Neon Dance is looking for male and female dancers

Neon Dance are seeking highly skilled female and male dance artists for a recasting of the company’s latest evening-length work ‘Empathy’. The period of employment will include UK and international touring.

Deadline: 31st August 2016

Dates you will need to be available:

10th – 21st October 2016
27th October 2016
15th November 2016
23rd November 2016
10-11th December 2016

About the company:

Neon Dance creates work for the stage and screen. Since 2004, we have produced a portfolio of bold, playful and risk-taking projects that ignite the public imagination.

Artistically led by Adrienne Hart, our work appears in diverse spaces across the UK – from theatres, festivals and galleries (The Intention (2012), Falling from Trees (2010)) to urban and digital space (Stages (2013), Archived’it (2011)). Collaboration is at the heart of our practice and we work across art form and alongside world-class artists on projects that often engage with contemporary science.

Our growing reputation as a bold and experimental company has helped us secure strong partnerships with Pavilion Dance South West (Dream Artist 2015-17), Sound and Music (Audience Lab 2015-16) and Sadler’s Wells (Adrienne Hart, Summer University 2015-18).

Our dynamic team is committed to presenting ambitious work of the highest quality. In 2016, we premiered Empathy – our first evening-length work. Completing its first showcase tour in March 2016, the production will continue to tour the UK and EU this autumn.

About the work:

What makes our behaviour uniquely human?

Touching and emotionally charged, ‘Empathy’ reflects on what influences us to emphasise with others. Five dancers jostle for position – folding, lifting and balancing against one another as they navigate through the award winning Numen’s beguiling laser light design.

Taking inspiration from the work of psychologist Professor Simon Baron-Cohen (Zero Degrees of Empathy), ‘Empathy’ is a truly theatrical experience where movement, sound and lighting combine and contribute in equal part.

What we’re looking for:

Highly technical and creatively strong dance artists who enjoy working as part of a collaborative team. We’re interested in hearing from experienced dance artists with the ability to learn and retain movement material quickly.

Fee: £500 per rehearsal week plus travel and accommodation. £150 per performance.

To apply, please send a CV, headshot and online film links of previous work to: [email protected]. A workshop audition will be held in London on Saturday 3rd September and will be by invitation only.

If you have any questions regarding the position, please contact: [email protected]

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