Choreographer Opportunity, UK

Exciting opportunity for choreographers at Wilton’s Music Hall.


“Wilton’s Music Hall is fast becoming a significant dance venue, with its festival presenting a compelling mix of new work.” The Observer (on Wilton’s Strike! 2014)

After a successful pilot in 2014, Wilton’s Strike! free dance festival returns in 2016, commissioning new work and exciting ideas from promising choreographers worldwide from Tuesday 3 May to Thursday 5 May 2016.

Applicants are invited to submit a proposal for a new piece of choreography on the theme of memory. Six choreographers will be selected to develop their piece which will be shown at Wilton’s Music Hall; the world’s oldest surviving music hall. Audiences, including critics, will be invited to attend and review the final performances, which will be live-streamed to expose the work to as broad an audience as possible.

“Having commission money meant I was able to have a small team around me – working with a dramaturg and a composer for the first time opened up so many new processes. I am now looking forward to creating a duet with ACE funding – this never would have happened if you guys didn’t believe in me first!” Ieva Kuniskis (Choreographer, Wilton’s Strike! 2014)

Wilton’s has a strong reputation for staging outstanding dance, with the Mark Bruce Company’s production of Dracula, co-commissioned by Wilton’s, scooping The South Bank Sky Arts Award for Dance in 2013. Successful applicants will be mentored by the Wilton’s artistic team with help from Jonathan Goddard and a group of experienced choreographers and industry professionals.

Applications are open to anyone aged 18 and over. Applications close Friday 26 February at 5pm.

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Wilton’s Music Hall offer a vibrant blend of culture, heritage, learning and participation through a programme of imaginative productions and activities, produced in house. They give opportunities to emerging artists and present a year round programme that includes theatre (new commissions and classics), opera, dance, magic, music, cinema, circus, traditional music hall, comedy, puppetry and other art forms.

As an independent charity, Wilton’s Music Hall receive no core funding and survive through an entrepreneurial spirit, raising funds from donations, box office and bar sales and hires. Collaboratively they deliver their mission to bring artists and audiences from diverse disciplines and cultures together in our unique historic building, positioning Wilton’s as a landmark music hall for the modern day.

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