Danielle Teale Dance is recruiting!

Danielle Teale Dance is looking for dance artist collaborators for the upcoming Dancing with Parkinson’s CID project.

The CID Project (Collective Identity) is a collaborative dance project which provides artistic engagement for people with Parkinson’s on a performative level, bringing visibility to the Parkinson’s dancer.

The CID project will explore the empathic connection brought about through dancing and how dancing as a collective can impact on the individual dancer and his or her identity. This project will explore this idea through choreographic workshops, group dialogue and sharing, as well as through visual documentation and art-making from visual disciplines of film, photography and fine art.

The project will see dancers with Parkinson’s and professional dance artists alike come together to experience the CID research and development process with guest choreographers, musicians and visual artists. The project has collaboration at its heart, and the dance artists recruited for this role will be comfortable dancing and performing as equals alongside people with Parkinson’s, and any family or carers who may join in this process.

 

Experience required:

  • Dance artists will have minimum 3 years’ experience in community dance, choreography, dance leading or facilitating in community contexts

  • Dance artists will be comfortable adapting, improvising and collaborating with others in creative exploration

  • Dance artists will be comfortable performing alongside a community cast

  • Dance artists will have an open an inquisitive perspective to dance making, with a responsive approach to working with people with Parkinson’s

  • Dance artists will be willing to share experience, thoughts and perspectives on dancing throughout the process of the CID project, through focus group discussion

 

Desirable experience (not essential):

  • Dance artists may have experience working with people with Parkinson’s

  • Dance artists may have experience working with live music

  • Dance artists may have experience performing in non-traditional performance spaces such as galleries, museums or in exhibition contexts

 This role will require a committed and dedicated approach to the process of dance exploration and an open, discursive approach with dancers and collaborating artists

 

Commitment:

  • A full day introduction and skills sharing – Wednesday 5th June

  • Six weekly workshops – Wednesdays from 12th June to 17th July

  • A full day sharing – Saturday 20th July

  • A full day reflection, skills sharing and CPD – Sunday 21st July

To apply:

Please complete the online application below including your CV and references by Monday 6th May, 6pm. Applicants must hold and send proof of public liability insurance and recent DBS check.

Interviews will take place on Tuesday 14th May. Applicants will be contacted about the time of their interview on or after 7th May

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