THEATRE - Trained Dancers (aged 23+, from Plymouth, Devon & Cornwall area) for FUSE Diverse Dance “Movers & Shakers” company (apply by 15th August)


CASTING - FUSE Diverse Dance Movers & Shakers

We’re looking for:

- local trained dancers aged 23+ from the Plymouth, Devon and Cornwall area to be part of our FUSE Diverse Dance “Movers & Shakers” company.

This is a new company put together for the 2019-2020 FUSE year. These are paid positions (rate of pay below)

Who are our Movers & Shakers?
Curious, open minded and rebellious dance makers who will work together to co-create a shared vocabulary and prepare a dance piece that will be performed in FUSE events.

Movers and Shakers
 are engaging performers and experienced in theatre & site work.
Movers and Shakers have a training background to a proficient professional standard.
Movers and Shakers have an aptitude in one or many dance styles.
Movers and Shakers are connected to the Plymouth and Devon dance community and want to collaborate across their practice.

What will the company do?
The company will dance together each month, training with guest companies and engaging in a creative process that explores each others movement languages. The in depth choreographic processes and discussions will be guided by the FUSE Diverse Dance leaders and extend the ongoing action research to find a model of making that can work and a language that reflects the city.

Movers & Shakers Timeline
12 & 13 Sept 2019 Free Residency with Alleyne Dance
14 Sept 2019 Performance with Alleyne Dance & FUSE for Plymouth Respect Festival
14 - 25 Oct 2019 Free class with Chayya Collective
26 Oct 2019 Performance in Dance Platform Movers and Shakers at Barbican Theatre
31 Oct - 2 Nov 2019 Illuminate Light Festival Performance (one evening - tbc)
January 2020 Building & developing the work for February 2020 production (two days/ four evenings)
16 - 20 Feb 2020 Free Alleyne Dance residency with FUSEto devise & co-perform a chapter
21 & & 22 Feb 2020 Performance in the FUSE Production.

What is on offer?
As a company member you’ll have:
  • Contracted employment of five performance days (total £480).
  • Free CPD residencies and masterclasses with Alleyne Dance, FUSE Diverse Dance, Chayya Collective and visiting dancers from a rich mix of styles.
  • Support from Barbican Theatre’s Creative Producer (Dan Baker) and FUSE Leader (Suzie West) with four hours of professional development time.
  • Some studio time at Barbican Theatre for your professional use.

How do I get involved?
If you would like to come along to a workshop audition please email to register your attendance. You don’t need to prepare anything for the day. We will be taking on 10 dancers for this company (as a reminder we’re looking for applicants aged 23+).

Registration deadline & audition dates

  • 15 Aug 2019 12pm: deadline for registration to attend workshop audition
  • 31 Aug 2019 11am - 2pm: workshop audition for Movers and Shakers in Plymouth 

If you have any questions about Movers & Shakers or our FUSE Diverse Dance project please email