Are you ready to take your dance journey to the next level? Our unique Production Class Program is a fun way to explore building a comprehensive dance show in a small cast setting.

This year we have 35 spots in the cast of our new dance production “The Blessed”. Auditions are required for all those who wish to participate in the program.

ABOUT THE SHOW

OVERVIEW: In a small valley quietly hidden between waring worlds, bustling metropolis and magical kingdoms lived a group of witches known as The Blessed.  Hidden for hundreds of years, their existence is unknown to the rest of the kingdoms and within the safety of their valley, even the oldest of sisters have forgotten that anything has ever existed beyond the borders of their haven.

 

Their world was simple.  Everyone lived to the same age, dying peacefully in their sleep exactly on their 100th birthday. The only love the blessed ever experienced was that of sisterly love, never romantic.  Children appeared on the first day of spring at the doorstep of the house they were destined to.  Education was not necessary, each child arrived ready for their destined role in the community and the coven believed that without the opportunity to further educate they were able to eradicate positions of power.

 

What The Blessed Coven did not know, was they were not blessed. They were cursed. The valley of the Blessed coven was where the girls who possessed the strongest magical skillset, the smartest intellectual capabilities and strongest willpower were banished. Believed by the outer worlds that women of great power would be the undoing of their system, all girls of the greatest potential are hunted in the winter and left in the valley for the rest of their days. Their magic suppressed, their minds numbed, their hearts vulnerable.

 

One spring four girls arrived at the same home. Each girl a different age but bonded in a way never seen before within the Blessed. As the years moved on and the girls became women, the peculiarity of their arrival was forgotten until the day that everything changed.

DANCE STYLES: Jazz, contemporary, lyrical, world dance, and erotic dance

CHARACTERS: There are 7 principle roles, 5 supporting roles and 23 chorus roles (please see below for principle and supporting role descriptions)

ABOUT THE PROGRAM:

The Production Class will run from June – October 2019.

FEES: This program is $125 a month as a payment plan or $500 in full. Due to the rehearsal structure of this program it is no longer a part of our membership structure but a standalone course.  Please be advised that no discount will be applied if you combine the program with other classes, but you will be charged at the same time and can use the same methods. Costume fees for this program are $200 each and will require students to outfit themselves in additional basics such as hosiery. All performers will require jazz slippers. Registration information will be collected at the audition.

REHEARSALS:
A rehearsal schedule will be released by April 20, 2019 Principle roles will begin rehearsing the last weekend of May. The chorus will begin June 13th, 2019. Rehearsals will end after the Victoria show on Thursdays and there will be some weekend rehearsing to prepare for the tour show in Vancouver. Dates for the tour will be confirmed and will likely be the weekend of October 18-20. At the audition students will be allowed to select how many dances they will be comfortable learning which will determine how they are cast and how much rehearsing will be required. Options will be 3 routines, 6 routines or 9 routines (please note this does not guarantee that you will get the requested amount). Rehearsals will take place Monday -Thursday evenings.

 

PLEASE NOTE: You will not be required for all rehearsals. We will release the rehearsal schedule prior to the audition so you can see how the schedule will work over the summer. Starting in September rehearsals will be Thursday evenings leading up to the show.

SHOWS AND TOUR: All those who participate in must be available for weekends from September 20th  to October 20th for shows and tours (with the exception of Thanksgiving). Dates will be released prior to the audition. This year we will be performing this show twice in Victoria as well as touring in Nanaimo and Vancouver.  Additionally, students who will be on holiday from September 1st – September 18th may not be placed in this program as the most important part of show preparation takes place at this time.

AUDITION / PROGRAM REQUIREMENTS

All those who wish to audition for this program must have completed one year of technique (or have relevant experience that you will need permission from one of the choreographers for). General audition requirements include a pirouette, knowledge of how to do a pas de bourre and a jete jump upon request (ie: we don’t have to show you how to do it- you already know how).

Ultimately this program is looking for a strong performance. We are looking for performers who stand out and know how to work a crowd. Intermediate dancers are absolutely encouraged to audition for this program as well as advanced.

 

This year we have both principle and supporting roles: Please be advised that casting will be done for the students most suitable for the roles based on technique and performance.

