Closing date
Sun 12th Jun 2022 6:00pm
Interview dates
18th June: Audition Workshop at The Place

Job Description

About

Dates

  • 18 Jun: Audition Workshop at The Place
  • 11-14 Jul: Studio Time at The Place
  • 25-27 Aug OR 5-7 Sep: Theatre Time at The Place (exact dated TBC)

Location

  • The Place: 16 Flaxman Terrace, London, WC1H 9AT

Fee

  • £550 p/week OR £135 p/day

WHO WE ARE LOOKING FOR

We are looking for a dancer who identifies as trans, non-binary, or who expresses their gender in another way beyond the perceived binary, to take a leading role in the Research & Development period of Little M.

The R&D will be primarily led by Anders Duckworth (they/them, Lead Artist). The dancer will play an integral part of exploring storytelling in Little M and will have input on how we arrive at the final narrative.

The dancer needs to be:

  • Confident in using their voice, acting experience a plus
  • Confident collaborating with a small team at the early stages of an idea
  • Comfortable discussing their experience of gender
  • Confident engaging in a process focused on work for young people, prior experience of working with young people is a plus
  • Confident working with objects

We appreciate identities can be a challenging topic to discuss, so we can offer trans-led pastoral support that will be provided throughout the creation where needed.

The Place (16 Flaxman Terrace, London, WC1H 9AT) is located between Kings Cross St. Pancras and Euston stations and has gender neutral bathrooms and changing facilities.

After the R&D period, we will be applying to an Arts Council England Project Grant in order to continue creating and to tour the production. There will be the opportunity for the selected dancer to have a conversation about potentially continuing to work on this production if both parties are interested.

ABOUT LITTLE M

The Place and The REcreate Agency are co-producing Little M, a new dance piece by Anders Duckworth for young people aged 9+ and their families. Little M is a radical reimagining of the classic fairy tale, The Little Mermaid, based on mythologies of transformation and the sea.

The work takes the lead character’s transformation between forms as inspiration for how trans experiences can be understood and communicated with young people, and will be a celebration of difference and acceptance.

ABOUT ANDERS DUCKWORTH

Anders Duckworthis a Swedish/British, Trans non-binary choreographer, performer and visual artist based in London. They graduated from London Contemporary Dance School in 2014 and, since then, has been making work that is cross-disciplinary and aims to blur the boundaries between dance and other art forms. Anders is a Work Place Artist at The Place. andersduckworth.com

HOW TO APPLY

To apply, please complete the form below by Sunday 12th Jun 2022, 6:00pm.

You will need to outline why you would like to be a part of this production, include your CV and a showreel.

If you would like to apply in an alternative format, please get in touch with Hayley Miranda at producing@theplace.org.uk.