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Blackbird Dance Company
Development Lab

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APPLICATIONS ARE CLOSED FOR THE CURRENT SEASON.

PLEASE CHECK BACK IN MAY 2024.

 

 

Calling for expressions of interest in the Blackbird Dance Company Development Lab

 

This is a call for expressions of interest in the Blackbird Dance Company Development Lab. 

 

This is a long-term project that includes a 10-month technique, artistry and repertory development lab and performance possibilities. Seeking two (2) adult dancers with an advanced level of Flamenco. Performance experience preferable, but not required. Lab to begin in September 2023. 

 

Dancers should be based in the NYC or tri-state area or be willing to travel for rehearsals and performances. While the lab can take place anywhere, it is preferable for dancers to be in easy distance to NYC (e.g., parts of NJ, CT, Philadelphia and DC).

 

EXPECTATIONS:

Artists are expected to take the following classes each week:

  • one (1) class in danza estilizada

  • one (1) class in Flamenco

  • one (1) class in classical ballet

 

Artists are strongly encouraged to practice outside of these hours. Artists may request financial assistance to pay for studio rentals. Accommodations will be made wherever possible.

 

Artists should be autonomous and able to commit to attending classes individually and in a virtual format.

Artists should be able to commit to group rehearsals (dates and times to be determined once group has been determined).

All of the above classes will be fully covered by the company. Rehearsals and performances are paid.

 

TO EXPRESS INTEREST:

Please contact blackbirddances@gmail.com with the following: 

  • Headshot

  • Please provide a brief (no more than 200 words) statement on what Flamenco means to you.

  • A YouTube or Vimeo link to performance, rehearsal or class video of the applicant. Please limit video to 2 minutes or indicate which 2 minutes of a longer video you would like to be viewed.

 

DEADLINES:

Please send in expressions of interest by July 31, 2023 at 11:59 pm.

Dancers will be notified by August 11, 2023.

Selected dancers should confirm their intention to participate by August 25, 2023.  

 

PLEASE SEND QUESTIONS TO blackbirddances@gmail.com

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