Dance On Ensemble is looking for experienced professional dancers over the age of 40


The Dance On Ensemble is looking for experienced professional dancers over the age of 40, an initiative by DIEHL+RITTER that celebrates the artistic excellence of older dancers and explores the relationship between dance and age both on stage and in society.

Where: Berlin, Germany
When: December 2018 (exact date tbc)

Deadline for applications: 25 September 2018

The project has recently concluded its first phase, the DANCE ON 1st Edition which ran from 2014 to 2018 and focused on building, performing and touring a repertoire for dancers 40+ by world-class choreographers and directors, Rabih Mroué, William Forsythe, Deborah Hay, Jan Martens, Ersan Mondtag, and Johannes Wieland, among others. While at the same time
contributing to a participatory dance project for amateurs 60+ in Berlin (DANCE ON LOKAL) and an ambitious research programme on the topic of dance and age.

Now DANCE ON has received funding for an additional five years from the German Federal Government Commissioner for Culture and the Media (BKM) and is set to enter its 2nd Edition. During this new phase we are looking to expand the DANCE ON ENSEMBLE, opening its structure to include a larger section of the dance scenes in Berlin, Germany, and further afield. Its artistic direction will be assumed by Ty Boomershine.

The work will be project-based and offer flexible contracts of varying lengths from 2019 onwards. Projects will include small-scale and larger productions, mainly produced in Berlin, realised in collaboration with a wide range of partners. Among DANCE ON’s core values is the validation of dancers’ lived history and embodied knowledge. The support and celebration of dancers over 40 that continue to perform and work professionally. Equally important is a commitment to tackling widespread ageism in the dance sector and in society.

To apply, please send the following to by 25 September 2018:
– A written statement on why you are interested in and how you identify with the DANCE ON mission, and how you would help to communicate it to the world.
– CV
– Video link of recent performance or studio rehearsal. The video must be of good quality and you need to be clearly and completely visible. If there are other performers in the frame, please add a note to indicate who you are.

Auditions will be by invitation only, at a date to be announced.

Contact details
Diehl+Ritter gUG
Crellestr. 29-30
10827 Berlin
+49 (0) 3081828233

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