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Saturday, February 14, 2009


Auditions for work by Lloyd Newson and DV8 Physical Theatre Company.

Internationally renowned choreographer Lloyd Newson, Artistic Director of DV8, will be coming to South Africa to hold open auditions, but only to Johannesburg and Cape Town. DV8 Physical Theatre has won 16 awards over the last four years for its stage and film works, including a Prix Italia and the Rose D’Or. Following a hugely successful run, DV8's latest production To Be Straight With You will tour internationally again in late 2009 and they are looking for new performers.

To Be Straight With You is a poetic and unflinching exploration of tolerance, intolerance, religion and sexuality, it incorporates dance, text, documentary, animation and film.

The company will be holding open auditions in South Africa for two purposes.

The first is the re-casting of To Be Straight With You. They are seeking highly-experienced and trained dancers with strong technique and discipline. Acting ability and a willingness to improvise are essential. To reflect the cultural diversity of the characters presented in this production, male performers of African and Middle Eastern descent are particularly encouraged to apply.

The second aim is the requirement of versatile dancers with exceptionally high classical dance technique for their Research and Development Period.

Open auditions will be held in the new Moving into Dance Mophatong Studio, Newtown in Johannesburg on March 11 and 12 from 10h00 and at Artscape in Cape Town on March 14 and 15 also from 10h00. The first day will be open auditions which will include classes, going through scenes of the work, etc. The second day will be a call-back day for selected performers.

For further information contact Georgina Thomson on 011 482 4140 or 082 570 3083.