Call for Dancers – Maura Garcia

CALL FOR DANCERS

RSVP directly to Maura Garcia no later than Friday, March 17th

Dancer/choreographer Maura Garcia is currently an artist in residence at the Lawrence Arts Center. The culmination of her residency is the premiere of new work at Lawrence Ballet Theatre’s Emergence 2017 at 7:30pm on April 21st and 22nd.

Maura is seeking dancers and/or experienced movers to learn and perform 8-12 minutes of choreography. In particular, people possessing:

  • experience performing in professional and/or pre-professional dance or theater productions
  • experience learning and performing dance choreography
  • strong stage presence
  • physically fit
  • willing to learn
  • positive attitude
  • appreciation for the nuances of precise choreography
  • ability to focus
  • reliable transportation
  • ability to attend all regular rehearsals, tech rehearsals and performances:
    • Monday, March 13th, 1pm – 3pm
    • Monday, March 20th, 1pm – 3pm
    • Monday, April 3rd, 1pm – 3pm
    • Monday, April 10th,1pm – 3pm
    • Monday, April 17th, 1pm – 3pm
    • Tech rehearsal TBA, approximately 2 – 3 hour commitment sometime the week of April 16th
    • Friday, April 21st | 5:30pm – 9pm
    • Saturday, April 22nd |5:30pm – 9pm

COMPENSATION This is a non-paid gig.  However, Maura is able to offer the following to each participating dancer:

  • 4 free classes taught by Maura Garcia (dance, functional fitness pilates, yoga and/or stretch). Dancer’s choice of individual or group sessions
  • a letter of recommendation
  • ability to use name as a reference
  • healthy snacks at every rehearsal and performance
  • a $25 gift card to be issued after the final performance

ADDITIONAL DETAILSDance artist Maura Garcia empowers through movement by presenting contemporary Indigenous performance and working with people to dance their stories of community, strength and love. More about Maura’s work at www.mauragarciadance.com.  Maura is currently an artist in residence at the Lawrence Arts Center (LAC). Her project-based residency runs from January – April 2017 and provides studio space so that she can create new work.

In December of 2016, Maura traveled to Vancouver to attend a “Movement Culture” intensive taught by internationally renowned Maori dancer and choreographer, Charles Koroneho (www.tetokiharuru.com).  Among the many concepts explored in the intensive were the following:  the idea that creation begins with provocation; the need for extended exploration of a specific movement in order to realize infinite possibilities; quadrupedal and primordial movement; the validity of Indigenous traditional activities as a place from which to create contemporary choreography.

Maura will use these concepts to create new choreography during her LAC residency.  The culmination of her project-based residency will be the premiere of this new work at Lawrence Ballet Theatre’s Emergence 2017, April 21st & 22nd at 7:30PM.

RSVP directly to Maura Garcia no later than Friday, March 17th