Head of Catalyst, Bush Hartshorn, would like to invite submissions from artists whose practice is
rooted in dance, movement or choreography to submit a proposal for a work of up to 12 minutes
and 30 seconds in length, to be performed as part of the Dance Base Spring Showcase on Saturday
17 February at 20.00. These works can be full-length works, extracts, or works in progress.
We welcome applications from a broad range of performance methodologies, including but not
limited to: physical theatre, live art, circus performance, burlesque, and cabaret. The showcase
is designed to allow artists an opportunity to try out a new idea in front of an audience, and we
are keen to see a diversity of creative practice. We are looking to provide an evening of high
quality work/ideas that can be woven together to present an exciting experience for the audience.
There will be a 45-minute tech slot on the day of the showcase, the space is an open studio theatre,
with no wings and the performance space will be set up with an end-on, raked seating bank, and
with a black dance floor (dimensions 9m x 6m). There is a basic overhead lighting rig.
Artists will be provided with a fee of £100 to develop the piece and offered rehearsal space in
Dance Base in the week leading up to the performance.
The performance will be photographed professionally and the images will be made available
to the artists at no cost.
HOW TO APPLY:
To apply please send the following to Helen McIntosh firstname.lastname@example.org by
Friday 19 January at 11.00.
> A proposal summary including simple technical requirements (no more than 1 x A4 page)
> An artist biography or CV with links to previous work
We will respond to all applications by Thursday 1 February.