Choreographical Assistant Open Call

For the upcoming season 2013|14 Dance Company Nanine Linning / Theater Heidelberg is looking for choreographic assistant/ballet master

The dance company of Theater und Orchester Heidelberg under the artistic direction of Nanine Linning will produce 3 large productions per year and continue touring existing productions internationally, presenting around 50 performances per season in Heidelberg and abroad.

In the productions of Nanine Linning, dance seamlessly merges with design, video, music and visual arts. Her work is strongly multidisciplinary. Her choreographies are intensely physical and theatrical, dealing with basic human instincts, passions and emotions.

Your tasks will be among others:
–          Choreographic assistant for the new creations of Ms. Linning as well as of guest choreographers and the ongoing repertoire
–          Planning and execution of the daily ballet class taking into account the actual needs regarding the current rehearsal process and performances
–          Execution of the rehearsals representing the choreographer
–          Development of the training and rehearsal schedules according to the artistic director
–          Organisation of all productional needs, everything involved stage related in a production: lights, costumes, video, sound, set: all communication between the departments of light, sound, costumes, video & set, technical department and workshops (“Werkstätten”)
–          Attending every performance, coaching dancers with corrections as well as quality control for sound, light, video, set, costumes etc.
–          Artistic dialogue with director and dramaturg about upcoming productions, artistic goals and in-depth research for new productions

Your skills:
–          Enthusiasm for choreographic work and a high own creativity
–          Ability to work in a team, to work under pressure, to assert oneself and flexibility
–          Sensitivity and far-sightedness for artistic and dancer’s needs
–          Proven experience as dancer, teacher and choreographic assistant for professional companies
–          Extensive experience in dance and/or choreographic working processes
–          Knowledge of the German theatre structure would be an advantage
–          Fluent in English and German language

Work starts on September 9th 2013. Fix contract based on labour agreement “NV-Bühne”

To apply please send your digital application containing CV and portrait picture to

For any inquiries please contact:
Phillip Koban
Dramaturgie und Produktionsleitung
+49 (0)6221 58 35 440

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