OPEN CALL FOR DANCERS
A HUNGRY SHARKS PRODUCTION
“Destination FCKD” 2023/24
For our new evening length piece, we are looking for 4-6 performers with a strong stage presence and a versatile skillset in dancing and acting. Everyone regardless of their gender, social and cultural background or age is welcome to apply.
Following the idea of the simulation hypothesis which reaches across religion, philosophy and science, suggests that our reality is simulated by a higher power. Within this new production process, we want to research how the inappropriate versions of ourselves and failed designs of our reality may look like. These speculations are used as a point of reference and will become the subject of our investigation.
The production takes place in Austria (Vienna, Salzburg, Carinthia) and Switzerland (Baden). Please apply only if you are available for the following production dates:
- ResidencyinBaden/Switzerlandfrom2nd to 22nd of December 2023
- tworehearsalweeksinApril 2024
- onerehearsalweekinJuneandJuly 2024
- tworehearsalweeksinSeptember 2024
- premieredatesinOctober 2024
The fee you will receive is based on the amount of rehearsal days/shows and follows the recommended minimum fee standards from the Association of independent performing Arts in Austria: https://freietheater.at/honoraruntergrenze/
We cover accommodation and travels for the working periods.
We are looking for..
. versatile movers / improvisers / dancers (all styles welcome)
. powerful skills also within voice / acting / physical theater / clown /mime
. strong stage presence and the ability to experiment with your own movement material
. min. 2 years of experience in the field of dance / performance / stage work
. professional working attitude, pro-activeness and ready for intense team work
. comfortable with English in a working environment
. the call is open until 18th September 2023 until 23:59
. send a clearly structured CV incl. an overview about your last two years of work
. please specify where are you based atm
. video assignment: Show us your creativity and improvisation skills within using dance/movement/voice/text/props/music of your choice etc. within the range of these keywords: NPC – simulation – virtual reality – prototype – epic fail – uncanny valley
(The video should be unedited and not exceed 2 minutes, indoor or outdoor)
. send 1-2 short video links where we can see you dance/perform as well as the video assignment (YouTube and Vimeo links preferred – unfortunately we can’t download any videos from WeTransfer, Googledrive etc.)
Send your application to: firstname.lastname@example.org Subject line must contain: YOUR NAME – OPEN CALL – DESTINATION
We will respond only in case of an invitation to the audition until 20th September 2023
The audition will take place in Vienna on 7th and 8th of October. Please let us know if you are available on both or on one of those days. Unfortunately no expenses can be covered for the audition purpose. Location and times will be announced with the positive response. The final decision will be communicated until 13th October.
Valentin Alfery (choreographer, dancer) and Dušana Baltić (creative producer, photographer, curator) are the artistic co-directors and as well as the thriving forces of the company. We love to work in good company and a focused and dedicated atmosphere in which we aim for the best we can for the whole project and people involved. Visit www.hungrysharks.at for detailed info about us and our work.