balletLORENT to hold open auditions for their latest production at Dundee Rep

balletLORENT to hold open auditions for their latest production at Dundee Rep Theatre

International dance company balletLORENT are holding an open audition for local children to be a part of their production of Snow White. Snow White will be performed at Dundee Rep Theatre Friday 21 and Saturday 22 October 2016 as part of a national tour.

BalletLORENT would like to offer 12 children, aged between 6-9 years (maximum height 130cm) the opportunity to rehearse and perform in Snow White along with the company’s professional dancers.

Children attending the auditions are not required to have had dance training or experience to participate; they must be energetic with plenty of enthusiasm, creativity and feel comfortable with the challenge of performing on stage.

Auditions will be held at Dundee Rep Theatre Saturday 30 July from 10am until 2.30pm, if successful, participants must be free Sunday 31 July, Tuesday 18, Wednesday 19, Thursday 20, Friday 21 and Saturday 22 October at various times.

For full details and application form, please contact Jackie Gourlay at Dundee Rep Theatre on 01382 227684 or jgourlay@dundeereptheatre.co.uk  

Closing date for audition application forms is Friday 22 July 2016; application forms received after this date will not be considered.

The audition/workshop day will be lead by two of balletLORENT’s company dancers. The creative workshops will comprise of scenes from Snow White focusing on the children’s roles in the show, such as dancing in the palace throughout the different seasons and as animals in the forest.

Parent/Guardian’s will be advised of the decision on the day of the workshop/audition with an immediate request that they confirm the child’s availability for the proposed rehearsal and performance schedule.

Snow White is a dance theatre production created for family audiences and is the second instalment of balletLORENT’s trilogy of fairy tales. Themes such as deception, compassion and redemption are explored in this production, written by Poet Laureate Carol Ann Duffy (DBE) and choreographed by balletLORENT’s Artistic Director Liv Lorent.

balletLORENT is a Newcastle based dance company, which produces, and tours original dance theatre productions choreographed by Artistic Director Liv Lorent (MBE) nationally and internationally. The company holds at its heart a strong commitment to offering high-quality dance experiences through its diverse and highly accessible work for all ages, and by providing unique participatory opportunities stemming from its artistic work.