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Brecht, Eisler, Gordon and YOU: Audition to Perform at the Walker

Suppose they gave a war and nobody came? Why then the war would come to you! -Bertolt Brecht, 1898-1956 Bertolt Brecht was a poet, playwright and political agitator. Hanns Eisler was a one-time soldier, communist and composer who frequently collaborated with Brecht. David Gordon is a contemporary choreographer, writer and director who chose Brecht and […]

Suppose they gave a war and nobody came? Why then the war would come to you!

-Bertolt Brecht, 1898-1956

Bertolt Brecht

Bertolt Brecht

Bertolt Brecht was a poet, playwright and political agitator. Hanns Eisler was a one-time soldier, communist and composer who frequently collaborated with Brecht.

David Gordon is a contemporary choreographer, writer and director who chose Brecht and Eisler’s musical theater script Roundheads and Pinheads as an inspiration for Uncivil Wars: Moving with Brecht and Eisler, a performance piece created with his company David Gordon Pick Up Performance Co(S.) to be presented at the Walker in March. And local performers are invited to audition to be part of it. . .
AUDITION NOTICE

WEDNESDAY OCTOBER 15TH 4:00pm-6:15pm BARKER #300

AND

THURSDAY OCTOBER 16TH 7:00pm-10:00pm BARKER #100

(If you attend the first, you may also be asked to attend the second)

THREE WEEK WORKSHOP W/DAVID GORDON CULMINATING IN PERFORMANCES OF UNCIVL WARS: MOVING W/BRECHT & EISLER W/NYC-BASED PICK UP PERFORMANCE CO @ WALKER ART CENTER

*AUDITIONERS MUST BE ABLE AND WILLING TO BEND, TURN, MOVE BACKWARD, FORWARD, TALK, SING, HUM.YOU MAY BE ASKED TO DO TWO ORMORE OF THESE AT ONCE.

#1) WEEK OF JAN 12, 09: MOVEMENT & TEXT/INVENTING GAMES BASED ON BERTOLT BRECHT THEATER WRITING W/DAVID GORDON

#2) WEEK OF MAR 2, 09: REHEARSE W/PICK UP PERFORMANCE CO, COMMUNITY ARTISTS & DAVID GORDON FOR UNCIVIL WARS

#3) WEEK OF MAR 9, 09: REHEARSE W/PICK UP PERFORMANCE CO, COMMUNITY ARTISTS & DAVID GORDON FOR THREE PERFORMANCES OF UNCIVIL WARS MAR 12, 13, 14 @ WALKER ART CENTER

U of MN students successfully completing the audition will be required to register for COLA (Collaborative Arts) 3950 for 3 credits

Non-student participants are invited to audition and participate as volunteers; Continuing Education credit may be available.

**Uncivil Wars: Moving W/Brecht & Eisler based on Bertolt Brecht’s Roundheads and Pointheads (as translated by Michael Feingold) w/music by Hanns Eisler directed/choreographed/edited by David Gordon

***The land of Yahoo has a large deficit & an overproduction of corn so the leader convinces half the citizens (Roundheads) that the other half (Pointheads) are illegal aliens taking jobs away & for the economic good of the country Roundheads must wage war against Pointheads.

The Barbara Barker Center for Dance is located at 500 21st Avenue S on the West Bank of the University of Minnesota Campus.

Questions may be directed to Pick Up Performance Company: pickupperformance@earthlink.net