The 2020 CUOS Mainshow, 'La Cenerentola' (Cinderella) is offering an exciting opportunity for two experienced ballroom dancers to complete their cast!
Full details of the show can be found here: https://www.camdram.net/shows/2020-la-cenerentola-or-cinderella?fbclid=IwAR0ZLYhrNx7C2sIHlyNY3SFANzft1DFUPUL_wWERJrbDksVqPQ8TcDtxXU4
And be sure to check out this Pinterest board to get excited about this ambitious production: https://www.pinterest.co.uk/mtgreenplanet/la-cenerentola/
To find out more, please message Madeleine Trépanier or email firstname.lastname@example.org !
Applications for CUDS funding are now OPEN!
If you or your society would like to apply for financial support, please send a letter to email@example.com stating clearly the amount you are applying for, your reasons for applying, and where else you have tried to secure funding. We do ask that you have tried to obtain funding from other sources first (e.g. college grants) before applying to us. Individuals may apply for a grant of up to £50, and societies may apply for a grant of up to £500. Please apply by 1st January for society grants, and 1st February for individual grants.
More information can be found on our Funding page.
We look forward to hearing from you!
4th-11th December 2019, 11.00pm.
The Cambridge University Ballet Club are putting on something new and exciting this term: Scheherazade at the ADC! The society's most ambitious project to date, this production boasts an original story adaptation researched from the folklore source material, costumes and set designed after 9th-11th century Persian art, and theatre elements including spoken word elements and a dancer on aerial silks - not to be missed!
BOOK NOW: www.adctheatre.com/scheherazade
Facebook Event: https://www.facebook.com/events/515598922556341/
The CUDS Committee have just been informed that due to family illness, Dr McCulloch will be unable to attend tonight, and so we have unfortunately had to cancel the talk she was scheduled to give at 5:30pm. We will be in touch via email shortly with all those who have booked formal tickets. Apologies for any inconvenience at such short notice.
The CUDS Committee Xx
RE:CONNECT (Judith E Wilson Studio, 23 and 24 November) is looking for contributors!!
Apply NOW to be part of this multidisciplinary creative project responding to the current climate crisis. We are looking for dancers, actors, writers, musicians, visual artists, videographers – anyone who is passionate about the more-than-human world and feels the urge to respond creatively to the crisis facing it.
Our process will be experimental and wholly collaborative; you can contribute as much or as little as you want, in terms of both time and content, and there is a lot of room for flexibility in our schedule.
To find out more, please email firstname.lastname@example.org and let us know the following:
On Sunday 20 October Kettle's Yard are hosting a workshop led by one of the artists in their current exhibition (The Cambridge Show), Sasha Pirogova. The workshop will based on dance & movement and about exploring how we can change reality through feeling and movement.
It is FREE to attend but tickets need to be booked here: https://www.kettlesyard.co.uk/events/workshop-sasha-pirogova/
More information is also available on the website about Sasha and the exhibition.
CALLING ALL DANCERS!
GIULIO CESARE (15,16 Nov) is urgently looking for TWO DANCERS!
If you fancy getting involved in our ambitious production and working alongside Cambridge's best singers, actors, set artists and instrumentalists, please send details of any relevant experience to Aida Lahlou (al915) and Louisa Stuart-Smith (ljas2).
Styles of dancing will range from ballet to contemporary through a hint of Bollywood style choreography. Rehearsals would usually be on Tuesday and/or Thursday evenings.
Some people have unfortunately not included their email addresses on the sign-up sheet and therefore we are unable to contact you. If you signed up for the workshop but have not yet received a confirmation email, could you please email email@example.com as soon as possible!! (if we have not heard from you by Thursday at 10pm, the place will be automatically allocated to someone on the reserve list).
Please remember that if you have signed up, the payment deadline as detailed in the confirmation email is 10pm Thursday 17th October. After this time, your place will be automatically allocated to someone on the reserve list.
Our reserve list is still open; please complete the Google form below to join, and email cambridgeunidancesociety to enquire into spectator tickets (£5).
It was so great to meet so many dancers and dance societies at the Freshers Fair this week! The CUDS Committee have compiled a list of Taster sessions and auditions this week - see how you can get involved with dance over the next few days!!
CUDT Demo/Taster session: 5pm, Jesus Brewery (MCR demo)
Cambridge Cougars (Cheerleading) taster: 8-10pm, University of Cambridge Sports Centre. https://www.facebook.com/events/1245374772313805/
Cambridge Dancer’s Club taster: 8pm, University Centre’s Main Dining Hall. http://www.cambridgedancers.org/
CUDT Demo/Taster session: 6pm, Wolfson Freshers’ BOP.
CU Pole Society taster: 6.30-7.25pm, University of Cambridge Sports Centre. https://www.facebook.com/events/2443366879088869/
CUDT Demo/Taster session: 8pm, Girton Freshers’ BOP.
Cambridge Dancers’ Club taster: 8pm, University Centre’s Main Dining Hall.
CUDT Beginners Intro Session: 8pm, Parkside Community College.
Cambridge University Dance Team auditions (CUTAZZ): 10.30am-8pm, Pembroke College and St Catharine’s College. n.b. deadline for audition sign-ups: midnight Thursday 10th October.
CUDT Team Trials: 10am-5pm, Chesterton Sports Centre.
CU Ballet Club: Scheherazade auditions: 3.30-7pm, Kelsey Kerridge Sports Centre.
Cambridge Dancers’ Club: Rock n Roll taster: 1.30-3.30pm, University Sports Centre Multipurpose Room. http://www.cambridgedancers.org/
CUDT Demo/Taster session: 11am, Christ’s TV Room.
Cambridge Cougars Cheerleading Tryouts: 4-6pm, University Sports Centre.
CUDS Open Meeting/ Freshers event: 5-7pm, Pembroke NCR. https://www.facebook.com/events/741984329584662/
CUDT Demo/Taster session: 6pm, Jesus Brewery (JCR Demo)
COMING NEXT WEEK:
CUTAZZ: All classes free! Tuesday 15th October - Friday 18th October.
CU Ballet Club: Free beginners’ class, Tuesday 15th October.
CUDS: Workshop with Zenaida Yanowsky (£12-£18), Sunday 20th October, 3-6pm.
*** AUDITION OPPORTUNITY ***
This year, Cambridge University Ballet Club is putting on Scheherazade at the ADC, and we are inviting people from all dance/theatre/movement arts backgrounds to audition.
The story of Scheherazade is a frame story used as a device to present a collection of folk tales with origins in ancient and medieval Arabic, Persian, Indian, Greek, Jewish and Turkish folklore and literature, known collectively as ‘One Thousand and One Nights’ or ‘Arabian Nights’. Unlike most ballets, the narrative of Scheherazade is driven by female characters and their desires and choices. Its empowering story of a woman risking her life to liberate others from oppression will resonate with modern audiences, with particularly potency in the current political climate, serving as a reminder of the humanity, struggles, and dreams shared between diverse cultures.
We will be casting for all roles based on ability to embody and express the character, movement quality, and ability to learn choreography. A background in classical ballet is not strictly necessary for most roles, and also for most roles gender-neutral casting will be considered. We are especially encouraging anyone who connects or identifies personally with the folktales inspiring this tale (and the cultures from which they come) to audition.