Open call for dance summer residency

Published: 21 May 2021
Reporter: Vera Liber

Candoco Dance Company and ASOS Summer Intensive 2019 Credit: Camilla Greenwell

Sadler’s Wells has put out an open call for the National Youth Dance Company and Candoco Dance Company Summer Residency for disabled and non-disabled dancers aged 16–-24.

During the week-long residency, the twelve selected dancers will take workshops led by artists from NYDC and Candoco, living and working as a company from Monday 16 to Saturday 24 August 2021 at the University of Warwick and Warwick Arts Centre.

Applicants must have some dance experience, be based in England, aged 16–19 or up to 24 if d/Deaf or disabled and not enrolled on a full-time vocational dance course. Full details can be found on the NYDC web site. The deadline for applications is Monday 14 June 2021.

Hannah Kirkpatrick, Head of National Youth Dance Company, said, “after what has been a challenging year, with limited new opportunities for young people this feels like a perfect time to come together and look to the future of the dance sector. We feel passionately about further developing progression routes for young artists and this summer school will give young people an insight into the work and practices of both companies. Plus, it is residential, so a great insight into the main NYDC company where we come together for four residencies a year. We can’t wait to get started.”