David started Breakthrou’ in 2005. He is now part of the aDvANCE group and has been part of a number of performances with the group. He has also worked on developing his skills as a workshop assistant and leader, and has assisted our Artistic Director in a variety of workshops over the years
David also has two work placements that he goes to every week. He works at a veterinary practice, and at Olton Abbey, where he works in the kitchen and helps with activities
David’s latest role with FRONTLINEdance is as an emerging dance artist – part of a new commission received from Dance Hub Birmingham. He feels that this is a good opportunity to continue to develop his dancing and work alongside new people. He would also like to work on his own choreography
In his spare time Dave is a huge football fan and loves both playing himself and watching his favourite team, Leicester, play
Four disabled and non-disabled performers for the creation
and performance of a new contemporary dance / dance theatre work for public
spaces in August 2019.
emerging disabled dance artists to shadow and gain experience (expenses will be
The new work will be inspired by our local disabled communities lived
experiences, ideas, voices, stories, messages and themes, which will be
gathered during a light hearted, artistic and creative consultation period.
The choreographic process will take place in community spaces where
disabled people / groups meet, and public spaces allowing both our disabled
community and the general public to watch this process, feedback ideas, and
become dance critics! This methodology will spark
additional and much needed dialogue between artists and non-artists,
disabled people and non-disabled people – in an inclusive manner and with all
contributors on equal terms. It is hoped that by being so visible, we will
inspire the next cohort of emerging disabled dancers as a result, and get
people talking and sharing.
Consultation, creation and rehearsal will take place in
less formal dance spaces, for a period of 15 days, spread out over 3 months. The
new work will then be premiered as part of Appetites Big Feast on either 23rd
& 24th August. It will involve performing indoors and outdoors.
applications from all disabled artists at any point in their career.
for application are:
years of professional, or comparable, dance experience and/or an extraordinary
natural performance style
and hard working
and engaging performers
commitment to be part of a team and fully participate
must be over 18 years old, have a valid national insurance number, and be legally
allowed to work in the UK.
skills & attributes:
to sign and interpret BSL and Makaton
of performing in non-conventional theatre settings
To apply: Applications via email are preferred.
If this is not possible please get in touch.
A web link, if available, with footage of you performing. The most useful footage is something short, of about 5 minutes, recorded in a dance studio especially for this audition. It should give us an idea of your technique, performance ability, and improvisational style. Footage from previous performances is also welcome in digital format. All footage should be sent via an online platform link, such as YouTube or Vimeo, but please indicate the moment you would like us to watch, MAKE SURE IT’S EASY TO IDENTIFY YOU.
A covering letter; we want to know why you are applying to work with us. Please use a maximum of 2 sides of A4, or a video or audio recording of up to 5 minutes (preferably in MP3 / MP4 format please) describing:
is your experience in Dance or Performance?
do you dance?
ability to co-create with professionals and the community?
you wish to work for FRONTLINEdance?
you feel you would offer us?
do you find artistically inspiring, both when creating and when seeing dance
pieces or other art works?
Tuesday 7th May at 9am
Audition: 17th & 18th May 2019, in Stoke-on-Trent. Venue to be
Contract Dates (tbc): 17th – 21st
June 2019 (R&D), 15th– 19th July 2019 (Creation), 14th–
16th August Creation/ Rehearsal), 21st & 22nd
August (rehearsal), 23rd & 24th August (Performance)
successful in being offered an Audition will be informed by Friday 10th
the successful candidates,
the planned start date of contract is June. Dancers will initially be on a 3
week contract of Equity/ITC rates at £483 per week as stated above, plus a relocation allowance of @£102.50
per week. An additional fee for performing the work plus travel &
accommodation will be made.
any further questions about
the role please email Rachael Lines, Artistic Director on firstname.lastname@example.org
or call her on 07919 026962
further information about the company please go to www.frontlinedance.co.uk
FRONTLINEdance is an Equal Opportunities Employer and welcomes applications
from all sections of the community.
will be made on merit. FRONTLINEdance is always interested to hear from
disabled artists with an interest in working with the company.
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Help us reach our target:A NEW ARTS FESTIVAL FOR STOKE-on-TRENT
We’re busy trying to fundraise for a new Disability Arts Festival that FRONTLINEdance will programme and lead, to take place in October 2019. It will have two strands: work made or performed by professional disabled artists, and bringing specially created art work and performances for hard to reach disabled communities (those who struggle with access, suitability, desire in attending).
We have already attracted some great partners, but would love for more to join us. If you are an organisation, venue, support group or charity who are wanting to support us, have your voice heard, or just want to take part then please get in touch email@example.com
Thanks to Appetite and Stoke-on-Trent City Council via their Community Arts Festival and Event Fund we’ve secured £3,000 so far. FRONTLINEdance are applying to grant giving bodies for the majority, but are looking at securing an addition £2,000 from other sources. This is to make sure our festival reaches PMLD groups: people with ‘Profound and Multiple Learning Difficulties’ (PMLD) have complex learning needs. In addition to their severe learning difficulties, they may have other significant difficulties, such as physical disabilities, sensory impairment or a severe medical condition.
More info to follow, but you can make a donation to this exciting and special cause here: https://www.goldengiving.com/wall/frontlinedance
We have a small and committed group who meet 4 to 6 times a year. They organise and run social events, raffles, loose change collections, sponsors and more besides. They are also advocates of FRONTLINEdance and help raise awareness of what we do.
The aim of ‘Friends Of’ is not just about raising funds, it is about providing opportunities for people to come together to socialise, have fun, and make new friends.
To hear more about how you can join Friends of FRONTLINEdance please get in touch: firstname.lastname@example.org
FRONTLINEdance create work specially devised for hospital settings.
The work is suitable for children, adults and older people and has previously been performed in Renal Units (Kidney Dialysis), Chemotherapy Departments, Children’s Wards, Elderly Care, Mental Health departments, Orthopaedics, Waiting Areas, Outpatient departments, and other Public areas in and outside hospital buildings.
Performing in hospitals is a very important part of FRONTLINEdance’s work. The outcome of which has a significant impact on hospital wards, the patients, staff and visitors. We create a calm and relaxing environment, make people smile, lift spirits, create a positive distraction, encourage conversations and make people think.
Find out more about our performances Happenchance and Forget Me Knot