Sweetshop Revolution is looking for 2-3 Wales-based dancers of any gender to join their research and development for double-bill of works “I am 8” and “Welsh Girl”.

Where: Various locations across Wales, UK

When: 19/02/22 – 27/05/22

Deadline for applications: 18/02/22

Sally Marie’s Sweetshop Revolution are about to embark on the research and development of a new double-bill of family dance pieces “I am 8” and “Welsh Girl”. The project consists of a series of creative workshops with children’s community groups at various locations across Wales during the months of February, March and April 2022, followed by a week of research and development at the Memo Arts Centre in Barry in May.

We are looking for 2-3 dance artists of any gender to join our existing cast. We are particularly in need of first-language Welsh-speakers, although non Welsh-speakers and Welsh-learners are also welcome to apply. Having a driver’s license and owning a car are desirable, although not compulsory. Sweetshop Revolution is an equal opportunities employer and we welcome applications from BAME artists. Artists MUST BE BASED IN WALES.

Artists must be available for the following dates:
> 19th February – whole-company inclusive dance training and workshop preparation day
> 23rd-27th May – Research and Development at the Memo Arts Centre, Barry
> Generally available throughout February, March and April to lead creative workshops across Wales

There may be future opportunities to join us on tour around Wales with this show in 2023, although this is not guaranteed at this stage.

“I am 8” is a group piece created by and for children. It takes us into the world of an 8-year-old and asks “What does it really feel like to be 8?”. I am 8 was originally commissioned by and performed at Sadlers Wells in 2015. Given everything that children and adults have lived through during the global pandemic, we feel the time is right to reimagine this fun, family piece and share it with families in Wales. As part of the redevelopment of this piece we want to invite children to take part in creative workshops across Wales, giving authorship and voice to the children’s experiences in Wales now. In particular, we want to find out what it has been like experiencing the COVID-19 pandemic as a child. Children lived and continue to live through the COVID-19 pandemic alongside adults but how often have we heard about their experience?

“Welsh Girl” is a new piece that we are creating alongside I am 8. It is an autobiographical solo about mixed-race Welsh dancer Josie Sinnadurai and her journey from growing up in a small town in Wales to becoming a professional flamenco dancer living and working in Seville, Spain.

Pay is above equity minimum

How to apply / register: Audition will be by video. Email us at auditions.sweetshop@gmail.com with the following:
– your full name
– CV
– Video(s) (This can be a showreel, improv video, rehearsal, or anything that clearly shows you dancing at your best. We are auditioning your dancing ability, not your video-editing ability!)
– Dance photos and headshot
– Where you are based in Wales
– Your Welsh language level
– Whether or not you drive and/or own a car

Please also feel free to tell us about any experience you feel is relevant to our project in your email

Contact details: If you have any questions or would like any further information then please feel free to contact our producer Josie Sinnadurai at josie.sweetshop@gmail.com

For further information, please visit http://www.sweetshoprevolution.com/

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