Welcome to our Opportunities page. Here you can find details about upcoming auditions, any masterclasses or open workshops as well as job vacancies to join our staff team.
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We are currently not auditioning for the company. Please check back later, and make sure to follow us on social media and sign up to our newsletter to be the first to find out about 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."
Masterclasses & Open Workshops
Rekindle. (verb) to excite, stir up, or rouse anew.
Open to all teachers for your GCSE, A Level and BTEC students, Re:Kindle is designed to both energise and invigorate whilst offering a unique chance to delve deeper into Bourne’s creative process and storytelling. Led via zoom by our Resident Artist Paul Smethurst and long-standing company member Daisy May Kemp, we hope to lift your students’ spirits, feed their creativity and nurture their dance knowledge during this lockdown 3.0 through our signature playful and creative phrases and tasks.
Most of all we want your students to have fun, be expressive and discover something new!
- £5 per student for school groups of under 10
- £50 for school groups of 10 or more (up to 30 students)
Attendance is FREE for teachers as you must attend with your students. Please get in touch with [email protected] to confirm your group size and register your students’ names. Upon registration, we will provide you with a Zoom link, our Safeguarding Procedures and further details for you to distribute to your students, including information of how to log onto Zoom.
*We offer subsidised places for schools who may find the cost prohibitive. Please talk to us about your group’s access requirements or if you are experiencing any other barriers that might prevent your school from accessing this opportunity then contact: [email protected].
If you have any other questions about this opportunity, please email [email protected]
Work With Us
Jobs & Opportunities
Board of Trustees
New Adventures is looking for new trustees who share our passion and enthusiasm for dance, developing young talent and community engagement. Our Board of Trustees oversees all aspects of our work, helps ensure we maintain the highest standards in all areas of operation, and champions and advocates for the Company.
We are currently looking to recruit three new Board members - committed and enthusiastic candidates with an appreciation of our work who share our values and vision. We are proud of the diversity of our Board and are always keen to hear from new voices, those with legal, fiscal, HR and commercial expertise and those with experience as dancers, performers, educators and producers. We are also keen to enhance our expertise in the areas of film and digital production and distribution.
Each board member brings a unique range of skills and experience and we encourage people from all backgrounds to apply. Previous board experience is not necessary.
For more information, please find the full Recruitment Pack below.
To apply, please send a CV and covering letter (no longer than two pages) outlining your experience and interest in joining the Board, together with a completed Equal Opportunities Monitoring Form. Applications should be sent to [email protected] with 'Trustee Opportunity' in the subject line.
Please feel free to submit your application in an alternative format such as a video if you wish.
Deadline: Monday 8 March 10AM
Shortlisted candidates will be invited to an interview over Zoom with members of the Board of Trustees and Executive Team during the week commencing 22 March.
Want to find out more? To have an informal conversation with one of the current trustees please email [email protected]
Commitment to Equality, Diversity and Inclusion
We welcome applications from anyone regardless of their age, disability, ethnicity, heritage, sexuality, gender and socio-economic background. If you have any access needs or there are any barriers to access please let us know this in your application or if you would like to discuss any of this prior to applying please email [email protected]