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AUDITION NOTICE FOR DANCERS

Sadler’s Wells and Universal Music UK with ZooNation: The Kate Prince Company are auditioning dancers for the national and international tour of hit production Message In A Bottle, directed and choreographed by Kate Prince (ZooNation: The Kate Prince Company) and inspired by the hits of music icon, Sting.

Director and Choreographer Kate Prince
Associate Choreographer Lukas McFarlane
Deadline: 26 April 2021, 11pm BST

 

 

What we are looking for…

We are looking for world-class dancers with the highest levels of skill.

We welcome dancers from all ethnicities and cultural backgrounds who are charismatic and highly skilled whose abilities span more than just one genre of dance, including but not limited to contemporary, breaking, locking, popping, house dance, krump, African dance, lindy hop, salsa, experimental and freestyle.

We want to work with dancers who love to tell stories and feel comfortable doing character work. There is a lot of ensemble work in the production and performers will need to be adaptable to different styles and able to follow choreography. Each dancer will learn several roles.

This is a barefoot production, there is no requirement to speak or sing.

Essential criteria

  • Highly skilled physical dance ability and comfortable with storytelling through choreography
  • Proficiency in more than one genre of dance
  • Ease at picking up material/choreography
  • Prepared to learn 2 to 3 roles

Please be aware that as a requirement of the engagement, you will be working

  • In a dark space and with flashing lights (no strobe)
  • In an area with loud sound
  • As part of a large ensemble/group
  • Barefoot throughout the whole show
  • With large pieces of set to be moved by the performers

Applicants must be aged 18+ at the time of the audition.

Teneisha Bonner (Some Like It Hip Hop rehearsal, 2012)

The London Studio Centre TENEISHA BONNER SCHOLARSHIP

A full tuition fee scholarship for the 3-year BA (Hons) Theatre Dance programme.

ZooNation’s Kate Prince and Chantel Spiteri are extremely honoured to be joining the independent awarding panel of the TENEISHA BONNER SCHOLARSHIP. The scholarship is a fitting tribute to the undisputed queen of hip hop dance theatre. Teneisha is hugely missed by everyone at ZooNation.

The Teneisha Bonner Scholarship, named after one of LSC’s most successful and ground-breaking Alumni, will be awarded to a dancer from the African and Black Diaspora.

The candidate should display exceptional natural ability to perform, an aptitude and desire to embrace all genres of dance, demonstrate compassion, tenacity and above all, a steadfast commitment to professional theatre.

Independent Awarding Panel:

Liam Francis | LSC Alumni, Rambert
Delia Harris | LSC Alumni, BBC
Jason Pennycooke | LSC Alumni, Hamilton, Rocketman
Kate Prince | Artistic Director ZooNation: The Kate Prince Company
Nova Reid | LSC Alumni, Inspirational Speaker, Activist and Writer
Chantal Spiteri | LSC Alumni, Participation Manager for ZooNation

The Teneisha Bonner Scholarship, named after one of LSC’s most successful and ground-breaking Alumni, will be awarded to a dancer from the African and Black Diaspora. The candidate should display exceptional natural ability to perform, an aptitude and desire to embrace all genres of dance, demonstrate compassion, tenacity and above all, a steadfast commitment to professional theatre.

Teneisha studied at LSC between 2000-2004. In 2002, Teneisha took a year out to perform in a European tour with Bounce Streetdance Company, returning to successfully complete her BA (Hons) degree. Teneisha had an exceptional career establishing herself as one of the leading female dancers in numerous companies, productions and films including Mary Poppins Returns, Mamma Mia! Here We Go Again, StreetDance 3D, Heartbeat of Home and Shoes, music artists including Kylie Minogue, Rihanna and Will.i.am. She is perhaps best known for her long-term connection with ZooNation, where she created the roles of Spinderella in Into the Hoods, Queen of Hearts in the Mad Hatter’s Tea Party and Kerri in Some Like it Hip Hop for which she won the Critics’ Choice National Dance Award. Teneisha tragically passed away in 2019.

LSC has introduced the Teneisha Bonner Scholarship with the support of her family and friends to inspire black dance students to be able to fulfil their potential at LSC.

Applications for the Teneisha Bonner scholarship are welcomed from new students from the African and Black Diaspora for the entry in September 2021*.

Applicants should submit a short video containing a solo (2 minutes maximum) from any dance genre, showcasing talent and ability and provide a short statement to camera explaining why they are a suitable recipient of the award. The recipient will be selected by an independent awarding panel, shortlisted applicants may be required to attend an interview for consideration.

APPLICATION DETAILS 

Applications should be received by 9am on Monday 26th April 2021 and be submitted to: admissions@londonstudiocentre.ac.uk

Work Experience 

ZooNation: The Kate Prince Company is committed to supporting young people and those wishing to pursue a career in dance and the performing arts.

We receive a high number of requests for work placements and shadowing opportunities and are currently unable to accommodate all these requests. Therefore we are limiting work placements to a maximum of 3 per year covering our production, learning and administration areas of work with a focus on supporting people who are facing barriers to engaging with or working in the arts.

If you would like to be considered for a work experience opportunity please email info@dev21.zoonation.co.uk.