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Khecari artistic directors Julia Rae Antonick and Jonathan Meyer are looking for dancers with an interest in our work. These auditions will be structured as free workshops; we will not be making cuts during the workshop.
While we are always seeking dancers for future projects, we do not anticipate making any decisions immediately following this audition. Any dancers eventually hired for projects would be paid; we offer $10.50/hour. If you have been to a previous audition, know that we are familiar with your work, or have already been dancing professionally for a while, we still encourage you to come as a way of expressing interest in working with Khecari. Dancers are also welcome to come to the audition simply as a free workshop.
We have a somatically grounded approach to dance, a strong interest in improvisation, and a penchant for highly kinetic movement and intricate partnering work. Because of the nature of our work, we want to work with dancers who love to roll up their sleeves – whether that means working hard as a dancer in the studio or being game to mop the floor of a dusty old warehouse as part of rehearsal duties. We may ask a wide range from you, from the pedestrian, the simple, things that may feel easy as a technician but are integral to the work, to execution of dance material that is explosive, athletic, technically challenging. We are excited to work with artists who are interested in the audience’s larger experience, not just the movement phrases. Our ideal collaborators are enthusiastic, selfless, self-aware, and self caring, good communicators and supportive of fellow collaborators. We love to work with people who are continually motivated to fine tuning, digging deeper, finding solutions, and working independently while simultaneously taking direction eagerly.
Although it is not required, we strongly encourage you to attend one or more of our dance classes at Lou Conte or Loyola Park leading up to the audition. These will help us be able to introduce you to some movement themes we will focus on in the audition and give us a chance to interact with you more:
Adv/Pro Modern Dance Class at Lou Conte
with Julia Rae Antonick
March 1st, 8th, 15th, 22nd, 29th
12 pm – 1:45 pm
$15 drop in
All Levels Modern Dance Class at Loyola Park (part of Synapse Arts class series)
with Julia Rae Antonick
March 9th & 16th
$5 drop in
(Photo by Chien-An Yuan)