The Dance

Date posted: Jan 10th, 2018

Union / Non-Union: Non-Union
Production Type: Independent
Project length: Short Film (Approx 20 minutes)
Posted on: Saturday, January 1, 2017
Production location: Twin Cities area for dance/acting rehearsal - TBD for actual shoot days
Production Company: A Wide Place Productions in coalition with Death Calm Studios
Director: Brandon Cole
Producer: Jennifer Bakalov
Casting Director: Jennifer Bakalov
Audition Location: Zenon Dance - 528 Hennepin Ave, Minneapolis, MN 55403
Shooting Location: TBD
Email: awideplaceproductions@gmail.com
Compensation: Speaking Roles - $100/day; Non-speaking Roles - $50/day


KEY DATES


Auditions:
February 9 from 9:00 AM to 12:00 PM AND 4:30 PM to 9:00 PM
February 10 from 4:30 PM to 9:00 PM


(Please note all auditions will be given a specific time within this window)



Shooting Starts: May - Dates TBD
Shooting Ends: May - Dates TBD


Dance Rehearsals Start: February 24, 2018


Dance Rehearsals End: May 17, 2018


Dance Researhal Days (tentative): Saturdays


Dance Rehearsal Times (tentative): Dark Dancer Scenes - from 4:30 PM - 6:30 PM


                                                             The Dancer Scenes - from 6:30 PM - 7:00 PM


                                                             The Dancer and the 12 Dancers for final


                                                             dance scene - from 7:00 PM - 8:00 PM


Final Week for Dance Rehearsals (tentative): Monday, May 14, through Thursday, May 17, from 5:30 PM - 7:00 PM. All dancers/roles required to attend.


Dance Rehearsal Location: Twin Cities Area


All roles, both speaking and non-speaking, are in at least one dance scene. No previous experience is necessary, so if you have a passion for dancing and/or acting, this could be a great opportunity for you! Dancing style is contemporary/modern dancing with some hip hop intermixed. All 7 dances are choreographed, which means it is very important to attend dance rehearsals to be prepared for shoot in May. Please be sure to review the dance rehearsal requirements above to be sure you can commit to this project. Thank you!


Synopsis:
Trapped inside a prison of darkness, Devin knows nothing but hopeless depression and thoughts of suicide. A man she knows as the dark dancer has a firm grip on her, keeping her locked inside the darkness. But everything begins to change when Devin one day finds a pair of white slippers with her name written on them. Will Devin's anonymous visitor be able to break her free from her prison and ultimately from the grip of the dark dancer? Expressed through the arts of acting and dancing, this is a message of hope to those that have given up on hope, to show that redemption is closer than we may think.


Character BIOS


DEVIN - GENDER: FEMALE - AGE: 24 - ROLE FILLED


Devin knows she wants to be free from her prison, but she only sees one way out - suicide. The battle within her soul intensifies as two dancers with completely opposite characters fight to either keep her locked inside her prison or to free her forever. The question is, which one will ultimately prevail?


THE DARK DANCER - GENDER: MALE - AGE: 25-35 - SEEKING ACTOR/DANCER


The dark dancer is Devin's tormentor, controlling her and keeping her locked inside a dark prison. He has the power to make her dance whenever he wants and to make her stop as well. But when an anonymous visitor gifts Devin with a pair of white slippers with her name on them, the dark dancer's grip on Devin tightens, ultimately driving her to take her own life. Will he be able to keep his grip on her, or will Devin's visitor break his power off her as he fears?


THE DANCER - GENDER: MALE - AGE: 25-35 - SEEKING ACTOR/DANCER


The Dancer is Devin's anonymous visitor. Taking pity on Devin, he creates a pair of slippers for her with her name on them as a way to get her attention that there is someone who still cares about her. Will his love for her be powerful enough to save her from the dark dancer's iron grip?


12 DANCERS - GENDER: MIXED - AGES: 15-45 - SEEKING DANCERS


Looking for 12 dancers for the final scene of the film, which will be a dance scene with no speaking. No experience necessary! If you have a passion for dancing, this could be a great opportunity for you. Dancing style is a mixture of modern/contemporary dance with some hip hop intermixed.


If this is a production you think you may be interested in, reach out by emailing awideplaceproductions@gmail.com


In email including the following info:


Name, age, email, and 2 photos (1 headshot and 1 body, don't have to be professionally done)


Please also feel free to include any questions you may have about the production. 


Thank you! :)

 

Contact Info

Phone: (612) 462-6397

Email Address: awideplaceproductions@gmail.com

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