Rhiannon Faith is looking for one female performer for new work, Smack That (a conversation). The performer must have excellent contemporary dance technique, strong improvisation skills and the capacity to work with text. Must be happy to work autobiographically and not mind swearing. Interest in the issues around Domestic Abuse is essential.
Smack That (a conversation)
Shameless and subversive dance theatre about human resilience, survival and change. Autobiographical responses from women who have experienced intimate terrorism in their lives. Both performers and non-performers come together to tell their stories of violence in a unique, turbulent and empowering way.
The work is commissioned by Harlow Playhouse and works alongside the charity Safer Places, the leading care provider for all victims of gender based violence throughout Essex. The show includes support from Arts Council England, Openlab at the Barbican and Richmix.
This Research and Development phase of the project will be a four week studio based research period with clients from Safer Places and the professional performers. This will be a strongly considered, safe creative process with interventions from a counsellor scheduled throughout the research phase for the team.
6 – 10 Feb (Harlow)
13 – 17 Feb (Harlow)
20 – 24 Feb (Harlow)
27 Feb – 3 March (London)
Leading to three further rehearsal weeks in April/May and a 2017/2018 national tour (subject to funding).
Fee: £500 per week
Travel between Harlow and London will be covered by the company.
Access to childcare can be provided (please email Maddy for more information).
The audition will involve learning a short piece of rep and a creative task involving text and movement.
Date: 22 January 2017, 15:30 – 18:30
Call back interviews: 24 January 2017, times TBC
Please note the audition is by invitation only.
Please send the following to Maddy Morgan, at [email protected] :
-Cover letter outlining your interest in the project and the themes within the work.
-Video footage (if available)
Deadline for applications: Monday 16 January 2017, 5pm
Rhiannon Faith is an Equal Opportunities employer.
For more information about the company please visit: www.rhiannonfaith.com
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