Monday, October 4, 2010

Auditions: Air, Vortex Repertory, October 25

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Auditions for

The Elementals: AIR

First in a series of five sacred

Elemental theatrical works

Conceived and directed by Bonnie Cullum

Music by Chris Humphrey

When: Monday, October 25, 2010 by appointment

For an audition appointment email or call Bonnie Cullum at 512-478-LAVA

Where: The VORTEX, 2307 Manor Rd. Austin, TX 78722

VORTEX announces AUDITIONS for The Elementals: AIR by appointment on Monday, October 25, 2010.

AIR is the first in a sacred series of five elemental explorations to be created collaboratively over the next few years at The VORTEX. AIR features dancers, actors, aerialist, singers, didgeridoo, and reeds in an experimental, imagistic, innovative, and spiritual setting. Environmental themes entwine airy melodies and theatrical dance to create a potent interaction with AIR.

Seeking up to 10 performers who are passionate about creating AIR. Weekly workshops to develop the material in November-December 2010. Rehearsals in January-February 2011. Performances in February-March 2011. Performers will receive a stipend.

Seeking Actors/singers/dancers/aerialist of any gender, any ethnicity.

Audition Preparation: Resume and headshot.

Dancers should prepare 1-2 minutes of dance with music on CD.

Singers should prepare 1-2 minute of song to be performed with accompanist.

Actors should prepare 1-2 minutes of text with linguistic merit.

Aerials should prepare a basic 1-2 minute routine on silk, lyra, or other device and be prepared to demonstrate any special tricks.

Multi-skilled performers may show a mixture of these things.

Bonnie Cullum (Producing Artistic Director) is widely recognized for her original collaborative work. She received B. Iden Payne Awards for her direction of Troades: The Legend of the Women of Troy, Despair’s Book of Dreams and the Sometimes Radio, and Moby Dick with dozens of other nominations in her 25 year career as an Austin theatre director and producer. Her ritual theatre work, Dark Goddess, enjoyed five individual productions over seven years and firmly established her style in collaborative and sacred performance. She was inducted into the Austin Arts Hall of Fame in 2009 and has thrice been recognized as Best Director by the Austin Chronicle’s Best of Austin.

The Elementals: AIR is funded in part by VORTEX Repertory Company, the City of Austin under the auspices of the Austin Arts Commission, and the Texas Commission on the Arts.

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