Selva – under the artistic direction of Rosana Ribeiro – is looking for 3 to 4 performers for their new creation “A Place I ache to go again” with performances in June 2024 in Salzburg and November 2024 in Portugal.

Where: Salzburg, Austria

When: October 21st and 22nd

Deadline for applications: September 4th 2023

Important Facts:
Where: tanz_house, ARGEkultur, Ulrike-Gschwandtner-Straße 5, Salzburg Austria
When: October 21st and 22nd 2023, 10:00 – 17:00
Deadline for applications: September 4th 2023

Selva is a contemporary dance company based in Salzburg under the artistic direction of choreographer Rosana Ribeiro. It was co-founded in 2021 by her and Verena Pircher.
“I approach my choreographic work from a sensorial place, looking for plural meanings in each narrative and on how these can give the audience the opportunity to make sense of a concept but at the same time create their own experience. I am interested in who the performers are and in how we negotiate our stories, our movement. The dance, for me, lies in this interrelation. The concepts that are brought to the studio are discussed and shared with the collaborators. Together, we devise movement and begin a negotiation on how we can all exist in one space.”
– Rosana Ribeiro

For the new creation “A Place I ache to go again”, which will premier in Salzburg in June 2024 with performances in Portugal in November 2024, the company is looking for 3 to 4 performers who:
are keen on contributing to a dynamic collaborative creative process.
are highly skilled communicators and performers (dance, theatre, circus).
show a high commitment and identify with the company’s values and the content of the work.
are willing to share their curiosity, interests, and personal stories with the team.
are sensitive to the needs of other individuals within the group.
live in or around Salzburg or have a place to stay in Salzburg.
Both days will be led by Rosana Ribeiro and begin with a gentle warm up followed by a playful exploration of improvisation tasks and organic ways to create movement material. The new piece is driven by the topic of nostalgia and states of being in-between. The practitioners explore forms and games in order to develop new dramaturgies in which the body is used as the primary vehicle to embody the concept. We will also be exploring existing movement material from previous creations.

Working periods (Salzburg):
Residency Weeks
5 – 9 Feb
19 – 23 Feb

Creation Period
13 – 17 May
20 – 24 May
27 – 31 May
3 – 9 June (includes premiere in Salzburg and a second performance)

Premiere in Portugal (date tbc)
November 2024

Performers must be available during these dates.

The working language is English.
We are seeking to gather a team that is diverse in terms of age, gender, sexual orientation, ability, skin color, geographical and cultural background.

If you have any questions about the audition or the work in general, please don’t hesitate to contact us by emailing

How to apply: If you’d like to apply, please follow this link to submit your application by September 4th You will receive an email about a potential invitation by September 23rd.
The audition is by invitation only.

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