New Adventures




8 January 2018

Please read this information carefully.

We are currently accepting CVs for our auditions on the dates of 22 to 24 February 2018. Recalls will take place on 25 February 2018.

New Adventures auditionees require at least three years' dance training at a recognised Dance College (Contemporary, Classical or Musical Theatre). Individuality and a love of performance are essential.

Please send an electronic copy (Word or PDF format) of your CV along with a covering letter (no longer than one side of A4) and portrait photograph all in one document only to [email protected] by Saturday 3 February 2018. Auditions will be held at a London location and are by invitation only. Dancers invited to audition will be informed by Thursday 15 February 2018. Due to the high volume of applications we receive if you have not heard from us by 15 February you should assume we are unable to see you this year.

All applications must include a covering letter detailing why you would like to work for New Adventures. Batch applications from agents must include these letters from dancers.

Please confirm on your CV if you are legally able to work in the UK or if you would need a visa.

We are unable to pay for any travel expenses incurred to attend these auditions.

We are committed to promoting equality and diversity in all the work that we do. We particularly welcome applications from black, Asian and minority ethnic dancers.

Below is an excerpt from an interview where Matthew Bourne describes the kind of dancers that he is looking for in New Adventures Auditions.

"What I look for is a passion for movement, because often I'm looking for performers who will eventually need to act as well as dance. And I believe that the passion of wanting to give to an audience—to connect, to show them what you're trying to say—is the first steppingstone toward acting. Also, I look for people who have an individual attitude toward what they do. And that's because if you're telling stories onstage, it needs to look like the real world. Particularly if you want your work to connect with a large audience; they need to be able to relate to the people they see on stage. So I try to get as big a range as possible of shapes, sizes, looks and background."

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