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Casting: Somedays

MÓTUS is looking for a male-identifying professional dancer based in the UK. 

A strong male-identifying contemporary dancer with interest and experience in collaborative work and storytelling is required to join a small cast for a new family-focused show, Somedays.

This is a paid freelance position.

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Somedays, life can feel like a puzzle, a board game, where we are faced with choices. These can be friendships, places and interests, leading us to new adventures.

Somedays invites young people to explore and navigate each day is like an open book: empty, ready for scribbles, sketches, dreams, the unknown, the what-ifs and if-only.

Original Direction and Concept: Helen Parlor and Kate Taylor

Director: Kate Taylor 

 

Where: Milton Keynes, UK. Travel and accommodation (if required) will be provided.

When: Project is in May 2024, with further opportunities for work beyond this

Deadline for Applications: 3 March 2024

 

Requirements:

  • Excellent modern dance technique

  • Proficiency in contemporary dance styles and contact work

  • Strong expressive abilities, team-oriented values and a genuine passion for performance

  • Previous experience in storytelling in education contexts

  • Willingness to collaborate and contribute creatively to the production

  • Willingness to lead workshops for young people

 

Rehearsals: 16-23 May, Milton Keynes 

Performances: In the Milton Keynes community, including leading workshops for young people, on 24 and 25 May with options for further Milton Keynes community performances on 26 and 28 May

 

Fee: £940.00 for all rehearsals, workshops and performances 16-25 May. Additional performances to be discussed. 

 

All applicants must have the right to live and work in the UK.
 

How to Apply:
If you meet the above criteria and are eager to showcase your skills on our stage, please send an email to information@motusdance.co.uk with ‘Somedays dancer audition’ in the subject line. 

 

In your email, please confirm you are available for all dates 16-25 May, and your current availability on 26 and 28 May. 

 

Please include the following:
1. CV detailing your dance experience and training

2. Three photos (one headshot, two dance photos)
3. Video link of no longer than 3 minutes showcasing your dance abilities, focusing on ballet, modern, and contemporary styles. The focus will be on movement quality, not on production values. This should be an online link and not a WeTransfer. Please include a password to view if required.
4. Any additional information that highlights your strengths as a dancer, and any information about your experience in teaching and leading workshops for young people.

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