Award winning Theatre-Rites and South African Choreographer Gregory Maqoma are developing an exciting new production. We are looking for dancers to join an R&D week (week of 27th May) in London.

Where: London, UK

When: Week of 27th May

Deadline for applications: Thursday 11th April 12pm

Sue Buckmaster (TR Artistic Director, dance dramaturg, puppetry expert and director of the piece) and Gregory are currently in a development period which will include the R&D week supported by Sadler’s Wells. We previously collaborated on The Global Playground, Theatre-Rites co-production with Manchester International Festival in 2021. Sue has previously directed ChottoDesh and ChottoXenos for Akram Khan Company.

This new project will explore the idea of ancestral and future spirits we could meet on our journeys through childhood to adulthood.


Through the initial development phase, dancers will explore choreography in relation to animated objects, both animating the forms themselves or relating to those manipulated by a collaborating Puppeteer. Sue and Gregory are working with visual artists and puppet makers to create prototype objects/puppets influenced by folk stories and rituals of European and African countries.

Audition details:

We will be holding a 2-hour workshop audition on Tuesday 30th April at Siobhan Davies Studios, London. Please note Gregory Maqoma will not be in the UK during the audition period but we will film the audition and he will be part of the shortlisting process.

In order to apply you MUST

have a minimum of 2 years professional experience
be currently living in the UK or have permission to work in the UK
be available for the week of 27th May – R&D at Sadler’s Wells
This is a paid opportunity but for this R&D we will not be able to provide accommodation for anybody who does not have a London base.

How to apply:
If you would like to be considered for the audition, please provide us with:
• an online link to a showreel
• a CV
• a covering note (in an attached document) explaining why you would like to be part of this project
• your availability on Tuesday 30th April

Please attach your CV and Cover Note as either a PDF or a word doc with its title and your name as the file name (eg. COVER NOTE/ CV – FIRST NAME LAST NAME)
Deadline for applications: 12 noon Thursday 11th April 2024

Please send this information to (please title your email R&D Casting) and feel free to email us or give us a call on 0207 164 6196 if you have any questions or require this information in any other format.

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