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Recruiting a Creative Producer

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Are you a Creative Producer?

Earthfall are looking to appoint a freelance Creative Producer to work with the joint Artistic Directors and the Board on the next stage of the company’s development.

Ideally, you will have experience of working across the UK and in mainland Europe.  For full details please download the recruitment pack.

Creative Producer Recruitment Pack

The closing date for expressions of interest is noon on Monday 29th February.  Please ensure you submit your application before the deadline as we will be unable to accept late applications.

We look forward to hearing from you.

Simon Lovell Jones, Chair

Chelsea Hotel Film

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This site location film is a companion piece to the original stage production ‘Chelsea Hotel’ which toured the UK in spring and autumn of 2013.  The production won a Wales Theatre Award for Best Small-Scale Dance, and was nominated for Best Dance in the Manchester Theatre Awards.  The film was shot whilst on tour at an ‘infamous’ hotel in the North of England.

 

Directed by Jessica Cohen and Jim Ennis

Camera and Editing by Mike Blackwood Barnes (Tallmanfilms.com)

 

Performers:

Rosalind Haf Brooks

Jim Ennis

Jessica Haener

Sebastian Langueneur

Alex Marshall Parsons

 

Composition and Music:

Frank Naughton

Sion Orgon

Felix Otaola

 

Click through to the Production Archive for more information about the production, behind the scene footage, soundtrack and gallery.

Chelsea Hotel was supported by the Arts Council of Wales, Arts Council of England and the Performing Rights Society Foundation.

2016 Wales Theatre Awards

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Earthfall’s 2015 immersive touring production, Stories from a Crowded Room, was presented with the Best Dance Production Award at the 2016 Wales Theatre Awards.

Speaking after the awards ceremony in Cardiff, Jessica Cohen said: “The company took a risk presenting such a large-scale work, with ten performers on stage and live music, especially in the current climate.  Our audiences and critics provided amazingly positive feedback during the tour and I’m proud that we took the risk – after all, Arts Council of Wales subsidised companies are encouraged to be risk taking.”

Earthfall founders and joint Artistic Directors Jessica Cohen and Jim Ennis also received the Special Achievement Award.

Jim Ennis accepted the award, saying “Jess and I have been creative partners for over 25 years.  Thank you for this award and congratulations to all the nominees and all those performers, directors and creative individuals who just get up and do it despite this climate of adversity.”

A press release on each of the awards can be downloaded from the links:

Best Dance Production Award 

Special Achievement Award 

group winners

The Award Presenters and Winners

Jim & Jess

Earthfall Joint Artistic Directors Jessica Cohen & Jim Ennis

 

After 25 Years of Producing

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After 25 years producing award-winning productions and film, not just in Wales but across the UK and many other countries, Earthfall will not be included in the Arts Council of Wales portfolio of revenue funded organisations from April 2016.  In late October we were informed by an independent assessor appointed by ACW, that we were unable to appeal ACW’s decision, or their assessment process.

Whilst our current production Stories from a Crowded Room was touring this autumn across Wales and England, to sell-out performances, the board and staff have been considering this decision.  Earthfall will continue to deliver education and participation activity, and produce high quality touring work.

As a result of this reduction of core funding, our Board have made the decision to scale down the core operation and release all staff from their contracts from 31st March 2016.  We are upset to be loosing such a talented and creative team of people and, if you are interested in employing them, please do get in touch.

As a result of this scaling down, our opportunities for continuing to be an employer of a large number of performers and creative colleagues will be limited.  Earthfall will no longer have access to a permanent office space or the benefit of a consistent administrative, marketing and education/participation infrastructure. Therefore, we will also be unable to continue to offer emerging artists free R&D/production support, free technical equipment, loan of vehicles and mentoring as the resources to provide this support will be focussed on our core activity of producing work.  The development of new work will be funded on a project basis and our education and participation will no longer be subsidised.  We are continuing to help develop the next generation of performers during their professional training via our partnerships with Universities in Wales and England.

Over the last 25 years Earthfall have employed over 300 creative individuals, freely supported 35 emerging artists, produced 28 new touring productions (always commissioning new music, performed live at every performance), and three of the company’s films have been screened across the world, one winning a prestigious BAFTACymru award.

Earthfall would like to thank our audiences, colleagues and people across the world who have written to express support for the company at this time and have supported the company during the last 25 years.  Earthfall will continue to create new productions, tour, and work with highly creative and inspiring individuals– just in a different way.

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