Saturday, 23 January 2016

Made By Katie Green Audition

Made By Katie Green are looking for 1 male and 1 female contemporary dancer to understudy two roles from our touring production The Imagination Museum, and to contribute to research and development for a new production made for caves and underground spaces.

Created in collaboration with writer Anna Selby and composer Max Perryment, The Imagination Museum is a site-specific promenade piece performed in museums and heritage sites and designed for an audience of children and families. Please watch our trailer for a sense of what The Imagination Museum entails: here or here.

We are looking to understudy the characters of Mildred (created by Jessamin Landamore-Coyne) and Henry (created by Robert Guy). The piece is adapted differently to every new museum context, so dancers will learn a range of movement repertoire and then appropriate material is selected (or new material created) for each site.

The Imagination Museum at the Beaney Museum; Dancers L-R Robert Guy, Lucy Starkey, Jessamin Landamore-Coyne; Photo by Pari Naderi
For more information about our new Dancing in Caves project, please visit our company blog here. We expect that our initial research for this piece will take place in the autumn (September/October 2016) with further development taking place in 2017.

We are seeking dancers who can be part of the Made by Katie Green team across these two different productions.

Ideal candidates will:
  • have strong devising skills and an interest in creating work for non-theatre contexts
  • be quick at picking up movement and adapting movement to different spaces; sometimes the structure of The Imagination Museum changes several times during a performance day in response to the audience, so you must be ready for this challenge
  • be experienced in contact work
  • be comfortable working with text
  • be engaging performers, with the capacity to engage younger audiences and to develop a rapport with all audience members 
  • be organised, friendly and work well with current company members
Key Dates:
  • First audition (by invitation only): 13th March 2016 in London
  • Recall audition: 20th March 2016 in London
  • Rehearsal week: 28th March – 1st April 2016 in Surrey 
  • The Imagination Museum performances, Discovery Museum in Newcastle: 17th – 21st May 2016
Further information on subsequent dates to be provided at the audition (it is anticipated you may be required 1 weekend in June (24th-25th tbc), for up to 6 performances in late July and August (26th-27th July; 2nd-5th, 8th-11th and 17th-18th August), and for 2-3 performances in October (including 21st-22nd October)).

These are paid positions (ITC / Equity rates).

To apply:
Please email to
  • your CV (2 pages max; pdf format preferred) 
  • an online link to performance footage
  • a brief expression of your interest in and suitability for this opportunity (if you do not include a statement of interest, either in your main email or as an attachment, your application will be deleted)
Deadline: Sunday 21st February at 5pm
Successful applicants will be notified via email by the 6th March. We regret that we will not be able to contact unsuccessful applicants.

The Dancing in Museums project is supported by the National Lottery through Arts Council England.

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