AUDITION NOTICE – Deluge
Motherboard Productions is looking for a physical performer with a background in contemporary dance, butoh / body weather, martial arts, or similar. You will be joining an international team in the final development and premiere of Deluge, a work of transcultural physical theatre conceived by Jeremy Neideck and deeply rooted in a long-term program of collaboration and dialogue between Brisbane and Seoul.
ABOUT THE WORK
At once epic and incredibly personal, Deluge explores what happens to the psyche and physicality of the human body when it is confronted with the most destructive of nature’s forces. Through subtle transformation, explosive choreography, and dynamic vocalisation, the work explores the deep sorrow and sublime ecstasy that are hallmarks of Korean culture, refracted through an Australian lens that evokes the contradictory nature of our relationship with water – from droughts to flooding plains. The audience is plunged into the depths of a feverish dream, a cycle of rituals and meditations that conjure up ancient myths of waterlogged gods: Poseidon in the European tradition, the Dragon King in Korea. Powerful images drawn from Judith Wright’s 1953 poem ‘The Flood’ depict a town caught unawares, on the brink of disaster, hurtling toward destruction that leaves only one survivor, left to send lost souls back across the water.
Date: 10am – 12pm Saturday, 24 May 2014
Location: Brisbane Powerhouse, The Stores Rehearsal Room
This audition will take the format of a 1-hour open workshop, where candidates will have the opportunity to meet and work with core members of the creative team, followed by an interview.
Participants are asked to prepare one short (2-3 minute) piece of solo performance that best displays you and your skill set in the context of the work we are auditioning for. Please also bring a current CV, as well as a copy of your passport.
DATES OF ENGAGEMENT
Brisbane: 17 Aug – 20 Sept 2014
South Korea Tour: 5 – 19 October 2014
Further details (including renumeration) on request.
PROJECT DEVELOPMENT DOCUMENTATION
Director Jeremy Neideck
Sound Designer Dane Alexander
Designer Sarah Winter
Lighting Designer David Walters
TO REGISTER FOR AN AUDITION PLEASE CONTACT:
Dave Sleswick – Producer
Mobile: +61 423 882 988
Please send CV, a brief introduction via email explaining your training and background, and feel free to attach and footage of your previous work if you have any.
If you cannot make the audition date due to geographic reasons, please still get in contact with us to introduce yourself and we will look over your materials.
We look forward to hearing from you.