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Unmute Dance Theatre Open Call – Dancer, Liverpool Biennial


Induction Video

BSL Interpretation

Liverpool Biennial are seeking 5 D/deaf, disabled and/or neurodivergent dancers to collaborate on Unmute Dance Theatre’s new performance for our upcoming festival. Unmute Dance Theatre specialise in collaborative, stripped back performances that centre Disabled experiences. The project will include 5 weeks of activity, including a digital skill-share residency, in person performance development and up to 4 public facing performances showcasing the results of the collaboration in Liverpool City Centre. The dancers will be asked to co-create the content of, and perform in, the final performance through 5 weeks of engagement with Unmute Dance Theatre.

Ideally, we would like to work with dancers based in Merseyside, but would consider strong applications from the Cheshire, Greater Manchester and West Lancashire. Applicants with Learning Disabilities are also welcome to apply, but we would ask that you consider your needs in terms of the intensity of the programme. Professional dance experience is not essential, nor is specific dance training.

Who can apply?

This dancer open call is open to those who:

  • Who identify as D/deaf, Disabled or Neurodivergent
  • Have dance experience or are enthusiastic about dancing / movement
  • Are based in Liverpool, Merseyside, or Cheshire, Greater Manchester or West Lancashire.
  • Are over the age of 16
  • Are available for all outlined dates in the Key Dates section above, and can travel to venues within Liverpool city centre

All applicants will be notified of the outcome by 26th May 2023

Applications will be reviewed by a selection panel including Liverpool Biennial, DaDa Fest and Unmute Dance Theatre.

Deadline for applications: Sunday 14 May 2023, 5pm

Further details can be found in the job information pack here