Dancers audition for Cirque Du Soleil. Open hip-hop dance auditions for the Opening Ceremony of the TORONTO 2015 Pan Am Games on February 8, 2015

Dancers audition for Cirque Du Soleil. Open hip-hop dance auditions for the Opening Ceremony of the TORONTO 2015 Pan Am Games on February 8, 2015

Open hip-hop dance auditions for the Opening Ceremony of the TORONTO 2015 Pan Am Games on February 8, 2015.

The Cirque du Soleil Casting Team will be hosting open hip-hop dance auditions in Toronto, Ontario, Canada on February 8, 2015.

We are seeking 50 female and male hip-hop dancers from all cultural backgrounds and with all body types who are willing to participate as volunteers in a Cirque du Soleil production created exclusively for the Opening Ceremony of the TORONTO 2015 Pan Am Games.

This is a unique chance to perform in front of thousands of live spectators and millions of television viewers through an international broadcast, as well as work with renowned choreographer Luther Brown.

Character’s traits: Teenage look; Powerful and playful; Warrior-like. Requirements: Ability to portray character’s traits; Be 18 years old or older as of May 15th, 2015; Be available for all rehearsal and show dates (Rehearsal dates May 16, 17, 19, 20, 21, 23 and 24, 2015; June 13, 14, 24, 25, 27 and 28, 2015; July 8 and 9, 2015. Prior to July 8 all rehearsal sessions will be during the weekends or evenings. Exact rehearsal schedule to be confirmed. Show date July 10, 2015); Good ability to dance and act; Experience on stage and/or film/commercials an asset; Ability to do dance/freestyle and/or acrobatic tricks an asset; Live in Toronto, or be resident in Toronto during the rehearsals and show day.

Deadline for submissions: IMMEDIATE (The number of places available at the audition is limited. Invitation to audition is on a first come, first served basis.). 

Important information to attend the audition: Dancers will be taught at least two combinations, please bring appropriate dance attire; Note that Cirque du Soleil will not pay for any expenses incurred by candidates participating in these auditions; This is an open audition for a Cirque du Soleil production created exclusively for the Opening Ceremony of the TORONTO 2015 Pan Am Games. Selected candidates will participate voluntarily in this project.  If you do not fit this profile, there are plenty of volunteer performing roles still to fill in one of the other Ceremonies or as part of the Medals Presentation Team.

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