Gary Rowntree required four professional dancers for a new 1920’s style production that takes place this December at the Waterfront Hall, Belfast.

Where: Belfast, Northern Ireland, UK

Deadline for applications: 15th Oct 2017

The production requires 2 female & 2 male dancers. (Aged 18+) All dancers applying must:

· Have experience of working in a range of styles of dance,
· Be highly skilled and versatile,
· Have some partner work experience and

· Be available for a week of rehearsals at the end of November, and at least four performance dates in December. Dates TBC.

The rate of pay is £920. This is inclusive of rehearsals and Performances. If additional performances are required, then and additional fee will be paid.

To apply, please send us an email to attaching your CV and a showreel. Please ensure your CV states your height and costume fitting requirements.

Closing date: 15th Oct 2017.

Note: Gary Rowntree is working with Plan B Productions. Video showreel of Plan B productions can be found here:

For further information, please visit


Tinderbox Theatre Company are currently looking for a skilled male dancer with the following skills:
A high level of contemporary technique.
Confident with improvisation in devising and performance with strong physical theatre skills.

Where: Belfast, Northern Ireland

Deadline for applications: 15th October

If you are interested, please send C.V to to be considered for an audition which will take place in November. Date to be confirmed. Deadline for expression of Interest 15th October.
Rehearsals January 2018.
Performance 13th-18th and 24th February.

For further information, please visit






Souliris productions ( is looking for male dancers for the roles of The Actor, The Musician and the Admirer for a story-based one-act Christmas ballet “Christmas X 3” ( that will be staged on 9 December, 2017, in the Four Seasons Hotel des Bergues, Geneva, Switzerland with rehearsals taking place in Geneva, Switzerland from 3 to 9 December 2017.

Where: The Four Seasons Hotel des Bergues, Geneva, Switzerland

When: 9 December 2017

Deadline for applications: 15 October 2017

The required profile:

Appearance: height – 175-180 cm

Skills: The candidate should ideally possess classical background with skills and experience in contemporary dance such as Graham technique, contact/partnering and solo improvisation as well as classical pas de deux. Any other contemporary ballet dance technique is a bonus.

The candidate should have a proven record of the contemporary techniques experience or taken workshops of the specified techniques.

Additional skills:

  • acting skills or talents are a bonus
  • ability to work both independently and within a team (essential)

Dance experience: 2-3 years (free-lance experience is preferred but not essential)

The chosen candidates will be contacted for a private interview and an audition.

The deadline for applications – 15 October 2017


To apply, please email your full CV, photographs, and video reels of the work to the attention of Seraphima Bogomolova at with the subject line ‘Christmas X 3’ ballet auditions.

Contact details:

For further information, please visit
Company’s site:
The performance site:


Jane Franklin Dance is seeking strong performers immediately for upcoming performances (US Residents only). Paid rehearsals/performances and collaborative environment. Must be available for Monday and Thursday rehearsals weekly in Arlington, VA

Where: Theatre on the Run, 3700 S Four Mile Run Drive, Arlington VA 22206, US

When: October 16th, 2017 at 4pm

Deadline for applications: October 15th by 5pm

How to apply: **US Residents Only** Email Resume and Headshot to

Contact details: or by phone 703-933-1111

For further information, please visit

Call to artists: DanceMatters Series 2 – Rebel Yells

Series 2 – Rebel Yells

February 24 @ 8pm, 25 @ 4pm

Tech rehearsals: February 23 after 5pm

Venue: Pia Bouman School

Deadline October 27, 11:59pm

Our Rebel Yells series is an exciting program featuring artists creating work that is edgy, highly physical or unconventional.

If selected you will receive an honourarium of $500, a video of each performance, full technical staff and marketing as well as a fantastic opportunity to show your work and meet other artists! We offer a travel stipend for out of town artists. This opportunity is available to artists who, at minimum, have completed a professional training program or equivalent and professional choreographers as defined by The Canadian Artist Code.

To apply please send the following via email to by the deadline (no exceptions):

  1. Choreographers’ CV, contact information and biography
  2. Performer biographies
  3. Piece description
  4. A paragraph explaining how the proposed work relates to the theme presented in the series. Interpretations are encouraged. *This is an important aspect of your application. Please give this aspect of the proposal considerable thought.
  5. List of props, or special technical requests.
  6. A video of the proposed work or a recent work or work-in-progress. You may send the video via Youtube link or vimeo (with password), or web link. *Please ensure your privacy settings are turned off where necessary.

