Call for Dancers / Actors who can Dance, for fall 2012 program:
MERGE: A Dance & Theatre Creation
“Merge: A Dance & Theatre Creation” is a training and creation opportunity for pre-professional artists. It is a collaboration of styles, techniques, and approaches between dance and theatre. It will finalize in a production of Heart of Darkness at Theatre Junction Grand, a major venue downtown.
Heart of Darkness leapt into popularity with Francis Ford Coppala’s Vietnam war-movie Apocalypse Now, heavily based on the book. This creation piece will re-render the classic literature text into dance choreography & movement, with themes of life vs. death, colonialism & imperialistic conquest, and the internal quest of the self.
We are specifically seeking dancers, or actors with a dance background. This show will be a merge of theatre and dance, so although some dancers will only dance, there is an opportunity to learn physical theatre. We will be exploring experimental dance and theatre. Theatre Encounter is also seeking new company members, to be part of an ensemble.
Merge will offer training in movement / physical theatre techniques. Then it will go into a full production and rehearsals for the show. Dancers should be well versed in dance (ie Modern / Post-Modern / experimental dance technique is of interest). The director will be coming from a methodology rooted in Grotowski work, ecstatic dance, Indian Cho dance principles, Odin Teatret’s work, Authentic Movement, somatic inquiry, and Motivity.
The show is currently slated for performance in November 2012, at the Theatre Junction Grand.
This is an incredible chance to work experimentally on a major production.
If you are interested in auditioning, or becoming a company member, email us a very brief introduction about yourself and your interests, and attach a good-quality headshot and resume. Please name your file attachments as: “yourname-actingresume.doc” or “yourname-headshot.jpg”. Alternatively you can post it to our mailing address. See the website for further info on what to prepare.
Auditions: April 19th (eve) and April 21st (morning), 2012.