Award-winning dance theatre collective Gracefool is looking for new collaborative performers for an R&D of a new work.

Where: Yorkshire Dance, Leeds, UK

When: 4th/ 5th March (you will only be required for one of these dates)

Deadline for applications: 23rd February

Gracefool Collective is looking for new collaborative performers for an R&D of our new work. The work will be developed into a site-responsive performance for 2021, delving into themes of impending doom, time, endings, beginnings, mortality, climate despair, denial and collective joy.

Gracefool Collective make ‘post-intellectual-pseudo-spiritual-feminist-comedy-dance’. In other words performance work which sits somewhere in between dance, theatre, comedy and live art. The work has toured nationally and internationally, winning the Stockholm Fringe Grand Prix for Excellence in Performance and the Underbelly Untapped Award for New Writing. Our most recent work was featured on BBC Dance Passion 2019.

We are looking for devising performers who are interested in the themes, want to get stuck into our collaborative working practice and are willing to be active participants in creative decision making. We are particularly interested in hearing from performers who also have their own creative or choreographic practice and will bring these skills into the making process with us.

– Training and performance experience in dance and/or physical theatre
– Good comedic timing and willingness to play and be silly
– Must be confident and experienced in improvising and delivering text
– Good collaborative work ethic
– Creative and thoughtful performers; experience of or interest in choreography or devising theatre
– Interest in the themes and style of our work

Desired Skills:
– Choreographic or theatre-making experience
– Creative writing
– Clowning/ comedy

8th-12th June – LONDON (accommodation will be provided for those outside of London)
22nd-26th June – LEEDS

You may not be required for all of these dates.

8th-12th June – LONDON
22nd-26th June – LEEDS

You may not be required for all of these dates.

Fee: £500

The initial phase will be two weeks of R&D. This will be followed by a further development phase in Autumn 2020 with a production and touring phase in 2021. We are also looking to develop long-term relationships with artists for potential future projects.

To apply please send the following to with the subject line Party R&D Audition:
– An up to date C.V and cover letter explaining why you are interested in the project and why you would be a good fit for the company
– A short video of you performing, ideally with both movement and speaking in
– A couple of sentences answering the question: “what will the end of the world look like?” This can also be answered via video if you prefer

Please send vimeo or youtube links for the videos rather than files to download. Please also indicate which audition date you would prefer to attend. Do get in touch if you have any access needs which we would be happy to discuss with you.

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