The Lowry and Rambert Choreographic Project
What are we offering?
The Lowry and Rambert are offering two independent choreographers an opportunity to deepen their competencies and practice through an exploration of the working practices within a repertoire company. Recruited through an open call application process, you will take part in an intensive laboratory process at The Lowry over Thursday 28, Friday 29 and Saturday 30th September. During this time you will have the opportunity to explore different approaches to creating new work, supported by world-renowned dance dramaturg and Rambert Artistic Associate Peggy Olislaegers.
What will you be doing?
Thurs 28 September: Observing Rambert at work
Including: discussions around the key skills choreographers need when working with repertoire companies; joining company class onstage; analysis of the difference dance languages, physicality and performativity across the programme including works by Christopher Bruce, Kim Brandstrup and Andonis Foniadakis; observing that evening’s performance of the programme.
Friday 29 September: Exploring your own practice (1)
Including: presentation of a physical fingerprint of your own work and discussion of how you might extend this; preparing and testing tasks and movement activities with both a familiar and unfamiliar dancer; sharing of material; feedback session with Mark Baldwin (Artistic Director, Rambert), Peggy Olislaegers (Artistic Associate, Rambert), Mikaela Polley (Rehearsal Director, Rambert), Andonis Foniadakis (Director, Greek National Opera Ballet) and members of The Lowry’s creative team.
Saturday 30 September: Exploring your own practice (2)
Including: Reflection on sharing and feedback; reconnecting with your work on video; ways to take your work further through tasks and movement activities; exploring your work with a Rambert dancer; sharing and feedback.
Can I apply?
Yes, if you:
– Have previously made 2-4 works.
– Are based in the independent sector (ie not currently in receipt of NPO funding)
– Are based in the UK
– Are available to attend the residential 28 – 30 September in Salford
– Are able to nominate one dancer to join you in this process on 29 & 30 September
This is an unpaid development opportunity but we will cover travel and accommodation costs.
How do I apply?
– Your CV
– A personal statement (no more than 1000w) outlining why you are interested in working with Rambert in this way and what you would love to learn through this encounter
Applications should be made by email to Claire Symonds, Lowry Theatre Programmer and Producer at claire.symonds[ATSIGN]thelowry.com by 11 August 2017.
We believe in making our opportunities as accessible as possible. Please let us know if there are barriers that might prevent you from being able to access this opportunity and we will make every effort to address these with you.
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