I think about this a lot when I’m about to create work, especially because it’s hard for me to find my own stylistic voice when I’m choreographing because I’ve done so many different things. It’s especially difficult when it’s been so long since I’ve made a piece (like now, for instance), but I need to suck it up and sit down and actually create.
Beverly Hills, CA - Open dance auditions for the 82nd Academy Awards telecast will be held on Friday, January 22, and Saturday, January 23, at CenterStaging in Burbank, California, telecast producers Adam Shankman and Bill Mechanic announced today. Cast dancers will perform live during the Academy Awards show on Sunday, March 7, at the Kodak Theatre at Hollywood & Highland Center.
The auditions are open to professional-level male and female dancers in the contemporary and hip-hop styles who are between the ages of 18 and 30. Shankman, who began his career as a dancer and once performed on the Oscar show, will be choreographing the audition numbers with associate choreographers Anne Fletcher and Jamal Sims.
CenterStaging is located at 3407 Winona Avenue in Burbank. Interested dancers should note that parking is not available at CenterStaging. Individuals will need to find parking in the vicinity and pay any associated costs. Only qualified dancers will be admitted; there is no access for watching the auditions.
Come Celebrate the New Year! Help Desk/L.A. in association with The Center for Cultural Innovation, CHIME, DRC, LA Stage Alliance, and Show Box LA invite the Los Angeles dance community to meet, greet and be merry at Mandrake (2692 S. La Cienega Blvd. Los Angeles, CA 90034-2604) on Thursday, January 28th 2010 starting at 6 pm.
This is a stress-free opportunity to come together, make connections and strengthen our community. Help Desk/L.A. Nurturing community and professional growth in the contemporary dance world.
Help Desk/L.A. is a project of Pentacle, a non-profit service organization for the performing arts. (www.pentacle.org)
So last night, I had what was supposed to be an informal audition and it really was, which is why it was so great. It was just two of us working with a choreographer and doing some phrases and improvisation. Basically, unless for some reason I don’t work well with the other dancers that she’s going to bring in, I’ve booked this gig, which is great because it’s actually for a site specific performance in San Francisco! I was really, really energized by it last night and I really hope it works out because it would be so awesome to perform in the city.