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North X North (NXN) are seeking 10 people aged 18 and over and have an interest in dance, theatre and/or music to join them in residence as they develop their new work The Drop 2.0 | A Spoken Vision.

North X North is a newly formed company by Sophie Duncan & John Ross and are in residence at FABRIC’s Nottingham site, July 2024.

They’re interested in understanding human experience, particularly in large groups. In this residency they will be researching with Lisa Hammond, Integrative Psychotherapist, and sound/lighting designer Daniel Sides Pearson, to develop their ideas for a new live performance experience. The residency will culminate with a sharing to try their ideas out for a live audience, including a community cast and for the first time, two professional dance artists harnessing sound, touch, and lighting design.

The Drop 2.0 | A Spoken Vision has become the name of NXN’s grand project. Over 3 to 5 years they will host several workshops and residencies, inviting members of the community to explore with them along the way. The company wish to meet as many different people as possible, from a range of backgrounds and experiences.


Call Out Opportunity

Join NXN’s community cast and take part in the public sharing on Thursday 25 July at iC4C, FABRIC in Nottingham.

You will join the company, where together you will focus on exploring the idea of the micro moment within music, often called ‘the drop’. Commonly experienced as a moment of shared euphoria within electronic music. The research will explore if it’s possible to extend this moment, to experience it for longer and if it is felt the same by everyone.

NXN are passionate about involving the community and their perspectives in the current stage of creating The Drop 2.0 | A Spoken Vision. They are looking for up to 10 people who have an interest in the work of NXN, dance, theatre and/or music to work in a group to develop and test some new ideas leading to a short public performance.

You will join 9 others (10 people in total) who share an interest in the work of NXN, dance, theatre and/or music. Together you will work with NXN as a group to develop and test new ideas culminating in a short public performance.

NXN are looking for committed people who are:

• Aged 18 and over
• Able to attend at least 2 of 3 in-person evening workshops, plus a final evening for the performance
• Able to move independently around the space
• Happy to lead others through touch
• Comfortable with loud noises and flashing lights
• Happy to try physical improvisation
• Happy to speak in front of a group and share ideas


Taster Workshops (Optional online)

NXN will also be hosting 2 optional online taster workshops for those interested and wanting to find out more about the opportunity. The online taster workshops will take place on:

• Sunday 16 June, 6 till 7pm
• Sunday 30 June, 12 till 1pm

These online workshops are an opportunity for Sophie and John to introduce the idea and thinking around the work. They will also be discussing the upcoming residency. As part of the online workshop you’ll be asked to take part in some simple tasks and games. Please note the online workshops are for you to gage better understanding of the work and the opportunity. You are not under obligation to continue to the in-person workshops (outlined below) as a result of attending the online taster workshops.

For the online taster workshops participants should be able to:

• Use Zoom or Google Teams online platform
• Be comfortable sharing and talking within the group
• Happy to improvise and take part in the tasks


Your Required Commitments

To be selected for this process, participants should make sure they are available for at least 2 of the 3 in-person workshops which will be more physical and involve collaboration with the company.

In-person workshops take place on the following dates:

• Monday 22 July, 6.30 till 9pm
• Tuesday 23 July, 6.30 till 9pm
• Wednesday 24 July, 6.30 till 9pm

The workshops will take place at iC4C, FABRIC in Nottingham and will include breaks. You will have access to the kitchen at iC4C during your breaks.

In addition, all participants must be available for the performance event on Thursday 25 July. You will also need to be available for the final rehearsal on the day of the performance. The final rehearsal will be from 6pm with the public sharing starting at 7.30pm.

How to Apply

To apply please click below to register your interest and complete the online form.

Register your interest Deadline to apply: Friday 5 July, 5pm