STAGE - Fantastic Professional Dancers for 'JEAN PAUL GAULTIER FASHION FREAK SHOW' (apply ASAP)

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CASTING - JEAN PAUL GAULTIER FASHION FREAK SHOW

JEAN PAUL GAULTIER FASHION FREAK SHOW
Producer : TS3
Creative Team : Jean Paul Gaultier, Tonie Marshall (Director), Marion Motin (choreographer)

Auditions :  
Monday 1st April in London.
Recalls on Tuesday 2nd April – must be available for this date also.

Dates :
Start rehearsals ASAP in Paris

Performances initially at the Folies Bergère in Paris until 16 June, then Spoleto Festival in July, and possibly Southbank in London. Further dates on international tour from December 2019.

GENERAL INFORMATION
Eccentric, scandalous, provocative, exuberant and funny as ever, Jean Paul Gaultier is shaking up Paris once again by inventing a new kind of entertainment between a revue and a fashion show.

In this extraordinary production, actors, dancers and circus artists take to the stage and play outlandish, passionate, larger than life, rude, sexy, sassy creatures and personalities.

As author, director and set designer, Jean Paul Gaultier takes a look at our times in both an extravagant and tender way, and invites us behind the scenes into his world filled with excess, poetry and magic.
From his childhood to his early career, from his greatest fashion shows to the wild nights in Le Palace or London, Jean Paul Gaultier shares his journal of the times and pays tribute to those who have inspired him in film (Pedro Almodovar, Luc Besson), music (Madonna, Kylie Minogue, Mylène Farmer) and dance (Régine Chopinot, Angelin Prejlocaj).

In this show, thought out like a grand party, Jean Paul Gaultier will surprise us yet again. For this occasion, he designed tens of new exclusive outfits to incorporate within an exuberant scenography – without forgetting to invite his most iconic creations!

To carry through with this project, he collaborated with the best in their field, such as actress, scriptwriter and director Tonie Marshall, who co-directs the show, and Marion Motin (Madonna, Christine and the Queens, Stromae, RESISTE, the musical…) for choreography. From disco to funk, from pop to rock and also new wave and punk, the Fashion Freak Show is an explosive playlist of hits that have inspired the artist throughout his life.

IMPORTANT
Please look at the website for the show at the Folies Bergère to get a flavour of the style of the show, type of costumes etc.
http://jpgfashionfreakshow.com/?lang=en
Under ‘Medias’ there are some video excerpts from the show and the auditions in Paris, which should give auditionees some idea of the production!

ROLES  :
In this instance we are looking for the following :

- MALE CONTEMPORARY DANCERS 
2 excellent trained professional CONTEMPORARY dancers – highly technical dancers but with a real passion for improvisation. They must be mischievous, playful, exciting dancers; one must be blonde (or willing to cut/dye his hair); one must be happy to do some aerial work. Wonderful solo dance number and ensemble numbers. Please see the website for an idea of the style of the show.
Must be over 5ft 10in.
Playing ages 25-35

- MALE DANCERS
2 Male dancers - height 1.78m/1.80m - 5ft 10 – 6ft
Professional dancers with excellent technical choreography but comfortable with improv too.
All ages over 18 years old, all races/heritages, all kind of physiques and all kind of dance styles - COMMERCIAL, FUNKY, INTERESTING is very important.
Statuesque beauty and strong personalities are welcomed.
Comfortable in all kind of costumes, even those with not much fabric! Please see the website for an idea of the style of the show.
Interesting additional specialities - burlesque (maybe some nudity), acrobatics/circus, vogueing, contemporary, hip-hop, roller skating, contortion - will be a bonus.

- FEMALE COMMERCIAL DANCER
1 Female – commercial tall model type, height 1.75m - 5ft 8/5ft 9
Professional dancer with excellent technical choreography but comfortable with improv too.
Any age over 18 years old, any race/heritage and all kind of dance styles welcomed – COMMERCIAL, FUNKY, INTERESTING is very important.
Statuesque beauty and strong personalities are welcomed.
Comfortable in all kind of costumes, even those with not much fabric! Please see the website for an idea of the style of the show.
Interesting additional specialities - burlesque (maybe some nudity), acrobatics/circus, vogueing, contemporary, hip-hop, roller skating, contortion - will be a bonus.


TO APPLY
Please send suggestions either by Spotlight Link or by email including CV and photo as soon as possible to:
info@debbieobrien.net

with FASHION FREAK SHOW in the subject line

Unfortunately we are not able to respond to unsuccessful applicants, but we will be in touch if we are able to offer you an appointment for Monday.



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