Call for graduate filmmaker to document dance research fortnight
Our University and Yorkshire Dance in association with the Northern School of Contemporary Dance and Phoenix Dance Theatre are embarking upon an ambitious two-week programme of dance research - 'Thinking Dance' - from 7-17 July. This will culminate in a one-day symposium, 'Questioning the Contemporary in 21st Century British Dance Practices', on Friday 18 July.
The School of Film, Music and Performing Arts is looking for a filmmaker interested in arts and creative practice to record a number of the activities taking place during this important event and to produce a short documentary suitable for use on social media and company websites to be delivered by 30 August.
This opportunity would suit a recent graduate hoping to gain further experience of working within an artistic setting and developing their abilities to capture multiple activities within the context of a festival type event.
The Northern Film School at Leeds Metropolitan University can provide equipment and mentoring to support this role. It is expected that the filmmaker will attend a minimum of six days, to include the entire day on Friday 18 July, and to record dance workshops, social interaction, presentations and capture vox-pops throughout the event.
The fee is £1000, which includes all travel expenses, shooting and post-production time.
An interest in contemporary dance or experience of documenting performance would be advantageous.
About the Symposium
The partnership aims to bring together scholars, practitioners and postgraduate students from within the dance sector to embrace and encourage debates across, between and within international and industry informed dance research and practical enquiry. It will therefore involve a range of activities from dance practice to round table discussions and presentations.
How to apply?
Please submit a CV along with a 500 word statement outlining why you would like to be considered for this opportunity to J.Granville@leedsmet.ac.uk. Please send any links to films / documentation or post DVDS that you have made and mention at least one reference that we may contact. If shortlisted we will contact you for an informal interview (to take place during the week commencing 19 May 2014).
The deadline for applications is 16 May 2014.
Please note that the research workshops and symposium all take place in Leeds.