Elinor (Eli) Lewis and Joe Garbett are holding an audition workshop to find two dancers to collaborate with, to create and perform their latest duet, Plue. Project activity will include 9 weeks of creation and 2 premiere performances at The Place in September 2023. Continued touring is planned for 2024.

Where: London, UK

When: Sun 29th Jan 2023, 1pm – 5pm

Deadline for applications: Fri 20th Jan 2023, 11.59pm

Elinor (Eli) Lewis and Joe Garbett are holding an audition workshop to find two dancers to collaborate with, to create and perform their latest duet, Plue. Project activity will include 9 weeks of creation and 2 premiere performances at The Place in September 2023. Continued touring is planned for 2024.

– Fee- £600 per week + £25 per diems
– Commitment- 9 weeks creation and rehearsal + 2 premier performances at The Place
– Project Dates- Project activity will run throughout 2023 (please see below for all dates)
– Application Deadline- Fri 20th Jan 2023, 11.59pm
– Audition Workshop Location / Date / Time- London, Sun 29th Jan 2023, 1pm – 5pm
Collaboration subject to successful ACE funding application, tbc Jan 2023.

Quick intro to Plue:
Somewhere between a queer courting ritual and a hypnotic disappearing act, Plue examines what parts of ourselves we choose to share and what parts of ourselves we choose to hide – playfully dissecting where queer visibility, intimacy, and privacy blur. Eli and Joe want to reclaim the ‘coming out’ process, question why it even exists, and turn it into something mischievous, coy, and joyously queer.

Eli and Joe are looking for two dancers who…
– identify as lgbtqia+
– are preferably London or Brighton based
– have good / flexible availability between March 2023 – November 2023
– are playful, imaginative, friendly, focused and enjoy collaborating
– have strong technique, strong control of their dynamic of movement and excel when performing intricate choreography
-enjoy moving in strange, experimental ways
– Eli and Joe are particularly eager to work with people who are part of the global majority and / or are neurodiverse.
– All applicants must be eligible to work in the UK, and be registered to pay their own tax and NI contributions.

Commitment:
Plue’s rehearsal period will take place in different locations across the UK including-
London, Brighton, Cambridge, Bournemouth and Taunton.
Confirmed project dates-
14th March – 18th March: Rehearsals
21st March – 25th March: Rehearsals
18th March – 21st April: Rehearsals
24th April – 28th April: Production Time
3rd July – 7th July: Rehearsals
24th July – 28th July: Production Time
31st July – 4th August: Production Time
4th September – 8th September: Rehearsals
21st September – 23rd September: Rehearsals
25th September – 27th September: Rehearsals
28th September – 30th September: Get In, Premier & 2nd Performance

Fee:
– Fixed rate of £600 per week.
– Accommodation is covered as well as per diems paid at a rate of £25 per night for each night spent away from your home.

What to expect at the audition
Eli and Joe will lead a four hour workshop based on Plue’s themes of queerness, camouflage, revealing and disappearing. There will be up to 15 people invited to the workshop. During the session Eli and Joe will lead a warm up and introduce Plue’s themes, as well as teach the group some of Plue’s rep, and lead some creative tasks. Eli and Joe want to keep things informal, light-hearted and fun. They won’t be cutting anyone during the workshop.

If you have any questions, or would like to discuss measures Eli and Joe can take to make Plue’s workshop more accessible to you, please email plue.email@gmail.com

How to apply:
If you are interested to take part in the audition workshop, please send-
– your CV
– a short written paragraph / short video file / short audio file explaining why you would like to be considered
– video footage of you dancing
to plue.email@gmail.com with the subject line ‘Plue Dance Artist’.

Application deadline – Fri 20th Jan 2023, 11.59pm
Successful applicants will be invited to Plue’s audition workshop, which will take place in London on Sun 29th Jan 2023, 1pm – 5pm. If you would like to be considered, but are unable to attend the audition workshop, please do still get in touch.
Eli and Joe will respond to applicants via email by 6pm on Tues 24th Jan 2023.

Photography by Beliza Buzollo @queergarden

For further information, please visit https://www.elinorlewis.com/were-hiring.php

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