Current opportunities are:
DEADLINE FOR APPLICATIONS:
Monday 24th May
Gloucester Carnival may be cancelled this year, but you can still be part of bringing the joy of carnival to people’s doorsteps!
|Develop your skills in outdoor arts through 2 intensives to create 10-20 minute ‘pop-up’ carnival performances for 2 areas of Gloucester||Try out our ‘Universal Design’ informed approaches enabling a wider diversity of performers, with differing movement possibilities, to showcase their 100% on the road!|
|Collaborate with renowned inclusive dance and carnival professionals from London, Brazil and Switzerland (Jürg Koch, Suzie Birchwood, Manuela Benini, Ray Mahibir)||Be part of the national ‘Open Road’ project exploring disabled people’s participation in carnivals from the Isle of Wight, to London, to Huddersfield (with New Carnival Company, Together 2012! and Callaloo Carnival Arts)|
How to get involved:
Criteria for Performers:
Criteria for Makers:
We would particularly welcome applications from:
We are exploring ways of enabling a wider diversity of performers (with different movement possibilities) to access the same high-quality parade performance. This is an exciting opportunity to work with internationally renowned professional artists including inclusive dance specialists Jürg Koch and Suzie Birchwood, Brazilian carnival choreographer Manuela Benini and Trinidadian costume designer Ray Mahibir of Sunshine International Arts. The production of our parade piece is part of a national project, ‘Open Road’, which is addressing the barriers disabled people face in accessing Carnival. Partners are New Carnival Company (Isle of Wight), Together 2012! (London) and Callaloo Carnival Arts (nr. Huddersfield).
|Performers would need to be available for: Rehearsals in Gloucester (max. 6 hours per day with breaks) on: Monday 7th – Thursday 10th June 2021 Tuesday 13th - Friday 16th July 2021 2-4 performances in outdoor settings in Gloucester on Saturday 17th July. (Additional days may be scheduled by mutual agreement)|
| Makers would need to be available for:
Various days including masterclasses with Ray Mahibir
9th and 10th June 2021