What about your friends? — Your neighbors? — Your colleagues? We think all of you can and the 2012 Chicago Dancing Festival (August 20-25) invites you to show us! No dance experience necessary (really!). OPEN CASTING CALL is fast approaching – join us for one of our meetings and sign-up to be a part of Bolero Chicago!
The Chicago Dancing Festival will host four community meetings for you to come and learn about how you can be a performer in our first ever community-based work, Bolero Chicago, which combines trained dancers with YOU for two performances in the 2012 Chicago Dancing Festival! There has never been an opportunity like this with the Chicago Dancing Festival – be among the first of your friends to share the stage with top performers from Chicago and across the country by joining us at one of these neighborhood meetings to sign-up and be a part of this exciting opportunity!
Friday, July 13th at 4.30 pm at The Dance Center of Columbia College In the Theater: 1306 S. Michigan Avenue, Chicago 60605
Saturday, July 14th 11:00 at the National Museum of Mexican Art: 1852 W. 19th Street, Chicago 60608
Saturday, July 14th 2:00 at PINT: 1547 N. Milwaukee Avenue, Chicago 60622
Sunday, July 15th 2:00 at the Beverly Arts Center: 2407 W. 111th Street, Chicago 60655
Advanced RSVP is encouraged via e-mail to email@example.com and those who do will be entered for a chance to win TWO VIP TICKETS to a performance of the 2012 Chicago Dancing Festival!
Each community meeting, led by Keigwin + Company member Ashley Browne, will address what participants can expect in the Bolero Chicago rehearsal and performance process and what would be expected of them if they choose to commit to the project. At the end of each meeting there will be a sign-up opportunity to join the Bolero Chicago cast. There will not be a formal audition process. Created over a two-week residency, rehearsals for Bolero Chicago will take place Monday through Friday evenings, August 6-11 and 13-18. Participants will also need to attend dress rehearsals August 19 and 24. Additional information about time commitments will be provided at each community meeting. We welcome people of all ages, backgrounds and ability levels to participate and no prior dance experience is necessary!
The on-stage performances of Bolero Chicago occur at Chicago Dancing Festival’s opening program, “Chicago Dancing” at the Harris Theater, Monday, August 20 and again as part of the Festival’s grand finale program, “Celebration of Dance” at the Pritzker Pavilion on Saturday, August 25.
From August 20-25, 2012, the Chicago Dancing Festival will present six days of FREE dance programs by artists from Chicago and across the country, to an anticipated audience of 20,000! Our mission is to elevate awareness of dance in Chicago and increase accessibility to the art form by presenting a wide variety of excellent dance that will enrich the lives of the people of Chicago, provide aspiration for local and future artists and raise the national and international profile of Chicago, furthering Chicago as a dance destination.