Call for Auditions April 5th 2019 – Noémie Lafrance at The Bentway

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A site-specific performance by Noémie Lafrance traveling the Bentway

We are looking for 30 male and female dancers and vocalists (of all-ages) to perform in a large-scale performances by world-renowned site-specific choreographer Noémie Lafrance at the Bentway on June 7 & 8. This is a paid position.

An additional 30 volunteer community roles will also be cast.

WHEN
April 5th at 5:30 pm and 7:30 pm

WHERE
The Bentway site (Fort York Building-Blue Barracks. Walk up to the Historic Fort and go to building #8 on this map.)
250 Fort York Blvd. Toronto

ADDITIONAL INFORMATION
Please bring your resume and headshot to the audition and register for a time slot below.
Wear comfortable clothing and shoes and plan to arrive 20-30 minutes before your slotted time.
Rehearsals are weekdays and will start on May 5th (please see this calendar link for detailed rehearsal schedule).
For more information contact: [email protected] or 416-304-0222 x400

REGISTER
Pre-registration to the audition is required

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ABOUT THE WORK
Celebrating the repurposed architecture of the Gardner Expressway via the Bentway, this site-specific performance re-envisions the site as a group navigation, questioning urban infrastructures as forms of political power and social design. It invites performers and audiences to participate in an exercise in psychogeography that explores how our navigation of the city is “choreographed”. The piece emerges from collectively scripted instructions to be enacted by a group of 60 performers and the public while traveling the Bentway.

ABOUT THE ARTIST
Noémie Lafrance is known for her innovative approach to public space interventions and her dance films. Her company Sens Production has produced numerous site-specific works in public spaces in New York City and internationally. Lafrance’s work includes Agora, which occupied the 50,000 sq feet then abandoned McCarren Park Pool in Williamsburg, Brooklyn, Rapture staging the architecture of Frank Gehry. Her work has toured internationally and was presented as part of the New York City Whitney Biennal, The Festival de Cannes, the Festival TransAmerique, among others. She has choreographed and directed music videos and concerts for artists such as David Byrne, Feist, Justin Timberlake, Carly Rae Jepsen, Snow Patrol, Amanda Palmer and many others.