It’s a Game is an evening-length dance theatre work that brings games to life through character, movement, line, pattern, relationship, and human drama. Inspired by the work of Alexander McQueen and the magic of Harry Potter, the piece creates a moving fantasy of power dynamics, competition, and strategy. With Selwyn’s fresh and vibrant movement language of extended limbs, physical risk, athleticism, gesture, energy, release, touch, and balance, she activates emotional expression and offers in-roads for audiences to make meaning for themselves.
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44 NEW AUDITIONS ADDED TO ANSWERS4DANCERS.COM! Opportunities across the country this week with NYC and the States announcing 15 new opportunities for dancers apiece, L.A. 4, and the Internationals 2. Dance Companies add 5 new postings, Choreography jobs 2, and Agents 1. Additionally, 16 new Teaching jobs have been posted, 3 Managerial positions, and 3 Internships. Members have access to all these auditions, while non-members have 2 new postings available to view on A4D's free Homepage at www.answers4dancers.com.
PREMIUM OPPORTUNITIES In the East, National Touring production of Chicago is casting Equity singing actors who dance for principal roles, Tiered Tour Production Contract. Big Fish on Broadway is seeking Equity Singers, late 20s to early 40s, $1754/wk min. Olney Theatre Center casting Colossal, all roles open, all ethnicities, $638/wk min.
In the West, Disney Live! is seeking dancers, character performers, and tumblers, 18-35, all ethnicities, Disney Contract. Carnival Entertainment is seeking singers who dance and dancers who sing, singers starting salary $1200, dancers starting salary $725. Faux Pas Dance is casting Snow White and Don Quixote, professional male ballet dancer, must partner, $600-800 per show. For information and details on these and access to plenty more opportunities, please visit the Member Audition Pages at www.answers4dancers.com.
SF INT'L HIP HOP DANCEFEST BOOKING NOW! The SF International Hip Hop DanceFest is known as THE prestigious event for presenting hip hop dance, dedicated specifically to honoring & recognizing the artistry of hip hop dance forms, hosting companies from around the globe. Submissions now open for the Nov 22-24 event. For details, visit: www.sfhiphopdancefest.com.
DANCE TRACK MAGAZINE ON SALE Dance Track Magazine's SS 2013 Issue is on SALE Now! Featuring our cover girl Janelle Ginestra, the heiress to the choreography throne, SWIM featuring the ladies of VH1's Hit The Floor, BSBF by Brian Friedman, our Top 100 bboys/bgirls in the world, LIGHT & TAO Beach, Excursion Travel, Home Decor, Swim Suits galore and an exclusive premier of fall release, Battle of the Year. This is our biggest issue ever, 130 packed pages bursting at the seams! To purchase your copy in print or digital versions, visit: www.DanceTrackMagazine.com.
It's officially Summer and A4D is heating up with bookings! The ladies led the way this month with Frida Persson registering 5 bookings, and Porsha Putney & Kelly P Williams registering 4 apiece. Kara Zacconi and Danielle Schlauderaff were close behind with a total of 3 each. Also, Darrell Payne made his debut, booking a flash mob directly from his demo reel with choreographer Derek Mitchell! Congratulations Bookers!
MORE GREAT NEWS!
We are thrilled to announce that member Raymond Ejiofor has officially signed a contract for agent representation with Go 2 Talent Agency in Los Angeles! Congratulations Raymond!
Go 2 Talent Agency President Terry Lindholm knows what it takes to be a professional in the business. His encouraging yet realistic approach to giving career advice shines through in our new video feature on the homepage. Want to know how members feel about his videos? Their enthusiastic reactions were so good we had to share those too! Check it all out on our homepage HERE >
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As dancers, we strive for perfection. To achieve that, we must train and study our craft! Our 'Do I Have To Take Ballet?' and 'Slow at Picking Up Steps' pages will give you great advice on why ballet is important and how you can improve your ability to pick up choreography quickly. Also visit our "Do I Have To Study? I'm A Natural" page. To view these pages, simply use the images below.
BROADWAY BARES 23: UNITED STRIPS OF AMERICA BROADWAY BARES 23, a randy road trip of modern-day burlesque featuring 220 of New York's sexiest dancers, raised an all-time record high for the fourth year in a row on Sunday, hitting $1,430,241 to benefit Broadway Cares/Equity Fights AIDS. The 23rd edition of the consistently sold-out annual show celebrated America's fruited plains and mountains majesties with a host of spectacular stripteases. As more than 6,000 people packed Roseland Ballroom for two performances on June 23, they discovered and uncovered beach babes in California, a sexy Chicago speakeasy, sassy sister wives and a nearly naked groom in Utah, a sensual under sea adventure in Maine, rowdy cheerleaders riding stripped down Texas cowboys and more.
BWAY THEATERS DIM LIGHTS IN HONOR OF JAMES GANDOLFINI Broadway theaters dimmed their lights this week to pay tribute to the passing of James Gandolfini, who passed away on June 19 at the age of 51. Theater marquees went dark for one minute at 8pm on June 26 in honor of the late actor. “James Gandolfini was a consummate actor who brought individuality to each role and inspired a true connection with the audience. Whether on screen or on a Broadway stage, he made every role believable and seemingly effortless,” Executive Director of The Broadway League Charlotte St. Martin said in a statement. “Our thoughts go out to his family and friends, and certainly to all of his fans who felt as if they knew his characters.”
