The Society of London Theatre (SOLT) is looking for dance audience members to serve on its expert panel of professional and public judges of the Olivier Awards with MasterCard – the most prestigious awards in London theatre.
It offers a unique chance for a successful applicant to spend a year watching some of the best theatre –and dance – in the world and judging the shows, as well as attending the 2014 awards ceremony and after-show party .
This year’s judging period starts on 6 March 2013 and runs for roughly a year. Panellists are sought across four categories: Theatre, Affiliate (smaller non-West End London theatres), Opera and Dance. Applicants must be 18 years or older, live within easy reach of London and able to commit to seeing all the eligible shows in their category during the judging year. Panellists usually receive two free, best available tickets to each show, plus a complimentary programme. The number of shows differs between categories, ranging from about 100 plays and musicals for Theatre to some 30 performances in Opera.
The standard application process includes sending in a 150 word review, as well as a list of productions seen in the past year. Applications must be received by 5 February 2013 and short-listed candidates will be required for interview at the SOLT offices in Covent Garden on either 21 February or 25 February 2013. The position is unpaid, and there are no expenses.
For more information visit www.olivierawards.com, where a full application form is available.
Trinity Laban Conservatoire of Music and Dance have announced the names of the young dancers who will be part of Transitions Dance Company in 2013. They are: Rosie Gregory, Daisy Farris, Holly Preece, Silvia Rossi, Sarah Golding, Glynn Egerton-Read, Laura Ann Heywood, Rebecca Hall, Robert Keates, Sarah Lee, Hannah Cameron and Brian Solomon.
In the spring they will be touring a mixed bill of work devised with the dancers by Lauri Stallings ( gloATL, American Ballet Theater, Hubbard St, DanceLINES, Julliard and Hong Kong International Dance Festival), Tom Dale (Dance Digital Associate Artist and Associate Choreographer at Deda, British Council Edinburgh showcase 2011, Ruhrfestpiele Festival, 2Faced Dance*) and Augusto Corrieri (What Festival Siobhan Davies Dance Studios, La Casa Encendida, TanzQuartier and the Whitstable Biennale).
Artistic director David Waring said: “An innovation as the first Conservatoire dance company, Transitions was originally created to help emerging artists bridge formal training and their entry to the professional world. It now also includes professional dance artists who are redefining and developing their practice. The Company has gained an international reputation for the technical excellence of its dancers and the originality of the work it performs.
The individuality and enthusiasm of the dancers and the artistry of these renowned choreographers gives the audience a wonderful glimpse of the future stars of contemporary dance.
No other graduate company commissions so many new dance works on an annual basis. By commissioning new work from outstanding choreographers and recruiting dancers emerging onto the international dance scene, Transitions Dance Company continues to lead the way in contemporary dance with this exciting, sophisticated and intelligent repertoire programme.
Former Transitions company members include: Brooke Smiley, Michael Clark Company (graduated 2007), Leila McMillan (graduated 2005), Tom Dale (graduated 1999), Luca Silvestrini (graduated 1997) and Matthew Bourne (graduated 1986).
Dates for the 2013 tour will be announced soon.
Creative and physical contemporary dancers are invited to spend a week working with choreographer Jenni Wren(Slanjayvah Danza) for a week of residency at Dancebase, Edinburgh, 18th to 22nd February 2013. Dancers must have professional contemporary dance training or be proposed as 3rd year students of excellence by their training establishments. The creative work will improve your skills in contact, musicality and performance. A desire to learn, the ability to portray a range of emotions and a good sense of humour are preferred.
This is currently an opportunity for recent graduates and professional dancers looking for a creative and professional development opportunity. This is also an opportunity to get to know Jenni and her work and be considered for the creative period later in the year.
Local dancers will take priority, however dancers outside of Edinburgh and Scotland are also encouraged to apply.
To APPLY: Please send your CV, a contactable referee and any clear video links of you dancing (if available) to firstname.lastname@example.org
Deadline for all applications is Friday 1 February, 2013.
