DELHI 2010 COMMONWEALTH GAMES

                   Role of Assistant Choreographer

On Thursday 14 October 2010, within the Closing Ceremony of the Delhi 2010 Commonwealth Games at the
Jawaharlal Nehru Stadium, Glasgow and Scotland will make the first public statement to the Commonwealth
and the world by presenting a Handover Ceremony that will set the scene for the four years leading up to the
delivery of the Glasgow 2014 Commonwealth Games.

Culture and Sport Glasgow has been engaged to project manage the development and delivery of the
Handover Ceremony on behalf of, and in conjunction with, the Organising Committee of the Glasgow 2014
Commonwealth Games.


Glasgow 2014 Ltd requires six Assistant Choreographers to work alongside the Artistic Team, the Director of
Choreography and Choreographers to train the cast for the Flag Handover Ceremony which will be part of the
Delhi 2010 Commonwealth Games Closing Ceremony.

This is an opportunity for existing choreographers to work alongside an experienced Ceremonies
choreographic team and learn mass choreography skills. Once learnt, these skills will be transferrable to
numerous large-scale contexts. All applicants must be able to demonstrate strong teaching experience,
particularly within community settings and working with non-trained dancers. Excellent communication skills
and the ability to work effectively as part of a team are also essential. An understanding of the production and
operational requirements of large-scale events is desirable but is not essential.

The Director of Choreography for the project is Steve Boyd who has worked on numerous mass cast
choreographed pieces within ceremonies and other large-scale events, including most recently the Vancouver
2010 Winter Olympics Opening and Closing Ceremonies.

The Assistant Choreographers will be required to support the Director of Choreography in the development of
the Flag Handover choreography. Assistant Choreographers will required to have extensive dance and
choreography experience, however the role is a supporting one and the ability to work as part of a team,
assisting the Director of Choreography, will be essential.


Requirement 1: Orientation: Monday 7 June to Friday 11 June 2010

This will take place in a Glasgow City Centre venue. Between 7 to 9 June production meetings will take place
for all staff involved, which will include Choreography workshops.

10 and 11 June will be Orientation, this will be the first time we bring the whole cast together, the two days
will include briefing sessions on the proposed event that will take place in Delhi, costume fittings,
segmentation of the cast into the proposed areas that they will rehearse in and team building exercises.

Requirement 2: Bootcamp: Wednesday 15 September – Friday 8 October 2010

Bootcamp will be held in two Glasgow venues and this will be the main rehearsal for the Flag Handover
15 – 17 September will be Choreographers and Stage Managers rehearsal week in preparation for the full
cast arriving on 20 September and this will run until the 8 October. It is expected that weekends will be free
however the Executive Producer will have the ability to extend rehearsals to the weekends should this be

Requirement 3: Delivery: Tuesday 12 October – Friday 15 October (Dates TBC)

The proposed date for flying out to Delhi is the 12 October and returning on the 15 October. The event will
take place on the 14 October in the Jawaharlal Nehru Stadium as part of the Closing Ceremony.


Assistant Choreographers will receive a fee of £2000 for the work outlined above.

When in Glasgow for Orientation and Bootcamp Assistant Choreographers will be provided with lunch and
ground transport to and from venue. All other expenses, including accommodation if required, must be
covered by the Assistant Choreographers.

For delivery of the project in Delhi, the project will arrange and cover the costs of return economy class air
travel, all meals and accommodation (in a triple share room) in the Handover Team Hotel HQ. There will also
be a payment of £40 provided for each day spent in Delhi to cover other expenses.


This appointment will be subject to Glasgow 2014’s Standard Consultancy Terms for Delhi 2010 Handover
Ceremony (a copy of which is attached).


The appointment of the Assistant Choreographers will be awarded based on the following criteria:

       Provision of CV and covering letter detailing relevant experience in terms of the requirements outlined
       Details of a referee who is able to support your professional experience
       Information on professional training, including copies of any relevant qualifications
       Evidence of teaching experience, ideally with non-trained and volunteer dancers
       Acceptance of the above requirements in relation to the required number of days for Orientation,
        Bootcamp and delivery in Delhi, India.

Interviews will take place in Glasgow week beginning Monday 17 May 2010 and the interview panel will
consist of Steve Boyd, Director of Choreography and representatives from Culture and Sport Glasgow and
the Scottish Arts Council.


Please provide required information as outlined above to Emma Lynch no later than Friday 30 April 2010. The
Delhi 2010 Flag Handover Team welcomes questions regarding this opportunity, please contact Emma Lynch
directly on the details below.

Emma Lynch
Project Officer
Delhi 2010 Flag Handover Team
Culture and Sport Glasgow
20 Trongate, Glasgow G1 5ES
T: 0141 302 2878

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