Works of a minimum of 5min up to a maximum of 20min will be considered. You may propose an excerpt of a longer work, a remounted work, or a new piece. This series is meant to showcase finished works/well-developed pieces and NOT works-in-progress.

If the work you are proposing is not finished as of the application deadline, please show video excerpts of rehearsal footage of the work and clearly dictate with description and video your ideas/rough rehearsal footage to provide an indication as to how the work will be completed.

Curatorial Criteria

Dance Matters’ rotating curatorial committee makes its decisions by upholding the following criteria:

  • Works of clarity in form and idea
  • Works of strong artistic integrity
  • Works showcasing spirited performances
  • Works from artists who are not presented frequently in other platforms
  • Works from a range of artists – from emerging to senior
  • A range of solo, duet or group work
  • A range of dance aesthetics and viewpoints

Photo of: Jordana Deveau, Choreographer: Louis Laberge-Côté by Kevin Konnyu

Toronto’s DOORS OPEN seeks proposals: deadline Monday, October 16, 2017


Doors Open Toronto is a free weekend celebration that creates access to, heightens awareness of, and generates excitement about Toronto’s architecture, history and urban design. 150 of Toronto’s most historic and/or architecturally significant buildings, many not normally open to the public, open their doors for tours and/or special programs. The 19th annual Doors Open Toronto presented by Great Gulf returns on Saturday, May 26 and Sunday, May 27, 2018.

The theme for the 2018 event is “Film” and will involve sites with a history of being locations for a variety of film and television shows, film studios, pre- and post-production houses, schools and training programs, film and video co-ops and other sites involved directly or indirectly with the Toronto film scene. We are looking for projects that will specifically tie in with this theme.

As part of the 2018 special programming we invite artists to submit proposals for projects that connect to the Doors Open Toronto programming and reference the theme. We encourage artists from across disciplines to apply. Proposals should be for projects up to a maximum of $3,000.


The deadline to submit proposals is Monday, October 16, 2017. Applications should adhere to the following guidelines:

  • 2 pages maximum
  • Include a description of the project and its concept
  • Include background information on the applicant—are you an organization, a collective or an individual?
  • Include relevant documentation of past or present work (video, website, visuals)
  • Include budget breakdown with in-kind resources to be contributed by applicant
  • Connect to Doors Open programming themes
  • Proposed locations of projects can be a site on the Doors Open building list or at City Hall. We will accept suggestions of new locations however, to be considered, the location will have to be assessed by the City of Toronto and commit to be open 10-5pm for the two days of the Doors Open event.

Please submit applications by email to Or by mail to the address below:

Kerri MacDonald
Doors Open Toronto, Special Events
City Hall, 6th Floor West Tower
100 Queen Street West
Toronto, Ontario M6H 2N2

Applications are now open for the Indigenous Culture Fund

Applications are now available for all three funding programs under the Indigenous Culture Fund (ICF). The ICF programs for individuals and organizations have been established to support First Nations, Inuit and Métis communities, culture and way of life.

ICF Small Grants

  • What this program supports: Short-term community, culture and way-of-life projects in Ontario with grants of up to $5,000.
  • Who can apply: Ontario-based Indigenous organizations, groups and individuals. First-time applicants, youth and Elders are all encouraged to apply.
  • Deadline: Applications accepted year-round.
  • Full details on this program.

ICF Project Grants for Individuals, Groups and Collectives

  • What this program supports: Larger community, culture and way-of-life projects in Ontario, with up to $30,000 for short-term projects and up to $60,000 for long-term projects.
  • Who can apply: Ontario-based Indigenous organizations, groups and individuals.
  • Deadline: November 1, 2017 at 1 p.m.
  • Full details on this program.

ICF Project Grants for Organizations

  • What this program supports: Large-scale projects undertaken by Indigenous organizations in Ontario, with up to $60,000 for short-term projects and up to $120,000 for long-term projects.
  • Who can apply: Ontario-based Indigenous organizations – including not-for profits, schools, service organizations, community centres, councils and more.
  • Deadline: November 1, 2017 at 1 p.m.
  • Full details on this program.

