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The Ume Group is holding auditions for their Winter 2014 Training Ensemble - learn more >>>
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 auditioning new members for its rigorous and intense "Training Ensemble!"
The Ume Group's Training Ensemble: Winter 2014 - "The Unity Ensemble"
non-union * non-paid * training / practice opportunity
Auditions: Monday - Wednesday, January 6, 7, & 8, 7pm - 10pm
1st Rehearsal: Tuesday, January 21, 2014
rehearses every Tuesday evening through April 22, 7pm - 9:30pm
PLUS, Friday, April 25, 5pm
Performance: Friday, April 25, 2014, 7pm
THE UME GROUP'S TRAINING ENSEMBLE
The Ume Group's Training Ensemble program is a 3-month long weekly course consisting of both teaching, learning, and creative components.
Members of the training ensemble receive free training in a variety of physical disciplines ranging from butoh and Japanese martial arts to yoga, gymnastics and contemporary dance.
On the 2nd and 4th Tuesday of each month, they join members of The Ume Group's growing tribe in their free and interdisciplinary "Open Training" sessions, serving both as participants and once each quarter as a guest teacher. On the alternate Tuesdays, the ensemble meets to create and refine short works of physical theatre revolving around a central theme and/or utilizing a new and specific creative process. Every three months the central themes and core creative process change. Each quarter culminates in an informal showcase & potluck at The Ume Group's rehearsal space on the Upper West Side.
WINTER 2014 - "The Unity Ensemble"
This quarter will focus on the "Union of Opposites."
The lab sessions will be led by Ume Group Training Ensemble Alumna Marie Putko who holds an Advanced Certification in Vocal Pedagogy from NYU as well as certification as a yoga dance teacher from the Kripalu Center for Yoga & Health. The lab sessions will focus on the "Union of Opposites" and utilize creative movement, yoga, role play, music, and voice to explore those opposites (masculine and feminine, positive and negative, light and dark, pleasure and pain) which deepen our human experience.
Occasionally there will be other performance opportunities TBD.
Males & Females, All Ethnicities, Ages 18+
Curious, friendly, and creative teaching artists who are interested in discovering a new artistic "home", in learning new physical skills, and taking the opportunity to practice the craft of creating movement-based theatre on a weekly basis.
Send picture/resume & preference of audition days to firstname.lastname@example.org
Subject Line: TRAINING ENSEMBLE
SUBMISSION DEADLINE: Friday, January 3, 2014
ABOUT THE UME GROUP
The Ume Group is a physical theatre ensemble dedicated to sharing traditions and developing new work. They are best known for their flagship martial-arts / dance epic, BUTOH ELECTRA, which played to sold out houses & rave reviews at FringeNYC 2011 & The Irondale Center in 2012.
They are based in New York City at Grace & St. Paul's Church on Manhattan's fashionable Upper West Side, where they develop new work, host classes, and present works-in-progress. They also perform work at other theaters & festivals around New York City and the United States (The Irondale Center, FringeNYC, the Hollywood Fringe Festival, etc.)
For more information, visit: http://www.theumegroup.org
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