CALL OUT FOR DANCERS

Looking for 4 dancers based in the West Midlands to take part in our upcoming Outdoor Show ‘The Other Side’. Applications from outside the West Midlands will still be considered but we cannot reimburse travel or accommodation costs.

Ascension Dance Company are looking for 4 skilled dancers/outdoor performers for the creation of a new work titled ‘The Other Side’. Looking for performers who have strong contemporary dance technique, stage presence and are comfortable working with set in an outdoor setting. 

 
If you are comfortable with heights, love the outdoors, enjoy camping and are local to the West Midlands then this callout is for you!

We do not require a minimum of 3 years of professional performance experience, but we do desire formal dance training. Recent graduates are encouraged to apply.

We encourage applications from dancers of all ethnicities and cultural backgrounds particularly;

Black, Asian and South Asian descent

APPLICATION DATES

APPLICATION DEADLINE: Thursday 29th April 2021 / 12PM

SHORTLISTED APPLICATION INVITED TO AUDITION: Friday 30th April 2021

AUDITION DAY: Wednesday 5th May 2021

AUDITION CANDIDATES CONTACTED: Friday 7th May 2021

Dancer Call Out Brief

  • Submit a video (1-2 minutes) of you working outdoors on a piece of set.  (Bench, wall, rail, tree etc)

  • Submit your Dance CV

  • Answer the following questions;

    • What experience do you have working or performing in an outdoor setting?

    • Briefly talk about examples of how you've professionally had to adapt to new surroundings?

    • Can you give us examples of when you've had to work collaboratively in a professional setting?

Please submit your information via the google form link below.

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Please be aware that as a requirement of the engagement, you will be working:

  • Outdoors (on foam flooring)

  • As part of a group

  • With large pieces of set to be moved by the performers

  • Camping and performing outdoors as part of some tour dates

Applicants do not need but would benefit from having experience in one of the following disciplines;

  • Parkour / Freerunning

  • Breakdance

  • Gymnastics or Tumbling

Equality & Inclusion

If you would like support or have any queries regarding the format or submission of the application, please contact: annalise@ascensiondance.co.uk

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We actively encourage applications from communities that are underrepresented within the arts.

We welcome applications from people from all backgrounds who feel they align with our mission, vision and values.

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