We often find ourselves turning to the immortal words of Whitney Houston who said it best when she said ‘I believe the children are the future’. Taking this ideology one step further, we believe that young people are the future, and so we thought it might be rather splendid to rope some of them in to have a butchers at our offer for young people and check it is indeed as #TotesAmazeballs as we think it is.
We invite young folk aged between 15 and 25 with an interest in the arts to come work with us to ensure that our projects are fresh, interesting and representative of the types of projects that young people want to get involved with. We are currently looking for 12 young people to join us for 4 meetings a year to help steer HMS Shaper/Caper and help out backstage with our critically acclaimed performance work. In return, you get free classes, opportunities to perform in our shows and will be mentored by our amazing (and super, well-connected) team! You don’t need to be a dancer to be involved, just a real interest in the arts.
So, if you fancy being part of The Body, then scroll down and complete the form below!
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Here are some of the most inspiring young people we have ever met!
Meet our BodyRockers
William is 20 years old from Southampton, England. William began dancing in 2008 with a male dance company run by his secondary school. He studied dance at GCSE and A level, then furthered his studies at Northern School of Contemporary Dance with a one year foundation course 2013/14 and is now at Scottish School of Contemporary Dance in his second year of training. Before moving away he was part of an all male youth dance company called Fuzzy Logic 2009 until 2014 based in and around Southampton, who would tour nationally throughout the years.
William's hopes for the future are to travel the globe with professional dance companies as well as collaborating with other artist to create personal and diverse projects.
Some of William’s favourite things:
Band: Mumford and Sons
Film: Dawn of the Plant of the Apes
Quote: ‘Am I grumpy? I might be. But I think maybe sometimes it’s misinterpreted.’ Harrison Ford
Katie is 23 and going into her final year studying Contemporary Dance Performance at the Scottish School of Contemporary Dance. She didn't start dancing until she was 21 (and had zero experience) having first ventured into art and fashion design. Finally doing what she is passionate about, she hopes to graduate and create a career out doing what she loves most.
Some of Katie's favourite things:
City - Paris
Book - Anna Karenina by Leo Tolstoy
Film - Roman Holiday
Food - Raspberries
Song - 'I'll be seeing you' by Billie Holiday
Charlotte is 19 years old. She is from Arbroath and did highland dancing for ten years. She then started classes at Showcase The Street and got a Scholarship at SSCD. Being so inspired from contemporary dance, she then joined extra ballet classes and Scottish Dance Theatre’s Youth Dance Company. After leaving, school she got into Scottish School of Contemporary Dance and is currently in her 2nd year. She hopes to graduate as a contemporary dancer and would like to perform but is also very interested and heavily involved in various choreographic projects. She will premiere her own choreographic work at the International Commonwealth Youth Dance Festival at the Tramway July 2014.
Charlotte says: ‘Having grown up in Dundee's contemporary dance culture, Smallpetitklein has been a massive influence in my professional development and I feel very excited and privileged to be part of the Youth Advisory Board!’
Some of Charlotte’s favourite things:
Music: Mika and Eliza Doolittle
Film: The Parent Trap
Possession: My bicycle
Thing to do: Dance about the living room to the Hairspray album with my sister
Chris is in his second year of studying Contemporary Dance and Performance at The Space, and recently performed with Smallpetitklein in the Dundee Dance Trail, along with his fellow students. Although he enjoys Contemporary dance, his penchant is musical theatre. With a year of training at Adam Smith College, Chris co-created The LimeLight Company, a musical theatre school for young people aged 4-21. He has starred in many musicals since starting at 10, such as We Will Rock You and Our House, and has directed and choreographed for the last few years. Recent productions include Sweeney Todd, Cats and Grease. He also directed the world record breaking "Guys and Dolls" with The Limelight Company's 24 Hour Show. In less than 23 hours, the show was revealed, rehearsed and performed for a sell out audience, complete with full set, costume and lighting. The show broke the previous record, but has since been broken again - a new challenge to achieve! Chris is excited to be surrounded by so many creative and inspiring people, and hopes some of their talent rubs off on him!
Some of Chris’ favourite things:
Colour: Lime Green
Film: Pan's Labyrinth
Food: Ice Lollies
Song: Corner Of The Sky (from Pippin the Musical)
Amelia is 21 years old. Having grown up in Inverness, from the age of 2 she attended children's ballet classes at the Margaret Firth School of Ballet. She then started street dance and contemporary classes at Eden Court Theatre at the age of 13. When she was 18, she moved to Dundee to study at The Scottish School of Contemporary Dance where she is going into her 4th year of training.
Some of Amelia's favourite things:
Music: a mixture of everything
City: New York
Colour: Navy blue
Smell: Christmas dinner!
Sara is an aspiring artist who is part of Dundee’s youth action group. She hopes to attend Duncan of Jordanstone in the near future and collaborate with other artists and meet new people involved in art
Some of Sara’s favourite things:
Book: "A Funny Thing Happened on the Way to Heaven: (Or, How I Made Peace with the ParaNormal and Stigmatized Zealots and Cynics in the Process)" by Corey Taylor.
Film: Spirited Away
Band: SlipknotQuote: “It’s not the size of the dog in the fight. It’s the size of the fight in the dog.”