We are looking for up to 8 dancers to perform two new exciting and innovative choreographic works.
About the project
Us began in 2019, as a public engagement research project facilitating 300+ people to express creatively how invisibility plays a role in their lives & how it impacts them daily.
For 2023-24 we are creating three strands of new work based on and inspired by this research: an indoor dance show choreographed by Cathy, a dance-for-drone film choreographed by Cathy & co-produced with young people and a new project exhibition including images by a disabled photographer.
We are looking for dancers to join one, or both; the dance-for-drone film and the onstage dance work.
About the work
The works’ narrative looks into people’s lived experiences of invisibility, how the unseen can shape human interaction and how presumption and prejudice force exclusion. This project will experiment with how movement and sound can make the invisible be seen, heard and felt, in the most visible way possible, centre stage and through the lens.
What we’re looking for
Applicants should have sound contemporary dance technique, strong floor work, strong musicality, and experience in highly physical dance work. Backgrounds in hip hop, breaking or capoeira are desired, but not required. Dancers should have completed professional dance training and show experience in professional projects/works. Disabled artists are encouraged to apply and access provisions can be supplied upon request.
We’re a strong and hard working company that is respectful and encourages the nurturing of each other, whilst enjoying the process of collaboration under Cathy’s lighthearted and joyful leadership.
Within the creation process, we will draw on our existing research of over 300 people’s lived experiences of invisibility. There is no pressure or expectation that our dancers disclose any invisibility that they identify of their own. If you choose to share your own experiences, we will support you as best we can and as is appropriate.
Dancers must be available for all of the dates for the project/s applied for:
Us Dance-for-Drone Film (2023)
Location: London and Bournemouth
Week 1: 25th - 29th Sept
Week 2: 2nd - 6th Oct
Week 3: 9th - 12th Oct
Filming: 13th - 15th Oct
Us On Stage (2024)
Week 1: 19th - 23rd Feb
Week 2: 26th Feb - 1st Mar
Week 3: 4th - 8th Mar
Week 4: 15th - 20th Mar
Performance: 21st Mar
Weekly Fee breakdown:
£75 Holiday Pay (12.5%)
£30 Pension Contribution (5%)
Total weekly amount: £705
£175 per day
£21.12 Holiday Pay (12.07%)
£8.75 Pension Pay (5%)
Total daily amount: £205
Application deadline: Monday 24th April, 5pm
Notification: Monday 1st May
Audition: Sunday 14th May, 1pm - 5pm in London
How to apply
To apply please send:
Your CV (including headshot and showreel/video link)
A short statement (no more than 500 words) explaining why you would like to work on the project and with the company
Indicate which project you would like to be considered for, either the dance-for-drone film, the onstage work or both.
A completed (and anonymous) data collection form which is linked HERE
Send everything to firstname.lastname@example.org by 5pm on Monday 24th April.
If you would prefer to apply by video or audio please send a private YouTube or Vimeo link, or audio file which should be no more than 5 minutes.
Let us know in your application if you have any access requirements for the audition so we can support you and put these in place.
If you have any questions, please feel free to email email@example.com