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Vince Manna - Photo: Kevin Murphy

Meet the 2016 Auditions Team - Vincent Manna

18/01/16

Choreographer and Movement Director Vincent Manna offers advice to prospective auditionees.

Training: I trained Rambert Dance School. After dancing professionally I then went to train at The London Academy of Music & Dramatic Art where I now teach and create movement theatre. I am also a freelance actor.

What are you looking for from auditionees?

Commitment. Approaching the audition with a huge sense of play. Generosity. Courage. Taking Risks. Taking the work seriously, but not themselves too seriously in the work. Be open to learning new things. Being Adaptive.

Tips for auditions:

Bring loose clothing. Bring Water. Turn up early. Listen to what is being asked of you and then THROW YOURSELVES INTO IT. Have fun. Take risks. Be open to working in an ensemble.

Why should people get involved with YMT?

It will build your confidence. It will develop your singing, acting and movement skills. You will get valuable experience in performing on stage and in playing different spaces. You will understand what it means to work in an ensemble. You will get to contribute your ideas to the final piece. You will have more fun than you can possibly imagine! You will make friends for life. You will learn life skills as well as performance skills. You get to be away from your parents. You make a piece of magic in a very short space of time.

Favourite show?

Punchdrunk’s Faust

What/who should young people research in the arts?

Gecko. Punchdrunk. DV8. Frantic Assembly. Complicite. And the work of Pina Bausch.

Favourite food?

Egg Soldiers

Ideal holiday?

Walking the camino in Spain. Or relaxing on a sun soaked beach on some isolated Greek island

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THE most important question: Scone (as in stone) or Scone (as in gone)?

Scone (Gone)

After researching all those fantastic theatre/movement/dance companies, make sure you book your audition to join the YMT Company! Book here.

Rachel Birch-Lawson - Youth Music Theatre UK

Meet the 2016 Auditions Team - Rachel Birch-Lawson

16/01/16

Choreographer and Dance Artist supremo RACHEL BIRCH-LAWSON talks about what she's looking for from our 2016 auditionees

Training: I trained at London Contemporary Dance School (The Place) and then on Dance Beyond Borders in Germany, Portugal, Belgium, and the UK. I’m freelance, so I work all over the place. A lot of my work is now based in Kent, but I tour nationally and have lived and worked across Europe and Africa.

What are you looking for from auditionees?

Willingness to have a go! I’m most interested in the energy and commitment you bring. It’s not about shapes and positions, but about intention and throwing yourself into the experience.

Tips for auditionees:

Work hard, but don’t take it too seriously - it’s a fun day and I always notice people who are enjoying themselves.

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Why should people get involved with YMT?

It’s a unique opportunity to be part of making something special - and to come together with other young people with shared passions.

Favourite show?

It changes all the time. One of the best pieces I’ve seen recently was Peeping Tom’s 32 rue Vandenbranden. I also loved Slava’s Snow Show for its epic special effects!

What/who should young people research in the arts?

Try everything, see as much as you can! Don’t stick to one genre or only watch shows you know you will enjoy - try things that you’re not certain about. You might learn something new!

Favourite food?

Avocado. Also olives.

Ideal holiday?

Something with adventure - maybe learning to kite surf somewhere with warm water.

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THE most important question: Scone (as in stone) or Scone (as in gone)?

GONE!

Have a read of our other 'Meet the Auditions Team' profiles! Don't forget to book your audition too!