpool, Huddersfield or Shrewsbury, to lead on engaging with new audiences through participatory activity. The ideal candidate would have completed a vocational training program, links within their community, experience of evaluation and monitoring projects and must have experience of teaching dance.

Please be aware that due to the nature of the post, all successful candidates will be subject to a Disclosure and Barring Services check, as per NDCWales Safeguarding Policy.

We're looking for the right person to join our team. We welcome enquiries from everyone and greatly value diversity in our workforce. For further enquiries or to apply for the position, please email CV, cover letter outlining experience and interest in the role, and show reel if available to:

Kelly Twydale, Programme Manager
t: +44 (0)29 2063 5609
e: kelly@ndcwales.co.uk
w: ndcwales.co.uk

Application closes: Monday 20th March, midday.
Workshop Interviews to be held at each venue throughout April 2017, dates tbc.

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published on Thursday, 23 February, 2017

Wired Aerial Theatre (UK, Liverpool) Professional Workshop

Category: workshop, Closes on February 21, 2017

Rock Bottom is an aerial dance theatre duet which is presently in research and development phase, led by Stuart Waters, working with Wendy Hesketh-Ogilvie. Awarded funding from Arts Council England, it draws on experiences of mental health issues and moments when we hit our own 'rock bottom'. 

This two-day intensive is an extension of the research period for Rock Bottom, within which emotions associated with the theme will be explored, finding ways to physically express personal narratives. Stuart and Wendy are looking for mid-career artists (actors who move as well as dance artists), who perform but are also interested in making work. If you are looking for an opportunity to move, investigate, talk, laugh, ask questions and evolve, this is for you! Participants will likely explore the use of voice, and will need to be comfortable with exploring ideas around vulnerability.

To take part, simply send an email with the subject 'Research Intensive' to admin@wiredaerialtheatre.com, with a statement on why you wish to take part (max. 100 words), plus a summary of your training and performance history (max. 100 words). The deadline for expressions of interest is Tue 21 February, 5pm.
 
This Research Intensive forms part of Wired's professional development and workshops programme for LEAP Dance Festival - full details are on our Workshops page.

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published on Monday, 20 February, 2017

JV2 (UK, Kent)

Category: opportunity, Closes on March 3, 2017

Jasmin Vardimon Company will be holding an open audition for the JV2 Graduate Company for 2017 in Barcelona, Spain on Saturday the 11th of March 2017. The course begins in October of this year and runs until May 2018.

Saturday 11th March 2017. Studio D Institute of the Arts Barcelona Calle Ramon Dalmases 18 Sitges 08870. You must register in order to attend this audition by emailing: eduadmin@jasminvardimon.com

Registration Deadline: Friday 3rd March 15:00pm. Participants must be aged 18 to apply. Please bring a non-returnable printed copy of your current CV, suitable dance wear, shoes and kneepads.

The audition will be to consider applicants for JVIntensive and JV2 for 2017 entry. Please state upon email registration which programme you would like to be considered for and you will be allocated a time to attend.

Further information on JVIntensive and JV2 visit: www.jasminvardimon.com/education

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published on Monday, 20 February, 2017

Jasmin Vardimon (Kent, UK) Professional Workshop

Category: workshop, Closes on February 13, 2017

An exciting opportunity to participate in a week intensive in the home of internationally renowned Jasmin Vardimon Company. Suitable for dance students in vocational training or professional dancers, Aged 18+

Monday 13th February - Friday 17th February 2017
10:00am - 18:00pm
Cost: £250 for the full week or £55 per day
Venue: The Jasmin Vardimon Production Space,
The Stour Centre, Tannery Lane, Ashford, Kent, TN23 1PL

Participants will explore and gain an insight to the working practices, repertoire and creative methodology of Jasmin Vardimon Company. The week will include a daily technique and/or body conditioning class, repertory and creative sessions in dance and theatre practices, and provides an opportunity to discover more about Jasmin Vardimon Company Training

Following the Open Week, an audition for JVIntensive 2017 and JV2: Professional Development Diploma will be held the next day on Saturday 18th February 2017.
For more information visit: www.jasminvardimon.com/about-us/auditions  

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published on Wednesday, 25 January, 2017

Agitart (Figueres, Spain)

Category: opportunity, Closes on February 2, 2017

Are you an artist looking for opportunities to showcase your work? Apply now for the 2016 edition of Festival AGITART, taking place in Figueres from the 3rd to the 8th of July 2017.

The AGITART Festival provides a platform and support for established and emerging artists from all countries. We are looking for artists with original, existing work to form part of an ambitious programme.

Festival AGITART is searching for a diverse range of works in the fields of dance, circus, dance theatre and installations between 15 - 25 minutes in length, which can be performed in non-conventional performance spaces.

