Mandala Ensemble Auditions

Submitted by MOVEDance on Sat, 06/09/2018 - 8:02pm

Mandala Ensemble is looking for versatile and open movers to be a part of our fall production: Masks and Myths: Devils and Dancers from Sri Lanka. This is a paid opportunity.

Auditions will take place on two dates:

JUNE 19: American Rhythm Center (410 S. Michigan 3rd Floor)
JUNE 21: Joel Hall Dancers & Center (5965 N. Clark St.)

Looking for experience with:
Modern Dance
Openness and sensitivity to cultural movement and POC/postcolonial narratives

Please prepare a 2-3 minute piece and participate in a class centered on Sri Lankan dance movement.

Rehearsals run 7-9pm on Tuesdays & Thursdays from July 31st through October 5th

Shows on October 6 & 7
Logan Center for the Arts

This three part program commemorates the dark colonial history of Chicago—the 125th anniversary of the World’s Fair—and seeks to empower and liberate voices that were silenced at that time, and who continue to struggle. 

We are seeking movers to create a modern response to these moments in history, and we are working through the lens of Sri Lankan artists, who we are collaborating with. We are exploring site-specific movement (Hyde Park, The Midway Plaisance, Sri Lanka) and culturally-specific movement language. Let's make some dialogue!

Please email your resume to to reserve your spot.

Basic Info
Deadline Type: 
Deadline or Post Expiration: 
Monday, June 25, 2018
Contact Information
Contact Name: 
Ashley Fargnoli
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United States