Dance Nation Community Show – Participant Call Out

BY Almeida Theatre   July 12, 2018

Almeida Theatre Participation are looking for a group of engaged and energetic community performers to be part of a brand new community show at the Almeida Theatre, responding to the themes of our upcoming production of Clare Barron’s Dance Nation.

Dance Nation is a ferocious exploration of youth, ambition and self-discovery following a group of dancers as they compete to take over the world.

We are looking for a group of performers of all ages – anyone from 8 – 80+ who are up for singing, dancing and sharing their views about the world. You don’t need experience and you don’t need to be brilliant singers and dancers - we just need a willingness to turn up and bring your energy into the room.

You will be working with a professional creative team: a director, a movement director and a musical director to create an original short piece of theatre with songs and some movement.

We will be holding a recruitment workshop on Sunday 22 July from 10am – 1pm at New Unity Hall, Upper Street in order to select the group we will work with. This will not be a conventional audition, more of a fun workshop. In order to sign up for the project, you need to be able to take part in all of the rehearsals outlined below.

Project Schedule

Saturday 28th July
Sunday 29th July
Monday 13th – Friday 17th August – You must be free for the whole of this week.
Tuesday 4th September - Evening
Saturday 8th September
Sunday 9th September
Tuesday 11th September - Evening
Sunday 16th September
Tuesday 18th September – Evening
Saturday 22nd September
Sunday 23rd September
Sunday 30th September – All day + Peformance at 5.30pm
Monday 1st October – Performance at 6pm

How to apply?

To apply we’d love you to tell us about three songs that have been important to you in your life. What do the songs tell us about you? You can tell us about these songs in writing, or via a short video/voice recording or you can just phone us up.

Please complete the short application via this link or call us on 02072884915 to complete the form over the phone.