Sadler’s Wells and Uchenna Dance are looking for an experienced Black male performer to join the cast of our upcoming immersive dance production, Our Mighty Groove. Directed and choreographed by Vicki Igbokwe-Ozoagu, Our Mighty Groove tells of the transformative power of the club dancefloor, and how people can feel empowered to be their authentic selves through dance.
We’re looking for an exceptional, unique and talented performer to help electrify the stage with their presence. They’ll work in the Uchenna signature dance style which fuses Waacking, Vogue and House with West African and Contemporary styles.
This new iteration of Our Mighty Groove is set to be the premiere production of Sadler’s Wells brand new venue, Sadler’s Wells East in Stratford, London, opening in Autumn 2024. Founded by Igbokwe-Ozoagu, Uchenna empowers, entertains and educates through dance in a diverse programme including dance theatre production experiences like Our Mighty Groove.
DATES / TIMELINE
27 Oct 2023 Audition Day, London
06 – 11 Nov 2023 Call back Audition Research & Development week with cast
12, 13 & 15 February 2024 Research &Development
27 May – 2 June 2024 1 st week of rehearsals
5 Aug- 4 September 2024 Rehearsals and production period
5 – 8 September 2024 5 Performances
Please ensure you are available for all dates above before applying.
EXPECTATIONS & REQUIREMENTS
Be available for all the dates above
Be highly skilled in at least one of the following styles and proficient (at a minimum)
in the others: Waacking, Vogue, House, West-African, Contemporary
Have some level of dance training (formally or informally)
Be comfortable freestyling and improvising
Pick up choreography quickly
Be clean in their execution of movement
Have creative flair
Be able to explore and play through creative tasks as set by the choreographer
Have excellent performance skills
Have knowledge (at a minimum), interest and passion for the club scene
Be able to work collaboratively in a team with a generous and open spirit
Be based in England
Have the right to work in the UK
Please go to https://www.sadlerswells.com/take-part/our-mighty-groove-experienced-dance-performer-call-out/ and submit:
Your CV of no more than 1 page
Your headshot image
*A video of you; freestyling, telling us more about you (things not on your CV) and answer these two questions 1) Why you’re interested in this project 2) What kind of cake would best describe your personality and why?
*videos should be shared via a Vimeo or YouTube link (or via any other similar video content platforms). And be no longer than 5 minutes.
Deadline for applications 11:59pm, Sunday 22nd October.
The performer joining the project will be paid above Equity minimum