Dance Auditions at Shaking the Tree Saturday 10/27/18 10am - 2pm
Shaking the Tree Theatre is seeking dancers for the World Premiere of Made to Dance in Burning Buildings, a new choreopoem by Anya Pearson. Made to Dance in Burning Buildings is a fusion of poetry, music, and violent and visceral contemporary dance, which poses the question: how do we heal from trauma? It will run from February 15th - March 16th 2019, with rehearsals beginning as early as December 2018. It's about a young black woman who is raped by her boyfriend's friends while he watches; she develops PTSD as a result. Metaphorically, she fractures into five different women who each represent a different facet of her personality (Romance, Despair, Madness, Perseverance, and Missing You). Poetically, these women narrate her journey through PTSD while she, and the men from her real life, explore through dance the trauma and the events leading up to it. More info on the show can be found HERE
Important info for dancers: We are casting four male dancers and one female dancer. Age range 18-40. Dance styles in the piece include Lyrical Contemporary, Hip Hop (or other street dance), Apache, and West African depending on the character. Stylistically Audition styles will include Lyrical Contemporary, Partnering (and very basic lifts), Hip Hop depending on character you're auditioning for. If you have skills in a different street dance, you are welcome to show us what you do instead. We are specifically seeking diversity in casting and artists of color. See character descriptions below. Auditions will be held on Saturday 10/27 from 10am - 2pm at Shaking the Tree Theatre (823 SE Grant St, 97214). Please email us HERE to sign up, or call 971.207.9081. This is paid work.
Character Descriptions: AVA: Dancer/Actor. African-American. Sensitive and musical. Searching for a new rhythm to life. Styles: Lyrical Contemporary (required); Partnering, West African, Hip Hop (a plus) FIRST LOVE: Dancer. African-American. Her true love. Or at least, the remnants of him. Styles: Lyrical Contemporary (required); Partnering, (a plus) THE RINGLEADER: Dancer. African-American. Controlling, obsessive, and jealous. Underneath his arrogance, a serious insecurity drives his actions. Styles: Hip Hop or other street dance (required); Partnering (a plus) THE SIDEKICK ASSASSIN #1: Dancer. Any Ethinicity. Mean and nasty, willing to do anything to find enjoyment. Enthralled by his quest for power and control, he oppresses and violates others to ease his own oppression and violation. Styles: Hip Hop or other street dance (required); Partnering (a plus) THE SIDEKICK ASSASSIN #2: Dancer. Any Ethnicity. A mirror image of the other Sidekick Assassin. Styles: Hip Hop or other street dance (required); Partnering (a plus)
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