Aiming to promote exchanges among professional artists, the festival also consists of professional workshops, conferences and activities, which will be open to the invited artists.

Artists and companies performing in the festival will receive a fee (to be confirmed upon selection), as well as accommodation and meals. If you wish you will have access to our professional workshops. You and your team would need to be available to perform at the Festival from the 6th to the 8th of July 2017.

How to apply: Head to http://www.agitartcompanyia.com/festival/apply-2/ for more information and the application form. Please download and read the artist guidelines of the festival carefully before applying.

Submissions close at 12pm (midday) on the 2nd of February 2016.

For more information check out http://www.agitartcompanyia.com/festival/ or contact us with any questions at festivalagitart@gmail.com

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published on Wednesday, 25 January, 2017

White & Givan Professional Classes (UK, Edinburgh)

Category: class, Closes on February 17, 2017

The principle elements of the class work will focus on skeletal alignment; articulate placement and core stability. Leading the dancers to move fluidly with precision, power and strength facilitating a neutral and controlled understanding of the body's physicality in performance.

Class will be delivered by Errol White and Davina Givan. The cost of the class is £18 for three days (£6 per class). Dancers are asked to commit to the three day schedule.

NB - Places are limited, advance booking essential and full non-refundable payment of the full amount on first day will be applicable.

If you are interested in taking class with the company in February, please contact us ASAP to book your place.

What: W&G Professional Classes
When: 14th, 15th & 16th of February 17
Where: MDA, 9B Grange Rd, Edinburgh EH9 1UQ.
Time: 12am - 2.00pm
Other: To book your place, please contact whiteandgivan@gmail.com

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published on Friday, 20 January, 2017

Vinicius Salles (UK, London) Professional Workshop

Category: workshop, Closes on January 27, 2017

This workshop will investigate the vulnerable body, articulating its potential in movement and narratives. Through solo and in partnering, the day will explore how creatively you can let go of your certainties. Be prepared for physical and mental exhaustion, stirred inside out and upside down with improvisation, movement, characters and tales.

The workshop is open to professional dancers, recent graduates and dance students and will take place at TripSpace Projects, 339 - 340 Acton Mews , E8 4EA London on Jan 27 2017 10:30 - 17:00.

Booking required: link or workshops@tripspace.co.uk

About the workshop: ERRANT

Choreographer, filmmaker and performer Vinicius Salles, has performed with companies such as Punchdrunk, Gecko and Jasmin Vardimon. He also currently works as rehearsal director with Jasmin Vardimon.

For further information on his work visit this link

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published on Monday, 16 January, 2017

Sweetshop Tigers (UK, London)

Category: opportunity, Closes on January 12, 2017

The Sweetshop Tigers 2017 apprenticeship audition will be on Saturday 28th January, 10-6pm at The Place, London. Callbacks will be on Sunday 29th January, at the same place and time.

The audition will be by invitation only for dance graduates who graduated in 2014, 2015 or 2016, and who have not yet completed an apprenticeship with another company.

The Sweetshop Tigers is a non-monetised apprenticeship scheme for new dance graduates, initiated by Sally Marie, artistic director of independent British dance-theatre company Sweetshop Revolution. It offers opportunities for mutually beneficial exchanges with established independent artists in the dance and performance sector, as well as opportunities to visit various choreographers in their creation of new work.

There are 60 independent choreographers working with the scheme, ranging from emerging to high-profile artists. Small groups of new graduates will be paired up with various choreographers who are working on new creations, for between two days and a week at a time, observing or taking part in their processes.

We also assist with blogs, show reels, photos and workshops. Sweetshop Revolution is an associate artist at both Pavilion Dance South West and Canada Water Studios, where The Sweetshop Tigers can access heavily subsidised space in order to work on their own projects as well.

To apply, please send a short video of you dancing, a photo (any) and up to 200 words in writing or a 1-minute speech on the video about who are you and what interests you, to sallymarie_8@yahoo.co.uk. No showreels or studio shots are needed; a film you dancing in your living room will do, as well as a selfie, if you want.

If you are coming from the North or South West, please title the email 'Travel' and we will ensure you are called in the afternoon to allow for travel time.

There will be five 90-minute contemporary classes with some improvisation: on 28th January with Paulette Raineri, a great dancer / teacher / choregrapher working with Sally Marie, James Finnemore and with her own company in Geneva.

On the 29th, Sally Marie will be facilitating a meeting with those chosen for the call back, about what they feel new graduates need. This will be followed by a contact workshop led by Anne-Gaëlle Thiriot, who is also a great dancer, teacher and choreographer. Other choreographers and established dancers will also be present to offer feedback to the dancers auditioning on the 28th.