About ICF

This fund is part of the Government of Ontario’s response to the Calls to Action of the Truth and Reconciliation Commission of Canada (TRC). The OAC and Ministry of Tourism, Culture and Sport (MTCS) acknowledge and thank all of the survivors, their relations and the TRC.

ICF was created through a process of extensive outreach and collaboration with Indigenous communities across Ontario. ICF exists to support cultural priorities and activities as defined by Indigenous peoples and communities, including on and off-reserve, urban, rural and remote.

The goals of ICF programs are to:

  • Support the vitality and diversity of First Nations, Inuit and Métis expression and ways of life.
  • Create opportunities for Indigenous people to continue community building.
  • Support community-based activities that foster well-being and resilience for Indigenous peoples of all ages.
  • Support Indigenous peoples to engage in and share cultural practices, knowledge and learning.
  • Support Indigenous language revitalization.

The process of engagement is an ongoing one. If you have feedback on ICF, we would like to hear from you.

Click here to sign up for news about ICF.

The ICF Team

This new fund is administered by Indigenous staff members at the OAC, on behalf of the Province of Ontario through the MTCS.

If you have any questions about the ICF programs, please contact:

Kateri Gauthier
Indigenous Culture Fund
Program Administrator
1-800-387-0058, ext. 7424

Darlene Naponse
Indigenous Community
Engagement Developer

Erika Iserhoff (after October 2, 2017)
Indigenous Culture Fund
Grants Facilitator
Erika’s contact information will be
available as of October 2, 2017.

Janine Manning
Manager of the Indigenous Culture Fund
1-800-387-0058, ext.7469

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The Indigenous Culture Fund is part of Ontario’s response to the Truth and Reconciliation Commission of Canada. We thank the Commission and all the survivors who shared their stories for pointing the way forward.

Audition in Varna? Yoga for performers in London? Dancing Opportunities await!

Dreaming of dancing in Varna? This week’s DANCING OPPORTUNITIES are perfect for you! As alway, click on the header to go through to the full listing:

Audition Notice State Opera Varna

Varna State Opera (Bulgaria) is holding an audition for  male and female dancers. A high level in classical dance is required. Where: Varna Opera House, Varna, Bulgaria When: 10:00 AM, October 2, 2017 Deadline for applications: September 29, 2017 To apply please send your CV, photos and videos until latest December 10, 2016 to

NOD Workshop With Theo Tj Lowe

NOD International Contemporary dance Program invites professional dancers to join 5 intensive days with THEO TJ LOWE When: October 23 – 27 Schedule: h: 9,30/10,45 ballet class Wednesday and Friday Wednesday and Friday h: 11,00/14,30 Theo TJ Lowe work Monday, Tuesday and Thursday h: 10,00/13,30 Theo TJ Lowe work Where: Centro Danza Royal – Italy

I.D. Night Open Call

This season I.D is a unique and exciting opportunity for all up and coming artists from every art form to have their work profiled. I.D. Night: Open Call is an opportunity for emerging artists of all genres to display their work as part of a scratch night based at The Courtyard Hereford.

Sport&Science with Patrick Rump

Sport&Science with Patrick Rump Where: Art Factory International, Via della Casa Buia 4/A Bologna, Italy When: 13 – 16 November 2017 / 10 am to 16pm With a background in Martial Arts competing for the German National Karate Team, Patrick has a particular interest in the application of Sports Science, Sports Medicine and Educational Science.

NOD Intensive Led By James Finnemore

NOD is happy to Invite you to the  Intensive 5 days led by JAMES FINNEMORE When: October 16 -20 / Schedule: h: 10,00/13,30 Where: Centro Danza Royal Via San Marino 89/14, Torino, Italy James Finnemore After graduating from the Northern School of Contemporary Dance, James undertook a graduate apprenticeship with Hofesh Shechter Company.

Open Call 2018 Artists In Residence

AADK Spain invites artists and researchers from all disciplines who wish to produce works related to AADK’s primary lines of research – Body, Territory and Spatiality – with this call in particular emphasising the idea of “Spatiality”. Centro Negra, the site of AADK Spain, is located in the town of Blanca.

