• Female Dancer/Aerialist Sought for Pif-Paf’s Something To Hold

    30 January 2014 Jobs & Opportunities
    Pif-Paf, Something To Hold

    Sheffield-based outdoor sculpture and performance company Pif-Paf are currently auditioning for 'an exceptional female physical performer/dancer with aerial strengths and a love for working outdoors'. This performer will join the company as they tour their show Something To Hold in 2014, filling (but making their own) an existing role that includes doubles corde lisse work as a flyer.

    Something To Hold is 'a fast paced multidisciplinary theatre show on a unique transforming structure developed by Pif-Paf, and follows an astronomer’s rough ride to a new life when he tries to capture a force that won’t be held'. The show was directed by and created with Kevin Finnan (Motionhouse, Paralympics Opening Ceremony) and choreographed by Helen Parlor.

    Applicants for the position should have: acting experience, including devising and building naturalistic characters and performing in the round; the ability to learn and perform fast-paced choreography; experience and physical strength in corde lisse, with experience as a doubles trapeze flyer an advantage; a strong and steady head for heights; and awareness of the 'pressures and joys' of street theatre and touring.

    Successful applicants will be invited to a one-day workshop audition, for which they will be asked to prepare a short performance piece, held in Sheffield 10am – 5pm on 7 March. For the selected performer, training and rehearsals will span a minimum ten days across March-May, with touring covering approximately half of the weekends June-September (full dates will be sent to those invited to audition).

    Artists who can't make the audition date but feel they are particularly suited to the role are invited to contact the company anyway.

    To apply send a CV, a cover letter outlining your suitability for the role, and links to documentation of your work to mail@pif-paf.co.uk Deadline is 8pm on 9 February 2014. The company will only respond to successful applicants.

    Artists: Pif-Paf