For further information about Slanjayvah Danza please visit: http://slanjayvahdanza.com/
Cirque du Soleil is seeking professional dancers for its current shows and upcoming creations. We will be holding auditions in Montreal, Quebec (Canada), on June 29, 2013, for the following disciplines:
Interested candidates must apply online (click on the link at the bottom of the text description) and submit a CV/resume and 2 photos: one portrait and one full body shot in order to receive an invitation to this audition..
***Please note that you cannot register for the two postings we have for these Montreal dance auditions: you will have to choose the disciplines in which you are the strongest***
To apply for the audition online please visit: http://en.ext.casting.cirquedusoleil.com
Hofesh Shechter is seeking female and male dancers with significant experience of an international standard to join Hofesh Shechter Company full-time for the creation of its new work and UK and international tour. The contract will start in London on 13 May 2013.
Auditions will take place in London on the 9th and 10th February 2013 and will be by INVITATION ONLY.
Deadline for applications 4th February 2013
Hofesh Shechter Company is supported by Arts Council England and is Resident Company at Brighton Dome.
Hofesh Shechter Company strives to be an equal opportunities employer.
For further details and how to apply please visit www.hofesh.co.uk
This year and next year Darren Ellis Dance, artist in residence at DanceEast, will be working on a new family show (subject to funding), supported by DanceEast, The Place, English Folk Dance and Song Society and Arts Depot.
In 2013, we will conduct research and development on a dance vocabulary that can be executed on an unstable surface, and explore the range of movement that can be performed in this environment, finding out the possibilities and the limitations this will have on the physicality of the performers.
We will be trying to find balance in an unstable world, cause and effect, and dealing with new challenges of ever changing environments. The concept aims to explore themes of old folk lore, myths and legends, playing with the ideas of factual accounts that are exaggerated over time.
Please apply online at http://www.darrenellisdance.co.uk/audition.html
In the first of a two-part series, Dany Louise maps the lay of the land for creative freelancers and some common mistakes made being freelance in 2013 is still a positive professional choice for many people – myself included – but for others it has become a necessity. Increasing numbers of PAYE arts jobs are being lost, and provision, where it is being replaced, is often being filled by freelance contracts. This means that there is opportunity, but also a tricky environment to negotiate if you want to succeed
We are recruiting for a creative practitioner, company or organisation to direct and deliver the London Youth Circus Production in 2013. The aim of this project is to enable and support young artists as practitioners of performance, using their specialist skills to create work of the highest artistic merit and innovation.
The production will showcase the skills of the London Youth Circus performers, as well as informing the wider artistic community about the possibilities that circus skills can offer. You will create a show with the young people and alongside their circus teachers. The show must showcase the students’ technical capability and be artistically innovative.
Deadline: 8 February 2013
Timeframe: February half term (1 day), Audition Company, Easter holidays (1 week) Research and Development, June half term (1 week) rehearsals, rehearsals as required weekends April – July, To be completed by July 2013, with performances 12, 13, 14 July.
Project fee: £4000 (inclusive of VAT) payable in 3 installments to be agreed.
For more information and to apply read the full brief attached below. If you have any questions about the role or would like an informal discussion about it, please contact Jennie Albone on email@example.com or 020 7613 8275.
Head of Participation and Outreach
Join Greenwich Dance as they kick-start their season of 20th anniversary festivities and bid a fond farewell to their Director, Brendan Keaney, who leaves after 16 extraordinary years.
From highly acclaimed stars to undiscovered talent, enjoy an assortment of dance, circus and film up-close in a traditional cabaret setting with table service, live music and a compère. The full line-up will be revealed at greewichdance.org.uk.
7.30pm, Friday 8 February
The Borough Hall, Royal Hill, SE10 8RE
Tickets: £15 / £12 concessions
Book on 020 8293 9741
HAGGLE OFFER: Fancy booking a table? Tell them how many tickets you want and they’ll try to strike a deal.