Ravers and yogies needed for epic show in Leeds

All those years getting mashed in nightclubs might be about to pay off if you fancy getting up on stage with experimental theatre group El Conde de Torrefiel.

Guerrilla 1. Transform 17

The Spanish provocuteurs are looking for 50 Leeds residents aged between 18-45 for their new work Guerrilla, which will be performed in England for the first time at West Yorkshire Playhouse on April 21 and 22 as part of this year’s Transform 17 festival.

Transform 17 is a festival of bold, local and international theatre for Leeds and Guerrilla will explore what the current generation thinks about Europe and their anxieties about the future.

The performance will take place over three acts – a conference, a Tai-chi class, and a rave – as the story unfolds in a dystopian future in three different cities including Leeds.

No performance experience is necessary but each act does require some specific interest or knowledge. The ravers just need to like dancing to techno, for the Tai-Chi Class they looking for Women who enjoy yoga, Tai-chi or pilates and for The Conference the company say an interest in theatre would be useful, but not essential.

Guerrilla 2. Transform 17

Transform Creative Director Amy Letman said: “This is a brilliant opportunity for people across Leeds to be part of a major performance considering the future of Europe and the globe, and to work with one of Spain’s most exciting companies.

“Whether you love losing yourself on the dance floor or at a rave, have skills in Tai-Chi or yoga that you want to share, or want to get up close to Transform 17 and see how a major show is realised, we want to hear from you.

“This is an opportunity for people living in Leeds from all walks of life to appear on stage at West Yorkshire Playhouse and to be part of a seminal moment in Leeds’s culture.”

Guerrilla will be performed on Fri 21 anf Sat 22 April at 7.45pm with volunteers needing to be available for both shows, and at least one rehearsal that week. Those interested should email info@tranformfestival.org by 16 March with their name, age, contact details and a short description about why they are keen to be involved.

Transform 17 takes place from April 19-22 2017 at over eight venues including theatres, arts spaces, community centres and outdoor locations across Leeds. The full programme is available  at www.transformfestival.org

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