Seasons Casting Call

Upswing is looking for two brilliant circus performers for a new production for children and families – directed by Vicki Amedume. Seasons will be a brand new, small scale production touring libraries and outdoor spaces across the UK in 2021 and beyond.   

Seasons will deal thematically with the relationship between humans and nature. We will use natural materials, wood, soil and stone to explore balance and imbalance and the fragility of the relationship between people and their environment. 

We are seeking people at a high level in at least one of the disciplines below: 

– Tumbling / Tricking / Floor based acrobatics / Acro-dance
– Handstands
– Duo acrobatics (balancing/adagio)
– Juggling and manipulation 

Upswing productions are created in the rehearsal space. We are specifically seeking performers who not only have strong ground-based circus skills, but who also have a playful streak and an interest in devising and discovery. A team working approach is vital. Upswing values the people we work with and we aim to create a challenging yet fun working environment. We are looking for performers who are happy to experiment and muck in where needed.   

Dates: 

Rehearsals:  Start 5 July 2021 for 3 weeks
Performances:  w/c 26 July  –  w/c 23 August (full weeks – tbc)
w/c 30 August – w/c 17 October  (weekends – tbc) 

Please ensure you have availability for all the dates above. 

Renumeration: 

Performers will be paid above Equity minimum. Please note that we only cover travel costs for rehearsals and performances outside of London.   

To Apply/Auditions: 

Please send a CV, headshot and video links of your work.

Please email these to recruitment@upswing.org.uk with “Seasons Casting” in the subject line.

Deadline for applications is 9am 11 June 2021

Shortlisted applicants will be notified by 6pm 11 June 2021

 Auditions will be in w/c 14 June 2021 in London

 About Upswing: 

Upswing celebrates, amplifies and platforms the skills, creative talents and stories of diverse artists and communities.  We strongly encourage interest from artists of all backgrounds and experience.  

 If you have any questions, please email: recruitment@upswing.org.uk

 We look forward to hearing from you. Thank you for taking the time to apply.