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RoseAnne Spradlin is Seeking Male/Female/Other Dancers for Two Projects

RoseAnne Spradlin is looking for 3-4 dancers, male/female/other, to participate in the creation and performance of her newest, as-yet-untitled work. The new work will be developed in the year between Fall 2017 and Fall 2018 and will premier in Fall 2018 at New York Live Arts. Exact dates to be decided, but will be announced this fall. Performers who join the cast of the new work must sign a letter of intent to tour with the work in the first year after its premiere.

Also looking for one male performer to learn a role in RoseAnne’s work X, which premiered at the Joyce theatre in Sept 2016.  Must be available to rehearse latter half of December 2017 and approximately 20 hrs in January 2018 with two shows at NYLA (New York Los Angeles Dance Convention) in January  12th & 13th, 2018.  Must be available for touring at least through January 2019.  Re-casting Kayvon Pourazar’s role.

Footage of X:

RoseAnne Spradlin develops her work through an extended choreographic process with dancers; the process may combine somatic explorations, work with improvisational scores, investigation of tasks, set movement phrases or sections and interactions between dancers, sets and objects. Spradlin’s work is generally considered physically demanding, and although she does not adhere to a particular technical approach, she is interested in pushing her work toward the “post-post-modern”*. Dancers seeking to be hired should enjoy taking risks and be willing to make an investment in their own experience as a participant in the work.

RoseAnne Spradlin has shown her work in many experimental venues in New York City and in London, Vienna, at ADF and other East and West Coast venues. She has taught in festivals and programs in Berlin, Vienna, London, Paris, Brussels and in Tinos, Greece. Spradlin received a BESSIE award for her choreography in 2003 and was named a Guggenheim Fellow in 2008. She received the three-year Lambent Fellowship 2006-2008 and an Artist Award from the Foundation for Contemporary Arts in 2007. Spradlin was awarded the U.S. Artist Ford Fellowship in Dance in 2015 and in 2017 was named the Randjelovic/Stryker Resident Commissioned Artist at New York Live Arts.

* There may be many ideas about what post-post modern dance is or what that term means. For me right now it mainly means less emphasis on well-known approaches of post-modernism and a willingness to break the rules of what’s allowed and what is valued in a dance. —RoseAnne

When: September 6 & 7th 2017 from 12PM – 4PM. Applicants must be available for both days of the audition. 

Where:  New York Live Arts Studio / 219 W. 19th Street, New York, NY 10011 / 3rd Floor

How To Apply: Please e-mail your headshot and resume to [email protected].

Auditions are by appointment only;

Deadline to Apply: Friday, September 1, 2017.

For more information about RoseAnne Spradlin please visit:

Photo from “g-h-o-s-t c-r-o-w-n (working title) 2014 © RoseAnne Spradlin / Performance Projects

tags: USA, NY, contemporary dance

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