DeNada Seeks Male Dancers For New Production and National Tour

DeNada Seeks Male Dancers For New Production and National Tour

DeNada Dance Theatre (choreographer Carlos Pons Guerra) is seeking male dancers with excellent classical and contemporary technique, with unique personalities, skills in character work and theatricality, for the creation and UK national tour of its new full-length narrative production, Toro: DeNada’s Beauty and the Bull, a surreal, gender questioning and postcolonial work inspired by Angela Carter's reading of Beauty and the Beast- The Tiger's Bride. 

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Take Company Class with DeNada

During the rehearsal period for DeNada's 2017 national tour of Ham and Passion, DeNada will be delivering open company class for professional dancers and students in their final year of vocational training. 

Ballet classes will be delivered by our guest ballet mistress, Nathalie Leger (former Northern Ballet principal), on Mondays, Wednesdays and Fridays. Company dancers will deliver contemporary class on Tuesdays and Thursdays. 

Class price: £4 per class 

Time: 9- 10 am Mon-Fri 

Location:

Week of 9th January: Yorkshire Dance

Week of 16th January: Leeds Beckett University Dance Studio (Headingley Campus) 

Week of 23rd January: Leeds Beckett University Dance Studio (Headingley Campus) 

For more information, email workshop@denada-dance.com 

Stay updated for changes in teachers or timings on our Facebook page- www.facebook.com/denadadt 

ENDanza Premieres Pons Guerra's 'Miranda'

ENDanza Premieres Pons Guerra's 'Miranda'

The Young Ballet of the National Dance School of the Dominican Republic, ENDanza, premiered Carlos Pons Guerra's Miranda- a new short ballet that explores William Shakespeare's The Tempest, drawing on Pons Guerra's research into Caribbean views on gender- at the Palacio de Bellas Artes, Santo Domingo, on 4-5 February 2016. 

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Carlos Pons Guerra works with the National Dance Company of the Dominican Republic

Carlos Pons Guerra works with the National Dance Company of the Dominican Republic

During his time in the Dominican Republic, Carlos Pons Guerra taught class and excerpts from DeNada's repertoire for the National Dance Company of the Dominican Republic, under direction of Marianella Boan, in the company's studios at the National Dance School in Santo Domingo. 

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Carlos Pons Guerra in the Dominican Republic

Carlos Pons Guerra in the Dominican Republic

Carlos Pons Guerra will be working in the Dominican Republic throughout January 2016, in project supported by The British Council, Arts Council England, the National Dance School of the Dominican Republic and the National Dance Company of the Dominican Republic. 

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Audition: DeNada Dance Theatre

DeNada Dance Theatre- director/choreographer Carlos Pons Guerra- is looking for male dancers for its Autumn 2015/Spring 2016 UK tour of Ham and Passion: a Triple Bill of Dance. Dancers must have excellent classical and contemporary technique, good partnering skills, be open minded, expressive and experienced/interested in narrative work, with at least 2 years of professional experience, and capable of portraying several Spanish characters of both genders.

An audition, by invitation only, will take place in Leeds, United Kingdom, on July 16th 2015. For more information and to apply, please send an email including CV with photos and video link to audition@denada-dance.com before 6th July for pre-selection. 

Rehearsal and tour dates: 

(Please note, tour dates are still being programmed so these may be subject to change) 

4 weeks of rehearsal in Leeds, beginning on 24th August and until the premiere on the 2nd of October. Fee: £430 per week.

2 performances in autumn 2015, Leeds and Wolverhampton (Oct. 2nd and Nov. 6th)- Fee: £125 per performance

1-3 performances in London, autumn 2015 (dates to be confirmed)

1 week rehearsal in February, starting 1st February 2016, in Leeds. Fee: £430 per week.

3 performances in February, (5th, 12th and 25th, in Yorkshire and Birmingham). Fee: £125 per performance.

The company can cover travel to Leeds for rehearsals, travel to performances, accommodation in Leeds during rehearsal period and accommodation when on tour.