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Dance Blast
Dance Artists / Choreographers
Location: Monmouthshire
Salary: Commissioning fee of £3,000 includes expenses
Deadline: 18 October 2019
Dance Blast invite dance artists/choreographers to make applications to create new work for its flagship community groups: Monmouthshire Youth Dance Company (MYDC) and Monmouthshire Connected Dance Company (MCDC) - a diverse ability company and a newly formed inclusive company. The project will culminate in performances on location at Abergavenny Castle in April 2020.
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The commission is part of IGNITE 19/20 and follows several highly successful IGNITE projects, all ACW lottery funded. IGNITE aims to provide new, inventive and exciting opportunities to challenge and develop community dancers living in Monmouthshire.

Previous Ignite projects culminated in highly acclaimed performances with works commissioned from, Citrus Arts, John Ross (John Ross Dance), Paul Bayes Kitcher (Fallen Angels Dance Theatre Company), Wayne Parsons, Ballet Nimba, Mathieu Geffré (NDCWales) Chloe Loftus and Lauren Poulton, Jack Philip and Beth Powesland Kapow Dance. IGNITE 2020 will build on the success of past Ignite projects, developing the technical, choreographic and performance skills.

IGNITE 2020 will commission three professional dance artists/choreographers to create three new 10-15 minute dance pieces.

Members of MYDC and MCDC will view all applications, shortlist and audition potential candidates, then select the choreographers they wish to commission.

IGNITE 2020 will culminate in public performances showcasing all the new works created for the project at Abergavenny Castle (an outdoor space)

Guidelines for Commissions

  • Commissioned works to be between 10-15 minutes in length
  • Commissioned works should be suitable for mixed audience bearing in mind factors such as age suitability and type/style
  • Chosen choreographer MUST be available for dates listed above.

The commissioning fee of £3,000 includes travel expenses, accommodation and all preparation time/creation/rehearsal time

There will be an additional budget for costumes etc.

How to Apply

If you would like more information OR TO APPLY please contact Sally Carlson Dance Blast Company Director on the telephone number / email / postal address detailed below. 

Deadline: Friday 8 October 8pm

Contact Details
Phone: 07515 030 926
Postal Address:
The Dance Centre, Pen Y Pound, Abergavenny NP7 5UD