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1 March 2018
Author: Sorcha Hunter

Auditions for Uchenna Dance’s new family show: Hansel and Gretel

Vicki Igbokwe’s (Founder of Uchenna Dance) next creative project is a remake of the tale Hansel and Gretel, co-produced by Uchenna Dance, The Place and DanceEast. Vicki will work with writer Gbolahan Obisesan and composer Kweku Aacht to realise an imaginative new take on a favourite fairytale. Vicki will bring her fierce movement vocabulary, a blend of House, Waacking, Vogue, African and Contemporary, to tell this story with an Uchenna twist. This exciting new family show will begin creation mid-2018 and then tour the UK from 2018-2019. 

We are looking for dynamic, versatile performers who can boogie and groove, with experience in the above styles, working with text, character development, physical theatre, strong soloists and group performers.

The main periods of activity are as follows:

1 week R&D: 25-30 June 2018
2 weeks R&D: 9-20 July 2018
w/c 22 Oct - end of Dec 2018 - rehearsals, (to include rural touring R&D week), production week, previews & performances at The Place.
Further Touring Jan-March 2019 (UK wide, exact dates TBC)

The company base will be in London.

Please email the following to by 10am on Friday 6th April:

A video clip/showreel that gives us an insight into your work, of no longer than 3 minutes.
Either a CV (no longer than 2 pages), or a short description of your experience. Please include a headshot.
Confirmation that you are available across all of the above dates.

Shortlisted applicants will be invited to a closed audition at The Place, London on the 21 and 22 Apr 2018, with recalls planned for 29 Apr. Shortlisted applicants will be notified by Mon 16 Apr.

Vicki will be hosting an exclusive masterclass on Sunday 25th March from 2-6pm at The Place. This is a unique opportunity  to meet Vicki, the Uchenna team and get to better know the ideas behind this new show in what will be an fun and informative masterclass. 

To take part in the masterclass, please email your name, contact details and confirmation that you wish to attend the full masterclass to There is a strictly limited capacity, so places will be allocated on a first come first served basis - we ask that those successful in gaining a place on the masterclass show commitment to the full session.

Uchenna Dance will be presenting their critically acclaimed show The Head Wrap Diaries on Fri 20 Apr.


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