Audition Date: August 29th, 2022 – 7pm-10pm
Houston Grand Opera is seeking 2 male and 2 female dancers for its production of La traviata. Revival choreographer Charlotte Bydwell is looking for classically trained dancers with a strong sense of theatricality and sensuality. Dancers must be comfortable working in heels. Acting experience and strong partnering skills are a plus. Ideal candidates will have an interest in multidisciplinary performance and a capacity to embody characters & narrative inside of very physical dance vocabulary. Charlotte Bydwell will be reviving the work of original choreographer, Austin McCormick. For an idea of Mr. McCormick’s work, please visit his website: https://companyxiv.com/austin-mccormick/.
There will be a warmup room available an hour before the audition. There will be no class given. Dancers should wear comfortable dance attire and may audition in socks or LaDuca Dance Shoes.
HGO requires that all dancers show proof of vaccination against COVID-19 as a necessary requirement to audition and participate in the production.
The production period is September 24, 2022 – November 8, 2022. Performances are as follows: October 21, October 23 (matinee), October 29, November 1, November 2 (high school night), November 4 (student matinee), November 4, November 6 (matinee) and November 8 (student matinee). A full rehearsal and performance calendar is included. Dancers must be available for all onstage rehearsals and performances. Conflicts may be considered for staging rehearsals.
Compensation is as follows:
$26.71 per hour for rehearsal
$264.13 per performance for public performances
$176.09 per performance for student matinee performances
Houston Grand Opera’s production of La traviata will be directed by Arin Arbus, with original choreography by Austin McCormick, revived by Charlotte Bydwell and conducted by Matthew Aucoin. More information about the production can be found at www.houstongrandopera.org.
Auditions will take place on August 29th, 2022 from 7pm-10pm, at the Wortham Theater Center in downtown Houston.