DV8 FREE PROFESSIONAL DEVELOPMENT WORKSHOP
DV8 will be running a two-week intensive workshop in London this summer. The workshop is subsidised by DV8 and free of charge to all participants. We are offering a rare opportunity for professional dancers to experience DV8’s unique working methods.
This free two-week intensive course will be led by the company’s Artistic Director, Lloyd Newson, along with Creative Associate Hannes Langolf and long-term DV8 performer Ermira Goro. It will focus on verbatim physical theatre – the connection between text, meaning and movement – and understanding how body language influences performance. Dancers will be encouraged to confront their physical habits and develop a strong sensibility for detail and authenticity in choreography and the spoken word.
Participants will be selected at an open audition held at Rambert Studios, 99 Upper Ground, London, SE1 9PP, United Kingdom.
Open audition date: Sunday, 1 July 2018 at 10am.
Entry is by in-person audition only and you must register in advance to audition. Please complete the form below in order to register for the open audition.
There are 20 workshop places available.
The workshop is free of charge - subsidised by DV8 Physical Theatre. However, all successful applicants will be asked for a £200 deposit to secure their place. This will be returned to you once you have completed the full two-week workshop.
Click HERE to watch a video from DV8’s previous 2015 Development Workshop in London.
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TO REGISTER PLEASE COMPLETE AND SUBMIT THE FORM BELOW:
Below is a summary of common questions that we are asked about our intensive workshops
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- How do I apply for the free workshop?
- What does the application involve?
- What happens to my personal information when I upload it?
- Can anyone apply?
- When is the open audition?
- Where is the open audition located?
- Are Rambert Studios accessible?
- Does auditioning cost?
- Are there any bursaries?
- What will DV8 be looking for?
- I am an actor / performer interested in auditioning. How much dance training is required of your participants?
- Can I send a video audition?
- Will the audition be held in English?
- How long is the audition?
- How will the audition be run? Will the company class be observed?
- Do I need to prepare anything?
- What should I wear?
- Will the audition/workshop be filmed or photographed?
- How many workshop places are available?
- When will I hear if I am successful?
- When is the workshop?
- When will the workshop run daily?
- Where is the workshop?
- Who will lead the workshop?
- How much is the workshop?
- Are there any other expenses to consider?
You will need to attend our open audition. To do this, you must register by completing the form on this web page.
You will be asked to submit your CV, a current headshot and your contact details.
For those who gain a place on our workshop (or waiting list), we will store your personal information for up to 2 years, in case we wish to contact you about further opportunities / a job. For all other applicants we will retain your personal information confidentially for up to 3 months after your audition, at which point we will delete it. However, you will have the option to join our mailing list to stay in touch about future opportunities.
This opportunity is open to all dancers and choreographers at professional or advanced student levels. Applicants must be a minimum of 18 years old.
Sunday, 1 July 2018 at 10am.
The audition will be held at Rambert Studios, 99 Upper Ground, London, SE1 9PP, United Kingdom.
Yes. Rambert Studios are wheelchair accessible. If you would like to discuss an access requirement further please email [email protected]
The audition itself is free of charge, subsidised by DV8 Physical Theatre. However, you will need to cover all other costs, including your accommodation & travel to get there.
Unfortunately we are not able to offer any bursaries, as the audition and workshop are already subsidised by DV8 Physical Theatre.
We are looking for exceptional dancers, who are keen to challenge and develop their training, performance and creative skills.
DV8 Physical Theatre works with and encourages applications from performers of a variety of skilled backgrounds. However, this workshop will specifically require a refined level of physical understanding of all successful participants and every workshop day will start with a high-level dance class.
No. It is important to us that all applicants audition in-person.
Yes - both the audition and two-week workshop will be held in English. Due to the nature of the work, all participants must have an excellent command of spoken English.
The audition day will start promptly at 10am, the call will finish by 6pm. However, all participants will be required to arrive early to check-in. Each participant will be allocated an audition group and a time slot. Please note, your time slot may require you to return later in the day. We request that you arrive in good time.
In the first audition round, you will be led through a technical dance class, followed by tasked improvisations. All sessions will be observed.
There is no need to prepare anything. You will be fully led through the audition.
Please wear clothes you are comfortable moving in.
In order to find the 20 participants, there will be several culls throughout the day. The latest call will finish by 6pm.
The audition may be filmed or photographed for reference purposes only.
We have 20 workshop places available.
Successful participants will hear from us by the 4th of July.
6th - 18th August 2018.
The two-week workshop will run six days a week from Monday to Saturday. Sunday is a rest day.
Every day will start promptly with class at 10am and finish at 5pm.
The workshop will be led by Lloyd Newson, with Hannes Langolf & Ermira Goro.
The workshop itself is free of charge - subsidised by DV8 Physical Theatre. However, you will need to cover all other costs, including your accommodation & travel to get there.
PLEASE NOTE: All successful workshop applicants will be asked for a £200 deposit to secure their place. This will be returned to you once you have completed the full two-week workshop. All workshop participants will need to sign a workshop agreement to confirm that you agree to and adhere to the 'Dancer Guidelines' outlined in the welcome pack provided to successful applicants.