BAX / Brooklyn Arts Exchange
is very excited to announce the
2012/13 BAXco Youth Dance Company Auditions
Saturday, September 29, 2012
BAX is seeking teen dance artists with strong technique and a desire to join a unique pre-professional dance company.
BAXco, BAX's youth dance company, is a repertory company that performs work by vibrant choreographers who are active in the dance world. The company is directed by professional dancers, choreographers, and educators with decades of comprehensive experience in the dance field. These young dancers are exposed to many styles of modern dance through workshops, classes, and performances, and enjoy a multi-dimensional experience of the NYC dance scene.
Dancers are invited to audition to join a company of sophisticated performing artists. The company's 3-hour weekly rehearsal process combines technical training, learning BAXco repertory, and engaging in highly collaborative processes with guest choreographers. Company members are ambassadors for BAX programs who perform at a professional level on stages throughout NYC and beyond including: Kumble Theater (Brooklyn, NY), WOW Café (New York, NY) and Dance and Co. (Harrisonburg, VA). The company also enjoys a more in-depth exploration of the administrative work of a dance company by supporting the fundraising, marketing and promotion of their work.
These dancers of different strengths and mixed ages thrive together. Older members mentor new members, and the company constantly learns from and inspires one another while building a cohesive ensemble experience. Dancers reap the benefits of diverse exchanges with other teen dancers and artists in NYC and beyond during through BAX's annual Teen Arts Conference, collaborations with Virginia's Shenandoah Dance Theatre, etc.
BAXco is a year-long commitment for young dancers wishing to expand their experiences as artists in the dance community.
Past Guest Choreographers include:
Monica Bill Barnes
Hattie Mae Williams
Requirements and How to Audition
Company members are required to:
Commit for the whole season (from October 1 - May 10)
Take at least 2 dance classes per week (at BAX or outside of BAX) in addition to the weekly BAXco Company class and rehearsal
Company class and rehearsals are held October 5, 2012 - May 10, 2013 on Fridays from 4:30-7:30pm at BAX.
Interested dancers should call for an audition spot by Thursday, September 27 and be ready to dance!
Founded in 1991, BAX/Brooklyn Arts Exchange is a multifaceted community performing arts center located in Park Slope, Brooklyn offering an annual presenting season, artist services, and educational programs for youth and adults. BAX receives support from city, state and national public and private foundations. Our programs have been featured in several Brooklyn, NYC, and national publications, celebrating our continued support of artists of all ages.
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