Rambert2 Q&A

Applications for the 2018-19 Rambert2 ensemble are now closed.

What experience are you looking for?
We’re looking for exceptional contemporary dancers with limited professional experience. We welcome applicants with different technical bases to their training or experience, but you must have appetite and aptitude for the kind of contemporary dance made by the choreographers creating work for Rambert2. You may have recently completed, or be currently completing, full-time vocational dance training at a conservatoire or university, but formal academic qualifications are not required.

How old do I need to be?
Applicants must be over 18 years old on 1 July 2018. We are looking for dancers at the beginning of their careers.

Do I need to be UK-based?
We welcome applicants from anywhere in the world. If you are from a country that’s not in the European Economic Area (or Switzerland), you may need to apply for a student visa if selected to join Rambert2. We will help you with this process. You must be able to speak, read and write English. You will need to base yourself in or near London for the duration of your time with Rambert2.

Do I have to travel to London to audition?
Yes. If you’re are planning on travelling from outside Europe, please contact us auditions[ATSIGN]rambert.org.uk ahead of booking your audition time slot.

How will the auditions work?
When you register you will need to choose a 5-hour time slot. You will need to arrive at the start time to sign in and your audition will happen during this slot. The full audition process will be detailed in an email you will receive once you’ve registered

What should my personal statement include?
Brief information about yourself, your background, and what interests you about this opportunity. You don’t need to include lots of detail, and we’re really not bothered about spelling, syntax or grammar. It must not be more than 800 words.

Can I do other work while in the company?
Rambert2 is a full-time commitment. You must be available for the entire period of July 2018 – July 2019. There will be designated holiday weeks during the year.

What are the financial arrangements?
Dancers selected for Rambert2 will receive a tax-free bursary of £16,500. This is intended to cover both tuition fees and living costs. It is calculated to be equivalent, after fees, to receiving the London Living Wage for your time with the company. You will receive per diem living expenses when on tour outside of London. You may also be eligible for a postgraduate student loan, although we hope you wouldn’t require a loan.

What is the academic element?
During your time with Rambert2 you will work towards a new qualification, an MA in Professional Dance Performance, awarded by Rambert School and validated by the University of Kent. This study is based on reflective learning, and aimed at developing your practice as a critically-engaged, thinking dance artist. It will include a public seminar series hearing from leading contemporary artists in different fields.

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