Audio Describers wanted for Family Dance Festival

Bombastic Dance Theatre and Coreo Cymru are delivering the Family Dance Festival, a programme piloted last year to encourage engagement with and introduce family audiences to a varied range of dance styles within a contemporary dance context. The touring package includes short foyer/outdoor dance pieces from three professional Wales based companies and guest performances from local groups at each venue. 60 minutes in total, the fun and entertaining programme also offers a short taster workshop at the end of each show. 
 
promotional video of Family Dance Festival 2017.
We are particularly interested in developing the audio description for live dance, something I’m aware isn’t particularly developed in Wales and have contracted Dr Louise Fryer to assist in the preparation and development through a three-day workshop taking place in Chapter, Cardiff between Thur 22 and Sat 24 of March. 
 
Here’s a recent interview with Louise about her work. 
 
Our aim for the AD workshop is to provide the tools needed to describe physicality and to develop the scripts and language ready for our touring programme. We have up to three places available for experienced Audio Describers and daily contracts for the touring programme. 
 
Workshop Details:
Chapter, Cardiff – 2pm, Thur 22 March – 5.30pm, Sat on 25 March 2018.  Participants living outside of the South Wales area will be offered £150 to support travel costs based on two nights accommodation, plus a training fee of £250. 
 
Contracts will be offered to those who participated in the workshop, based on a fee of £150 per 60 minute show in each of the presenting venues, plus travel expenses. 
 
Touring timetable:
Chapter, Cardiff                                – Sun 25 March at 4pm  
Galeri, Caernarfon                           – Tues 27 March at 4pm 
The Hafren, Newtown                      – Wed 28 March at 4pm 
Memo Arts Centre, Barry                  – Wed 4 April at 4pm
Ffwrnes, Llanelli                               – Thur 5 April at 4pm
The Torch, Milford Haven                  – Fri 7 April at 4pm 
Theatr Brycheiniog, Brecon              – Sat 8 April at 4pm
Wales Millennium Centre, Cardiff     – Sat 14 April at 4pm
We anticipate the show contract being shared between the training participating, up to three. AD equipment will be supplied based on 30 headsets.
 
Please email your expression of interest to carole@coreocymru.com no later than Friday 23 February, providing a short biography relating to your AD experience, your reasons for wanting to participate in the project and your relationship with the arts sector in Wales. Please also confirm your availability for the touring programme, your home town and if you are able to describe in the Welsh language medium.