16:33 7th July 2011
Apprentice choreographer scheme
The Point in Eastleigh is now piloting a new apprenticeship scheme for passionate young dance artists.
The scheme provides a year-long part-time apprenticeship for a young choreographer to experience a bespoke package of opportunities to develop their choreographic practise and create new work. Charlotte Vincent, artistic director of Vincent Dance Theatre, is the mentor for the scheme in its first year.
The programme is tailored to the apprentice’s interests and potential opportunities include:
* Participation in choreographic master-classes.
* Shadowing of Point associates through R&D, creation and rehearsal periods.
* Sitting in on get-in and performance days of visiting professional companies.
* Participation in visiting and associate artists company class where appropriate.
* Free performance ticket for every professional dance performance each season.
* Participation in other relevant professional training opportunities.
* A free place on Elevate Create summer school
In addition the apprentice is commissioned to create a new work on a selected group of young people or local dancers. The apprentice receives mentoring throughout this process to provide guidance on their own choreographic practise and provide input into the creation of the commissioned work.
Applicants should fit the following criteria:
* Based in South Hampshire.
* Studying for a dance degree, a recent graduate or postgraduate student.
* Have a particular interest in and desire to pursue a career in choreography.
* Prepared to commit to the year-long programme.
* Willing to sign a contract for a confirmed package of activities and outcomes.
The scheme runs from September to August and is designed to fit around the apprentice’s current study/work commitments. The apprenticeship is unpaid but a bursary of up to £1,000 is offered to contribute towards travel and as a commission fee for the new work.
For more information about the Choreographer Apprentice Scheme please contact:
023 8062 7815
The Point's first choreographic apprentice talks about the scheme.