L U D A L A

love • Black • joy

CONCEPT: an outdoor conceptual piece celebrating, exploring and exuding “Black love” and “Black joy” through text/poetry, fabrics, music and physical theatre

 

Form. Mind. Spirit. Energy.

Elements collide through living art.

We want joy, periodt

 

Stemming from our previous short film ROOT - LUDALA will also combat the lack of positive images pertaining to the Black experience.

@RambertDance image by Britt Lloyd

R.O.O.T by Initiative.dkf

"Black love is celebrating history, heritage and being proud of who you are

in a world where we're constantly told we aren't worthy or are less than"

- Bola Agbaje

INSPIRED BY:

Healing
Sunday's Best 
Ancestors 
A ṣọ ebi 
The cookout 

Laughter
"It's not like you knew your dad anyway"

@BlackVoyageurs image by Jessia Hester

The Sugar Shack by Ernie Barnes

POSITIVE AFFIRMATIONS & IMAGERY

BRUSH YOUR BLUES BY SHIKEITH CATHEY

(print) by Oladimeji Odunsi

A MYTH. A STEREOTYPE. 
A SELF-PERPETUATING CONDITIONING

Fabric Dance by Hayden Calnin

BLACK LOVE = "THE

I M P O S S I B L E"

Seeking 3 Multifaceted Movement Performers for exploration in motion

ABOUT YOU

Black* performer

London Based

Interest/experience in devising theatrical/inter-disciplinary work

Available for a 20 - 30min zoom interview

 

*We define 'Black' as of Black African, Caribbean, Afro-Latinx and African American heritage, including those of mixed-Black heritage

REQUIREMENTS

  • Bold, explorative, imaginative & open

  • Artists should own range of dance styles to bring into the space. Whether from Street, Tap, Krump or Jazz, to Ballet, Dancehall, Afrobeats etc. Everything is useful.

  • We’re especially interested in dance artists with other creative outlets (acting, singing, fine art, gymnastics, musician etc.) 

  • EXPERIENCE WITH PHYSICAL AND/OR DANCE THEATRE WOULD BE PREFERABLE, BUT NOT MANDATORY 

  • NB:
    •    Open to all gender identities 
    •    Working under Covid-19 guidelines
    •    Flat Fee: £200 (per Dancer) 
    ITC Rates

TO APPLY

 

Email the following information listed below to Wofai at project@initiativedkf.com by Deadline DEC 2ND (3pm)

  • Links to your work/showreel (Max 3) Content should show your varied disciplines/range

  • A list of your disciplines/creative skills

  • Why you’re interested in this project/devising work (200 words MAX or via an audio file no longer than 90sec)

  • Window(s) of availability for your Zoom interview/casting on Dec 4th between 11am - 6pm e.g. 10am - 12pm and 3pm - 4pm · we will do our best to ensure you get a slot convenient for you

DATES

WED 2ND DEC

Application Deadline (3pm)

FRI 4TH DEC

Zoom Interviews/casting 

 

SAT 12TH + SUN 13TH DEC
R&D (10am - 6pm) 

 The R+D will continue early 2021. Selected participants will be considered in the first instance.

Supported by Albany & Tamasha Theatre

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