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Dance Opportunity

Rosie Kay Dance Company seeks

Experienced Dance Leaders for 5 SOLDIERS Theatre and Military Base Tour 2015

5 SOLDIERS – COMMUNITY ENGAGEMENT STRAND:

Working alongside Artistic Director Rosie Kay and the company of 5 dancers, we are seeking 8 Dance Leaders who will create stunning bespoke community performance pieces associated to the work of 5 SOLDIERS, which will be presented at venues across the country alongside the RKDC theatre production, 5 SOLDIERS.

In addition to the professional performance and community performance (created by the Dance Leader), RKDC will be working in partnership with Military liaison and Army Welfare, local dance partners and venues and community performers to facilitate and deliver various talks, professional and community classes and engagements wrapping around and working towards culminating in mini festivals at each location.

RECRUITMENT OF DANCE LEADERS:

CRITERIA, SKILLS AND KNOWLEDGE

The Dance Leader will need to demonstrate the following:

  • Strong leadership skills
  • Prior experience in teaching and working with Theatre / Dance groups in a community setting
  • Desire to work with Rosie Dance Company and to play a role in promotion and supporting the tour of 5 SOLDIERS with the confidence to articulate the themes
  • The ability to work with a diverse range of performers with varying skills and ability
  • Artistic integrity to create dynamic performance work
  • Confidence and adaptability to work in various environments and locations
  • Good organisational skills and be motivated and enthusiastic
  • Ability to create an artistic brief based on the content of 5 SOLDIERS
  • Ability to travel within the locality of the dedicated venue and military base

 

COMMITMENTS:

  • Training Day with Rosie Kay: Monday 16 February in Birmingham
  • Creation of a written engagement and performance proposal following the training day
  • Follow up conversation with Rosie Kay: March
  • Training Day with Rosie Kay and Company: Monday 30 March in Birmingham, this will also be an opportunity to watch extracts of the live show.
  • Delivery of 8 x workshop sessions, Delivery of 2 full intensive days. (each location will vary with number and types of groups taking part in the community strand, however the 8 workshops and 2 days will remain the maximum for all delivery.)
  • Attendance at the performance day to include tech rehearsal and performance

Please note, the above breakdown is draft and subject to a proposal from you. A member of the RKDC Artistic Team will visit at least one session before the performance day.

FEE:

£1500 fee inclusive of travel expenses (breakdown available on request)

This is broken down as 3 full days @ £125 (to include 2 x training days, 1 x performance day), 2 full days @ £125 (2 x weekend intensive delivery), 8 half days @ £75 (8 x delivery)

Travel allowance £275 (including 2x training days and local travel)

* In addition there may be an opportunity to deliver professional classes and community workshops in each location. RKDC will offer an additional fee.

 

TOUR and ENGAGEMENT PERIOD:

 

Location

Performance Date for CE

Approximate delivery start date

Birmingham

25 April

16 Feb (half term)

Swindon

2 May

2 March

London

9 May

9 March

Newcastle

14/15 or 16 May

16 March

Dorset

23 May

23 March

Manchester

30 May

30 March

York

6 June

6 April

Wales

13 June

13 April

 

HOW TO APPLY:

If you are interested in this role, you fulfill the criteria, and you can commit to the dates for your location, please apply by submitting the following documents:

  • A Curriculum Vitae
  • A covering Letter, explaining your skills and how you meet the criteria (max 1 page of A4)
  • A list of the current groups that you engage with on a regular basis
  • Please state which of the tour location(s) you wish to apply to work in

 

CAN YOU ALSO LET US KNOW THE FOLLOWING:

Do you have an up-to-date DBS check (previously known as CRB)?

Can you drive and do you have access to a car?

Do you have your own public liability insurance?

 

Please note the above 3 questions will not impact on your application assessment.

Applications to be submitted by email to Community Engagement Manager,

Vanessa McGuire at: vanessa.oxspring@sky.com

 

DEADLINE: 5PM 5TH FEBRUARY

SHORTLISTED PHONE INTERVIEWS: 9TH FEBRUARY

 

ABOUT THE WORK

5 SOLDIERS is a moving, dramatic and unique work that looks at how the human body remains essential to war, even in the 21st century.

A visceral ‘tour de force’ of the senses, 5 SOLDIERS provides an intimate view of the training that prepares our soldiers for the sheer physicality of combat, for the possibility of injury, and the impact conflict has on the bodies and minds of everyone it reaches.

The piece has a powerful physicality, moments of humor and is full of honesty, all inspired by input from serving and former soldiers, and has been endorsed as ‘getting it’ by its military audiences. In movement, the performance weaves a story of physical transformation, helping us to understand what makes a soldier and how the experience of warfare affects those that choose to put their life on the line.

 

ABOUT THE TOUR

This internationally acclaimed dance-theatre production will tour across the UK to 8 geographical locations including Military bases and traditional theatres between April and June 2015.

This internationally acclaimed dance-theatre production will tour across the UK to 8 geographical locations including Military bases and traditional theatres between April and June 2015.

As part of the Tour, an 8-week tailor-made outreach programme will be created to build new links between the Military, Theatres and local communities. This will culminate with various creative performances, presentations and outdoor events at each of the 8 locations.

Tour partners include; Birmingham Rep Theatre, DanceXchange, HOME Theatre Manchester, York Theatre Royal, Pavilion Dance South West, Theatre Brech Brecon, The Rifles Officer Club London, Dance City Newcastle, The Defence Academy, Swindon Dance, RUSI, Army Welfare Service, The British Army, The Army Benevolent Fund, University of Oxford.

rosiekay.co.uk

 

 

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