The School at Jacob's Pillow Jazz/Musical Theatre Dance Program Audition
Date: Sunday, February 23; Registration from 5 to 5:45 p.m. and Audition Class from 6 to 9 p.m.
Venue: American Rhythm Center at the Fine Arts Building, 410 S. Michigan Avenue, 3rd Floor, Chicago, IL
Under the direction of Chet Walker, the Jazz/Musical Theatre Dance Program at The School at Jacob's Pillow will run July 28- August 17. Walker and other award-winning Broadway choreographers, directors, composers/arrangers and musicians work collaboratively to create original numbers on dancers, with the same fast-pace and rigor required to audition and mount Broadway productions.
Dancers present excerpts of the works for the public on August 2, 9 and 16. Working as an ensemble, dancers perform the complete works, with a live band and guest program alumni, on August 17 in the historic Ted Shawn Theatre; proceeds benefit The School at Jacob's Pillow.
Daily technique classes rotate among ballet, jazz, musical theatre dance and tap. Dancers rehearse afternoons and evenings with choreographers and musicians. Vocal training, audition coaching, and career-building discussions are also part of the curriculum. Dancers are able to attend festival performances, public talks, exhibits and master classes, plus study in the Pillow Archives.
Only 12 male and 12 female musical theatre dancers age 16 and up at advanced pre-professional and professional level will be accepted.
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