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Posted on May 31, 2013


teamlondonbridgeThe creative charity IdeasTap and Team London Bridge will commission eight to ten outdoor dance pieces, to be performed over the weekend of September 5 to 8 as part of London Bridge Live Arts.


Commissions will range from £500 to £2000, with all pieces part of a wider programme designed to showcase young London dance talent and involve community members. Works will be chosen for technical skill, creativity and how well they engage with the local community. You don’t have to be based in Southwark, but Team London Bridge do want to see community groups well represented. They hope to commission a wide variety of work, and are particularly interested in dance works that will be accessible to the public and of interest to Southwark residents, local employees and visitors.


To apply, you should submit an Expression of Interest form, which can be downloaded here.


Your proposal should include a budget for materials and expenses, specialist equipment, props and costumes (staging and sound not included), concept development, rehearsals and production and health and safety coordination.


You should also upload at least one group performance video to your IdeasTap portfolio. Videos do not need to be of professional quality, but should reflect the style and makeup of each group.


Successful applications will be innovative and engaging. Team London Bridge are looking for vibrant, eye-catching work that aligns itself closely to a particular genre, such as salsa, Bollywood or hip hop. They are also keen to see groups of varying size and backgrounds, from performances that showcase young talent and community outreach to those that have been performed in other festivals.


The deadline for applications is 5pm on Friday, June 21, and is open to IdeasTap members aged 16 and over. Late entries will not be accepted.

Zoë was born in Edinburgh, and saw her first dance performances at the Festival there. She is the dance critic of The Independent, and has also written for The Independent on Sunday, The Scotsman and Dancing Times. In 2002, she received her doctorate from the University of York for a thesis on “Nationhood and epic romance: Ariosto, Sidney, Spenser”. She is the author of The Royal Ballet: 75 Years and The Ballet Lover’s Companion.

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