Being Human: Translator Training Opportunity

Lisa Simpson Inclusive Dance is inviting applications for a full day of translator training with the opportunity to be selected to work as Lisa’s translator on her new piece, Being Human.

This day of translator training will include the opportunity to be selected to work as Lisa’s translator on her new project: Being Human.

Lisa Simpson Inclusive Dance is also currently inviting applications from professional dancers and recent dance graduates to join this project.

About Lisa Simpson

Lisa is a Liverpool based award-winning choreographer, Artistic Director for Dance at Sense, and Director of Lisa Simpson Inclusive Dance (LSID). Lisa has Quadriplegia Cerebral Palsy and no verbal communication. She creates work using her own unique methodology called The Simpson Board: a choreography tool created in partnership with Adam Benjamin, co-founder of Candoco Dance Company.

Where: Birmingham Hippodrome, Thorp Street, Birmingham
When: Tuesday 5th September 2023 (full day)
Deadline for applications: Thursday 31st August 2023
Cost: Free to attend
Spaces for this training are by invitation only

Being Human (‘23/’24)

This training day will include the opportunity to be selected as Lisa’s translator on her new project: Being Human.

Devised through the lens of Lisa Simpson’s unique choreographic practice and performed by professional dancers, Being Human will, at its core, explore human connection. Portraying the spectrum of lockdown – self-sufficiency versus dependency, the piece will explore isolation and disconnection, safety and tranquillity.

The successful candidate will ideally be available on the following dates. However, we encourage those who are interested but cannot commit to all dates to apply, stating in their application their availability.

Handover and induction:

4 days in September – November to be agreed with Lisa and current translator

Devising period:

6th – 10th November 2023, Birmingham
20th – 24th November 2023, Birmingham
4th – 8th December 2023, Birmingham


26th & 27th February 2024, Birmingham

Performances and workshops:

8th December 2023, pre-premiere at Sense Touchbase Pears, Birmingham
March 2024 (date tbc), premiere at New Work Festival, Curve Theatre, Leicester
20th March 2024, The Lowry, Manchester
Further performances to be announced
Inclusive Being Human workshops delivered to CAT students as part of the project (dates tbc)
Plus any other days as required to support the needs of the project.
Applicants must be aged 18+ on the training day.


£200/ day
£120/ half day for workshop delivery

Travel costs from the Midlands to performance venues, plus any necessary overnight accommodation, will be covered.

How to Apply

We ask that applications for this training are sent in video format (no longer than 5 minutes).
Please send a Youtube, Dropbox, or Google Drive link containing your video application to with ‘Being Human Translator Training Application’ as the subject line (please note we cannot accept video files sent via email).

Please also include in the email:
1. Your contact details
2. Your availability for the Being Human project dates, if applicable
3. Your location

Please include in your application video (no longer than 5 minutes):
1. Any relevant experience you have of inclusive practices in a creative setting
2. Why you are interested in this training
3. If you would like to be considered for the role of Translator on the Being Human project and why you think you would be suitable for this project

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