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InSeries Audition: Dancers for The Monteverdi Trilogy Opera

November 20, 2021

Seeking strong, versatile and charismatic male-identifying, transmasculine, or non-binary contemporary dancers, with excellent technique, improvisation experience, strength, flexibility, endowed with charisma and strong performance qualities. Dancers with strong floor technique and/or experience in breakdancing/b-boy styles are encouraged to submit. Must be open to new movement ideas, especially learning movement from Asian dance traditions.

Production Title: The Monteverdi Trilogy

Production Type: Opera (live)

Producing Company: IN Series

Music/Poetry: Claudio Monteverdi, Vivek Narayanan, Pimone Triplett

Stage/Music Director: Timothy Nelson

Choreographers: Hari Krishnan, Jitti Chompee

Production Location: Washington, DC

Union/Non-Union: Non-Union

Compensation: $2500 stipend

Company Website: https://www.inseries.org/

IN Series presents THE MONTEVERDI TRILOGY: IN Series opens the 2022-2023 season with a month-long festival of art and culture, structured around productions of three operas by Claudio Monteverdi – The Coronation of Poppea, The Return of Ulysses, and The Night Song of Orpheus – each in a different style of Asian dance/theater. The operas will play in repertory throughout the month of September, and Saturdays will be a dawn-to-dusk piece of epic theater, all three pieces presented in a row with meals served in between.

Please note: Dancers are being cast for The Coronation of Poppea and The Return of Ulysses. Dancers that are cast will dance in both of these pieces, but will not appear in The Night Song of Orpheus.


What to Prepare – preliminary submission:

Please watch the following videos of the work of Hari Krishnan and Jitti Chompee, and respond in writing to the following questions: Why are you interested in this work? Why do you want to be part of this project?

Hari Krishnan:

Jitti Chompee: (require to watch both)

https://vimeo.com/manage/videos/533384487 password movingsculpture

https://vimeo.com/manage/videos/439298394 password neilsonhayslibrary

In addition to your written response, please submit a recent performance video of your choice.

Please send materials to corinne@inseries.org by November 17 for full consideration.

What to Expect – group audition:

The group audition will be held November 20 on Zoom. If you receive an invitation to audition, you will be sent a 2-3 minute combination to prepare and present as part of the session; additionally, a combination of technique and choreography will be taught and evaluated during the session. Following the group audition, finalists will be invited to interview with Hari Krishnan and Jitti Chompee; these interviews will take place during the week of November 21.

Candidates invited to the November 20 callback will be offered a $100 honorarium for their time, regardless of eventual casting decisions.

PLEASE NOTE: Those applying are expected to be fully available during the rehearsal and performance period.All rehearsals and performances will take place in Washington, DC; travel and housing are not provided as part of the contract.