Audition for a creation process
Application Dateline : Sunday August 11, 2019
How to apply
Click on any of the “Register” buttons and fill out the registration form.
About the registration form
Make sure your CV is correctly attached to the form.
Make sure the option “Diego Alvarez Audition” is selected in the form.
Pay the audition fee CRC6000 (USD10) before August 11, 2019.
Before applying, please also consider:
You must be physically present for the audition in San José, Costa Rica on Tuesday August 13, 2019 in order to be considered for the creation process. We do not accept video auditions.
Selected dancers for the creation process with Diego Alvarez must attend to every single regular rehearsal, tech rehearsal at the theater and performance without any excuse. Therefore, we expect any personal, working, or academic situation to be properly resolved.
Audition : Tuesday, August 13, 2019. Teatro de la danza. 09:00 AM
Rehearsals: From September 2 to 12. Monday through Friday from 15:00 to 18:00. At Centro de Artes Promenade.
Tech rehearsal: September 13, 2019 From 08:00 to 10:00 at Teatro de la Danza.
Performances: From September 13 to 15, 2019. At Teatro de la danza.
ENSIMISMADOS will pay the 5 selected dancers for the creation process a total amount of USD1860. And they will be distributed in the following way:
Participation in ENSIMISMADOS workshops:
***(No accommodation included)
David Zambrano………….USD 950
Akram Khan Cia………….USD 500
Acrobatic Movement….…...USD 20
Theater improvisation…. USD 20
Money in cash
CRC 200000 (aprox USD330)
***Distributed among rehearsals and performances
IMPORTANT: Consider that if you already paid the participation fee for any of the ENSIMISMADOS 2019 workshops, and you turn out to be one of the selected dancers for the creation process with Diego Alvarez; Then, the ENSIMISMADOS production will reimburse you the TOTAL amount of your payment (Since this should be part of the payment to the selected dancers).
after applying, please also consider:
Your registration will be complete only after you pay the audition fee (CRC6000 / USD 10). And this must be done before August 11, 2019.
Selected dancers will be sent a contract with more details on payment, benefits and responsibilities with this project.
about the choreographer
Diego Alvarez Sanou
Graduated from “El Barco” contemporary dance Conservatory in Costa Rica. Currently, dances for Milan Tomasik & co. (Slovenia-Slovakia) and he has worked prestigious international companies and choreographers such as “Ultima vez / Win Vandekeybus” (Belgium), Anton Lachky (Slovakia-Belgium).
He is also the co-founder of Colectivo Cla and Tres Hermanos project.
About this creation process for Ensimismados
Regarding this particular project I will start with this quote:
"Love me or hate me, both are in my favor...If you love me, I'll always be in your heart...If you hate me, I'll always be in your mind." by William Shakespeare.
This creation process will be dominated by physicality and movement. We will create choreographic material based on individual and group dynamics; therefore, participants must be flexible to work and create movement by working together with the other dancers.
One of the major goals while creating movement is to find the link between emotion and form.
We will research movement extensively: creating movement, deconstructing it, and reconstructing it until we finally get the quality/form/emotion of the resulting piece.
These 2 weeks, we will work intensively (physically and mentally) on creation, hence this project is very demanding and challenging for the body.