Open Call for East Wall Community Cast Performers

Performance opportunity

East Wall co-choreographer Duwane Taylor working with Mulberry School for Girls. Photo credit: Victor Frankowski

Does your school, college, university, community or youth dance group want to take their performance experience to the next level?

East London Dance, Hofesh Shechter Company, Historic Royal Palaces and LIFT are offering a once in a lifetime opportunity for groups aged between 13 – 25 to work with Hofesh Shechter and perform in the Tower of London moat to thousands of people, as part of East Wall.

What is East Wall?

East Wall is a large-scale dance and live music performance which will take place at the Tower of London, one of London’s most iconic buildings, in July 2018. The project is directed by world-renowned choreographer Hofesh Shechter in collaboration with four brilliant young choreographers, Becky Namgauds, Duwane Taylor, James Finnemore, and Joseph Toonga and will shine a spotlight on east London’s creative energy and cultural identity.

East Wall is an invitation for people to come together, and through the Open Call, we have a unique opportunity to bring local young people into the heart of the creation of the piece. I can’t wait to meet all of these performers and to witness the artistry, dance styles, cultures, personality and dynamic energy of east London through them. I hope the experience can give them a sense of creative freedom that they can use as a way to connect with and understand each other.” Hofesh Shechter, Director of East Wall

Hofesh Shechter is recognised as one of the most exciting artists working today, renowned for composing atmospheric musical scores to compliment the unique physicality of his movement.

“The mighty contemporary choreographer – a combination of dance-maker and rock star but with film director sensibilities” The Telegraph

East Wall will feature a cast of up to 160 dancers, musicians and community participants to celebrate east London’s rich cultural heritage in the first major public art event in the Tower of London moat since the Poppies installation Blood Swept Lands and Seas of Red in 2014.

You can find out more about East Wall here.

The Opportunity

We are looking for east London-based school, college, university, community and youth dance groups of up to 30 dancers aged between 13 – 25, across a diverse range of movement and dance styles to take part in this exciting creative learning opportunity and to perform in East Wall at the Tower of London in July 2018. Although this project is a celebration of east London, groups from around London are welcome to apply. 

The Open Call will be on Saturday 10 March at University of East London’s University Square Stratford Campus. 

Being part of East Wall will give you the opportunity to work closely with one of four choreographers whose dance styles range from krump to contemporary, to create dynamic dance works that will be woven together by Hofesh Shechter and performed in the Tower of London moat across the week commencing 16 July 2018.

For full information download the Info Sheet before applying.
Download the Application Form

Application deadline – 10am on Friday 2 February, 2018.

If you have any queries or difficulty completing the application form, please contact office@eastlondondance.org or 020 8279 1050

East Wall

Produced by East London Dance and Hofesh Shechter Company, commissioned by Historic Royal Palaces and presented by Historic Royal Palaces and LIFT

Costume Design Partner, London College of Fashion, UAL
Supporting Partner, Performing Arts Department, UEL

Funded by Arts Council England, Backstage Trust, Cockayne – Grants for the Arts, The London Community Foundation and Tower Hamlets Arts & Music Education Service (THAMES)

Information

DateOpen Call application deadline - Friday 2 February, 2018

Time10:00am

Location University of East London, University Square Stratford Campus
1 Salway Place
London
E15 1NF
Map

Applying

Apply by – 10am, Friday 2 February
Open Call – Saturday 10 March

Download the Info Sheet for full details
Download the Application Form

 

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