Anatomy in Motion and at Rest Free Workshop

This workshop aims to help performers look after themselves to avoid injury or stress. Leon Baugh will introduce you to some basic massage techniques and Anatomy in Motion exercises which can be used to warm up or warm down in the rehearsal room.

Recovery Room Free Workshop

Being involved in theatre and performance often involves periods of intense activity and high adrenaline levels which can result in feelings of depletion or ‘burn out’. Led by Angelika Grohmann, who has taught Yoga full time for over 25 years, this workshop will focus on restorative postures, breathing exercises and some basic meditation techniques.

Making Dance Happen Call Out For Collaborators

Making Dance Happen is running our third project in Peru in early 2018. We now have three spaces open for dance artists to join us for a month of dance activities in Chincha Alta, Peru. We collaborate closely with a local NGO, Social Creativa on providing a dance programme that functions as a summer school.

DANCING OPPORTUNITIES this week include a chance to work with PINA BAUSH’s company…


Ever wanted to dance with Pina Baush’s company? Are you a gentleman of a certain age? DANCING OPPORTUNITIES could make your dreams come true…

As always, click on the header to get to the full listing.

Extras for Pina Pausch & Tanztheaterwuppertal ‘Victor’

Extras for Pina Pausch & Tanztheaterwuppertal ‘Victor’ needed. Where: deSingel Antwerp, Belgium When: 10 Dec – 17 Dec

An audition will be scheduled on 10th of Dec. Fifteen older gentlemen (preferably older than 65), dressed in dark colored clothing. (Costumes not provided) During the performance the gentlemen will take part in two small group dances.

Audition Notice Another Kind of Blue

For the national theatre tour “Flirt with Reality”, Another Kind of Blue is looking for experienced dancers (male and female). Where: The Hague, The Netherlands When: October 22nd 2017 Deadline for applications: October 6th Tour period: October 2018 – February 2019 Rehearsal period*: November 2017 – October 2018

Movement Immersion with Bruno Caverna

Movement Immersion with Bruno Caverna Where: Lalita Devi Escuela de Vida (Spain) When: 17th – 24th September 2017 TO WHOM regardless of field of provenance, the event is addressed to whoever is willing to dive into a week long experience aimed to enrich and widen own self-discovery path within a varied community of people…

Blue Cloud Scratch Open Call

Blue Cloud Scratch are seeking submissions from dance artists to present short works at our scratch night on Thursday 5 October. Pieces can be up to 15 minutes long and we prioritise new work and works-in-progress rather than completed pieces. Please note: we can only accept applications from UK residents Where: Blue Elephant Theatre, London.

AUDITIONS for the Intensive Course in Interpretation and Choreography VI

AUDITIONS for the Intensive Course in Interpretation and Choreography VI September 30th, at 11am – Lugar Instável, Oporto November – Jazzy Dance Studios, Lisbon.

6th No Borders Project

The No Borders project aims to bridge encounters between dance, music, photography, film, conceptual arts, philosophy and spirituality to create an environment for free expression and creation through dance. The collaborators-participants will focus on researching and reflecting on the subject matters of borders, identity and cross-cultural communication to identify, eliminate, and within such a collective.

Open Ballet Class ‘Rule of Three’

Open ballet class ‘Rule of Three’ Professional dancers are welcome to join the ballet classes that are organised as warming-up for the dancers of ‘Rule of Three’, a choreography by Jan Martens. The instructor is Anne-Lise Brevers (BE-USA), who has experience as a dancer for Cie Greffe and Romeo Castellucci.

Intensive Workshop with Frey Faust in Lithuania

Axis Syllabus 3 day intensive workshop with Frey Faust. Where: Vilnius, Lithuania Workshop location: Holiday Park ”Auksine Giria”situated in the beautiful surroundings of the Asvejos National Park. When: October 27-29, 2017 Deadline for applications: October 20th

The Audition Workshop with NDCWales Rehearsal Director Lee Johnston

TAW aims to help dancers​ prepare for the different aspects of the auditioning process. We do this by offering individual feedback, given to you by professionals in the field who will observe you in the workshops throughout the day. Here’s what we did at TAW with Sam Coren ex-dancer of Hofesh Shechter: TAW Mini Movie.

MOONHORSE early registration deadline is TODAY!