by Keelie A. Sheridan
I’ve recently become preoccupied in my personal practice with a desire to examine the forms and traditions I’ve inherited and embodied due to a nagging suspicion that I’ve missed something. My creative fire is currently fed not by pursuit of the new, but reacquaintance with the old. I began Irish dancing at the age of 8 and have always been fascinated by and resistant to the ‘rules’ that govern the more technical ‘step’ dancing. Turned out toes, locked knees, hyper-erect spines, stone-stiff torsos and arms; these rules have lived in my body for the past two decades- prominently shaping my movement repertoire, my musculature, my sense of cultural identity and my performer’s instincts. Conversely, ‘social céilí’ dancing, a branch of ‘set’ dances performed socially by dancers and non-dancers alike, embraces the spontaneous, imperfect act of celebration through (intendedly) unified movement. The execution of the actual dances at ceilis is secondary to the music and tertiary to the importance of everyone (regardless of ability or knowledge) joining in the dance.
by Jordan Rosin
Our most recent production, “Dream Dances” …When we began our rehearsal process last September, I had no idea what the final product would look like OR how it would transform us.
New York, NY - The physical theatre ensemble hailed by New York critics for its “commanding, physically impressive performances” (The Village Voice) and “risky physical vulnerability” (nytheatre.com) is looking for a Light/Sound Board Operator for it's upcoming site-specific, devised dance work, DREAM DANCES set to be presented for 3 weeks in March at a church on Manhattan's Upper West Side.
Job Start Date: immediately
Job End Date: 3/21/2015 OR 3/28/2015 (pending extension)
Click here to see the complete rehearsal and performance schedule.
Pay: $100 stipend
Complete rehearsal and performance schedule here.
Responsibilities: The Light/Sound Board Operator will be responsible for:
To read more about the production, click here.
Interviews will be done over-the-phone ASAP. Position is open until filled.
TO APPLY: Please send cover letters detailing availability & past experience along with contact phone number to firstname.lastname@example.org / Subject Line: BOARD OP
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