Dancer Auditions for Touring Production of “Torocco” Nationwide

General & Artistic Director Holding Auditions for “Torocco”

Location: nationwide

Type: Dance

Seeking MALE DANCERS for the lead role of this summer’s touring production, Tarocco:

CASTING CALL
Seeking a male Ballet/Contemporary dancer to star in the lead role of an upcoming cirque nouveau production, Tarocco.

CHARACTER:

Due to a last-minute cancellation, we are looking to replace Tarocco’s protagonist, Il Folle (the Fool). The only character onstage for the entire production, the Fool drives the narrative from beginning to end using no words, only movement; he must be able to simultaneously play the part of the pained, dying and brutalized WWI soldier (his character in the “real” world), and the mischievous, absurd, and profane Comedia dell’Arte-esque “Folle” (his character in the “fantasy” world); note that this is not a comedic character, and his goal is not to make the audience laugh; rather, he evokes an ancient dramatic archetype while simultaneously underlaying the character with complexity, tenderness, and pain. Strong applicants will have extensive technical dance training in either Ballet, Contemporary, or both; a passion for choreography; and a heavy interest in non-conventional theater.

TOUR INFO:
Rehearsals will start June 13 in Asheville, NC. Lodging is provided. The show will run its 13-show tour from July 21 till August 14, with performances in Asheville, Greenville, Atlanta, Winston-Salem, Knoxville, and Raleigh.
You can read more about the production at www.foxandbeggar.com/tarocco.

SYNOPSIS:
The Italian tradition of Comedia dell’arte grows strange wings in Tarocco: A Soldier’s Tale, a mesmerizing fusion of circus arts, dance, mask-and-puppet theater, original music, elaborate costumes, and stunning animation. Tarocco tells the story of an Italian WWI infantryman, trapped behind enemy lines after barely escaping the gas attacks at Caporetto. To pass the time, the soldier comforts a dying comrade with stories using the images from an ancient deck of playing cards known as the Tarocco Piemontese (a predecessor of modern Tarot cards). What follows is a spellbinding and dark narrative based on the Fool’s Journey of the Tarot.

The Fool is Tarocco’s central protagonist, and the only character onstage for the entire production; he drives the narrative from beginning to end using no words, only movement; he must be able to simultaneously play the part of the pained, dying and brutalized WWI soldier (his character in the “real” world), and the mischievous, absurd, and profane Comedia dell’Arte-esque “Fool” (his character in the “fantasy” world); note that he is not actually a comedic character, and he is not trying to make the audience laugh; rather, he evokes an ancient theatrical archetype while simultaneously underlaying it with complexity, tenderness, and pain.

Actors for touring production of Torocco

An Italian WWI infantryman, trapped behind enemy lines, comforts a dying comrade by telling him stories using the images from an ancient deck of playing cards known as the Tarocco Piemontese. What follows is a spellbinding and dark narrative based on the Fool’s Journey of the Tarot.

WATCH THE TRAILER AT: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=wTS-qtkiNCw

Payment: Paid

City or Location of call: nationwide
Please submit to: nat@foxandbeggar.com by 2016-04-09

This casting notice was posted by: The Fox & Beggar Theater

 

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