• Citmoves Dance

Local Aberdeen Dancer/Performer Call Out



Choreographer Fleur Darkin and Citymoves are looking for 3 dancers who are resident or have strong ties to Aberdeen to work on creating the premiere performance of My Friends Take Care of Me as part of DanceLive festival on the 14th – 17th October 2021. My Friends Take Care of Me is a new performance project by Fleur Darkin that centres on gender in relation to public city spaces. The performing team will work together to draw on shared local knowledge to create maps that explore gender and gender patterning in city spaces. dancers Lucia Belaus & Terrance Matthews


We are looking to work with dancers/performers who are interested in improvisation and who have an embodied knowledge of Aberdeen. The rehearsal process will centre around creating alternative and incredible maps of the city as pathways for dance. We are looking for performers who are passionate to share untold stories and confident improvisors to dance in public spaces in unannounced and surprising ways. The work will be encountered by the public in a non-pre-meditated live performance and the maps created will form the basis of performance scores and routes for this outdoors work.

All interested performers are invited to send a CV and either a short story or statement (max 500 words) or video/audio recording (max 5 minutes) detailing their relationship to Aberdeen to citymoves@citymoves.org.uk.


Selected applicants will then be invited to an online creative workshop on Saturday 28th August which will introduce applicants to the themes of the work and provide a space to get to know the creative team.


Successful applicants will be notified by Friday 3rd September. Performers will be required to be present in Aberdeen for rehearsals and the days of performance (details below).


This call out is open and we welcome artists who identify as BIPOC+, including applicants from the African and Caribbean diaspora, Latinx, the East, South East and West Asian (including the Middle East) diaspora, bi-racial/ mixed heritage or who self-identify as a Person of Colour or Black to apply.


Please tell us if you have any access requirements to enable you to take part in the workshop or rehearsal process.


Project Dates and Details:

Closing date for applications: Friday 20th August, 5pm

Workshop session: Saturday 28th August, 10am – 1pm

Rehearsal Period: Monday 4th – Saturday 9th October

Performance: Saturday 16th October, times tbc.


Fee: The work will be paid at £700, which includes both the rehearsal period and the performance. Further questions about the project should be sent to citymoves@citymoves.org.uk



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