Leeds Metropolitan University and Yorkshire Dance in association with the Northern School of Contemporary Dance and Phoenix Dance Theatre are embarking upon an ambitious two-week programme of dance research, culminating in a one-day symposium on Friday 18 July.
Between Monday 7 – Thursday 17 July we are looking for dancers for a variety of different research projects. This is a unique opportunity to be part of a stimulating two-week programme which encourages new discourse around current cultural trends, landscapes and practices in contemporary dance and choreography.
Rosanna Irvine: Perception Frames – call-out for dancers to work with Tendings
Mon 14 - Wed 16 Jul, 9.30am – 5.00pm
Thu 17 Jul, 9.30am – 6.30pm
Tendings is part of Perception Frames: written pieces, a collection of choreographic scores for practice and performance, which is published in book form. Tendings (for 5-15 performers) is an orchestration of the practice frames – a work in potential. We will give it its ‘first life’ during the research week.
If you have strong movement skills, are open to working with non-set movement and value ‘thinking’ as much as moving, then please get in touch. Dance and performance artists with an interest in conceptually orientated, physical, and improvisational approaches to performance making may be particularly interested.
Matthew Reason: Watching Dance across Disability – call out for disabled dance practitioners
Thu 10 Jul, 9.30am – 5.00pm
Dance and disability is an exciting area of performance practice that invites questions about the limits and potential of the human body and about the (in)visibility of disability in the arts. This pilot project aims to explore how audiences watch dance by disabled performers by working with practitioners and spectators to consider questions of authenticity, intention, empathy, embodiment and evaluation.
We are looking for disabled dance practitioners of different levels of experience to work with us to explore audiences through a collaborative and reflective process.
Phoenix Dance Theatre
Mon 7 – Thu 17 Jul
During Thinking Dance three dance artists from Phoenix Dance Theatre will be carrying out research and development on their own choreographic work. They are looking for strong technical dancers who are versatile and open to creating and developing new work to join them in this process. Third-year dance students and recent dance graduates welcome to apply.
To express your interest in participating in either project, please download and read the full call-out here, and send us a paragraph about your background and experiences and why you are interested in the project to firstname.lastname@example.org by Monday 16 June.