AUDITION for Professional Dancers – Anikai Dance Company

By | April 30, 2010

Casting notice posted by the Artistic Director
Casting notice posted on, casting location: Boston Center for the Arts, Boston

AUDITION for Professional Dancers – Anikai Dance Company


ANIKAI DANCE COMPANY – Boston-based Dance Company



Saturday. May 1st: 6pm – 9pm

@ Boston Center for the Arts

Calderwood Pavilion – SECOND FLOOR

539 Tremont Street
Boston. MA 02116

Seeking Professional Male & Female Dancers for 2010 Performances in Boston (June 18 & 19) at BOSTON UNIVERSITY’S DANCE THEATER and in New York City (July 19 – 25) at DANCE THEATER WORKSHOP. We are looking for unique dancers with technical chops, improvisational skills, and commanding stage presence. MALE PERFORMERS with diverse training in dance, theater and/or martial arts are encouraged to audition.

PAID PERFORMANCES. Must be available to participate in the second week of the company’s residency at the Boston Center for the Arts, May 3rd – 8th. Rehearsals continue May through July in Cambridge at the Dance Complex.

Opportunity for future touring and new project development into 2010-2011.

To RSVP: Please send an email with short bio and attach a photograph

(sized for web viewing) that shows you in action (a dance photo,

something from a performance or of you in class etc.) to to reserve your place at the audition.
You will receive an email confirmation.


About Anikai Dance Company
& Artistic Director Wendy Jehlen

ANIKAI Dance Company was founded in 1998 by artistic director Wendy Jehlen in order to move across, amongst, and within the space between cultural, linguistic and geographic boundaries.

Wendy Jehlen is a Contemporary dancer/choreographer, whose unique approach to choreography incorporates elements from a wide range of movement styles including Butoh, Capoeira, West African dance, Contemporary dance and Classical South Indian dance, which she has studied since childhood. Jehlen also collaborates with Deaf performers and poets, and uses the aesthetics of American Sign Language in her choreography.

Jehlen’s choreography has been performed in the United States, Europe, India and Japan. Her work is informed by her study of storytelling, literature and performance theory. She holds a Bachelors with Honors in Storytelling, Ritual and Performance from Brown University and a Masters of Theological Studies in Religion and Performance from Harvard University.

Jehlen has received funding and recognition for her choreography from the Ford Foundation/Arts International (1996), Bennetton Group/Fabrica, SpA (1997-1998), the Artist Grants Program of the Massachusetts Cultural Council (2001, 2003), the Senior Performing Artist Fellowship program of the American Institute of Indian Studies (2001), the Puffin Foundation (2001, 2007), the Tokyo American Center (2002), the National Endowment for the Arts (2005), the Fulbright program/United States Educational Foundation in India (2005-2006), the National School of Drama (2006) and the Alliance Francaise de Madras (2006), the Somerville Arts Council (2000, 2005, 2008), and the Cambridge Arts Council (2008), among others.

ANIKAI Dance is a project of Akhra: the Dancing Grounds, Inc. and, as such, shares Akhra’s mission. Akhra’s goal as an organization is to break down perceived boundaries between people, cultures and art forms. Akhra’s performances weave together music, dance and storytelling, folk and classical, modern and traditional, secular and sacred, aural and visual. With each synthesis, a language is created. Akhra communicates in a unique and constantly evolving language.

For more information about the company please visit

Casting Location: Boston Center for the Arts, Boston
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