I’m seeking a London based MUSICIAN / STRING INSTRUMENT PLAYER, who identifies as female and is a Person of Colour, to collaborate with on my new performance; NIGHTCLUBBING.

Deadline – Thursday 1st March 2018 (5pm)

About the Project:
NIGHTCLUBBING is an explosive new performance exploring Afrofuturism and the cult of Grace Jones and bringing visceral live music and intergalactic visions to start a new revolution.

1981: Grace Jones releases her landmark album ‘Nightclubbing’; her body is brown and soft.  2015: three women are refused entry into a London nightclub; their bodies are brown and soft.  Grace Jones; a dark skinned, androgynous, Jamaican woman, transcending societal norms and becoming an international superstar.  Then later, three young black women, discriminated against and excluded, their bodies branded; ‘undesirable’.

WE are those three women, our bodies are brown and soft.  We zoom through galaxies and solar systems, traveling through time, returning again and again to see if things have changed; we just want some bodies at the front that are brown or soft or queer.  It’s time for a different rhythm, a different future, it’s time to take up space, make some noise and change the narrative!

NIGHTCLUBBING is the second performance to be developed as part of The Freedom Project; an evolving body of interdisciplinary, collaborative performance work by Rachael Young, which explores personal and social struggles for freedom in the face of oppression.  The first performance; OUT is a critically acclaimed, award winning live art/dance piece, exploring homophobia and transphobia within Caribbean communities.

NIGHTCLUBBING is kindly supported by Arts Council England, The Lowry, Camden People’s Theatre, The Marlborough Theatre, UK Live Art, Greenwich Dance and Trinity Laban.

About the role:
Rachael is looking to collaborate with a bold, radical and confident string instrument player/musician/artist, who can compose original content, has strong improvisation skills and an interest in electronic music.  It is likely that the collaborator will perform live alongside Rachael, so they should be comfortable being on stage in a performance context.  This is a paid role.

Selected dates during the following weeks:
– 12th – 14th March – London
– 26th – 30th March – London
– 16th – 20th April – Manchester

Production + performances (availability needed throughout)
– 23rd – 27th April – The Lowry, Manchester
– 7th – 12th April – Camden People’s Theatre, London


About Rachael Young:
Rachael makes theatre, live art, interactive installations and socially engaged projects, working in the spaces between disciplines and discovering new languages for performance through collaboration. Her current work explores notions of freedom and bravery and is inspired by autobiographical experience in relation to socio-political landscapes.

Rachael has recently presented work at ImPulsTanz (Vienna International Dance Festival), In Between Time, Battersea Arts Centre, Steakhouse Live, BUZZCUT, The Lowry, Tate Modern, New Art Exchange, Contact, Derby Theatre, The Yard, Live Art Bistro, The Marlborough Theatre and Underbelly.  She has recently been supported by Arts Council England, Live Art UK, The Marlborough Theatre, South East Dance, Arts Connect, mac birmingham, Curve, Ovalhouse and BBC Performing Arts Fund.

If you’re interested in being considered for the project please me on rachael.young@yahoo.co.uk by Thursday 1st March 2018 (5pm), with the following information:

  • Artist CV (2 sides A4 max)
  • Expression of interest; including details about your artistic practice and thoughts on why this project appeals to you (1 side A4 max)
  • Audio/video links to your work

Don’t hesitate to get in touch if you have any further questions…can’t wait to here from you!


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