Wired Aerial Theatre

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Talent Development Programme

TALENT DEVELOPMENT PROGRAMME 2020

We are launching a new Talent Development Programme to support the growth and diversity of our company offering training in variety of aerial performance techniques. There are 30 placements over 3 programmes: Bungee-Assisted Dance, Vertical Wall and Counter-Balance techniques. 

These courses are designed as progressive opportunities with the potential to offer a pathway into the company. Upon completion of the training, participants may be invited to audition for the company. 

 

Please note in light of the Covid 19 pandemic this has caused delays on our plans for Talent Development in 2020. We will postpone all programmes, and update this website with re-set dates and info on opening up the application process again

We are working hard on working out a plan to achieve our goals to deliver this exciting programme and look forward to when activities can resume. We thank you for your patience and co-operation - please watch this space for updates in the coming weeks!

 

Bungee-Assisted Dance | Performers - (POSTPONED - re-scheduled dates available in due course)

Dates of delivery TBC

Open to professionals from all performing arts disciplines this programme will consist of a 3-day introductory course to bungee-assisted dance followed by a 4-day intensive masterclass training with Wired ‘s Artistic Director, Wendy Hesketh-Ogilvie and Creative Coordinator, Daniela B Larsen.

Application opens: TBC

Deadline for applications: TBC

Notification of invite: TBC


Vertical Wall | Performers (POSTPONED - re-scheduled dates available in due course)

Dates of delivery TBC

Open to professionals from all performing arts disciplines this programme will consist of a two-week training and Masterclass opportunity in Vertical Wall technique led by Wired’s Artistic Director, Wendy Hesketh-Ogilvie and Creative Coordinator, Daniela B Larsen. The first week will focus on the fundamentals of the technique and progress to working with a counter-balancer in the second week. 

Application opens: TBC

Deadline for applications: TBC

Notification of invite: TBC

 

Vertical Wall | Counter-balancers (POSTPONED - re-scheduled dates available in due course)

Dates of delivery TBC

This training is open to anyone with a love physical activity and an interest in the arts. This will be an intensive training and masterclass opportunity where participants will work in partnership with a performer to learn the techniques of counter-balance under the direction of our Technical Director, Jamie Ogilvie. 

 

Application opens: TBC

Deadline for applications: TBC

Notification of invite: TBC


You must be available for all of the course dates so please consider this when applying**. 


GENERAL INFORMATION:

  • We particularly welcome applicants from the following communities who are currently underrepresented within the aerial dance industry: BAME, LGBTQ, Disability and lower social-economic groups.
  • All courses are fully subsidised to all successful applicants. 
  • Travel bursaries are available if you are a student or unemployed. If this applies to you, please make us aware of this in your application*.
  • All programmes will take place at The Higher Space, Centre for Aerial Excellence in Liverpool.
  • Due to the high demand, we will accept applications for more than one programme, however, cannot guarantee multiple placements. 
  • The full programme content and schedule will be available soon. 

MAKING AN APPLICATION: 

Please send all the required documents listed below to [email protected] 

  • Application form which can be found here
  • Equal Opportunities Form which can be found here. 
  • Any other supporting material you feel would be beneficial for us to see or read 
  • with one of the following lines in the subject of your email for each course you apply to.

 

  1. BAD TDP - PERFORMER
  2. VW TDP - PERFORMER (not open)
  3. VW TDP - COUNTER-BALANCER (not open)
 
Make sure you:
  • You read all the conditions on how to apply
  • You send ALL documents required by the deadline to the correct email with the correct subject line. Any applications that are incomplete or received after the deadline will NOT be considered. 
  • You will only be notified if you have been selected to participate. Due to the high level of applications we will not send out emails to those who have not been successful.
 
Thank you and we look forward to hearing from you! 

 

For more information you can download: 

- TDP20 - Full Programme  

- TDP20 - Open Call poster

The full programme content and schedule will be available soon. 

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* Proof of eligibility will be required. Proof of unemployment - for example: Document relating to job seekers allowance/job centre appointment confirmation. Proof of Student status – for example: JSA letter / Student ID / NUS card / ISIC Card. If you are unsure, please get in touch

 

** Outside of extenuating circumstances, in return for offering the course free of charge, we expect a minimum of 80% attendance to all courses. Should you not be able to commit fully to the programme, please reconsider submitting your application. 

 


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