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Aug 11

Scottish Opera is Looking for 4 Experienced Female Contemporary/Classical dancers for its Production of Nixon in China by John Adams, to be performed in Glasgow and Edinburgh in February 2020.

The choreography is a re-imagined contemporary version of The Red Detachment of Women, a famous Chinese ballet. It’s a politically driven propaganda work that depicts the story of a common woman who becomes a leader in a communist army. The original choreography was created during the Chinese cultural revolution in the 1960s when Mao was in power.

The choreography will be a remount from an existing version. Dancers will be asked to learn repertoire from the original but also to engage in a creative process for the work to develop.

  • Technically precise with an acute attention to detail.
  • Contact work is essential and applicants must have a strong base in this.
  • The piece demands a wide dynamic range to draw from as well as being confident in character work.
  • High level of improvisation and creative skills.
  • Musicality is a must.
  • The ability to learn quickly, a good working attitude and the ability to collaborate and work well within a huge team are essential.
  • Should be able to work well under pressure and have a good level of stamina and fitness level.
  • Scottish Opera welcomes applications from dancers of Asian background.

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