Audition for ‘SACRED SONS’ Parkour Dance Company outdoor show
Dance Enterprise Ideas Fund winners Parkour Dance Company in collaboration with Peacefire Frontiers are looking for one strong male performer to join the cast of Sacred Sons.
When: Wednesday 29th June, 2016
WHAT WE ARE LOOKING FOR
Highly creative performance artist with great connection and awareness to their physical bodies and who can respond to a range of creative tasks, improvise and work collaboratively. Excellent contact skills and strong physicality is required. Some acting ability is needed for characterisation work. Must be comfortable in exploring interpersonal work which will be drawn upon in some areas of psycho-physical choreography. Parkour and/or tricking experience is a bonus. We also like a good sense of humour.
AUDITION DATES & DETAILS
Wednesday 29th June
Meet at Timber Lodge Cafe in Queen Elizabeth Park
Bring comfortable clothing, trainers for outdoor work and an item or object that symbolises strength to you.
If successful the chosen performer will need to commit to the following…
SS Creative Process – 10 days
(Mon 11th – Fri 15th July, Mon 18th & 19th July, Sun 21st, Mon 22nd, Tues 23rd August.
Show day – 1 day
(Sun 28th August @ Queen Elizabeth Olympic Park as part of NoFit State Circus event)
Forest video/photo shoot – half day (date TBC)
Thousands of traditions around the world undertake a ‘rite of passage’ ritual for boys to transition to young men – challenging their mind and guiding their growth. But what happens when this honour is stripped away, elders leave and you carry the weight of the world?
Does connecting to the masculine, understanding ancestors & building brotherhood impact identity and the path you choose? Three men battle internal conflict as they struggle to find themselves in an unbreakable alpha society. This explosive but sensitive piece combines elements of parkour with tricking (acro-martial arts), physical theatre and dynamic contact contemporary dance to convey their story.
SS is a 25 minute adaptable site-specific ‘parkour dance theatre’ piece performed in public spaces. By embodying an authentic ritual it brings back ceremony to community places and transforms everyday environments into sacred space. Ritual is an embodied sensory sequence that symbolically and physically marks a transition of life including the making of meanings, values and purpose. SS takes the audience on an archetypal journey and connects to world-wide cultures.
See links to past work below:
Parkour Dance Company Showreel
Email Jade Shaw with CV and/or showreel to confirm your place.
For further information please visit: http://parkourdance.co.uk/