Glasgow based company Barrowland Ballet, led by choreographer Natasha Gilmore, (Tiger, A Conversation with Carmel, Glasgow Girls), is looking for strong and versatile dancers from a range of cultural backgrounds for their upcoming productions The River, an official Festival 2014 event and part of the cultural programme for the Commonwealth Games, also The Heritage Project (working title) and other opportunities throughout 2014/2015.
Candidates should be confident performers with a strong background in contemporary technique, aged 25+ years. They must be comfortable in a devised process. Working with choreographer Natasha Gilmore the work will be built through improvisation and exploration. Traditional dance skills from outside the UK would be an advantage.
Auditions are by invitation only and will be held on Saturday 22 Feb 2014, in Glasgow from 10am to 5pm.
To apply please register interest with CV, photo and a video link of recent work to firstname.lastname@example.org by 5pm Tuesday 18th February 2014.
Rehearsal and production period: Monday 9th June to Monday 21st July 2014
Rate: £450 per week, work will be based in Glasgow with one week in London.
The Heritage Project (working title)
Research period: Monday 19th May – Friday 23rd May 2014
Rehearsal and production period: 23rd February to 4th April 2015
Touring: 6th April to 26th April 2015
Rate: £450 per week, work will be based in Glasgow with touring across Scotland.
The River is a large-scale, site-specific dance production with a professional dance ensemble at the core of the 150 performers, set on the banks of the Clyde in Glasgow and the Thames in London. The performances take place in London on the 12th July and the 20th and 21st July in Glasgow. Performed along the riverbanks the audience will be submerged in songs and dance telling the stories of people’s journeys. The River is being created and performed by Barrowland Ballet’s professional ensemble alongside a large community cast of dancers and choirs from across Scotland under the artistic direction of Natasha Gilmore and in partnership with East London Dance.
The Heritage Project (working title) is a new touring piece that will be researched in May 2014 and devised and toured spring 2015. Responding to personal stories and her own experiences as the mother of bi-racial white British / black African children, acclaimed choreographer Natasha Gilmore gives resonance to the complexities of inter racial relationships.