Fall 2013 Auditions



ABOUT FALL DANCE AUDITIONS

The Dance Division of Stanford TAPS will be holding three separate auditions for three faculty-led dance projects: Swan Lake Recalibrated, The Chocolate Heads, and Escalating Overlap for Figure/Ground. Please click on the titles below for more information on each project and cooresponding audition dates, times, and instructions.

SWAN LAKE RECALIBRATED

Swan Lake Recalibrated (Dance 56: Ballet Repertory)
Faculty choreography project by Alex Ketley, Dance Faculty


ABOUT
A series of directed studio practices focusing on the creation of a formal choreography to be integrated in the Dance Division repertory and performed during the Division Winter Concert.  Dancers may receive credit for this project by enrolling in Dance 56: Ballet Repertory. The course is designed to engage students in acquiring interpretive and expressive skills working one on one with a choreographer, increase adaptability of artistic technique and style, develop knowledge of movement possibilities and artistic voices, and cultivate presence and authority as performers. The new work, Swan Lake Recalibrated, will be a contemporary and fractured reinterpretation of the traditional ballet, created by choreographer Alex Ketley. Students recruited via audition, and open to all students interested in movement and performance regardless of experience.

REHEARSAL AND PERFORMANCE INFO
Once cast. Rehearsals are Monday and Wednesdays from 6:05-9pm.  Tech week will be February 25-27; performance dates are February 28 and March 1 in Memorial Auditorium.

AUDITION INFO
Auditions will be held September 23 and 25 from 6-9pm in Roble Gym, Studio 38. Wear comfortable clothes to move in, arrive warmed-up, and come ready to dance. Casting will be by audition and invitation. Once cast, dancers may get credit for this project by enrolling in Dance 56. Please direct questions to: aketley@stanford.edu

THE CHOCOLATE HEADS

The Chocolate Heads (Dance 30/31)
Directed by Aleta Hayes, Dance Faculty

ABOUT
The Chocolate Heads are a collection of student dancers, musicians, and spoken-word artists from all different backgrounds and trainings.  Credit will be available for students in both the Fall and Winter quarters (Dance 30 and Dance 31, respectively).

2013 Theme: Teleportation
We have landed on QUANTUM MECHANICS, specifically, TELEPORTATION -- the factual, fictional, and mystical to inform our performance. 

There is seeing space, and there is seeing the “Chocolate Head-Space”: a unique artistic vision that sees both the potential for performance but also the extraordinary in the ordinary all around us as we traverse Chocolate Head-Space. This year the Chocolate Heads will utilize digital media (mobile phones) to extend the energy, excitement and enhanced sense of common purpose engendered by the Movement Band, to the wider Stanford community.

1) The troupe will create movement and performance experiences in Fall, to be performed in Winter quarter.

2) In Winter quarter, the wider Stanford Community will be able to utilize a Chocolate Head-Space phone app to learn our choreography or engage in prompts at different sites throughout the Stanford campus.
Note: To be sure, the focus for the Chocolate Heads will be on the art of performance.  The app will be a new way to visualize and record our art outside of the studio, encourage others to be Chocolate Heads and expand our performances capacities by going digital! 

REHEARSAL AND PERFORMANCE INFO
Sign up for Dance 30 (Fall) & Dance 31 (Winter)

Fall process: Performance Making Process
Rehearsals Tuesday and Thursday, 7-9pm

Winter process: Performances and App Launch
Rehearsals Tuesday and Thursday, 7-9pm

AUDITION INFO
Those interested should attend the first meeting on September 24 and October 1 at 7pm in Roble Gym, Studio 25.  Performers of all backgrounds including dance, theater, and music are encouraged to attend. Please direct questions to: ahayes1@stanford.edu 

ESCALATING OVERLAP FOR FIGURE/GROUND

Escalating Overlap for Figure/Ground (DANCE 27)
A new dance work by Diane Frank, Dance Faculty


ABOUT
This small group dance project investigates legacy and memory, in both theme and rehearsal process, placing amplified dance movement in high relief and contrast to everyday tasks and tools. I have a continuing interest in mining selected material from disparate previous works as source material, layering, merging, and fusing that material to build the new work.

The movement will be physically demanding. I am looking for a mix of male/female dancers who like to build material together and who enjoy high contact partnering and floor work. The dance structure will be a series of episodes. Dancers may received credit for this project by enrolling in Dance 27.

REHEARSAL AND PERFORMANCE INFO
Fall rehearsals: October 1-30, Tuesday and Thursday at 6-8pm

**There will be a break Nov 1-13 and Nov 19-21.

Winter rehearsals: Tuesday and Thursday at 6-8pm

AUDITION INFO:
Auditions are on Thursday, September 26 from 6-7:30pm at Roble Gym, Studio 38. at this website. Wear comfortable dance clothes, bare feet. Bring knee pads or long pants for floor work. Anticipate dancing with others in the audition. Arrive warmed up. Plan to stay the full audition time.  Casting will be by both audition and invitation. Once cast, dancers may get credit for this project by enrolling in Dance 27. Please direct questions to dfrank1@stanford.edu

SWAN LAKE RECALIBRATED: SEPT. 23 + 25 | 6-9pm
Roble gym, studio 38

CHOCOLATE HEADS: SEPT. 24 + Oct. 1 | 7PM
roble gym, studio 25

Escalating Overlap for Figure/Ground
: Sept. 26 | 6-7:30 pm
roble gym, studio 38



where to go
All dance auditions will be held in Roble Gym. Specific studios are assigned. Click on each project title to the left for more information.

WHAT TO PREPARE
Click on each of the project titles to the left for more information on what to wear and how to prepare for each specific audition.

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