CALL FOR DANCERS | AUDITION NOTICE
Meryem Alaoui, co-artistic director of the Toronto-based contemporary dance company Jasad Dance Projects, seeks 1 female or non-binary dancer for the remount of an existing production with rehearsals and performances in June/July and August 2023 in Toronto.
For this remount, Meryem is looking for a joyful interpreter who can integrate directives and translate them in their body quickly, with refined interpretation skills and a strong contemporary dance practice, with a clear sense of musicality and is comfortable with improvisation and with working with a live musician. Ideally this person is familiar with somatic movement and Body-Mind Centering®.
No travel or accommodation costs will be covered for the audition.
Interested dancers are invited to submit their application by sending a CV and 2 short video links to firstname.lastname@example.org.
Please send one video link or reel showing your dancing and improvisation skills and one video filming yourself jumping non-stop for 1 minute while changing directions in the air, in one take. Your choices are: jumping from 2 feet to 2 feet, 2 feet to 1 foot, 1 foot to 2 feet, 1 foot to 1 foot (the same foot or the other foot). Your arms and the rest of your body can accompany the jump.
Please do not send files that have to be downloaded; only links are accepted.
Application deadline: March 24, 2023
Selected candidates will be contacted by March 29, 2023 to participate in a live paid audition in Toronto.
Audition date: April 3, 2023 from 12:30pm to 3:30pm
(Venue will be announced in the invitation.)
Rehearsals & Performances Details
Rehearsals: June/July & August 2023 (specific dates TBC) / minimum 20 hours up to 30 hours in total
Final rehearsals and performances: August 14-20, 2023 in Toronto
Payment: $30/hr for rehearsals and CADA’s recommended minimum fee for dance performances (3 performances)
For more information about the work, please see: https://vimeo.com/242683794
If you have any questions, send an email to Meryem at email@example.com. Thank you!
FUNDRAISING CAMPAIGN FOR ENSEMBLE
Jasad Dance Projects (Jasad) is lauching a fundraising campaign to raise funds for the creation and presentation of ENSEMBLE, a new dance work bringing together Moroccan, Canadian and Swiss artists and collaborators.
“ENSEMBLE” choreographed by Meryem Alaoui is a meeting of cultures where the collective and the individual find their way of coexisting in the bodies of an international cast of dance and music performers.
ENSEMBLE will premiere on May 27th, 2022 in Rabat, the capital of Morocco.
ENSEMBLE includes 3 Moroccan dancers (Manal Tass, Faouzi Mrani Soufiane, Salma Sadeq), 1 Canadian dancer (Ann Trépanier), 2 Moroccan musicians (Hatim Belyamani and Mourad Belouadi), 1 Swiss scenographer-lighting designer (Julien Brun), 1 French-Moroccan rehearsal director (Nezha Rhondali) and 1 Moroccan choreographer-dancer living in Canada (Meryem Alaoui). We are so lucky to work with each of these amazing collaborators.
We acknowledge the support of the Canada Council for the Arts for their financial contribution to ENSEMBLE.
We thank the HIBA_Lab for offering us a creation residency in their studio in Rabat.
We thank the Théâtre Mohammed V for offering us a technical residency on their stage and a venue to perform in, in Rabat.
We thank the Arab Community Centre of Toronto (ACCT) for offering their Middle Eastern cooking classes for our fundraising effort.
We would like to thank also the amazing artist Jasmine Hawamdeh for donating her art to our fundraising project. She also happens to be on the Board of Jasad!
We wouldn't be able to make this happen without their support and without your support through your pledges to the project ENSEMBLE.
Together, we can make this happen.
Please support ENSEMBLE with your backing and sharing about our Kickstarter campaign.