Casting Call for Bridge

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Bridge is a new, outdoor performance residency which includes a night-time physical theatre / circus show on a newly created Bridge structure, for an audience of 1000. Created through collaboration between artists and engineers, Bridge is produced by Coventry based Imagineer, who were responsible for ‘Godiva Awakes’ as part of the London 2012 Cultural Olympiad. The creative team include artistic director Orit Azaz (Parklife, Barricade, Open House for Nofit State Circus), choreographer Corey Baker (Corey Baker Dance, New Zealand Royal Ballet), designer Dan Potra (Gold Coast Commonwealth Games 2018 Opening Ceremony; City of the Unexpected, Cardiff).

For more information about Imagineer and the Bridge project: www.imagineer-productions.co.uk (scroll down for a short film about Bridge R&D)

We are looking to cast an ensemble company of highly engaging and authentic physical, circus and dance theatre performers with a strong comic performing presence that is legible outdoors for a large audience and who are experienced at improvising with the public and ensemble devising. We want people who can move well and follow set choreographies; we envisage a mixture of people, some of whom are dance trained and some who may not be. We are looking for performers who have at least two circus disciplines to performance level, including acrobatic/parkour. We don’t have a fixed view of what circus disciplines we will include but are interested to explore: handstand/hand balance; acrobalance; teeterboard; slackline; slackrope; parkour; trampoline; juggling / passing; chair balancing; freestanding ladder; Korean cradle; aerial pole; Chinese pole; Russian bar. We welcome applications from performing duos and from people from all backgrounds and cultures. We expect that you will also be:

  • Comfortable to perform at a stage height of 5m+ outdoors
  • Happy to vocalise and climb a rope, vocalise while climbing a rope
  • Able to learn and perform some agreed text
  • Also desirable: counterweighting; bungee; music / singing skills

Project Dates:

4th to 9th March 2019 – Devising / R&D (in Coventry)

15th June to 14th July 2019 – Creation (in Coventry)

19th August to 6th September 2019 – Rehearsals & technical (in Coventry)

7th to 28th September 2019 – Bridge Performances and Residencies in Coventry and Grantham

Bridge continues into 2020, with likely rehearsals in May / June, a confirmed residency in Worcester in July and potential for touring to other locations July – Sept 2020.

Application and auditions

Please send an email to claire@imagineerproductions.co.uk outlining why the project appeals to you and attach a CV and links to show-reel and/or videos of your performance work by 10am on Monday 7th January 2019. One day workshop auditions will be held week beginning 21st January in London and the Midlands.