Principle roles are reserved for students who have participated in Passion and Performance’s Company, Jazz Technique 3, Lyrical/ Contemporary 2, Promo Crew or Faculty.

 

Supporting Roles are open to all students who have participated in Passion and Performance’s Company, Jazz Technique 2 or 3, Lyrical/ Contemporary 1 or 2, Promo Crew or Faculty

Please note that this is a rigorous program. Modifications to choreography will be limited.

AUDITION DETAILS:

CHORUS: Everyone must attend the chorus audition. This audition will take place from 1:30-3:00PM and will be run like a dance class. We will do a warm up, three styles of choreography instructed in groups and that’s it!

PRINCIPLES: Principle auditions will take place from 3:00-4:30 PM. All those auditioning will be instructed the same piece of choreography. We will then host 10 minute segments for each character where those auditioning for the part will execute the steps (as a group) interpreting it as the character. Students are welcome to audition for multiple roles. There will be call backs for principle roles to further explore partner dynamics on Friday, May 10th at 6:30 PM. Principles will be required to have strong acting skills and stage presence.

ROLES (IMPORTANT) Being in a routine does not mean they are dancing the whole time, they may be on stage or acting to carry the plot forward):

LOVE (Principle) Love is one of the four sisters in the show. Love is light, open and gentle. Love will require a strong acting background and a readiness to be emotionally vulnerable on stage. Love is in 3 feature routines and 10 routines total. To prepare to audition for this part please be familiar with this song: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=MvLeizd_Uz0

 

RESILIENCE: (Principle) Resilience is strong, powerful and commanding.  Resilience is a driving force of the plot line and will require a certain level of physical strength to handle the choreography. Resilience is in 5 feature routines and 11 routines total. To prepare to audition for this part please be familiar with this song: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=VpIhbDN58mA

 

FATE and KISMET: (Principle) Fate and Kismet will be often on stage together. Both of these roles will be exploring the concept of grief and mourning. It is strongly encouraged that students take into consideration the emotional requirements of this artistic exploration. Fate and Kismet are in 3 feature routines and 9 routines total. To prepare to audition for these parts please be familiar with this song: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=teiAySXM-WU

 

 

KNOWLEDGE: (Principle) Knowledge is the leading crone/witch who sets in motion breaking the curse and will become Resilience’s mentor. Knowledge is in 2 feature routines and 5 routines total. To prepare to audition for this part please be familiar with this song: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=3iZ9JRVmJ5o

 

 

HAVEN: (Principle) Haven is from the Winter Resistance and is a key player in Love’s storyline. Haven is Love’s love interest (and can be expressed in any gender identity).  Haven is in 4 feature routines and 7 routines total. To prepare to audition for this part please be familiar with this song: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=MvLeizd_Uz0

 

INTUITION & PERCEPTION: (Supporting) Intuition and Perception are a part of Knowledge’s coven.  They have 2 feature routines and can be placed in other routines as a chorus member based on the students interest. To prepare to audition for these parts please be familiar with this song: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=3iZ9JRVmJ5o

 

KEEN: (Supporting) Keen is the Winter Resistance Leader. She has 2 feature routines and can be placed in other routines as a chorus member based on the students interest. To prepare to audition for this part please be familiar with this song: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=qQRkQBYel2o

 

TEMPEST: (Supporting) Tempest is a part of the Winter Resistance and is a villain. She has 3 feature moments and can be placed in other routines as a chorus member based on the students interest. To prepare to audition for this part please be familiar with this song: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=qQRkQBYel2o

 

BOUNTY: (Supporting) Bounty is the Fall Resistance Leader. She has 2 feature routines and can be placed in other routines as a chorus member based on the students interest. To prepare to audition for this part please be familiar with this song: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=83eTbLzmZzo

FERVENT:  (Supporting) Fervent is the Summer Resistance Leader. Her routines are highly erotic and will require someone comfortable with this style. She has 3 feature routines and can be placed in other routines as a chorus member based on the students interest. To prepare to audition for this part please be familiar with this song: MUSIC COMING SOON!!

If you have any questions please feel free to email us at info@passionandperformance.com or call our studio during office hours Monday- Thursday 11:00-8;00 PM.