PAID performance opportunity for young people aged 16 to 25 with Vincent Dance Theatre
Acclaimed physical theatre company Vincent Dance Theatre (VDT) is looking for three young performers, aged 16 to 25, to join their ensemble to create a new dance theatre production this summer/autumn and to tour in November. If you can move, perform, sing, talk or play an instrument then they want to hear from you.
The production, called Virgin Territory, is created by acclaimed Choreographer/Director Charlotte Vincent with four of her brilliant adult collaborators. VDT need three young people to join the cast. The work explores what it’s like to live as a young person today, how mainstream culture affects identify and self image, and how the internet impacts on personal choices and relationships.
VDT is looking for three talented young performances who can work collaboratively, offering up their stories and experiences to the creative process, and who want to experience being part of an established professional touring company. No previous performance or dance experience is necessary. They are looking for young people who are up for a challenge, willing to work hard and are able to come out of school/college for the rehearsal and production period (see below). VDT works across performance genres, and therefore they are looking for young people with a range of skills.
If selected, you will receive a professional wage for the weeks you are employed and we will provide accommodation, travel and expenses for you and your dedicated chaperone. You will be part of a cast that tours to London, Brighton, Glasgow, Warwick and Manchester in November 2016. The stage production will also be filmed and distributed across the UK in 2017 with you in it!
What happens at the workshop-audition:
You don’t need to prepare any audition speeches or set dances. A dancer from the company will lead a group warm-up for 45 minutes, then Charlotte will lead a series of creative tasks through which you will generate some original material. You will need a willingness to improvise, give it a go and show them what you can do. The morning workshop-audition will be 3 – 3.5 hours long then Charlotte will decide who will stay for the afternoon to explore the work further. The sessions will give you an idea of how VDT make work, you’ll get to play and move with (DBS checked) professional performers and the workshop – whether you are asked to stay for the afternoon or not – will be fun to take part in and add to your performance training experience.