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February 28, 2020

We did it! Thank you!

We have had an amazing response to our Crowdfunder and are delighted to say that we exceeded our target.

 

We're so excited to be taking Comrades in the Dark to Palestine and be part of such a wonderful international line up.

 

A big thank you to everyone who pledge support for this project. For more information on the festival, follow the link below. Ramallah Contemporary Dance Festival, here we come!

January 29, 2020

Help us get to Palestine!

We're thrilled to have been asked to share 'Comrades in the Dark' at the Ramallah Contemporary Dance Festival in Palestine this April. We will be opening the festival in Ramallah and performing again in Jerusalem. This is an incredible opportunity for the company but we need help to realise its full potential. Please visit our crowdfunding page and share/donate what ever you're able to. Thank you in advance!

January 05, 2020

"Strong work from a promising talent" - Donald Huetera

Back in October, with support from the Arts Council, we created new work 'Comrades in the Dark' and performed it at Streatham Space Project. We attracted impressive audience numbers for an 'R&D' sharing and received extremely positive feedback. Here's what the audience thought - 

"A truly thought-provoking piece of art."

"Immediate and compelling - everyone should see this".

'Comrades in the Dark' is now available for touring in Autumn 2020. If you would like to bring this show to your theatre get in touch!



 

July 17, 2019

Award Winning!

Caitlin Barnett was selected to present new work 'Wovoka's Prophecy' at this years International Youth Arts Festival for the Emerging Dance Platform, curated by Dance West, and was awarded 'Best Short Perfomance' at the festival! You can watch the performance here.

July 09, 2019

Caitlin Barnett Company seeks four professional male dancers

Emerging choreographer Caitlin Barnett seeks four professional male dancers to join the company for the Research and Development period of their new production Comrades in the Dark.

 

Comrades in the Dark is a new dance work for theatre supported by Arts Council England. This R&D will explore the physical expression of brutality versus humanity through Bobby Sands’ poetry, highly physical contemporary dance, live and recorded traditional Irish music and will culminate with a performance at a London venue.

 

We want to work with diverse performers with strong contemporary technique, who are able to empathise with, and embody different characters. Applicants should be confident working creatively and collaboratively and be able to follow choreography.

Applicants will need to be available for the following dates:

R&D (London): 23rd – 27th September, 30th September – 4th October

Performance (London): 4th October.

Rates of pay comply with Equity minimum.

Audition Date: Saturday 10th August (London)

To apply, please send a CV and headshot and if possible a suitable showreel link to:

caitlin.barnett@hotmail.com

Attendance is by invitation only.

Application Deadline: Friday 2nd August 2019, 17:00

May 25, 2019

Caitlin Barnett Company is awarded Arts Council England Funding!

Caitlin is thrilled to announce that she was recently successful in her application for an under £15K Grants for the  Arts from Arts Council England. Caitlin will be researching and developing 'Comrades in the Dark', a show that looks at the 1981 IRA hunger strike through the poetry and prison writings of Bobby Sands, contemporary dance and live traditional Irish music. 

She would like thank all those who have pushed and supported her through the application process and she is excited to start working on a project that is so timely to the current socio-political landscape of the UK.  

May 18, 2019

IYAF - Emerging Dance Platform

Caitlin Barnett Company will be performing a new work at the Emerging Dance Platform as part of the International Youth Arts Festival in Kingston Upon Thames on Thursday 11th July. 
Co-curated by Dance West and Creative Youth, Emerging Dance Platform is an evening of dance by some of the most exciting emerging dance artists in London.
To book tickets...

September 09, 2018

Ignition Dance Festival - Community Platform film

A look back at the Ignition Dance Festival, with contributions from Caitlin, this years recipient of the Elevate Bursary.

You can see the full commission 'Borough-Bred' here.

April 29, 2018

Ignition Dance Festival - Elevate Bursary Artist

Dance West has awarded Caitlin Barnett as an Elevate Bursary emerging choreographer. She has been commissioned to create an opening piece for the Ignition Dance Festival Community platform at The Rose Theatre on June 16th, in her hometown of Kingston upon Thames. More information on how to purchase tickets can be found here...

March 29, 2018

LIPA MASTERCLASS

We recently visited Liverpool Institute for Performing Arts, where BA and Diploma Dance students were able to gain an insight into the creative process behind Comrades in the Dark.

In our workshops we focus on the quality of the movement and the intention behind it which we believe, produce stronger performances and encourage individuality. Students engage in creative tasks allowing them to explore and interpret the themes and ideas the company have been working on.

For workshop enquiries 

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