Prism Movement Theater
Circe: Benidito’s Song by Iv Amenti and Jonah Gutierrez
Prism Movement Theater (NON EQUITY)
Directed by Iv Amenti and Jonah Gutierrez
We are holding auditions for Prism Movement Theater's Spring production of Circe: Benidito’s Song January 10th @8pm and Jan 11th @12pm at Good Work in 1808 S Good Latimer Expy Dallas Texas 75226
Rehearsals will be from February 3rd- April 2nd. Performances will go from April 3rd- 26th on Friday- Sunday.
Circe: Benidito’s Song is focused on the origins of the dance fighting martial art called Capoeira. This multicultural production of Circe: Benidito’s Song will focus on the story of slaves who were captured in Angola and brought to Brazil. During their enslavement, the African slaves mix their Angolan dance style with the practices of the local indigenous people to develop Capoeira, a martial art that utilizes traditional Angola song and dance to secretly develop techniques that allow their chained hands and feet to move in ways that will help them evade the attacks of their captors. However, their plans to escape becomes more complicated as language barriers between the different cultures brings communication to a standstill and one of the slaves befriends the daughter of the slavemaster. Luckily, through a combination of martial arts, acrobatics, dance, and traditional Brazilian Capoeira music and song, these disenfranchised people are able to work together to find freedom from their captors.
Slave master- Male, 30-40, white-passing/European Portuguese, ability to play a European instrument like the guitar or violin a huge plus.
Slave Master’s Daughter- Female, 20-30 white-passing/European Portuguese, ability to play a European instrument like the guitar or violin a huge plus.
Indigenous Brazilian Capoeistas- Looking for a range of indigenous/Brazilian-passing performers. Ability to speak Portuguese and knowledge of weapon handling a plus but not required. A background in Capoeria is not required, but familiarity with dance or other movement styles will be helpful.
Angolan Capoeistas - Looking for a range of Angolan (African) passing performers. A background in Capoeria is not required, but familiarity with dance or other movement styles will be helpful.
Actors/Performers will be paid a stipend.
Head shots and resumes are appreciated but not required. Dress prepared to move. Avoid form fitting or movement restricting attire.
If you are proficient in the following instruments: Guitar, Violin/Viola, or Traditional Capoeira Intruments, please bring your instruments. We will allot the last 30 mins of the audition for an open musical jam.
If you are a singer and would like to showcase your voice, please prepare a 30 second accappella selection, which we will hear in the latter portion of the audition.
After a 5 minute warm up, we will spend the first 10 mins teaching basic capoeira movements and then 30 minutes of story telling with a partner.
Following the basic capoeira movements/story telling portion, we will spend 45 mins teaching a short stage combat section. After all pairs have shown, everyone will have an opportunity to show any tricking capabilities and/or movement sets.
The last 30 minutes will be designated for individuals who wish to show their instrumental and/or vocal abilities. This will be seen via a 20 minute jam session in traditional Capoeira Roda and 10 minutes for vocals.
Please sign up for a slot. If there are no slots available, contact us via email at [email protected] Also, if you find out you aren't able to attend auditions, please remove yourself from the slot so that it will be available for another person.
1808 S Good Latimer Expy, Dallas, TX 75226
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