LuckyPlush Productions, a Chicago-based touring dance-theater company, is seeking one female dancer and one male dancer to join its ensemble for its newest production Trip the Light Fantastic: The Making of SuperStrip, which will premiere at the Harris Theater for Music and Dance in March 2016. Successful candidates will begin as understudies (effective immediately), with the possibility to join the premiere and touring ensemble. These are paid positions.
Skills/Experience: strong contemporary dance technique; experience and/or easy willingness to memorize (and sometimes improvise) spoken dialogue and song; readiness to participate in a collaborative ensemble-based devising process.
LuckyPlush rehearses on Mondays (9:30-1pm), Wednesdays (9:30-2pm) and Fridays (9:30-1pm) in Chicago. Additionally, we maintain an active touring schedule. In your application, please indicate your availability for joining us for the audition dates/times listed below, in addition to the date in which you could start working with the company.
Please contact firstname.lastname@example.org for inquiries or to apply.
To apply, please submit:
2. 2-5 min video (cell phone is fine) showing:
· Dance work onstage or in a studio in which you can easily be identified;
· Talking directly to the camera about something that happened to you on the street, bus, in a dream, etc. (off the cuff & informal is great); and
· Singing a few lines of a song.
Please indicate your availability for an invited audition on Friday March 20,9:30-1:30pm and March 21st, 10-2pm. For best consideration, please submit as soon as possible and ideally no later than Tuesday, March 17.
About Lucky Plush Productions
Lucky Plush Productions is an ensemble dance-theater company based in Chicago, led by founder and Artistic Director Julia Rhoads. The company is committed to provoking and supporting an immediacy of presence—a palpable live-ness—shared by performers in real time with audiences. Rhoads and her collaborators create work that is richly and uncompromisingly layered while remaining accessible to broad audiences. A unique hybrid of high-level dance and theater, Lucky Plush's work is often recognized for its complex choreography, surprising humor, moving narratives, and incisive commentary on contemporary culture.
Lucky Plush has premiered over 30 original works including 13 evening-length productions. In addition to performing regularly in Chicago, Lucky Plush maintains an active touring schedule, and has performed in over 35 venues nationally and internationally. The company is a recipient of awards from National Endowment for the Arts, National Dance Project, National Performance Network, and Illinois Arts Council, among others, and commissioning partners include Museum of Contemporary Art Chicago, Clarice Smith Performing Arts Center (MD), Flynn Center for the Performing Arts (VT), and Links Hall (IL). Rhoads is the recipient of awards from the Herb Alpert Foundation, Maggie Alessee National Center for Choreography, Illinois Arts Council, and Chicago Dancemakers Forum.