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Commission for Intoto Dance Company

Commission for Intoto Dance Company

In March 2017 I will be starting a new commission for Intoto Dance Company.

Find out more about them and their tour on their website

Tickets are on sale.

Tickets are on sale.

Come see the company perform at Rich Mix Theatre, London on 25 February 2017.

Show starts at 19.30.

At long last we bring Vestige to the stage presented in a double bill with Meeting. Do not miss this opportunity to see what promises to be a great evening of dance theatre works based on the theme of memory.

BOOK NOW!

https://www.richmix.org.uk/events/dance/meeting-and-vestige-double-bill

Here is what people are saying:

“Every moment seemed imbued with a particular meaning”

Graham Watts on Meeting.

“I really got lost in that actually, the writing was brilliant”

Audience member on A Vestige, a work-in-progress performance for Vestige.

“What a beautiful piece”

Audience member on A Vestige, a work-in-progress performance for Vestige.

WPD at Beijing Dance Academy!

WPD at Beijing Dance Academy!

I am heading to China!

In November I head to China to teach at the Beijing Dance Academy. I’ll be there for three weeks leading classes for their second year cohort and I couldn’t be more excited!

Here is to new learning for me! Having never been to China I think it’s going to be an experience to remember.

I’ll keep you posted.

The Old Vic 12 longlist

Wayne Parsons has made it on to the longlist of Movement Directors for The Old Vic 12.

Find out more here:

https://app.hiive.co.uk/knowledge/blogs/the-old-vic-12-longlist-2016-movement-directors/5357/

Watch this space for more news.

Audition for Wayne Parsons Dance

Audition for Wayne Parsons Dance

Wayne Parsons Dance is seeking an experienced male performer and female performer for the creation and performance of a new dance-theatre work titled Vestige. In addition to Choreographer/Director Wayne Parsons, performers will be working with Dramaturg Pooja Ghai (Associate Director Theatre Royal Stratford East) and Writer Ankur Bahl (performer at The Globe, RSC and DV8)

Male: Playing age 30-45 years old. We’re looking for an experienced performer with strong character work, partner work, and the ability to explore movement that originates from a theatrical drive. Applicants must have strong acting and text abilities, as the performer will deliver a 10-minute monologue in the work. No specific accent is required, however the performer must be comfortable playing a character who comes from a high social status and education.

Female: We’re looking for an experienced performer with strong character work, floor work, partner work, and the ability to explore movement that originates from a theatrical drive.

Performers from all ethnicities and nationalities are encouraged to apply. Must be eligible to work in the UK. No travel fees will be covered.

Dates for the project are as follows:

Initial Creation and Performance period:

5-23 December 2016

30 January 2017 – 5 February 2017

20-25 February 2017 (Performance on 25 February at Rich Mix, London)

Remount:

4 days to remount Vestige w/c 17 July 2017 (exact schedule TBC)
One performance w/c 24 July 2017 in Cambridge (exact date TBC)

Please DO NOT apply if you are not available for the dates stated above.

To apply please send your CV and a video link to contact@wayneparsonsdance.com by Monday 19 September.

Audition will be held on 24 September 2016 in London, venue TBA.

This is a paid opportunity.

If you have any questions please email contact@wayneparsonsdance.com

A video of the R&D for Vestige can be found here: https://vimeo.com/161851679

Wayne Parsons Dance at Big Dance 2016!

big-dance

We are very pleased to announce that we will be performing Meeting at Big Dance 2016!

Come and join us on the 14 July 2016 at Westfield in Sheppard Bush @18.35

It will be myself and the wonderful Hannah Kidd.

http://www.ballet.org.uk/whats-on/big-dance-celebrates-westfield-london/

A Vestige

A Vestige

Here is a short video of rehearsal footage for my new show A Vestige which will be performed at Wilton’s Music Hall on 5 May 2016.

Come and see the amazing Clemmie Sveaas and Katie Lusby perform in this work.

With new writing from Ankur Bahl, Dramatury by Pooja Ghai (Associate Director, Theatre Royal Stratford East) and choreography by me, this is proving to be one exciting show!

Tickets are free so book soon at http://www.wiltons.org.uk/whatson/178-wilton-s-strike-dance-festival

I hope to see you there…

Success for ‘Vestige’ and Wayne Parsons Dance.

Success for ‘Vestige’ and Wayne Parsons Dance.

I am so excited to been 1 of 8 artists chosen to be supported by East London Dance through their Dance Enterprise Ideas Fund. It was the first time I had pitched an idea and all the practice seems to have paid off. The award will support the development of my new work Vestige.

Bring on an exciting 2016! ‪#‎Vestige‬

More details can be found here:

http://www.eastlondondance.org/news/dance-enterprise-ideas-fund-awards-8-outstanding-dance-entrepeneurs-25000/

https://www.thestage.co.uk/news/2016/eight-choreographers-share-25k-dance-fund/

 

 

Shortlisted for the Dance Enterprise Ideas Fund

Shortlisted for the Dance Enterprise Ideas Fund

 

Exciting news…

I have been shortlisted for the Dance Enterprise Ideas Fund and will be pitching my new work Vestige on the 21 March at East London Dance’s Ideas Summit. A great chance to share my ideas and introduce people to my work. I am very pleased indeed.

http://www.eastlondondance.org/news/shortlist-announced-for-the-dance-enterprise-ideas-fund/

Centre for Advanced Training DanceEast Ipswich

I have a new job that I am very proud of- I am a contemporary technique teacher for levels 4 and 5 on the CAT programme at DanceEast.

I am very pleased to be joining Elsa and the team at DanceEast in delivering lessons to the young and enthusiast students on the CAT programme. I had a few weeks with them last year, and am I now beginning this term as their new regular tutor.

We begin this term with regular classes, later this year there will be a focus on partner work and I’ll also be setting a piece on them. Watch this space!

To find out more follow this link : https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=a7vUqtJav4c