Ancient Futures Call-Out: Performer, TSM & Costume Designer

We are recruiting further roles for Ancient Futures, our co-production with Upswing. We are searching for the following: Performer (x2 Acrobats and one Manipulation Dance Artist), Technical Stage Manager and Costume Designer.

The show will draw from wider research and conversations but also the experiences of the artists and creatives involved, so we are particularly seeking artists and creatives who identify as Black or from a Global Majority background. These roles are for people of any gender identity.

Inspired by West African folklore, Afrofuturism and sound system culture, Ancient Futures will be a high energy performance that fuses dance, circus, music and storytelling. Conceived and directed by Vicki Dela Amedume (Upswing) and J Spooner (Unlimited), Ancient Futures is a durational event for festivals and public spaces that builds, throughout a whole day, to an immersive evening climax.

We are working with writer and ‘quantum poet’ Oneness Sankara to create the story-world and mythologies that underpin our ‘Afrinaut’ culture. New music will be made by renowned Grime and Hip Hop Artist, Afrikan Boy. Ancient Futures will feel somewhere between a sound system clash, a dance party and a launch into an alternative universe.

We’ve put some simple instructions, as well as key production information and dates, into Call-Out Packs for each role below so the first step is to read/listen to this – various formats available:

PDF / Large Print / Audio Description (Coming Soon)

Technical Stage Manager
PDF / Large Print / Audio Description

Costume Designer
PDF / Large Print / Audio Description

The application deadline for the Performer and Customer Designer roles is midnight on Friday 10th February 2023.

The application deadline for the Technical Stage Manager role has been extended to midnight on Friday 17th February 2023.

We will aim to get back to you shortly after the deadline to confirm whether or not we’d like to take your application forward.

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