The application deadline is 12 January, and all successful applicants will be informed by the end of 13 January with their audition time. If you have not been invited for the audition, you will not be allowed to turn up anyway.

Audition date: 28 January
Callbacks date: 29 January
Location: The Place, 17, Dukes Road, London WC1H 9PY (nearest tube & train stations are Euston and King's Cross)
Application deadline: 12 January
Email for applications: sallymarie_8@yahoo.co.uk

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published on Monday, 9 January, 2017

Tomislav English (UK) Professional Workshop - Additional Dates

Category: workshop, Closes on January 7, 2017

Weekend Intensive Workshop (15 hours) with Tomislav English (Ferus Animi // Terra Nova) After our first London 2017 workshop sold out incredibly quickly, we are happy to announce we have organised a second London Intensive on the 7th & 8th of January. Spaces are already limited so please book ahead to avoid disappointment.

Tomislav English is a co-founder of movement research collective Ferus Animi // Terra Nova, a group of cross disciplinary artists and scientists researching in the field of human evolutionary physiology and environmental adaptation, through both a scientific and artistic lens.

Tomislav's practice is informed by ongoing movement research under the teachings of Grand Master Tae Yong Lee (Teuk Gong Moo Sool-8th Dan, Tae Kwon Do-8th Dan, Hap Ki Do-8th Dan, Kick Boxing-7th Dan, Gum Do-8th Dan), Ido Portal, Wim Hof, David Zambrano, Rootlessroot and Bruno Caverna amongst others, in addition to academic research at Royal Holloway, University of London and the University of Oxford (Department of Psychiatry).

Artistically Tomislav is a performer and company member with Wim Vandekeybus / Ultima Vez, and has previously performed for and collaborated with artists inluding Punchdrunk, National Theatre London, English National Ballet, Protein Dance, Joe Wright/Sidi Larbi Cherkaoui and The Penguin Cafe.

Where -
Independent Dance
Siobhan Davies Studios,
85 St George's Rd,
London SE1 6ER

When -
7th & 8th of January 2017
Saturday 7th - 11am to 6pm
Sunday 8th - 10am to 5:30pm

Booking - https://billetto.co.uk/events/ferus-animi-terra-nova

Costs for participants is £120

Contact details - ferus.animi.terra.nova@outlook.com

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published on Monday, 19 December, 2016

Audition Workshop (UK, London)

Category: workshop, Closes on January 8, 2017

After Tel Aviv and Antwerp The Audition Workshop now comes to London. TAW aims to help recent dance graduates and final year students in full time dance education prepare for the forth coming audition season.

TAW will be led by a very special guest, dance artist Sam Coren who will share his experience and advice in a movement and discussion based Audition Workshop followed by a one to one solo presentation session. The workshop closes with a CV and Career Development Workshop led by Nicole Guarino and Regina.

Regina hosts dance artist and Sam Coren (ex-Hofesh Schechter, Jasmin Vardimon and others).

Movement and discussion based Audition Workshop led by Sam. Solo presentation. Individual feedback given. CV and Career Development Workshop.

SUNDAY the 8th of January 2017. 10.30-16.00 in London. Dance graduates, 3rd and 2nd year full time dance students.

Limited number of places available.

Cost: £46

Contact Regina for more information and to book your spot on ReginaDanceArts@gmail.com.

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published on Monday, 19 December, 2016

Dance Base (UK, Edinburgh) Professional Workshop

Category: workshop, Closes on January 16, 2017

Dance Base Spring 2017 Showcase Participant Callout - In Partnership: Being and moving together. Join Room 2 Manoeuvre's Artistic Director, Tony Mills, for a research project exploring partnering in dance. The research will focus on discovering and refining processes and techniques that allow us to dance both in and out of contact, to partner from the ground to the air and work in duos to larger groups.

Tony will offer insights into R2Ms own practice and processes as a starting point. However, this week is foremost a platform to encourage dialogue, exchange and collaboration amongst each participating artist with a view to discovering new territories in the realm of partnering and moving together. The results of these investigations will be composed into a short performance, presented at the end of the week.

For this research, Tony would like to work with professional dancers and dance students in their final year. Participants can expect to fall, fly, lift and catch and thus, should be in reasonable physical condition to take part.

The project will take place from the Monday 20 - Friday 24 February at Dance Base, 14-16 Grassmarket, Edinburgh, EH1 2JU with a public performance of the work on Saturday 25 February at 20:00. All participants must be available for the full duration of this project.

The project is FREE of charge and is part of Dance Base's continued Professional Development Programme.

Interested applicants must submit a CV and personal statement outlining why you would like to take part in the project to helen@dancebase.co.uk.

Deadline for interest is 11.00 on Monday 16 January, and responses will be sent out by 20 January.

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published on Monday, 19 December, 2016

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