Callout: dancers aged 16-25 needed to perform in The Jaialdia Mix

The Jaialdia Mix is an exciting new dance performance project for young people aged between 16 – 25 years old.

We are looking for a group of young people with some experience in traditional dance (with a special focus on highland) to be involved in a collaborative project with young people from the Basque Country. This free-to-participate international project is a unique cultural dance experience where selected participants will have the opportunity to visit, rehearse, socialise and perform together, creating a pop-up community of talented young dancers from two northern cultures sharing their indigenous music and dance.

Between June and September you will take part in 15 sessions, working with a professional choreographer and musician, to create a new dance of style that combines Basque and Scottish traditional dancing with contemporary styling.

This exciting new dance will be performed to original music in this year’s Edinburgh Festival Fringe (August) and then at the Atlantikaldia Festival in the Basque Country in September 2019.

Deadline: If you are interested in being part of The Mix ask for an enquiry form which includes details of the dates of the project from by Monday 10 June at 13.00.

The young people in The Jaialdia Mix will be invited to meet at Dance Base in the Grassmarket in Edinburgh on Saturday 15 June to receive full information about the project and to take part in an introductory workshop. The performers will be selected through the course of that workshop.

  • Dates:
    Saturday 15 June
    Sunday 16 June
    Saturday 22 June
    Sunday 23 June
    Sunday 30 June
    Monday 22 – Friday 26 July
    Between Monday 5 – 11 August (Dates TBC)
    Atlantikaldia Festival – September (Dates TBC)

The Jaialdia Mix is funded by Creative Scotland and the Royal Edinburgh Military Tattoo Youth Talent Development Fund. This is a partnership project between Dance Base, Scotland National Centre for Dance, Atlantikaldia and Etxepare Basque Institute, Basque Country with support from the Traditional Dance Forum of Scotland and TRACS.