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Social Media Co-Creative Lead


IJAD is a non-profit dance company that makes contemporary dance accessible, participatory and connective. We use dance and digital technology to connect with audiences to explore big themes, including space and gravity, the meaning of myth, and the impacts of borders. We work with organisations like FACT in Liverpool and Rich Mix in London, and collaborate with institutions such as Cambridge University, Manchester Metropolitan and Liverpool John Moores to increase audience knowledge of and engagement with dance.

Over the past four years we have engaged with over 600 workshop participants, 40 artists, and over 15,000 audience members (both live and virtual), across 34 countries.

One of our key aims is to investigate how digital platforms can be used to increase the reach of dance, science, and creativity. To this end, we've created an Open Online Theatre (see www.openonlinetheatre.org), a digital platform where dancers and choreographers can show their work, but, also, crucially, a space where audiences across the world can watch dance being developed, and feed into that development process via social media interactions. It brings the dancer and their audience together, in a symbiotic creative relationship which allows us to investigate how work can be co-created by ‘physically present’ artists and online ‘remote’ audiences.

We’re looking to develop a relationship with someone who can take the lead on the maintenance and development of this relationship with our audience.

Job title Dancer/facilitator

Understanding Gravity through Dance - Dancer/facilitator

IJAD is embarking on a phase of research focussed on exploring gravity through movement. We are looking to work with a professional dancer to help us formulate movements for delivery to members of the public via workshops, and to lead the resultant workshops. As part of the research we will be working with Professors in astrophysics and cognition.

An anticipated 10 days of work between March and middle of July, with the potential for additional work from September 2018. Essential qualifications. Performers should have:

• a degree in dance
• a minimum of 2 years’ professional dance experience
• an ability to improvise and respond to prompts during a creative development process
• experience of delivering / facilitating movement workshops with a range of ages.

Desirable qualifications: • a wide range of dance vocabulary, including: ballet, contemporary, physical theatre, and street dance.

• The first day of research is 22 March 2018 in Liverpool

Send your showreal To apply Please send a c.v and a covering letter to: Joumana Mourad Joumana@ijaddancecompany.com

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