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ENDED: Dance Residency: Call out for performers

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Call out for young performers aged 8-16

 

We are delighted to announce this exciting opportunity to work with professional dance company Casson & Friends to showcase at Strike A Light Festival in October!

Strike A Light Festival are looking for 15 disabled and non-disabled performers aged 8-16 to work with dance company Casson & Friends and create a new piece of contemporary dance theatre over four workshops in October. The workshops will culminate in a curtain-raiser performance on 16 October as part of Strike A Light Festival.

 

 

Who are Casson & Friends?

Casson & Friends create performances that are interactive, joyful and accessible. Night at the Theatre, their piece at the festival, will feature an integrated cast of dancers and performers combining a mixture of dance theatre, audio description and imaginative storytelling.

The company often create outdoor, site-specific performances; this experience of creating a piece for a particular venue will form part of the workshops.

 

Watch the trailer for Night At The Theatre here


Who can apply to the workshops?

Workshops are open to participants of all abilities aged 8 – 16. If you love to perform, you’re at the right place! You don’t need to be trained but you do need to want to do it.


What will I be doing?

You will be working with Tim Casson, the director of Casson & Friends, to create a brand new piece of dance and theatre through imaginative storytelling techniques and exploring innovative performance spaces. The piece will be performed as a curtain-raiser on 16 October just before the showing of Night at the Theatre to a public audience.

The workshops are a wonderful opportunity to work with professional artists, experience the excitement and buzz of putting a show together and performing it as part of a company!


How much will the residency cost?

Only £15 for four full day workshops, rehearsals and the curtain-raiser performance on 16 October. It also includes your ticket to watch Night at the Theatre.
We will take payment after sign ups have been confirmed.
If you would like to buy tickets for the show as a parent/carer/family friend, please book here.

It is really important to us that finance is no barrier to anyone. If £15 is not possible and you want to participate please let us know and we will do our best to accommodate you.

When do I need to be available?

Rehearsal dates:

Rehearsals will take place on the 7, 8, 14, 15 October 2017 from 11am – 4pm at Gloucester Academy.

Final rehearsal & performance date:

Rehearsals from 4.00pm on 16 October 2017 at Gloucester Academy.

Venue for rehearsals and performance: 

Gloucester Academy, Painswick Road, Gloucester, GL4 6RN

YOU MUST BE ABLE TO ATTEND ALL SESSIONS TO TAKE PART.

 

How to apply


PLEASE CLICK HERE TO FILL IN THE REGISTRATION FORM TO SECURE YOUR PLACE
and then…
CLICK HERE TO BOOK YOUR RESIDENCY PLACE
[Please note you must complete payment before taking part in this residency]

 

If you have any questions please email sabita@strikealightfestival.org.uk

Please note that places will be allocated on a first-come-first-served basis.  We receive a lot of applications so please bear with us and we will confirm your place as soon as possible.