Call out for freelance dance artists to create classes for Rambert Home StudioWhat if.there was a dance company where brilliant and daring people could show upand be supported to push themselves to move the world forward.Welcome to Rambert.We believe that to give brilliant and daring people the chance to inspire others is togive them the power to change the world for the better.Rambert’s Chief Executive is Helen Shute and Benoit Swan Pouffer is ArtisticDirector and under their leadership we’re setting ourselves ambitious goals tryingnew things, finding new ways to give people inspiration, ambition and belief.As well as performances we provide dance and wellness classes and courses forpeople of all ages and abilities; and outreach and community initiatives. We want tohear the most exciting and radical ideas wherever they may come from and connectaudiences and participants from all backgrounds.Rambert is committed to anti-racism. We have a vision for Rambert as a radicallyinclusive and safe working environment that champions and is led by members ofthe Black, Asian and ethnically diverse communities. We want to contribute tocombatting racism through our artistic programme, leadership, activities andcommunications.SHOW UPPUSH.YOURSELFMOVE THE WORLDRambert Home StudioThe current global pandemic and the many restrictions which came with itaccelerated the creation of Rambert Home Studio. This is our new (free to join) crossplatform web application offering an extensive range of online content includinglivestream broadcasts; Rambert’s Super Humans podcast series; behind the scenesfootage and insights, and inspiring interviews. It is also the home to our onlineclasses, accessed by a monthly subscription.The vision is to create an online home for Rambert in people’s homes and to servebeyond those who may be able to show up at the company’s Southbank home, inthe community or in a theatre.Future direction for classes at RambertWe want to encourage people to try new things, speak up, be brave and engage. Webelieve in the power of dance and creativity to bring people together and buildcommunity. We want to give brilliant and daring people the chance to show up andfuel their inspiration, ambition and belief through dance.Therefore we’re reimagining our public dance class offer to create a more diverseand eclectic mix that better represents the world today. We want participants to
discover new ways to explore their movement, giving them the chance to be inspiredby a range of dance styles that illuminate the breadth of human creativity and drawson current and global influences.We want to hear from freelance dance artists with lived experience who are expertsin teaching technique as well as sharing their deep cultural understanding. Asradically inclusive leaders we want to move beyond representing professionalbodies, and want to hear from brilliant people who embody the joy of creativitythrough movement and are passionate about sharing a love of dance with a wideraudience. We want to create meaningful and relevant experiences for peoplethroughout their life, from their early years to their older years.We are committed to offering classes both on Rambert Home Studio, and whenpossible in our state-of-the-art studio at the company’s Southbank home, on a longterm basis. We plan to take a phased approach to recruiting freelance dance artiststo collaborate with us on designing and delivering a series of new classes. We areinitiating recruitment with a focus on creating a dynamic range of new RambertHome Studio classes for families with early years children and adults over 60.Role summaryFreelance dance artists for Dance and Play classes (2-5 years)Rambert is seeking freelance dance artists for Dance and Play classes for RambertHome Studio. These classes will focus on learning through play, stories andmovement, engaging children aged 2-5 years old and their adult carers.Classes will focus on supporting the developmental stages as outlined in the EarlyYears Foundation Stage curriculum. The content of classes will draw on dance andfolk stories from across the world and from popular culture.We are keen to hear from dance artists with experience of working with families withearly years children, and with the ability to draw on world folk stories to create onlinelearning experiences. We especially want to hear from artists with lived experienceand of the heritage relating to the world culture the folk stories and dances originatefrom.Role description To work collaboratively with the Head of Community to create a series ofclasses for Rambert Home Studio that explores learning through play andmovement inspired by world dance and folk stories. To understand how to create narrative and character-based movement tosupport the developmental stages outlined in the Early Years FoundationStage curriculum. To empower adult carers to continue to support their child’s developmentindependently after taking part in classes and model good practice. To embody Rambert’s House Rules and brand belief. To bring curiosity, playfulness and innovative thinking to exploring how tobuild community through digital engagement.
To bring a commitment to continuous self-reflection and development toimprove the experience for families with early years children.To work as part of a team of freelance dance artists and with the Head ofCommunity to develop the future direction of classes for Rambert HomeStudio in response to audience insight.To attend briefing meetings and training as required.To communicate in a timely manner with the Communities team onadministration such as scheduling dates for meetings, rehearsals, filmingclasses and invoicing.Person specificationEssential Knowledge of dance and folk stories from one of these world regions: Africa,the Caribbean, South Asia, East Asia, the Pacific, North America, SouthAmerica and Europe. A passion for learning through play and movement for families with childrenaged 2-5 years. A playful and engaging communicator with the ability to sustain the attentionof children aged 2-5 years. Knowledge, skills and experience of designing and delivering dance andmovement classes for families with children aged 2-5 years in response to theEarly Years Foundation Stage curriculum. An ability to create meaningful digital experiences for families with childrenaged 2-5 years. Collaborative and able to work as part of a team. Excellent planning and organisational skills. Self-reflective and committed to continuous development to improve theexperience for families with children aged 2-5 years. A commitment to Rambert’s vision, brand values and future direction forclasses. Be available to plan 9 classes in December 2020 and film at Rambert, 99Upper Ground,London SE1 9PP in January 2021.Desirable Lived experience and of the heritage relating to the world culture the folkstories and dances originate from. Experience of delivering classes for families with early years children online.Rambert’s House RulesEverything starts with diversity and inclusionAlways believe it can be betterTake us with youWe trust each otherLook after yourself so you can look after othersDon’t look back but remember where you came fromTo be superhuman, you need to be super Human
Payment and terms of freelance work The fee is 120 per class produced which includes the following tasks:attending a briefing meeting (lasting 30 minutes over Zoom), planning, arehearsal over Zoom and delivering one class to be filmed, lasting up to anhour as a standalone experience. You will be responsible for paying your own tax and national insurance.ApplicationsTo apply, please send: A CV (of a maximum of two sides of A4) outlining your experience.With one of the following; A covering letter (of a maximum of two sides of A4) outlining how you meetthe person specification. A video in a MP4 or MOV format (lasting a maximum of 4 minutes) outlininghow you meet the person specification.
Please email your CV with a covering letter or video to firstname.lastname@example.org bythe deadline of 10am on Monday 30 November 2020.Applicants who meet the criteria outlined in the person specification will be invited toan interview via Zoom in the week commencing 7 December 2020.To find out more about the role and meet Kithmini Wimalasekera, Head ofCommunity, please email email@example.com. Informal meetings will beoffered the weeks commencing 16 and 23 November 2020.
radically inclusive leaders we want to move beyond representing professional bodies, and want to hear from brilliant people who embody the joy of creativity through movement and are passionate about sharing a love of dance with a wider audience. We want to