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U.K. Casting: Peg Stilt Skills? Highly Sprung is Hiring in Birmingham

U.K. Casting: Peg Stilt Skills? Highly Sprung is Hiring in Birmingham
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Highly Sprung is looking for an experienced peg stilt walker and physical performer, male or female, with excellent physical presence and strong character to form part of the touring cast for “Roots”.

They’re looking for an inventive and creative physical actor with experience of working in peg stilts, devising performance, and developing strong physical character. You will need to be passionate about performance and understand the importance of ensemble working as part of a small team and the demands of making work for the outdoor arts sector. You must be willing to assist the company with the get in and get out of the performance’s main structure.

“Roots” is a new piece of outdoor physical theatre, which premiered earlier this year as part of Hippodrome, Birmingham’s Summer in Southside Festival.

The role requires strong skills in peg stilt walking (at 1.4m to foot plate), excellent sense of interaction with performers and audience, a strong understanding of developing character, and a willingness to perform in a full-face mask. Must have previous experience of working in devised physical theatre and where necessary, experience working in the outdoor arts sector 

For more information, visit the company website here.

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