BJP is casting a new project, set to premiere at the Kennedy Center of Performing Arts October 2020.
The project is an audience-absorbing interface for dance and music, light and space, individual and community, and intimacy and grandeur. With a 16-person ensemble of dancers and musicians who perform within, alongside, and surrounding the audience, the work pushes towards the exponential potential for the resounding body to craft communal experience, and therefore, community.
The 8 dancers will be singing and dancing alongside 8 musicians (violin, cello, piano, electric bass, percussion, french horn, oboe, clarinet) who will move through the space as well. Music is being developed by DMV composer Sean Doyle, with lighting by New Haven designer Evan Anderson.
BJP is seeking 3 dancers to join the cast. Dancers must have strong vocal skills with experience singing in harmony within large groups, as well as professional contemporary dance performance experience with strengths in partnering, rhythmic acuity, improvisation, and collaborative creative processing.
Rehearsals will be mostly on weekends with some week nights, and will scheduled once the cast is solidified. Rehearsals will also be scheduled in accordance to the ever-changing needs of our communities’ response to COVID-19. Meaning – rehearsal schedules will prioritize safety while allowing the work to be built, utilizing technology if needed. Rehearsals will not begin until June at the earliest, and will take place in Washington, D.C.
The current compensation offer is a confirmed $450 for rehearsal, and we are working on more grant support to up stipends for rehearsal and performance.
To audition virtually, please send an email to firstname.lastname@example.org by 10pm Wednesday April 22 with the following materials:
- Link to video of you in performance – performances reels and full-works welcome. Please identify a 3-minute excerpt you’d like to be the viewing priority. Remember to include the password if it is needed.
- Link to video of you singing your favorite song. This video can be informal – shoot it with your phone in your living room! This is for the team to get to know your vocal range and skill set. Again, remember to include the password if it is needed.
- Current performance resume
- Current headshot
Questions? Reach out at any time to email@example.com!