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Casting: Chantry Dance Company - Grantham, Reino Unido

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Chantry Dance Company seeking male and female dancers, and 1 apprentice dancer.

Deadline for application: 28th February, 2014

Project 1:
Chasing the Eclipse (a Chantry Dance Company production in partnership with Rosa Productions, commissioned by the Gravity Fields Festival).
‘Chasing the Eclipse’ is an outdoor dance spectacular show based on the principles of light and optics. It takes the form of a love story between the son of light and the daughter of darkness.

For this project we require one male and one female dancer who must have: * excellent ballet and contemporary technique of soloist standard * outstanding acting ability * professional approach * commitment to a large-scale outdoor project * ability to work in a team * improvisational skills and ability to work with task-based movement

We also require one apprentice dancer (male or female) who must have: * strong ballet and contemporary technique * ability to learn fast and adapt * professional approach * commitment to outdoor work * ability to work in a team * may be a recent graduate or still in training (over 16)

Contract information: * R&D 24th, 27th & 28th March (will probably only be required one day, but if possible keep all free) * Rehearsals and performances in Grantham: 8th-28th September (2 performances possibly 25th & 27th TBC) * Accommodation provided * Total fee: £1200 (£400 per week) for male dancer; £400 total fee for apprentice * Additional fee for any R&D to be negotiated separately * Please note as this is for an outdoor evening show, some rehearsals will be held outdoors, possibly in the evenings
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Project 2:
The Happy Prince– Chantry Dance Company’s 2014 Autumn Tour (touring 3 works).Two male dancers required – one younger, one older.Male 1: To play the Prince in ‘The Happy Prince’ and ensemble in ‘All I Can Do Is Be Me – the Bob Dylan Ballet’. Requirements: * excellent ballet and contemporary technique of soloist standard * outstanding acting ability * excellent partnering skills * professional approach * ability to work in a team * improvisational skills and ability to work with task-based movement * playing age 19-24 * we are ideally looking for the dancer who fills this role to also play the male role in ‘Chasing the Eclipse’
Male 2: To play Oscar Wilde in ‘The Happy Prince’. Requirements: * outstanding acting ability and confident in using the spoken word * strong ballet and contemporary technique * professional approach * ability to work in a team * improvisational skills * playing age 40-50

Female 1: To play a ‘Femme Fatale’ type character in ‘All I Can Do Is Be Me – the Bob Dylan Ballet’. Requirements: * excellent ballet and contemporary technique of soloist standard * outstanding acting ability * excellent partnering skills * professional approach * ability to work in a team * improvisational skills and ability to work with task-based movement * playing age 19-24 * we are ideally looking for the dancer who fills this role to also play the female role in ‘Chasing the Eclipse’

Contract info: * Rehearsals 11th-30th August and 13th-18th & 20th-21st October in Grantham * Performances Oct 22nd, 30th, Nov 6th, 13th, 20th with more dates to be added * Fee: £400 per week. Additional fees for performance dates to be worked out pro rata
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Audition will be held in March 10th & 11th in Grantham, UK

To apply, please send via email:

1) CV (including HEIGHT and PLAYING AGE)

2) Headshot and dance photograph

3) Cover letter stating which role you wish to be considered for and why

4) Video showing strong technical contemporary dance skills (if applying for the part of Oscar Wilde, you may include spoken word)

5) state in the subject line which role you wish to apply for – “ECLIPSE MALE”, “ECLIPSE FEMALE”, “ECLIPSE APPRENTICE”, “PRINCE”, “WILDE” or “FEMME FATALE”. If you are applying for the Prince and Eclipse male, please state “ECLIPSE MALE & PRINCE”. If you are applying for the Femme Fatale character and the Eclipse Female, please state “ECLIPSE FEMALE & FATALE”.

Incomplete applications will NOT be considered – include all 5 of the above.
Please ensure you familiarise yourself with the company’s style and standard of work before applying.
Please also ensure you have the correct visas/documentation to work in the UK.

Send applications to:
contact@chantrydancecompany.orgIf you have any questions, please email or telephone 07989 588038Contact details:
Email: contact@chantrydancecompany.org
Tel: 07989 588038
Web: www.chantrydancecompany.org

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