Jillina Presents The Bellydance Evolution Residency Program (Online Casting)!
This is an exciting online casting to cast supporting and featured dancers for the Bellydance Evolution Show.
- Twelve (12) Female Oriental dancers
- Four (4) Female Tribal Fusion dancers
- One 1 (Male) Tribal Fusion dancer
to perform in the BDE Show. Applicants will learn either an “Oriental” and/or “Tribal” choreography that will be submitted to BDE. If you feel you are good at both Oriental and Tribal and want to audition in both categories you can learn both choreography’s and upload both an Oriental and Tribal video. There is also an optional “Featured Role” choreography you can submit in addition to the Oriental and Tribal choreographies.
Once you learn the choreography, you will need to film yourself performing it along with a 2-3 minute solo routine of your own style.
- Solo performance must NOT exceed 3 minutes (This can be any footage you want to use).
- BDE choreography must be on the same video clip directly after the solo performance.
You can use any footage for your solo performance, but you must be able to edit your separate videos into one (1) complete video clip. If you apply in both categories, then you will upload two (2) audition videos (Oriental & Tribal). The “Featured Role” video should be a separate video as well.
All dancers (including non-local dancers) are also welcome to apply, but they will be responsible for their own airfare/travel and accommodations.
Selected dancers will receive the dance assignments and instructional materials approximately 4-6 weeks prior to the performance. They must learn all the assignments ahead of time and submit videos for feedback from the directors. Dancers MUST also be available for 5 days of intensive training – 8+ hours per day (Usually 1 week before the 1st performance).
In addition to being part of the BDE Show, the Winners will also be invited to attend any of the workshops during the festival week as Bellydance Evolution’s guest.
All submitted videos will be privately uploaded to the Bellydance Evolution website. Only the Bellydance Evolution directors will be able to view the videos to make their selections. Once the dancers are chosen, their videos will be posted publicly on the Bellydance Evolution website.
- Must be at least 18 years old to enter.
- Must submit your video before the casting closing date.
- Submission videos must be one video clip with both performances edited together.
- Personal solo performance clip must be less then 3 minutes and be edited into one clip with the BDE audition choreography.
- Chosen dancers are responsible for all their own travel and accommodation expenses.
- Chosen dancers will receive free tuition to all festival workshops not conflicting with scheduled rehearsals.
- Chosen dancers must be available for scheduled rehearsals the week prior to the 1st performance. Rehearsal week will consist of intensive training of at least 8+ hours per day.
- Bellydance Evolution will provide all the troupe costumes for cast. You may be asked to provide certain items for the show.
- Chosen dancers will be responsible for all alterations (i.e. adding hooks and snaps) to their troupe costumes.
- There will be no monetary compensation for rehearsals but you will receive $75 for the 1st performance and $50 for each additional performance (If there are more then one).
- The casting is for the local festival only, not for the permanent touring company.
- Rehearsal videos of the show choreography will be provided to you before rehearsals start. Participants must learn all choreography material provided to them via video PRIOR to rehearsal week. You will also be required to film yourself dancing these routines and submit them to the BDE directors for feedback prior to the rehearsal week.
- Chosen dancers must be willing to perform as a supporting member of the troupe, even if they are not cast as a soloist.
- Due to the high physical & mental demand for this production and rehearsal schedule, dancers may be cut from all or part of the show if they are not capable of executing the choreography to the standards of Bellydance Evolution.
- Cash compensation for each performance.
- International exposure on the Bellydance Evolution website, social media sites and publications.
- Opportunity for future involvement in Bellydance Evolution shows & festivals.
- Free tuition for Bellydance Evolution workshops.
- Intensive training with the directors & the BDE cast.
- The opportunity to perform with some of the top artists in the field of Middle Eastern dance & music.
We are excited to have you as part of this great experience. We appreciate your enthusiasm & positive attitude. We want to keep this a safe & positive environment, so please understand that any negative talk, gossip or other unprofessional behavior will not be tolerated and will result in elimination from the contest and show.
BDE choreography is not allowed to be performed/filmed/posted online outside of the BDE show, unless approved in advance by Jillina.
Submission fee is $60 & nonrefundable.
(You will have 60 days from the time you pay the fee to apply for any competition. But you must upload your video before the casting deadlines.)