balletLORENT’s Rapunzel and Rapunzel After Dark
CAST, Doncaster | 7-9 September 2023
Call Out for Professional Guest Dance Artists with their Pre-school Children
balletLORENT will present Rapunzel, our latest dance theatre production for families, and Rapunzel After Dark for adult audiences at CAST, Doncaster from 7-9 September 2023. Both shows feature balletLORENT’s dancers performing alongside a guest professional cast of local dance artists performing with their pre-school child. Local school children will also appear in Rapunzel.
We are seeking three regionally based professional dancers to join the cast with their pre-school (0-4yrs) child, and perform in two scenes in the first half of the shows. This project aims to support dance artists who are new parents, looking for opportunity to return to professional practice.
We will hold a casting workshop in Doncaster on 29 June 4.00-5.45pm. This will be a creative workshop, with the chance to learn some of the repertoire with your child, delivered in a playful and fun way.
If you are interested in attending the workshop, please send a short CV/Showreel with a Cover Email/Video Intro by 28 June to James MacGillivray, Education and Projects Manager: Email – firstname.lastname@example.org / Whatsapp - 07308 160 383
Casting Workshop at CAST, Doncaster: Thursday 29 June, 4.00-5.45pm
Rehearsals at CAST, Doncaster (To be confirmed): Friday 1 Sept 1.00-3.00pm & Saturday 2 Sept 2.00-3.30pm
Technical and Dress Rehearsals, and Performances at CAST, Doncaster (all times TBC):
Thursday 7 September, evening rehearsal approx. 5.15pm-8.15pm
Friday 8 September, approx. 12.45pm-8.00pm (6pm show Rapunzel)
Saturday 9 September, approx. 12.30pm-4.30pm & 7.00pm -10.00pm (2.30pm show Rapunzel | 8pm show Rapunzel After Dark)
A total fee of £500 is available for guest artists who complete all the rehearsal and performances. If you are not able to complete all dates due to childcare/other commitments, we may consider sharing roles with other artists, and the fee will be pro-rated. Fee payable on receipt of an invoice at the end of the project. Guest Artists will be responsible for their own tax and NI contributions. Fees include holiday pay. Please contact us if you require support for travel expenses as we may be able to subsidise some costs.
We are an equal opportunities employer, and a Parents and Carers in Performing Arts Charter Partner. We welcome applications from artists of all backgrounds, and will endeavour to support those with caring responsibilities.
balletLORENT will apply for Child Performance Licenses from the local authority for the children involved, and will provide paperwork to parents to be completed.
You can watch a trailer of Rapunzel here: https://www.balletlorent.com/productions/rapunzel-22
And learn more about the involvement of parent artists and their children here: https://vimeo.com/balletlorent/rapunzel-guest-casts
One of our Supporting Partners on this project is Dance Mama, whose aim is to advocate and celebrate professional dancing parents, highlighting the issues that they face and providing inspiration, information and connection. To support you on your journey as a dancing parent, take a look at their award-winning professional development programme, Dance Mama Live, which provides online workshops, webinars and a community of other, like-minded dancing parents. To find out more visit: www.dancemama.org/dancemamalive