CALL TO DANCERS
Boys & Girls Club of Kern County
Farm to Table(aux)- Tableaux Vivant
APPLICATION DEADLINE- SEPTEMBER 17, 2018
Calling all DANCERS + CHOREOGRAPHERS! Boys & Girls Clubs of Kern County (BGCKC) and Kern Dance Alliance (KDA) are casting dancers to perform as a “Tableaux Vivant” at Farm to Table(aux), on Friday, October 5. Farm to Table(aux) is a fundraiser for BGCKC that unites farm-table cuisine with the 2018 event theme of “POP! Goes the Warhol”.
French for living pictures, describes a group of costumed actors representing scenes from literature, arts, history, or everyday life on a stage. They are carefully posed, theatrically lit, and do not speak. Tableaux can vary in complexity and size, from theatrical troupes to stylish solos, historical or contemporary.
KDA Tableaux Vivant Inspiration
KDA is honored to feature Kern County dancers as one of four Tableaux Vivant!
KDA’s Tableaux Vivant will feature two 10x10 screens to create shadow dancer vignettes on the main Farm to Table(aux) stage. Keeping within the theme of the Farm to Table(aux) “POP! Goes the Warhol”, dancers will creatively move in and out of the screen as shadowed dancers utilizing solo work, partnering, and props. All technical components and costumes will be provided by BGCKC.
The KDA Tableaux Vivant is generosity sponsored by Dignity Health.
PHOTO COURTESY of AMERICAN DANCE FESTIVAL: Shadow Camp Pilobolus
BGCKC and KDA will cast 10 Kern County dancers. BGCKC and KDA will choose dancers based upon application criterion. Application deadline is September 17th. Casting will be announced by September 20.
Extensive dance training and performance experience
Comfortable with executing dance improvisation
Dancers responsible for a 4 hour performance with breaks- dancers will be assigned performance times
Be willing to assist BGCKC with volunteer duties prior to the event
Required Dates + Times
Tuesday, September 25- Mandatory Information Meeting w/ BGCKC + KDA
4:30 PM at BGCKC Offices- 801 Niles Street
Thursday, October 4- Evening Tech/Dress Rehearsal
5:00 - Walk Through and Rehearsal
8:00 - Tech and Dress Rehearsal
Friday, October 5- Performance
5:00 - Performance Call Time
BGCKC Personal Gift
Features/promotions of dancers on BGCKC Social Media
Highgate at Seven Oaks by Castle and Cook
Submit a completed Application Form (below) which includes the following:
Submit dance resume- including 3 references with contact information
Submit a choreography proposal outlining movement choices and overall performance vision
Dance artists must provide their own space for rehearsals
Demonstrate willingness to assist KDA and BGCKC with overall event theatrical and technical elements
Submit your application by September 17. Candidates will be notified of selection by September 20.
For More Information:
Kern Dance Alliance- firstname.lastname@example.org
Thank you for applying!