Punchdrunk International (London): casting for dancers


Punchdrunk International is looking for contemporary dancers for a new London creation.

Punchdrunk are pioneers of a game changing form of theatre in which roaming audiences experience epic storytelling inside sensory theatrical worlds. Blending classic texts, physical performance, award-winning design installation and unexpected sites, the company’s infectious format rejects the passive obedience usually expected of audiences.

Their performance style requires committed, versatile dancers with very strong improvisation and choreographic skills. The company’s work is usually presented on an epic scale, staged inside vast, empty buildings transformed into the world of performance.

We are looking for dynamic and charismatic performers with strong contact and/or partnering skills and an interest in acting and narrative. Dancers should have excellent contemporary dance technique and at least 1 year of professional experience.

We are particularly keen to meet a range of dancers both young (21-25 years) and mature dancers (40+ years) as we will be creating character-based roles. A knowledge of Felix Barrett, Maxine Doyle and Punchdrunk’s work is advantageous.

As an Equal Opportunities Employer, Punchdrunk International actively welcome applications from all sectors of the community, regardless of gender, age, race, sexuality or ability and makes appointments solely on the ability to fulfil the duties of the post. We want to hear from everyone.

Full availability from February 2020 is required.

To submit, for consideration: Auditions, by invitation only, will take place in London the week of 16th September 2019. To apply for an audition, please send the following to casting@punchdrunk.comby 12pm on Monday 2nd September:

•Full CV
•2 Photographs (full body and headshot)
•Video link to your work
Please put ‘London Auditions’ in the subject line of the email. Suitable candidates will receive an invitation to audition by Friday 6th September by 5pm.

Your video should be of you ideally doing a solo performance (however this can be highlighted within a group work) and improvisation, lasting no longer than 3 minutes in length.

Please attach a private video link (through YouTube or Vimeo) and ensure that the link is working prior to sending. Applications without a video (or with a non-working) link will not be considered.

Photos should be a head-shot (frontal and well-lit) and a full-body picture where you are visible, frontal and standing.

Rates of pay are above Equity minimum rates. Candidates who are invited to audition will be required to sign a non-disclosure agreement.