Rooted in Northumberland, Meta4 Dance Company creates emotive work shaped by our environment and experiences. We focus on providing access to high-quality dance for people with learning disabilities and communities who experience rural isolation.

Meta4 Dance Company is seeking 4 North East based professional contemporary dancers to create their group work ‘Jumpers for Goalposts’. We are looking for disabled and non-disabled dancers to join the company for two weeks of creation, 5 workshops and 5 performances. The piece will work collaboratively with local artists, including costume designer Daisy FitzPatrick, dramaturg Joe Hufton and a local musician.

“Jumpers for Goalposts” is a new family dance piece for 9-12-year-olds which follows a football team as they test and build relationships, confidence, and teamwork while having a kick about.
Dance artists must be North East based and have a prior interest in sports.

Where: Dance City, Temple Street, Newcastle Upon Tyne, NE1 4BR. Familiarise yourself with the building before the audition here – https://www.dancecity.co.uk/virtual-tour/

When: Friday 12th August 2022 – 10.30am – 16:00pm

Deadline for applications: 11.59pm on 27th July 2022. Shortlisted candidates will be notified on 29th July 2022

Who we are looking for:
We are interested in working with performers who are led by and interested in inclusivity in the arts and sharing awareness of this in rural locations across the North East.
We are interested in working with people who have an interest in sports recreationally or professionally, specifically football. A knowledge of the game is desired.

We would like to hear from you if you have:
A willingness to collaborate with multidisciplinary artists.
An interest in delivering workshops and performing in remote rural locations.
An interest and knowledge of sports, especially football.
Adaptability within the creation and performance processes.
An interest in working in an open, comfortable and sharing environment.

Key Dates:
Friday 12 August. Audition – Dance City 10.30am-4pm
Monday 12 – Friday 16 September. Rehearsal – Dance City Newcastle
Monday 19 – Friday 23 September. Rehearsal – Alnwick Playhouse
Saturday 24 September. Workshop + performance – Alnwick Playhouse
Monday 24 – Friday 28 October. 1 workshop + performance in 4 village halls across Northumberland: Felton, Seaton Delaval, Rothbury and Acklington. Specific dates for each venue will be shared before rehearsals begin.
(All venues are wheelchair accessible & have accessible toilets and car parking)

The selection process will consist of;
Shortlisted candidates will be invited to a 4-hour small audition, following this structure:
10.30-12.30 warm-up, technical exercises, group work.
12.30-1.30 lunch. (please bring your own, the Dance City cafe is currently closed)
1.30-2.30 creative.
2.30-4 interviews.
(There is no need to prepare anything before the audition).

All applicants must live and have the right to work in the UK.
All applicants must have their own DBS and public liability insurance.
Meta4 is committed to paying dancers in line with ITC rates and will give a travel contribution throughout the project.
There is no accommodation fee for this project.
For further information contact hello.meta4@gmail.com.

We encourage people from diverse backgrounds, disabled and non-disabled, to apply.

To apply, please send a cover letter (max 2 pages), CV and link to showreel (max 5 mins) to hello.meta4@gmail.com.

Please include the following in the cover letter: your experience with creating and performing work in rural settings, your experience with inclusivity in dance, your relationship with sport.

All applicants must complete the access requirements form and equal opportunities form below:
Access Requirement Form – https://forms.gle/zkeoN588DoyhQv399
Equal Opportunities Form – https://forms.gle/dUT5D7fuAjhyeE4Y7

You can also apply via phone or video call; please email to arrange this – Hello.meta4@gmail.com.

If you would like to apply via video, please send your video via wetransfer or a link to Hello.meta4@gmail.com

For a large font version of this application, please request from us hello.meta4@gmail.com or visit our website https://meta4dance.com/work-for-us

Video version of Audition Call Out – https://youtu.be/-EMFa54Mbmc

Contact details: If you would like more information, email hello.meta4@gmail.com or got our website www.meta4dance.com

For further information, please visit www.meta4dance.com