Dance Auditions Boston Urbanity

08/04/2010

Interested in auditioning?
We are looking to fill a few positions! Urbanity Dance company auditions will be at Revolution Fitness in Boston’s South End on Sunday, August 8th (1-4pm). Dancers should plan to register and warm-up between 12-1pm. Full casting decisions will not be made until Wed, August 11th. There is no cost to attend the auditions, so at the very least, you get a free class!
Pre-registration suggested: Email photo and bio or resume to auditions.urbanitydance@gmail.com.

What are we casting for?
Urbanity Dance is casting for three entertaining shows:
1.) “The Story of Stuff” full-length production choreographed by Director Betsi Akerstein: November 26-December 4, 2010 (6 paid soloists and 12 unpaid ensemble dancers)
2.) “Big Red Door & Other Stories” on New England weekend tour: February, 2011
3.) Mixed Rep Show, featuring ten short contemporary works by guest choreographers and selected company dancers: April 29-May 1, 2011
Additional performance opportunities include First Night Boston and various dance festivals.

Dancer Commitment
Rehearsals on Sundays and weeknights of show weeks, will be scheduled September through April. The ultimate casting decisions are at the discretion of choreographers/director. Dancers are required to attend the weekly Sunday contemporary class Sept-May (10-11:30am @ Boston Ballet in Boston).

***Requirements for Dancers Cast in The Story of Stuff (Performances Nov 26-Dec 4)***
Urbanity is casting 6 paid dancers for The Story of Stuff. Paid dancers must be able to attend a choreography retreat Oct 29-31, sponsored by Boston Dance Alliance and Mass MOCA. Paid dancers may be asked to rehearse during weekdays, individual schedules will be taken into consideration.
Additionally all dancers cast in The Story of Stuff must be available to attend a choreography retreat Oct 16-17 at EarthDance.

What are we looking for?
Men and women of all ages, with strong ballet/jazz/modern foundations. Adaptable dancers with the ability to lyrically release through the torso yet also execute quirky, minimalist styles. We are looking for strong extensions, leaps, turns, musicality and performance expression.
In general, we are looking for dancers who are eager to commit to the technical, emotional and performance aspects of energized choreographers. We’re looking for people who can share our vision of bringing dance to the Boston community in a way that both entertains and challenges people, while contributing to the greater goal of getting people young and old together to share the arts as a celebration. We’d like to see dancers who combine solid training with a desire to smash the 4th wall and really connect with the audience.

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