‘SYTYCD’ AIRS FIRST COMPETITIVE EPISODE In case you needed any additional evidence that ‘So You Think You Can Dance’ is the talent show to watch this summer, this Tuesday's ‘SYTYCD’ top 20 episode (the first live competitive episode of Season 10) kicked off with a Nappytabs group number that was absolutely epic, even by ‘SYTYCD’ standards. Featuring the 20 contestants, various ‘SYTYCD’ choreographers and judges, and, among other things, Travis Wall in a feather boa, Nigel Lythgoe attempting to do animation, and a cameo by Herb Alpert, the intricate routine was stunning — and it was done all in ONE take, ONE shot, with NO edits.
‘CHICAGO’ COMES TO THE HOLLYWOOD BOWL Director Brooke Shields, a former Roxie Hart, assembled an all-star cast of screen stars for its summer staging of ‘Chicago.’ The production will star Samantha Barks (Les Miserables) as Velma, True Blood’s Stephen Moyer as Billy Flynn, Lucy Lawless (Xena: Warrior Princess) as Matron “Mama” Morton and Drew Carey (The Price Is Right) as Amos. The role of Roxie Hart has yet to be cast. The John Kander and Fred Ebb musical runs July 26 through 28 only.
CAROL KANE & MICHAEL WARTELLA JOINS BWAY’S ‘WICKED’ Broadway's ‘Wicked’ will welcome back Oscar nominee Carol Kane in the role of Madame Morrible beginning July 1. Kane steps in for current Morrible Randy Danson, who will play her final performance on June 30. Another citizen of Oz will also depart the blockbuster in late June. Current Boq, F. Michael Haynie plays his final performance on June 23; Michael Wartella took over the role of the love-struck munchkin on June 25. Wartella will be making his Broadway debut in Wicked. He joins the production directly from the national tour.
‘CHARLEY AND THE CHOCOLATE FACTORY’ OPENS AT WEST END Skyfall director Sam Mendes has spent 25 years trying to make ‘Charlie And The Chocolate Factory’ for the theatre and his golden moment has finally arrived. The Oscar-winner's West End production of Roald Dahl's much-love children's classic has opened at London's Theatre Royal Drury Lane with high expectations. The entire show features new songs and music, along with spectacular set and costume designs recreating the world of Willy Wonka's Chocolate Factory. Douglas Hodge stars as eccentric factory boss Willy Wonka, while the cast also includes former Young Ones star Nigel Planer as Grandpa Joe and young newcomer Jack Costello as Charlie Bucket.
Talk show queen Wendy Williams has delayed her start date in Broadway's Chicago after being sidelined by a sinus infection... A starry lineup has been announced for the 3rd annual The 24 Hour Plays, to be held on June 22 at the Broad Stage in Santa Monica... The summer crowds have officially arrived to Broadway as 11 shows earned over $1 million this week... Singer Chris Brown is facing up to a year in prison after being charged following an alleged hit-and-run in Los Angeles...
‘iLUMINATE: ARTIST OF LIGHT’ RETURNS OFF-BROADWAY ‘iLuminate: Artist of Light’ begins performances for its return engagement at off-Broadway's New World Stages on June 24. Directed by Miral Kotb, the show is set to open on July 18. Combining dance, music, and glowing special effects, ‘iLuminate’ uses contemporary technology to light up its performers' intricate costumes as they dance in the dark, creating a feast of theatrical thrills for the audience's senses.
MARVIN HAMLISCH TO BE HONORED Karen Ziemba (Curtains), Christiane Noll (Chaplin), Carol Woods (One Mo' Time) and Jason Graae (A Grand Night for Singing) will all pay tribute to the late composer Marvin Hamlisch in the world premiere of ‘They’re Playing His Songs,’ a musical celebration of Hamlisch’s beloved contributions to theater and Hollywood, at the Cape Playhouse. The tribute will include video clips and live performances of Hamlisch’s Emmy, Grammy, Tony and Oscar-winning music, including songs from ‘The Way We Were,’ ‘A Chorus Line,’ and ‘The Sting and The Goodbye Girl.’
‘COTTON CLUB PARADE’ BECOMES ‘AFTER MIDNIGHT’ So long ‘Cotton Club Parade,’ hello ‘After Midnight.’ The musical celebrating Duke Ellington’s years at Harlem’s famed Cotton Club will begin performances at Broadway’s Brooks Atkinson Theatre October 18, with an official opening set for November 3. Formerly known as ‘Cotton Club Parade,’ ‘After Midnight’ will be directed and choreographed by Warren Carlyle. The timeless tunes set against a narrative of Langston Hughes poetry will provide an authentic backdrop for an array of cutting-edge performances by 25 sensational vocalists and dancers, including special guest stars.
DANIEL HUTTLESTONE IN TALKS TO JOIN ‘INTO THE WOODS’ Daniel Huttlestone, the 13-year-old scene-stealer who charmed audiences last year in the musical movie version of ‘Les Miserables,’ is reportedly in talks to star as Jack in the upcoming film adaptation of ‘Into the Woods.’ Huttlestone would join a cast that includes Meryl Streep, Johnny Depp, Chris Pine, Jake Gyllenhaal, Emily Blunt and rumored cast members James Corden, Tracey Ullman and Christine Baranski. Six-time Tony nominee Rob Marshall will direct the musical for Disney, with a release scheduled for spring 2014.
Singer and actress Jennifer Lopez was honored for her musical accomplishments last Thursday when she received the 2,500th star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame... 43-year-old entrepreneur Sean "Diddy" Combs announced last week that his music channel Revolt TV will be launched in the fall on Time Warner Cable... A lawyer for Michael Jackson's mother says the entertainer's oldest son Prince will testify in the family's negligence case against concert promoter AEG Live LLC...