DANCERS WANTED: AUDITION IN CARDIFF ON 19th February 2014

TaikaBox is looking for three experienced dancers (male or female) to join the existing team of artists for a research project called: Please Switch on Your Mobile Phones, funded by ACW/Nesta/AHRC.

This is an audience development research project that involves working with a group of participants in a series of residencies, creating a short performance in front of an audience who interact with the creative process with their mobile devices. TaikaBox is looking for dancers who are creative, able to work as part of a team and have the ability to make quick artistic decisions under pressure.

The successful applicants will need to be available for all of the following dates:

a training day on Mon 14th April and three residencies in Wales: on 22nd – 26th April (Cardiff), 23rd – 28th June (Aberystwyth) and 22nd – 27th Sept (Llanelli) with a potential additional residency in London in mid-Oct.

TaikaBox is also looking for one male dancer to join the other four TaikaBox dancers to rework its  2012 production: Beyond the Body. The show will be re-developed to expand the fictional world of the five characters – The Seeker, The Shaman, The Runner, The Wanderer and The Sufi. The plan is to overlap this fictional world with the real one, with the characters encountering the general public through mini performances and installations in public and virtual spaces.

TaikaBox is looking for a male dancer for the role of the Sufi, who is the second dancer from the left at the beginning of the performance and has a solo at around 36:00 min. A link to the YouTube video of the show can be found at taikabox.com

The successful applicant will need to be available for all of the following dates:

Fri 7th March, 7th/8th April, Mon 26th – Fri 30th May, Mon 2nd – Fri 6th June, Mon 9th – Wed 11th June, Fri 15th – Mon 25th Aug, Mon 8th – Mon 15th Sept, Wed 1st – Fri 3rd Oct, with potential additional performances in London in mid-Oct and in Bangor in Nov/Dec (tbc).

It is possible for the projects to be combined into a longer engagement for the right dancer.

Fees vary: £100-£150/day and £450-£750/wk, depending on the workload and length of engagement.

To apply for one or both projects, please forward your CV and a short sentence, explaining what you could bring to the company/production to: tanja@taikabox.com

Contact Tanja for any further information. The audition is by invitation only.

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