Professional participation call out

Gravida Project

We are looking for three pregnant professional dancers to be part of our research and development phase of the project, that aims to investigate how pregnancy affects performers mentally, physically, emotionally and creatively through multimedia performance language.  We are working towards a sharing of our R&D in Cardiff in June 2018, and this is a paid opportunity.

We anticipate that our participants will be at least 3 months pregnant by Mid June.

This Gravida R&D project is informed by a strong legacy of several small and medium scale research projects, including Women in Pregnancy and Art of Living-Gravida,, funded by the Arts Council of Wales. Through working with midwives and pregnant professional dancers we have developed a strong evidence base for the concept of CODA methodology.

CODA uses mindful movement in an aesthetic dance context to connect performers (dancers and non-dancers) to their own bodies in the flow and to use creativity as a fundamental way for human beings to express and connect with their own and collective well-being.


Dates: 10 consecutive days over the period  3-15 June 2018

Venue: Chapter Arts Centre, Cardiff

Deadline for application: 30 April 2018

Pay: Set fee

If you are interested in joining us in this further exploration, please send us:

  • your CV
  • a short video (1 minute)
  • a cover letter explaining why you want to be part of this project

Please send to, with the subject title Professional Call Out

Do you want to learn more about the work we’re going to do and how you can get involved? Head to to find out more, or get involved with the conversation on social media by tagging us @gravidaproject or using the Twitter hashtag #gravida.

Pregnant professional dancers explore their inner and outer creativity in this amazing dance performance piece

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