Audition - Selma Daniel/LittleLion Dance Theatre

Selma Daniel/LittleLion Dance Theatre are looking for Irish based dancers. We would love to get to know more the dancers based in Ireland, we have different projects for the upcoming 2021 and 2022 Season, among this projects we have a Production entitled Paper Plane that celebrates the diversity of families and encourage acceptance and inclusion in children's relationships. Supported by Solstice and the Arts Council's YPCE Project Award 2020, Paper Plane will premier in the Autumn at Solstice and has a run in Draiocht and Linenhall Arts Centre as part of Roola Boola Festival. For this specific project Selma is looking for 5 dancers from age 7 to mature dancers, females and males from all ethnicities and cultural backgrounds. This is a 8 weeks work and dancers must be available from 20th September to 12th November.

Other projects of the company have a more flexible timeline and dates are TBC, so even if you are not available on dates above we still encourage you to audition for other projects.

Due to the pandemic, the audition will be held online via zoom (invitation only).

Requirements: Strong contemporary dance technique, floor work and contact improvisation skills. Must be based in Ireland.

How to apply: please send your CV, Headshot and a recent YouTube/Vimeo link of you dancing (1 link of Max 3mins), state on the body of the email if you are available from 20th September to 12th November, email to dance.projects@selmadaniel.com with LittleLionDT AUDITION 2021 in the subject line.

Deadline for applications: 25th Jun 2021 - 17:00

Zoom Audition Recall for selected candidates: July 1st 2021

All applicants will be contacted regardless of the outcome. We cannot cover costs of the audition. For more information please visit: www.selmadaniel.com

About Selma Daniel/LittleLion Dance Theatre

Associate Dance Artist at Solstice Arts Centre, Selma Daniel is a choreographer, with a MA in Contemporary Dance Performance from University of Limerick. Combined with over 20 years’ experience in dance performance, choreography and education Selma founded Little Lion Dance Theatre in 2019.

Selma is currently working in a couple of different projects including a new dance theatre show for young audiences entitled 'Paper Plane', which was researched in 2020 in collaboration with 2 Dublin based dancers, visual artist Orla Kelly and mentored by Jessica Kennedy from Junk assemble. Selma had also preparing a national and international tour of her mostly recent work AdoleTA! Which was invited to perform in Shanghai International Children's Theatre Festival in 2021. This digital event is a CO-Production with Solstice Arts center and with generous support of Culture Ireland.

Selma's most recent work AdoleTA! Was funded by Arts Council, Fingal and Kildare Arts Office and support by Dance Ireland, Draiocht and Riverbank, and had 2 successful runs at Draiocht in May 2019 as part of their ToddlersTakeOver event and at Riverbank in September 2019.

In her work Selma explores her passion in dance, creating socially engaging dance performance for screen, stage and public spaces. She uses the body, visual imagery and props to create thought provoking and visually stimulating dance experiences. Her work is dynamic and highly visually driven, often exploring topics of identity, gender, feminism, culture, equality and site-specific public spaces.

As a choreographer Selma have toured four dance pieces and produced two short dance films, screened as part of Light Moves Festival and Dunamaise Dance Platform.

In 2018/2019 Selma performed and taught creative dance at Cruinniú na nOg, Kaleidoscope and in 2021 she will facilitate a workshop at The Ark in Dublin as part of their summer program.

2013 Selma had performed her solo ‘Inside Things’ at, Creating Spaces (Dance Theatre of Ireland), New Movements (Dance Ireland), Fusion Platform, (Imagine Festival, Watherford, Ireland), Mamuska night (I.F. O.N.L.Y. Festival) and An Damhsa: Laois Dance Platform. In 2010, Selma was commissioned by Maximum Exposure Festival, to create a site specific dance solo named ‘A Toast’.

As performer/colaborator Selma performed Myriad Dance Company’s piece named ‘PolkaDot’ and ‘Project 101’. ‘PolkaDot’ which was a Dance work created for young audience was toured in schools and Theatres around Co. Wexford and Co. Wicklow and Midlands; ‘Scape from the Dead Zoo', Choreographer Monika Biernak, Directed by Fionn Kdney & Caroline, costumes created by Ger Clancy. This was a Site-Specific family show performed as part of ABSOLUT Fringe 2010, Dublin Ireland, among others works from Brazilian’s dance companies, where she toured Japan, Europe and South America.