Audition Call for Modern Dancers
MEN STRONGLY ENCOURAGED TO APPLY
MamLuft&Co. Dance, a progressive modern dance company in Cincinnati, Ohio, auditions annually for intelligent and skilled dancers who possess a strong commitment to the rehearsal process and the development of original dance in an ensemble. The Company seeks experienced, mature dancers with strong training and experience in both modern and post-modern techniques, including release techniques and weight share/partnering.
Auditions are held the first full week of June during the Summer Modern Dance Workshop/Intensive.
Successful applications will be invited to join a community, in which all members — regardless of their roles on stage — are responsible for creating, producing, and marketing within a young, grassroots organization.
Applicants should be committed to contributing to the development and advancement of a start-up 501(c)(3) non-profit organization that has exceptional city presence for its small budget size. The season’s in-depth and extended process takes place over a ~35-40 week season, during which artists will participate in the many aspects of a “DIY” company. Dancers should be highly interested in confidently contributing not only in the creation process, but also in the building of the organization as a whole.
Men are strongly encouraged to apply.
Experienced adults and serious inquiries only. MamLuft&Co. Dance prefers not to enlist students who would still be in college, but may in some exceptional cases.
NO PHONE CALLS, PLEASE.
Video Audition Pre-Screen
Interested dancers are more than welcome to send [email protected] a collection of video links of the applicant in class, performance, or rehearsal. Use the subject line: “Video audition pre-screen.” Applicants sending videos ahead of time will be advised either to attend or not attend a physical audition.
When to Audition
PREFERRED METHOD: ATTEND THE SUMMER WORKSHOP/INTENSIVE WEEK
MamLuft&Co. Dance strongly prefers that auditioners are participants in the Summer Modern Dance Workshop/Intensive during the first full week of June. Auditioners taking this route should be already be interested in attending as a student, regardless of audition outcome, as the workshop is not a rite of passage into the Company. We also do not intend to lure people into paying for the Workshop just to have the chance to audition. Please make sure you truly want to take the Workshop/Intensive if you go this route. It is most preferred just because it allows both parties to get to know each other.
LESS PREFERRED: MAKE APPOINTMENT TO ATTEND AT LEAST TWO CLASSES AT THE SUMMER WORKSHOP/INTENSIVE
Auditioners may make an appointment to come to two or more Modern-focused classes that week. The fee is $20 per class, $54 for 3 classes, or $85 for 5 classes or one full day. Because the workshop’s regular participants will progress daily, it is strongly recommended auditioners come MONDAY or TUESDAY. Please see MLCo.org/intensive for the class schedule. It is highly preferred you attend Modern Technique, Modern Masterclass Series, Ballet (only in addition to Modern), Improvisation, or Rep (Monday only).
How to Proceed
If you are coming to the full week of the intensive or doing a 3-class, 5-class, or one-day option, please register first for the intensive at MLCo.org/intensive. Then email [email protected] with a request for an audition packet, which will refer you to an audition form.
If you are attending two classes as your audition, please email [email protected] with a request for an audition packet, which will refer you to an audition form and provide more information on what classes you can attend to audition. After this, you will need to specific which classes and dates. AUDITION PACKETS MAY NOT BE READY UNTIL LATE SPRING, BUT PLEASE FEEL FREE TO REQUEST EARLY.