Move over New York—Montréal is the new Mecca for dancers who love pushing boundaries. One of the many artistic opportunities this city offers is Springboard Danse Montréal, a summer project where advanced dancers work directly with multiple companies and learn ballets by several top choreographers. Plans for 2012 include Ballet BC artistic director Emily Molnar teaching William Forsythe's Herman Schmerman, Compagnie Marie Chouinard rehearsal director Ami Shulman setting Chouinard's Orpheus, and Margie Gillis, Victor Quijada, Goteborg Ballet rehearsal director Stephan Laks, and Luna Negra artistic director Gustavo Ramirez Sansano, among others, will all be there.
If you're looking to network or find a job in the contemporary realm, get thee to an audition:
New York City
Dates: Saturday, February 4 and Sunday, February 5
Time: Registration 11am, studios available for warm-up 11am-12pm, audition runs 12pm-6pm
Location: Baryshnikov Arts Center, 450 West 37th Street, New York, NY (Studio 6A)
Date: Wednesday, March 7
Time: Registration 5:00 PM, audition 6 pm to 10 pm
Location: Ballet Divertimento, 3505 Durocher Street (corner Milton)
To reserve a spot: e-mail us with your name, age,and telephone number and mention you are reserving for the Montreal audition to: firstname.lastname@example.org
Date: Thursday, March 8
Time: Registration 5 pm, audition 6 pm to 10 pm
Location: Ryerson University Theatre School, 44, Gerrard St-East
Note: Dancers must wamr themselves up for all auditions. There is no class, only work with contemporary choreographers.
Bring: Two Copies of your CV, two photos (headshot), two copies of your letter of recommendation, $25 CDN or US in cash. Ladies who do pointe should bring your pointe shoes.
If you can not attend a live audition you may submit a DVD before January 31, 2012.
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