aKa Dance Theatre could be looking for you!

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Our Company in Residence aKa Dance Theatre Company are looking for 2 South West based dancers to help with the creation and tour of their upcoming project – shed-ache. See below for more details from Jen and Joe.

aKa Dance Theatre are on the look out for 2 South West* based dancers with great physical theatre experience to join us in the creation and tour of our latest work shed-ache.

aKa (Jen and Joe) are led by silliness and care. We want to work with people who love to be silly and are invested in becoming part of a family feeling company.

shed-ache is aKa’s latest family friendly work aimed to make space for children’s mental health and help younger audiences contextualise thoughts and emotions through fun and engaging dance theatre. shedache is a lively, cartoonish and unifying show that we can’t wait to take on the road.

Audition details

Saturday 18th November 11.30am – 4pm at Tacchi Morris Arts Centre (School Rd, Monkton Heathfield, Taunton TA2 8PD).

The audition will be a mixture of…

  • Morning class
  • Silly games
  • Learning rep/material
  • Creative tasks

Project details

Your lovely self must be available for the following rehearsal dates taking place in Taunton

  • Tuesday 2nd January – Friday 5th January 2024 (4 days)
  • Tuesday 9th January – Friday 12th January 2024 (4 days)
  • Monday 29th January – Thursday 1st February 2024 (4 days)

Further rehearsals and tour dates to be confirmed.

Fee is £600.00 per week (4 day week @ £150.00 per day) x 4 weeks = £2400.00

We are looking for movers and shakers that…

  • *Live in Somerset, Bristol, Exeter or 45mins away from Taunton as most tour dates will be in Taunton, Somerset and surrounding areas.
  • Have good/flexible availability from February 2024 – September 2024
  • Are playful, friendly, focused, committed and enjoy collaborating.

Jen and Joe are particularly eager to work with people who are part of the global majority, LGBTQIA+, disabled and/or are neurodiverse.

How to apply

To apply please send a short video of you moving (filming from your phone is fabby dabby), your CV and a 4 lined poem about why you would like to apply for the role (the sillier the better).

Please send your application email to akadancetheatrecompany@gmail.com with the subject line as AUDITION 23.

Deadline to apply is Friday 3rd November 23.59pm. We will let you know whether you are invited by Wednesday 8th November.

Project activity is dependent on a lovely juicy ACE application (tbc Nov 2023).
For more info about aKa – www.akadancetheatrecompany.com / @akadancetheatre
For less info about aKa – don’t visit Taunton