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Open Auditions

Are you an experienced dancer with an interest in dance theatre and a passion for New Adventures award winning productions?

We are looking for 2 dancers to play male tracks in Romeo and Juliet. Applicants should have at least 3 years vocational training (classical, contemporary, and/or musical theatre), be highly skilled in dance and performance and an interest in narrative-based work. We are particularly interested in applications from dancers from the Global Majority. You should be available for an immediate start on UK tour until 5 November 2023 and then international tour January - July 2024. Applicants should be over 18 and also have the right to work in the UK.

Auditions will take place in London

Thursday 28 September 2023, 10am - 2.30pm

Deadline for applications
By 10am on Monday 25 September 2023

How to apply
Please send one document including your CV, cover letter, headshot and one dance photograph to Sara Cormack: sara@greatleapforward.co.uk.

Your cover letter should be no longer than one side of A4 detailing why you would like to work for New Adventures. Please include any workshops or projects you’ve previously done with the company. Batch applications from agents must include the required cover letters from dancers. Your cover letter, CV, headshot, and dance photograph should be sent in one document only, with your full name as the document name.

Please confirm as part of your application that you are legally able to work in the UK.

We are happy to support applicants in applying and are open to receiving applications in alternative formats such as a video or voice note of up to 3 minutes in length. For more detail, please see the Guidance section below.

Dancers invited to audition will be informed by 11am on Wednesday 27 September 2023.

Due to the high-volume of applications we receive, if you have not heard from us by Wednesday 27 September 2023, you should assume we are unable to see you this time.

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.” 

We will support any access requirements you may have during the application process to ensure that reasonable adjustments are in place.

If you have any access needs, barriers to attending, or specific support required on the day that you would like to discuss, please do not hesitate to let us know either before applying or as part of your application.

Bursaries are available to cover the cost of travel to and from the audition and accommodation should you benefit from this support.

Please contact Sara (sara@greatleapforward.co.uk) if you would like to discuss your individual requirements.

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