Inside Glass House Dance (workshop)

(workshop/audition)

Tuesday April 26th

10.45am-4pm

At DanceEast, Ipswich

An open workshop for dancers to find out more about Glass House Dance and how we work. We would also like to take this opportunity to meet new dancers, with potential for cover opportunities for our outdoor performances in the future.

You will experience company class and a skills based workshop rooted in our working methods of performing outdoors and audience interaction.

On this occasion, we are inviting dancers with performance experience, who have experience of, or are interested in performing outdoors and interactively with audiences. To address an imbalance in the people we engage with, we particularly welcome applicants who are

  • Female
  • Non-binary or identify as gender-fluid, trans, or other gender-nonconforming
  • Black, Asian or multiple ethnic groups
  • LGBTQIA+
  • Neuro-divergent
  • Gypsy or Irish Traveller 
  • Living in the East of England
  • Disabled

Depending on the number of people interested, we may have to undertake a selection process. 

To apply, please email your cv and answer:

  • Why you would like to take part and what you hope to get from the experience (up to 200 words)
  • Please also highlight any relevant experience and information about yourself that you would like us to know.
  • Use the subject heading: Inside Glass House Dance application

To glasshousedance@outlook.com

By 9am on April 20th

We will let applicants know the outcome by April 22nd

Supported by

Ole!

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Fallen Thoughts performed by Studio Eclipse

GlassHouse were recently invited by the Norfolk and Norwich Festival to attend the Outdoor Lab Experience held by Cratère Surfaces an International Outdoor Festival in Alès, France. It was an amazing experience that allowed Sarah and I some valuable reflection time.

The Outdoor Lab Experience or OLE was aimed at emerging artists or established artists who are new to working in outdoor environments.

France has a long and established history of creating work for the street and as such are remarkably creative and dynamic. Famous French street artists have created unforgettable images, invested in places that had previously been inaccessible and fired up the imagination of generations of spectators and artists too.

We were lucky enough to be invited along with other artists from various backgrounds and artforms from all over Europe and further afield. We were  invited to watch and study various performances within a festival context, from the perspective of an audience member, keeping the professional critical sense in mind. What are the codes? How do you address the audience, and to what effect? What are the pitfalls ?

We had the opportunity to meet other experienced artists, producers and promoters to discuss the process of making work for outdoor environments which really helped to refine our thought process.

It wasn’t all work though! The festival provided cultural excursions, typically long French dinner discussions and even a post-lunch dip in a local river which offered welcome relief from the hot sun.

2013-07-07 13.09.06Sarah and I returned from the trip fired up and inspired to create our new work. Keep your eyes peeled for news of our next creation!