Audition Call – Ballet at the Bar(re)

Ballet Trained Dancers Audition – Ballet at the Bar(re)

We are looking for a 3 dancers/performers to contribute to and perform in Mercurial Dance’s latest research and development Ballet at the Bar(re).

Ballet at the Bar(re) intends to take dance to bars in Coventry, and beyond. We want to take Ballet out of a traditional theatre context and into the lives of those who would not normally go to watch traditional ballets or perhaps contemporary dance. Ballet at the Bar(re) will be an entertaining spectacle in unusual spaces, that will enhance social experiences with found dance experiences. Ballet at the Bar(re) can be showcased almost anywhere with a small bar space, including pubs, bars, and coffee shops. There will also be small elements of audience engagement.

The work will focus on recognisable moments of Ballet for which the public will be familiar with and be able to connect with. Ballet at the Bar(re) will appeal to a diverse range of people targeting venues of a social nature throughout the City Centre, attracting new festival audiences of which potentially some may have never seen dance before. The work will be in collaboration with Birmingham Royal Ballet, and a lead for the Birmingham Dance Hub.


We are looking for;

•       Local and Regional Performers, who have been trained in Classical Ballet. (Please note there will be no expenses or accommodation budget).

•       Performers who are willing to work in unusual spaces and in close proximity to an audience.

  • Performers who have a very strong ballet vocabulary and performance background as well as be open to contemporary practices.

  • Performers who can contribute to ideas and liaise with the Artistic Director to successfully deliver the vision of the project.

  • Performers who can attend all dates listed below.

  • Performers who either hold or be willing to undertake an enhanced DBS check.

Timescale & Dates



Audition Date:

2nd February, Central Birmingham, 10.30am-5.30pm


Rehearsal and Devising Dates:

3 week contract between 12th February – 14th April, dates & venue TBC. Rehearsal dates will be confirmed prior to the audition.



Rehearsal venues are yet to be confirmed but will most likely take place in central Birmingham and/or Coventry.


£500 per week fully inclusive/ £100 a day

Contract will be offered on self employed freelance basis, you need to be eligible to work in the UK.



Wednesday 24th January, 8pm

To apply please send a statement of interest (max 300 words) along with a CV and one supporting film link to your work if available (please ensure your film footage is clear) to

Shortlisted candidates will be invited to audition on 2nd February 2018.




Posted on January 3, 2018 in Uncategorized

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