Seeking Dancers for a New Multimedia Performance Project - July 15

Seeking one to three dancers for a new multimedia performance project, Ashwini Ramaswamy’s Invisible Cities
Premieres in January/February 2023

Commissioned by The Great Northern Festival and The Cowles Center
Creative residency partner: The National Center for Choreography in Akron, OH

Ashwini Ramaswamy’s Invisible Cities is a large-scale reimagining of Italo Calvino’s metaphysical/philosophical novel. With Invisible Cities, she deepens a unique choreographic methodology anchored in the South Indian classical dance form of Bharatanatyam and collaboratively reinterpreted by dancers of four distinct cultural backgrounds/dance lineages (Bharatanatyam, led by Ramaswamy; Contemporary/Gaga led by Berit Ahlgren; Contemporary/African Diasporic led by Alanna Morris-Van Tassel; and Breaking led by Joseph ‘MN Joe’ Tran). 

Ashwini and Alanna are currently seeking 1-3 dancers for the Contemporary/African Diasporic group. Interested candidates must have a minimum of 10 years of dance experience. Ideal candidates are generative collaborators (enjoy making contributions through generating movement and ideas), imaginative, and move with spirit. It is also important to note that since this is a long term commitment, Ashwini and Alanna are most interested in artists who desire to grow and deepen their craft with a group of collaborators over a period of time. 

Important dates:

August 10-13, 2021: Introductory residency in Minneapolis
March 2022: Possible residency in at the Kohler Center in Sheboygan, WI
August 2022: Residency at the National Center for Choreography in Akron, OH
Fall 2022: rehearsals
January/February 2023: Premiere at the Cowles Center, possible touring afterwards

Please send video excerpts from 3-5 different dance works; if the excerpt is group choreography, please specify which dancer you are. Each clip should be a minimum of three minutes in length. Total video length should not exceed 20 minutes.

Deadline: July 15, 2021