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Creative Somerset CIC / Opportunities / Mon 23 Feb 2015

Dancers Stepping Out Residency 2015, Halsway Manor

Dancers Stepping Out Residency 2015, Halsway Manor

Halsway Manor are looking for dancers (male / female) to take part in the Stepping Out Residency 2015. This year’s residency will be lead by Hannah Moore, Halsway’s Choreographer in Residence and recipient of the prestigious BBC Performing Arts Fellowship. Hannah is interested in exploring traditional narratives, and telling stories by blending dance and theatre styles to create work for presentation in a range of spaces, including outdoors and in festival settings.

The residency will take place at Halsway Manor from 30 March to 4 April 2015. We are a national centre for the folk arts in Somerset and our rural location and facilities make Halsway the perfect place to work intensively on the creation of new work. There is a parallel music residency running through the week and there will be opportunities to connect and collaborate with musicians.

Dancers will learn a range of folk dance material with specialist Kerry Fletcher. They will explore how to integrate this vocabulary with their own dance styles and to collaborate on the creation of new work. It will be an intensive week of making material for scratch performance at the end of the week to a small festival audience. The process and performance will be documented on film and photography - a great way to add to your portfolio of work.

They are particularly interested to hear from dancers with backgrounds in : circus, contemporary, ballet, ballroom / latin, african and flamenco dance. They would also really like to work with dancers (particularly those with a base in the South West) who are interested in the ongoing development of this work as there will be additional opportunities throughout the year (including a longer residency in Nov/Dec 2015 with paid per diems).

This is a professional development opportunity. Whilst they are unable to pay dancers’ fees and travel expenses, they will provide full board accommodation for the week. To apply please email your CV together with a covering letter outlining why you are interested in the opportunity to Clare Parker

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Halsway Manor

Halsway Lane
near Crowcombe

Telephone: 01984 618 274

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