Ring Time – Callout for 3 Dancers

Ring Time – Callout for 3 Dancers

Dalcroze UK is looking for 3 professional dancers who are interested in exploring their musicality in an exciting project with Red Note Ensemble, based on a new short piece by Sally Beamish, from 23 – 27 October 2016.  All-inclusive fee of £1,000 for the 5 days. 

The audition will take the form of a free Dalcroze workshop led by Monica Wilkinson and Helen Gould.

When: Tuesday 14 June 2016 11.00 – 14.00

Where: Kinning Park Complex, Glasgow G41 1BA

How to apply: If you are interested in auditioning, please send your CV and a photo to Monica at ringtime@move2music.co.uk by 31 May 2016.
 

Background information

As part of the centenary celebrations for Dalcroze UK, Sally Beamish has been commissioned to write a 10-minute piece for three instruments (high/medium/low) for plastique animée (PA).  PA is a realisation of music in movement, aiming to make the music visible.  It was developed by composer, teacher and innovator Emile Jaques-Dalcroze (1865-1950) as part of his method for educating musicians and dancers. 

Music and movement share three key elements: time, space and energy.  Ring Time has been designed to highlight this and to raise the profile of Dalcroze in the UK and beyond.  It is funded by Creative Scotland (amongst others) and Christopher Hampson has agreed to mentor the project, time allowing.  An interest in music is essential.  

We are looking for three dancers who are interested in developing their choreographic practice by investigating the connection between music and movement.  The music will be made up of several contrasting short pieces for which the dancers will create movements to illuminate and enhance the music over four days.  There will be an improvisatory element to the movement. The musicians will work with the dancers on day one and day four. On Sunday 23rd (day 1) there will be an introduction to Dalcroze for all those involved in which everyone will explore how music moves.

When                          Thursday 27 October 2016

Where                         Drygate Brewery, Glasgow

Rehearsal days           Sunday 23 to Wednesday 26 October, Glasgow 

The performance day will take the form of three hour-long workshops during with the musicians and dancers will talk about the process and what they’ve learned from one another, and including a performance of the piece.  These will be targeted at different groups, probably school teachers, musicians and dancers, and Joe Public. 

 

Legacy and workshops

Following the performances on 27 October, there will be three day-long workshops on weekend days in November for musicians and dancers.  One dancer and one musician from the original performance will lead these with Dalcroze specialist, Monica Wilkinson. 

The legacy is at least as important as the première performance workshops, so we plan to document the process on film, including interviews with musicians and dancers, and a performance.  This will be used to inform and inspire future projects, but will not be sold commercially.  Dalcroze UK may use short clips on their website.

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