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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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
Re:Connect is a series of online dance workshops for the over 55s. Delve into Matthew Bourne’s productions and get your bodies moving!
These online workshops, for the over 55s, led by New Adventures Dance Artists Daisy May Kemp and Jack Parry, will begin with a gentle warm up to mobilise your joints and stretch your muscles and then you will have the chance to learn choreography from Matthew Bourne's productions! This will be followed by guided creative tasks where you will make your own movement based on the choreography learnt.
Feel connected through the power of dance during this difficult time!
The workshop sessions will take place:
- Monday 12th April, 2pm-4pm
- Monday 10th May, 2pm-4pm
- Monday 14th June, 2pm-4pm
- Monday 12th July, 2pm-4pm
All the sessions will be different so feel free to book for one or all!
These workshops are open to all levels of ability and mobility. It will take place virtually. A stable internet connection is required and a Zoom link will be sent in advance of the workshop.
New Adventures is committed to ensuring our workshops are accessible to people of all backgrounds. Subsidised places are available for those who may find the cost prohibitive, please contact [email protected] for more information
Work With Us
Jobs & Opportunities
New Adventures, Matthew Bourne’s award-winning dance-theatre company, is recruiting a new cohort of emerging dance teachers and community dance artists.
Who are we looking for?
16 dance artists, who use a variety of styles and have been working in community or education settings for less than five years. We hope to find a group of artists whose work spans both urban and rural settings and who represent the diversity of contemporary England for an exceptional professional development opportunity.
We actively encourage people of all backgrounds to apply for our training opportunities and wish to ensure that there are no barriers to access. We are particularly interested in those from black, Asian and minority ethnic groups, disabled artists and those with parental or caring responsibilities.
What we offer
Over the course of nine months the selected artists will meet for two residential weekends at the Company’s base at Farnham Maltings, Surrey, connect for one digital weekend and visit New Adventures on tour with Nutracker!. Each weekend will comprise of practical workshops and skills-sharing as well as inspirational guest speakers from within the sector sharing their practice and expertise.
Application Deadline: Monday 5 July, 10am
How to apply:
Send your CV and a cover letter stating why you would like to take part and what you feel you would gain from this opportunity to [email protected]
How to nominate:
If you know someone who would benefit from this opportunity send their name, contact number and email address to [email protected]. Tell us who you are, and in a couple of sentences why you are nominating the individual.
We are open to receiving applications in alternative formats such as a video. If you would like to discuss other application methods then please contact us by phone on 01252 597050 or by email to [email protected].
If you have any access requirements including support regarding parental or caring responsibilities please talk to us via [email protected].