Opportunity for MALE DANCER – Gary Clarke Company (UK)

Posted on 1 June 2016



Award winning choreographer Gary Clarke requires 1 versatile and highly skilled male dancer to join Gary Clarke Company for the UK Autumn tour of the critically acclaimed mid-scale dance theatre production COAL.

Marking the 30th anniversary to the end of the 1984 British miners’ strike, COAL is a riveting piece of dance theatre which takes a nostalgic look at the hard hitting realities of life at the coal face. Described by The Times as ‘Outstanding’ the production involves a company of professional dancers, live brass bands, community participants and a strong design and production team. For more information on the production please visit www.coaltour.co.uk

COAL is funded through a Strategic Touring Grant from Arts Council England and is co-commissioned and supported by:

DanceXchange, Dance City, CAST Doncaster, Yorkshire Dance, The Place, Dance4, Nottingham Playhouse, The Barnsley Civic, Northern School of Contemporary Dance and The National Union of Mineworkers

Job Role

The successful artist will be required to: Successfully learn the repertoire from COAL from an existing role. Perform COAL at various mid-scale theatre venues nationwide in Autumn 2016 (11 shows in total). Perform certain sections of COAL at site-specific locations linked to each venue and area. Deliver COAL workshops at schools, colleges and universities nationwide. Work with and alongside groups of women from coal mining communities.

Project Details 2016

19th to 24th September 2016 – Rehearsals in London (venue TBC)

25th September to 1st October – The Tramway Theatre in Glasgow

15th to 22nd October – The Lawrence Batley Theatre in Huddersfield

23rd to 29th October – The Gulbenkian Theatre in Canterbury

5th to 12th November – The Gala Theatre in Durham

19th to 26th November – The Blackwood Miners Welfare Institute in Caerphilly: Wales

3rd to 10th December – The Contact Theatre in Manchester

£500 per week x 7 weeks engagement = £3500 (freelance contract) PLUS additional travel, accommodation and per diems covered

(Other additional dates for performances and workshops for Autumn 2016 may be added in discussion with the artists and the

company and additional touring dates for Spring 2017 will be confirmed by August 2016)

Audition is by invitation ONLY and interested applicants should demonstrate:

A very strong contemporary dance technique, strong floor work technique, a strong physical build, strong physical theatre skills,

experience in highly physical work, good contact and partnering skills, very good stamina, good improvisation and creative skills, good musicality, confidence in text work, the ability to connect with very emotionally driven work, a willingness and openness to work with the community / non-dancers, a good working attitude, a good sense of humour, the ability to collaborate and work well as a team, the ability to work well under pressure, confidence and experience in delivering education and outreach work, a full CRB check

Recent graduates are welcome to apply

Audition 1: Leeds – Sunday 17th July 2016 – 9.30am until 6pm

Venue: Yorkshire Dance, 3 St Peters Building, St Peters Square, Leeds LS9 8AH

Audition 2: London – Saturday 23rd July 2016 – 9.30am until 6pm

Venue: London Contemporary Dance School, 7 Dukes Road, London, WC1H 9PY

Recall Audition (for Leeds and London) : Sunday 24th July 2016 – 9.30am until 6pm 

Venue: London Contemporary Dance School, 7 Dukes Road, London, WC1H 9PY

Interested applicants should submit a current CV stating their age and experience, a clear head and body shot and a short video clip of relevant performance work and clearly state which audition they wish to attend (Leeds or London) to:

Gina Walters at auditioncoal@gmail.com  

Applicants should also state if there is any issues with any of the dates or details listed as the company can be flexible depending on individual circumstances.

Deadline for applications is Wednesday 20th July 2016 at 6pm

All applicants will receive a successful or unsuccessful e-mail.