Meta4 Dance Company are seeking 3 contemporary dancers to develop their work ‘Confluence’ in Spring 2022.

Where: Dance City, Temple Street, Newcastle Upon Tyne, NE1 4BR, UK

When: Tuesday 1st February 2022 – 9:00am – 13:00pm

Deadline for applications: 11:59pm on 24th January 2022

Rooted in Northumberland, Meta4 Dance Company create 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 three professional contemporary dancers to develop their work ‘Confluence’. We are looking for disabled and non-disabled dancers to join the company for three weeks of research and development, two informal performances and the delivery of 3 workshops. The piece will work collaboratively with local artists, including costume designer Pip Terry, dramaturg Jesse Soloman and musician Annie Griffiths.

The piece will look at the permanence of nature and the impermanence of humanity. Gaining each individual’s experience with nature will deepen our understanding of how essential nature is. The work is a development of a solo piece created in 2021 by Meta4 Dance Company. To see the existing work, please watch the link – https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=nEDuIcvvjwI

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 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.
Adaptability within the creation and performance processes. 
An interest in nature and delving deeper into what your relationship is with nature.
An interest in working in an open, comfortable and sharing environment. 

Key Dates: 
1 February. Audition – Dance City 9am-1pm
21-25 March. Rehearsal – Dance City Newcastle
19-22 April. Rehearsal – Liberdade Gosforth Civic Theatre
22 April. Scratch night – Liberdade Gosforth Civic Theatre
25-29 April.  Rehearsal – Acklington Village Hall TBC
29 April. Sharing  – Acklington Village Hall 
(All venues are wheelchair accessible & have accessible toilets and car parking)
A draft rehearsal schedule will be provided on request and adapted to the needs and requirements of artists.

The selection process will consist of;
Shortlisted candidates will be invited to a 4-hour audition, following this structure:
9-12 warm-up, technical exercises, creative and group work. (There is no need to prepare anything before the audition).
12-1 Interviews.

All applications must live and have the right to work in the UK.

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.
There is no access budget within 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, CV and link to showreel to hello.meta4@gmail.com.
You can also apply via phone or video call; please email to arrange this.
If you would like to apply via video, please send your video via WeTransfer or a link to hello.meta4@gmail.com

Familiarise yourself with the building before the audition here – https://www.dancecity.co.uk/virtual-tour/

For further information, please visit www.meta4dance.com

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