APPLICATIONS WANTED FOR HANDBALANCER/ACROBAT/GROUND BASED CIRCUS PERFORMER

for Little Top presented by Starcatchers & SUPERFAN

We are looking for a performer to join us for creation and touring of our latest show Little Top, a new circus show for babies ages 0-18 months and their adults.

About Little Top

Welcome to Little Top, a magical first circus experience for babies aged 0-18 months and their adults.

At a time in their development when young children are discovering their own physicality, and the pleasures and perils of gravity, Little Top invites babies to experience all the fun of the circus. Roll up for a gently thrilling performance which includes spectacular balances, astonishing tumbles and inventive juggling.

Little Top will transport you to a playful, joyous, upside down, topsy-turvy world where people can fly, patterns fill the air and anything is possible.

Little Top is a co-production between Starcatchers and SUPERFAN.

The performance will take place in our very own enclosed circus tent with a cast of 4. The show will be about 30-45 minutes with time after for audiences stay and play, and will include juggling, acrobatics and hand balancing.

The work will be created through devising and play, led and directed by Kim Donohoe and Ellie Dubois, with regular sharings for babies and their adults along the way.

 

About Starcatchers and SUPERFAN

Starcatchers is Scotland’s National Arts and Early Years organisation; specialising in creating performances and exploring creative activity for babies, toddlers and young children aged 0-5 and the adults who care for them.

www.starcatchers.org.uk

 

SUPERFAN is a collaboration between Ellie Dubois, Kim Donohoe and Pete Lannon. We make new performances for adult and young audiences. Our work blends theatre, performance art, circus and choreography.

 

Role

We are looking for a high skill level handbalancer, acrobat or ground based circus performer of any gender who is also able to take part in group acrobalance and other aspects of the show.

We are a small, hard-working team and work collaboratively on all aspects of touring; the role will involve performing and assisting with get-ins/get-outs and general touring activities.

This work is created especially for very young audiences, and although experience in performing for babies is not essential, we are keen to work with someone who is excited to make and perform work for this unique audience.

 

Timeline:

w/c 25th March 2019                         Company and Development week

1st – 27th April 2019                           Creation & Production

29th April – 2nd June 2019                Touring of Scottish venues

 

The show will be created and rehearsed in Glasgow.

You must be available for all dates, and either based in Glasgow or able to relocate.

The fee is £6012.50 inclusive of holiday pay.

Travel, accommodation and per diems are also covered should you not already live in or near Glasgow. Per diems, travel and accommodation will be provided during touring.

 

Essential attributes

  • High level handbalancing, acrobatics or other ground based circus performer such as contortion or hula hooping.
  • Happy to explore acrobalance and group work
  • Strong movement ability (any style)
  • Comfortable taking direction as well as contributing creative ideas
  • Excited to make work for very young audiences
  • Must have the right to work in the UK currently and hold a valid passport
  • Must live near or be willing to relocate to Glasgow for the duration of the contract.
  • Must be available for all dates

 

Application process

To apply please send us your CV, a show reel or other video/photo examples of your work (if available) and word cover letter (no more than 300 words) explaining why you want to work on this project and why you think you are suited to it. Send these to ellie@superfanperformance.co.uk by 23rd November 2018.

There will not be an audition but interviews will be held either in person or via Skype, on the Tuesday 27th November 2018 

All applicants will be informed of decision by 30th November 2018.

For further information or if you would like to talk through the role more please contact Kim and Ellie at ellie@superfanperformance.co.uk