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2021-22 Season Performing Artist Audition Application

Apply by August 13

General Information - Looking for artists,

  • Who are U.S. citizens or have a U.S. work permit already in hand.

  • Who have dance and circus performing artists with high level skills in more than 1 discipline.  

  • Who understand the difference between concert and commercial dance and circus work.  This is concert style show and pay.  

  • Who understand working in a team to make the entire cast, show and organization shine.  This can look like helping with a rigging change and minor set changes (i.e. moving a chair offstage) as well as having a positive and adaptable disposition.

  • If you have performed in this show or any show with us in the past, please still audition.   Due to the pandemic and re-opening, many people's preferences and lifestyle has changed.  There is information below and questions on the audition form that will help us create a cast that is excited to perform in this show, with our company and with other incredible artists.  

Clara's Trip: A Cirque & Dance Nutcracker Story

  • Caroline Calouche's contemporary dance and circus interpretation of the classical ballet.  Please watch the video of Act 1 and Act 2 before applying.  

  • All lead roles perform in Act 1's party scene and snow.  Lead artists also perform in Act 2's divertissement / featured dance and flowers except for Mr. and Mrs. Flowers.  (again, watch the video)

  • Casting Requirements - CLICK HERE

  • Must be comfortable performing and working alongside approximately 12 youth. 

  • Rehearsal Period

    • Independent Rehearsal:  Work on your featured dances and send video to the Artistic Director and Rehearsal Director for feedback by October 31.  Locals can use our studio space for free during available times.

    • Artists must also prepare themselves for the ensemble dances by learning choreography from the video.  (submit videos by November 15).

    • In-Person Rehearsal Begin with full cast*: Tuesday, December 7 (pending on the cast's ability to prepare choreography and stamina for the show, artists could be required to come in as early as December 3).  

    • Theater Rehearsals Begin: Tuesday, December 14

    • Performances: Thursday, December 16 - Sunday, December 19 (exact schedule is still a work-in-progress, but approximately 4 full shows and 2-3 abbreviated shows)

*The in-person rehearsal schedule will strongly be contingent on the number of local and out-of-town artists and the ability of the artists to learn choreography from video.  

Note on Choreography and Skills in the Show:  While Clara's Trip is primarily set, Caroline Calouche is open to other circus disciplines and dance skills being added based on the artists' strengths.  So if you do not see your skill set in our 2019 version of Clara's Trip and you think it can work, please audition!

Performance Pay

  • $700 - $1,500 pending the role and amount of performing.

  • Out-of-town guests will receive a travel stipend and accommodations. 

Rouge

  • Cabaret show that includes a variety of acts from that are sensual, funny and insightful.  Tag line: Expect the unexpected.

  • Artists will perform in 2 - 3 acts as well as the opening and finale.
  • Artists will collaborate with Caroline Calouche to create the acts.​

  • Small cast of 6 - 8 artists
  • Looking for artists who have some dance experience or who have strengths in floor partnering and acrobatics.
  • Rehearsal Period
    • Independent Rehearsal: Work on your featured dances and send video to the Artistic Director and Rehearsal Director for feedback by January 20.  Locals can use our rehearsal space for free when available.​
    • Artists might have to learn choreography from video prior to attending their first in-person rehearsal.
    • In-Person Rehearsals begin with full cast: Friday, February 4 - Wednesday, February 9
    • Theater Rehearsals Begin: Thursday, February 10 - Friday, February 11
    • Show Schedule
      • Friday, February 11, 9pm​
      • Saturday, February 12, 6pm & 9pm

Performance Pay

  • $500 - $1,000 pending the role and amount of performing.

  • Out-of-town guests will receive a travel stipend and accommodations. 

 

CLICK HERE FOR AUDITION APPLICATION

After you submit your Audition Application, you may be contacted for an interview or to submit more information/videos.   

Questions: Contact Caroline Calouche and info@carolinecalouche.org