Choreographer Gary Clarke Requires 1 Versatile and Highly Skilled Male Dancer

Choreographer Gary Clarke requires 1 versatile and highly skilled male dancer to join Gary 

Clarke Company for a UK Spring &  Summer Tour of the critically acclaimed mid-scale dance theatre production COAL

Winner of the UK Theatre Award for Achievement in Dance, COAL is a riveting piece of dance theatre which takes a nostalgic look at the hard hitting realities of life at the coal face. Described by The Times as ‘Outstanding’ the production involves a company of professional dancers, live brass bands, community participants and a strong design and production team. For more information on the production please visit

COAL is funded through a Grants for The Arts Award  from Arts Council England and is co-commissioned and supported by: DanceXchange, Dance City, CAST Doncaster, Yorkshire Dance, The Place, Dance4, Nottingham Playhouse, The Barnsley Civic, Northern School of Contemporary Dance and The National Union of Mineworkers

Job RoleThe successful artist will be required to: Successfully learn the repertoire from COAL from an existing role. Perform COAL at various mid-scale theatre venues nationwide in Spring & Summer 2017 (14 shows in total). Perform certain sections of COAL at site-specific locations linked to each venue and area. Deliver COAL workshops at schools, colleges and universities nationwide. Work with and alongside groups of women from working class communities.

Project Dates – 201719th to 23rd February24th February to 3rd March24th  to 30th March8th to 15th April6th to 11th May26th May to 1st June16th to 21st June4th to 13th August19th to 28th August

(There can be some flexibility around these dates depending on the circumstances in conversation with the company)(Other additional dates for performances and workshops for Spring / Summer 2017 may be added in discussion with the artists and the company and additional touring dates for Autumn 2017 will be confirmed by April 2017 and extended contracts negotiated)

Fee: Fee: £500 per week plus holiday pay x 9 weeks engagement PLUS additional,travel, accommodation and per diems covered

This is an OPEN audition for male dancers only, but interested applicants should demonstrate:A very strong contemporary dance technique, strong floor work technique, a strong physical build, strong physical theatre skills, experience in highly physical work, good contact and partnering skills, very good stamina, good improvisation and creative skills, good musicality, confidence in text work, the ability to connect with very emotionally driven work, a willingness and openness to work with the community / non-dancers, a good working attitude, a good sense of humour, the ability to collaborate and work well as a team, the ability to work well under pressure, confidence and experience in delivering education and outreach work, a full CRB check

Please consider that you are appropriate for the role before attending the audition.Recent graduates are welcome to audition

Open Audition DetailsSaturday 10th DecemberOpen Audition 1 – 10am until 1pmOpen Audition 2 – 2pm until 5pm

Where? The Place, 17 Dukes Road, London, WC1H 9PY

Successful candidates from both auditions will be invited to a recall audition on Sunday 11th December from 10am until 6pm

To Apply: If you wish to audition, please register at and state which audition you will attendPlease bring a recent CV to the audition

Please Note: Individuals that do not register, will not be allowed to audition

Visit website to learn more about the company and the Coal project: