Acclaimed choreographer Gary Clarke requires a highly skilled male dancer for the Autumn 2019 & Spring 2020 UK Tour of his new mid-scale dance theatre production ‘Wasteland’. 

Where: London, UK

When: Saturday 13th April 2019 / Call Back: Sunday 14th April 2019

Deadline for applications: 12 noon on Monday 8 April 2019

Wasteland is the eagerly anticipated sequel to Gary Clarke’s multi-award-winning production COAL and takes a close look at the illegal rave culture of the 1990’s. This thrilling new production brings together a cast of 6 professional dancers, 4 male singers from local community choirs, 2 brass musicians and a strong design and production team.


To successfully learn the repertoire from Wasteland from an existing lead role
To perform Wasteland at a minimum of 14 mid-scale theatres venues across the UK *
To perform certain sections of Wasteland in non-theatrical spaces to help promote the show
To perform with and along-side a community cast of singers and brass musicians local to each venue
To deliver education and outreach workshops to schools / colleges / universities

DATES 2019
Rehearsals: Autumn 2019
9th – 20th September 2019
Rehearsals will take place in Yorkshire. A living allowance will be provided for non-Yorkshire based artists

Touring: Autumn 2019
21 September – 15 November 2019 | 7 touring weeks (6 UK venues)
28 October – 1 November is a non-touring week

DATES 2020
Rehearsals: Spring 2020
27 – 31 January 2020
Rehearsals will take place in Yorkshire or London

Touring Spring 2020
1 February – 29 May 2020| 8 touring weeks (8 UK Venues confirmed)
* An additional 6 further touring weeks/venues spring 2020 will be confirmed by September 19
Currently 17 – 21 February & 13 – 17 April are designated non-touring weeks

Applicants should state in their application if there are any issues with any of the dates or details listed as the company can be flexible depending on individual circumstances. 

£500 per week x 18 weeks confirmed engagement = £9000 PLUS holiday pay, travel, accommodation and per diems covered. Additional touring weeks 2020 will be added.
Gary Clarke contracts performers using ITC / Equity Agreements and has a House Agreement with Equity.
Please Note: Performers must be eligible to work in the UK.

This is an invite ONLY audition and interested applicants should clearly demonstrate:
A very strong contemporary dance technique, strong physical theatre skills, some experience in rave dance, experience in highly physical dance work, a high level of stamina, a good fitness level, good contact and partnering skills, good improvisation and creative skills, good musicality, the ability to connect with very emotionally driven work, a willingness and openness to work with the community / non-dancers, the ability to learn quickly, a good working attitude, a good sense of humour, the ability to collaborate and work well as part of a team, the ability to work well under pressure, confidence and experience in delivering education and outreach work with a full DBS check. Recent graduates are welcome to apply.

Saturday 13th April 2019 – 9.30am until 6pm
Venue: London Contemporary Dance School, 7 Dukes Road, London, WC1H 9PY
Call Back: Sunday 14th April 2019 – 9.30am until 6pm
Venue: London Contemporary Dance School, 7 Dukes Road, London, WC1H 9PY

Interested applicants should submit a current CV, a recent head shot and a recent show reel to Katie Bough at:

Deadline for applications is 12 noon on Monday 8 April 2019

Successful and non-successful applicants will receive a notification e-mail

Gary Clarke Company is an equal opportunities organisation and welcomes applications from all sections of the community. 

Wasteland is co-commissioned by: Nottingham Playhouse, Tramway, Cast, Dance4, The Place, DanceXchange, Gulbenkian, Contact Theatre, Grand Theatre Blackpool, Civic Barnsley, Yorkshire Dance, with additional support from Lawrence Batley Theatre, Northern Ballet, Leeds Dance Partnership, Stirling Pit Women and public funding by the National Lottery through Arts Council England

To apply: Interested applicants should submit a current CV, a recent headshot and a recent showreel to Katie Bough at:

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