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Performer call-out for 2022 creation and tour

Performer call-out for 2022 creation and tour

We are seeking two physical/dance/circus performers for our upcoming 2022 creation and tour of Look Mum, No Hands!, a co-production between Daryl Beeton Productions and Mimbre. We are seeking 

1, A physical performer who is a wheelchair user and identifies as Disabled
2, A partner-acrobat with strong movement skills (non-disabled or Disabled).

We are looking for playful, inquisitive and creative performers with a young playing-age, who have experience of working on professional productions, such as dance, physical theatre, circus, gymnastic or paracheering projects in the past and is interested in exploring and learning new inclusive acrobatics skills to create new physical, creative choreographies.   

ABOUT THE SHOW

Look Mum, No Hands! is a new outdoor production which will tour libraries and outdoor festivals and events across England from April 2022.

Look Mum, No Hands! is a tender story of friendship, taking risks and developing your independence, for family audiences.

It explores a visually beautiful, and physically surprising, coming-of-age story about two friends testing their own boundaries. Together they explore freedom, taking risks and independence and how they change depending on if you’re Disabled, or not.

Look Mum, No Hands! Is a new piece of physical theatre that combines an original score, with new approaches to choreography. A high quality indoor or outdoor show with two performers. It playfully uses movement and physicality to gently push the boundaries of what is possible and what our expectations are.

Look Mum, No Hands! is a collaboration between Daryl Beeton Productions and Mimbre, supported by The Spark Arts for Children. In 2021 the R&D for Look Mum, No Hands is supported by Blueprint: Without Walls Consortium‘s R&D Investment Fund.

ABOUT THE ROLE

Role 1, We are looking for a performer of all genders who is a wheelchair user and identifies as Disabled, with a young playing age. We are looking for a playful, inquisitive and creative performer who has experience of working on professional productions, such as dance, physical theatre, circus, gymnastic or paracheering projects in the past and is interested in exploring and learning new inclusive acrobatics skills to create unique, physical and creative choreographies.   

Performer Requirements: 
A wheelchair user 
Experience of dance/movement or physical theatre
Experience of devising new work
Not afraid to take risks 
A collaborative and exploratory working approach 
Previous acrobatic experience is NOT required
Committed to work with an inclusive and equality driven approach to creating and touring

Role 2, We are looking for a female or non-binary acrobatic performer with strong movement skills and a young playing age. We are looking for a playful, inquisitive and creative performer who has experience of working on professional productions, such as dance, physical theatre, circus, gymnastic or paracheering projects in the past and is interested in exploring and inventing new inclusive acrobatics skills to create unique physical & creative choreographies.   

Performer Requirements: 
Acrobat with experience of partner acrobatics, preferably as a middle or flyer.
Experience of dance/movement or physical theatre
Experience of devising new work
Not afraid to take risks 
A collaborative and exploratory working approach 
Committed to work with an inclusive and equality driven approach to creating and touring

DATES 

Rehearsals: 
Feb 2022
22nd, 23rd & 24th February – Pre-rehearsal training 
March 2022:
14th March – 1st April – Rehearsal period (Monday-Friday)

Tour Dates:
April 2022:
4th – 12th –  Performances in libraries 
May 2022
7th – 29th May (1 weekend – exact dates tbc) 
21st – 22nd May + Travel days
June 2022:
2nd-3rd June + Travel days
11-12 June + Travel days
July 2022:
1st – 3rd July + Travel days
22nd – 24th July + Travel days
August 2022:
4th – 7th August + Travel days
19th – 21st August + Travel days
27th – 28th August + Travel days

FEE:

A weekly fee of £550 will be paid for the 3 week rehearsal and 1 week library tour. (total £2,200) + relocation fee of £150 a week if required (2 weeks of rehearsals will take place in London)
The pre-rehearsal training will be paid at £110 per day (£330 for 3 days). 
Whilst on tour we will pay a touring fee of £600 per weekend performance, which includes travel days.
Whilst on tour travel, accommodation and per-diems will be provided

Role Share
We are open to tour the production with 2 performers sharing 1 role (both for role 1 and 2). We are committed to ensuring a meaningful role share opportunity, where each artist gets to bring their strength, skills and character, not only learning someone else’s part. A role share will also ensure our performers are able to perform at their best, allowing space within the tour for artists to rest and provide a cushion for the demands of touring the production. Therefore, if you are interested in the role, but not available for all the tour dates listed, please contact us listing clearly your availability and non-availability and we will consider how/if this can work.

HOW TO APPLY:

Auditions will be held in London on Wednesday, 19th January 2022 For those traveling from outside of London we will provide a travel reimbursement of £30.

To apply please submit the following, either as documents, a short video recording or links:
+ A  CV or similar, highlighting relevant performance experience
+ Links of two short examples of previous work, or an edited showreel. 
+ Confirmation you are able to attend the audition on the above date and available for the dates outlined or if you are not available for any please state clearly your non-availability. 

DEADLINE:

Please send us your details by 6pm Wednesday, 12th January 2022
We will let you know if your invited to the audition by Friday, 14th January 2022 

Please send your information to both: hello@darylbeeton.com and lina@mimbre.co.uk.

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