Reside Dance are looking to expand their pool of Dance Artists for a development period with Junction Dance, a new umbrella organisation for dance in Reading. During this period, the company will create a 20 – 30 minute piece that will go before a panel of industry experts and an invited audience at the Roots Development Showcase, St. Bart’s Theatre, Reading on Friday 25th November 2016. The piece will also be performed to an invited audience at JUMP 2016, St. Bart’s Theatre on Saturday 26th November and a further platform at Longfield Hall, London on Friday 16th December 2016.

Where: UK

When: 9th October, 2016

Deadline for Applications: Monday 3rd October, 6 pm

Reside Dance is a new touring dance company with an education and community strand that aims to bring individuals and communities together by developing healthy connections to specific places and each other through dance. With a special focus on promoting and celebrating cultural diversity, Reside Dance aims to become Reading’s first touring dance company to bring its’ residents side by side to celebrate their individual and collective cultures.

Drawing upon techniques and processes from dance theatre, social choreography and somatic practice, Reside Dance aims to strengthen Reading’s dance scene by creating innovative, high quality and accessible performance work and workshops that widen dance audiences through its’ exploration of issues prevalent to Reading life.

If you would like to be a part of Reside Dance’s journey to becoming established, please send a short covering letter stating what you could bring to the company, a performance CV and footage of your performance work to by Monday 3rd October, 6 pm. Successful Dance Artists will be notified by Wednesday 5th October, 6 pm and will be invited to audition on Sunday 9th October, 2 – 6 pm.

We are particularly interested in receiving applications from committed and dedicated Dance Artists who have a passion for site-specific work and for bringing people of different cultures together through dance.

In addition to the performance dates, Dance Artists must also be available to audition on Sunday 9th October, 2 – 6 pm and be available for most of the following rehearsals at St. Bart’s Theatre, Reading.

Friday 14th October 6:30 – 9 pm,
Sunday 23rd October 2 – 6 pm,
Friday 28th October 6:30 – 9 pm,
Wednesday 2nd November 6:30 – 9 pm,
Monday 7th November 6:30 – 9 pm,
Sunday 13th November 3:30 – 7 pm,
Friday 18th November 6:30 – 9 pm,
Monday 21st November 6:30 – 9 pm,
Sunday 11th December 2 – 6 pm

Please note that this is not a paid opportunity however, this development period does work towards the submission of an Arts Council England funding application. It is expected that Dance Artists who are successful at audition will be included on the application.

This opportunity is working towards the submission of an Arts Council funding application.

Contact Details:
Jennifer Christine Stokes

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