Bentley is officially collaborating with UK-based Shrewsbury College and they are holding open auditions for dancers to participate in his next music video!
The collaboration formed after Bentley composed several pieces for the college’s forthcoming dance showcase. Bentley also performed alongside dance artist and choreographer Poppy Mansfield in the Birmingham Opera Company’s successful production of “Khovanskygate” this year. Inspiration from his recent dance experience has already been reflected in his new video for the single “Evolve”, a theme he wishes to continue with this next project.
“I wanted “Evolve” to be a performance piece to show people where I am right now,” explains Ben. “The next video “Nothing. Everything.” has a narrative which helps tell the song’s story. For “I Have Loved” I want to combine both – a performance piece that will tell the story of the song.”
“I am looking forward to collaborating with Bentley,” expresses Poppy. “I am interested in integrating various dance styles, questioning how a performer presents themselves and crafting all the bewildering space in between. ”
Ben and Poppy are looking for dancers of all ages, backgrounds and experience to perform a contemporary piece for the video shoot. Dancers must be flexible to attend several rehearsals held at Shrewsbury College as well as the video shoot itself. Dancers under 16 years old will need written permission and clearance to be filmed from their parent or guardian.
Auditions will be held on 28th May 2014 11.30am at Shrewsbury College (Performing Arts Block), London Road, Shrewsbury, SY2 6PR, UK. For more information and details please contact Poppy Mansfield – firstname.lastname@example.org.