Thursday, September 16, 2021

SHADES DANCE THEATER AUDITION

 
Dancer posing, with audition information listed. Shevaun Williams

SHADES DANCE THEATER IS SEEKING DANCERS FOR OUR 2022 PROJECT. SHADES IS A MIXED REPERTORY DANCE COMPANY THAT INVITES DANCERS FROM ALL WALKS OF LIFE TO COME TOGETHER TO PARTICIPATE IN INNOVATIVE STORYTELLING.

WE ARE LOOKING FOR HIGHLY TRAINED, INTELLIGENT ARTISTS WHO ARE ABLE TO CONVEY A STORY THROUGH THEIR EMOTIONS AND MOVEMENT. SHADES DANCE THEATER STRIVES TO CREATE AN INCLUSIVE SPACE THAT IS WELCOMING OF ALL ARTISTS REGARDLESS OF RACE, GENDER, SEXUAL ORIENTATION, OR RELIGION. DANCERS FROM MULTIPLE RACE AND ETHNIC BACKGROUNDS ARE ENCOURAGED TO AUDITION.

TO BE CONSIDERED, DANCERS MUST BE SEVENTEEN YEARS OR OLDER AND BE FULLY VACCINATED. DANCERS SHOULD DEMONSTRATE STRONG BALLET TECHNIQUE (POINTE WORK NOT REQUIRED, BUT IS ENCOURAGED), AS WELL AS MODERN AND CONTEMPORARY TECHNIQUE. DANCERS WITH A BACKGROUND IN STYLES SUCH AS JAZZ, DUNHAM, WEST AFRICAN, AND HIP HOP ARE HIGHLY ENCOURAGED TO AUDITION.

THE AUDITION WILL CONSIST OF BALLET, MODERN, AND REPERTORY. DANCERS SHOULD BE PREPARED TO PARTICIPATE IN A BALLET BARRE, PERFORM CENTER EXERCISES, AND LEARN REPERTORY. A PORTION OF THE AUDITION WILL BE COMPLETED ON POINTE.

INTERESTED DANCERS ARE ASKED TO SUBMIT A RESUME, DANCE REEL, AND HEADSHOT/ACTION SHOT PRIOR TO THE AUDITION. VIDEOS SHOULD BE UPLOADED TO YOUTUBE OR VIMEO AND MADE ACCESSIBLE THROUGH A LINK. PLEASE SUBMIT ALL OTHER MATERIALS IN PDF FORMAT.

TO REGISTER VIST WWW.SHADESDANCETHEATER.COM/AUDTIONS

THE DEADLINE TO REGISTER FOR AUDITIONS IS OCTOBER 18TH AT 11:59 P.M.

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