The Funambulist interview

Neon's Artistic Director has been interviewed in the upcoming issue of The Funambulist magazine due out in early September. The Funambulist is a digital and printed bimestrial magazine dedicated to examine the politics of space and bodies, with new images taken from our Puzzle Creature creation process, issue number 19 "The Space of Ableism" can be ordered now! ✨

Become a Cultural Connector


Neon Dance seek two Cultural Connectors (age 18-24) in 5 locations across the UK to work alongside Neon Dance's Artistic Director Adrienne Hart to act as a bridge between Neon Dance’s work Puzzle Creature and their local community.

Fee: £500

Role: This role is task based, not hour-based. We work flexibly and remotely, operating on a trust basis. As long as tasks are complete, you define when and how they get done.
Deadline: 12 noon, 3rd September 2018
Interviews: 5th September

Your Responsibilities
You’ll find ways to record and describe the production on your own terms, exploring ways to engage your community with the work and Neon Dance. We want you to tell people about it (locally, physically & digitally), excite them and engage them in a conversation about it.

You will have an important role in the physical and local digital campaign to reach (face to face) people in your community who may not have engaged with the arts before. You will be responsible for a ticket budget of £150 to ensure those in your communities who are unable to purchase a ticket (for whatever reason) are still be able to attend the performance.

We expect you to attend at least one of the performances and create your own response to the work (GIF, poem, film, blog, song, review, art work etc.), which would be shared online afterwards.

PuzzleCreature is inspired by artist/architect duo Arakawa and Madeline Gins and is a 60-minute work that brings together contemporary dance, a newly commissioned surround sound score and immersive set design to enable our audience to question their attitude to ageing and the body. Audiences occupy the same physical space as Neon’s world class performers with the theatre ‘black box’ transformed to affect body perception. We are exploring the (in)visibility of access with this new production, having built in bespoke access solutions for audiences with visual & auditory impairments with audio description, British Sign Language and Japanese Sign Language.

Puzzle Creature will tour to: Glasgow (5+6 October), Didcot (10 October), London (12+13 October), Birmingham (17+18 October) and Swindon (16 November).

Cultural Connectors follow on from our paid Media Intern initiative, which has given a creative self starter the opportunity to work with Neon Dance during the creation of new work for the last three years. As we embark on UK touring of new work PuzzleCreature we are looking to expand our reach and provide more entry level employment to young people interested in pursuing a career in the arts.  

How To Apply
If you think you are a good fit for the role, please tell us:

Why you suit the role

How you will tackle the responsibilities

You can do this via a written (1 x A4 page maximum) or recorded (3 minutes maximum to audio/camera*) statement. Send your application to by 12 noon, 3rd September 2018 with:

  • Your CV (maximum 1 page A4)
  • Names and contacts for 2 referees

*For emailing large files, please use We Transfer.

Skype interviews will take place on 5th September. Please make sure you’re able to participate in an interview on that date if you apply for this role

Equality and Diversity

Neon Dance values representation and strives to promote equality and diversity at all levels. We welcome and actively seek applications from those currently underrepresented in our workforce and the arts community.

We will guarantee an interview to any D/deaf or disabled candidate who fulfils the minimum criteria for the role and we are open to proposals of ways this role might be undertaken if our proposed structure presents barriers to any applicant. 


If you have any specific access requirements please tell us what they are and whether you are registered for an Access to Work grant when you apply.

Meet our new Media Intern!

Thank you to everyone who applied for our paid media internship! Happy to announce, our 2018 intern will be Lucia Fortune-Ely. Lucia is a Third Year Geography undergraduate currently at the University of Bristol. Having danced from a young age, Lucia is an alumna of the National Youth Dance Company and the Centre for Advanced Training at London Contemporary Dance School. Now nearing the end of her academic studies, she is interested in arts management, administration and combining her interests of geography, philosophy and politics in the creative arts. Lucia will join us during the making of 'Puzzle Creature' at Swindon Dance from next week!

Hello everyone! I am really excited to be a part of the team this summer! As both a geography student and a dancer I am incredibly intrigued about this piece, how the physical body can architect space, co-constructing it through affectual experiences. I very much look forward to documenting your new creation through a social media campaign, so expect me to be milling about the studio!
— Lucia Fortune-Ely

Media Internship Call Out!


We're on the look out for a Media Intern to support our Puzzle Creature creation process!

Working alongside Neon's Artistic Director Adrienne Hart and mentored by Float PR founder Sofia Ilyas, the successful candidate will record and describe Neon’s new production on their own terms, exploring new ways in which to engage their peer group with the performing arts. We're looking for a creative self-starter aged 18 - 25 years old who is based in the Southwest region. 

To apply:

Send your CV and a cover letter or a short video (5-minutes max) describing your experience / interest in the role, alongside the below equal opportunities form to:

Ian Abbott -

Equal Opportunities Form (click to download)

Deadline: 30th June 2018

Fee: £650 Bursary (travel inclusive)

Applicants must be able to commit a minimum 5 days to the project between 23rd July – 17th August 2018. All working days/hours are negotiable. 

Happy International Piano Day!

Part of our recent sold out Wild Card event at Sadler's Wells, Sebastian Reynolds has put together this special, vinyl only mix of piano and piano related music for your ears! The mix features works from master composers such as Erik Satie, John Cage and Olivier Messiaen alongside tuned percussion music from Thailand and Bali, and modern electronic acts Colleen and Aphex Twin. Enjoy! 

Introducing Mahajanaka

We're super happy to be working in collaboration with Oxford based composer Sebastian Reynolds and the award winning Thai dance artist Pichet Klunchun on an evening of live traditional Thai music and dance, with a modern, contemporary twist! Informed by research trips to Bangkok exploring Jataka mythology in contemporary Thailand and subsequent studio time with our collaborative team at DanceXchange we're now into the final phase of development as we produce 'Mahajanaka' a retelling of a traditional Jataka tale. There will be a few opportunities to find out more about this international project kicking off at the Ashmolean Museum on the 15th February (12.30 - 1.30 in the lecture room - free to attend). Our preview performance will take place at Wiltshire Music Centre over the Easter weekend and you can pre book your tickets here: