Access Dance Worker
Deaf street dancer Billy Read requires an Access Dance Worker for his new show!read more...
Please circulate this exciting opportunity for someone who wants to be involved in the making of an exciting new dance show funded by Unlimited International.
Access Dance Worker:
Deaf street dancer Billy Read requires an Access Dance Worker for his new show, 'Somebody's Watching Me'. You will support the transformation of Billy Read's narrative concept into dance and international sign language during his "Research and Development" period based at mac, Birmingham; funded by Unlimited International R & D award.
Your role: you will support Deaf Dancer Billy Read to take notes of all the choreography, takes notes of artistic meetings, video record key moments of dance.
We expect interested applicants to have:
- Basic knowledge of British Sign Language
- Knowledge and understanding of Dance
- Ability to provide summaries of artistic meetings
You should be available to work during Research and Development Period.
20th - 23rd June 2017 - 11th - 14th July 2017 and 2nd - 6th September 2017.
£720 Fee for 12 days work plus preliminary meeting (20th June) - subsistence on top. This role would suit a person who has recently studied dance.
We welcome applications from Deaf and Disabled people with an interest in the Arts.
Closing date: 5th June 2017.
Interviews by Skype on 10th June 2017.
Contact: Alan McLean - Deaf Explorer - firstname.lastname@example.org
MOBILE/TEXT: 07982 237163
R&D Concept: 'Somebody's Watching Me.'
'Somebody's Watching Me' is a cutting edge digital dance show. Dance will be challenged by fusing the highly expressive dance style of Hip Hop with sign language and Deaf culture's own Visual Vernacular. It's a narrative that will appeal to young people that's set in a dystopian future, where social justice has gone and tyranny prevails; Deaf people/sign language users are under surveillance. Unable to 'whisper' the two protagonists Billy Read and Ariel Fung will use their dance skills to create a visual vocabulary to lead a rebellion amongst young Deaf street dancers. 'Somebody's Watching Me' will explore the theme of surveillance; we all live life under a lens and cameras follow our every move. This affects the Deaf sign language using community. It's a powerful metaphor, revealing the omnipresence of surveillance in the information age.