Opportunity at Akademi | Dance Artists call-out

group of figures holding lit torches gather on a beach
Vikram doing a finish by the water with the students. Photo: Suba Subramaniam

Dance Artist call-out for Pravaas

Apply by 15 Dec 2022

Akademi is looking for 3 dance artists working with South Asian dance forms to perform in Pravaas, our new outdoor dance work exploring issues around climate driven movement of people. Dance artists will be working collaboratively with a choreographer and Akademi and Pravaas’s Artistic Director, Suba Subramaniam.

Pravaas is being made in consultation with climate scientists, drawing upon real-life stories of communities affected by floods and cyclones due to climate change in the Sundarbans area in West Bengal, India. This is a unique opportunity to work in a production where scientific research and sustainability are at the heart of the creative process.

To apply, please email info@akademi.co.uk with your CV,  a maximum of 3 weblinks of your most recent performances and a cover letter (no more than one A4 side) with your expression of interest outlining how your experience is suitable for this show, highlighting any previous experience of working in outdoor touring dance productions. Please note, the applicant must live and have the right to work in the UK.

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.

If you’d like this call-out in any other accessible format, please get in touch with us.


1st phase of Creation:
30 Jan–10 Feb 2023

2nd phase of Creation & Rehearsals:
Three weeks in April & May 2023 (dates TBC)

The creation and rehearsals will take place at The 101 Creation Space in Newbury. Accommodation and catering will be provided.


Between May and September 2023 (exact dates to be confirmed shortly)


A fixed weekly fee of £550 for creation and rehearsal for up to 4 weeks plus performance day rate of £200 and expenses for performance dates.

Application timeline

  • Deadline for application:
    15 December 2022, 5pm
  • Shortlisted artists will be informed by 19 December 2022
  • Interviews – 20 December 2022, via Zoom

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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