Opportunity at Akademi | Choreographer call-out

illustration of a family walking through barren land
Pravaas. Artwork by Brian Hartley.

Choreographer call-out for Pravaas

Apply by 23 Nov 2022

AKADEMI is looking for a choreographer working with South Asian dance forms for Pravaas, our new outdoor dance work exploring issues around climate driven movement of people. They will be working in collaboration with Suba Subramanian who is the Artistic Director for Akademi and for this production. 

To apply, please email info@akademi.co.uk with your CV,  a maximum of 3 weblinks of your most recent choreographic work and a cover letter (no more than one A4 side) with your expression of interest outlining how your experience is suitable for this position, highlighting any previous experience of working with art and climate change or sustainability in your practice. 

Please also complete the confidential equal opportunities monitoring form here. Akademi is committed to be an Equal Opportunities employer and recognises the importance and advantages of diverse workplaces and communities. Any candidate who self-identifies as D/deaf, disabled or neurodivergent, as a person of colour, and/or as gender queer, and who meets the essential person specification, is guaranteed an interview. If you feel that this applies to you, please indicate in your application email. The applicant must live and have the right to work in the UK.

Should you need this information in another format, or require reasonable adjustment, please contact us.


  • R&D: 12-16 Dec 2022 at 101 Creation Space in Newbury. Travel, accommodation and catering will be provided.
  • 1st phase of Creation: 30 Jan–10 Feb 2023
  • 2nd phase of Creation & Rehearsals: Three weeks in April & May 2023 (dates TBC)

Performance dates across spring and summer 2023 will be confirmed as soon as possible. 


A fixed fee of £3000 based on a maximum 6-weeks equivalent plus an appropriate day rate and expenses for performance dates.

Application timeline

  • Deadline for application: 23 Nov 2022, 5pm
  • Shortlisted artists will be informed by 28 Nov
  • Interviews: 2 December

About Pravaas

Pravaas is an experience of ancient dance forms and music exploring very real contemporary issues around climate migration. Watch landscapes shift and highly skilled dancers and singers move to express some of the pain, suffering and journeys people all over the world have to make as a result of their homes being destroyed as a result of climate change.

The show was selected as part of the Without Walls Blueprint 2021. Pravaas will tour the UK in Spring 2023. Supported by Arts Council England , Without Walls and 101 Creation Space.

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