CASTING CALL for circus artists!

Fibonacci News The 7 Fingers Uncategorized March 9, 2012

POLO CIRCO from Buenos Aires opens a casting call to find 4 circus artists to be a part of the FIBONACCI PROJECT 2012 Buenos Aires Edition, a multidisciplinary creation project in collaboration with the Canadian circus company LES 7 DOIGTS DE LA MAIN.

Original idea of Les 7 doigts de la Main, the Fibonacci Project is an initiative of international collaboration driven by the belief that through artistic expression we can build bridges between cultures and promote a greater sense of solidarity.

The name of the project refers to the famous Fibonacci sequence discovered by Italian mathematician Leonardo Fibonacci in the early 13th century:

{0, 1, 1, 2, 3, 5, 8, 13, 21…}.

This universal sequence omnipresent in nature, art and architecture and which leads to the Golden Ratio (also called Divine Proportion) is the underlying inspiration of the whole project.

The objective of the project is the creation of a multidisciplinary show based on collaborations between artists from different art forms and cultures. From May 28th to July 8th 2012 a creation residency for the project will take place in Buenos Aires. During this intense creative marathon a group of Canadian artists together with a group of South American artists will have 21 days to collaborate on the creation of a show that will be then presented for 9 performances.

The FIBONACCI PROJECT 2012 Buenos Aires Edition will aim towards the creation of a complete and unique show based on recurring structures and guidelines permanent to the Fibonacci project.
For more info about the Fibonacci Project: http://7doigts.com/en/shows/2-fibonacci-project

DEADLINE TO APPLY FOR THE CASTING: Monday, March 26th, 2012
Please send your candidature to: polocirco@buenosaires.gob.ar

Profile for the circus artists:
• Versatility
• High level of skills in one or more circus disciplines
• Training and/or experience in dance and acting
• Capacity to propose and develop artistic ideas
• Capacity and interest to work in a group

We value:
• Emerging artists
• Artists with great professional experience
• Artists who graduated from a professional or superior school of circus arts

Requirements:
• Artists born in, and/or living in, and/or usually working in South America
• Artists must be available to participate in the 2-days Auditions to be held in Buenos Aires on April 14th and 15th 2012
• Artists must be available to stay in Buenos Aires for the whole length of the creation residency as well as the following performance period (5 weeks between May 28th to July 8th, official dates to be confirmed).
• Artists must be available full time during the 4 weeks of the creation period (work schedule up to 10 hours per day and 6 days a week during this period)

We offer:
• A work contract covering 5 weeks between May 28th and July 8th, 2012.
• Remuneration on a weekly basis for 5 weeks (amount to be determined).

SELECTION PROCESS:
There is 2 phases of selection:

1- Pre-selection: based on their CV and video excerpts of their work, up to 20 artists will be invited for the Auditions.

2- Final selection: the artists invited to the Auditions will participate in a 2-days workshop at the end of which the final selection of 4 artists will be made. The Auditions will be conducted by Samuel Tétreault (artistic director of the Fibonacci Project) as well as Pablo Gershanik (co-director of the Fibonacci Project).

ALL INTERESTED ARTISTS MUST SUBMIT BY EMAIL:
• Your Curriculum Vitae as well as a short Biography
• A Video Demo or Video excerpts of your work and/or performances. It needs to be easily sent by email (web links for Youtube or Vimeo for example) or easy to download for several persons in different locations (uploading videos on a “dropbox” or “yousendit” account for example)
• Web link for their own web sites if you have one
• A portrait photo and photos of your work
• All necessary contact information to reach you (phone, email, skype)


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4 Comments

  • Reply Constanza March 11, 2012 at 9:43 pm

    Hello, I’m from Buenos Aires, but at the moment I’m at the Ecole de cirque de Quebec. Is there any chance the audition can be done by video? Thank you very much

  • Reply laura lafleur March 12, 2012 at 12:21 pm

    Bonjour, je suis artiste à Buenos Aires, j’ai recu l’information du Project Fibonacci par facebook, mais elle n’est pas dans le website du Polo Circo, de cette facon la plus part des artistes ne seront pas au courrent pour envoyer les cv etc..
    Merci beaoucoup.

  • Reply francisco sandoval March 16, 2012 at 3:49 pm

    hola my name is francisco i from mexico i pass my circus school in china and cuba
    last years i teach chines pole and cyr wheel in the ecole du cirque a quebec
    here i have some videos and a documental of me please take a lock
    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=AwEdgbBnFh4

    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=_rWx2BXRFwQ

  • Reply pablo bonel March 25, 2012 at 3:08 am

    It’s a very interesting idea.I didn’t know about the fibonacci sequence and sounds great too.see you!

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