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Choreographers’ Evening Auditions 2013: The Making of a Mixed Tape

The next Choreographers’ Evening, November 30, 2013, will be curated by Chris Yon and Taryn Griggs. Update: The audition slots are now full. If you would like to be put on the wait list, please email WalkerArtCE@gmail.com and you will be informed as slots become available. Thank you for your interest! Yon and Griggs are […]

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The next Choreographers’ Evening, November 30, 2013, will be curated by Chris Yon and Taryn Griggs.

Update: The audition slots are now full. If you would like to be put on the wait list, please email WalkerArtCE@gmail.com and you will be informed as slots become available. Thank you for your interest!

Yon and Griggs are imagining the performance line up as a selection of songs for a mixed tape, carefully chosen for someone special. They are dedicating this year’s Choreographers’ Evening to Nicky Paraiso, performer and La MaMa Moves! curator in NYC, who in their words “ has an infectious admiration for performers.  He puts together programs that are wildly eclectic, thought provoking and moving.  We are inspired by his impresario showmanship and ability to tug at your heart strings.” As part of the audition process, the curators would love to know if you were to dedicate your piece to someone or something, who or what would it be?

The details:

Auditions will be held at the Walker’s McGuire Theater, 1750 Hennepin Avenue on Thursday, August 15 from 6-10pm; Friday, August 16 from 6-10pm; and Saturday, August 17 from noon – 4pm.

You must email WalkerArtCE@gmail.com to reserve an audition time; auditions are accepted by appointment only.

All forms of dance welcome.

- You will receive a call or email confirming your time slot

- Auditions are in 10 minute intervals

- Pieces are usually 3-6 minutes in length and may not exceed 7 minutes

- DVD submissions are accepted, although live performance is preferred

- Works in progress are accepted for auditions but no pitches please!

For more information and to schedule an audition, please email WalkerArtCE@gmail.com or call the Walker at 612.375.7550.

Additional questions may be directed to Michèle Steinwald at michele.steinwald@walkerart.org.

Other reminders and updates about dance offerings in the Twin Cities:

Momentum: New Dance Works hits 10 editions this month! Don’t miss the next two weekends of performances and the special celebration on August 3rd. Hear about the new works as part of Justin Jones’ Talk Dance podcast series and reminisce about past works as part of Momentum’s history with pictures and stories from the artists.

If you missed the Twin Cities community dance photo announcement last spring it was because it was postponed until the fall. We are hoping to host the group photo shoot before the Sage Awards for Dance ceremony at the Cowles Center on Oct 15th so save the date!

Enjoy the summer and see you around!