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Lyric Opera of Chicago will hold auditions for solo dancers with strong technique and significant stage experience for its upcoming production of the opera Cendrillon by Jules Massenet on Saturday, March 31, 2018. This enchanting, new-to-Chicago production will be staged by director Laurent Pelly, with original choreography by Laura Scozzi and revival choreography by Karine Girard.
Cendrillon requires 4 male and 4 female solo dancers, and 2 understudies (1 man and 1 woman). All dancers should have a strong technical base in ballet and modern dance in addition to substantial professional experience. The choreographic style is light and lyrical with comedic elements; dancers should be stylistically versatile with excellent musicality, acting ability and partnering skills.
The audition will be held at Lyric's Civic Opera House, entrance at 40 N. Wacker Drive, Chicago IL 60606. Auditions are by invitation only, upon application. Dancers should wear simple clothing that shows the dance line. Please plan to audition wearing your choice of ballet slippers, jazz shoes or dance sandals.
The schedule for Saturday, March 31 is as follows:
Check-in: must arrive by 9:30am
Audition begins: should conclude no later than 4:00pm, likely earlier.
Rehearsals will begin Monday, November 5, 2018, with performances running from Saturday, December 1, 2018 through Sunday, January 20, 2019 (with a break from December 10, 2018 - January 6, 2019 during which the dancers will be off contract).
To RSVP, you must send your resume and headshot via attachment to firstname.lastname@example.org, and complete the registration form you will receive in reply. You will not be granted the ability to register for an audition until you have made a complete application. Walk-ins will not be seen.
Please be prepared to show a government-issued photo identification card to gain access to the audition. All applicants must have valid eligibility to work in the United States. Lyric Opera will not apply for working permits for foreign dancers.