FRIDAY 28TH JUNE
1:00pm – 5:00pm
Earthfall are holding an open audition for 1 female dancer / physical performer for touring production ‘Chelsea Hotel’.
• Performers should have a dance/physical theatre background and experience of devising new work
• You will need to be available from 16th September – 7th December 2013
Please send a full CV and photographs in advance by email to: firstname.lastname@example.org with ‘Chelsea Hotel’ in the subject line. You will be invited to attend after consideration of your CV and you will not be able to attend unless a full CV and photographs have been received in advance. No agents please. CVs must be received by noon Friday 14th June and invitations to audition will be confirmed shortly after.
Please bear in mind that the dancer position for the autumn is not to create a new piece of work, but to replace one of the Chelsea Hotel dancers on maternity leave for the autumn tour.
It is strongly desirable, but not essential, that you can sing and that you also have a clean British driving licence for at least one year.
Earthfall is an EQUITY / ITC Approved Manager and a member of Dance UK.
Earthfall’s five day annual residency with The Ridings School took place this month. Artistic Director Jessica Cohen, dance tutors, Murilo Leite D’ Imerio and Kayleigh Crook along with musician, Tim Wilson collaborated with the year 9 and 10 students. The drama students worked with ideas based on the infamous Chelsea Hotel to create performance material for the final show. The 42 students, consisting of 36 Drama students and 6 Music students, worked extremely hard throughout the week to pull off a sell-out performance of 160 people on the Friday evening. The drama students also engaged their musical talent by performing with many different instruments such as the violin, saxophone, flute and bassoon.
The lighting and rigging and set-up of the piece was handled and designed by the students themselves. The students also took the role of Front of House, welcoming and ushering people to their seats. The final performance demonstrated the students’ full dedication over the duration of the residency and combined physical theatre with dance, allowing the students to fully embrace the ideas from the stimulus given.
Rehearsals for Chelsea Hotel started on the 11th March at Wales Millennium Centre. With the regular crowd of Lara Ward, Rosalind Brooks and Sebastian Languenuer back and ready to go, it was an exhausting but exciting welcome week for new dancer Alex Marshall Parsons.
After two weeks at WMC the company moved up to the Sherman Cymru studio space. This is the first show in which sound technician Felix Otaola has performed as a musician, though performing is nothing new to Felix who plays guitar and sings in several bands.
The next few weeks will see the piece really take shape as the musicians and dancers work together to create some of the stories from theChelsea Hotel’s illustrious past.
On the 10th and 17th of April 2013 Earthfall Dance held two free Professional Development classes at Chapter Arts Centre in Cardiff. The tutors Included Cêt Haf, Murilo Leite D’ Imerio and Sarah Rogers. Murilo and Cêt started off these classes on the 10th, then Cêt and Sarah taught the class on the 17th.
These classes helped to develop movement skills and were open to people from a variety of dance backgrounds and with a range of experience.
These workshops were made available with the support of Chapter Arts Centre and the Arts Council of Wales and were suitable for those who have an interest in exploring new ideas, methods and styles, as well as an interest in developing their physical, creative and choreographic skills.
The workshop explored Earthfall’s unique movement style through contact work, improvisation, partner work and creative studies. They enable the participants to explore their own creativity within the context of Earthfall’s repertoire and methodologies.
These workshops are inspired by the movement material from Chelsea Hotel the latest Earthfall production. Unfortunately the Professional Development classes are no longer running at this present time, however we hope to set up some future classes during the Chelsea Hotel run.
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