Job posting: 2019 LDF Dance Mob Choreographer

CALLING ALL CHOREOGRAPHERS

The London Dance Festival is inviting choreographers to apply for the job of Dance Mob Choreographer (formerly Flash Mob Choreographer) for the 2019 festival. The festival will take place in various locations in London from June 28th to June 30th.

We are seeking a team of two choreographers to create an engaging dance mob piece. The dance may be choreographed in any style that is accessible for participants of all ages and abilities. Most of the dance must be simple and easy to learn, but it may also include a small section of more advanced steps for experienced dancers. Performances will take place outdoors on a grass or concrete surface.

Choreographers will perform the dance with community members as part of the Community Showcase event. The choreographers will also tour the city starting in May and June 2019 to facilitate a series of workshops in which they’ll teach the dance in local studios, businesses, schools, and organizations.

Choreographers will be paid for the creation and performance of the dance, and the facilitation of workshops. Artists are welcome to apply as a team or individually. All applicants must be available for workshop bookings at various times throughout May and June 2019. (We respect that applicants may have other jobs and commitments and the selected artists’ schedules will be considered when booking workshops).

Preference will be given to London and area artists. Click here to apply.

Questions? Email us at info@londondancefestival.ca

***APPLICATION DEADLINE IS SUNDAY MARCH 31, 2019***

Nature Walk: Outdoor Play – February 9

Saturday February 9 @ 2:30-3:30pm
Outdoor Play – St. Julien Park

Reach, bend, squat, lunge and balance while exploring the Thames Valley Trail in St. Julien Park. A fun outdoor workout and walk that will revive your child-like sense of wonder as we move in response to the natural landscape. Certified Naturalist Nina Sampson will guide the walk through the woods and Bizz Varty will lead the workout. Discover new and unique ways to build exercise into your daily life, no equipment needed!

Meet at South end of St. Julien Street at 2:30 pm. This walk will be approximately 60 minutes.

Dress for the weather – see Nina’s tutorial on ‘How to Dress for a Winter Walk’

Accessibility: This walk will use unpaved trails and will not be easily accessible for mobility devices, including strollers.

Nature Walk – Saturday January 12

Saturday January 12
@ 2:30-3:30pm

Nature Walk at St. Julien Park

Take deep breaths of fresh air as we move and stretch our bodies and tune into the natural world. This gentle walk will explore how we can use nature to move more, how we can become more comfortable moving in nature, and why we might want to. Movement specialist Bizz Varty will talk about the mechanics of walking while nature expert Nina Sampson shares information about the natural landscape around us. All bodies welcome.

Meet at South end of St. Julien Street at 2:30 pm. This walk will be approximately 60 minutes.

Dress for the weather – see Nina’s tutorial on ‘How to Dress for a Winter Walk’

Accessibility: This walk will remain on paved & gravel trails and will be accessible for mobility devices, including strollers.