dancer call out

Powys Dance aims to connect and inspire individuals, communities and organisations through the joy of dance - empowering curiosity, ambition and lifelong learning. Following a successful tour of Flying Atoms to schools, venues & science festivals in Wales & England as well as Edinburgh Festival Fringe 2017, we have been awarded a grant from Arts Council Wales to research and develop a new science and dance production for families.

We are taking a collaborative and experimental approach to creating a new work inspired by microbiology. Working alongside scientists, experts in interactive performance and a new creative team, we will work towards a playful, immersive audience experience inspiring wonder at the body’s power, quirks and hidden worlds.

We are looking for up to four dancers to take part in an active and collaborative process to devise choreography inspired by the movement of cells and the folding of DNA. The process will be led by Artistic Director Amanda Griffkin with significant collaboration from leading creatives and scientists. We would like to work with dancers who have a strong foundation in contemporary and/or those whose skills include tap, lindy hop, Northern Soul, jive or other popular social dance styles.  

The role includes:

  • three weeks of employment (devising & rehearsing) - 29th October to 2nd November, 25th February to 2nd March and the third week in March tbc. The first week will take place at The Dance Centre in Llandrindod Wells, the second and third between the Dance Centre and Theatr Brycheiniog, Brecon.

  • Performance at two showcase events - Brecon on 5th & 6th April and London on 29th & 30th June.

The fee is £500 per week plus an allowance for travel and accommodation.

The intended touring time frame is Summer & Autumn 2019 to include Wales and the rest of the UK. However this is subject to further funding.

Our priorities for devising are to consider access and Welsh language from the beginning. We are therefore looking for Welsh speaking performers (or advanced learners) who are open to learning more about inclusive performance. We want to be part of working towards a thriving and diverse dance sector in Wales. In light of this we encourage applications from dancers from communities who are currently under-represented and those who live and work in Wales.  

We would like dancers to attend an audition day to share a short audition piece (no more than 3 minutes long) and take part in a group workshop (more details provided if you are shortlisted).

Please send a CV and cover letter outlining your interest in/connection to the subject being explored, your experience of working collaboratively by 4pm Thursday 4th October and confirm your availability on Monday 8th October:   amanda@dawnspowysdance.org