Out Of The Ordinary Festival Youth Dance Project

Friday 7 June 2024
Cambridge City Council’s Cultural Services team are partnering with internationally renowned contemporary dance company, Vanhulle Dance Theatre, to bring a brand-new performance opportunity to young people ages 11-18 from Cambridge. No previous dance experience is necessary, and all levels are welcome to apply. 
 
This curtain raiser performance will be performed at Out Of The Ordinary Festival this summer. This will be an outdoor performance created with Laura Vanhulle and Oliver Robert Russell to open for Vanhulle Dance Theatre’s performances of Olive Branch. 
 
This is a free opportunity and young people will be provided with performance t-shirts. Lunch will also be provided on the full day commitments of Monday 19 August and Friday 23 August and free travel to and from Clay Farm Centre to Cambridge Corn Exchange will be provided on Thursday 22 August, Friday 23 August, and Saturday 24 August.
 
The commitment is as follows:
 
·        Monday 19 August: Full Day Rehearsal (10:00 – 16:00) at Clay Farm Centre, CB2 9FN
·        Tuesday 20 August: Half Day Rehearsal (09:30 – 13:30) at Clay Farm Centre, CB2 9FN
·        Thursday 22 August: Half Day Rehearsal (10:00 – 14:00) at Cambridge Corn Exchange, CB2 3QB
·        Friday 23 August: Full Day Rehearsal (10:00 – 16:00) at Cambridge Corn Exchange, CB2 3QB
·        Saturday 24 August: Performances (12:30 & 15:30) at Out Of The Ordinary Festival, Cambridge
 
In order to participate, you must be able to commit to the performance day and at least three of the four rehearsal days. 
 
You can sign up to take part here
 
The deadline for sign up is Friday 26 July at which point we will confirm whether you have been successful. We particularly welcome applications from under-represented groups. Please note, spaces are limited and therefore we can’t guarantee you a place. 
 
If you have any questions, please email artsandculture@cambridge.gov.uk
 
To find out more about Vanhulle Dance Theatre, please visit https://www.vanhulledancetheatre.co.uk/