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Saturday, November 19, 2011


KZN DanceLink is offering a Professional Development experience for four/five independent dancers to join with the dancers in Flatfoot Dance Company in making a work under the direction of Liz Lea, who is coming from Australia to work with the organisation.

“She is a trained contemporary and Bharatha Natyam dancer, who is currently making work in India,” explains KZN DanceLink’s chairman, Lynn Maree. “Born in Malawi, she has a knowledge of Africa and how we do things here and KZN DanceLink is very excited to have her. Working with her will be stimulating and fun. Liz is looking for creative and open people with a strong sense of performance and willingness to learn. Some technical training is good, in either a classical Indian style, or in contemporary, but the readiness to take risks is important.”

Rehearsals will take place from February 27, 2012, and the production will run at the Elizabeth Sneddon Theatre from March 25 to 31. Rehearsals will be on weekday mornings from 09h00 to 13h30 and anyone wishing to audition must be available for this period. There may be some negotiation towards the end of the rehearsal period, when some mornings may be free while Friday afternoon or Saturday morning may be required. Some of the successful dancers may be asked to make themselves available for a photo-shoot in early February

The fee offered is R5,000.00, which is taxable. This is recovered at the end of the year from SARS However, the onus is on dancers to submit their own income tax return in order for this to happen.

Auditions will take place at the Siwela Sonke Dance studio in Albany Place on December 5, 2011, with registration and own warm-up from 13h30 to 14h00. This will be followed by an audition class with Ntombi Gasa of Siwela Sonke Dance Theatre from 14h00 to 16h00. Auditionees are not required to prepare anything for the audition as it will take the format of a technical class and include some improvisation tasks.

Candidates must be over 19 and present a maximum two- page CV including any information deemed relevant as well as contact details, names and contact details of at least two referees, a short list of where and with whom you have received dance training, and your performance experience. This CV should be given to Lynn Maree on the day of the audition.

Latecomers or those who have not pre-booked an audition place will not be allowed into the audition!

The audition panel will consist of Lynn Maree (Chairman of KZN DanceLink), Lliane Loots (KZN DanceLink Board member and Artistic Director of Flatfoot Dance Company) and Vasugi Singh (KZN DanceLink Board member and Director of KZN Dance Theatre). After the audition, the panel will make their recommendations and the results will be released by December 10.

Those interested in attending the audition should call Lynn Maree 082 582 0861 or email: to book a place. This is the correct number for directions to the studio.