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LITTLE DANCER - Kennedy Center Auditions

Posted: May 18, 2014

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LITTLE DANCER - ECC/ Young GIRL Dancers

Kennedy Center | Washington, DC

Date of Audition:
5/30/2014


Call Type
Equity Chorus

Time(s)
Equity Chorus Call for Young GIRL dancers
Friday, May 30, 2014
10 AM - Equity GIRL dancers

Contract
Production (League)
$1807/week minimum

Location
Alvin Ailey Studios
405 West 55th Street
New York, NY
check in at front desk for studio assignment


Seeking
Young girl dancers:
Female ballerinas to play between 13-18 years old. Must dance en pointe and sing. Should be strong ballet dancers who dance en pointe.

see breakdown.

Preparation
Women: should be in ballet clothes and should bring pointe shoes. Dancing will be en pointe.

You should also prepare 16 bars of a ballad if you are asked to stay and sing


Please bring a picture and resume, STAPLED TOGETHER.

Other Dates
1st Rehearsal: September 16th, 2014
Opens: October 25th, 2014
Closes: November 30th, 2014

Other
Part fact, part fiction, Little Dancer is inspired by the obscure fourteen-year-old ballerina who posed for the famed Degas sculpture, ''Little Dancer, Aged Fourteen.''

Personnel
Music by Stephen Flaherty
Book and Lyrics by Lynn Ahrens
Direction and Choreography by Susan Stroman
Music Director- David Loud
Casting: Tara Rubin Casting

· Chorus rules are in effect.

· A monitor will be provided.

Performers of all ethnic and racial background are encouraged to attend.

Always bring your Equity Membership Card to auditions.


Breakdown

LITTLE DANCER :
Part fact, part fiction, Little Dancer is inspired by the obscure fourteen-year-old ballerina who posed for the famed Degas sculpture, “Little Dancer, Aged Fourteen.” The show is set in the glamorous and lurid world of the Paris Opera Ballet, and follows Marie Van Goethem as she struggles to keep her place in the ballet corps, torn by her family’s poverty, her mother’s irresponsibility, the demands of Degas and the lure of wealthy men. Ultimately, this is the story of a girl on the verge of womanhood who inadvertently becomes the most famous dancer in the world. There are three principal roles in Little Dancer- Young Marie, Adult Marie, and Edgar Degas. The ensemble will play multiple roles- each actor inventing 4 to 5 different characters. These multi-layered performances will help create the world of 1880 Paris.

Seeking: Female ballerinas to play between 13-18 years old. Must dance en pointe and sing.

SEEKING:

WOMAN #8: ESME PRUNEAU (a little rat), a show-off, full of herself, snooty. Has a wealthy, pushy mother Also: PERSON AT EXPOSITION, WASHWOMAN, CUSTOMER AT LE RAT MORT. Must have classical ballet technique (pointe) and sing very well. Light Soprano to D.

WOMAN #9: CHANTAL BRETT (a little rat). Gets the role at the end of the show. Religious (crosses herself a lot) Always practicing. Also: PERSON AT EXPOSITION, WASHWOMAN, CUSTOMER AT LE RAT MORT. Must have classical ballet technique (pointe) and sing very well. Light Soprano to D.

WOMAN #10: ONDINE GIGOT (a little rat); Clumsy, innocent, a little behind the curve, always out of step, always bringing up the rear. Maybe the youngest. Probably looks up to Esme. Also: PERON AT EXPOSITION, WASHWOMAN, CUSTOMER AT LE RAT MORT. Must have classical ballet technique (pointe) and sing very well. Alto to C.

WOMAN #11: NICOLINE SANSOUCI (a little rat). Marie’s friend. Always eating, always flirting with men. Yawning, a little indolent. Also: PERSON AT EXPOSITION, WASHWOMAN, CUSTOMER AT LE RAT MORT. Must have classical ballet technique (pointe) and sing very well. Alto to C.

GIRL #12: CHARLOTTE VAN GOETHEM (7 or 8 years old). She must act and sing really well. Also: CHILD WORKER IN LE RAT MORT; CHILD AT AUDITIONS; CHILD AT EXPOSITION. Must have classical ballet technique (pointe) and sing very well. Alto (Bb – Db).


WE ARE SEEKING ACTORS OF ALL ETHNICITIES AND CULTURAL BACKGROUNDS.


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