Dancehall Theatre Exchange Collective
SAT 11th JAN 2014
10am(**please be prepared to stay all day)
Address: Borough Hall, Royal Hill, London SE10 8RE
Nearest DLR stations: Cutty Sark or Greenwich
We are looking for 6 dancers, from all over the UK, who want to further their knowledge on Dancehall and enrich their current dance practice with a touch of Jamaican dance culture. Members of the Collective will:
– receive authentic & intensive training with International Dancehall choreographers: Shady Squad (Jamaica)
– explore the concept of Dancehall Theatre with Cindy Claes (UK)
–and have the opportunity to perform at Wild Card: Dancehall Takeover at Sadler’s Wells
The DTX Collective is a platform for professional development aiming to support dancers, choreographers and dance teachers within their practice. We want emerging artists to benefit from the program as well as mid-career artists.
ADAD Trailblazer 2013-14, Cindy Claes, is on a mission: setting up an inspiring and empowering dance exchange program between Jamaica and the UK! We are looking for dedicated dancers with whom we can work with in the long term as the vision for the DTX Collective is to go international in the near future.
Previous Dancehall experience is not mandatory, however you must demonstrate that you trained in Street Dance forms or Dances of the African Diaspora (African Dance, Hip hop, House, etc.) and that you have a strong interest for Jamaican dance culture.
Alongside a strong dance technique, motivation, dedication and creativity are the qualities that we are looking for.
You don’t have to register in advance however we highly recommend you send your CV to
firstname.lastname@example.org to secure your spot.
This project is supported by: ADAD Trailblazers, Sadler’s Wells, Arts Council England, RichMix, Breakin’ Convention, Juste Debout UK, Scanners Inc., Greenwich Dance.
First series of rehearsals with the DTX Collective will take place from MON 3rd Feb until WED 12th Feb 2014.
Performances: 13th Feb & 14th Feb 2014.