While we wait for auditoriums to open up for bigger shows, Boston Bollywood will be conducting a mini virtual show this summer! The show will be conducted in an outdoor location to ensure that COVID-19 safety guidelines are followed. This virtual show will be a collection of video projects that dancers can sign up for!
Choreographers must audition 45-60 second long pieces. Dancers will be allowed to participate in pieces by audition only. Please read the following carefully before sending an email to firstname.lastname@example.org with any questions.
Choreographer Audition Deadline: April 13th Choreographer Audition Results: April 26th
Dancer Signup: Rehearsal schedule will be announced a few days following April 26th. Choreographers will conduct classes ($5 to signup for the class) for their pieces in the week from May 3rd through May 9th. They will teach the first 20-30 seconds of their choreography over zoom. The classes will be 45 minutes long.
Dancers interested in signing up for the choreographer's video project must send a video of them doing the choreography to the best of their ability directly to the choreographer within 24 hours of finishing the zoom class. Details on how to send that video will be shared in the class.
Choreographers will select up to 12 dancers for their pieces. We will allow a maximum piece size of 9 to ensure social distancing.
Dancers selected to signup for the pieces will be sent links to purchase spots ($45/piece -- does not include costume) on the piece along with a dancer contract. Dancers will not be allowed to attend rehearsals without signing the dancer contract.
Maximum number of pieces a dancer is allowed to signup is 5.
Special note: Dancers who are not interested in being a part of the final video and who want to learn the choreography may attend the second rehearsal of the dance by paying an extra $5 for the second rehearsal.
Individual rehearsals for pieces will start on May 10th
2 weekly 45-minute long rehearsals will be conducted over zoom
2 1-hour long rehearsals will be conducted in person (choreographers will be in charge of organizing these based on availability of dancers at a location either in Cambridge OR in Natick/Framingham OR in a location suited to most dancers in the group. Boston Bollywood will pay for the studio rental.)
Show weekend: June 12th: 3-7:30 PM Venue: TBD (Either Cambridge or Natick -- will be shared closer to show date. Please ensure you are able to arrange transportation for either cities before signing up for the piece).
Each piece will be allocated 20 minutes of shoot time
Each piece will be given about 4-5 takes (one of which must be a continuous take for the audience to watch and cheer!)
Audience members may watch the entire show or only show up for their individual shoots
To ensure COVID-19 safety guidelines, anyone who is not participating in the shoot will not be allowed to attend
Dancers not actively dancing must wear face coverings throughout the duration of the shoot/show
There will be NO changing rooms near the venue. Hence, there will be one base costume for all the dances. Choreographers may decide to add layers (jackets, gloves, extra bottom layering like skirts, pants, shorts, shoes, etc.) on top of the base costume to make it more appealing for their songs
Female identified dancers are expected to own black leggings and a plain black tank top
Male identified dancers are expected to own black pants/bottoms and a plain black tank top / t-shirt
Choreographers will share with the dancers what extra costume layers dancers will be required to source from their closets or purchase (not exceeding $25/piece)
The videos will be released on a weekly basis on Boston Bollywood's Instagram, Facebook and YouTube channels starting the week of June 21st
Boston Bollywood will share the exact video release schedule in the week leading up to the show/shoot weekend
Each video project's team members will get the following deliverables from Boston Bollywood
Boston Bollywood will share an exact release schedule for the above deliverable for each team
Dancers must allow Boston Bollywood to share the above deliverables on Boston Bollywood's social media before sharing the deliverables to their own Social Media