New Adventures Annual Auditions
Applications for our annual company auditions for 2018 are now closed. Auditions will be held at a London location from 22-25 February 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. Please check back in 2019 for information regarding our next set of auditions.
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."
Matthew Bourne’s New Adventures is committed to supporting young people and emerging arts sector professionals who have a passion for dance and the performing arts.
Due to the high number of applications we receive we have currently decided to only offer work experience to those young people who we have a close working relationship with through New Adventures projects. If you have recently been involved in a project with us (three years or less) and you would like to be considered for a work experience opportunity please email your CV and a covering email to firstname.lastname@example.org