MOVE Commission Announcement and Casting Call for Dancers

We are very excited to announce the MOVE Commission. This is a new partnership, between The Ark, Dublin Dance Festival and Arts & Disability Ireland.

This is a new partnership to commission a choreographer who identifies as an artist with a disability to create a new dance production for children. Acclaimed choreographer Marc Brew has been commissioned through MOVE and we are very excited to begin work with Marc on this new piece of work.

Casting Call

As part of the MOVE commission, we are now seeking to audition as diverse a group of dancers as possible to collaborate on an exciting new stage production for children. The production will premiere at The Ark as part of Dublin Dance Festival 2023.

The criteria for application are broad and applications from performers with disabilities will be prioritised.

We are looking for dancers that have experience in improvisation, have worked in contemporary dance or theatre and are exceptionally collaborative.

We are keen to work with dancers making work in Ireland but you do not have to be based in Dublin. We are also happy to consider applications from the UK and the EU.

To apply, please send the following information to by Tuesday 21st June 2022, 6pm:

  • Your CV (PDF or audio) and headshot
  • Links to previous work or a showreel
  • If you don’t have a showreel, we will also accept something self-recorded (of no more than 3 minutes long)

Please also send an access rider/statement with your application - this is a document outlining any access requirements you may have. This will not be reviewed as part of the application, instead it will be used to ensure we can support your access requirements for the audition process.

We will notify all applicants of the outcome of their application however we will not be able to provide feedback to unsuccessful candidates.

Key dates

  • Tuesday 21st June 2022, 6pm Closing date for applications
  • Monday 27th June 2022 Invites to audition sent to successful applicants
  • Wednesday 20th & Thursday 21st July Auditions in Dublin *Please note: You must be available to be in Dublin on both of these days. If you live outside of Dublin please make it clear in your email that you will require accommodation.
  • Saturday 10th - Monday 18th September Development period in Dublin
  • April/May 2023 Rehearsal and production period in Dublin

About Marc Brew

Acclaimed International disabled choreographer, Artistic Director and dancer, Marc Brew trained as a professional dancer at the Victorian College of the Arts Secondary School and The Australian Ballet School. He has been working in the UK and Internationally for over 20 years as a director, choreographer, dancer, teacher and speaker; with the Australian Ballet Company, State Theatre Ballet Company of South Africa, Infinity Dance Theatre, candoco dance company and AXIS Dance Company. Marc was Associate Director with Scottish Dance Theatre, Associate Artistic Director with Ballet Cymru in Wales and was Associate Artist in 2015 at Tramway Theatre in Glasgow. Since 2008 Marc has been dedicating time to his own choreography with Marc Brew Company and his recent choreographic commissions include San Francisco Ballet School, Dancing Wheels, Scottish Ballet, Ballet Cymru (Wales), YDance (Scotland), AXIS Dance Company (USA), Candoco Dance Company (UK), Touch Compass (NZ), Amy Seiwert’s Imagery (USA) and Scottish Dance Theatre (Scotland). Marc was presented with a Centenary Medal for Outstanding Contribution as a dancer and choreographer. His work Remember When was nominated for an Isadora Duncan Dance Award for Best Performance (individual) and his recent solo work For Now, I am… was listed in the Guardians Top 10 Dance Shows for 2016.

Marc is currently Artistic Director at AXIS Dance Company and Associate Artistic Director at Ballet Cymru.