A NATION GROOVES: A PEOPLE’S HISTORY OF HIP-HOP - Project Springboard Auditions

Posted: May 8, 2019

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A NATION GROOVES: A PEOPLE’S HISTORY OF HIP-HOP - NYC Equity Principal Dancer Auditions / Men and Women Combined
Project Springboard

AUDITION DATE
Mon, May 20, 2019
10:00 am (EDT)
Equity male and female dancers combined. Auditions begin at 10am. End time is TBD.

CONTRACT
Special Agreement $850/week

SEEKING
[EQUITY PRINCIPAL DANCERS]: Hip-Hop and Freestyle dancers (poppers, lockers, bboy/bgirls, house dancers, etc) and dancers who can tap, step, and are trained in various West African dance techniques also welcome. All ethnicities and gender identities. See breakdown for synopsis/note.

PREPARATION
* Please be warmed up and ready to dance when the call begins. The style of dance is Hip-hop and Freestyle. Choreography will be taught.

* Please wear comfortable clothing (i.e. sneakers, sweats, loose fitting clothing).

* You could be asked to stay and sing. Please prepare 16 bars of a rhythmic contemporary piece. This can be rapped or sung. Please bring sheet music for an accompanist.

* Please bring a picture and resume, stapled together.

LOCATION
Ripley-Grier Studios (520)
520 8th Ave
New York, NY 10018-6507
17th floor. Check the lobby for exact studio assignment upon arrival.

PERSONNEL
Composed by Sinan Refik Zafar
Conceived and written by Kambi Gathesha
Producers: Project Springboard: Developing Dance Musicals
Director/Choreographer: Kambi Gathesha
Casting Director: Benton Whitley, CSA of Stewart/Whitley

OTHER DATES
Venue/Rehearsal Location: NYCB Studios at Lincoln Center
First rehearsal: On/About: 6.10.19
Last rehearsal: On/About 6.28.19

OTHER
ECC Procedures are in effect for audition.
An Equity monitor will be provided.
Equity’s contracts prohibit discrimination. Equity is committed to diversity and encourages all its employers to engage in a policy of equal employment opportunity designed to promote a positive model of inclusion. As such, Equity encourages performers of all ethnicities, gender identities, and ages, as well as performers with disabilities, to attend every audition.
Always bring your Equity Membership card to auditions.

BREAKDOWN
NOTE FROM CREATIVE: Synopsis: We come from a people who always danced! From Rhumba to Bomba, from hoofing to Lindy Hop; Black and Latino dance transformed the world before. And, like their parents and grandparents before them, the kids of these histories, the black and brown youth in New York, in the 1970's, transformed the world again when they created Hip-Hop. From park jams in the Bronx to schoolyards in Brooklyn, the culture would take over the world. Placing hip-hop and freestyle dance at the center, A Nation Grooves tells the story, through dance, of the birth of the culture from the 1970's to the Present.

[DANCERS]: Hip-Hop and Freestyle dancers (poppers, lockers, bboy/bgirls, house dancers, etc) and dancers who can tap, step, and are trained in various West African dance techniques also welcome. All ethnicities and gender identities.


Equity’s contracts prohibit discrimination. Equity is committed to diversity and encourages all its employers to engage in a policy of equal employment opportunity designed to promote a positive model of inclusion. As such, Equity encourages performers of all ethnicities, gender identities, and ages, as well as performers with disabilities, to audition.

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