Barrowland Ballet have an exciting bursary and placement opportunity for a recent production/technical graduate to come on board as their Technical and Production Placement, assisting on two productions being present at the Edinburgh Festival Fringe 2016 as part of the Made in Scotland showcase. This bursary is supported by The Creative Production and Technical Skills Project; a partnership between Creative & Cultural Skills, the Federation of Scottish Theatre and the Scottish Drama Training Network.
Salary: £350 per week (tax free)
Place of Work: Tramway, Glasgow; Zoo Southside, Edinburgh and Dance Base, Edinburgh
Contract: Six weeks, Wednesday 20th July to Wednesday 31st August
Deadline for applications is: Friday 17th June 2016
Interviews will be held on: Thursday 23 June 2016
Barrowland Ballet is one of Scotland’s most exciting and successful contemporary dance companies touring nationally and internationally. Based in Glasgow, the company name reflects the company’s unique mix of popular culture and high art as well as their East Glasgow base and their belief that dance is for everybody. It is built around the artistic work of choreographer Natasha Gilmore. Barrowland Ballet has two performances as part of Made in Scotland 2016, Whiteout and Poggle. Made in Scotland is a curated showcase of high quality performance from Scotland at the world’s biggest arts festival, made possible by the Scottish Government’s Edinburgh Festivals Expo Fund. It is a partnership between the Festival Fringe Society, the Federation of Scottish Theatre (FST), Scottish Music Centre and Creative Scotland.
This role requires a motivated, recent technical/production graduate, looking to gain experience in an intensive, festival environment. The successful candidate will work as the technician and possibly operator for the shows, Poggle at Dance Base and Whiteout at Zoo Southside, performing during the afternoons as part of Made in Scotland at the Edinburgh Festival Fringe 2016. The candidate will be supported and mentored through the placement by Production Manager, Siân MacGregor, with additional, appropriate input from other industry professionals within the venues and like-minded organisations/companies. The shows are very different in size, technical remit and audiences, and are being performed in two very different venues. There will be ample opportunity for developing diverse skills and gaining invaluable experience, with input expected from the Graduate in terms of what professional focus and progression they would like to practice and achieve during this placement and in the future.
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