New York Fashion Week: MELANGE 2019
Location: New York City , NY
Type: Variety acts
Seeking performers: dancers, singers, models, circus acts, spoken word, and more, of all diverse backgrounds for our casting call for Melange 2019 in New York City. Synopsis: Our Creative Director is even open to creating characters and roles in our show based on audition personalities, so bring your whole authentic awesome self to come meet the Melange family. Complete the below information, and we will send you the details for casting. Founded in 2011, Melange has produced shows in San Francisco, Rio de Janeiro, and more. The show is a dynamic blend of fashion, dance, and art and the team has worked with artists of all backgrounds, ranging from fashion designers who have been featured on Jennifer Lopez, Rihanna, and Lady Gaga to back up dancers who have performed with Beyonce. Past partners and featured designers have included: Sephora, Rio de Janeiro City Hall, Jean Paul Gaultier, Nicole Miller, Madeline Stuart (first runway model with down syndrome), Cory Wade from America’s Next Top Model, Igor Galas (as featured in Vogue), Onch Movement, the W San Francisco (Hotel), and Glynneth B Jewelry. Last year, Melange showcased their debut New York City production, Melange 2018, as part of celebrating Black History Month on February 22, 2018. Designers featured on the catwalk included Corey Woods (YEROC); Corey’s designs have been featured on Beyonce, Kim Kardashian, Lady Gaga and more. After participating in Melange, Corey recently joined the Melange Board of Advisors. Guests traveled from around the world, flying in from Peru and Los Angeles, to participate in Melange 2018 at St Martin’s Episcopal Church in Harlem. Make-Up Provided By M·A·C. All photographs from Melange 2018 are courtesy of Lucille Khornak Studios. For the first time in Melange history, we will be producing our debut show during New York Fashion Week on Sept. 6, 2019. Melange 2019 will take place at the historic St Mary’s Episcopal Church in Harlem. Founded in 1823, The “We Are Not Afraid!” Episcopal Church, has been a leader in inclusion and community support, including by providing HIV and refugee services. St. Mary’s is a united as a community of faith in West Harlem to pursue justice and peace for the poor and oppressed, to pray and care for the sick, lonely and at risk and to put into practice the message of the Gospel by the power of the Holy Spirit. “Do not be afraid” Luke 1:30
Melange 2019 is proud to be partnering with 360Fashion Network to explore the intersection of diversity meets technology. Anina is the CEO and founder of 360Fashion Network, a network of fashion professionals using the web 2.0 and mobile technologies. Anina evolved from a model to a fashion industry pioneer and developed Intel Curie-powered shape-shifting robot dresses showcased on ABC7News. She is listed as #7 in Top 100 Women in Wearable and Consumer Tech. We are excited to be joining forces with 360Fashion Network for Melange 2019.
For Melange 2019, we will be partnering with Katiti Kironde, thef first African American woman on the cover of any fashion publication (Glamour in 1968). Katiti has been on the Board of Advisors of Melange since 2011. The KIRONDE Education + Health Fund, Inc (KEHF), a 501(C)3 non-profit corporation is dedicated to promoting education, healthcare and nurture for orphaned and vulnerable children in Uganda, East Africa, one village at a time.
KEHF was founded by William Winder and Katiti Kironde, with help from Kalibala Kironde and other family members, in 2008 to commemorate the lives of Katiti’s father, the late U.N. Ambassador, teacher and Diplomat, Apollo Kadumakasa Kironde and her great grandfather, Sir Apollo Kagwa, The fund is our way of giving back, fulfilling the vision of a vibrant Ugandan society that propelled the public service of Kironde ancestors.
For this year’s celebration, we are aiming to raise enough for KHEF to cover the tuition costs for a nursing student in Uganda. Her name is Patricia Tusuubira. She is 22 years old, and she is in her 2nd year of a nursing program at Mengo Hospital in Kampala, Uganda. Any remaining funds from Melange 2019 will go to support the school fees of a 14 year old deaf orphan, Ivan Sseckulima, who is in the 3rd grade at the Julina Memorial School for the Deaf, boarding school. In our experience, it only takes changing the life of one nurse, or one orphan, to change the trajectory of an entire village, a country, or the world. We are proud to support the mission of KHEF for Melange 2019.
Madeline Stuart, the world’s most famous model with down syndrome, as seen in Vogue, Marie Claire and more (500,000+ followers on FB), will be attending and participating in the show. Other VIP guests include:
Corey Woods: Celebrity Designer for Beyonce, Kim Kardashian, etc. Check out Beyonce wearing his glasses this past June.
Katiti Kironde: First African American Woman on the cover of a Fashion Magazine (Glamour, 1968).
Anina Net: Global leader in fashion and tech, as seen in ABCNews & PBS, and has worked with Intel and IBM.
Rehearses Sept. 5 (7-11 p.m.) and Sept 6 (10 a.m.); runs Sept. 6 (7-11 p.m.) at St Mary’s Episcopal Church in Harlem, NYC.
RSVP here to confirm your audition: https://forms.gle/jFxvg8mYnRrtLk4G9
More info on MELANGE 2019 at https://tinyurl.com/melangeinfo1.
MELANGE 2019 Model coord.: Sierrak322@gmail.com.
Nick Navarro, Executive Producer: https://www.linkedin.com/in/nicholasjohnnavarro/.
Katiti Kironde, Board of Advisors: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Katiti_Kironde.
Kiru Smith, Executive Producer: https://www.kiruniverse.com/.
Miguel Ceron, Executive Producer: https://www.linkedin.com/in/miguel-ceron-7050909/.
Gina Lynn Pearson, Executive Producer: https://www.instagram.com/ginalynnpearson/.
Yazmin Guerro, Producer: https://www.instagram.com/y4zmin.guerrero/.
Anina Net, Producer: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Anina_(model).
Payment: Non Paid
City or Location of call: New York City , NY
Please submit to: firstname.lastname@example.org by 2019-09-05
This casting notice was posted by: Melange Productions, Inc.