Barrowland Ballet, Glasgow-based contemporary dance company, led by choreographer Natasha Gilmore, (Tiger, The River, Glasgow Girls), is auditioning for dancers for the upcoming run of Whiteout as part of Made in Scotland 2016 at the Edinburgh Festival Fringe. Whiteout is a heartfelt dance theatre piece that gives resonance to the complexities of bi-racial relationships and therefore we are looking for strong, versatile dancers aged 25+ – one black female and one white female dancer to join the company for run.
We are looking for dancers to replace members of the original cast. Applicants must have strong contemporary dance technique and contact work. They must be comfortable in a devising environment as the piece will be re-worked with their own creative input. Both roles include live acapella singing (Ndebele and Traditional Scottish for the black and white dancer respectively) and as such applicants must be confident and competent singers. This is a dance theatre piece and requires strong performance skills and theatricality.
Sunday 8 May 2016 by invitation only.
Auditions will be held in London from 10am to 5pm.*
*if you are Scotland based and would prefer to be seen in Scotland please mention this in your application.
Please register interest with CV, photo and a video link of recent work (with singing, if possible) to Nicola@barrowlandballet.co.uk by 5pm Friday 29 April. Successful applicants will be notified as soon as possible.
Rehearsal period: Monday 25th July to Thursday 4th August 2016 (1 ½ week)*
*Additional rehearsal days required prior to this rehearsal period, dates TBC at the discretion of the successful candidate.
Performance period: Friday 5th to Saturday 27th August 2016 (3 ½ weeks)
Rate: £470 per week pro rata
Rehearsals will be based in Glasgow; performances will take place in Edinburgh.
Return travel from within the UK & accommodation within Glasgow and Edinburgh for the duration of the rehearsal and performance dates will be paid for by the company for non-Scottish based dancers.
Informed by personal experiences from her marriage and as the mother of bi-racial children, acclaimed choreographer Natasha Gilmore, explores the complexities of bi-racial relationships with honesty and humour. With original music by Luke Sutherland the six dancers use their versatility of styles to create a visually exciting show.
“Barrowland Ballet bring a thrillingly muscular energy. …This is a take on life with genuine strength of conviction in a natural, vivid style. We’re entranced.” **** The Guardian