BIG UP North

BIG UP North Dance Theatre Festival – Friday 26th and Saturday 27th April 2019

Applications open for early career artists and youth companies

Ludus Dance is seeking applications from graduate, early career artists and youth companies from around the NW to submit original, high quality – live performance/dance on screen/film – dance pieces to be presented at this flagship partnership event with The Dukes in Lancaster. Friday, 26th April will feature work from graduate and emerging professional artists and Saturday 27th April will feature eclectic, energetic performance from community and youth groups.

Entries close at 5 pm on Monday, 7 January 2019.

Early career and graduate artists apply here

A fantastic opportunity to pilot new ideas on a medium scale stage to a welcoming audience, and gain critical feedback from industry professionals. Throughout the day, take part in professional business development workshops and try your hand at VR.

Note to artists: Any surplus income from ticket sales will be evenly distributed amongst participating artists, and if struggling to present, please let us know as there may be bursary options available.

Youth companies and community groups apply here.

A fabulous opportunity for young people and community groups wanting to share work on a medium scale stage and take part in a series of engaging workshops throughout the day, including VR.




Youth Dance on the Ludus Blog



Laura Worden

Dance Development Officer

Laura manages BIG UP North Dance Theatre Festival as well as our studio programme and Ludus Dance's range of community projects across the North West. Need to chat? Get in touch:


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