Jobs & Opportunities

FUSE Diverse Dance Movers & Shakers

Registration deadline & audition dates:
15 Aug 2019 12pm: deadline for registration to attend workshop audition
31 Aug 2019 11am - 2pm: workshop audition for Movers and Shakers at Barbican Theatre, Castle Street, Plymouth PL1 2NJ.

We’re looking for local trained dancers aged 23+ from the Plymouth, Devon and Cornwall area to be part of our FUSE Diverse Dance “Movers & Shakers” company. This is a new company put together for the 2019-2020 FUSE year. These are paid positions (rate of pay below)

Who are our Movers & Shakers?

Curious, open minded and rebellious dance makers who will work together to co-create a shared vocabulary and prepare a dance piece that will be performed in FUSE events.

Movers and Shakers are engaging performers and experienced in theatre & site work.

Movers and Shakers have a training background to a proficient professional standard.

Movers and Shakers have an aptitude in one or many dance styles.

Movers and Shakers are connected to the Plymouth and Devon dance community and want to collaborate across their practice.

What will the company do?

The company will dance together each month, training with guest companies and engaging in a creative process that explores each others movement languages. The in depth choreographic processes and discussions will be guided by the FUSE Diverse Dance leaders and extend the ongoing action research to find a model of making that can work and a language that reflects the city.

Movers & Shakers Timeline

12 & 13 Sept 2019
Free Residency with Alleyne Dance
14 Sept 2019
Performance with Alleyne Dance & FUSE for Plymouth Respect Festival
14 - 25 Oct 2019
Free class with Chayya Collective
26 Oct 2019
Performance in Dance Platform Movers and Shakers at Barbican Theatre
31 Oct - 2 Nov 2019
Illuminate Light Festival Performance (one evening - tbc)
January 2020
Building & developing the work for February 2020 production (two days/ four evenings)
16 - 20 Feb 2020
Free Alleyne Dance residency with FUSEto devise & co-perform a chapter
21 & & 22 Feb 2020
Performance in the FUSE Production.

What is on offer?

As a company member you’ll have:

  • Contracted employment of five performance days (total £480).
  • Free CPD residencies and masterclasses with Alleyne Dance, FUSE Diverse Dance, Chayya Collective and visiting dancers from a rich mix of styles.
  • Support from Barbican Theatre’s Creative Producer (Dan Baker) and FUSE Leader (Suzie West) with four hours of professional development time.
  • Some studio time at Barbican Theatre for your professional use.

How do I get involved?

If you would like to come along to a workshop audition please email fuse@barbicantheatre.co.uk to register your attendance. You don’t need to prepare anything for the day. We will be taking on 10 dancers for this company (as a reminder we’re looking for applicants aged 23+).

Registration deadline & audition dates

  • 15 Aug 2019 12pm: deadline for registration to attend workshop audition
  • 31 Aug 2019 11am - 2pm: workshop audition for Movers and Shakers at Barbican Theatre, Castle Street, Plymouth PL1 2NJ.

If you have any questions about Movers & Shakers or our FUSE Diverse Dance project please email fuse@barbicantheatre.co.uk

Movers & Shakers e flyer
If you have any questions about Movers & Shakers or our FUSE Diverse Dance project please email fuse@barbicantheatre.co.uk
Barbican Theatre's FUSE Diverse Dance programme is funded by Arts Council England.

FUSE Diverse Dance: Young Rebels

Deadline for film submissions is Thur 1 Aug 2019.

Who are Young Rebels?

We are looking for dancers aged 16 - 25 to represent their dance group or dance style and gain some really amazing experiences as a young choreographer.

This is a chance for you to represent your style, individuality and choreograph with support from professional dancers.

How do I get involved?

Submit a short 1 min solo film/ showreel that

  • Showcases your personal style and dance skills
  • Explores a creative response to the idea of boundaries
Deadline for submissions is Thur 1 Aug 2019. (Your youth dance leader can help you with your application).

What will happen?

Eight dancers will be selected and then paired up to create a duet during the first three months. Alleyne Dance will lead a dance masterclass in September for you exploring choreographic ideas and what it feels like to collaborate with a dancer who moves differently to you.

As a duo you will choreograph new creative conversations and fuse your styles to create a live performance piece. In Autumn 2019 you will be supported by a FUSE Diverse Dance practitioner as a mentor to devise duets on the theme of rebellion. Your duets will experiment with mixing styles, celebrating your unique identity and making connections across your dance groups and your partners.

All of the Young Rebels will be performing in festivals, the FUSE February 2020 production and create a dance film. The selected eight Young Rebels will continue to work together and become leaders themselves.

As we get nearer the February 2020 production, you will choreograph alongside the FUSE mentor and your regular dance group leader to produce a chapter in the February production.

Pop these dates in your diary...

20 Sept 2019
FUSE Team & Alleyne Dance run a workshop for young dancers who have won the competition, to get their creative dialogue going and build on collaborative skills.

2 - 14 Oct 2019
Devising as a duet with the FUSE Team Mentor (over two days) to develop a duet.

24 Nov - 1 Dec 2019
Rehearsal & performance of duets at Illuminate Light Festival

4 - 20 Dec 2019
Filming duets for the February production installation.

Young Rebels e-flyer
If you have any questions about Young Rebels or FUSE Diverse Dance please email fuse@barbicantheatre.co.uk
Barbican Theatre's FUSE Diverse Dance programme is funded by Arts Council England.

Work Experience

Barbican Theatre can support week-long Work Experience placements every November and July, and on occasion we are able to support longer-term placements from students and graduates. If you are looking for a placement of this type, then please email us at btpt@barbicantheatre.co.uk  – please be aware that we receive a high volume of requests, and cannot accommodate every placement.