Artistic Director/Choreographer seeking dancers
Casting notice posted on auditionsfree.com, casting location: Los Angeles, CA
DONLAVY DANCE COMPANY is seeking dancers, 2 female, 2 male to accent our 5 all male member dance company. Dancers should be trained with ballet or modern. Training/Class, Teaching Opportunities and performance venue is provided. Stipend Available! Priority and invitations to dance with the company will go to dancers, trained and able to commit through both or March and June 2011 performances.
NAME OF WORK: STONEWALL BALLET
CASTING: (1) PRIEST/ ONE Male Actor, ages 20-55, must speak fluent Spanish, read and write as well and have the ability to move well.
CASTING: KATIE –narrator of the dance opera. (1) young female actor/dancer first grader, ages 6-8…Latino/Blk preferred. She should be ambitious, smart, super bright and super cool. She/along with parents must be comfortable with Gay Parents and have an understanding or positive attitude about Gay Civil Rights issues. Show’s theme is about Love and acceptance…a Modern family show.
ALSO looking for Asst. Choreographer, Assoc Producer, Stage Manager & technical crews for its new work, Stonewall Ballet.
Stonewall Ballet is the 3rd project produced as its own stand alone premiere to emerge from the company’s full evening’s length work entitled “SIR. ” Stonewall Ballet is a half -evening modern ballet retelling the historical 1969 Stonewall Riots in NYC. Set in the year 2036, the infamous riot marked the unofficial battle for Gay Civil Rights, Gay Marriage and the recent debate over “Don’t Ask, Don’t Tell.” Retold from true stories, adapted for the dancer, digitized and told three generations later, the NYPD and the “Nellie Queens” remain the key opponents in this nations history. It’s an event that needs to be told again. Watch as this Christopher Street Barre re-match puts its audience up front as witness to a fight that barely throws a punch. Stonewall Ballet is t told almost 20 years in the future. How is history taught to our children. What significant events, like Presidents-elect or cures to AIDS/Cancer are important enough to make it to a young first graders report. What pages in our nations textbooks, are re-garbled, barely noted or lost never to be mentioned again. Stonewall Ballet is a story that survives; encouraging activism with art and DANCE. If dancing was a signature end to a fight against discrimination then dancing will continue to be a source of strength for anyone willing to set one foot in front of the other. Stonewall Ballet offers up a history lesson. It is a true story. It really did happen this way.
The gay community was arrested for dancing. Seriously, homos were arrested for “striking up a KICK LINE” and singing.
Choreographed & Directed by Samuel Donlavy, he says “it’s a work you’ll want to be part of because its a work that’s already a part of you. It’s America’s history! Stonewall Ballet will rehearse for 5-8 hrs per week, Wed, Fri & Sun evenings (open to change) for 10 weeks with performances in March 2011. Dancers are paid for performances only.
Please send pic, resume and interest to Samuel@Donlavydancecompany.com. Audition is scheduled for Wednesday and/or Friday, January 26 & January 28 at 7:30p. @ PIETER SPACE.
420 West Ave 33, Unit 10, in Lincoln Heights, 90031. Please come prepared to dance, bare feet & comfortable clothes (tights/leotards preferred). Currently in Production. Rehearsal commitment is Wed, Fri, and Sunday evenings. Company Manager-Chuck Psalto. Ernest Esquer-Costume Designer
Casting Location: Los Angeles, CA
Contact email: Samuel@donlavydancecompany.com