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Ancient Giants - Artist Call Out

About Ancient Giants

Ancient Giants is a street theatre production that has been in development for two years, bringing together a highly experienced Creative Team; Tom Cleaver (puppet master), Chirag Lukha (martial arts specialist and choreographer), and Parmjit Sagoo (Executive Producer).


The performance represents the struggle between good and evil, an epic display of honour and loyalty, as Hanuman (The Monkey God) battles with Ravana (The Demon King) to rescue Sita and reunite her with Rama. 


Hanuman and Ravana are well known characters from the ancient epic, Ramayana. They are majestically depicted in this dynamic pop up performance inspired by a pivotal moment when these two powerful characters meet and confront each other. 


Two enormous 10ft puppets interact with audiences as they make their way to their dramatic confrontation, leading to a Transformers-style battle; an explosive fusion of South Asian martial arts and dance. The show includes both a walkabout and a performance element.


Ancient Giants is performed by 7 professional artists who will operate the large-scale puppets and convey the story through martial arts, dance and physical storytelling.


Artist Brief

We are looking for Dancers / Puppeteers / Movement artists who:

  • Have an interest working with large-scale puppetry, martial arts, and storytelling through movement/dance

  • Have experience of participating in outdoor performances

  • Have the strength and stamina for large-scale puppetry

  • Are willing to collaborate and work as a team throughout the rehearsal and performance process

  • Can be exploratory within the rehearsal process, and open to experimenting

  • Can be available for all rehearsal and performance dates


We welcome applications from all backgrounds, and are particularly interested in hearing from performers/artists of South Asian heritage.

Rehearsals will be Leicester based.


Rate of Pay: £1,200 for the rehearsal period (rate of £150 per day). From 1-4 performances TBC (Rate of £200 per day)

How To Apply

To download the full brief and information on how to apply, please Click Here.  


Download the Tour Pack to find out more about the performance.

The deadline for applications is on Tuesday 5th September, midday.

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