ABOUT THE PROJECT
Hooligan is a music-driven, multidisciplinary performance project created by an international team of British and Ukrainian artists, led by director Peter Cant and composer Jessie Maryon Davies. The piece is inspired by a 25-year-old Ukrainian actor who grew up in the east of Ukraine, where he became a teenage football hooligan, fighting in brutal clashes in forest clearings at the city’s periphery. As he was fighting, he was also studying in the arts lyceum and dreaming of becoming an actor. He would go on stage at the local opera house and present evenings of music, poetry and dance, his bruises covered with make-up. The piece will address themes of violence, vulnerability & belonging, explored through a process of openness & collaboration using movement & voice.
We are looking for up to 20 young adults to form a “hooligan” chorus that will, in a series of workshops, work with the composer, director & the wider team to test ideas and develop new musical material that will become central to the piece.
You will be:
• Aged between 18-25 years old
• Live in London
• Have an interest in music, voice, sound, physicality and performance, with some experience in one or more of these areas
• Committed to attending all of the workshops and performances (further details below)
• Willing to collaborate with a diverse group of artists and participants.
• You do not have to be a trained singer, but you should enjoy singing and be open to experimenting with different ways of using the voice. You should also be open to experimenting with movement.
Beyond this, we are open to expressions of interest from young adults of all walks of life and backgrounds. This is an ideal opportunity to gain a greater understanding of creative processes, so is great for those interested in a career in the arts as a performer, creator or producer.
ABOUT THE WORKSHOPS
Drawing inspiration from football chants, vocal soundscapes, minimalism and 80s pop, you will be creating music for a ‘Hooligan Chorus’. Guided by composer Jessie Maryon Davies, participants will work together as a Chorus to co-devise a soundscape of music using your voices, bodies and breath. You will explore how this human chorus can clash and merge with the electronic sounds of Olesia Onykiienko. Working collaboratively with a team of professional artists and artistic advisors, all participants are expected to show a level of professionalism, with an openness to exploring new ideas and responding to feedback and guidance.
Workshop 1 Wednesday 11th March 10:30-17:30 Battersea Arts Centre, London, SW11 5TN
Workshop 2 Tuesday 17th March 10:30-18:00 Location TBC
Workshop 3 Wednesday 18th March 10:30-18:00 Location TBC
Showcase Thursday 19th March 10:30-19:00 Institute of Contemporary Arts, London, SW1Y 5AH
Participants must be able to attend all sessions, including workshops and the showcase performance.
Expenses:This is an unpaid opportunity, but we do not want participation to leave you out of pocket.
All participants will receive £10 per day to cover lunch and travel. Additional expenses may also be covered for participants with additional access needs.
HOW TO GET INVOLVED
All interested participants will be asked to complete a short questionnaire as part of the application process, to establish their suitability for the project. Apply online HERE>>>
A member of our team will be in touch when your application has been received to discuss your involvement. Places are limited and will be offered on a first come first served basis to suitable applicants.
Deadline for completed applications: Midday on Monday 24th February 2020
Confirmation/places offered: Friday 28th February 2020
If you have any questions about the project, or wish to make an application by alternative means, please email Mahogany Opera’s Producer, Marc Dunleavy on firstname.lastname@example.org for more details.