Call For Male Dancers Audition

Sunday, October 28, 2012 - 3:00pm

Seeking Dancers For Wolf-In-Skins* a new dance/opera work created by New York based choreographer Christopher Williams.

Williams seeks men dancers currently working and/or studying in Philadelphia to create an ensemble dance scene in his new work-in-progress dance-opera Wolf-in-Skins.

Dancers must be technically skilled, open to experimentation, and willing to perform in drag. Musical and theatrical inclinations as well as partnering skills are a plus.

Creation/rehearsals will take place during a weeklong residency in Philadelphia.

Monday, October 29th:
1:30pm-2pm (Warm Up)
2pm-4pm (Rehearsal)
4pm-5pm (Break)
5pm-5:30pm (Warm Up)
5:30pm-8:30pm (Rehearsal)

Tuesday, October 30th:
1:00pm-1:30pm (Warm Up)
1:30pm-3:30pm (Rehearsal)
3:30pm-4:30pm (Break)
4:30pm-5pm (Warm Up)
5pm-8pm (Rehearsal)

Wednesday, October 31st:
1:30pm-2pm (Warm Up)
2pm-4pm (Rehearsal)
4pm-5pm (Break)
5pm-5:30pm (Warm Up)
5:30pm-8:30pm (Rehearsal)

Thursday, November 1st:
9:30am-10am (Warm Up)
10am-1pm (Rehearsal)
1pm-1:30pm (Lunch Break)
1:30pm-2:00pm (Warm Up)
2pm-4pm (Rehearsal)

Friday, November 2nd:
1:30pm-2pm (Warm Up)
2pm-4pm (Rehearsal)
4pm-5pm (Break)
 5pm-5:30pm (Warm Up)
5:30pm-8:30pm (Rehearsal)

Saturday, November 3rd:
10:30am-11am (Warm Up)
11am-1pm (Rehearsal)
1pm-2pm (Lunch Break)
2pm-2:30pm (Warm Up)
2:30pm-5:30pm (Rehearsal)
5:30pm-6pm (Document Work We’ve Done On Video)

 The production and performance residency will take place the week of January 20th-26th 2013 (call times TBA). Performances are January 25th and two performances on January 26th, 2013 at Conwell Theater as part of PDP Presents.

Compensation for the creation/rehearsal period is $20/hour (excluding individual warm-up time) and $200 for each performance.

Please make a reservation for this audition: 215.546.2552  or infoatphiladanceprojects [dot] org

*Wolf-in-Skins is the third libretto from an original “dance-opera” cycle choreographed and directed by Christopher Williams and composed by Gregory Spears. Inspired by ancient themes of the “mythic hero’s journey” found in the faerie legends, folklore, and earliest literature of the insular Celtic cultures, the work’s dream-like narrative, spanning six libretti written by Williams, bears witness to the initiation rites of nine central hero characters grappling with identity via bouts with supernatural agency, otherworldly passage, and transformation. Singers performing in a quasi-archaic English represent the work’s human characters on stage, whereas its “fay” characters (supernatural beings populating a netherworld antipodal to human society) are embodied by dancers. The “fay” voices are produced by shadow figures singing in one of the six remaining insular Celtic languages (with Welsh as the featured tongue of Wolf-in-Skins). Driven by detailed choreographic, musical, visual, and poetic sequences supported by supertitles, the work interweaves dance, music, puppetry, prosthetic costumes, and mobile sets to define a ritualistic arena in which lost mythology may be re-imagined and embodied via contemporary performance.

Information about choreographer at www.christopherwilliamsdance.org

Questions/information contact: Terry Fox, PDP Director 215.546.2552 or infoatphiladanceprojects [dot] org

Location: 
The Performance Garage
1515 Brandywine Street
Philadelphia, PA 19130